MLB Futures Game Roster 2015 Bios – All-Star Futures Game

MLB Futures Game 2015 Roster Bios

The All-Star Futures Game 2015 is just under a couple weeks away and the rosters for the USA and World are absolutely loaded with some of the best prospects in baseball. We go through the rosters below and give you a little more background on each of the rising prospects that are on each roster.

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MLB Futures Game 2015 TV and Date Info:
July 12, 2015 3PM EST on MLB Network/MLB.com

2015 MLB Futures Game Bios

All Star Futures Game USA Roster – Managed by Ken Griffey Sr.

TEAM PLAYER POSITION
Houston Astros Mark Appel RHP
Appel was the Astros first round pick (1st overall) in 2013 after a successful college career at Stanford. His professional career has been a bit rocky as he has yet to perform as expected. The critics continue to grow despite his positive personality. He is currently in AAA with the Astros. He started the season in AA and his first start in AAA was dreadful- 7ER on 7H in 3IP. No question, there is talent there but not what everyone envisioned. MLB ETA- 2016.
San Francisco Giants
Tyler Beede RHP
Tyler Beede was selected 14th overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. Beede has been a stud since signing posting impressive numbers every step in the system. He most recently was promoted from High-A San Jose where he had a great season to a tune of : 2.24ERA in 52.1IP to Double-A Richmond. Through his first four outings in AA he has had a a little bit of control problems. Is he the next Matt Cain? At 6’4″ 200lbs, he sure is built like him. MLB ETA- 2016.
Baltimore Orioles
Zach Davies RHP
Davies has been proving doubters wrong since being a 26th round pick out of Mequite (AZ) High School back in 2011. He has developed into a strikeout machine while each year lowering his walks. Davies was one of our Top Performers for the Month of April and has continued to pitch well. Davies is currently in AAA. MLB ETA- 2015.
Chicago Cubs
Carl Edwards Jr. RHP
The man formally known as CJ, Carl Edwards burst onto the Prospect scene in 2013 in his first full season with a 1.86ERA over 24 starts while striking out 155 in 116.1IP. Then a right shoulder injury cut short his 2014 campaign.  In 2015 he has successfully converted from a starter to reliever and he’s on the fast track to the bigs as his stuff is absolutely electric. Edwards is currently in AAA. MLB ETA- 2015.
Cincinnati Reds Amir Garrett LHP
At 6’5″ and 210LBS, Garrett is a lean and durable lefty. Garrett a former basketball player at St. Johns. As a big lefty he offers a a solid fastball and improving breaking pitches. He has a ton of upside but also a lot of risk. His command is still an issue but he shear athletic ability gives Reds fans hope. Bullpen is more than likely his destination as a specialist. He is currently in High-A. MLB ETA- 2017.
Washington Nationals
Lucas Giolito RHP
Not only is Lucas Giolito the top right-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball, but he is the TOP overall pitching prospect in all of baseball. Giolito was held back a little bit this year so that he does not need to skip starts, which is what he did last year. The Nats are taking is very cautiously with Giolito as he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013 and are slowly building up the innings. The first rounder from the 2012 draft class has all Nationals very excited about the future. Armed with a 98mph fastball, an over-the-top 12-6 curve and a devastating change, he is the real deal. MLB ETA- 2017.
Read the Full Lucas Giolito Scouting Report
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Sean Newcomb LHP
Newcomb’s hype has been gaining steam all season long. Dating back to his last start in the 2014 season, Newcomb dazzled with 10K -4IP performance. He opened the 2015 campaign with nine straight two earned runs or less outings with four of those outings allowing two hits or less with 56K. In fact he took a no-no into the sixth in one of those outings. At 6’5″, 245LBS he’s a big lefty with huge upside. He’s one of the top five best left-handed pitching prospect in all of baseball. Newcomb is currently in High-A with the MLB ETA- 2017.
Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Nola
RHP
Nola was the Phillies first round pick, 7th overall in the 2014 draft out of LSU. The same program that produced Alex Bregman, 2nd overall selection in the 2015 draft. At 22, Nola is knocking on the door as he has been sensational in this year performing at both AA and AAA. Phillies fans sold on his immense talent and are literally screaming to see Nola at the big league level but the front office remains patient (or at least smart not to start his service time clock just yet).  MLB ETA- 2015.
