Giants land two on Futures Game Roster
Henry Sosa
Henry Sosa

Posted Jun 21, 2007


With All-Star Week just around the corner, rosters are being announced. Sunday’s Futures Game is first up, and the Giants will be represented well, after a strong season in the minors.

The San Francisco Giants will be hosting the All-Star Game, but now the Giants will have some participants as well, at least in the first game to be played on All-Star Week.

Giants’ prospects Henry Sosa and Brian Bocock have been announced to be the Giants’ representatives at the All-Star Futures Game.  Sosa will be represent on the World Team, while Bocock will be a part of the U.S. Team.

Sosa, a 21-year old pitcher, has been one of the top pitchers anywhere in the minors.  Sosa went 6-0 with a 0.73 ERA in Low-A Augusta in the first half.  He struck out 61 and walked 25 in 62 innings there.  Sosa was promoted to San Jose just before the A-Ball All-Star Break, and gave up two runs in six innings in his first start there.

Bocock, 22, was the star shortstop in Augusta to start the season.  He batted .292 in Augusta, but made his mark with 26 stolen bases in 34 attempts.  He was quickly promoted to San Jose, and is batting .272 with seven doubles and a home run in 25 games in High-A.

The All-Star Futures game is intended as a showcase for the top young players in baseball.  The seven inning event features 50 players from across the majors, chosen by Baseball America and Major League Baseball.  Former Giant great Juan Marichal will be the manager for the World team, while the U.S. team will be helmed by Dave Winfield.

Every team has at least one representative, and no team has more than two.

Two current Giants players have represented the Giants in the Futures game in the past.  Pitcher Matt Cain was part of the game in 2004, while Kevin Frandsen represented the team in 2005.


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