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Naylor, Quantrill, Soroka named to Futures Game

(Photo: L-R, Josh Naylor, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill)

OTTAWA- Canadians Josh Naylor (Mississauga, ON), Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, ON) and Mike Soroka (Calgary, AB), all Junior National Team alums, have been named to the “World Roster” for the annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, which will be played on Sunday, July 9th (4pm ET) at Marlins Park in Miami as part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star weekend.

MLB Network will exclusively televise and will live stream the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.

Naylor, Soroka and Quantrill were among 25 players named to the World Roster that will take on the US squad with both rosters featuring the next crop of MLB stars. Both rosters were revealed on MLB Network’s “MLB Central Live” earlier today.

Three Canadians set to participate in the contest is the highest total since 2009 when Tyson Gillies, Brett Lawrie, Rene Tosoni and Nick Weglarz represented Canada.

Naylor, 20, was a 2015 first round draft selection (12th overall) of the Miami Marlins before being dealt to the San Diego Padres in July 2016. The first baseman is hitting .298/.365/.447 with 7 home runs and 41 RBI with lake Elsinore in the Advanced-A California League. Earlier this month, he participated in the California League All-Star Game where he went 1-for-4 as the Designated Hitter. Naylor joined the Junior National Team program in 2012 as a 15 year old and represented Canada at three different WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cups (2012, 2013 and 2015) where he helped Canada win a silver medal in 2012. At the 2015 World Cup in Japan, he led the tournament with three home runs and was named to the tournament’s All-Star team. He is the #13 prospect in the Padres’ system according to

Quantrill, 22, was a 2016 first round draft selection (8th overall) of the San Diego Padres out of Stanford University. He’s currently a teammate of Naylor’s with Lake Elsinore in the A-Advanced California League where he owns a 5-5 record with a 3.59 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched. He was also named a California League All-Star. Quantrill spent three years (2011-2013) with the Junior National Team program where he helped Canada to back-to-back silver medals, first in 2011 at the U-18 Pan Am Championships in Cartagena, Colombia that was followed by a second place performance at the IBAF 18U Baseball World Cup in Seoul, Korea. Quantrill is the #2 prospect in the Padres’ system according to

Soroka, 19, was a 2015 first round draft selection (28th overall) of the Atlanta Braves and is currently a member of Double-A Mississippi in the Southern League. The right-handed starter leads the league with a 9-3 record while his 2.18 ERA and 0.99 WHIP stand as third best among eligible hurlers. Soroka was a Southern League All-Star earlier this month and was ranked 65th on’s Top 100 preseason prospects list. The Calgary native was a member of the Junior National Team program in 2014 and 2015 and helped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2014 U-18 Pan Am Championships in La Paz, Mexico.

With Naylor being a second-time Futures Game participant, Soroka and Quantrill are set to become the 31st and 32nd Canadians to participate in the annual contest that began in 1999.

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game rosters can be found here.

All-time Canadian Futures Game participants:

Futures Game Participants (1999-2017)
First Last Year Team
Phillippe Aumont 2008 Mariners
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
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 - no represenative