The 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game will be held on Saturday, July 16, at Dodger Stadium, and while complete rosters for the showcase will be revealed on Thursday on MLB Network, SiriusXM on Wednesday unveiled a handful of the participants, including six prospects ranked among MLB Pipeline’s Top 100.
Baseball’s No. 3 overall prospect, Corbin Carroll, is the top-ranked player among the eight announced on Wednesday. The D-backs outfield prospect will be joined on the National League roster by Marlins right-hander Eury Pérez (No. 17), Padres outfielder Robert Hassell III (No. 25) and Giants lefty Kyle Harrison (No. 27).
On the American League side, 2021 No. 2 overall Draft pick Jack Leiter (Rangers, No. 18) will be joined by Rays infielder Curtis Mead (No. 62), Angels left-hander Ky Bush (LAA No. 4) and Red Sox outfielder Ceddanne Rafaela (BOS No. 27) ).
The 2022 Futures Game features the top Minor League prospects competing as part of the first-ever All-Star Saturday. It will once again feature a National League vs. American League format, which was introduced in 2019 following 20 years of US vs. World matchups. The game, which is scheduled for seven innings, will begin at 7 pm ET/4 PT exclusively on Peacock and SiriusXM.
Two-time World Series Champion and World Series-winning manager Mike Scioscia will lead the NL squad, while fellow World Series Champion and 2007 NL Most Valuable Player Jimmy Rollins will manage the AL team.
SiriusXM, the Official Satellite Radio Partner of Major League Baseball, will provide live play-by-play coverage of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on MLB Network Radio. The game can be heard by SiriusXM subscribers on SiriusXM radios (channel 89), on the SXM App and online at SiriusXM.com/mlb.
Gates open at 2 pm PT on All-Star Saturday with the first 10,000 fans to receive a special All-Star souvenir giveaway. Tickets for All-Star Saturday, which are available now, can be purchased at AllStarGame.com.
Here are the eight players – four from each league – who we know will be in Los Angeles.
Jack Leiter, RHP, Texas Rangers (No. 18 overall prospect)
The No. 2 pick in the 2021 MLB Draft, Leiter possesses four plus pitches, highlighted by an elite, mid-90s fastball. He has 60 strikeouts in just 48 2/3 innings at Double-A.
Curtis Mead, 3B/1B, Tampa Bay Rays (No. 62 overall prospect)
The right-handed slugger has posted a .294/.388/.532 slash line with 34 extra-base hits in 62 games between Double-A and Triple-A this season.
Ky Bush, LHP, Los Angeles Angels (LAA No. 4 prospect)
The 6-foot-6 Bush has struck out 61 batters in 63 2/3 innings at Double-A this season. Over a four-start stretch from May 28 through June 17, he threw 24 innings and allowed a total of two earned runs.
Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/3B/SS, Boston Red Sox (BOS No. 26 prospect)
Rafaela is listed at just 5-foot-8, 152 pounds, but he has displayed significant pop this year as he’s belted 15 homers in 68 games. He’s also been successful on 17 of 19 steal attempts thanks to his 60-grade speed.
Corbin Carroll, OF, Arizona D-backs (No. 3 overall prospect)
Carroll has racked up 16 homers and 20 stolen bases through 58 games for the Amarillo Sod Poodles. He is the only player in the Texas League with at least 15 HRs and 15 steals. His slash line is a sensational .313 / .430 / .643.
eury Perez, RHP, Miami Marlins (No. 17 overall prospect)
The 6-foot-8 Pérez has flashed dominance during his two seasons in the Minors, compiling a 2.49 ERA, a .174 opponents’ batting average and 185 strikeouts through 134 innings. And he doesn’t turn 20 until next April.
Robert Hassell III, OF, San Diego Padres (No. 25 overall prospect)
Hassell has earned above-average scouting grades across the board, led by his 60-grade hit skill. The lefty has registered a .300-plus average and an .800-plus OPS in each of his first two seasons in the Minors. He has also stolen 53 bases in 173 career games.
Kyle Harrison, LHP, San Francisco Giants (No. 27 overall prospect)
Armed with a sharp slider and a fastball that reaches 98 mph, Harrison has struck out 116 batters in just 65 1/3 innings this season. He has issued only 29 walks and limited opponents to a .181 average.