On Wednesday, MLB announced the Futures Game rosters for the United States and World squads, and this year there will only be one Giant to represent the club, and it will be their top prospect RHP Kyle Crick.
Sep 13, 2011; San Francisco CA, USA; San Francisco Giants draft pick pitcher Kyle Crick speaks to the media in the dugout before the game against the San Diego Padres at AT
Crick, who spent two months on the disabled list with an oblique injury, came back last Thursday to throw four innings of ten strikeout ball. On his very short season, the twenty year old has a 0.66 ERA with twenty-two strikeouts and twelve walks in 13.2 IP. It is possible that the Giants had more than one player selected, but elected to only let Crick represent the club. Every team has that option to decline a player’s invitation to join the US or World roster.
There will be plenty of names for you to look at, many of the very best prospects in the minor leagues. Watch Minnesota’s Byron Buxton patrol the outfield, Texas’ Joey Gallo mash, Boston’s Xander Boegarts, the Twins’ Miguel Sano and the World infield act as human vacuum cleaners, and Noah Syndergaard give Mets fans more to look forward to in their future.
Fans are also given the opportunity to vote for one extra member to join each of the squads, and you can vote until Sunday, June 30th at 8:59PM PST here. Personally, my vote goes to the White Sox’s Courtney Hawkins for the USA, and 2012 #1 pick Carlos Correa.
The 15th annual All-Star Futures Game takes place at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 14, at Citi Field in New York and can be seen live on MLB.com, ESPN2 and followed live on MLB.com’s Gameday.