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.
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
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
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)
2017 Futures Game Rosters
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr.|