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Friday, June 28, 2019

2019 MLB Futures Game Rosters, Preview

This year’s Futures Game rosters are spectacular. There’s really no other way to put it. The top three prospects in the game—Wander Franco, Jo Adell and MacKenzie Gore—will all be there, as will a scintillating array of the rest of the Top 100. Altogether 36 of the 50 players selected for the Futures Game are currently on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list.

To see full analysis on every prospect playing in the game, click here.

Part of the reason the game was able to collect such vast swath of talent was because of this year’s format switch. Instead of pitting U.S.-born prospects against their counterparts from across the globe, the game will adopt the same format AL vs. NL format as the All-Star Game.

So while all of those involved in the selection process tried to keep the same levels of global variety as in years past, they weren’t left trying to shoehorn players onto the rosters who might not fit otherwise.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: June 28, 2019 at 10:05 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: June 29, 2019 at 08:16 PM (#5857132)
Why did they change from US vs. World?
   2. cardsfanboy Posted: June 29, 2019 at 08:47 PM (#5857142)
Why did they change from US vs. World?

to make sense probably.
   3. cardsfanboy Posted: June 29, 2019 at 08:49 PM (#5857143)
The players aren't going to make it to the majors as U.S or World...they are going to make it to the majors as a Cardinal, Yankee, Red Sox, Dodger... etc.. the format of world vs U.S. was always a stupid concept. No matter how many foreign players are making it to the game, it's still 70 percent Americans playing the game. Trying to shoehorn that into a 50/50 split seemed rather silly.
   4. bookbook Posted: June 30, 2019 at 08:56 PM (#5857486)
They should do animal mascots vs... not.
   5. Welcome to Gator Hammock (CoB). Posted: June 30, 2019 at 10:27 PM (#5857568)
They should totally do old school, pickup game style.

*You* get to pick ... and then you get to pick; until both rosters are full.

Oh, but the last 2 players picked are fed to bears.

Or sharks.

You could even go with this, if you were on a budget.

It doesn't matter, really ...
   6. Welcome to Gator Hammock (CoB). Posted: June 30, 2019 at 10:50 PM (#5857586)
I'm quite flexible when it comes to feeding people to rabid, carnivorous animals ...

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