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Nationals' prospects Trea Turner and Lucas Giolito named to roster for 2015 All-Star Futures Game

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The top pitching and infield prospects in the Washington Nationals' system will be representing the Nats in the 2015 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park on July 12th. Lucas Giolito and Trea Turner are headed to Ohio.

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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.

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.