The Arizona Diamondbacks will be represented well in the 2011 MLB Futures Game at Chase Field on All-Star Sunday July 10th. They will be represented by minor leaguers Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler Skaggs.
Goldschmidt, who is tearing up AA Mobile and has been the subject of rumors as to if and when he will be called up to the Dbacks, clearly represents the near future. Skaggs might be a year away from contending for a spot here in Phoenix in my opinion. Goldschmidt has 23 HR and 65 RBI, hitting .324. It will be a minor tragedy if Goldschmidt does not find time this season with the Dbacks, a move many fans have been calling for.
As for Skaggs, he too has been the subject of fans calls for a promotion. Skaggs will be a great addition to the 40-man roster when he is ready. I think we need to give this guy this year to mature some more, however that being said, if he somehow finds his way to Phoenix in September, I will be front and center to watch.