Triple-A All-Star Game: A Must Watch

Byline IanThe Triple-A All-Star Game always seems to take a back seat when you compare it to the Futures Game, and with good reason. The Futures Game is always so exciting. The major sports networks always build up the excitement talking about how people will get the chance to see all the young great phenoms of today’s game on one night.

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I’ll be honest; I am one of those people who does get excited for the Futures Game very year. I like to see who could possible make a difference in the big leagues in a few years’ time. However, this year I am more excited for the Triple-A All-Star Game than I was for the Futures Game.

As a matter of fact, every year people should want to see the Triple-A All-Star Game over the Futures Game. Yes, the Futures Game has more hype from the media due to the young players, but those players most likely will not make it to the major leagues for at least couple years.

The players in the Triple-A All-Star Game have a better chance of making an immediate impact in the major leagues. Most of these players are on the cusp of getting to the majors. Some may even be called up in September and help their major league team get into the playoffs.

Notable Triple-A All-Stars
Derek Jeter
Pedro Martinez
Joey Votto
Chase Utley
Mike Piazza

These All-stars may not be as young as those in the Futures Game, but they are still good. A total of 86 players who have played in the Triple-A All-Star game have gone on to play in the Major League All-Star Game.

474443Some of these players might even be up for trade considerations in the next few weeks too. You have a chance to see these players now before you can see them in the big leagues. You can even get a look at the lone Norfolk Tides member, Iván DeJesús, Jr.

 

The most thrilling part of this whole thing is you can watch it on TV. The 2014 Triple-A All-Star Game is on MLB Network tonight at 7 p.m. There are no MLB games on tonight or any other major sport game, so what is your excuse not to?

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