MLB stars of tomorrow blast eight home runs in 2018 Futures Game

Power is already on the rise in Major League Baseball, and that’s not going to stop any time soon. The 2018 Futures Game showed that the stars of tomorrow can mash with the best of them. Both clubs combined for an incredible eight home runs as Team USA topped the World 10-6.

Eight home runs smashed at Futures Game

The two teams didn’t wait long to start launching baseballs. Kansas City Royals outfielder Seuly Matias got things started in the second inning, belting the first home run of the contest to tie things up at 1-1.

The next inning saw Chicago White Sox outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe somehow turn around on a 102 mph fastball to drive it out of the park.

In the fourth, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen and Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes each went yard.

Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz smacks two home runs in Futures Game

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz popped a two-run shot in the fifth. He would add his second home run of the game in the seventh. In between those two shots, Cincinnati Reds outfielder Taylor Trammell added a solo home run.

Mets prospect Peter Alonso hits most impressive home run of Futures Game

The most impressive dinger was the last one. New York Mets first baseman Peter Alonso blasted a solo home run deep to left field for easily the farthest home run of the game.

Reds pitcher Hunter Greene lights up radar gun in Futures Game

While Basabe tagged him for a home run, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Hunter Greene showed an unbelievable fastball during the contest.

Greene is just 18 years old and consistently hit 100 mph in the appearance. He was the second-overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft by the Reds. Greene has a 4.69 ERA in Class A, but has struck out 80 hitters in 63 1/3 innings.

Team USA defeats Team World in 2018 Futures Game

Both teams hit four home runs a piece, but it was Team USA that triumphed in the end. Trammell’s home run gave the team the lead, and it never looked back. And speaking of Trammell …

Reds outfielder Taylor Trammell takes home 2018 Futures Game MVP

Trammell’s go-ahead home run resulted in him winning the Futures Game MVP. The 20-year-old finished 2-for-2, with a home run, a triple and two runs scored. The game featured a lot of offense, but it was evenly spread out among members of Team USA. A number of candidates could have taken home the honor, but Trammell’s triple proved to be the difference.

The future stars of tomorrow popped eight home runs in the 2018 Futures Game. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The future stars of tomorrow popped eight home runs in the 2018 Futures Game. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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