San Diego Padres
Colin Rea RHP
Rea has been a slow to develop prospect. He as drafted in 2011 in the 12th round and showed glimpses of brilliance mixed with poor control. Now that he has honed his command his 2015 season has been short of magical. He has lead the Texas League all year with an ERA that has hovered around 1.00 and a WHIP below 1.00. He had a short-stint on the DL in May after he returned he tossed three shutouts and has still allowed just one homer all year. Rea is currently in AA and deserves a AAA promotion soon. MLB ETA-2016.
Tampa Bay Rays
Blake Snell LHP
Snell has been an impressive, under-the-radar pitcher all season long. It’s about time he gets his due. He rattled off 49 straight innings without allowing an earned run, a streak that stretched into mid-May in AA. With 11 starts (as of 6/30) he has six of which with 8K’s or more. He has led the Southern League in ERA all year and knowing how the Rays develop pitchers he’s going to continue to be on the slow climb. His MLB ETA – 2016.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Kyle Farmer C
All Farmer does is hit. He as a shortstop at Georgia prior to making the move behind the dish. Great leadership skills and athleticism has made the move a smart one for Farmer. Oh and his hitting, he has done well so far during his mid-season promotion to AA. An FYI about Farmer – he was a QB in the movie Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. MLB ETA- 2016
Chicago Cubs
Kyle Schwarber
C/OF
Schwarber made his MLB debut earlier this year when the Cubs has an interleague series He was 8 for 22 with a HR and 6RBI. Schwarber was optioned down to AAA instead of AA where he as called-up from. Kyle was the best college hitter during the 2014 draft class and is the fastest rising hitting prospect. He will more than likely return to the bigs during a September call-up if not earlier. The Cubs lineup next year will be down-right scary (Farm System Report).
Pittsburgh Pirates
Josh Bell
1B
Now that Bell has found his comfort zone defensively and a few tweaks in his swing, he has stood-out like a tall skyscraper. Bell has for-the-most-part lead the pitching heavy Double-A Eastern League in hitting all year long, second in on-base percentage and has shown more patience at the plate than ever before.  Has has struck out just 30 times in over 270 at-bats this year. We would be shocked if Bell does not get promoted to AAA sometime soon. His MLB ETA is 2016.
Philadelphia Phillies
J.P. Crawford SS
J.P. Crawford is an energetic talent that immediately grabs your attention when you watch him play. At 20 years-old he began the season in High-A and smashed a .392 average with just 9K’s in 79AB and was promptly promoted to AA. Currently he has been drawing a ton of walks and scoring runs with the Reading Phillies. His defensive continues to improve as that’s an area in his game that needs the most work. Between Nola and Crawford, and the recent promotion of Maikel Franco, Phillies fans have a lot to look forward to. MLB ETA- 2016
Houston Astros
Tony Kemp
2B/OF
Kemp stands in at an diminutive 5’6″, 165LBS. In addition to his size, his hitting makes you think of Jose Altuve. He led the Southern League in hitting with a .358 clip until his early June promotion to AAA. Where he continued his assault, putting together an 11-game hit streak as soon as he put on the Fresno Grizzlies jersey. And with 20 stolen bases and counting, the Astros are going to have to figure out a spot to put Kemp very, very soon. Kemp has been playing outfield all year long. MLB ETA- 2015
Oakland Athletics
Matt Olson 1B
Olson clobbered California League pitching last year finishing third in all of Minor League Baseball with 37 homers and he led the Minors with 117 walks. The A’s best power prospect has had sub-par season in AA. The wind in Midland has really messed with Olson’s power swing, never the less he has still managed to hit eight homers already. (See A’s Farm Report). He will more than likely stay in Midland all year as there is no reason to rush the 21-year-old. Max Muncy will have time to develop at the big league level but not as much time as they gave Daric Barton. Olson will be waiting in the wings if Muncy can’t figure things out. 
MLB ETA-2016
Tampa Bay Rays
Richie Shaffer 3B
Shaffer was the Rays top draft choice in the 2012 draft. He had a rough 2014 but has since rebounded to a great 2015. He was promoted to AAA in May and has clobbered 10HR in just 28 games. In fact in his AAA debut he cranked two homers and drove in three.  Earlier in the month he had a career day at the plate- 3-for-4 with 3HR and 4RBI. Defensively he is solid as a rock at third. Won’t be to much longer before you see him in Tampa. MLB ETA- 2015
