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2014 Futures Game rosters announced

Jun 24, 2014, 3:36 PM EDT

The 2014 Futures Game will, for the 16th year, pit some of the game’s top prospects against one another in a “United States vs. The World” format. Major League Baseball just announced the rosters.

Here’s the United States team:

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Here’s The World:

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We’re not the biggest prospect hounds around here, but there are certainly some recognizable names. Mookie Betts. Noah Syndergaard. Joey Gallo. Christian Bethancourt. Francisco Lindor. Major League Baseball’s press release highlighted the U.S. team’s Kris Bryant, who was the second overall selection of the 2013 Draft, and the World Team’s Javier Baez, who was the ninth overall pick of the 2011 Draft. Both of them play in the Cubs’ organization, so viva Chicago. I’m sure, however, you will recognize some of your favorite team’s promising young gentlemen.

There are 15 former first round draft picks, six players picked in Compensation Round and five second round picks. For the World Team, the Dominican Republic is represented by nine players, followed by Puerto Rico with seven, Venezuela with three and Colombia with two.  Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Panama each have one player on the World Team. The seven for Puerto Rico are the most they’ve had in over a decade, which I’m sure Major League Baseball will publicize given their recent efforts and trying to build the talent pipeline from Puerto Rico.

The game is at 5pm on the Sunday before the All-Star Game.

 

  1. beepbeepbeeplgb - Jun 24, 2014 at 3:55 PM

    Marco Gonzales obviously will not be attending….

    • jwbiii - Jun 25, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Trevor May (Min) gets his slot. Carlos Correa is injured, Jose Rondon (LAA) takes his place.

  2. Hard On For Harden - Jun 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Wow, must say I’m pretty amazed to see Domingo Santana on this list. I was ripped and basically called an idiot here a year or so ago by Phillies fans for even considering him a “prospect” when discussing the long term implications of the 2011 Pence trade.

  3. dluxxx - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    J.O. Berrios will be fun to watch. I’m also wondering if Kennys Vargas is the real deal as well. He’s been tearing it up in AA this year.

  4. jarathen - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:33 PM

    Big Angels fan. Had literally never heard of their rep until today. I guess they’re hoping he’ll be a back-end starter someday, so, uh, yay?

  5. delusionalcubsfan - Jun 24, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    Kris Bryant will probably hit a home run so the Chicago media can continue their daily calls to bring him up to the majors.

  6. phillysports1 - Jun 24, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Because some Phillies Fans are Racist against good young dominican baseball players. Sad but it’s TRUE..

  7. American of African Descent - Jun 24, 2014 at 8:36 PM

    Must all organizations have a representative in the Futures Game?

  8. bpearse230 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:20 AM

    17 year old Julio Urias deserves mentioning. He is holding his own in high A ball.

    • pixteca - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      I love the guy, can’t wait!

  9. psly2124 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    Hunter Harvey is the real deal. Future ace

  10. hushbrother - Jun 25, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    Strange that San Antonio is only home to minor league baseball. It’s one of the ten largest cities in America, yet you never hear it mentioned as a possible MLB city.

    • jwbiii - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:19 PM

      The Marlins were talking about it as a possible destination in 2006 before they got their stadium in Miami. While the city of San Antonio is large, the metropolitan area really isn’t. Another idea they floated was San Marcos, between San Antonio and Austin. Maury Brown rated San Antonio #6 a year and a half ago.

      http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=18886

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