The U.S. team beat the World Team, 10-1, in the MLB Futures Game yesterday in Cincinnati, officially kicking of the All-Star festivities.

Mets 2014 first-round draft pick Michael Conforto shined for the U.S. team, going 2-2 at the plate. Conforto, the Oregon State product, also shined on defense, throwing out Seattle Mariners prospect Ketel Marte at the plate with this throw:

Conforto is hitting .312 in 37 games for AA Binghamton thus far this season. He hit .283 in Single-A before his promotion.

Brandon Nimmo, another Mets OF prospect, went 1-2 in the game. He's hitting .289 this season for Binghamton. Both he and Conforto could see major league action soon. We spoke about Conforto with Jeff Paternostro of Amazin' Avenue prior the season and we asked his opinion on Conforto's timeline. Listen to that here. Conforto talk starts at 8:43.

On the Yankees side, Aaron Judge went 1-4 at the plate while Gary Sanchez went 1-2 at the dish. Judge was the DH on the U.S. side while Sanchez started at catcher for the world.

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