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U.S. Romps In Futures Game

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The advance billing for the Futures Game centered around the pitching. Thirteen of the 20 hurlers selected for the midseason prospect classic were first- or supplemental first-round draft picks, including all 10 members of the pitching staff. But it was the hitters who took center stage. The United States won in a 17-5 rout, scoring the most runs ever in the 14-year history of the event. The U.S. offense exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning, which matched the previous single-game record.

Minors | #2012#Futures Game

Rays’ Tim Beckham Trying To Stick At Shortstop

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After the Rays made Tim Beckham the No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 draft, he stated that he planned on becoming an all-star and possibly a Hall of Famer. After his first three years in pro ball, however, it wasn't apparent what Tampa Bay saw in Beckham to have passed up Buster Posey and Eric Hosmer with that top draft choice.

Minors | #2011#Futures Game