Clark selected for MLB All-Star Futures Game

Less than a year after beginning his professional career, Max Clark is getting a chance to shine on one of baseball’s biggest stages.

The 19-year-old Franklin graduate, selected third overall by the Detroit Tigers in last year’s Major League Baseball draft, was named to the American League roster for the All-Star Futures Game, which highlights some of the sport’s top prospects during MLB’s All-Star break.

Clark, who currently plays for Detroit’s Low-A affiliate in Lakeland, Florida, and his AL teammates will face a group of National League prospects in a seven-inning game July 13 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network beginning at 4 p.m.

Entering Wednesday’s game at Tampa, Clark owns a .269 batting average this season in Lakeland. He leads the Florida State League in both runs scored (47) and runs batted in (48) while also ranking in the league’s top five in walks (43) and stolen bases (23). He has hit three triples and five home runs while posting an on-base percentage of .373.

Keith Law of The Athletic ranks Clark as the No. 8 overall prospect in the minor leagues; MLB Pipeline ranks him 10th.