Predicting the 2013 All-Star Futures Game Rosters 1 Month out

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Predicting the 2013 All-Star Futures Game Rosters 1 Month out
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2012 Futures Game MVP Nick Castellanos

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will never generate as much excitement as the All-Star Game, but it absolutely should.

Each year the event gives fans a preview of the sport’s top prospects, as 25 players are selected to play for the U.S. and World Team, respectively.

In 2012, the U.S. clobbered the World Team, 17-5, thanks to a relentless, 17-hit attack and a host of strong performances by baseball’s top pitching prospects. Last year’s game also served as the Nick Castellanos' coming out party, as the then 20-year-old—who had been recently promoted to Double-A—went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a home run and three RBI, and was named MVP of the event.

Even though the 2013 Futures Game is over a month away, I thought I’d take a crack at predicting this year’s 25-man rosters for both the U.S. and World Team. Since only minor leaguers are eligible to participate in the game, I decided to omit prospects likely to reach major leagues between now and then such as Zack Wheeler, Wil Myers and Castellanos.

Here’s a look at the prospects deserving of a spot in this year’s game.  

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