Nationals minor league sensation SP Taylor Jordan has been named to the MILB Futures Game, which takes place in New York along with the All-Star festivities on July 14th.
The game serves as a showcase for the game’s top prospects and top-performing minor leaguers, which Jordan certainly is. He began the season by posting a sterling 1.24 ERA at High A Potomac, which earned him a promotion to Double A Harrisburg. One might expect him to struggle as he took on stronger competition, but the opposite happened: he stepped his game up. Through 54 innings at AA, he has a 0.83 (?!?) ERA, a 4.78 K/BB ratio, and a 0.852 WHIP. Jordan is still old for his level, at 24, but missed parts of the 2011 and 2012 seasons due to Tommy John surgery.
Given his transcendent success in the minors, one might expect that the next challenge for him would be the majors. As far fetched as that may seem for a player who started the season in High A, it seems like it could be the case: Jordan has been hinted to be the choice to be called up and start in place of Dan Haren on June 30th. Looking at how he as progressed moving up through the minors, he certainly stands a chance in his major league debut.