Skip to main content

3 with Minnesota connections to participate in MLB Futures Game

The list includes former Gopher Max Meyer.
Max Meyer

The MLB All-Star Futures Game will have a Minnesota flavor to it this year as Max Meyer, Josh Winder and LaTroy Hawkins will all participate in the annual showcase.

Meyer is one of the headliners for this year's game as the former Gopher is the 20th overall prospect on MLB Pipeline's Top 100 list. The Woodbury native went 10-7 with a 2.13 ERA in two seasons at Minnesota before being selected by the Miami Marlins with the third overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Meyer's professional career has gotten off to a hot start with a 4-1 record and 1.84 ERA at Double-A Pensacola this season.

While Meyer will be representing the state of Minnesota, the Minnesota Twins will also have a presence including top prospect Josh Winder.

Winder was a seventh-round pick for the Twins in 2018 MLB Draft and has gotten off to an impressive start in the Twins system. After going 7-2 with a 2.65 ERA at Low-A Cedar Rapids in 2019, Winder has advanced to Double-A Wichita this season, where he's posted a 3-0 record and 1.98 ERA in 10 starts.

The Twins will also be represented in the dugout as LaTroy Hawkins will manage the American League team. Hawkins spent nine seasons with the Twins as part of a 21-year MLB career that included three seasons with the Colorado Rockies, who will host this year's All-Star festivities.

Hawkins will manage against National League manager and Rockies legend Vinny Castilla for the game, which will be played on July 11 in Denver, Colo.

Next Up

storm, severe weather, derecho

Hail and tornadoes possible Thursday in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin

Storms are expected to fire along a warm front draped across southern Minnesota.

Screen Shot 2021-04-23 at 8.02.52 AM

Bde Maka Ska pavilion construction begins next week

The former lakeside food stand, home to Lola on the Lake, caught fire in 2019.

Pixabay - laptop computer dark screen

Undercover child sex sting sees 4 men arrested in St. Louis Park

One of the men is being held as he's in a position of authority of power over children.


New Raptor Center data shows 'substantial drop' in bird flu patients

However, the virus remains a serious health threat for birds.

Screen Shot 2022-05-18 at 6.16.34 PM

Suspect kills himself after shooting woman and baby at Fargo restaurant

The suspect was found dead in a stolen vehicle in Minnesota.

CK Kyle Kasio

Charges: Guest stabbed three men as they slept in Albert Lea

Investigators believe the suspect is related to all three victims.

Kandiyohi County Courthouse

2 charged for fentanyl overdose death of 19-year-old

The-19-year-old died from a fentanyl overdose last month.

storm, severe weather

Severe thunderstorm watch: Hail, 65 mph gusts, tornadoes possible

The watch is just north of the Twin Cities metro area.

Lake Minnetonka

The staggering rise of Minnesota's most famous lakes this spring

Imagine dumping Lake Minnetonka into Lake Superior 47 times.

Marijuana, cannabis

Minnesota Senate shoots down latest marijuana legalization attempt

The bill didn't receive the required votes for further consideration on Wednesday.


Minneapolis wants to use $1M in federal cash to plant 200,000 trees

The goal is to have these trees planted by the year 2040.


Byron Buxton

You can vote for Byron Buxton to start the MLB All-Star Game

Buxton is unlikely to play...but you can still vote!

Scott Erickson

Former Twin Scott Erickson charged in connection with fatal hit and run

The Twins pitcher was street racing another driver when the incident occured.

Jhoan Duran

Future of Twins starting pitching prospects is promising

The Twins rotation is struggling but help is on the way ... eventually.

Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson says MLB umpires 'have no accountability'

The Twins third baseman has no regrets about his recent ejection.

Steve Hajjar

Twins turn to college pitchers on second day of MLB Draft

The Twins selected four collegiate pitchers including Michigan's Steve Hajjar.

Rocco Baldelli

How the MLB's postseason format affects the Twins

There are plenty of factors that could play into a unique postseason run.

5 Twins prospects land in MLB Pipeline's Top 100

The Twins had the second-largest number of prospects on MLB's list.

Rob Manfred

Report: MLB and MLBPA agree to 16-team postseason for 2020

The agreement is subject to ratification from MLB owners.