Mets announce 2015 minor league awards – Michael Conforto is player of the year


The Mets announced their recipients for the 2015 Sterling Awards on Monday, naming Michael Conforto their player of the year.

Conforto hit a combined .297 with 24 doubles, three triples, 12 home runs and 54 RBI in 91 games between Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton before making his major league debut on July 24.

He was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team, but did not play in the game due to his promotion to Binghamton.

Conforto won the Eastern League Player of the Week award for the week ending July 19 before being called up to the Mets a few days later.

The Mets also named RHP Robert Gsvllman their organizational pitcher of the year for 2015.

Gsellman went 13-7 with a 2.89 ERA in 24 combined starts for Single-A St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton. He allowed 126 hits, issued 37 walks with 86 strikeouts.

He led the organization with 13 wins and was third in the organization in ERA among qualified pitchers.

He was named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team.

Here are the 2015 Sterling Award winners:

  • DSL Summer League 1: OF Wagner Lagrange
  • DSL Summer League 2: RHP Nicolas Debora
  • Rookie GCL Mets: RHP Adonis Uceta
  • Rookie Kingsport: OF Kevin Kacmarski
  • Rookie Kingsport: C Patrick Mazeika
  • Single-A Brooklyn: RHP Alex Palsha
  • Single-A Savannah: IF Luis Guillorme
  • Single-A St. Lucie: 1B Dominic Smith
  • Double-A Binghamton: SS Gavin Cecchini
  • Triple-A Las Vegas: OF Travis Taijeron

The Sterling Awards recipients will take part in a pre-game ceremony on Monday at Citi Field.

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