On Wednesday, roster for this year's XM/Sirius Radio Futures Game were released. Two Astros prospects are on the list while a third could be voted in by you, dear readers.
First things first:
#Astros prospects Delino DeShields & George Springer have been named to the 2013 All-Star Futures Game. Both will play for the U.S. Team.— Houston Astros (@astros) June 26, 2013
Springer was recently promoted to Oklahoma City and lit up the Texas League All-Star Game. The center fielder hit two home runs in the game and was named MVP. For the season, the 23-year old is hitting .297/.399/.579 with 19 home runs and 23 steals. He's got a high strikeout rate at 29 percent, but his walk rate of 13 percent makes up for that some.
DeShields is also having a nice season at High-A Lancaster. The second baseman has been dealing with some minor injuries, but has still hit .288/.377/.407 with a good walk rate that is consistent to what he did at past levels. He's only stolen 18 bases this season after swiping 101 bags last year between two levels. Still, DDJ has proven he belongs in an All-Star game like this and is one of the better hitters in Houston's system.
There's a third player who might get invited to the Futures Game as well. 2012 No. 1 pick Carlos Correa is on the ballot for the final spot on the World Team. Fans can vote for him here. The 18-year old Correa is hitting .319/.408/.443 for Low-A Quad CIties with four home runs and seven steals.