Updated World Futures Game Roster

PHILLIPPE
AUMONT
RHP
Low Class A
Wisconsin/Mariners
A French-Canadian version of former all-star Kevin
Brown, Aumont has excellent sink on his fastball, a nasty slider and an
imposing mound demeanor at
6-foot-7. Because of a sore arm, he won’t pitch in the Futures Game or in the Olympics for Team Canada.

W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
4 4 2.62 12 6 0 2 45 36 13 43 .214
CARLOS
CARRASCO
RHP
Double-A
Reading/Phillies
The Phillies’ top prospect since Cole Hamels graduated
to the majors, Carrasco has flashed an improved curveball to complement
his fastball and changeup this
season.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
4 3 2.34 14 14 0 0 77 54 39 86 .195
JESUS
DELGADO
RHP
Triple-A
Albuquerque/Marlins
Another part of the Marlins’ payment from the Red Sox
in the Josh Beckett-Hanley Ramirez deal, Delgado has struggled in
Triple-A but has a power arm and nice
changeup.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
4 1 6.29 27 0 0 0 44 48 26 38 .286
FERNANDO SALAS

RHP
Double-A Springfield/Cardinals
The Cardinals purchased Salas from Saltillo of the Mexican League last year, and he struggled in a starting role. He has been much better as Springfield’s closer this season, relying on an average fastball and power curve.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
4 2 3.62 39 0 0 15 50 39 11 69 .217
SHAIRON
MARTIS
RHP
Triple-A
Columbus/Nationals
Best-known for his no-hitter during the World Baseball
Classic for his native Netherlands Antilles, Martis has vaulted to
Triple-A in his first year out of
A-ball.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
4 4 4.18 15 15 0 0 80 80 29 65 .261
EDUARDO
MORLAN
RHP
Double-A
Montgomery/Rays
A
native of Cuba, Morlan’s family left the island in his youth, and he
has established himself as a power bullpen arm. He was traded to Tampa
in the Delmon Young-Matt Garza deal.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
0 0 5.25 10 0 0 1 12 16 2 8 .302
JULIO
PIMENTEL
RHP
Double-A Northwest
Arkansas/Royals
This former Dodgers farmhand came to the Royals in the
Elmer Dessens trade. He’s had a rough introduction to Double-A but has
a low-90s fastball and good
changeup.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
3 8 5.40 15 15 0 0 83 94 25 64 .287
HENRY
RODRIGUEZ
RHP
High Class A
Stockton/Athletics
The biggest arm in the Athletics system, Rodriguez had
three dominant starts in the high Class A California League before
running into adversity in the Double-A Texas
League.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
2 8 6.20 15 15 0 0 65 69 50 81 .264
HECTOR
RONDON
RHP
High Class A
Kinston/Indians
Rondon has made a significant jump this season in his
strikeout rate, improving his curveball and commanding his lively
low-90s fastball. Just 20, he’s having a breakout
year.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
5 3 3.45 15 15 0 0 76 76 22 83 .260
POLIN
TRINIDAD
LHP
Double-A Corpus
Christi/Astros
While Trinidad doesn’t have big stuff, he’s shown an
excellent feel for his offspeed stuff and commands all his offerings,
helping him jump to Double-A for the first
time.
W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H BB SO AVG
5 4 2.51 15 15 0 0 90 78 17 49 .231
WELINGTON
CASTILLO
C
Double-A
Tennessee/Cubs
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2004, Castillo
has started marrying production at the plate to his defensive tools.
That allowed him to make a recent jump to
Double-A.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.293 174 24 51 12 0 3 25 9 32 1 .330 .414
JESUS
MONTERO
C
Low Class A
Charleston/Yankees
Starting to emerge as the Yankees’ top hitting
prospect, Montero has shown improved defense to go with his bat, which
earned him a $1.6 million bonus as a 16-year-old in
’06.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.309 291 45 90 20 0 7 48 17 44 1 .353 .450
ELVIS
ANDRUS
SS
Double-A
Frisco/Rangers
A
key piece  of the profitable Mark Teixeira trade for Texas,
Andrus has smooth actions at shortstop and natural leadership ability.
He had battled hamstring issues in early
June.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.277 242 40 67 7 2 1 29 17 47 24 .335 .335
RAMIRO PENA

