Montero, Banuelos elected to Futures Game


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


  1. K.B.D. says:

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

  2. Ivan says:

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

  3. rbizzler says:

    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.

  4. Teix is the man says:

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

  5. K.B.D. says:

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

  6. “Leyson Septimo, ARI, A+”

    He should wear #7.

  7. UWS says:

    No Melvin? Lame.

  8. 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. says:

      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.

  9. pat says:

    Ahh manny, you’re my boy.

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

  11. Billy says:

    jesus will show pujols who the real machine is

  12. Billy says:

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

  13. Manimal says:

    ManBan is a bit surprising

  14. Billy says:

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

  15. Billy says:

    mcallister shoulda made the US team as well

  16. Billy says:

    kelvin, melvin, and jesus = holy trinity

  17. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

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

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