Colorado Rockies
Trevor Story SS
Trevor Story is one of the most frustrating prospects in baseball. Consistency is not his friend. Well at least not yet. Defensively Story continues to hone his craft at Short. Offensively he sputtered in High-A in 2013 and was forced to return in 2014. So far this year he’s been having a solid year, not earth-shattering. With double-digits homers and stolen bases this year for the third season in a row the Rockies have at least a year to figure out with to do with Story. MLB ETA – 2016
Washington Nationals
Trea Turner SS
Trea Turner was the player-to-be-named-later in the three-team deal between the Nationals, Padres & Rays last December. It’s a frustrating rule ( a player cannot be traded until one year after his signing date of June 13 – which is when he initially signed his his pro contract). Turner was the Padres first selection in the 2014 draft out of NC State. Coming into the draft, he is best known for his bat. He posted a .369 AVG in 69 games during his first taste of pro ball. This year he has continued his hot hitting putting up gaudy numbers while with San Diego’s AA squad – .322AVG with 13 doubles, 11 stolen bases and 31 runs in 58 games. When he joined the Nationals organization he was assigned to AA and was quickly promoted to AAA. There will be some debate on where he will play as the Nats have Ian Desmond and Yunel Escobar manning short right now. His MLB ETA is this year.
New York Mets
Michael Conforto OF
“Holy cow”, “WOW!” and “Did you see that?” are all common responses when you watch Conforto play. With his smooth left-handed line-drive stroke, he is a high-average guy with a ton of upside. Conforto was the Mets first round selection (10th overall) during the 2014 draft. Since starting his pro career he has been a doubles hitting machine and plays solid defense in left. He was recently promoted to AA and continues to thrive. Conforto more than likely won’t get called up this year. Between the young pitching and hitting prospects the Mets have it’s going to be a resurgence in Queens within the next couple years.
New York Yankees
Aaron Judge OF
Aaron Judge is offers double-digit pop from the right side and hits for average. He’s not as an exciting player to watch like Conforto but he does a lot of things right. Judge started the year at AA and was recently promoted to AAA Scranton. MLB ETA-2015
New York Mets
Brandon Nimmo OF
Nimmo is an amazing athlete. What is so impressive is that the State of Wyoming (where he grew up) did not offer High School baseball. He was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft and has slowly developed into a solid prospect. Nimmo does not hit a ton or homers or steals a bunch of bases but he does play solid defense. He needs to continue to work on plate awareness. Between Conforto and Nimmo both guys are going to be the future of the Mets soon. MLB ETA-2016
Cincinnati Reds
Kyle Waldrop OF
Kyle Waldrop was a 12th round pick for the Reds in the 2010 draft. The Reds have given plenty of time for prospects to fully develop and Waldrop falls into that category. Waldrop will always be a guy that will strike out a ton. He’s been able to work counts better as he progressed through the minors. He had a good showing in the Arizona Fall League which positioned him well to fill-in when an injury strikes. Waldrop was recently promoted to AAA and expects to crack the big league roster this year. 
Texas Rangers Nick Williams
OF
Nick Williams is an electric talent with a ton of tools. With all of his tools, he is a huge risk vs reward player. What we mean by that is he could develop into the next Carlos Gonzalez or Felix Pie. Somewhere in between Rangers fans will be happy. Applauded for his lightning quick hands, plus speed and power, Williams needs help with his plate discipline. He struck out 140 times last year and is on-pace to finish around 120 this year. Williams is currently in AA and his MLB ETA is 2016. 
Cleveland Indians
Bradley Zimmer OF
The Indians made a safe pick with their first pick in Zimmer during the 2014 draft. When he was drafted he was tasked with the title of “heir apparent to Michael Bourn”. Perhaps an unfair load to put on someone shoulders but so far, so good for Zimmer. With a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale, smooth left-handed swing, great plate recognition and some pop, Zimmer has the ability to be the best prospect in the Indians system. His MLB ETA is 2016

