Brandon Nimmo struggled at the plate during Sunday’s futures game, but still took a lot away from the experience. “It’s sweet to be back here two years (after he signed with the Mets),” he told the Daily News. “They’ve treated us like big leaguers, a little taste to keep you motivated, for sure.” Though not starting the game, Nimmo received two plate appearances and manned left field for the United States squad. He didn’t have a hit in his two at-bats. He also failed to drive in a runner in the eighth inning when the U.S. had runners on second and third with no outs, when he grounded out to the second baseman. The Mets selected Nimmo out of high school in Wyoming with the sixth pick in the first round of the 2011 first year MLB draft. At the time the pick was considered to be risky because of how raw Nimmo was. Nimmo hasn’t been overly impressive in his two plus year pro-career, posting a .251 batting average, 44 extra-base hits and a .379 slugging percentage. While Nimmo’s hits or power tools haven’t manifested yet, he has done an excellent job getting on base. Plate discipline is often one of the hardest skills for a young player to cultivate, but he has posted a .366 on-base percentage. Nimmo wasn’t selected for the initial futures game roster, but won the voted in for the final roster spot. It seems likely that Nimmo will finish the year out with Single-A Savanna. Don’t expect him to be in the majors anytime soon as he may not get a taste of Double-A until the 2015 season. There are some red flags when looking at Nimmo’s statistics. He doesn’t seem to be showing the tools that he was touted as having. With that being said, injuries have slowed him down, he has a lot of baseball ahead of him and plenty of time to show why the Mets drafted him so high. You Can Follow Me on Twitter @danny_ss