Jun
25

Montero, Banuelos elected to Futures Game

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Rosters for the 2009 Futures Game were announced today, with Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos elected to represent the Yanks. Montero played in the game last year, as did Ramiro Pena, who was a late add following an injury. You can see the World roster here, and the USA roster here. The game is scheduled for July 12th in St. Louis, the Sunday before the All Star Game.

Categories : Asides, Minors
  • K.B.D.

    Brett Lawrie is so good they put him on the roster twice.

  • Ivan

    That’s great. It gives guys and gals out there who have not seen Montero a sneak peak.

    • jsbrendog

      like me for one. awesome

      • Billy

        you dont have to see to believe in jesus.

        • jsbrendog

          oh so well played

          • Billy

            but all joking aside there are some videos of him on youtube if you really had to see. he hits a homerun in one of them (bomb) and he hits a 419ft flyout to center in another.

  • rbizzler

    Wow, i am a bit surprised about Banuelos. Not that selection to the Future’s Game is definitive of future success. Nice to see him get some recognition as he is having a pretty solid season.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      Yeah.

      Dude just turned 18 a few months ago, and now he’s in the premier minor league showcase game. That’s nuts.

  • Teix is the man

    For as good as carlos santana is, the fact that montero is 3 years younger is simply amazing, yet they’re both in AA.

  • K.B.D.

    People I really want to see: Mike Stanton, Madison Bumgarner, Alcides Escobar, Jason Heyward.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “Leyson Septimo, ARI, A+”

    He should wear #7.

    • K.B.D.

      Septimo, what is carnal embrace?

  • UWS

    No Melvin? Lame.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      That’s what I’ve been saying about non-Dominican Summer League teams in the Yankees organization for a while. I wonder why he’s still in the DSL.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Chris Helsey will be 24 in December, and he’s still in AA… and he’s in the Futures game.

    Red flag, much? Do you think it weirds him out at all that it took him 5 extra years to reach AA and the Futures Game compared to his OF mate Mike Stanton?

    • K.B.D.

      We must remember Mike Stanton is some controlled from of Bruce Banner’s Hulk form. He lives in a perpetual state of anger at baseballs, but shows none of the other side effects of the gamma radiation.

      Comparing him to normal people is unjust at best, and criminal at worst.

  • pat

    Ahh manny, you’re my boy.

    • UWS

      Pervert.

      • pat

        You and me both, sista.
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        Whats that? Only me?
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        Right, carry on then.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Mark my words, The Jesus will hit a ball to the Arch.

    • jsbrendog

      cue video of nelly and the st lunatics all OOOHHHHHing in their pujols jerseys

  • Billy

    jesus will show pujols who the real machine is

  • Billy

    kelvin de leon is a candidate for next year’s game if he does well in charleston. dude just homered

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      … And 3 BBs today. Nice start by Ramirez, too.

      • Billy

        word. flat out dominant 6ip 1h 8ks 0r. havent heard much about him, only 19, had like a 4 era in dsl last year

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          He learned alot from Melvin by just being around him.

  • Manimal

    ManBan is a bit surprising

  • Billy

    a 24 year old in AA gets the nod over ajax for the US … disgusting

    • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Hyperbole FTW.

      • Billy

        i dont understand this comment

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Heisey is currently putting up a .342/.422/.574. His career minor league line is .301/.376/.459.

          AJax is currently putting up a .328/.394/.431 and has a career minor league line of .290/.361/.414.

          Since AJax is about three years younger, is there an argument that he should have been in over Heisey? Yeah, sure. Is it “disgusting” that Heisey got the nod over AJax? Nah, calling it “disgusting” is pretty hyperbolic.

  • Billy

    mcallister shoulda made the US team as well

    • Jake K.

      I believe it’s two players per team.

      • Billy

        my bad

  • Billy

    kelvin, melvin, and jesus = holy trinity

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Jesus is younger than anyone on the American squad. Ha.