2023 Future Stars Series National Combine Preview

The final step is about to be made.

Spots for the Main Event at Citi Field are on the line at the New Balance Baseball Future Stars Series, which is set to make its debut in Nashville in Shelby Park from July 3-5. The event will feature eight teams, with each set to play one game per day over the three days of the event alongside a bevy of athletic testing and gathering of advanced data.

The rosters of the eight teams — White, Red, Navy, Columbia Blue, Purple, Gray, Gold and Orange — are filled with a wide array of players with varying levels of experience at FSS events, with many advancing to this level for the first time.

However, there are plenty of standouts from previous signature events who those who follow the series closely should be familiar with, such as Shea Braaten, Stefan Di Corrado, Jack Edner, Zachary Gingrich, Justyn Hart, Jack Holley, Markus Kirksey, Cole Lanford, Derrick Layton, Trey Markham, Christopher Melvin, Christian Oliveira, Isaiah Shivers, David Stanley and Murchael Turner.

The current game schedule is as follows, with events always subject to change — this link will always have the freshest information regarding any changes.

Monday, July 3

Red vs. Gray, 3 PM
Columbia Blue vs. Orange, 3 PM
White vs. Purple, 6 PM
Navy vs. Gold, 6 PM

Tuesday, July 4

White vs. Navy, 2 PM
Purple vs. Gold, 2 PM
Red vs. Columbia Blue, 5 PM
Gray vs. Orange, 5 PM

Wednesday, July 5

Red vs. Purple, 9:45 AM
Columbia Blue vs. Gold, 9:45 AM
White vs. Gray, 12:45 PM
Orange vs. Navy, 12:45 PM

Players who advance from the National Combine will be selected to participate in the Main Event, which is set to return for the first time in two years to Citi Field from September 22-24. The event, which was previously known as International Week and debuted in 2017, has helped produce seemingly countless players who have reached all levels of professional baseball, including the big leagues.

Alumni include Grayson Rodriguez, Bo Naylor, Dylan Crews, Zac Veen, Mick Abel, Cam Collier, Kyren Paris, Drew Gilbert, Tink Hence and Ricky Tiedemann.

“This has a chance to be the best Main event ever, and with what we’ve seen so far that’s saying something,” said FSS CEO, Jeremy Booth. “In 2019, we walked into Fenway with some guys fighting for their spots who were overlooked in many ways and walked out with Veen, Crews, Hence, Tiedemann, Tommy Troy, Petey Halpin, Sabin Ceballos, Joseph Gonzalez, Kristin Munroe, Alex Ayala and more. Looking forward to the war to get to the Main event that is the National Combine over the next couple of days, and it’s exactly how we wanted it to work out.”

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