Brennen Davis, Xavier Edwards and some of the best young MLBbros in baseball will take the field for The 2021 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Coors Field in Denver — on the same day that the first round of the MLB Draft will be held in the same city.
Every year, the Futures Game is a showcase of the brightest young stars in baseball, the guys we really expect to carry the league going forward.
Our MLBbro and 2017 World Series MVP George Springer is one of the many notable alumni of this game.
Being selected to the game is truly considered an honor for young ballplayers, and gives our six young MLBbros (one won’t play due to injury) an opportunity to show the world the latest generation of Black ballplayers.
MLBbros Kyle Lewis, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Jo Addell, Touki Toussaint, Hunter Greene and Future Games MVP Taylor Trammell all played in the same Future Games in 2018, so the game definitely features the future stars of MLB.
31 of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects are on Futures Game rosters
In honor of this year’s Futures Game, I comprised an All-Star team of my own.
I’d put this All-MLBbros Futures Team up against any prospect list you can find.
Anchored by fireballer Hunter Greene and the aforementioned Davis & Edwards, these young MLBbros will be making headlines soon.
( * denotes players who are expected to play in the game.)
Josiah Gray*- RHP- Los Angeles Dodgers (No. 8 RHP prospect in MLB)
Hunter Greene – RHP – Cincinnati Reds (No. 10 RHP prospect in MLB)
Andre Jackson* – RHP – Los Angeles Dodgers (No. 27 prospect in Dodgers organization)
Bo Naylor – Cleveland Indians (No.3 prospect in Cleveland organization)
This was the toughest position to find an MLBBro to fill. Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell is the most notable Black first basemen of late, but as I searched through each team’s roster list there were no current first base prospects to be found.
I mentioned the need for defensive versatility before, and it seems like most black prospects are being placed where their athletic ability can be best used; shortstop or the outfield.
But with names like Frank Thomas, Willie McCovey, Eddie Murray, Dick Allen, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard … I mean I could really do this for a while…There are countless Black power hitters who’ve manned first base in the Bigs, so there’s surely another in the pipeline. If I’ve overlooked anyone, let me know in the comments.
Xavier Edwards* – Tampa Bay Rays (No. 3 2B prospect in MLB)
Jordan Walker – St. Louis Cardinals (No. 7 3B prospect in MLB)
C.J. Abrams (replaced due to injury)- San Diego Padres (No. 3 SS prospect in MLB)
Brennen Davis* – Chicago Cubs (No. 2 prospect in Cubs organization)
Michael Harris II* – Atlanta Braves (No. 9 prospect in Braves organization)
Jordyn Adams – Los Angeles Angels (No 3 prospect in Angels organization)
These Future stars will be going hard to prove that they are the elite prospects in the game, with hopes of one day playing on Tuesday night.