PHOENIX - Through two innings of the All-Star Futures Game, we've seen both Bryce Harper and Brad Peacock. Harper struck out looking in the first inning, and Peacock pitched a perfect second inning in nine pitches.
Facing highly-touted Braves prospect Julio Teheran, Harper took a 95 mph fastball for a strike, then watched a changeup for a ball. Teheran got him to swing out in front of a changeup, and Harper took a fastball on the outside corner for strike three. He wasn't happy with the call as he walked away, but he could quite a few more chances to face Teheran over the years.
Peacock flashed all three pitches in his repertoire, touching 94 mph with his fastball. He also got a groundout on his changeup - the pitch he said before the game he's been working on the most - and had a curveball in the mid-70s. We could see him in Washington later this year, especially if the Nationals move a veteran pitcher in a trade this month.