The Futures Game provides fans with a unique opportunity to watch baseball’s top prospects compete on the same field.
However, it’s the batting practice before the game that’s become the day’s must-see event, with a majority of the players—at least the ones with significant power—treating it as a home run derby.
This year’s BP standouts included a host of prodigious sluggers such as George Springer, Matt Davidson and Miguel Sano, who each punished the ball into the left field seats multiple times. But it was the unexpectedly impressive rounds from youngsters Carlos Correa, Gregory Polanco and Joc Pederson that stole the show by launching several balls deep into the second deck.
Pitchers don’t have the luxury of showcasing their talent before the game. Instead, they are evaluated based on their (hopefully) brief time on the mound.
Here are my thoughts on the 10 most impressive prospects from the 2013 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game.