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Bryant, Lindor head Futures Game rosters

US prospects to take on World standouts July 13 at Target Field
June 24, 2014

Right now, they're strewn across the country with different teams at different levels in the Minor Leagues . For one game next month, they'll all be on the same field together, for perhaps not the last time. For one game, the Future will be on the big stage.

The rosters for the US and World teams -- each filled with some of the most prominent prospects in the Minors -- were announced for the 2014 Futures Game to be held July 13 at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins and the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game two days later.

Cubs No. 2 and's No. 8 overall prospect Kris Bryant might be the biggest name and hottest player on the US squad. The No. 2 overall pick in last year's Draft put up a .355/.458/.702 slash line with 22 homers and 58 RBIs, each Southern League bests, in 68 games for Double-A Tennessee before being promoted to Triple-A Iowa. He's picked up where he left off since joining the Pacific Coast League, smashing five home runs in his first six games. That gives him 27 on the season, which ties him with Rangers prospect and fellow US Team third baseman Joey Gallo for the Minor League lead.

Red Sox No. 5 prospect Mookie Betts, who has played second base and center field this season, should give the US plenty of speed and quality at-bats at the top of the lineup, given his .346/.432/.525 line with 28 steals between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

The Americans certainly won't be wanting for arms.'s No. 10 overall prospect Noah Syndergaard (6-4, 4.98 ERA, 67 strikeouts in 65 Triple-A innings) returns for his second straight Futures Game after the Mets farmhand got the start at Citi Field a year ago. An arsenal of Robert Stephenson, Henry Owens, Hunter Harvey, Lucas Giolito, Braden Shipley and Daniel Norris will give the US plenty of top-100 talent on the mound.

Meanwhile, the World team roster is particularly stacked at the shortstop position with Javier Baez ( No. 6), Carlos Correa (No. 7) and Francisco Lindor (No. 9) making the cut.

Correa, who was batting .325 with a .926 OPS in 62 games for Class A Advanced Lancaster, was having perhaps the best season of the three before recently going down with an ankle injury that has sent him to the disabled list. The Astros have not announced a timetable for his return, although it's unlikely he'll actually be able to participate in the Futures Game.

Lindor, the Indians' top prospect, has done little to hurt his reputation as a slick fielding shortstop during his first season with Double-A Akron. He also owns a .281/.360/.403 slash line with 19 steals in 71 games with the RubberDucks. Baez, on the other hand, has struggled for Triple-A Iowa (.226/.278/.424) but has shown plenty of the power potential (11 homers) that gave him an elevated prospect ranking in the first place.

Likely to get the ball to start on the mound in perhaps his future park will be Twins No. 5 prospect Jose Berrios. The 20-year-old right-hander has been cutting up the Florida State League with an 8-2 record, 2.05 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings for Class A Advanced Fort Myers.

The game could feature two teammates squaring off as Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga shortstop Corey Seager and left-handed pitcher Julio Urias -- the Dodgers' No. 1 and 3 prospects, respectively -- are each set to suit up for the US and World teams.

Former Twins manager Tom Kelly will be the skipper for the US side while Hall of Fame hurler and Netherlands native Bert Blyleven will manage the World squad. The US has won four straight Futures Games, including last year's 4-2 victory in New York.

Here are the complete US and World rosters for the 2014 Futures Game:

