Betts and Owens named to Futures Game


Top Red Sox prospects 2B/OF Mookie Betts and LHP Henry Owens were named to the MLB Futures Game (5 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 13). Both players will represent the U.S. in the game.

Betts, who was promoted to Pawtucket earlier this month, is Soxprospects.com’s No. 1 ranked prospect in the Red Sox system. After hitting .355 with a .995 OPS in 54 games in Portland, Betts has hit .321/.859 in 20 games with the PawSox, reaching base safely in every game.

Owens, Soxprospects.com’s No. 2 ranked prospect, is in the middle of his best stretch of the season, giving up just one earned run in his last five starts (35 2/3 innings). On the season he has a 1.99 ERA and opponents are hitting just .178 against him.

Both players were in Keith Law's updated top 25 prospects (Insider access) in late May. Owens at No. 20 and Betts at No. 22.