Welcome to All-Star week in Seattle! This is he most anticipated event in Seattle this summer (Maybe besides the Eras Tour, If you know you know). Festivities start this Friday, July 7th with the HBCU Swingman Classic. Saturday the 8th will feature the MLB Futures Game, along with the Celebrity Softball Game. One ticket will get you into both events!
Harold Reynolds, Raul Ibanez, Felix Hernandez and other Mariners stars headline the coaching staff for the game. If you are really into the prospect side of the game, this is the event for you.
The Futures game is essentially the All-Star Game for the prospects. Most of the top prospects will be present for this event. The Mariners will be sending two of their own to the game, Jonathan Clase and Harry Ford. Clase is the Mariners' 11th ranked prospect, while Harry Ford is the Mariners' #1 prospect. Here is the link to the complete AL/NL Roster for the game.
This will not be Harry Ford's first time in the spotlight. Ford participated in the World Baseball Classic earlier this year. He played for Great Brittan, and was one of the few bright spots for the team. Harry's slashline was .308/.400/.646/1.246. He also clubbed 2 home runs and drove in 4. While he only played in 4 games, He showed that the big stage is not too big for him.
2022 Number 1 overall pick Jackson Holliday headlines a full crop of top prospects playing in the Futures Game. Holliday is the number one prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Holliday, the son of former 7x All-Star Matt Holliday, is looking like the number 1 prospect in baseball should. He is tearing the cover off the ball, hitting .331/.466/.523/.989 in High A for the Orioles.
Other top 10 Prospects include Jackson Chourio (3), Marcelo Mayer (4), James Wood (5), Jordan Lawler (6) and Pete Crow-Armstrong (9). Chourio started 2022 as an unranked prospect, and shot up boards throughout the year. He will move up to 2nd when Elly De La Cruz officially graduates.
As of writing this, Tickets to this event are sold out on ticketmaster. But on sites such as SeatGeek, tickets are selling for as low as $9. You are not going to want to miss this game! Also starting Saturday the 8th, the Playball Ballpark will be open throughout the rest of the weekend. You have the chance to meet legends such as Edgar Martinez, Jamie Moyer, Felix Hernandez, Tino Martinez, Andre Dawson, Lee Smith, Rollie Fingers, Freddie Garcia and much, much more!