The rosters were announced for the Futures Game, which will take place on All-Star weekend. The July 7th game will feature the National League vs the American League this year, changing from the U.S. vs World Team format from the last 20 years. The Pittsburgh Pirates will be represented by first baseman Will Craig.
Craig has been playing for the Indianapolis Indians this season, where he has a .258/.338/.446 slash line in 73 games. At one time he was leading the International League in home runs, but a June swoon (.595 OPS in 24 games) now has him tied with five other players for ninth in the league with 16 homers. He hit his 15th home run exactly a month ago.