Royals prospect Fletcher in Rising Stars Game

KANSAS CITY, MO (November 1, 2012) — The Arizona Fall League has announced that Royals’ minor league outfielder Brian Fletcher will represent the West Division in the league’s Rising Stars Game on Saturday, November 3. 

Fletcher, 24, was the Royals 18th-round selection in 2010 and currently plays for the Surprise Saguaros.  He combined to hit .272 with 26 doubles and 15 home runs in 132 games with Wilmington (High A) and Northwest Arkansas (AA) in 2012.

The Rising Stars game, scheduled for this Saturday at 7 p.m. CT at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., will be nationally televised by the MLB Network and online via MLB.com (MLB.TV).  In addition, Sirius/XM will offer the action to a national radio audience.  Scouting and farm directors from every Major League organization, in consultation with Fall League Director Steve Cobb and his baseball personnel staff, selected the players for the seventh-annual showcase.