Royals' trio ready for Futures Game action

Royals' trio ready for Futures Game action

Royals' trio ready for Futures Game action
DETROIT -- Kansas City is the only organization that will have at least three prospects on rosters for Sunday's Sirius XM Futures Game that will be played at Kauffman Stadium at 4 p.m. CT.

Outfielder Wil Myers and right-hander Jake Odorizzi of Triple-A Omaha will play for Hall of Famer and Royals great George Brett for the U.S. team. Class A Wilmington right-hander Yordano Ventura, a 21-year-old fireballer, will compete for the World team and manager Bernie Williams.

Myers has been among the leaders not just in the Minors, but among all professional baseball leagues this season in home runs with 27 between Double- and Triple-A. Myers is also hitting .327 with 72 RBIs.

The 22-year-old Odorizzi has also exceled this season with better than a 3-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio for the year. Odorizzi is 9-2 with a 3.05 ERA and 92 strikeouts combined at Omaha and Double-A Northwest Arkansas in 85 2/3 total innings.

Ventura, who turned 21 in June, has been blowing batters away in the Minors with 98 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings. The native of the Dominican Republic is 3-5 with a 3.30 ERA as a starter. The young right-hander has been particularly tough on left-handed batters with a 2.01 ERA and .195 batting average.