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Skaggs, Goldschmidt to Play in Futures Game

Skaggs, Goldschmidt to Play in Futures Game

Top Arizona Diamondbacks prospects Tyler Skaggs and Paul Goldschmidt will play on the US team in the 13th annual Futures Game to be played in Phoenix on July 10th. Skaggs and Goldschmidt follow a long line of D-backs Futures Game stars who are currently successful major leaguers.

Tyler Skaggs is a 19-year-old southpaw who pitches in a league where the average age for pitchers is 23.2 and the average for hitters is 22.4.  Nevertheless, Skaggs has dominated.  His 102 strikeouts paces the California League by a wide margin, and he has a 2.68 ERA since the end of April.  On Tuesday, he started the California/Carolina All-Star Game and pitched a perfect inning...

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