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Watch top prospect Joc Pederson in the AAA All-Star Game tonight

Leading Dodger outfield prospect Joc Pederson and his Pacific Coast League compatriots will take on the best of the International League in tonight's Triple-A All-Star Game in Durham, North Carolina.

Joc Pederson in last years Futures Game
Joc Pederson in last years Futures Game

The two days following Major League Baseball's All-Star Game are widely regarded as the quietest time in sports, but there is still televised baseball - and hot Dodgers prospect Joc Pederson - to be seen tonight, this time originating from Durham, North Carolina, this year's host of the Triple-A All-Star Game, starting at 4:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time.

This exhibition game pits the best of the Pacific Coast League against the top players in the International League, the two leagues that comprise the AAA, or highest, level of Minor League Baseball.

Pederson, currently a member of the Albuquerque Isotopes, starts for the PCL and will bat second. Those interested in observing his center-field glove should note that he is starting defensively in right field. No other Isotope player made the squad, but Albuquerque pitching coach Glenn Dishman is an official coach for the team.

Old friends Wilson "Boom Boom" Betemit, a member of the host Durham Bulls who are the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and Ivan De Jesus, Jr. of the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles), start for the IL. The former serves as the designated hitter, while the latter will take the field at shortstop.

Starting Lineups

PCL All-Stars IL All-Stars
CF Paulo Orlando
CF Ezequiel Carrera
RF Joc Pederson
2B Jose Pirela
SS Chris Taylor
RF Steven Souza
1B Mike Jacobs 1B Jesus Aguilar
C Francisco Peña
DH Wilson Betemit
DH Allen Dykstra
LF Mikie Mahtook
2B Nick Franklin
3B Philip Gosselin
LF Shane Peterson C Jhonatan Solano
3B Gabriel Noriega
SS Ivan De Jesus, Jr.
P Elih Villanueva
P Liam Hendricks
Location: Durham, NC
Time: 4:00 P.M. PT
TV: MLB Network, MiLB.TV