Diamondbacks Prospect Corbin Carroll Selected to Futures Game

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This season MLB is doing something a little different to hopefully drum up some excitement for the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game. What they did was announce 4 starters for both the National League and American League roster a day early. One of those starters included in the 4 for the National League was none other than Amarillo Sod Poodle outfielder Corbin Carroll.

Carroll was the highest prospect of the 8 selected prior to the entire list being announced on MLB Network and SiriusXM on July 7th. Carroll started the 2022 season ranked as the #19 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. Since then, he has rocketed up to the #3 position on the list. Why has he risen so far, so fast? Because he is slashing .313/.430/.643 in 58 games in his first full minor league season.

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But that is not all, in fact, that is not near all. The 21-year-old outfielder ranks in the top 10 in the Texas League in 10 different offensive categories despite the fact that he missed 7 games recently on the IL. He is 1st in triples with 8, 2nd in total bases with 146, 2nd in runs scored with 62, 3rd in slugging with .643, and tied for 4th in home runs with 16. Not to mention that his numbers above in both triples and runs scored are 3rd most and 10th most in all of MiLB. Carroll was the 16th overall selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The 2022 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game is part of All-Star weekend. The game's 1st pitch is scheduled to start on Saturday, July 16th at Dodger Stadium. The game will be played as a 7-inning showcase and can be seen exclusively on television on Peacock and listened to on SiriusXM. The National League will be managed by 2-time World Series Champion Mike Scioscia while the opposing American League team will be managed by 2007 World Series NL MVP Jimmy Rollins. 

If you are a Diamondback fan, and why would you not be reading this article, and you have yet to see Carroll in action, I highly suggest you tune into the 2022 edition of the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Carroll is truly a 5-tool player, and will represent the Amarillo Sod Poodles, and the Arizona Diamondbacks well.