The MLB All-Star Futures Game is all about looking ahead. The game is a showcase of players who will be shaping the game in the years to come. Top Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada showed that his time may be coming sooner than most. The 21-year-old Cuban infielder hit a two-run, go-ahead home run in rallying the World team to an 11-3 victory over the United States. Played on the Sunday before the All-Star break, the Futures Game displays the best talent that the minor leagues have to offer. Moncada is widely considered to be one of the top prospects in baseball, and currently plays at the Double-A level. That is two levels below the major leagues. Moncada was named MVP of the game, and the bat he used will be displayed at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Red Sox signed Moncada in March 2015 for $31.5 million, a record for an international prospect.
Read more about Yoan Moncada’s MVP performance in the All-Star Futures Game.