PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: World Future's All-Star Carlos Martinez #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch during the fourth inning of the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Cardinals will be represented at the 2012 MLB Futures Game by Oscar Taveras and Kolten Wong.
The rosters for the 2012 MLB Futures Game were announced on Thursday, and two members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization were named to the team. Oscar Taveras, a Double-A outfielder, and Kolten Wong, a Double-A second baseman, will be headed to the game, which takes place on Sunday, July 8.
Taveras, who just celebrated his 20th birthday on Tuesday, is off to a fantastic start for the Springfield Cardinals, hitting .323 with 13 homers and 47 RBI. Taveras boasts a .959 OPS at the moment.
Wong told MLB.com he's honored to be selected for the game.
"I was speechless," said Cardinals second-base prospect Kolten Wong, No. 91 on the top 100 list, about his reaction to the Future Game invite. "This is only my first year. To get the chance to play in the Futures Game, I don't know if a lot of guys do that. For me, it was a big step and something I always wanted to do. To do it as early on in my career, I'm super excited."
Wong is hitting .301 with seven homers, 31 RBI and 12 steals in Springfield this season.