The Mets were represented well in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game, with 22-year-old outfield prospects Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo both on display. Conforto and Nimmo are the two best prospects left in the Mets' minor league system, and both were included in Baseball America's mid-season top prospect list. Conforto was ranked the 14th best prospect in baseball, while Nimmo was ranked 48th.
Conforto shined in the Futures Game, starting in left field for the USA All-Stars. He threw out a baserunner at home plate to end the top of the third inning, a throw which, according to Statcast, was hurled at a velocity of 91.6 mph. In the bottom of the third, Conforto made his first plate appearance and lined a 94-mph fastball into center field for a base hit. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Conforto worked a full count, and on the seventh pitch of the at-bat, roped a 93-mph fastball into right field for his second hit of the game. He finished the game 2-for-2, with an outstanding outfield assist.
Nimmo came on to play center field for the USA All-Stars in the sixth inning. He made his first plate appearance in the bottom of the sixth with two on and one out, and delivered with a ground ball base hit past the shortstop to drive in a run. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Nimmo should have had his second hit of the game on a chopper up the middle, but was robbed on a terrific play by the shortstop. He finished the game 1-for-2 with an RBI.
Both Conforto and Nimmo will return to Double-A Binghamton. In Double-A this season, Conforto is hitting .312/.394/.474 in 37 games played, while Nimmo is hitting .278/.347/.369 in 60 games played. Over the season, Conforto is hitting a combined .295/.369/.468 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI between High-A and Double-A, while Nimmo is hitting .278/.347/.369 with two home runs and 15 RBI between High-A and Double-A.
For more on the Futures Game, check out the official recap, box score, and photos.