Saturday, July 7, 2012

Don't be afraid of the Future...

All-Star Future's Game that is.  Just check out this photo of a few guys that were involved in the 2006 edition of the game which was held in Pittsburgh.

Troy Tulowitzki, Cameron Maybin, Hunter Pence, Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Nick Adenhart, Howie Kendrick, Ryan Braun.  (2006 07 09) 

First there is the sadness of seeing Nick Adenhart (#21 removing his cap) in the photo with the rest of the superstars.  You see all that talent standing around him and....well you just wonder.  

Braun, Tulo, and Pence went 1-2-3 in the 2007 Rookie of the Year voting.

The World Team that day featured future 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto
Gio Gonzalez and Carlos Carrasco were the Phillies reps in 2006.  Other players that took the field that day included Stephen Drew, Nolan Reimold, Neil Walker, Phil Hughes, Homer Bailey, CarGo, Yovani Gallardo, and Pablo Sandoval.   
The host team Royals own Wil Myers will be one of the players to watch in the 2012 Futures Game.  The Orioles are sending Dylan Bundy and Manny Machado who are both highly rated prospects. Reds speedster Billy Hamilton is on the roster as well.  The Phils are sending two lower level prospects to the game Lisalverto Bonilla and Julio Rodriguez.  Both players are pitchers at AA Reading.

The 2012 Futures Game will air Sunday July 7 at 5p East on ESPN2.

Baseball America Futures Game coverage here.

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