Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo showed off his power with a soaring two-run homer in the sixth inning to give the U.S. team the lead for good in a 3-2 victory over the World squad Sunday at the All-Star Futures Game for baseball’s best minor leaguers. Gallo’s one-out drive to right field off Houston Astros right-hander Michael Feliz was estimated at 419 feet. The 20-year-old third baseman for Double-A Frisco hit several other balls farther than that during a head-turning batting practice display at Target Field.
Clete Thomas was the Twins’ hero on Wednesday night. He made his big league debut in 2008 and was then out of the majors for a few years. He had been 1-for-13 in his first five games with the Twins this season.
On Monday, Twins minor league prospect Byron Buxton put on quite a show. But what about his timeline to the big leagues? It’s getting quicker by the week and Mike Max reports there have been several internal discussions about him moving up in the minor leagues.
The Twins’ future could be the focus soon if this team continues to place last-place baseball. And down in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, there is some hope.