Three different prospects for the Detroit Tigers took part in the Major League Baseball Futures Game to kick off All-Star week in Kansas City, and all three represented the future of the Tigers very well. The U.S. Team rolled to an easy 17-5 victory thanks to a nine-run sixth inning.
Nick Castellanos had a three-run home run in that sixth inning to help the American team blow the game open. He finished the day 3-for-4 at the plate as the starting designated hitter with three RBI, three runs scored, and a walk. Castellanos was named the game's MVP.
Rob Brantly also contributed to the American victory, driving in a run in three at-bats as he took over late at catcher. Brantly also scored a run.
Pitching prospect Bruce Rondon threw two-thirds of an inning for the World team to close out the game, retiring both batters he faced.