Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson, who plays pro baseball for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization, was named to play in the All-Star Futures Game as a member of the U.S. roster.
The game will to be held on Sunday, July 14 at Citi Field in New York as part of the All-Star festivities. Game time is 11 a.m. (PT) and will be televised on ESPN2 and MLB.com. XM Radio Channel 89 will broadcast the game.
Pederson, who owns a career .309 minor league batting average, was drafted in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft.
He's appeared in 272 minor league games as of Wednesday and has 40 home runs, 169 RBI and 73 stolen bases.
Pederson went 2 for 4 with a walk and stole a base in the Lookout's 4-3 loss to the Montgomery Biscuits on Wednesday.
Current Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig opened the season as Pederson's teammate in Chattanooga.
"I like his swing, it's smooth and it stays in the strike zone," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com "He's got great baseball instincts. I like his makeup, the whole thing. He gets good jumps in the outfield. Our guys think he probably tracks the ball better than anybody we've got."
Pederson has played in the Arizona Fall League and the World Baseball Classic qualifier and is considered the Dodgers' No. 3 prospect.