Originally written on Redlegs Review  |  Last updated 11/15/14
A showcase of the best minor league talent around was on full display Sunday night in Kansas City as the World Futures squad took on the United States Futures team at Kauffman Stadium. The U.S. Futures ultimately laid a beatdown on the World, 17-5, but both player representatives from the Reds turned in solid showings. Single-A Bakersfield shortstop Billy Hamilton went 1-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI from the leadoff spot for the U.S. team. Unfortunately, the man who's tallied 104 steals in just 82 games so far this season didn't get the chance to swipe one in this one. However, his claim to being the fastest player in the minors (and perhaps all of baseball) is secure after showing off his wheels in pursuit of his 3-bagger. Meanwhile, fellow Reds minor leaguer and current Double-A Pensacola pitcher Kyle Lotzkar tossed one scoreless inning of relief for the World Futures. That may not sound like a big deal, but considering the fact that the rest of the World's pitchers...
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