Sprouts Well Represented at MLB’s Futures Game


Tomorrow afternoon in Arizona, baseball fans will get a rare glimpse at the future of baseball. Every team will have representatives in the annual game. It’s an all-star game of sorts for Minor Leaguers, only not bound by any particular level (Single-A, Double-A, Triple-A, etc). After the jump I have listed the representatives for each ballclub.

2011 Futures Game Representatives

Team     Players

ARI         Paul Goldschmidt, Tyler Skaggs
ATL         Julio Teheran, Arodys Vizcaino
BAL        Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop
BOS        Chih-Hsien Chiang, Will Middlebooks
CHC        Matt Szczur
CWS       Gregory Infante, Dayan Viciedo
CIN         Yonder Alonso, Devin Mesoraco
CLE         Jason Kipnis, Drew Pomeranz
COL        Nolan Arenado, Wilin Rosario
DET        Francisco Martinez, Jacob Turner
FLA         Jhan Marinez
HOU      Jose Altuve
KC           Kelvin Herrera, Wil Myers
LAA        Mike Trout
LAD        Alfredo Silverio
MIL        Tyler Thornburg
MIN       Kyle Gibson, Liam Hendricks
NYM      Matt Harvey, Jefry Marte
NYY        Austin Romine
OAK       Grant Green
PHI         Jarred Cosart, Sebastian Valle
PIT          Chase d’Arnaud, Starling Marte
SD           James Darnell, Reymond Fuentes
SF           Gary Brown
STL         Carlos Martinez, Shelby Miller
SEA        Alex Liddi, James Paxton
TB           Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Moore
TEX         Martin Perez, Jurickson Profar
TOR        Henderson Alvarez
WAS      Bryce Harper, Brad Peacock

Obviously Mike Trout won’t be making the trip to Arizona as he’ll be busy playing with the big boys in Anaheim. The list is pretty impressive, and represents players from almost every corner of baseball. For many fans this will be one of the few opportunities to see these players live. While MILB.TV has come a long way, there are only a few teams you are able to see.

The game will be on tomorrow evening 6pm Eastern, on ESPN 2. For fans of Minor League Baseball, this is the best event of All-Star Week.

-Jonathan

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