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Two Dodger Prospects to Play in All-Star Futures Game

Corey Seager and Julion Urias show that the Dodgers farm system is deep with talent



    In the 15 years since the inception of the Futures Game 115 players have gone on to make a Major League All-Star team.

    The Dodgers are hoping their two players in this year’s game will add to that list.

    Corey Seager and Julio Urias, teammates on L.A.’s single-A affiliate Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, will play against each other Sunday, July 13th at Target Field. Seager for the U.S. Team, Urias for the World Team.

    The Futures game brings together the top minor league talent across leagues from class High-A to Triple-A. The U.S. Team has won the last four Future Games and lead the overall series, 9-6.

    Seager, 20, has destroyed the California League.

    The Dodgers first round pick in 2012 leads the league in doubles (28), slugging percentage (.626), OPS (1.033), total bases (171), and he’s second in batting average (.355) and hits (97). He’s shown on the field why he deserves to be the Dodgers top minor league prospect.

    Urias is only 17 years old, but scouts salivate over his pitching ability.

    The lefty showed he’s the real deal in spring training when, during a big league start against the San Diego Padres, he pitched a scoreless inning while striking out two big league hitters.

    In his first full season last year in Great Lakes, the lefty showed flashes of Clayton Kershaw like dominance. He finished 2-0 with a 2.48 ERA and in 54 ⅓ innings he struck out 67 batters and only walked 16.

    Despite his 5-foot-11-inch 160 pound frame, Urias throws a fastball that can top 95 MPH. If he can stay healthy, the Mexico native could be spending his 21st birthday drinking in the summer air at Chavez Ravine.