 

All Star Futures Game World Roster – Managed by Hall of Famer Tony Perez

TEAM PLAYER POSITION
Minnesota Twins Jose Berrios RHP
Berrios was promoted to AAA on 6/30 after pitching extremely well in AA this year. He’s been a top prospect since he was a compensation pick back in 2012. Only 21 years old he has the makings of a true #1 with his 93-96MPH fastball and eye-popping breaking ball. Between Buxton, power hitting Miguel Sano, & Nick Gordon. There will be a youth movement in Minnesota. His MLB ETA is 2015.
Seattle Mariners
Edwin Diaz RHP
Concerns we a plenty when the Mariners drafted the 6’3, 165LBS right-hander during the 2012 draft. He as proven doubters wrong with a three-pitch arsenal. After dominating High-A earlier in the year he has found AA a bit more challenging. The prospect status is still very bright for Diaz. His MLB ETA – 2016
Miami Marlins
Jarlin Garcia LHP
The Marlins top five prospect heading into the season, Jarlin Garcia has a lot to be impressed by since signing as a 17-year in 2010. His mid-90’s fastball and clean delivery give him upside but his secondary pitches lack depth. Garcia is currently in High-A honing his craft and his MLB ETA is 2017.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Juan Gonzalez RHP
Not the Juan Gonzalez of the 90’s but this one is nearly unhittable. He started the season at AA and after allowing just one earned run over 13 appearances he was challenged with a promotion to AAA. Gonzalez has been almost as sensational. His MLB ETA is 2015.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Wei-Chieh Huang
RHP
The Diamondbacks signed Huang out of Taiwan in early July of 2014 out of the National Taiwan University of Physical Education and Sport. His fastball sits between 90-92MPH and his breaking ball needs refining but the Dbacks like the curve and his make-up. Huang is currently in LOW-A and his MLB ETA is 2017.
Detroit Tigers
Joe Jimenez RHP
The Tigers have an infatuation with hard-throwing right-handers. Jimenez falls into that category. So far this year in Low-A, Joe Jimenez has struck out significantly more batters than innings pitched. Jiminez hits 98MPH with his fastball and surprisingly good control he has reliever and potential closer written all over him. His MLB ETA is 2017.
Toronto Blue Jays
Jairo Labourt LHP
Jairo is a BIG lefty with an even bigger left arm. His fastball normally sits around the 92-94 range and acts more as a sinker. His control problems are the biggest question mark. Labourt is currently in High-A and his MLB ETA is 2018.
San Francisco Giants
Keury Mella RHP
Mella entered the season as the Giants #2 prospect and his lived up to the hype. He’s kept the walks down, thrown strikes and limited the balls leaving the year which is every pitchers nightmare in the High-A California League. Mella has three offerings that could develop into major league average or better. His MLB ETA – 2016
Chicago White Sox
Frankie Montas RHP
Montas began his pro career with the Red Sox as a triple-digit hitting righty that lacked control. He came to the Sox as part of the Jake Peavey deal and quickly improved his command. He tossed his first career no-no on 6/9/15 and has continued to dominate. he still needs to continue to cut down on the walks but the White Sox are going to have a tough decision to bring him up as a start or reliever very soon. Currently Montas is in AA and his MLB ETA is 2015. 
St. Louis Cardinals
Alex Reyes RHP
Reyes is the top power pitcher in the minor league system for the Cardinals. Dubbed as the second-coming of Carlos Martinez, Reyes has a very smooth delivery and late-deception on his fastball. Before going onto the DL he posted a 13K outing which upped his K’s on the year to 90 in 60+IP. Reyes is currently in High-A and his MLB ETA is 2016.
Pittsburgh Pirates
Elias Diaz C
Diaz has been known his entire pro career as a defensive back-stop until 2014 when he started to figure things out. He finished the year with a .312AVG & 21 doubles. Diaz was assigned to AAA to bring the 2015 campaign and has had a solid year so far. He looks the part of a major league backstop that will hit .260-.270 range with 20+ doubles. Reese McGuire will try to push him but Diaz has the ability to get to the bigs this year.
New York Yankees
Gary Sanchez C
Sanchez was supposed to be the catcher of the future when the Yankees trade Jesus Montero to the Mariners. Well that plan has yet to come to fruition. Sanchez gets a bad rap for his lack of work ethic but does received positive accolades for his offensive abilities. Maybe it’s because he has spent the last three years at AA that make shim so bitter. Sanchez stock is falling and we are quite surprised he was selected to the MLB Futures Game. His MLB ETA is 2016.
Atlanta Braves
Ozhaino Albies SS
Albies was 17-years old last year in his first taste of pro ball. Jose Peraza got all the headlines but Albies put up numbers comparable and has continued the hot-hitting in 2015. Small in stature (5’9″, 150LBS) he’s never going to lead the league in extra-base hits but his will post an extremely high average, steal bases and draw walks at the top of any lineup. Albies has been thriving in Low-A and should make his MLB debut sometime during the 2017 season. The only issue is trying to find a spot for him as Andrelton Simmons and eventually Peraza will man the middle infield in Atlanta. 
