Galindo named to Futures Game roster

Augusta GreenJackets center fielder Jesus Galindo has received the honor of being selected to the Futures Game.

 

Galindo will play for the World team, taking the roster spot of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Tavares, who is on the disabled list with an ankle sprain.

 

The Futures Game, which features many of the best prospects in baseball, is scheduled for July 14 at Citi Field in New York as part of the All-Star festivities. The game begins at 2 p.m., and will air on MLB.com and ESPN2.

 

Galindo is the second Venezuelan on the World roster, joining Baltimore Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez. The center fielder is hitting .272/.345/.331 with 37 stolen bases for the GreenJackets this season as a 22-year-old. He's repeating the South Atlantic League after hitting .252/.333/.308 with 40 stolen bases last year.

 

Galindo's 22 percent strikeout rate is 5 percent higher than last season, but he's getting on base at a higher clip along with providing more valuable hits, recording a .324 wOBA compared to .307 last year.

 

Galindo joins San Francisco Giants top prospect Kyle Crick as the two players with GreenJackets ties playing in the Futures Game.

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