The MLB Futures Game today at Yankee Stadium featured a slew of the best young talent in the Minor Leagues. Four Phillies prospects got a chance to show the country what they had, and they made a considerable imprint.
Right-handed pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who is the most talked about Phillies prospect in some time, started the game for the World stars and looked pretty good in his inning. He did throw a four-pitch walk, but his fastball moved wickedly. Very impressive. Guys could barely get anything on the ball.
Jason Donald and Lou Marson started for the U.S. stars. Donald made a tough error in the first inning but ultimately made some very nice plays at shortstop; Marson had a nice at bat in the third before making an out. Greg Golson also played, but looked completely overmatched in his two at bats and missed a few fly balls. It was his first game back from an injury.
Truth be told, this game was about Carrasco, who in a sense auditioned for every team with an available top-flight starter. Of course, judging by what the team is telling everyone, CC isn’t going anywhere. I’d be completely fine with that.
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