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3 Twins prospects look to shine in All-Star Futures Game

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Twins greats Tom Kelly and Bert Blyleven will take the helm and manage the U.S. and World teams, respectively, as they face off for the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field on Sunday.

The opening event to All-Star Week gives top baseball prospects a chance to showcase their skills – many of them eventually end up having big league careers. In particular, World Team Kennys Vargas of Puerto Rico has been touted as a clone of former Twin David Ortiz -- Vargas says he's watched plenty Ortiz YouTube videos, and apparently, he has a Big Papi swing to boot. Last year with the High-A Fort Meyers Miracle, Vargas hit 19 home runs in 125 games.

The game is set to take place on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Target Field. Fox 9’s Scott Wasserman will be on-scene for all the action and you can tune in to Fox @ 5 for more from the game. Fans can watch live on MLB Network and MLB.com.

Prospects in Blyleven's World dugout:

Blue Jays Dalton Pompey (Canada)

Indians Lindor (Puerto Rico)

Braves Jose Peraza (Venezuela)

Twins Kennys Vargas (Puerto Rico)

Tigers Steven Moya (Puerto Rico)

Orioles Dariel Alvarez (Cuba)

Mariners Gabby Guerrero (Dominican Republic)

Athletics Renato Nunez (Venezuela)

Rangers Jorge Alfaro (Colombia)

Twins Jose Berrios (Puerto Rico)

Prospects in Kelly's U.S. dugout:

Nationals Michael Taylor

Red Sox Sean Coyle

Dodgers Corey Seager

Cubs Kris Bryant

Rangers Joey Gallo

Mariners D.J. Peterson

Reds Jesse Winker

Padres Hunter Renfroe

Mets Kevin Plawecki

Red Sox Henry Owens

Twins Alex Meyer

The overall rosters are selected by Major League Baseball in conjunction with the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau, MLB.com, Baseball America and the 30 Major League clubs.

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