Syndergaard, Plawecki named to Futures Game

Righty to make second appearance; catcher also gets promotion to Triple-A

Syndergaard, Plawecki named to Futures Game

NEW YORK -- Mets prospect Kevin Plawecki's banner day included a promotion to Triple-A and an invite to the Futures Game.

The Mets promoted Plawecki to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday night, hours after Major League Baseball named him and pitcher Noah Syndergaard to the United States roster for the 2014 Sirius XM Futures Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Plawecki, the Mets' sixth-ranked prospect on's 2014 Prospect Watch, was batting .326 with an .864 OPS in 58 games for Double-A Binghamton. A supplemental-round pick out of Purdue in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, he will be participating in his first Futures Game.

Syndergaard will be appearing in his second. The Mets' top-ranked prospect, Syndergaard has scuffled a bit at Triple-A Las Vegas since returning from an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, giving up nine runs over his last 10 2/3 innings to increase his ERA to 4.98. Still, Syndergaard struck out seven and walked none in his last outing, compiling more strikeouts than innings on the season.

Last year, the Mets had three representatives in the Futures Game at Citi Field. Syndergaard and Rafael Montero started the game for the U.S. and World teams, respectively, while outfielder Brandon Nimmo came off the bench for the U.S.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Tim Healey is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.