Infielders Brendan Rogers and Ryan McMahon, ranked the No. 1 and 5 prospects in the Rockies organization by MLB.com, were selected to play for the USA Team in Sunday’s Futures Game at Marlins Park in Miami.
The game is a prelude to Tuesday’s All-Star Game that is hosted by the Miami Marlins.
Rogers, the Rockies’ No. 1 pick in 2015 and the third player selected overall, opened the season at High-A Lancaster and earned a promotion to Double-A Hartford. The 20-year-old shortstop is hitting .384 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI.
As part of the Rockies approach of looking for versatility in prospects, Rogers has seen time at second base as well as shortstop, creating potential other opportunities for him at the big-league level.
McMahon, a second-round selection in 2013, made a similar move this year, being promoted from Hartford to Triple-A Albuquerque. The 22-year-old infielder has hit .369 with 12 home runsand 58 RBI.
Drafted as a third baseman, McMahon began playing first base at Hartford a year ago, and this year has started to see time at second base.