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2012 All Star Futures Game Alums

The Futures Game is one of the more exciting things about the All-Star break festivities. This game started in 1999, and it pits the best prospects from the United States against the best prospects from the rest of the world. Alums of this game include Jose Reyes, Alfonso Soriano, Aaron Hill and Billy Butler.

As great as all of these games have been, the 2012 meeting may have had the greatest group of players. Many of the players from this year’s game have even been called up to the major leagues this season. Here are some of those players that have been called up and have made impacts on contending clubs:

Dylan Bundy, RHP

Team: Baltimore Orioles

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 10th overall

To put it simply, Bundy projects to be the Orioles’ top pitcher in the future. He has a plus fastball and an unbelievable curveball. In his debut, he pitched a scoreless 9th inning for an Orioles team that is the middle of a hot Postseason chase. Bundy could be a huge contributor for the remainder of the season.

Manny Machado, INF

Team: Baltimore Orioles

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 3rd overall

Machado’s pro career started with a bang. In his first full Major League series, he had six extra base hits, with three of them being dingers. He has played in more than 40 games for the Orioles, and his defensive play has been huge for this amazing run for the Orioles.

Mike Olt, 1B/3B/OF

Team: Texas Rangers

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 49th overall

Olt has played sparingly for the powerhouse Rangers, but he will definitely be a part of the Rangers’ future plans. He has hit with tremendous power at all of the minor league levels, and he should have no problem making the Major League club out of Spring Training next season.

Jurickson Profar, MIF

Team: Texas Rangers

Drafted: 2009, signed as amateur free agent

This kid’s play is as electric as his personality. His first Major League at-bat started out the same way as his first Futures Game at-bat: with a home run. He became the second youngest player in MLB history to hit a HR in his first AB. He is either the future at SS for Texas, or he will be major trade bait for the Rangers.

Juan Segura, SS

Team: Milwaukee Brewers (traded from LAA in Greinke deal)

Drafted: 2007, signed as an amateur free agent

Segura was the biggest prospect the Brewers got back in the Greinke deal. He has been a steadying force in the lineup and in the field for the Brewers as they have made an incredible late season push into contention.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Drafted: 2009, 1st round, 40th overall

He has not pitched that well this season, but his future seems very bright. Skaggs is only 20 years old, and he and Bauer should combine to be quite the pitching duo in Arizona for years to come.

Tweet to @MLBFanCave and @KyleOKC using the hash tag #MLBFC and let us know which of your favorite team’s prospects you are most excited about.

The Futures Game is one of the more exciting things about the All-Star break festivities. This game started in 1999, and it pits the best prospects from the United States against the best prospects from the rest of the world. Alums of this game include Jose Reyes, Alfonso Soriano, Aaron Hill and Billy Butler.

As great as all of these games have been, the 2012 meeting may have had the greatest group of players. Many of the players from this year’s game have even been called up to the major leagues this season. Here are some of those players that have been called up and have made impacts on contending clubs:

Dylan Bundy, RHP

Team: Baltimore Orioles

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 10th overall

To put it simply, Bundy projects to be the Orioles’ top pitcher in the future. He has a plus fastball and an unbelievable curveball. In his debut, he pitched a scoreless 9th inning for an Orioles team that is the middle of a hot Postseason chase. Bundy could be a huge contributor for the remainder of the season.

Manny Machado, INF

Team: Baltimore Orioles

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 3rd overall

Machado’s pro career started with a bang. In his first full Major League series, he had six extra base hits, with three of them being dingers. He has played in more than 40 games for the Orioles, and his defensive play has been huge for this amazing run for the Orioles.

Mike Olt, 1B/3B/OF

Team: Texas Rangers

Drafted: 2010, 1st round, 49th overall

Olt has played sparingly for the powerhouse Rangers, but he will definitely be a part of the Rangers’ future plans. He has hit with tremendous power at all of the minor league levels, and he should have no problem making the Major League club out of Spring Training next season.

Jurickson Profar, MIF

Team: Texas Rangers

Drafted: 2009, signed as amateur free agent

This kid’s play is as electric as his personality. His first Major League at-bat started out the same way as his first Futures Game at-bat: with a home run. He became the second youngest player in MLB history to hit a HR in his first AB. He is either the future at SS for Texas, or he will be major trade bait for the Rangers.

Juan Segura, SS

Team: Milwaukee Brewers (traded from LAA in Greinke deal)

Drafted: 2007, signed as an amateur free agent

Segura was the biggest prospect the Brewers got back in the Greinke deal. He has been a steadying force in the lineup and in the field for the Brewers as they have made an incredible late season push into contention.

Tyler Skaggs, LHP

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks

Drafted: 2009, 1st round, 40th overall

He has not pitched that well this season, but his future seems very bright. Skaggs is only 20 years old, and he and Bauer should combine to be quite the pitching duo in Arizona for years to come.

Tweet to @MLBFanCave and @KyleOKC using the hash tag #MLBFC and let us know which of your favorite team’s prospects you are most excited about.