July 2, 2012
“Both Mike and Matt are off to such great beginnings in their professional careers,” started
Olt, the first UConn player to be taken in the first round since Charles Nagy in 1988, was selected with the 49th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in 2010. Playing for the Frisco RoughRiders in the Double-A Texas League, he was named an All-Star last month. Olt currently leads the league with 21 home runs, four ahead of the next closest batter, and a 1.001 OPS. He is also second in RBI (60) and slugging percentage (.593). He is ranked the 43rd top prospect in the minors by Baseball America and third in the Rangers organization by MLB.com.
Barnes became the third Husky taken in the first round in a two year span with the 19th draft pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2011. He began the season with the
The two 25-man rosters were put together by Major League Baseball, the MLB Scouting Bureau, MLB.com and Baseball America, with help from all 30 MLB teams. The Futures Game will be broadcast live at 5:00 pm ET on ESPN2, MLB.tv and MLB Network Radio XM 89. Fans can also interact with both the
“As always, all those in UConn Nation will be cheering for them on July 8 and on every step of the way to
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