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Posey picked for AFL Rising Stars Showcase

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By Robert Hydrick - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Leesburg's Buster Posey has been picked for another big all-star game.

The San Francisco Giants prized catching prospect will play in the Arizona Fall League Rising Stars game in Phoenix on Sunday.

The game matches the top prospects from all major league teams who have been playing in the Arizona Fall League.

Former Georgia relief pitcher Josh Fields, now with Seattle, has also been selected along Braves pitching prospects Mike Minor and Craig Kimbrel.

Former Brave Tommy Hanson threw three hitless innings in last year's Rising Stars showcase.

Other major leaguers who have played in this game include Posey's good friend Gordon Beckham of the Chicago White Sox, Yankees' Phil Hughes and Braves infielder Yunel Escobar.

The game starts at eight eastern and will be televised by the MLB network.

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