US Team

Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Christian Binford KC Wilmington A+ R R 6-6 217 12/20/1992 Hagerstown, MD Stats
Lucas Giolito WSH Hagerstown A R R 6-6 225 07/14/1994 Santa Monica, CA Stats
Hunter Harvey BAL Delmarva A R R 6-3 175 12/09/1994 Catawba, NC Stats
Alex Meyer MIN Rochester AAA R R 6-9 220 01/03/1990 Greensburg, IN Stats
Daniel Norris TOR New Hampshire AA L L 6-2 180 04/25/1993 Johnson City, TN Stats
Henry Owens BOS Portland AA L L 6-6 205 06/05/1989 Huntington Beach, CA Stats
Braden Shipley ARI Visalia A+ R R 6-3 190 02/22/1992 Medford, OR Stats
Robert Stephenson CIN Pensacola AA R R 6-3 195 02/24/1993 Martinez, CA Stats
Noah Syndergaard NYM Las Vegas AAA R R 6-6 240 08/29/1992 Mansfield, TX Stats
Jake Thompson DET Lakeland A+ R R 6-4 235 01/31/1994 Rockwall, TX Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Kevin Plawecki NYM Binghamton AA R R 6-2 225 02/26/1991 Carmel, IN Stats
Justin O'Conner TB Charlotte A+ R R 6-0 190 03/31/1992 Muncie, IN Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Kris Bryant CHC Iowa AAA R R 6-5 215 01/04/1992 Las Vegas, NV Stats
Sean Coyle BOS Portland AA R R 5-8 175 01/17/1992 Chalfont, PA Stats
J.P. Crawford PHI Clearwater A+ L R 6-2 180 01/11/1995 Lakewood, CA Stats
Joey Gallo TEX Frisco AA L R 6-5 205 11/19/1993 Las Vegas, NV Stats
Micah Johnson CWS Charlotte AAA L R 6-0 190 12/18/1990 Indianapolis, IN Stats
Peter O'Brien NYY Trenton AA R R 6-3 215 07/15/1990 Miami Gardens, FL Stats
D.J. Peterson SEA Jackson AA R R 6-1 190 12/31/1991 Gilbert, AZ Stats
Corey Seager LAD Rancho Cuca. A+ L R 6-4 215 04/27/1994 Kannapolis, NC Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Josh Bell PIT Bradenton A+ S R 6-3 215 08/14/1992 Irving, TX Stats
James Ramsey STL Springfield AA L R 6-0 190 12/19/1989 Alpharetta, GA Stats
Hunter Renfroe SD San Antonio AA R R 6-1 200 01/28/1992 Crystal Springs, MS Stats
Michael Taylor WSH Harrisburg AA R R 6-3 210 03/26/1991 Fort Lauderdale, FL Stats
Jesse Winker CIN Pensacola AA L L 6-3 210 08/17/1993 Windermere, FL Stats

World Team
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Alfonso Alcantara LAA Burlington A R R 6-2 190 04/03/1993 Santa Domingo, DR Stats
Jose Berrios MIN Fort Myers A+ R R 6-0 190 05/27/1994 Bayamon, PR Stats
Edwin Escobar SF Fresno AAA L L 6-1 185 04/22/1992 La Sabana, VEN Stats
Michael Feliz HOU Quad Cities A R R 6-4 210 06/28/1993 Azua, DR Stats
Domingo German MIA Greensboro A R R 6-2 175 08/04/1992 San Pedro de Macoris, DR Stats
Tayron Guerrero SD Lake Elsinore A+ R R 6-7 190 01/09/1991 Boca Chica, COL Stats
Jorge Lopez MIL Brevard County A+ L L 6-4 165 02/10/1993 Cayey, PR Stats
Enny Romero TB Durham AAA L L 6-3 210 01/24/1991 Santo Domingo, DR Stats
Luis Severino NYY Tampa A+ R R 6-0 195 02/20/1994 Sabana Del Mar, DR Stats
Julio Urias LAD Rancho Cuca. A+ L L 5-11 160 08/12/1996 Sinaloa, MEX Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Jorge Alfaro TEX Myrtle Beach A+ R R 6-2 185 06/11/1993 Sincelejo, COL Stats
A.J. Jimenez TOR Buffalo AAA R R 6-0 225 05/01/1990 San Juan, PR Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Javier Baez CHC Iowa AAA R R 6-0 190 12/01/1992 Bayamon, PR Stats
Maikel Franco PHI Lehigh Valley AAA R R 6-1 180 08/26/1992 Azua, DR Stats
Rosell Herrera COL Modesto A+ S R 6-3 190 10/16/1992 Santo Domingo, DR Stats
Francisco Lindor CLE Akron AA S R 5-11 175 11/14/1993 Caguas, PR Stats
Renato Nunez OAK Stockton A+ R R 6-1 185 04/04/1994 Valencia, VEN Stats
Jose Peraza ATL Mississippi AA R R 6-0 165 04/30/1994 Barinas, VEN Stats
Jose Rondon ANA Inland Empire A+ R R 6-1 160 03/03/1994 Villa de Cura, VEN Stats
Kennys Vargas MIN New Britain AA S R 6-5 275 08/01/1990 Canovanas, PR Stats
Name ORG Club Level B T HT WT Birthdate Birthplace  
Dariel Alvarez BAL Bowie AA R R 6-2 180 11/07/1988 Camaguey, CUB Stats
Gabby Guerrero SEA High Desert A+ R R 6-3 190 12/11/1993 Nizao, DR Stats
Steven Moya DET Erie AA L R 6-6 230 09/08/1991 Rio Piedras, PR Stats
Dalton Pompey TOR Dunedin A+ S R 6-1 170 12/11/1992 Ontario, CAN Stats
Domingo Santana HOU Oklahoma City AAA R R 6-5 225 08/05/1992 Santo Domingo, DR Stats
* Will not participate due to injury

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