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Seuly Matias named lone Royals rep for the Futures Game

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The outfielder could show some pop All-Star weekend.

Clinton Riddle

Royals outfield prospect Seuly Matias has had a remarkable season, leading all of minor league baseball in home runs with 24. That power has earned him a ticket to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, to be held July 15 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. during All-Star week. The Dominican-born Matias will play on the World team as they take on U.S.-born prospects.

The 19-year old is in his first year of full-season ball, and has had some ups and downs for Low-A Lexington, batting .219/.304/.566 with a 37.7% strikeout rate. Still, that power is something to behold. Joining Matias on the World Teams are Indians catcher Francisco Mejia, Giants outfielder Heliot Ramos, and Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis, Jr. The team will be managed by former Red Sox star David Ortiz.

The U.S. team, managed by former Twins outfielder Torii Hunter, is loaded with Top 100-ranked prospects, including Rockies shortstop Brandan Rodgers, Brewers second basman Keston Hiura, Angels outfielder Jo Adell, and Astros pitcher Forrest Whitley. You can see complete rosters here.

The game will air on MLB Network live at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 15 with Greg Amsinger, Harold Reynolds, Lauren Shehadi and Jim Callis, with live streaming at MLB.com.

Past Royals Futures Game Representatives:

1999 - OF Dee Brown

2000 - P Jeff Austin and P Chris George

2001 - P Chris George

2002 - SS Angel Berroa

2003 - OF Alexis Gomez and P Zack Greinke

2004 - 2B Ruben Gotay and SS Andres Blanco

2005 - 1B Justin Huber

2006 - 3B Alex Gordon and OF Billy Butler

2007 - P Luke Hochevar

2008 - P Julio Pimental

2009 - P Danny Duffy

2010 - 1B Eric Hosmer and 3B Mike Moustakas

2011 - OF Wil Myers and P Kelvin Herrera

2012 - OF Wil Myers, P Yordano Ventura, and P Jake Odorizzi

2013 - P Yordano Ventura and P Miguel Almonte

2014 - P Christian Binford

2015 - 1B Balbino Fuenmayor, SS Raul Mondesi, and 3B Cheslor Cuthbert

2016 - OF Hunter Dozier and OF Jorge Bonifacio

2017 - P Foster Griffin