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2012 Futures Game: Christian Bethancourt Likely To 'Do Something Awesome'

Christian Bethancourt may not be having the most successful season of a young minor league catcher, but he was still named to the Futures game on Thursday and one baseball expert is expecting him to do something awesome:

This, from ESPN's Keith Law:

He has raw power, but I'm including him here because of his defense. He's one of the best-throwing catchers in organized baseball, and I'd love to see him get a chance to try to throw out Billy Hamilton at second.

And the confidence in Bethancourt comes despite the youngster struggling this season with a .255 batting average and no homers in 41 games for Double-A Mississippi. But he's the only prospect from the Braves' organization who was selected to this group, so it says something about how people view him.

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