One of the better ideas that Major League Baseball has had recently is introducing a “Futures Game” as part of its All-Star festivities. It really gives fans some insight into their favorite team’s best prospects as well as the game’s best prospects.

Here is the roster breakdown by major league team:

ARI: Pedro Ciriaco
ATL: Mike Minor, Julio Teheran
BAL: Zach Britton
BOS: Stolmy Pimentel
CHC: Brett Jackson, Hak-Ju Lee
CWS: Dan Hudson
CIN: Yonder Alonso, Phillippe Valiquette
CLE: Lonnie Chisenhall, Chun Chen
COL: Christian Friedrich, Wilin Rosario
DET: Andy Oliver, Wilkin Ramirez
FLA: Logan Morrison, Ozzie Martinez
HOU: Jordan Lyles
KC: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas
LAA: Mike Trout, Luis Jimenez
LAD: Dee Gordon, Pedro Baez
MIL: Brett Lawrie
MIN: Ben Revere
NYM: Jeurys Familia
NYY: Austin Romine, Hector Noesi
OAK: Grant Green
PHI: Domonic Brown, Jarred Cosart
PIT: Tony Sanchez, Gorkys Hernandez
SD: Drew Cumberland, Simon Castro
SF: Francisco Peguero
STL: Shelby Miller, Eduardo Sanchez
SEA: Alex Liddi, Carlos Peguero
TB: Jeremy Hellickson, Desmond Jennings
TEX Tanner Scheppers
TOR Henderson Alvarez, Trystan Magnuson
WAS Danny Espinosa, Euery Perez

There are a lot of young players who I am looking forward to seeing in this game. More specifically, I am excited to watch the two Tampa Bay Rays’ prospects in this game: RHP Jeremy Hellickson and OF Desmond Jennings. Jennings, the heir-apparent to Carl Crawford, is hitting .273 with 16 SBs in Triple-A this season.

I am also looking forward to watching OF Mike Trout. If you remember, Trout was the only player who showed up to last year’s June Draft. Now Trout his hitting .370 with six home runs and 34 SBs in 66 games for the Single-A Cedar Rapids. He has become one of the best outfield prospects in the game.

Lastly, I can’t wait to see Royals’ 3B prospect Mike Moustakas rake in this game. Moustakas, who the second overall pick in the 2007 Draft, is killing Double-A pitching this year to the tune of .355/.421/.704 with 17 home runs.

The 12th Annual XM Futures Game will take place on July 11, 2010 in Anaheim.

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