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Futures Games rosters by the numbers

June 29, 2016

Rosters for the 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game have been revealed, and there's plenty of attention-grabbing talent. The game, which takes place in San Diego on Sunday, July 10, and will be broadcast live on MLB Network, has long been a breeding ground for Major League-level talent, and this

Rosters for the 18th annual SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game have been revealed, and there's plenty of attention-grabbing talent. The game, which takes place in San Diego on Sunday, July 10, and will be broadcast live on MLB Network, has long been a breeding ground for Major League-level talent, and this year should be no different. With the game just around the corner, here's a breakdown of the rosters by the numbers.
By rank & class
Top 100 Prospects: 18
Teams with No. 1 prospects on roster: 8
First-round Draft picks: 15
Triple-A: 23
Double-A: 19
High A: 5
Low A: 3
Geographically
No. of countries & territories represented: 12
Country with most players represented (non-U.S.): Dominican Republic (13)
State with most players represented: California (7)
By age & size
Youngest player: Josh Naylor, Marlins (19)
Oldest player:J.T. Chargois, Twins (25)
Biggest player:Joe Musgrove, Astros (6-foot-5, 265 pounds)
Smallest player:Dilson Herrera, Mets (5-foot-11, 150 pounds)
By tools
Best fastball: Chargois, Twins (80 grade)
Best curveball:Jeff Hoffman, Rockies (65 grade)
Best slider:Josh Hader, Brewers (60 grade)
Best changeup:Jharel Cotton, Dodgers (60 grade)
Best control: Musgrove, Astros (70 grade)
Best hit tool: Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox; Alex Bregman, Astros; Austin Meadows, Pirates; Yoan Moncada, Red Sox (60 grade)
Best speed: Jorge Mateo, Yankees (80 grade)
Best power: Clint Frazier, Indians; Eloy Jimenez, Cubs; Josh Naylor, Marlins; Tyler O'Neill, Mariners; Hunter Renfroe, Padres; Gary Sanchez, Yankees (60 grade)
Best arm (catcher): Francisco Mejia, Indians; Sanchez, Yankees (70 grade),
Best arm (infielder): Demeritte, Rangers; Mateo, Yankees; Moncada, Red Sox (60 grade),
Best arm (outfielder):Jorge Bonifacio, Royals; Eloy Jimenez, Cubs; Hunter Renfroe (60 grade)
Best fielder (catcher): Carson Kelly, Cardinals; Mejia, Indians (55)
Best fielder (infielder): Dominic Smith, Mets (60 grade)
Best fielder (outfielder): Benintendi, Red Sox; Manny Margot, Padres; Austin Meadows, Pirates (60 grade)