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2017 Astros Futures Game Primer, Game Thread

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The MLB All-Star Game no longer decides home field for the World Series and the Home Run Derby messes up swings. So what is the most important event on the all-star weekend? It’s the Futures Game.

The game pits the best prospects from the United States and the World for nine innings. The rosters are selected by the MLB Scouting Bureau, MLBPipeline.com, and Baseball America. The game is an early look at the future of baseball, 32 of the 50 players last season reached the majors.

The two differences between a regular game and the Futures Game is there is be no more than 10 innings and each pitcher is limited to a maximum of three outs.

The Houston Astros will be well presented in the 2017 Futures Game with two players on the Team USA roster and one on the World Roster. Outfielders Derek Fisher and Kyler Tucker on team USA and Cuban infielder/DH Yordan Alvarez will be on Team World.

Derek Fisher

TCB Preseason Top 30 Astros Prospect Ranking — No. 10

Triple A Stats: .306 AVG (92x301), 50 R, 22 2B, 19 HR, 56 RBI, 29 BB, 66 SO, 14 SB, .370 OBP, .575 SLG, .945 OPS

Kyle Tucker

TCB Preseason Top 30 Astros Prospect Ranking — No. 2

Stats (2 teams): .288 AVG (89x309) 55 R, 21 2B, 5 3B, 17 HR, 63 RBI, 35 BB, 79 SO, 19 SB, .366 OBP, .553 SLG, .920 OPS

Yordan Alvarez

TCB Preseason Top 30 Astros Prospect Ranking — Not Ranked

Stats (Two Teams): .336 AVG (51x152), 27 R, 9 2B, 10 HR, 43 RBI, 31 BB, 45 SO, 3 SB, .440 OBP, .592 SLG, 1.032 OPS

2017 Futures Game info

Time: 3 p.m. CT

TV: MLB Network (Matt Vasgersian, Mike Lowell, Jonathan Mayo and Heidi Watney)

Online: MLB.com

Rosters

2017 Futures Game Rosters

Team USA
Team USA
Pitchers
NAME
Beau Burrows
Jon Duplantier
Jack Flaherty
Foster Griffin
Jimmy Herget
Brent Honeywell
Michael Kopech
Triston McKenzie
A.J. Puk
Tanner Scott
Catchers
NAME
Zack Collins
Chance Sisco
Infielders
NAME
Brian Anderson
Bo Bichette
Nick Gordon
Rhys Hoskins
Scott Kingery
Ryan McMahon
Brendan Rodgers
Nick Senzel
Outfielders
NAME
Lewis Brinson
Derek Fisher
Corey Ray
Bryan Reynolds
Kyle Tucker
World Team
Pitchers
NAME
Domingo Acevedo
Yadier Alvarez
Jaime Barria
Luis Escobar
Tayron Guerrero
Jonathan Hernandez
Jairo Labourt
Cal Quantrill
Mike Soroka
Thyago Vieira
Catchers
NAME
Francisco Mejia
Tomas Nido
Infielders
NAME
Yordan Alvarez
Rafael Devers
Mauricio Dubon
Lucius Fox
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
Yoan Moncada
Josh Naylor
Amed Rosario
Outfielders
NAME
Ronald Acuna
Estevan Florial
Eloy Jimenez
Victor Robles
Alex Verdugo