According to MLB.com, Orioles prospects Hunter Harvey and Dariel Alvarez have been selected to play in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game. The 16th annual Futures Game will be held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday, July 13th, two days before the All-Star Game. The Futures game pits prospects from the United States against prospects from other countries against each other as part of All-Star Sunday.
Harvey, a right-handed starting pitcher currently playing for Class A Delmarva, the Orioles’ first-round pick in 2013, sports a 4-4 record with a 2.98 ERA through 13 starts. In 66.1 innings, Harvey has struck out 76 batters, while allowing 28 walks and 47 hits. Alvarez, an outfielder from Cuba, is batting .308 in 73 games for Class AA Bowie and has 12 home runs, 19 doubles, and 57 RBIs. The Orioles signed Alvarez to a minor league contract in July of 2013.
The Futures Game features players selected by Major League Baseball to showcase upcoming prospects and farm systems. At least one player from each major league team is selected. 13 players currently on the Orioles 40-man roster have been selected to the Futures Game in the past. Former Team World players are Nelson Cruz, Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop, and Henry Urrutia. Former Team USA players are Zach Britton, Dylan Bundy, Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Brian Matusz, Steve Pearce, Nolan Reimold, Jemile Weeks, and Delmon Young.
Harvey will be playing for Team USA and Alvarez will be playing for Team World. The Futures Game airs at 5 PM Eastern standard time on MLB Network and can be watched online at MLB.com.