HUNTSVILLE, ALA. – The Huntsville Stars' second baseman has been showcasing his talent all over the Southern League this year. On July 11th, Brett Lawrie will get to show that talent to the world as he has been selected to represent the Milwaukee Brewers and join the World Team in the 2010 XM Futures Game in Anaheim.
Lawrie is hitting .301 (86-for-286) with six home runs, 19 doubles, and a Southern League-leading 10 triples with Huntsville in 2010. The second baseman continues to top the Southern League leader boards, entering the second half of the season. He is first in at bats (286), hits (86), total bases (143) and triples (10). He's second in extra-base hits (35) only to the National League Marlins' Mike Stanton, who got called up back on June 8. He has played in all but one game this year, putting him second in that category as well. Lawrie has gotten on-base safely in 23 of his last 26 games.
This will be Lawrie's second year on the prospect-filled roster in the XM Futures Game. Last year, he went 1-for-3 with a double and a run as the designated hitter on the World Team. The Brewers' current starting shortstop Alcides Escobar was also on that roster.
Lawrie was drafted in the first round (16th overall) of the 2008 First Year Player Draft by the Brewers, the highest that a Canadian position player has ever been drafted. He was a member of the Canadian Junior National Team that competed in the 2008 World Junior Baseball Championship. He was also selected to join the Canadian national squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics and again for the 2009 World Baseball Classic.
Rosters for the 2010 Southern League All-Star Game at Joe Davis Stadium will be announced at the end of the month. For more information, visit www.huntsvillestars.com.