The selection of Seuly Matias doesn’t come as a surprise as the Royals representative for the 2018 Futures Game. After all, the number two prospect in the Royals organization is only 19-years-old and leading the minors in home runs with 24. Matias has slowed down as of late as he battles some contact issues. Matias has struck out 103 times out of his 242 at bats. Matias is far from a finished product though and as he continues to mature should cut down on those numbers and raise his on base skills. There is no question that he has prodigious power and it plays.
Matias signed with the Royals on July 4, 2016. Matias is from La Isabela in the Dominican Republic.
The Futures Game is at 3 pm Sunday, July 15 in Washington, D.C. and will be on MLB Network. Rosters can be found here.