2019 MLB Futures Game Rosters, Preview

Image credit: Wander Franco (Photo by Dan Arnold)

This year’s Futures Game rosters are spectacular. There’s really no other way to put it. The top three prospects in the game—Wander Franco, Jo Adell and MacKenzie Gore—will all be there, as will a scintillating array of the rest of the Top 100. Altogether 36 of the 50 players selected for the Futures Game are currently on Baseball America’s Top 100 Prospects list.

To see full analysis on every prospect playing in the game, click here. 

Part of the reason the game was able to collect such vast swath of talent was because of this year’s format switch. Instead of pitting U.S.-born prospects against their counterparts from across the globe, the game will adopt the same format AL vs. NL format as the All-Star Game.

So while all of those involved in the selection process tried to keep the same levels of global variety as in years past, they weren’t left trying to shoehorn players onto the rosters who might not fit otherwise.

For example, this year’s two first basemen are Evan White (Mariners) and Will Craig (Pirates). Both players were born in the United States. Under the previous system, the rosters would need to include a first baseman who was born outside the U.S. who was also having a season worthy of Futures Game consideration. That’s not always an easy task.?

Instead, under the new system, Craig and White can both be rewarded for their seasons with a bid to the season’s biggest prospect showcase.?

There are still 15 players from outside the U.S. on the roster, including Franco, White Sox wunderkind Luis Robert, budding Braves superstar Cristian Pache, hard-charging Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos and Yankees strikeout machine Deivi Garcia.

The talent on this year’s rosters is some of the best in the last decade, and should make this year’s Futures Game one to remember for a very long time.

American League

POS Name ORG Age Level
RHP Jordan Balazovic Twins 20 A+
RHP J.B. Bukauskas Astros 22 AA
RHP Justin Dunn Mariners 23 AA
RHP Deivi Garcia Yankees 20 AA
LHP DL Hall Orioles 20 A+
RHP Matt Manning Tigers 21 AA
LHP Brendan McKay Rays 23 AAA
RHP Nate Pearson Blue Jays 22 AA
RHP Grayson Rodriguez Orioles 19 A
RHP Brady Singer Royals 22 AA
C Ronaldo Hernandez Rays 21 A+
C Sam Huff Rangers 21 A+
C Jake Rogers Tigers 24 AAA
SS Wander Franco Rays 18 A
3B Nolan Jones Indians 21 A
SS Royce Lewis Twins 20 A+
2B Nick Madrigal White Sox 22 AA
SS Jorge Mateo Athletics 24 AAA
3B Isaac Paredes Tigers 20 AA
1B Evan White Mariners 23 AA
OF Jo Adell Angels 20 AA
OF Jarren Duran Red Sox 22 AA
OF Daniel Johnson Indians 23 AAA
OF Jarred Kelenic Mariners 19 A+
OF Luis Robert White Sox 21 AA



POS Name ORG Age Level
RHP Adbert Alzolay Cubs 24 AAA
RHP Ian Anderson Braves 21 AA
LHP Ben Bowden Rockies 24 AAA
LHP MacKenzie Gore Padres 20 A+
LHP Anthony Kay Mets 24 AAA
RHP Dustin May Dodgers 21 AA
RHP Adrian Morejon Padres 20 A+
RHP Luis Patino Padres 19 AA
RHP Sixto Sanchez Marlins 20 AA
RHP Devin Williams Brewers 24 AA
C Miguel Amaya Cubs 20 A+
C Joey Bart Giants 22 A+
C Daulton Varsho Diamondbacks 22 AA
3B Alec Bohm Phillies 22 AA
1B Will Craig Pirates 24 AAA
2B Isan Diaz Marlins 23 AAA
3B Nolan Gorman Cardinals 19 A+
SS Carter Kieboom Nationals 21 AAA
SS Gavin Lux Dodgers 21 AA
OF Dylan Carlson Cardinals 20 AA
OF Monte Harrison Marlins 23 AAA
OF Cristian Pache Braves 20 AA
OF Heliot Ramos Giants 19 A+
OF Alek Thomas Diamondbacks 19 A
OF Taylor Trammell Reds 21 AA

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