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BRIEF: Detroit Tigers prospects Steven Moya, Jake Thompson selected for MLB All-Star Futures Game

June 25, 2014

By Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press



June 25--Detroit Tigers outfield prospect Steven Moya and pitching prospect Jake Thompson were selected on Tuesday to represent the organization in the 2014 MLB All-Star Futures Game.

The game is an annual exhibition hosted by MLB on the Sunday before the All-Star Game to expose the game's biggest and brightest prospects. The format is U.S. prospects vs. World prospects.

Moya, 22, has 16 home runs and 50 RBIs for Double-A Erie. He is hitting .260.

The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Puerto Rico-born Moya will play for the World team.

Thompson, 20, was the Tigers' second round pick out of high school in 2012. He has posted a 2.43 ERA in 13 starts with High-A Lakeland this season, and has recorded a strikeout-per-inning.

Thompson is ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the Tigers' organization by Baseball Prospectus. Moya is ranked No. 8.

The MLB All-Star Futures Game is on Sunday, July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Contact Anthony Fenech: afenech@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @anthonyfenech.

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