The roster of the Futures Game was announced Wednesday and the Padres will be represented by a slew of coaches and their Top 3 Prospects in Hunter Renfroe, Manuel Margot, and Carlos Asuaje.
The Padres will have Renfroe on Team USA managed by Trevor Hoffman, with Margot and Asuaje on Team World which will be managed by Padres Player Development Special Assistant and longtime player Moises Alou.
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Astros pitching prospect Joe Musgrove is also excited to represent his team in his hometown of San Diego. He had this to say about the opportunity to play in front of his friends and family:
"“As soon as I found out that the All-Star Game was going to be in San Diego, I told my pops, ‘Well, I’m either going to have to get to the big leagues and earn an All-Star invite or get a shot at the Futures Game. I’ve always wanted the chance to play in Petco Park in front of my family.”"
The US Team will have 14 former first round picks, including the 2015 first overall pick Dansby Swanson who went to Atlanta last off-season in the trade for pitcher Shelby Miller. The full roster can be found here.
The World roster also includes two top prospects who are likely to battle it out for years on come on opposing teams: the Red Sox 2B Yoan Moncado and the Yankees SS Jorge Mateo. They are ranked 5th and 26th in the Top 100 Prospect list respectively.
The Futures Game is a great preview of future stars in MLB, and promises to be a great precursor Sunday night before the Home Run Derby Monday night of All Star Weekend. The Padres are hoping their stars can shine and show that indeed the future is sunny in San Diego.