The rosters for the 2015 All-Star Futures Game were announced on Thursday, and the list includes a couple of highly touted Colorado Rockies prospects.
Infielder Trevor Story, currently playing for Double-A New Britain, will suit up for the U.S. team when the annual contest takes place on Sunday, July 12 in Cincinnati. In the opposite dugout will be High-A Modesto outfielder Raimel Tapia, who was named to the World squad.
Story, 22, has burst back onto the radar of prospect hounds with a fine first half for the Rock Cats. The 2011 first rounder is hitting .286/.382/.535 with 35 extra-base hits, including 10 homers, and 15 stolen bases. Story has posted his lowest strikeout rate since 2012 and owns a 13.1 percent walk rate, significantly higher than his already solid career mark of 11.1.
Tapia exploded onto the scene with a huge stateside debut in 2013, hitting .357/.399/.562 at rookie-level Grand Junction. The 21-year-old outfielder certainly hasn't disappointed since then; after posting an .839 OPS with 33 steals in Low-A last season, Tapia owns a .306/.330/.459 line in High-A despite being two almost years younger than the average California league player.
Story is unranked on Baseball Prospectus' top 101 prospects list but held a spot there prior to the 2013 season. Tapia ranks No. 45 on the list. Both players are in the top 10 on our PuRPs list.