2013 MLB Futures Game - Alcantara, Rosters, Time, Broadcast, Game Thread

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2013 MLB Futures Game – Alcantara, Rosters, Time, Broadcast, Game Thread

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2013 futures gameFor those of you into the prospecting game – and you should be, especially after Luke’s fantastic work this morning on the midseason Chicago Cubs top 40 prospect list – it doesn’t get much bigger, in terms of a singular event, than the Futures Game.

Played annually as part of the All-Star break festivities, the Futures Game is a kind of all-star game for some of the top prospects in baseball. Each team can basically have upwards of a couple players in the game, which is played between a U.S. roster and a World roster. This year, the Cubs placed two players on the World Team, AA Tennessee infielder Arismendy Alcantara and High-A Daytona outfielder Jorge Soler. Unfortunately, because of the stress fracture in Jorge Soler’s leg, he won’t be playing today.

But Alcantara will, and he’ll do so amid a groundswell of support – thanks in large part to another great season – that has him tickling top 100 overall prospect status. Even batting after Miguel Sano in batting practice, Alcantara still managed to impress in his own session.

He’ll start and bat second for the World Team, whose roster is loaded with studs:

  • P Miguel Almonte, Royals
  • P Carlos Contreras, Reds
  • P Rafael De Paula, Yankees
  • P C.C. Lee, Indians
  • P Rafael Montero, Mets
  • P Andre Rienzo, White Sox
  • P Eduardo Rodriguez, Orioles
  • P Enny Romero, Rays
  • P Yordano Ventura, Royals
  • P Michael Ynoa, Athletics
  • C Christian Bethancourt, Braves
  • C AJ Jimenez, Blue Jays
  • IF Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs
  • IF Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox
  • IF Ji-Man Choi, Mariners
  • IF Carlos Correa, Astros
  • IF Maikel Franco, Phillies
  • IF Dilson Herrera, Pirates
  • IF Jordan Lennerton, Tigers
  • IF Francisco Lindor, Indians
  • IF Miguel Sano, Twins
  • OF Yeison Ascenio, Padres
  • OF Reymond Fuentes, Padres
  • OF Jesus Galindo, Giants
  • OF Gregory Polanco, Pirates
  • OF Henry Urrutia, Orioles

The U.S. Team roster is just as impressive:

  • P Jesse Biddle, Phillies
  • P Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks
  • P Eddie Butler, Rockies
  • P A.J. Cole, Nationals
  • P Kyle Crick, Giants
  • P Jimmy Nelson, Brewers
  • P Anthony Ranaudo, Red Sox
  • P C.J. Riefenhauser, Rays
  • P Noah Syndergaard, Mets
  • P Taijuan Walker, Mariners
  • C Austin Hedges, Padres
  • C James McCann, Tigers
  • IF C.J. Cron, Angels
  • IF Delino Deshields Jr, Astros
  • IF Matt Davidson, Diamondbacks
  • IF Joey Gallo, Rangers
  • IF Chris Owings, Diamondbacks
  • IF Addison Russell, Athletics
  • IF Christian Walker, Orioles
  • IF Kolten Wong, Cardinals
  • OF Byron Buxton, Twins
  • OF Billy Hamilton, Reds
  • OF Brandon Nimmo, Mets
  • OF Joc Pederson, Dodgers
  • OF George Springer, Astros
  • OF Christian Yelich, Marlins

See a few trade targets in there? Yes, yes you do.

The game starts at 1pm CT (2pm ET) at Citi Field, and will be broadcast on ESPN2 and MLB.com. Feel free to drool over prospects in the comments below as the game goes on.

Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.