Jasson Dominguez of the Yankees and Shea Langeliers of the A’s Lead the AL to a Futures Game Victory

John Allen
Sunday July 17, 2022

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Shea Langeliers is on his way to the Hall of Fame even before making his major league debut.

Langeliers, a 24-year-old catching prospect, was named MVP of the All-Star Futures Game on Saturday after homering to steal third base in the American League’s 6-4 win.

His 34-32 size bat is on its way to Cooperstown.

Jasson Dominguez of the New York Yankees and Matt Wallner of the Minnesota Twins hit two-run homers off San Francisco’s Kyle Harrison.

Dominguez, youngest AL prospect, tied the game at 3-3 with a 415-foot drive. Three batters later, Wallner homered on a hanging sinker for a 5-3 lead.

Langeliers, the oldest player, added a homer in the fourth from Atlanta’s Jared Shuster. Langeliers caught Shuster at Double-A Mississippi last year before being acquired by Oakland.

He threw out No. 3 Corbin Carroll, who was attempting to steal third.

The Futures Game attracts top players. Julio Rodriguez, the youngest All-Star, was also chosen for Monday night’s Home Run Derby.

Jack Leiter, son of Al Leiter, pitched a 1-2-3 fourth inning. In last year’s draft, Leiter reached 97.5 mph and selected second by Texas.

Darren Baker, entered the game in the fifth and hit a liner that Chicago White Sox Oscar Colas grabbed with a tumbling catch.

Yosver Zulueta of Toronto got the win after facing one batter and retiring Francisco Alvarez of the Mets on a grounder to end the third.

The games were held at Dodger Stadium three days before the All-Star Game.

Milwaukee’s Joey Wiemer hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning and Denzel Clarke caught against the eight-field wall. Ken Waldichuk of the Yankees earned the save by retiring Brewers’ Jackson Chourio.

Players excited to be in a major league ballpark. Scott Boras and his team filled the first row.

Bobby Miller of the Dodgers struck out three batters in the first inning: Anthony Volpe on a curveball, Dominguez and Wallner on a changeup.

Masyn Winn of the Cardinals throw out Houston’s Yainer Diaz in the second inning at 100.5 mph, the fastest throw in a major league game since Statcast began in 2015. On Thursday, Pittsburgh’s Oneil Cruz set a major league high of 97.8 mph.

Texas prospect Dustin Harris hit an RBI single off Miller in the first, but the National League took a 3-1 lead in the second and a two-out fly was hit by the Dodgers’ Diego Cartaya to the center field warning track, which was dropped by Dominguez. Robert Hassell III of San Diego followed with an RBI single which chased Hunter Brown.

Dominguez, who was promoted to Hudson Valley from Tampa, was relieved when he homered.

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