Fletcher to represent KC in Rising Stars Game

Fletcher to represent KC in Rising Stars Game

Fletcher to represent KC in Rising Stars Game
KANSAS CITY -- Outfielder Brian Fletcher will be the Royals' representative in the Arizona Fall League's seventh annual Rising Stars Game on Saturday at Scottsdale, Ariz.

Fletcher, 24, batted a combined .272 with 15 home runs this year in 132 games for Class A Wilmington and Double-A Northwest Arkansas. For the Surprise Saguaros in the AFL, he has a .159 (7-for-44) average in 13 games. He is ranked by MLB.com as the Royals' No. 17 prospect.

The game, at 7 p.m. CT on Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, will be televised online by MLB.com and by MLB Network. Players were selected by scouting and farm directors from every Major League team in consultation with league director Steve Cobb and his staff.