Milwaukee Brewers
Orlando Arcia SS
The Brewers top prospect has put up gaudy numbers in April (.409AVG, .468OBP, .545SLG) he has since colled off but is still hitting over .300 on the year at AA. Arcia is a very smooth fielding shortstop that could slot in defensively at the big league level right now. His MLB ETA is 2016.
Kansas City Royals
Cheslor Cuthbert 3B
Cuthbert was signed as a non-drafted free agent at the ripe ole age of 17 in 2009. The Royals loved the defense and his extremely strong arm. Flash forward to 2015 and his defense is as stellar as before. Offensively he’s been a roller-coaster but seems to have settled in to a .260-.270 average. Cuthbert is currently in AAA and should make his MLB ETA is 2015.
Boston Red Sox Rafael Devers 3B
Known as the best left-handed bat available out of the International players in 2013, the Sox signed Devers for 1.5M at 17 years old. Refael Devers offers amazing bat speed, surprising power and will deliver a consistently a high-average. Defensively his position might change but his bat will carry him through the Minors. Devers is currently in LOW-A and his MLB ETA is 2017.
Seattle Mariners
Ketel Marte SS
Ketel Marte was signed as a teenager back in 2010. All he has done is hit and steal bases. He routinely barrels up balls and hardly ever strikes out. Defensively, Marte has been superb at short but his ultimate role may end up being second base. Ketel is currently at AAA. His MLB ETA is 2015.
Kansas City Royals
Raul Adalberto Mondesi SS
Raul Mondesi is a very athletic infielder with quick and soft hands and smooth stroke. Scouts predict him to be a leadoff guy in the majors. He comes from a great pedigree of baseball so the nuances of the game come easy to him. His speed continues to be used as a major asset. Mondesi is currently in AA and the expectation is that he will make his MLB debut in 2016.
Oakland Athletics
Renato Nunez 3B
Nunez had a break out campaign in 2014 at High-A Stockton. He crushed 29 homers and drove in 96. He has a ton of swing and miss in his game but the power potential is there. Scouts recognized through the last few weeks of the season Nunez was swinging for the fences in search of his 30th HR, which ultimately cost them the CAL Championship. Nunez’ weight may also become concern. Currently he is in AA and his MLB ETA is 2016 (at-best).
Minnesota Twins
Max Kepler OF
Kepler was signed out of High School in Berlin, Germany. Typically players who come from non-baseball playing countries tend to struggle but Kepler has been holding his own. He was promoted to AA after six games in High-A and has posted sensational numbers with a high on-base percentage and double-digit stolen bases. He’s not the next Byron Buxton but a still a solid prospect. His MLB ETA is 2017.
Arizona Diamondbacks
Socrates Brito OF
The High-A California League has a way of creating false confidence in hitters who do not normally put up power numbers. Brito is one of those guys, he smacked 10HR and posted a .293 clip in 2014. Don’t get us wrong, he is still a prospect because of his speed and defense but offensively he needs to cut down on the strikeouts. Brito is currently in AA and his MLB ETA is 2017.
Boston Red Sox
Manuel Margot OF
It there is one guy on this team that knows how to make an entrance it’s Manuel Margot. Margot homered and drove in six runs in his pro debut in 2011 and has continued to deliver. Margot offers the unique ability to hit for high-average, ability to control the strike-zone and above-average speed. He is the best overall athlete in the Sox system. Margot is currently at AA and is on the fast track to the bigs. His MLB ETA is 2015.
 Cincinnati Reds
Yorman Rodriguez OF
Yorman Rodriguez signed for $2.5 million back in 2008 and has been a bust ever since despite making adjustments. He made his MLB debut last year and is in AAA right now. Defensively he is adequate in right but does have the speed to cover center. At the plate Yorman has made strides to get better but the strike out totals seems out of hand. He is currently in AAA and will more then likely be a September call-up.
Texas Rangers
Nomar Mazara OF
Mazara received (at that point) the largest signing bonus for an international amateur at the whopping figure of $4.95 million in 2011. Rangers front office believed in his power potential and defensive prowess. The Rangers have adjusted his swing an results have been great- 2014 was his breakout year with 22 homers. Mazara is currently in AA and smashed 7 homers in the month of June. His MLB ETA is 2016.
Colorado Rockies
Raimel Tapia OF
It took a little bit but Tapia has started to come around. Four years after signing he finally played a full-season in pro ball and was stellar. Leading South Atlantic League (LOW-A) in hits and stolen bases. Tapia is currently in High-A Modesto (California League) and has been hitting for a high average and stolen a few bases. Raimel is a high-energy guy which can get the better of him sometimes.

