This upcoming weekend is the MLB Futures Game kicking off the All-Star festivities. If you are uninitiated to what the Futures Game is, MLB selects a few prospects from each organization to showcase in this exhibition game and the organizations then pick a player or two from that list to send. Often times it is the top prospects for each system that make it but sometimes there are guys further down the rankings that are having a stellar season or two and are shaping up to be better than thought. I wanted to take the time this week to highlight some of the less well-known prospects in the game, or some of the guys I have yet to write about recently.

Jarren Duran, OF BOS - It’s unusual to see a seventh-round draft pick command a nearly $200,000 signing bonus, but that’s exactly what Duran did when the Red Sox took him in the 2018 draft out of Long Beach State. Despite being drafted in 2018, he’s already made it to Double-A this year, having played 27 games for Portland this year....