Baseball fans will soon get to see stars of tomorrow play in the All-Star Futures Game.
And folks from Atlanta tuning in will see a few familiar faces.
Four players who call the metro area home will play in the MLB All-Star Futures Game. Those ballplayers are Milton’s Dylan Cease, Marietta’s Carter Kieboom, Snellville’s Kyle Lewis, and Taylor Trammell of Powder Springs.
The game, which features the best of the best from baseball’s minor leagues, will be aired live on MLB Network at 4 p.m. Sunday from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The four players from metro Atlanta will star for Team USA and be pitted against Team World, which is made up of international players from the minor league ranks.
Cease, 22, is a 6-foot-2 right-handed pitcher drafted straight out of Milton High School in 2014. He was promoted to Double-A ball earlier this season. In 16 starts in the Chicago White Sox minor league system this year, he’s 10-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 105 strikeouts.
Kieboom, 20, was a first-round pick by the Washington Nationals in 2016 out of Walton High School. His older brother Spencer also plays for the Nats, playing 21 games at catcher for them this season. The younger Kieboom is a 6-foot-2 shortstop who’s batting for a .307 average this season with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs between Advanced-A and Double-A ball.
Lewis, 22, played his college ball at Mercer before he was a first-round pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2016. A 6-foot-4 outfielder, the Shiloh High School graduate is batting for an average of .261 this season and has also tallied five home runs, 28 RBIs and 14 doubles in 176 Advanced-A at-bats.
Trammell, 20, is a graduate of Mount Paran Christian School and has been in the Cincinnati Reds’ system since 2016. This season in Advanced-A ball, he’s hitting for a .306 average along with six home runs and 29 RBIs. He’s also drawn 39 walks.
These four from metro Atlanta will be joined in the All-Star Futures Game by one Braves minor leaguer, right-handed pitcher Kyle Wright, who hails from Huntsville, Alabama.
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