2013 Mlb All Star Futures Game OOR

2013 Mlb All Star Futures Game OOR

2013 Mlb All Star Futures Game

The 2013 All-Star Futures Game determines which players who enter Major League Baseball will be selected to participate in the mid-summer classic. 60 players were selected who participated in this year’s Futures Game and were not part of the regular roster of the MLB.



The 2013 Futures Game was played on July 14th at Citi Field, site of the 2013 All-Star Game. The United States team defeated the World team, 4-2, in a game where hard-throwing U.S. pitchers put on a dominating performance. Six of the U.S. pitchers pitched a hitless inning, beginning with starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who was matched up against fellow New York Mets prospect Rafael Montero. World batters drew seven walks, but managed only three hits, the last in the 4th inning. It was the fourth straight win for the U.S. team. The U.S. team was managed by former Met Mookie Wilson, while another former Mets star, Edgardo Alfonzo, managed the World team.

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. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


The game is played by the same rules listed in the Official Baseball Rules published by Major League Baseball. Exceptions are game duration and the handling of tie games. From 2008 through 2018, games lasted 9 innings. From 1999 to 2007 and since 2019, games last seven innings. Through 2018, up to two extra innings were available to settle a tie after playing all regulation innings. In 2019 and since 2021, one extra inning may be played, with each half-inning starting with a runner at second base, the last player put out. The home team wins if they take the lead in the 7th or 8th inning; the visitors win if they hang on in either inning; the game is over if it is tied after eight.

The game is typically a spotlight for players who routinely show up on top prospects lists, and this year's crew is no different. Among the top prospects competing in the game will be pitchers Archie Bradley (Diamondbacks), Taylor Guerrieri (Rays), and Taijuan Walker (Mariners); infielders Delino DeShields (Astros), Kolten Wong (Cardinals), Xander Bogaerts (Red Sox), Francisco Lindor (Indians), and Miguel Sano (Twins); and outfielders Jorge Soler (Cubs), Oscar Taveras (Cardinals), Billy Hamilton (Reds), George Springer (Astros), Byron Buxton (Twins), and Christian Yelich (Marlins). Complete rosters can be found here. (Source: www.sbnation.com)



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