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Michael Harris playing center, hitting fifth for NL in Futures Game

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Michael Harris II making a name for himself this futures weekend already with an impressive BP show

Michael Harris, Atlanta Braves prospect, takes a swing in a game for the Rome Braves
Michael Harris, Atlanta Braves prospect, takes a swing in a game for the Rome Braves
Image Credit: Mills Fitzner

Major League Baseball is going all out for this years MLB Draft, with the show getting started at 3 PM EST with the Futures game. For those who may not know, the Futures Game is packed with some of the leagues top minor league talent all together on one field for a showcase of what the future of baseball may look like. Representing the Braves this year are outfielders Michael Harris II, and Drew Waters.

Michael Harris is getting the start and playing center field for the National League roster.

National League

  1. Alek Thomas, LF, Arizona Diamondbacks
  2. Jose Barrero, SS, Cincinatti Reds
  3. Nolan Gorman, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals
  4. Luis Campusano, C, San Diego Padres
  5. Michael Harris II, CF, Atlanta Braves
  6. Brennen Davis, RF, Chicago Cubs
  7. Ryan Vilde, DH, Colorado Rockies
  8. Bryson Stott, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies
  9. Michael Toglia, 1B, Colorado Rockies

Rounding out the starting roster will be St. Louis Cardinals prospect Matthew Liberatore.

American League

  1. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Royals
  2. Jarred Kelenic, LF, Mariners
  3. Julio Rodriguez, RF, Mariners
  4. Adley Rutschman, C, Orioles
  5. Nick Pratto, 1B, Royals
  6. Yoelqui Cespedes, DH, White Sox
  7. Riley Greene, CF, Tigers
  8. Spencer Torkelson, 3B, Tigers
  9. Xavier Edwards, 2B, Rays

Cole Winn will get the start on the mound for the American League.

Harris is already making a name for himself in batting practice including some praise from the incredibly knowledgable Emily Waldon:

Baseball America’s JJ Cooper touching on Michael’s power:

The game starts at 3 PM EST and can be found on MLB Network, or via stream on MLB.com