Conforto was 2-for-2 and had a spectacular throw from left field in the top of the third, which kept Team World's Ketel Marte from scoring. Nimmo went 1-for-2 with an RBI.
The Mets have downplayed calling up Conforto, emphasizing he could still use the practice up in Double-A Binghamton, but with bat power being rather inconsistent for New York, it's possible Conforto could see time in the Majors this season. The 22-year-old outfielder is eager, but understanding when it comes to getting his swings in at Triple-A.
"I can always get better in the outfield, on the bases. I can learn more," Conforto told ESPN. "I can see more pitches. I can see different arm angles. Every day I go out there I see something different and I learn something new. Every day I’m in the minor leagues I’m getting better."
Nimmo and Conforto both profile to be solid, everyday players in the Mets' future outfield. They'll hit, but not mash, get on base at a spectacular clip and play a great outfield. They're not going to blow you away, but they'll be anchors in the outfield for many years to come -- at least, that's the hope. They'll also be good teammates in the clubhouse, too. All I hear when I talk to people and the 22-year-old outfielders is their maturity, the way they carry themselves, speak to the people around them and deal with the media, coaches and fellow players.
They have me -- and they should have you -- very excited for the future, as they could both be patrolling the corner spots in Queens sooner rather than later.