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.
|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.