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From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

2013 MLB All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field

Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo represented the Mets while Rafael DePaula represented the Yankees as Team USA defeated Team World, 4-2, in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday at Citi Field.

Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World
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Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World
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Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World
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Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World
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Mets prospect Rafael Montero #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Evaluate the youngsters

Led by Noah Syndergaard, the Mets have a
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Led by Noah Syndergaard, the Mets have a contingent of prospects who appear primed to make a major-league breakthrough by season’s end. At the very least, spring training should offer at least a snapshot of where their prospects stand.

New York Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard of the
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New York Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team pitches in the first inning against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team is
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Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team is caught stealing in the first inning by Delino DeShields #11 of the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team celebrates
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Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team celebrates in the dugout with his teammates after scoring against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team celebrates
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Xander Bogaerts #2 of the World Team celebrates in the dugout with his teammates after scoring against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Former Met Edgardo Alfonzo manages the World Team
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Former Met Edgardo Alfonzo manages the World Team against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World
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Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World Team walks back to the dugout after pitching an inning against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team grounds out against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team grounds out against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team grounds out against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula #45 of the
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Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula #45 of the
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula #45 of the World Team pitches against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team bats against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team grounds out against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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Mets prospect Rafael Montero and Yankees prospect Rafael
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Mets prospect Rafael Montero and Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World Team pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game against the U.S. Team at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team warms up before playing against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team warms up before playing against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team warms up before playing against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard of the U.S. Team warms up before playing against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
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From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo of the U.S. Team warms up before playing against the World Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo and Minnesota Twins prospect
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo and Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton of the U.S. Team talk in the outfield during batting practice before the All-Star Futures Game against the World Team at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo and Minnesota Twins prospect
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Mets prospect Brandon Nimmo and Minnesota Twins prospect Byron Buxton of the U.S. Team talk in the outfield during batting practice before the All-Star Futures Game against the World Team at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
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From left, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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New York Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard (L) and
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New York Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard (L) and Brandon Nimmo pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field on Sunday, July 14 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

New York Mets prospects (from left) Noah Syndergaard,
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New York Mets prospects (from left) Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Brandon Nimmo pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field on Sunday, July 14 2013 in the Queens borough of New York City.(Photo by Jim McIsaac)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World Team warms up before playing against the U.S. Team during the All-Star Futures Game at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

Mets prospect Rafael Montero and Yankees prospect Rafael
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Mets prospect Rafael Montero and Yankees prospect Rafael De Paula of the World Team pose for a photograph before the All-Star Futures Game against the U.S. Team at Citi Field. (July 14, 2013)

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