Top outfield prospect Christian Yelich is going to the event for the second time. Yelich has a lot of potential and he proved it during spring training in March but because he is still so young, the Marlins did not call him up to the major league roster at the beginning of the year.
Yelich will be joining the United States Team as he did a year ago when he was playing for Single-A Jupiter in the Marlins farm system. However, Yelich has been bitten by the injury bug, which has landed him on the minor league disabled list with a strained abdominal muscle.
This season, Yelich is performing very well. He is batting .262 with six home runs and 28 RBIs for Double-A Jacksonville. He also has 12 doubles and six triples and could have more if he was not hampered by the injuries.
Another Futures Game appearance just adds to the list of accomplishments he has achieved throughout his young career. An Arizona Fall League Rising Stars nomination and a Southern League Player of the Week in May is just the start of it. A September call-up would add to a great year and a glimpse into a hopeful future of the team with Giancarlo Stanton and Yelich roaming the outfield.