Former Royals star George Brett was the manager for the USA squad in yesterday’s All-Star Future’s game, and he wanted to make sure the two Royals prospects were highlighted in front of the home town crowd. Brett’s USA squad won 17-5 over the World’s future stars.
Brett started Jake Odorizzi, who is 5-0 for the Royals AAA affiliate in Omaha. Odorizzi allowed one run and struck out one in his only inning of work. Wil Myers, the team’s top offensive prospect played all nine inning and had two hits and three RBIs. Myers could be on the big league club in the second half.
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Cardinals prospects Oscar Taveras and Kolton Wong, who play in Springfield, were on opposite teams. Tavares, playing on the World roster finished 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. He attempted to steal in the fifth but was thrown out, and he was charged with a throwing error. Wong went hitless in two at-bats, but scored a run after reaching on a three-base error in the fourth for the USA team.