Yoan Moncada named MVP of the Futures Game

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Red Sox second base prospect Yoan Moncada was named MVP of the Futures Game on Sunday evening, helping the World Futures to an 11-3 victory over the U.S. Futures. The 21-year-old went 2-for-5 with a monster go-ahead two-run home run in the eighth inning off of Anthony Banda.

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Others grabbing the spotlight for the World Futures included Padres prospect Manuel Margot, who robbed the Cardinals’ Carson Kelly of a home run in the sixth inning. Eloy Jimenez of the Cubs made a spectacular catch on a foul ball down the right field line at Petco Park and also belted a three-run homer. Alex Reyes, in the Cardinals’ organization, hit triple digits with his fastball velocity, yielding a pair of hits and a walk with four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.

As for the U.S. Futures, the Astros’ Alex Bregman went 3-for-5, finishing a homer shy of the cycle. The Orioles’ Chance Sisco drilled a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Francisco Rios. Clint Frazier, an Indians prospect, showed off his bat speed with a single and a double across three at-bats.