Amed Rosario will appear in the Futures Game for the second straight year. Mets’ top catching prospect, Tomas Nido will join him in Miami
The New York Mets will have two representatives for the All-Star Futures Game in Miami on Sunday, July 9. Top prospect, Rosario will be in the game for the second consecutive year. He will be joined by the Mets’ ninth ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline in catcher, Nido.
The numbers have spoken loudly in Rosario’s first season in AAA. In 76 games, he is hitting at a .315 clip with seven homers, 49 RBI, and 13 steals. Though the bat has cooled considerably in June (.231/.277/.365 slash line in 25 games), Rosario’s overall impact has Mets fans clamoring for his first call up to the big leagues.
Rosario is ranked third in the Pacific Coast League in hits with 99. He is also in the top ten in total bases and steals. Rosario’s seven homers this year have nearly doubled his career total. He entered 2017 with 10 homers in 358 games. Rosario was also announced to the PCL roster for the AAA All-Star Game in Tacoma on July 12.
Nido won the Florida State League batting title a year ago with St. Lucie. After being added to the 40-man roster in the off-season, Nido is currently in his first season with AA Binghamton. The Mets’ top prospect at catcher has hit .254 with five homers and 33 RBI in 54 games with the Rumble Ponies. Nido’s monthly hitting splits resemble a roller coaster. He hit .194 in April, .313 in May, and is at a .233 clip in June.
What really stands out about Nido is his ability to throw out base stealers. Last season, Nido vanquished 42 percent of runners trying to steal against him. This season while advancing a level, he’s hovered around that mark again with 39 percent of runners thrown out on the base paths.
While Rosario is nearly a polished product, Nido is a prospect garnering more attention after his breakout season in 2016.
Full rosters for the Futures Game can be found here.