The future was on full display in Los Angeles at the MLB Future’s Game with a lot of eyes on the top prospects for the Yankees and Mets.
Anthony Volpe and Francisco Alvarez have been the talks of both franchises for some time, with Volpe putting up impressive numbers with the Somerset Patriots. Alvarez has shot up to Triple-A, and Mets fans are imploring the team move him up to the majors to fill its dire need behind the plate.
As it turned out, it was a fairly quiet night for both players as the American League Future’s topped the National League Future’s 6-4.
Anthony Volpe chats with CC Sabathia 💪 pic.twitter.com/LZNzxhPzN0— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) July 16, 2022
Volpe was 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts. He was joined by fellow Yankees prospects Ken Waldichuck and Jasson Dominguez.
Waldichuck began the season in Somerset, and is now twirling zeroes at Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Waldichuck tossed only a third of a inning at the end of the game.
Dominguez, who was recently promoted from Single-A Tampa to High-A Hudson Valley made a huge statement with a two-run homer in the third inning that tied the game at three.
Dominguez is hitting .266 with 9 homers and 36 RBI in Tampa. At 19-years old, he probably is another year away from making an appearance with the Somerset Patriots.
As for the Mets prospects, Francisco Alvarez had two plate appearances as a designated hitter, going 0-for-1 with a walk.
Alvarez hit .277 with 18 homers and 47 RBI at Double-A Binghamton. He is hitting only .087 right now at Triple-A.
"Feels great to be back. I have my family here. I'm super excited. It's just a great moment for me and my family."— SNY (@SNYtv) July 16, 2022
- Francisco Álvarez on being at the Futures Game pic.twitter.com/kdnGOk31Kg
Mark Vientos’ who has been moving around the infield for the Mets at Triple-A Syracuse from third base to shortstop to first base, was 0-for-2 with a walk and strikeout. He played primarily first base.
Vientos is hitting .255 with 16 homers and 55 RBI with Syracuse.
Of course any one of these prospects could end up in a mega deal down the road, especially after Saturday’s news that the Washington Nationals are looking to trade star outfielder Juan Soto who rejected a $440 million contract extension. The Yankees and Mets could be among those interested.
https://t.co/fEf5TZdwiy The 23d Futures Game is the Juan Soto Invitational, because it is going to take a lot of the best prospects to even have a chance at the game’s best hitter … but the NY teams, especially the Yankees, should be ready to overwhelm if possible.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) July 16, 2022