**Five players that were Team USA snubs:

LHP – Rob Kaminsky – STL
*2.25 career ERA over 195IP, 1st rd pick in 2013 out of High School, armed with a 92-94MPH fastball and solid breaking ball makes him a young but polished lefty. He the month of June with eye-popping stats- 1.16ERA, 5G, 31IP, 26K, 5BB
SS – Corey Seager– LAD
* Similar to Kyle Schwarber, Seager has been a lightning fast ascend and should be a September call-up this year. He rivals Addison Russell & Carlos Correa as the best up and coming shortstop prospect in all of baseball.
LHP – Dillon Overton – OAK
Overton has quietly putting together an impressive season despite being on a 5 inning or pitch count limit all year after recovering from Tommy John surgery. 11 of his 14 outings as of 7/1 have been 2ER or less and all of his outings have been 2BB or less. The A’s second rounder from the 2013 draft has the makings of an ace.
OF – Boog Powell – TB
Boog came over to the Rays from the A’s as part of the Yunel Escobar/Zobrist deal. Daniel Robertson grabbed the headlines but Powell has equally excelled. He missed 50 games or essentially the second half of the season in 2014 after testing positive for amphetamines. Boog is a high-average guy with a keen eye for the strike zone, great speed on the base paths and in center. He will more than likely finish the 2015 season in the top five in hits in all of minor league baseball.
1B – AJ Reed – HOU
The prototypical power-hitting first baseman has crushed 19 homers this year in his first full season of pro ball. What is so impressive about him is his eye for the strike zone. He has almost as many walks as strikeouts and an on-base percentage that has hovered around .450 all year.

**Five players that were World Team snubs:

RHP – Jose De Leon – LAD
Jose De Leon has led the Minors in strikeouts all season long and continuously put up high strikeout games. In addition to all of those K’s, he also has 10 outings with 2ER & 2BB or less. Jose De Leon was a guy that we expected to make big strides this year (see Dodgers Farm System Report) and coupled with Urias these two make an impressive 1-2 punch coming up for the Dodgers.
RHP – Antonio Senzatela – COL
Senzatela has pitched in two of the most hitter friendly home parks in the country in Asheville and Modesto and has thrived. His fastball command is impressive for such a young guy (20 years old) and he generates a ton of ground balls.
He has lowered his ERA every month and in June posted a 1.69ERA with 19K, 3BB in 16IP. Sure Jon Gray and Kyle Freeland get all the headlines but Zenzatela continues to impress.
LHP – Gabriel Castellanos – MIA
With Castellanos three-pitch offerings and easy, effortless delivery he’s a guy that could move exceedingly fast through the system now that he has started to figure things out. He has piled up the strikeouts, as of 7/1 he had 23 in 15.2IP while allowing just 2BB. Control problems were his achilles heel in the past but he sure is now pitching a top prospect.
RHP – Luis Severino – NYY
When we first saw the Futures Game rosters we were stunned not to see Severino’s name on the list. Armed with a 95+ fastball, fading change and his slider has developed into a solid offering in a very short period of time. He’s the ace of the future for the Yankees.
OF – Daniel Carbonell – SF
Carbonell was signed by the Giants to a Major League contract coming out of Cuba last June. He has eye-popping speed and shows amazing athleticism. For a guy that scouts said that “things don’t come easy to him” he has truly worked hard on his game. He had an aggressive assignment to AA to start the season and has since found his groove in High-A.

 

2015 MLB Futures Game selections by Team

View each team’s Top Prospects below

Astros 2
Rockies 2
Diamondbacks 2
Rangers 2
Braves 1
Yankees 2
Reds 3
Brewers 1
Orioles 1
Giants 2
Pirates 2
Twins 2
Cardinals 1
Cubs 2
Indians 1
Royals 2
Tigers 1
Phillies 2
Dodgers 2
Marlins 1
Rays 2
Red Sox 2
Athletics 2
Blue Jays 1
White Sox 1
Angels 1
Padres 1
Mariners 2
Mets 2
Nationals 2