PHOENIX - While watching the Futures Games from Chase Field, it looks like the Diamondbacks are in good shape with a couple of their young players.
Left-hander Tyler Skaggs got the ball to start the game for the USA and got through it cleanly, allowing a walk, and didn’t seemed overwhelmed by the occasion in his one inning of work.
Slugger Paul Goldschmidt went hitless in four at-bats but showed a glimpse of his power with a couple of well struck balls.
It’s a great event for those fans that want to see, well, the game’s future stars like Bryce Harper (Nationals), Arizona State product Jason Kipnis (Indians) and MVP Grant Green (A’s).
Harper was the biggest name as he is widely considered the minor league’s top prospect despite being just 18. He didn’t look good in this particular game at the plate, but produce some murmur in the crowd when he threw home from a few steps in front of the left field fence and made it to the plate on a fly.
It wasn’t in time to get the runner, but was impressive nonetheless. If it was only a little more on line, it might have been the play of the game.
It’s what the game is about – the what ifs – and projecting what is in store for the game in the years to come.