The top pitching and infield prospects in the Washington Nationals' system will represent the Nats in the 2015 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game on July 12th in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park according to press releases this afternoon.
Lucas Giolito, the Nationals' 2012 1st Round pick, and Trea Turner, a 2014 1st Round pick by the San Diego Padres who was acquired as the PTBNL in this winter's three-team deal with the Padres and Tampa Bay Rays, were both named to the rosters for the the Futures Game today.
The 2015 U.S. Team, led by Ken Griffey Sr.: pic.twitter.com/cnhUihE1eo— MLB Communications (@MLB_PR) June 25, 2015
Giolito, 20, appeared in the Futures Game for the first time last season. In eight starts and 43 ⅔ IP this season at Class-A Potomac, the right-hander is (2-4) with a 3.71 ERA, a 1.55 FIP, 12 walks (2.47 BB/9) and 57 Ks (11.75 K/9).
Turner, 21, put up a .322/.385/.471 line in 58 games and 254 plate appearances at Double-A in the Padres' system before he was included in the three-team deal this month, a year after he signed for $2.9M out of the draft.
In 10 games and 41 PAs with the Nationals' Double-A affiliate so far, the shortstop is 14 for 39 (.359/.366/.513) with four doubles and a triple.
Nationals' major leaguer Bryce Harper, who appeared in the Futures Game in 2011, is currently leading all vote-getters for the big league version of the All-Star Game, so Washington will be well-represented with some impressive young talent when the baseball world goes to Cincinnati for this summer's edition of the Midsummer Classic.