USA pitcher Dakota Hudson, St. Louis Cardinals

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Cardinals Prospects Soak In All-Star Week, Futures Game

The Cardinals organization had three representatives in the All-Star Futures game, Sunday night.

July 16, 2018 - 2:41 pm

WASHINGTON D.C. (KMOX) - The kickoff of MLB's All-Star Week in our nation's capital came on Sunday night with the Futures Game of U.S. vs the World in a battle of baseball's top prospects. Among them were three members of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. 

Dakota Hudson, a pitcher with the third-best ERA in the Pacific Coast League, has 12 wins for the Memphis Redbirds this season. He threw one inning of shutout ball on Sunday, striking out one for the U.S. side. Hudson is St. Louis' No. 3 overall prospect. 

Also entering the game in the sixth inning with Hudson, was fellow Cardinals prospect Andrew Knizner at catcher. The Cardinals top catching prospect was hitless in two at bats, with two strikeouts. He is hitting .305 at Double-A Springfield this season. 

Finally, playing against Knizner and Hudson, was Memphis center fielder Randy Arozarena who entered the game in the 7th inning for the World. He reached on an error and was stranded on first. 

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