Everything to know about the 2023 MLB All-Star Futures Game

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The 2023 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game is set for Saturday, July 8, at 7 p.m. ET at Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, where 50 of the game’s top Minor Leaguers will take the field together for the 24th edition of baseball’s greatest prospect showcase.

How to watch
The seven-inning game will air exclusively on Peacock and SiriusXM. MLB Network will co-produce the telecast with Dave Sims (play-by-play), Yonder Alonso (analyst), MLB Pipeline’s Jonathan Mayo (analyst), Siera Santos (reporter) and Caroline Pineda (reporter) on the call.

Rules
Prospects have been split into American League and National League sides. The game first switched from a US vs. World format in 2019, when the teams played to a 2-2 tie. The NL won in 2021 and the AL claimed its first victory in the format last summer.

The game will last seven innings, but in the case of a tie after seven innings, an eighth inning will be played. The game will end in a tie if it is still knotted after eight innings. A bottom of the 7th inning will be played regardless of the score. If an 8th inning is necessary, the batting team will begin the inning with a runner on second base.

• Re-entry into the game is permitted in the event of injury.

• The ABS (Automatic Balls and Strikes) Challenge System, which is employed in all 30 Triple-A ballparks and at the Single-A Florida State League in 2023, will be in effect. Each team will receive two challenges, and once a challenge is used, it is lost regardless of the outcome. Challenges are initiated by players (not managers) by tapping their helmet or hat.

Top prospects to watch
Twenty-eight of MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 prospects are in Seattle for the game, including No. 1 overall prospect Jackson Holliday and five more members of the Top 10: Brewers outfielder Jackson Chourio (No. 3), Red Sox shortstop Marcelo Mayer (No. 5), Nationals outfielder James Wood (No. 6), D-backs shortstop Jordan Lawlar (No. 7) and Cubs outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong (No. 10).

The NL has the advantage in that tally with 16 Top 100 representatives, compared to 12 on the AL side.

Six members of the American League infield (Yunior Caminero, Jackson Holliday, Colt Keith, Kyle Manzardo, Marcelo Mayer and Nick Yorke) and all three of its catchers (Harry Ford, Edgar Quero and Tyler Soderstrom) are featured on the Top 100, making those the most loaded position groups this year. The NL also has five Top 100 infielders and five Top 100 outfielders on its roster.

The NL is the deeper club on the mound, with four of the five Top 100 arms in the Futures Game: Giants lefty Kyle Harrison (No. 13), Phillies right-hander Mick Abel (No. 44), Cardinals right-hander Tink Hence (No. 64) and Brewers righty Jacob Misiorowski (No. 90). Rangers righty Owen White (No. 48) is the lone Top 100 prospect on the AL staff this year. 

Here are the 10 best overall prospects expected to take the field at Dodger Stadium, along with info on their current Minor League club and expected arrivals in the bigs:

No.1 Jackson Holliday, SS, ETA: 2024 (High-A Aberdeen, Orioles)
No. 3 Jackson Chourio, OF, ETA: 2024 (Double-A, Biloxi, Brewers)
No. 4 Marcelo Mayer, SS, ETA: 2024 (Double-A, Portland, Red Sox)
No. 5 James Wood, OF, ETA: 2024 (Double-A, Harrisburg, Nationals)
No. 6 Jordan Lawlar, SS, ETA: 2024 (Double-A Amarillo, D-backs)
No. 9 Pete Crow-Armstrong, OF, ETA: 2024 (Double-A, Tennessee, Cubs)
No. 11 Jackson Merrill, SS, ETA: 2024 (High-A, Fort Wayne, Padres)
No. 13 Kyle Harrison, LHP, ETA: 2023 (Triple-A, Sacramento, Giants)
No. 16 Junior Caminero, 3B/2B, ETA: 2025 (Double-A, Montgomery, Rays)

Managers and coaches
A pair of former Seattle Mariners fan favorites will be featured as managers: two-time All-Star and current MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds will lead the AL Futures squad, while MLB Senior Vice President of On-Field Operations Raul Ibañez will manage the NL Futures team. Among those serving as coaches at the Futures Game are former Major League All-Stars and Mariners legends Adrián Beltré, Jay Buhner, Mike Cameron, Alvin Davis, Félix Hernández, Jamie Moyer, Dan Wilson and Randy Winn.

Top Futures Game alumni
The Futures Game really does provide a unique window into baseball’s future. Eight of the top 10 career active leaders in WAR, and 14 of the top 20, all played in the Futures Game before becoming big league stars.

These are some of the stars that once took the field as Futures Gamers:

Miguel Cabrera, 2001 and ’02
Zack Greinke, 2003
Justin Verlander, 2005
Joey Votto, 2006 and ’07
Clayton Kershaw, 2007
Bryce Harper, 2010
Mike Trout, 2010 and ’11
Zack Wheeler, 2010 and ‘12
Jose Altuve, 2011
Paul Goldschmidt, 2011
Madison Bumgarner, 2011
Nolan Arenado, 2011 and ’12
Manny Machado, 2011 and ’12
Xander Bogaerts, 2012 and ‘13
Gerrit Cole, 2012
Francisco Lindor, 2012, ’13 and ‘14
Mookie Betts, 2014
Carlos Correa, 2014
Kris Bryant, 2014
Rafael Devers, 2015 and ‘17
Lucas Giolito, 2015
Aaron Judge, 2015
Alex Bregman, 2016
Ronald Acuña Jr., 2017
Bo Bichette, 2017 and ‘18
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 2017
Pete Alonso, 2018
Fernando Tatis Jr., 2018
Wander Franco, 2019
Julio Rodríguez, 2021
Bobby Witt Jr., 2021
Adley Rutschman, 2021
Michael Harris II, 2021
Corbin Carroll, 2022
Gunnar Henderson, 2022
Elly De La Cruz, 2022
Francisco Álvarez, 2022
Eury Pérez, 2022
Anthony Volpe, 2022
Shea Langeliers, 2022
Jordan Walker, 2022

More alum
Seven players who have participated in Development Programs led by MLB and USA Baseball are featured on the Futures rosters, including:

• OAK’s Lawrence Butler (Breakthrough Series, Hank Aaron Invitational)
• PHI’s Justin Crawford (Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series, Hank Aaron Invitational)
• SEA’s Harry Ford (DREAM Series)
• STL’s Tink Hence (Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series)
• PIT’s J.P. Massey (Breakthrough Series, DREAM Series)
• MIA’s Nasim Nunez (Breakthrough Series, Hank Aaron Invitational)
• LAA’s Kyren Paris (Breakthrough Series, Hank Aaron Invitational)

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