When Baseball America released its mid-season list of the Top 50 prospects in baseball last week, Washington Nationals' pitcher Lucas Giolito and shortstop Trea Turner both cracked the Top 10 with Giolito no.2 overall as the top pitching prospect in baseball and Turner no.9 overall.
[ed. note - "Joe Ross made the list too, at no.31, sorry Padres. #Rizzopointstohead."]
On Sunday, Giolito and Turner were the talk of the town in Cincinnati as the best prospects in the game gathered at Great American Ball Park for the Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game.
If you missed Giolito's two scoreless innings of work on the mound or Turner speeding around the bases and making Padres fans cry, don't fret, we collected all the coverage we could find, all in one place.
Maybe one day when we get a new laptop that doesn't freeze up every five minutes, we'll start doing something like this with Nationals news.
If only we could come up with a name for such a collection of links that tap into the wires...
Top 75 MLB Prospects, Mid-season update: New list to nitpick. Remember, I hate your team! http://t.co/W8CbkMC4R7 pic.twitter.com/c5ac3TSEMt— johnsickels (@MinorLeagueBall) July 13, 2015
• "Entering the game as a substitute, Turner doubled in two runs in his first at-bat, but he really electrified the crowd when he sent a line drive to the gap and used his speed to glide into third without a throw." - "Top 10 Futures Game moments" - Jonathan Mayo, MLB.com
.@jonmorosi chats with @Nationals prospect @LGio27 after the #FuturesGame win. #ASG pic.twitter.com/HDqHYUp83G— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) July 12, 2015
• "And the pitching was solid – led by starter Lucas Giolito (Nationals), who threw a pair of scoreless innings for a staff that limited the World team a single unearned run." - "Kyle Schwarber shines for team USA in Futures Game win" - Steve Gardner, USA TODAY Sports
The nerd who throws 98: How Lucas Giolito stayed true to his gaming roots, blossomed into a potential great. Column: http://t.co/niOSc0jUqP— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 12, 2015
• "Turner went 2-for-2 with the two RBIs, including a double. But his biggest highlight might have come before the game began." - "Turner and Giolito shine in U.S. All-Stars' 10-1 rout at Futures Game" - Byron Kerr, MASNSports.com
#Nationals prospect @treavturner with his Team USA autographed baseball #FuturesGame pic.twitter.com/1YHRR5anZ0— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) July 12, 2015
Trea Turner just tripled. He is 2-for-2 with a couple XBH. So fast. #Nats fans should be pumped.— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) July 12, 2015
Great job, @LGio27! The entire #Nats org. & our fans are proud you're ours! https://t.co/elX8LjHQN4— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 12, 2015
• "Trea Turner, the Washington Nationals' shortstop of the future (hint: Sept. 1 counts as "the future"), also smoked two extra-base hits, including a triple to the left-center gap on a 97 mph fastball." - "Conforto, Giolito stand out in Futures Game" - Keith Law, ESPN
After 2 scoreless, #Nationals Prospect @LGio27 joins @granthpaulsen in the SiriusXM #FuturesGame Team USA dugout pic.twitter.com/RAz38fmn8p— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) July 12, 2015
.@Nationals prospect & Team USA starter @LGio27 joined @granthpaulsen pre-#FuturesGame! https://t.co/ogIxcqTUNT— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) July 12, 2015
At Futures Game, Lucas Giolito and Trea Turner show Nats have a grip on what lies ahead. http://t.co/jLTK2hPdc7 pic.twitter.com/XAXcF6RSiN— Post Sports (@PostSports) July 13, 2015