Two St. Lucie Mets will be playing in the Florida State League All-Star game on June 20. Teammates Jeff McNeil and Akeel Morris will take the field representing the Mets‘ Single-A affiliate at this year’s game.
Two other Mets, Michael Conforto and Robert Gsellman, were also voted in, but were promoted to Double-A Binghamton, so they won’t be playing in the game. Conforto, the Mets’ 2014 first-round draft pick, was a two-time FSL Player of the Week and had seven home runs and 24 RBI in 46 games before getting called up. Gsellman was 6-0 with a 1.76 ERA when he received his promotion.
McNeil, a 23-year-old second baseman, is leading the entire league with a .344 batting average, and is also second in the FSL in hits. He is currently sporting an 11-game hitting streak, over which time he’s hitting .400/.434/.580 in 53 at-bats. McNeil was taken by the Mets in the 12th round of the 2013 draft out of Long Beach State. This is his first full season in St. Lucie since being promoted halfway through 2014.
Morris is currently the only member of the St. Lucie team to be on the Mets’ 40-man roster this year. The 22-year-old right-hander was taken by the Mets in the 10th round of the 2010 draft out of high school in the Virgin Islands. He has been very impressive as the St. Lucie closer, picking up ten saves, including six six-out saves. He has a 1.59 ERA and a .78 WHIP with 39 strikeouts in 28.1 innings.
The Single-A All-Star game this year will be held at Tradition Field on June 20 at 5:30 PM.