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Rising Stars rosters announced

News from the Brewers:
The rosters for the first ever Rising Stars Game presented by West Bend, the Silver Lining, at Miller Park were announced today and include some of the best and brightest Minor League talent in the Brewers system. 
The Rising Stars Game will take place at Miller Park on Saturday, April 2 with a 3:10 p.m. first-pitch.  
The afternoon will also be the public debut of the new Miller Park high-definition scoreboard.
The “Blue Team” will be managed by Don Money, who is in his third season of manager of the Triple A Nashville Sounds of the Pacific Coast League. Players on the Blue Team include:
- Kentrail Davis, Fifth-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America, 39th overall selection (first supplemental round) in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft
- Khris Davis, Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star in 2010
- Eric Farris, Seventh-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America 
- Mike Fiers, named Florida State League postseason All-Star in 2010
- Kyle Heckathorn, ninth-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America
- Hunter Morris, best power hitter in Brewers organization according to Baseball America, 2010 fourth-round draft pick, fourth-round selection in the 2010 First Year Player Draft
- Sergio Miranda, named Florida State League midseason and postseason All-Star in 2010 
- Amaury Rivas, named Southern League All-Star in 2010, 10th-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America 
- Cody Scarpetta, Second-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America
- Zelous Wheeler, best infield arm in Brewers organization according to Baseball America
The “White Team” will be managed by Matt Erickson, who is entering his first season as manager of the Class A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Midwest League. Some of the players on Erickson’s squad include: 
Scooter Gennett, 2009 16th Round Draft Pick, Midwest League midseason and postseason All-Star team, Fourth-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America
- Caleb Gindl, Florida State League midseason and postseason All-Star in 2009
- Taylor Green, 2007 Brewers Minor League Player of the Year
- Cody Hawn, 2010 Sixth Round Draft Pick and 2010 Pioneer League All-Star
- Erik Komatsu, 2010 Brewers Minor League Player of the Year
- Martin Maldonado, named best defensive catcher in the organization according to Baseball America
- Wily Peralta, Third-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America
- Austin Ross, Member of Louisiana State University’s 2009 National Championship team
- Tyler Thornburg, Sixth-best organizational prospect according to Baseball America, third-round selection in the 2010 First Year Player Draft
All players on the rosters are subject to change.
Players from the “White Team” will sign autographs on the field from 1:05 – 1:45 p.m. on Saturday while the “Blue Team” will sign from 1:50 – 2:30 p.m.
Both team managers and select players will be available to the media on Friday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Media Interview Room at Miller Park prior to a 6 p.m. workout for both teams. The workout is closed to the public.
Each team will wear custom designed jerseys. Following the game, the players will autograph their game jersey, which will be entered into a jersey raffle with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Brewers Community Foundation. Kids 16 and under will be able to run the bases after the game.
All fans in attendance will be entered into a random seat drawing and four lucky fans will win the opportunity to sit in either the dugout or bullpen and experience the game from a unique vantage point for an entire inning.
The Rising Stars Game presented by West Bend, the Silver Lining will take place two days prior to the Brewers Home Opener and will give fans the first opportunity to see Miller Park’s brand new scoreboard. 
Tickets for the game are on sale now. All reserved seats are $10 and may be purchased at the Miller Park ticket office, by calling the Brewers Ticket office at 414-902-4000, or online at brewers.com/risingstars. Parking is $8 per car and the parking lots will open at noon. The Miller Park gates will open two hours prior to first pitch (1:00 p.m.).
Here are the complete rosters:
BREWERS’ WHITE TEAM
(Home Team)
         # PLAYER
CATCHERS 20 Garfield, Cameron
        35 Maldonado, Martin
 
   
1B/DH 33 Halton, Sean
        29 Hawn, Cody
   
Mid INF 10 Gennett, Scooter
          6
Rivera, Yadiel
        17 Shaw, Nick
   
3B          11 Green, Taylor
          1 Dykstra, Cutter
   
OF’ers 27 Gindl, Caleb
        13 Komatsu, Erik
         3 Allison, Kenny
   
Utility 25 Vucinich, Shea
   
PITCHERS         37 Miller, Matt
        41 Peralta, Wily
        50 Hinton, Robert
        39 Merklinger, Dan
        38 Ross, Austin
        47 Thornburg, Tyler
   
STAFF 24 MGR – Erickson, Matt
        40 Pit – Hook, Chris
        31 Coach – Rhodes, Dusty
          Trainer – Paxson, Jeff
BREWERS’ BLUE TEAM 
(Visiting Team)
                          # PLAYER
CATCHERS 15 Roberts, Tyler
                28 Neda, Rafael
 
   
1B/DH          8 Davis, Khris
                14 Morris, Hunter
   
Mid INF         23 Wheeler, Zelous
                 2 Farris, Eric
                 5 George, Carlos
   
3B                 18 Walker, Mike
 
   
OF’ers         32 Davis, Kentrail
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bsp;            30 Richardson, D’Vontrey
                 9 Haydel, Lee
                26 Keen, Reggie
   
Utility         16 Miranda, Sergio
   
PITCHERS        36 Hand, Donovan
                48 Fiers, Mike
                45 Scarpetta, Cody
                43 Rivas, Amaury
                46 Heckathorn, Kyle
                49 Nelson, Jimmy
   
Staff Name
                         7 MGR – Money, Don
                        22 Pit. – Tunnell, Lee
                21 Coach – Williams, Reggie
                        Trainer – Neville, Frank
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