Jesse Biddle and Maikel Franco will represent Phillies in Futures Game at Citi Field on July 14.
According to Matt Gelb, from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Jesse Biddle and Maikel Franco will represent the Phillies at this year's Futures game at Citi Field in July. This is exciting as they are the top pitching and hitting prospect, respectively, for the Phillies this season. Franco is off to a stellar start as was even ranked in Baseball Prospectus Top 50 recently. Biddle has shown promise and was dazzling to start the season before cooling off some.
Last year Phillies were represented by Lisalverto Bonilla and Julio Rodriguez. Both are no longer in the organization. Bonilla was traded to Texas in the Michael Young deal and Julio Rodriguez is in the Baltimore organization.
The Futures game will be played on July 14 at 2:00 PM on ESPN2 during the MLB All-Star Weekend.