Minor League Monitor: Futures Game Rosters Announced!

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: U.S. Futures All-Star Nolan Arenado #12 of the Colorado Rockies celebrates with teammate U.S. Futures All-Star Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals after the U.S. team won 6-4 during the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

If ever there was a way to see as many of the top prospects as humanly possible in a single game, the Futures Game is going to be that way. Scheduled for the Sunday prior to the All-Star Game, the Futures Game each season is a showcase for a number of the top prospects in the minor leagues. After the jump, you can find the rosters from both the U.S. and World teams, along with our ranking of those prospects within their position as a part of our recently completed midseason prospect rankings.

The game is being broadcast this season on MLB.TV, as well as ESPN2 according to MLB.com, so you can catch all the players on Sunday, July 8th at 5 PM EST.

The rosters are courtesy of Baseball America, who posted the U.S. roster and World roster on Thursday.

US Roster World Roster
Player Name Position Org-Level Rank at Pos Player Name Position Org-Level Rank at Pos
Matt Barnes SP BOS-HiA 18 Lisalberto Bonilla SP PHI-AA NR
Trevor Bauer SP ARI-AAA 3 Edwar Cabrera SP COL-AA NR
Dylan Bundy SP BAL-HiA 1 Jose Fernandez SP MIA-LoA 13
Gerrit Cole SP PIT-AA 10 Kyle Lotzkar SP CIN-AA NR
Danny Hultzen SP SEA-AAA 4 Chris Reed SP LAD-AA 34
Alex Meyer SP WAS-LoA 43 Felipe Rivero SP TAM-LoA NR
Jake Odorizzi SP KC-AAA 16 Julio Rodriguez SP PHI-AA NR
Jameson Taillon SP PIT-HiA 5 Enny Romero SP TAM-HiA 47
Taijuan Walker SP SEA-AA 2 Bruce Rondon RP DET-HiA NR
Zack Wheeler SP NYM-AA 8 Yordano Ventura RP KC-HiA 23
Travis d'Arnaud C TOR-AAA 1 Christian Bethancourt C ATL-AA 5
Tommy Joseph C SF-AA 11 Yasmani Grandal C SD-AAA 4
Nolan Arenado 3B COL-AA 3 Jesus Aguilar 1B CLE-HiA 18
Nick Castellanos 3B DET-AA 1 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS-HiA 3(SS), 4(3B)
Scooter Gennett 2B MIL-AA 10 Wilmer Flores 3B NYM-HiA 13
Billy Hamilton SS CIN-HiA 5 (SS), 2 (2B) Francisco Lindor SS CLE-LoA 4
Manny Machado SS BAL-AA 2 Chih-Fang Pan 2B OAK-LoA NR
Mike Olt 3B TEX-AA 5(3B), 4(1B) Jurickson Profar SS TEX-AA 1
Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU-AA 3 Carlos Sanchez 3B CHW-HiA NR
Kolten Wong 2B STL-AA 1 Jean Segura SS LAA-AA 8 (SS), 6 (2B)
Tyler Austin OF NYY-LoA HM Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN-AA 27
Michael Choice OF OAK-AA 12 Jae-Hoon Ha OF CHC-AA NR
Anthony Gose OF TOR-AAA 5 Rymer Liriano OF SD-HiA 8
Wil Myers OF KC-AAA 1 Alfredo Marte OF ARI-AA NR
Christian Yelich OF MIA-HiA 9(OF), 5(1B) Oscar Taveras OF STL-AA 2

Here's some of my brief thoughts on the rosters:

  • Man, what a pitching staff for the U.S. team! And they left off pitchers like Archie Bradley, Tyler Skaggs, and Shelby Miller.
  • The top prospect at every position according to our midseason rankings is on one of the rosters.
  • Realistically, a majority of the likely top 10 prospects at the end of the season are going to the game as well.
  • Some of these names I need to take a bit more of a look into, and whether or not they may have been missed as a part of our rankings.
Have a question on a specific player or prospect? Want to see me write about them in the future? Just want to talk baseball? You can send me a Tweet over @jasonsbaseball and I'll do my best to respond to each and every one.

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