OTTAWA – Two-time Junior National Team Most Valuable Player (2017, 2018) Bo Naylor (Mississauga, ON) has been named to the American League roster for the Futures Game that will take place at Coors Field in Colorado on Sunday, July 11th (3PM ET).
The contest features some of the brightest prospects in all of baseball and can be seen live on MLB Network and MLB.com.
Naylor, 21, was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the first round (29th overall) of the 2018 MLB Draft and is currently playing with their Double-A affiliate in Akron.
He is set to become the 34th player to represent Canada in the Futures Game since its inception in 1999 with a list that includes former MLB All-Stars Russell Martin, Justin Morneau, Michael Saunders, Mike Soroka and Joey Votto along with his brother, Josh, who played in the contest in 2016 and 2017.
In 2009, when the Futures Game took place at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, a record four players represented Canada including game MVP Rene Tosoni (Port Coquitlam, BC) along with Tyson Gillies (Vancouver, BC), Brett Lawrie (Langley, BC) and Nick Weglarz (Stevensville, ON).
All-time Canadian representatives in Futures Game:
Phillippe Aumont 2008 - Mariners
Jordan Balazovic 2019 - Twins
Erik Bedard 2001, 2002 - Orioles
Jeff Francis 2004 - Rockies
Tyson Gillies 2009 - Mariners
Rich Harden 2003 - A's
Shawn Hill 2003 - Expos
George Kottaras 2006 - Padres
Pierre-Luc LaForest 1999 - Devil Rays
Brett Lawrie 2009, 2010 - Brewers
Jordan Lennerton 2013 - Tigers
Kyle Lotzkar 2012 - Reds
Adam Loewen 2005 - Orioles
Trystan Magnuson 2010 - Blue Jays
Scott Mathieson 2005 - Phillies
Russell Martin 2005 - Dodgers
Chris Mears 1999 - Mariners
Justin Morneau 2002, 2004 - Twins
Aaron Myette 1999, 2000 - White Sox
Bo Naylor 2021 - Indians
Josh Naylor 2016, 2017 - Marlins, Padres
Ntema Ndungidi 2000 - Orioles
Tyler O'Neill 2016 - Mariners
James Paxton 2011 - Mariners
Dalton Pompey 2014 - Blue Jays
Cal Quantrill 2017 - Padres
Michael Saunders 2007 - Mariners
Mike Soroka 2017 - Braves
Scott Thorman 2003 - Braves
Rene Tosoni 2009 - Twins
Phillippe Valiquette 2010 - Reds
Jimmy Van Ostrand 2007 - Astros
Joey Votto 2006, 2007 - Reds
Nick Weglarz 2009 - Indians
*2015 & 2018 - no representative