Kyle Schwarber and Carl Edwards Jr. will get to showcase their stuff on minor league baseball's biggest stage during the All-Star break.
Schwarber and Edwards will represent the Cubs in the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game Sunday, July 12th in Cincinnati, two nights before the MLB All-Star Game. The event is a collection of the top young talent in the game squaring off against each other, with 13 former first-round picks and four more players selected in the Compensation Round.
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Both Schwarber and Edwards will be on the U.S. roster. Desi Wilson, the hitting coach for the Cubs' Double-A affiliate in Tennessee, will be a part of the U.S. coaching staff.
Kris Bryant and Javier Baez represented the Cubs in the Futures Game last season, with Baez hitting a home run for the World Team.
Schwarber just got his first taste of The Show last week, hitting .364 with a .982 OPS and six RBI in six games as a designated hitter/catcher.
Schwarber is listed as a catcher on the Futures Game roster, only one of two backstops (the other is Dodgers Double-A catcher Kyle Farmer).
Edwards had been a starting pitcher his entire career, but the Cubs moved him to the bullpen this season in an effort to save his arm after he was hampered by shoulder issues in 2014.
The 23-year-old righty is 2-2 with a 2.86 ERA, 1.183 WHIP and 12.5 K/9 over 20 appearances - 13 with Double-A Tennessee and seven with Triple-A Iowa.