The 2013 MLB Futures Game will be played tomorrow (7/14) with a 2 pm ET start. For those of you who have never taken the time to sit down and watch, I can say without hesitation you are missing out. If you tune in tomorrow you’ll not only get to watch Twins uber-prospects Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, you’ll also get to watch some other supremely talented young prospects in action.
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the game, even if you can’t get a ticket to watch in person at Citi Field. ESPN2 will be will have the television broadcast, MLB.com will have it available live and online and for those of you with satellite radio, you can tune in to MLB Network Radio to listen to the game.
A general view before the start of the 2012 All Star Futures Game at Kauffman Stadium. (Photo Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)
The 2013 rosters are loaded with future stars (as they always are). Buxton, the game’s newly minted #1 prospect (in the minds of most anyway) will be leading the U.S. team as they face off against Miguel Sano and the World team.
Last year the game was held in Kansas City and as a result I was able to attend in person with my wife and kids. We saw Billy Hamilton’s breathtaking speed first hand as he legged out a triple. Wil Myers, Nick Castellanos, Jonathan Singleton and Manny Machado also had big days as the US team routed the world roster 17-5. Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia went 1-2 with a double for the World team and less than a year later he’s in the conversation for 2013 American League Rookie of the Year honors. Despite the lopsided score, the game was riveting and exciting throughout and it’s an experience none of us will ever forget.
Don’t miss out on your chance to tune in or listen to the game. Whether you are a die hard, or just a casual, baseball fan it’s a game unlike any other you will take in all year.