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Pair of Top Phillies Prospects Selected for MLB Futures Game

Devon Platana
A pair of top Philadelphia Phillies prospects have been selected for the 2022 MLB Futures Game.
A pair of top Philadelphia Phillies prospects have been selected for the 2022 MLB Futures Game. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is less than two weeks away, bringing several exciting activities for baseball fans to lose themselves in. While a lot of attention will be on attractions like the Home Run Derby, fans will also be treated to the stars of tomorrow during the MLB All-Star Futures Game

The Phillies have been hot and cold when it comes to giving their fans something to look forward to this season. Fortunately, Thursday's Futures Game roster reveal has given the Philadelphia faithful two reasons to tune into next week's event.

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The first player that will represent the Phillies at the Futures Game is Double-A Reading left-handed starting pitcher Erik Miller. He'll be joined by someone he's more than familiar with in the form of Fightin Phils teammate and catcher Logan O'Hoppe.

Miller showed promise across three minor-league levels during the 2021 minor league season, beginning the 2022 campaign in Double-A. He hasn't looked out of place at all. In fact, he's looked more than at home in 13 games (seven starts), tallying a 1.52 ERA, 1.099 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 23.2 innings.

Meanwhile, O'Hoppe's promotion to Triple-A last season didn't go as planned, resulting in his being back in Reading. He currently leads his team with 14 home runs, 39 RBIs and 111 total bases in 60 games, so it wouldn't be surprising if the 22-year-old was promoted again later this year.

Fans won't have to wait too long to see Miller and O'Hoppe in action. The 2022 MLB All-Star Futures Game takes place at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. ET.

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