June 27, 2009 - Southern League (SL) - Carolina Mudcats
Zebulon, NC --- Carolina Mudcats outfielder Chris Heisey has been chosen to play in the 2009 Futures Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 12th.
Heisey, who is one of two Cincinnati Reds minor league players selected for the distinguished honor, has led the Southern League batting race for several weeks with a .347 average, while also within the top five of the league in a multitude of other offensive categories. Heisey is fourth in home runs (13), first in hits (94), second in on-base percentage (.426), first in slugging (.572), second in extra base hits (33), and first in runs scored (54).
The Futures Game rosters are selected by Baseball America, the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com and all 30 major league clubs. Every major league organization must be represented by at least one player, but no club is allowed to send more than two. Cincinnati's other representative is Juan Carlos Sulbaran, who is 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA over nine starts with the Low-A Dayton Dragons of the Midwest League. The game will pit the U.S. Futures Stars against the Futures Stars of the World.
Former Mudcats who have also appeared in the Futures Game are Jeremy Hermida, Rick Vanden Hurk, Jesus Delgado, among others.