SS
Double-A Trenton/Yankees
The Yankees signed Pena out of Mexico in 2005 and he skipped right to full-season ball on the strength of his slick defense. His offense has lagged behind, but if he can hold his own he should find big league work.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.272 334 42 91 16 5 2 38 31 64 6 .336 .368
SCOTT
CAMPBELL
2B
Double-A New Hampshire/Blue
Jays
The second
New Zealander ever to play in the Futures Game and the first Gonzaga
alumnus. He was leading the Eastern League in hitting in his best
season as a pro.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.343 236 43 81 15 2 4 25 41 35 2 .444 475
IVAN
DEJESUS
SS
Double-A
Jacksonville/Dodgers
The son of the former Cubs and Phillies infielder of
the same name was on track to follow his dad’s footsteps to the major
leagues. He has advanced plate discipline for his
age.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.294 262 51 77 11 1 2 30 50 44 9 .409 .366
JUAN
FRANCISCO
3B
High Class A
Sarasota/Reds
Francisco’s raw power compares to anyone in the Reds
system (shy of  Adam Dunn), but he’ll have to polish his
approach at the plate to unlock his potential at higher
levels.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.271 299 33 81 21 2 10 47 8 71 1 .288 .455
LUKE
HUGHES
3B
Double-A New
Britain/Twins
An
Australian whose ceiling appeared to be that of a utility player,
Hughes was having his best season ever before nagging injuries slowed
him in June.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.335 191 41 64 9 3 13 34 24 42 4 .407 618
PABLO SANDOVAL

C
Double-A Connecticut/Giants
Sandoval has also played both corner infield positions for the Giants, but he seems to have found a home behind the plate. His bat is his calling card, however, as he’s a switch-hitter who can hit for power and average.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.349 344 69 120 30 2 14 70 27 50 2 .399 .570
ANGEL
VILLALONA
1B
Low Class A
Augusta/Giants
Villalona signed for the third-highest bonus in
Dominican Republic history, and at 17 is the youngest player in the
South Atlantic League.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.237 236 29 56 15 0 9 32 13 70 0 .295 .415
GORKYS
HERNANDEZ
OF
High Class A Myrtle
Beach/Braves
A
key part of the Edgar Renteria-Jair Jurrjens trade, Hernandez was
showing his Midwest League MVP award was not a fluke, despite playing
in a pitcher’s park..
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.320 175 31 56 12 5 4 24 15 27 7 .381 .514
CHE-HSUAN
LIN
OF
Low Class A Greenville/Red
Sox
Just 19, Lin
has made several adjustments since signing out of Taiwan for $400,000.
His bat is improving to go with plus defense and excellent
speed.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.257 269 40 69 10 6 3 26 32 51 23 .350 .372
FERNANDO
MARTINEZ
OF
Double-A
Binghamton/Mets
Martinez, the Mets’ top prospect, missed last year’s
Futures Game with a hand injury and was battling the injury bug again
with a right hamstring pull.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.287 167 20 48 9 2 3 16 7 41 3 .322 .419
GERARDO
PARRA
OF
Double-A
Mobile/Diamondbacks
Parra has emerged as one of the D-backs’ top prospects
even as his power has yet to develop. His other tools grade out as
average or above.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.299 274 35 82 11 6 3 27 28 40 15 .372 .416
WILKIN
RAMIREZ
OF
Triple-A
Toledo/Tigers
Always considered a potential impact offensive talent,
Ramirez struggled with injuries and defense earlier in his career but
has broken through this year.
AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB OBP SLG
.265 279 39 74 17 4 9 32 23 88 16 .326 .452

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