Futures Game: Rosario Goes 0-For-2, Nido Drives In a Pair

The MLB Futures Game provides an opportunity to see your team’s up-and-coming prospects on a big stage.

For the Mets, top prospect infielder Amed Rosario and rising catcher Tomas Nido appeared for the World team Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami.

While Rosario, who has been in a slump as of late at Triple-A Las Vegas, struck out twice in the Futures, the prospect feels ready for baseball’s biggest stage.

“Whenever my time is,” Rosario said per David Lennon of Newsday. “I’m going to be ready.”

The 21-year-old is hitting .327/.365/.474 with seven homers and 52 RBI in 83 games for the 51s this season.

However, with the Mets muddled in a losing season, Rosario likely won’t be called up until September at the earliest, and we may not see him until next season when New York has its bearings straight.

Tomas Nido, who is viewed as the Mets catcher of the future, racked up two hits off the bench for the World, driving in two runs.

Nido is the No. 9 ranked Mets prospect according to MLB.com and is hitting .246/.281/.384 for Double-A Binghamton this season.

While his offensive numbers are down, Nido has made tremendous strides to better his game defensively and become an asset behind the dish.

His two hits on Sunday were reminiscent of his 2016 season where the 23-year-old hit .320/.357/.459 in 344 at-bats.

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