The MLB Futures Game highlights MLB All-Star Game activities in Miami, Florida, on Sunday afternoon. The Futures Game consists of two teams, Team U.S. and Team World, made up of 25 players each from all 30 MLB teams. The Detroit Tigers will send two players to participate, right-handed pitcher Beau Burrows, who is on the Team U.S. roster, and left-handed pitcher Jairo Labourt, a Dominican Republic native who will pitch for Team World.
The first pitch is slated for 4 p.m. ET and you can watch the game live on MLB Network or stream it live on MLB.com. Other players to follow include Chicago White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario.
As for the Tigers’ representatives, Burrows was selected by the Tigers in the first round of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft, 22nd overall. He has a career professional ERA of 2.75 across four levels of minor leagues. He started the 2017 season in Advanced-A Lakeland, a step above the Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps. He was promoted to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves on June 5, and in six starts so far he has an ERA of 5.59.
Detroit received Labourt in the package deal for Daniel Norris and Matthew Boyd at the 2015 trade deadline in the deal that sent David Price to the Toronto Blue Jays. His career professional ERA is 3.71. He was promoted to the SeaWolves on May 5 and in 25 games he has a 2.64 ERA at the Double-A level this season.