BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03: Gary Sanchez #73 of the New York Yankees takes a swing during game one of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles won 9-2. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Two of the Yankees top prospects will be on display for All Star weekend in San Diego as Jorge Mateo and Gary Sanchez have been named to the World Team roster for the Futures Game in July. Both Mateo and Sanchez were born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Congratulations to C Gary Sanchez and INF Jorge Mateo, who were both named to the World Team roster for the 2016 All-Star Futures Game!
Mateo and Sanchez were ranked #1 and #2 in the Yankees system, according to Baseball America. Both players have been living up to the hype surrounding them this season.
Sanchez is batting .277/.321/.492 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs in 48 for Triple A Scranton. He has rebounded nicely from a very poor Spring Training. Mateo, on the other hand, is hitting .270 with eight triples and 26 stolen bases for Single A Tampa.
The Futures Game is Sunday, June 10 at Petco Park in San Diego.