Two Tigers Named to Futures Roster

The Futures Game, comprised in a US v. World format, is one of the best extras during All-Star Weekend. It’s the league’s showcase of up-and-coming talent on the Sunday afternoon before the midsummer classic. This year, the Tigers landed two invites, one for each team. Cameron Maybin, arguably the team’s brightest prospect, will represent the United States, while Humberto Sanchez will play for the World. Maybin missed some time for the West Michigan Whitecaps, but is back and continues to knock the cover off of the ball. In 130 at-bats, he has a .315/.412/.500 with 16 extra-base hits, 90% steal rate (9-for-10) and a 2.0 K:BB. Sanchez, recently promoted, dominted AA with the Erie Seawolves. In 11 starts, Sanchez (5-3) went 71.7 innings with a 1.76 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 3.2 K:BB. He has actually improved with the call-up to Toledo, tearing up the opposition in three starts. He is 3-0 with a 0.47 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 3.4 K:BB in 19 innings of work.

Here are the full rosters for both sides:
UNITED STATES:
P — (RH) Nick Adenhart – Cedar Rapids (LAA)
P — (RH) Homer Bailey – Chattanooga (Cin)
P — (LH) Gio Gonzalez – Reading (Phi)
P — (LH) Tom Gorzelanny – Indianapolis (Pit)
P — (RH) Nick Pereira – Fresno (SF)
P — (RH) Jason Hirsh – Round Rock (Hou)
P — (RH) Phil Hughes – Trenton (NYY)
P — (RH) Eric Hurley – Bakersfield (Tex)
P — (RH) Matt Lindstrom – Binghamton (NYM)
P — (RH) Adam Miller – Akron (Cle)
C — Kurt Suzuki – Midland (Oak)
C — Neil Walker – Lynchburg (Pit)
INF — Ryan Braun – Brevard County (Mil)
INF — Stephen Drew – Tucson (Ari)
INF — Josh Fields – Charlotte (CWS)
INF — Alex Gordon – Wichita (KC)
INF — Howie Kendrick – Salt Lake (LAA)
INF — Joe Koshansky – Tulsa (Col)
INF — Eric Patterson – West Tenn (Chi)
INF — Troy Tulowitzki – Tulsa (Col)
OF — Travis Buck – Midland (Oak)
OF — Billy Butler – Wichita (KC)
OF — Cameron Maybin – West Michigan (Det)
OF — Hunter Pence – Corpus Christi (Hou)
OF — Nolan Reimold – Frederick (Bal)
Manager — Gary Carter
Coach — Tim Bogar – Akron (Cle)
Coach — Stan Cliburn – Rochester (Min)
Coach — Stu Cole – Tulsa (Col)
Coach — Jackie Moore – Round Rock (Hou)
Coach — Jayhawk Owens – Chattanooga (Cin)
Pitching Coach — Stan Kyles – Nashville (Mil)

WORLD:
P — (RH) Yovani Gallardo – Brevard County (Mil)
P — (LH) Jaime Garcia – Quad Cities (STL)
P — (RH) Jose Garcia – Carolina (Fla)
P — (RH) Radhames Liz – Frederick (Bal)
P — (RH) Edgar Martinez – Portland (Bos)
P — (RH) Carlos Carrasco – Lakewood (Phi)
P — (LH) Davis Romero – Syracuse (Tor)
P — (RH) Jae Kuk Ryu – Iowa (Chi)
P — (RH) Juan Salas – Durham (TB)
P — (RH) Humberto Sanchez – Toledo (Det)
C — George Kottaras – Mobile (SD)
C — Salomon Manriquez – Harrisburg (Was)
INF — Joaquin Arias – Oklahoma (Tex)
INF — Yung Chi Chen – Inland Empire (Sea)
INF — Luis Cruz – Mobile (SD)
INF — Yunel Escobar – Mississippi (Atl)
INF — Joel Guzman – Las Vegas (LAD)
INF — Ching Lung Hu – Jacksonville (LAD)
INF — Pablo Sandoval – Augusta (SF)
INF — Joey Votto – Chattanooga (Cin)
OF — Wladimir Balentien – San Antonio (Sea)
OF — Anderson Gomes – Kannapolis (CWS)
OF — Carlos Gonzalez – Lancaster (Ari)
OF — Trent Oeltjen – New Britain (Min)
OF — Jose Tabata – Charleston (NYY)
Manager — Ferguson Jenkins
Coach — Dave Clark – Corpus Christi (Hou)
Coach — Todd Claus – Portland (Bos)
Coach — Chip Hale – Tucson (Ari)
Coach — Razor Shines – Charlotte (CWS)
Coach — John Shoemaker – Jacksonville (LAD)
Pitching Coach — Juan Nieves – Charlotte (CWS)

Here is a list past and present Tigers that have appeared in the game:
Nate Cornejo — P (2001)
Franklyn German — P (2002)
Alexis Gomez — OF (2003)*
Omar Infante — IF (2002)
Brandon Inge — C (2000)
Wil Ledezma — P (2004)
Justin Verlander — P (2005)
Joel Zumaya — P (2005)

* – with Kansas City

I’ll be back with a St. Louis preview later today.

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