BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The All-Star Futures Game, which showcases the MLB stars of the future, took place yesterday in San Diego. 21-year-old Double-A catcher Chance Sisco represented the Orioles and played for Team USA.
He’s a lefty-hitting catcher, which is a rare and valuable thing. Sisco also made waves after hitting a bomb of a home run off Blue Jays prospect Francisco Rios. Sisco has apparently only notched one home run in 71 games for Class AA Bowie this year and just hit six all last season.
This year in Bowie, Sisco is batting .307/.397/.398 in 71 Baysox games with 18 doubles, one triple, one homer and 28 RBIs. He ranks fourth in the Eastern League in batting average and third in OBP. Sisco was also rated No. 85 yesterday on Baseball America’s mid-season top 100 prospects report.
Current All-Star players like Zach Britton and Manny Machado, as well as Jonathan Schoop, Chris Tillman, and more have all played in this game for the Orioles.