Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Mets name minor league players of year
By Adam Rubin
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The Mets have named left fielder Lucas Duda and left-hander Mark Cohoon as their Sterling minor league players of the year.
The Mets named Lucas Duda the organization's minor league player of the year. He hit 23 homers between Binghamton and Buffalo.
Duda hit a combined .304 (129-for-425) with 23 homers and 87 RBIs in 115 games between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Buffalo. Cohoon went a combined 12-5 with a 2.57 ERA between low-A Savannah and Binghamton. Cohoon, who celebrates his 23rd birthday Wednesday, produced three straight scoreless outings in the South Atlantic League before the promotion to the B-Mets.
The Mets also named a Sterling winner for each minor league affiliate:
Buffalo: right-hander Dillon Gee
Binghamton: center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis
St. Lucie: shortstop Wilmer Flores
Savannah: right fielder Cesar Puello
Brooklyn: center fieldre Darrell Ceciliani
Kingsport: third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez
Gulf Coast Mets: right-hander Domingo Tapia
Dominican Summer League: center fielder Eudy Pina and catcher Hector Alvarez
The group will be honored before Wednesday's Mets-Pirates game.