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Christian Bergman makes Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game

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Bergman has pitched well in AFL play, and the rookie hurler was rewarded for it on Monday.

Justin Edmonds

Colorado Rockies rookie pitcher Christian Bergman was selected to the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game, according to MLB's Thomas Harding.

Bergman has been strong in limited AFL action, striking out 12 batters and walking just one while posting a 2.77 ERA in 13 innings spanning five appearances, only one of which was a start. Bergman is thrilled about the honor, writes Harding, but the 26-year-old right-hander believes he's capable of much more than what he did in 2014:

"It went well, but I'm very far from satisfied," Bergman said. "If I just kind of coast through the offseason and think that I've got it nailed down next year, that's a big mistake. That's a good way to find myself in Triple-A again."

Bergman pitched well in Triple-A -- he had a long scoreless innings streak early in the season and wasn't at all fazed by the hitter friendly conditions of Colorado Springs -- before making his major league debut in June. He had some hiccups at the highest level, but Bergman also showed flashes of being a guy who can really succeed at the bottom of a rotation.

"I look at this year as a chance to make all those mistakes that I can learn from, so I don't make them again next year," Bergman told Harding.

The AFL Fall Stars Game will air live from Salt River Fields on Sunday at 6:08 p.m. MT on MLB Network and MLB.com.

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