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Mets prospects Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto to play in Futures Game

The Mets' top two outfield prospects are minor league All-Stars.

Mets' outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo.
Mets' outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo.
Gordon Donovan

Mets outfield prospects Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto have been chosen to play for the United States at this season's All-Star Futures Game in Cincinnati.

Nimmo and Conforto, who play for Double-A Binghamton, are both in the midst of promising seasons. Nimmo is batting .317/.379/.433 with two home runs and 11 RBI in 40 games, while Conforto is batting .336/.448/.568 with two home runs and 13 RBI in 22 games. Conforto was just called up to Double-A last month, while Nimmo has been there since 2014.

Both players are considered to be among the elite in the Mets' farm system. Nimmo and Conforto were respectively ranked the third- and seventh-best prospects in the Mets' farm system by Baseball America this offseason. Amazin' Avenue's preseason top prospect list had them in the same spots. Nimmo has been with the organization since being drafted 13th overall out of high school in 2011, and Conforto since he was drafted tenth overall out of Oregon State last year. This will be Nimmo's second Futures Game; he also played for the United States in 2013 when the game was held at Citi Field.

Last season, the Mets sent Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki to the Futures Game. Other recent Mets' Futures Game alumni include Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler, and Matt Harvey.

The Futures Game will be held on July 12 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, two days before the MLB All-Star Game.