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Previewing Saturday’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League

Nov 5, 2011, 3:54 PM EDT


Not interested in tonight’s big college football game between LSU and Alabama? Fortunately there’s also some baseball on the tube. Some of the game’s best prospects will be on hand for tonight’s Rising Stars Game in the Arizona Fall League, which will be broadcast live on MLB Network and at 8 p.m. ET.

The main attraction will be 2010 No. 1 overall pick Bryce Harper, who has made a mockery of AFL pitching in recent days, but tonight’s game is also a showcase for the first two picks of this year’s First-Year Player Draft. The hard-throwing Gerrit Cole, who was selected first overall by the Pirates in June, will make the start for the East team while Mariners prospect left-hander Danny Hultzen gets the call for the West.

Below are your lineups for tonight. Some other names of note include Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout and Royals’ prospect outfielder Wil Myers.

Rising Stars East lineup: RF – Robbie Grossman (Pirates), CF – Mike Trout (Angels), SS – Junior Lake (Cubs), 3B – Nolan Arenado (Rockies), DH – Bryce Harper (Nationals), C – Derek Norris (Nationals), 1B – Ben Paulsen (Rockies), 2B – Brian Dozier (Twins), LF – Tim Wheeler (Rockies)

Rising Stars West lineup: CF – Kevin Mattison (Marlins), SS – Nick Franklin (Mariners), RF – Wil Myers (Royals), 3B – Mike Olt (Rangers) , DH – Michael Choice (Athletics), 1B – Joey Terdoslavich, LF (Braves) – Jaff Decker (Padres), C – Christian Bethancourt (Braves), 2B – Christian Colon (Royals)

  1. firedude7160 - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    Bruce Harper (Nationals)

    That pesky “Y” and “U” typo rears it’s ugly head

    • D.J. Short - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:03 PM

      Haha, my bad.

      • D.J. Short - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:05 PM

        On the bright side, I did have it right at the beginning.

      • firedude7160 - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM

        Haha I have a theory that his name was supposed to be Bruce and,and after they spelled it wrong on his birth certificate, his parents decided to just go with it

  2. dannomac21 - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:02 PM

    i dont know about the rest of you guys…but i think bruce harper outshines bryce in this one.

    • D.J. Short - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:07 PM

      Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    Lot of talent in this game. Always fun to see who pans out.

  4. Kyle - Nov 5, 2011 at 4:28 PM

    Some pretty impressive lineups. As an M’s fan I’m be excited to see how Hultzen throws.

  5. Old Gator - Nov 5, 2011 at 6:55 PM

    Designatedhitterball. Yawn.

  6. dondada10 - Nov 5, 2011 at 7:54 PM

    Where’s Juan Osvaldo Lagares?

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