Good things happen when you lead Minor League Baseball in homers.
A week after being called up to Triple-A, former Arizona Wildcats standout and current Philadelphia Phillies infield prospect Scott Kingery was chosen to participate in the 2017 Futures Game
The Futures Game, which takes place at Marlins Park in Miami on July 9, features the best prospects in baseball, and Kingery, who has crushed 22 homers this season, is evidently one of them.
The full roster can be found here. The Futures Game pits the top American players against the top international players.
Kingery was drafted in the second round by the Phillies in 2015 after his junior season at Arizona.
The 23-year-old was a career .351 hitter with the Wildcats, but only hit six homers in his career at Arizona (playing a majority of his games at cavernous Hi Corbett Field didn’t help) and split time at second base and outfield.
Kingery is the Phillies’ No. 11 prospect and MLB.com estimates he will make his MLB debut in 2018.
The Phoenix native is batting .310/.369/.608 this season in Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Former Arizona commit Michael Kopech is representing the Chicago White Sox in the Futures Game. The right-hander was drafted in the first round by the Boston Red Sox in 2014, leading him to go pro instead of playing collegiately at Arizona.
The 21-year-old was dealt to Chicago in the Red Sox’s trade for All-Star left-hander Chris Sale.
Known for a fastball that regularly touches 100 MPH, Kopech is one of the top prospects in all of baseball. MLB.com lists him at No. 16.
You can watch Kopech and Kingery take the field in Miami on Sunday, July 9 at 1 p.m. PST on MLB Network.
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