Harvey and Alvarez compete at Futures Game

Tyler's BylineTwo Oriole prospects faced off against each other in the MLB Futures Game, as the U.S. Futures beat the World Futures, 3-2.

640451Pitcher Hunter Harvey, of the U.S. Futures team and Delmarva Shorebirds, pitched a scoreless fourth inning with two strikeouts and even got fellow Orioles prospect Dariel Alvarez out.

He did allow a two-out double, though.

Harvey struck out future Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor and future Braves second baseman Jose Peraza.

Lindor is the ninth best prospect and Peraza is the 99th best prospect in the league, according to MLB.com’s 2014 Prospect Watch.

Harvey has pitched like an ace for Delmarva this season, with a 3.01 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 77.2 innings. He also boasts a 6-4 record and holds hitters to a .202 batting average.

Orioles outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez didn’t have as successful an outing as Harvey, going for 0-for-2 for the World Futures and leaving two men on base.

However, Alvarez has been one of the best hitting prospects for the Orioles, batting .309 with 14 homeruns and 68 RBI in Double-A Bowie. He also leads Baltimore’s farm system with 111 hits.

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The Orioles weren’t the only team in the AL East that boasted top prospects, as Red Sox pitcher Henry Owens started the game and tossed a scoreless inning.

Owens has been lights-out this season in Double-A Portland, with a 12-3 record, a 2.21 ERA and 111 strikeouts in 105.2 innings.

Owens is a pitcher the Orioles will have to get used to seeing, as he looks to be a future ace for Boston’s staff.

The Toronto Blue Jays had pitcher Daniel Norris in the game and he also pitched a scoreless inning.

Norris has an overall 7-0 record in the minors, with a 1.84 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 83.1 innings.

The AL East showed off some talent in the Futures Game and it was good to see the Orioles have two prospects in the thick of it.


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