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FutureStarrN2018 All Star Futures Game Roster
This is the All Star game that follows the off-season. The All Stars are all players who been inactive in the Major Leagues for the entirety of the past year. The players are selected by Major League Baseball and are usually free agents that are trying to earn a call up to the MLB.
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.
The 2017 Futures Game was played on July 9th at Marlins Park, site of the 2017 All-Star Game. The United States team won the game, 7-6 over the World team, after taking an early 7-0 lead then seeing the World players claw back that lead, to the point where they had the tying run on base when the game ended. P Brent Honeywell was named the winner of the Larry Doby Award as the game's Most Valuable Player after getting the US team off to a great by muzzling the World's batters over the first two innings. (Source: www.baseball-reference.com)
Bo Bichette has big-league family ties; he's the son of four-time All-Star Dante Bichette and the brother of Yankees minor leaguer Dante Bichette Jr. Bo Bichette defines himself as an advanced power hitter, and the numbers bear that out: a .388/.448/.633 slash line, 45 extra-base hits and 51 RBIs in 68 games for Single-A Lansing in 2017. Bo Bichette also won the Under Armour All-American Game Home Run Derby in Chicago. The Blue Jays may shift him from the middle infield to third base or left field when his time comes, but his power can impact any lineup wherever he plays.
Derek Fisher is one of the most interesting outfielders on the U.S. roster. He struck out 286 times in 252 games in his first two full pro seasons, but he also managed 43 home runs and 59 steals. Fisher has perhaps the best true power in the Astros' organization. He has the speed to play center field but his arm is weak for the position. He played almost exclusively in left field during a weeklong stint with the Astros in mid-June. (Source: www.sportingnews.com)