Bonifacio, Dozier tabbed to play in MLB Futures Game

Royals prospects Jorge Bonifacio and Hunter Dozier will play in the Futures Game in San Diego.

Joe Camporeale

Two top Royals prospects will participate in the 2016 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game leading into All-Star week, the team announced Tuesday.

Outfielder Jorge Bonifacio (World Team) and third baseman Hunter Dozier (Team USA) were selected for the game, which is scheduled for Sunday, July 10, at PETCO Park in San Diego.

This will be the first Futures Game appearance for both players.

Bonifacio, 23, was originally signed by the Royals as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2009. He is batting .299 with 15 doubles, six triples and 12 homers at Triple-A Omaha this season. He ranks fourth in the Pacific Coast League with 147 total bases and is tied for seventh in triples and tied for eighth in RBIs (51). He’s been a Texas League (Double-A) All-Star each of the last two seasons, being named the game’s MVP in 2015.

Dozier, 24, was Kansas City’s first-round selection (eighth overall) in 2013. He has split this season between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Omaha, and is hitting .301 with 22 doubles, 15 homers and 44 RBIs in 73 games between the two stops. His 37 extra-base hits are tied for 10th among all minor league players this season, while his 150 total bases are tied for 12th. Dozier was named the Wilmington (A-Advanced) Player of the Year in 2014 and selected as a member of the All-Prospect Team in the Arizona Fall League that season.

Major League Baseball, in conjunction with, Baseball America and the 30 MLB clubs, selected the 25 players currently on each team. Each big-league organization is represented and players from all full-season minor leagues were eligible to be selected.