For Immediate Release:
The REX are pleased to announce former REX player, Tony Rosselli
, has been selected to play for the WBSC All Star team for the Asian Winter League starting November 22, 2017. Rosselli, while playing for the REX this past season after graduating at Indiana State University, signed a contract with the United Shore Baseball League in Utica, Michigan. REX Field manager, Tyler Wampler, said "We are extremely proud of Tony playing in the Asia Winter league. The REX is all about developing and advancing players to the next level, and Tony is a product of what the REX and the Prospect League promotes."
Rosselli played 25 games for the Utica Unicorns under Manager Jim Essian hitting .203 with 5 HRs 25 rbi. Essian, former Cubs manager said "We are delighted that Tony has been invited to play on the World Baseball All-Star team competing in Taiwan this year. I was fortunate to sign Tony to play in the USPBL for 2017. He displayed unique skills in hitting, hitting for power, fielding, throwing and running. We wish him great success and will be following his progress in the tournament."
Rosselli leaves for Taiwan November 20th and will return December 20, 2017.
WBSC All-Star Roster
Led by Netherlands national team coach Steve Janssen, former MLB player. The WBSC All-Star roster will have players from 7 different countries. 7 of those players are affiliated with MLB from Marlins, Dodgers, Yankees and Blue Jays minor league system.
• USA – 18 players
• Italy – 3 players
• Netherlands – 2 players
• Dominican Republic – 2 players
• Brazil, Spain, Venezuela – 1 player each
There will be six teams playing; World All Star, South Korean, Taiwanese, 3 Japanese teams
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