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Angels prospects make debut in All-Star Futures Game

Rondon goes hitless in two at-bats; Alcantara throws eight pitches, walks one

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MINNEAPOLIS -- A pair of Angels prospects made their All-Star Futures Game debut on Sunday at Target Field.

Los Angeles' No. 5 prospect, Jose Rondon, a late add to the World Team in place of injured Astros prospect Carlos Correa, entered the game in the fifth inning and went hitless in two at-bats.

There's no denying his potential, though.

The 20-year-old shortstop is batting .333 with a .369 on-base percentage and 21 extra-base hits in 288 at-bats for Advanced Class A Inland Empire despite having never played above Rookie level before this season.

A native of Venezuela, Rondon has made consistent contact in his professional career, showcasing impressive strike-zone discipline with the potential to develop into a gap hitter.

Victor Alcantara, a $280,000 free-agent signing in 2012 and now ranked as the Angels' No. 16 prospect, threw eight pitches in Sunday's affair, walking one in 1/3 of an inning for the World Team.

The 21-year-old Dominican right-hander, equipped with a fastball in the upper-90s to go along with a slider and changeup, is currently pitching for Class A Advanced Burlington in the Midwest League. He's 5-4 with a 4.28 ERA in 18 games, including 12 starts, and has struck out 72 in 80 innings.

Jane Lee is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Major Lee-ague, and follow her on Twitter @JaneMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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