Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson named to Futures Game roster

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson. (Cliff Welch/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Nate Pearson has been named to MLB’s Futures Game roster.

The Futures Game features 50 of baseball’s best prospects in a showcase game during all-star weekend.

Pearson, 22, is the Blue Jays No. 2 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. He has been lights out this season in double-A New Hampshire, consistently hitting triple-digits on the radar gun. In 14 starts split between New Hampshire and single-A Dunedin this season, he has a 1.89 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 47.2 innings.

MLB announced the starting rosters for the all-star game on Thursday and will announce the remaining reserves and pitchers on Sunday. The 90th MLB All-Star Game will take place July 9 in Cleveland.

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