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MLB Futures Game 2013: Time, TV schedule, rosters and more


Each year, some of the best prospects in the minor leagues play in the Futures Game. The game features a US team playing against a World team, with the players on each team being decided based on their country of origin.

World team

P Miguel Almonte, Royals

P Carlos Contreras, Reds

P Rafael De Paula, Yankees

P C.C. Lee, Indians

P Rafael Montero, Mets

P Andre Rienzo, White Sox

P Eduardo Rodriguez, Orioles

P Enny Romero, Rays

P Yordano Ventura, Royals

P Michael Ynoa, Athletics

C Christian Bethancourt, Braves

C AJ Jimenez, Blue Jays

IF Arismendy Alcantara, Cubs

IF Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox

IF Ji-Man Choi, Mariners

IF Carlos Correa, Astros

IF Maikel Franco, Phillies

IF Dilson Herrera, Pirates

IF Jordan Lennerton, Tigers

IF Francisco Lindor, Indians

IF Miguel Sano, Twins

OF Yeison Ascenio, Padres

OF Reymond Fuentes, Padres

OF Jesus Galindo, Giants

OF Gregory Polanco, Pirates

OF Henry Urrutia, Orioles

Despite losing highly-touted prospects such as Oscar Taveras, Jorge Soler, and Jorge Alfaro, the World team is still a stacked squad with some excellent prospects. Featuring an excellent crop of infielders which includes Miguel Sano, who is widely-considered the Twins' second-best prospect after Byron Buxton, Francisco Lindor, who is considered to be the Indians' best prospect, and Carlos Correa, the Astros' first overall pick from 2012.

Its pitching staff features some excellent young power arms such as Miguel Almonte of the Royals, and Rafael De Paula of the Yankees, among others. Rafael Montero of the Mets should start the game in his parent club's home ballpark.

US team

P Jesse Biddle, Phillies

P Archie Bradley, Diamondbacks

P Eddie Butler, Rockies

P A.J. Cole, Nationals

P Kyle Crick, Giants

P Jimmy Nelson, Brewers

P Anthony Ranaudo, Red Sox

P C.J. Riefenhauser, Rays

P Noah Syndergaard, Mets

P Taijuan Walker, Mariners

C Austin Hedges, Padres

C James McCann, Tigers

IF C.J. Cron, Angels

IF Delino Deshields Jr, Astros

IF Matt Davidson, Diamondbacks

IF Joey Gallo, Rangers

IF Chris Owings, Diamondbacks

IF Addison Russell, Athletics

IF Christian Walker, Orioles

IF Kolten Wong, Cardinals

OF Byron Buxton, Twins

OF Billy Hamilton, Reds

OF Brandon Nimmo, Mets

OF Joc Pederson, Dodgers

OF George Springer, Astros

OF Christian Yelich, Marlins

This team is loaded from pitcher to outfield, featuring Byron Buxton of the Twins, Archie Bradley of the Diamondbacks, and Addison Russell of the Athletics. Buxton is the headliner here, as his extraordinary season in the Midwest League has put him in the discussion as not only being the best prospect in baseball, but being a Trout-like talent.

This is all without any disrespect to such fine prospects as the single-season stolen base record holder for the minor leagues, Billy Hamilton, or MLB-ready second baseman Kolten Wong. This team is stacked from top to bottom, which should give the United States a good showing.

How to watch

The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 as well as, and will be played at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday at Citi Field.

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This article originally appeared on SBNation.

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