The Mets will have two prospects in this year’s edition of the Futures Game: first baseman Peter Alonso and shortstop Andres Gimenez. As per usual, the game will feature a U.S.-vs.-World format, with Alonso on the U.S. roster and Gimenez on the World roster.
Coming into the season, we had Gimenez ranked as the organization’s top prospect in our top twenty-five, while Alonso ranked seventh. Gimenez, who is still just 19 years old, has spent all of this season thus far with High-A St. Lucie and has hit .269/.342/.410 with five home runs and 26 stolen bases in 36 attempts.
Alonso has put himself on the map and would presumably rank much higher on organizational list if we were to do a mid-season edition of it, as he’s hit .287/.421/.538 with 19 home runs in total this year. He made 270 plate appearances for Double-A Binghamton before being promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, where he hasn’t quite found his way just yet.