Fantasy baseball: Top standouts and takeaways from the Futures Game

Grayson Rodriguez showed the tools and the smarts it takes to dominate on the mound. Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire

As a father of a travel ball baseball player, let me say first and foremost, I hate the international/Texas tiebreaker. It is not baseball. Get rid of it. If it is already established that a game can end in a tie, just play regular baseball until the rules for that particular game say it is over.

The outcome, a 2-2 tie after seven regular innings and one gimmick frame aside, there was a lot of solid baseball played in the low-scoring exhibition that was the 2019 Futures Game. We saw plenty of high-octane velocity, some late-inning heroics and feats of extreme athleticism sprinkled throughout.

Here are my takeaways from Sunday's contest: