Matt Shaw, Owen Caissie, Mo Baller Named to NL’s Futures Game Roster

No time for a deep dive, but see below for the Cubs’ media release regarding the three prospects named to the National League’s roster for the Futures Game. Full rosters also included.

Cubs prospects Matt Shaw, Owen Caissie and Moises Ballesteros have been selected by Major League Baseball to participate in the All-Star Futures Game. Below please find information on Shaw, Caissie and Ballesteros. Attached is MLB’s release pertaining to the event.

Matt Shaw, Infielder, Tennessee Smokies

  • Hitting .251 (61-for-243) with ten home runs and 35 RBI in 68 games for Double-A Tennessee this season
  • Shaw’s 40 walks are tied for second in the Southern League while his 43 runs are tied for fourth, 10 home runs are tied for fifth in the and .361 OBP rank ninth
  • Currently ranks 30th in the Top 100 prospect rankings according to MLB Pipeline
  • The 22-year-old was drafted with the 13th overall pick out of the University of Maryland in 2023 

Owen Caissie, Outfielder, Iowa Cubs

  • In 73 games with Triple-A Iowa this season, Caissie is hitting .283 (76-for-269) with eight home runs and 45 RBI
  • His 46 walks this season are tied for eighth-most in the International League
  • Currently ranks 35th in the Top 100 prospect rankings according to MLB Pipeline
  • The native Canadian will turn 22 years old on July 8 and was acquired by the Cubs on Dec. 29, 2020 from San Diego

Moises Ballesteros, Catcher, Iowa Cubs

  • After beginning the season with Double-A Tennessee where he hit .299 (58-for-194) with nine home runs and 43 RBI in 56 games, Ballesteros was promoted to Triple-A Iowa on June 18
  • With the I-Cubs, is hitting .378 (17-for-45) with one home run and three RBI
  • Currently ranks 61st in the Top 100 prospect rankings according to MLB Pipeline
  • The 20-year-old Venezuelan is one of three position players aged 20-or-younger to have appeared in a game in the International League this season and was signed by the Cubs on Jan. 15, 2021 as a minor league free agent

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