Baseball Factory Alumni Excel in Futures Game
Sunday’s Futures Game was a tight affair until the World Team scored seven runs in the ninth inning to defeat the U.S. Team 11-3. Twelve Baseball Factory alumni were selected to play in the game and several of them stood out with stellar performances.
Baseball Factory alumnus Ronald Guzman started for the World Team at first base and went 0-for-1 with a walk. Guzman was replaced in the middle of the game for another Baseball Factory alumnus, Josh Naylor.
The 19-year-old showed why he is one of the top prospects in the Miami Marlins system, going 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.
The 6’0” 225-pound first baseman has nine home runs, 18 doubles and 46 RBI in 72 games so far this season with Low-A Greensboro. Naylor was a first round selection (12th overall) by the Miami Marlins in the 2015 MLB Draft.
Baseball Factory coaches saw Naylor at the Under Armour All-America Game in 2014.
Alex Bregman started at third base and moved to shortstop later in the game for the U.S. Team. The Houston Astros prospect led all players in hits, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple and a run scored.
This season at Double-A Corpus Christi, the shortstop smacked 14 home runs and 16 doubles, walked more than he struck out and slashed .297/.415/.559. Since being called up to Triple-A Fresno, the 22-year-old has hit four home runs and three doubles in only seven games. The former LSU star was drafted with the second-overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft by the Houston Astros.
Baseball Factory coaches first saw Bregman at the 2009 Team One Futures Game. Bregman also played in the Under Armour Preseason All-America Tournament in both 2010 and 2011.
Cleveland Indians outfielder prospect Clint Frazier went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI, a double and a stolen base in the Futures Game.
Frazier is continuing his steady success at each level of the minor leagues. The 6’1” 21-year-old outfielder is slashing .287/.369/.485 with 11 home runs, 23 doubles, 43 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 76 games for the RubberDucks. Frazier was drafted with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Cleveland Indians.
Baseball Factory coaches saw Frazier play at the Under Armour All-America Game 2012.
Starting U.S. Team catcher Chance Sisco went 1-for-2 with the only home run for the U.S. Team.
After dominating Low-A and High-A ball in 2014 and the first half of 2015 in the Baltimore Orioles system, Sisco was called up to AA Bowie. The backstop struggled at the higher level in 2015, but this season the 21-year-old has turned it around. So far this season, Sisco is slashing .302/.392/.392 with 17 doubles for Double-A Bowie. Sisco was drafted in the second round (65th overall) of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.
Baseball Factory coaches saw Sisco at a 2010 College PREP in Azusa, California