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2023 MLB Futures Game: Rosters, Top Prospects, How to Watch

Aidan Cotter
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The MLB's next generation of stars gather at the Seattle Mariners' T-Mobile Park on Saturday night to play in the 2023 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m. EST.

The 24th edition features a seven-inning affair between the National League's and American League's top prospects. Let's find out how to watch the game before diving into the rosters for each side.

*All prospect rankings courtesy of Major League Baseball.

How To Watch

TV/Stream: Peacock

Radio: SiriusXM

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

American League Roster

Pitchers

PositionPlayerOrganizationRankingMLB ETA
RHPOwen WhiteTEX462023
RHPClayton BeeterNYY--2023
RHPJonathan CannonCWS--2025
LHPJoey CantilloCLE--2023
LHPShane DrohanBOS--2023
RHPDavid FestaMIN--2024
RHPWill KleinKC--2024
RHPSem RobberseTOR--2024
RHPYosver ZuluetaTOR--2023

The American League pitching staff is the least-heralded group of the event with just a single top-100 player, per the MLB.com rankings. Texas Rangers righty Owen White holds down the fort for the AL. The 2018 second-round pick got a taste of the majors last month -- giving up three runs in two relief innings before being sent down. He'll likely return to the bigs later this season.

Batters

PositionPlayerOrganizationRankingMLB ETA
SSJackson HollidayBAL12024
SSMarcelo MayerBOS42024
3B/2BJunior CamineroTB162025
CHarry FordSEA272025
1B/CTyler SoderstromOAK352023
OFHeston KjerstadBAL382024
1BKyle ManzardoTB402023
3B/2BColt KeithDET412024
CEdgar QueroLAA692025
OFDrew GilbertHOU732025
2BNick YorkeBOS882024
OF/3BJustyn-Henry MalloyDET--2023
SS/2BKyren ParisLAA--2024
1B/OFLawrence ButlerOAK--2024
OFJonatan ClaseSEA--2024
OFSpencer JonesNYY--2025

What the AL lacks in top-ranked pitchers, they make up for in hitters. Two top-five prospects lead the way for an American League squad that features 11 top-100 hitters.

Of course, all eyes will be on the consensus No. 1 prospect in baseball: Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jackson Holiday. Holiday, who is just 19 years old, has blasted through the minors in his short career and is currently hitting .310 with a .430 weighted on-base average (wOBA) in High-A Aberdeen. The 2022 first-overall pick won't see the majors this season but may be up to stay next summer.

Not to be outdone by their division rivals, the Boston Red Sox feature their own superstar shortstop in Marcelo Mayer.

The fourth-overall pick in 2021 has progressed quickly through the minors and will likely debut in the majors next season. Mayer's hit just .194 through 28 Double-A games, but his strikeout rate is under 20.0% for the first time in his minor league career.

National League Roster

Pitchers

PositionPlayerOrganizationRanking MLB ETA
LHPKyle HarrisonSF132023
RHPMick AbelPHI442024
RHPTink HenceSTL642024
RHPJacob MisiorowskiMIL902025
LHPCarson WhisenhuntSF982025
RHPJ.P. MasseyPIT--2025
LHPPatrick MonteverdeMIA--2024
RHPSpencer SchwellenbachATL--2025
RHPMike VasilNYM--2024

Unlike their American League counterparts, the National League features a number of highly touted pitching prospects. Chief among those is San Francisco Giants lefty Kyle Harrison. Harrison has struggled somewhat at Triple-A Sacramento this season with a 4.79 ERA in 56.1 innings. However, he led the minors with a 14.8 K/9 last year and could reach San Francisco by the end of this season.

Batters

PositionPlayerOrganizationRankingMLB ETA
OFJackson ChourioMIL32024
OFJames WoodWSH52024
SSJordan LawlarAZ62024
OFPete Crow-ArmstrongCHI92024
SSJackson MerrillSD112024
SS/3BNoelvi MarteCIN182024
C/2B/OFEndy RodriguezPIT372023
CDalton RushingLAD492025
3B/SSBrady HouseWSH722025
CJeferson QueroMIL762024
OFJustin CrawfordPHI872026
OFYanquiel FernandezCOL942025
SS/2BRyan BlissAZ--2024
3B/1BB.J. Murray Jr.CHI--2024
SSNasim NunezMIA--2024
OFVictor Scott IISTL--2025

The AL may have the top prospect in baseball, but the NL won't be short of exciting offensive talent. The National League will trot out four of the top 10 prospects in the sport in addition to eight other top-100 hitters.

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio leads the way for the National League. The MLB's No. 3 prospect is up to Double-A Biloxi -- where he's hit .247 with 10 homers and 23 stolen bases this season. An international signee from the Dominican Republic, Courio will be making his second consecutive Futures Game appearance and figures to debut for Milwaukee in 2024.

The Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs both have top-10 outfielders playing Saturday. Washington's James Wood was recently promoted to Double-A Harrisburg. There, he's collected a .354 wOBA and 6 homers through 32 games. Wood's size (6'6", 240 lbs) and power have drawn Adam Dunn comparisons -- and it's easy to see why:

As for the Cubs, Pete Crowe-Armstrong may not be as big as Wood but has plenty of pop himself. With 10 homers and 23 stolen bases through 60 games at Double-A Tennessee, Crowe-Armstrong is a five-tool player. With 80-grade fielding, the 21-year-old will be in the majors soon, but his second consecutive Futures Game should suffice for now.

Finally, the Arizona Diamondbacks' Jordan Lawler rounds out the NL's top-10 prospects. The sixth-overall pick in 2021, Lawler tore up Single-A last year and has adjusted nicely in Double-A Amarillo this season. Through 64 games, Lawler owns a .808 OPS, 12 homers, and 26 stolen bases.

Those are just a few of the numerous exciting young players appearing in Saturday's Future Game. Tune in at 7 p.m. EST on Peacock to see them all in action.


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