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2019 Mlb All Star Futures Game

2019 Mlb All Star Futures Game

2019 Mlb All Star Futures Game

The baseball world has been captivated by one of the top performances in this generation this All Star season, which is the future of Japanese ace pitcher and superstar Shohei Ohtani.

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The All-Star Futures Game is an annual baseball exhibition game hosted by Major League Baseball (MLB) in conjunction with the mid-summer MLB All-Star Game. A team of American League-affiliated prospects competes against a team of National League-affiliated prospects. From the inaugural 1999 event through 2018, teams of prospects from the United States faced off against teams of prospects from other countries.

5. Taylor Trammel gets an RBI, nearly steals home: Last year’s Futures Game MVP Taylor Trammel of Cincinnati was trying to make a strong case for a second straight award in the fourth inning when he singled home Nationals prospect Carter Kieboom for the first run of the game. Later in the inning, with the NL ahead 2-0, Trammell tried to steal home. Replay showed that Trammell got his hand to the plate ahead of the tag of AL catcher Jake Rogers, but home plate umpire Jose Navas called him out. And with no replay mechanism available, NL manager Dennis Martinez was unable to challenge the call. (Source: www.cleveland.com)

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However, this year’s edition of the Futures Game promises to be a good one with some of baseball’s best prospects, including Jasson Dominguez, Adley Rutschman, and Brett Baty. The Futures Games will be only seven innings unlike the MLB All-Star Game, which is a full nine innings. Also, this will be the second time that the format will be the National League vs. the American League. This change happened in 2019 after the teams used to be split up into Team USA and Team World.

3. Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners — If you have not heard of J-Rod or seen highlights of him, you need to do that right now. The Mariners have one of the best farm systems in baseball. Rodriguez is the best fifth-best prospect and is one of two Mariners’ players inside the top-5. The other player is outfielder Jarred Kelenic, who is No. 3 and made his MLB debut earlier this season. The 20-year-old Rodriguez began this season in High-A, where he hit .325/.410/.581 with 6 HRs and 21 RBI. He was promoted quickly to Double-A Arkansas, where the 6-foot-3 outfielder is slugging .333/.487/.500 with 1 HR and 4 RBI. (Source: dknation.draftkings.com)

 

 

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