Rondon to replace injured Correa in Futures Game
Right-handed hitter batting .333 with 17 extra-base hits for Class A Inland Empire
Jose Rondon is getting a shot on a major stage. Rondon, the Angels' No. 5 prospect, has been named to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game as an injury replacement for Astros prospect Carlos Correa. Rondon, a shortstop, is batting .333 with 17 extra-base hits this season for Class A Inland Empire.
A native of Venezuela, Rondon had never played above Rookie level before this season. The 20-year-old batted .293 last season for Orem in the Rookie-level Pioneer League, and he stole 13 bases in 68 games. Rondon is a career .299 hitter with a .352 on-base percentage in the Minors.
Rondon, who hits right-handed, has primarily played shortstop but has also seen some time at third base in the Minor Leagues. Rondon has just two home runs in 228 games in the Minors.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.