MLB All-Star Futures Game 2019: Start time, Live Stream, TV Info and more
By Chris Schad
The MLB All-Star Futures Game will take place at Progressive Field on Sunday night and the Minnesota Twins will have a couple prospects taking part.
The MLB All-Star Futures Game is an exciting time for any fan base, but for fans of the Minnesota Twins, this could be a good year to check it out. The Twins will have two representatives in this year’s game as prospects Royce Lewis and Jordan Balazovic will be a part of the American League roster.
The two will take part in a game that has been revamped this year in order to not only help each team have a representative, but generate interest in the event. Part of the changes is switching the teams from the USA vs. The World format to an AL vs. NL format similar to the All-Star Game.
The game will also be managed by a pair of legends as Hall of Famer and former Twin Jim Thome will manage the American League and former Indians legend Dennis Martinez will manage the National League. This year’s game will also be a seven-inning affair as opposed to a traditional baseball game.
Now that you know the specifics, here’s how you can check the game out.
2019 MLB All-Star Futures Game
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
When: 6 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 7
TV: MLB Network
Live Stream: MLB.com
The Twins Representatives: Lewis was the first overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft and has been impressive since beginning his professional career. Although his stat line at High-A Fort Myers (.233, 6 HR, 29 RBI) doesn’t scream red-hot prospect, his bat has started to heat up as he’s hit .270 with 4 HR and 13 RBI in his past 18 games. He is also regarded a consensus top-10 prospect by Baseball America, MLB.com and Baseball Prospectus.
Balazovic is beginning to emerge as a top prospect in the Twins organization thanks to great stuff, a tall frame and impeccable control. The 6-foot-4 Canadian has put together a 6-3 record with a 2.74 ERA between Low-A Cedar Rapids and High-A Fort Myers and has struck out 91 batters while walking 19 in 65 2/3 innings this season.