Orioles prospects Ryan Mountcastle, a third baseman, and Alex Wells, a left-handed starting pitcher, have been selected to participate in this month’s All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park.
Mountcastle, who will represent the Orioles on the U.S. team, is hitting .311/.362/.500 with seven homers and 32 RBIs in 53 games with Double-A Bowie after missing the first month of the season with a fractured hand.
The 21-year-old Mountcastle received his first big league spring training invitation this year and was 7-for-24 with five extra-base hits. The Orioles have little doubt his bat will have an impact at the major league level.
Wells was the Orioles’ minor league pitcher of the year last season, when he was 11-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 25 starts for Low-A Delmarva while showing remarkable control, issuing just 10 walks in 140 innings with the Shorebirds.
The Orioles will also have some connections on the World coaching staff. Vladimir Guerrero, a 2018 Hall of Fame inductee who played his final season in Baltimore in 2011, will be the team’s hitting coach, and former Orioles coach and interim manager Juan Samuel will be the third-base coach.