Orioles prospect Bundy makes Futures roster
Right-handers Dylan Bundy and Gerrit Cole are among the top
minor leaguers selected to play in next month’s Futures Game at
Bundy has become one of Baltimore’s top prospects in his first
season of professional baseball and Cole pitched five effective
innings in his first start for Pittsburgh’s Double-A affiliate on
Wednesday. Cole was the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s draft and
Bundy went to the Orioles at No. 4.
Speedy shortstop Billy Hamilton, one of Cincinnati’s top minor
leaguers, also is on the U.S. roster for the July 8 game, part of
baseball’s All-Star festivities at Kansas City.
The teams were revealed on Thursday and include 17 former
first-round draft picks. The Dominican Republic leads the world
roster with eight players.