MLB Futures Game 2012: Top Prospects to Watch in Sunday's Minor League Event

Austin GreenCorrespondent IJuly 8, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10:  World Future's All-Star Jurickson Profar #10 of the Texas Rangers looks on during batting practice for the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The MLB's annual All-Star festivities will kick off Sunday with the Futures Game, which pits the top American minor league prospects against those from around the world.

This game always features some elite-level talent, and this year will be no different. Both squads are loaded with future big leaguers, many of whom will reach All-Star and possibly even Hall of Fame status.

Although every prospect is worth watching, you'll definitely want to keep your eye on the following players.


Jurickson Profar, SS, World Team

Profar is an exceptionally talented prospect in the Texas Rangers farm system. He's an excellent defender, and unlike most players at his position, he hits for both average and power.

In 80 minor league games this season, Profar is hitting .292 with nine home runs and 39 RBI. He's also hit 19 doubles, six triples and stolen nine bases.

At just 19 years old, Profar is one of the top prospects in the world. He will definitely make a couple big plays on Sunday.


Wil Myers, OF, U.S. Team

The 21-year-old Myers is one of the most MLB-ready prospects you will see on Sunday.

He's dominated the minors this season, batting .327 with 27 home runs and 72 RBI in 83 games in the Royals' system. He's also hit 20 doubles and posted a ridiculous OPS of 1.079.

Myers will be facing some of the best young pitchers in the world on Sunday, but don't be surprised if he smashes at least one home run.


Dylan Bundy, RHP, U.S. Team

You'll definitely want to watch Bundy, the top-ranked prospect by Baseball America, this weekend.

The right-hander has been unstoppable in the minors, posting a 1.87 ERA in 15 starts this season. In 62.2 innings, he's struck out 74 batters, while only walking 13 and allowing just 35 hits.

The future Baltimore Oriole is a potential Cy Young winner, and he will show exactly why on Sunday.


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