Mets 2011 Sterling Award Winners Announced

An article by posted on September 15, 2011

ORGANIZATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: JOSH SATIN (INF)

Height: 6-2 Weight: 200 Bats: Right Throws: Right
Born: 12/23/84, Hidden Hills, CA
Resides: Hidden Hills, CA
Obtained: Mets’ 25th-round pick in 2007
Signing Scout: Doug Thurman

Satin split the season between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, hitting a combined .323 (156-483) in 132 games between the two levels. He added 12 home runs and 76 RBI and earned a spot on the Eastern League All-Star team. The 26-year-old native of Hidden Hill, CA finished the minor-league season as the third-leading hitter among all Mets farm hands and Satin earned a September 1 promotion to the major leagues. He made his major league debut on September 4 and singled his first major league at-bat.

ORGANIZATIONAL PITCHER OF THE YEAR: DARIN GORSKI (LHP)

Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 Bats: Left Throws: Left
Born: 10/6/87, Lancaster, PA
Resides: Mount Joy, PA
Obtained: Mets’ seventh-round pick in 2009
Signing Scout: Scott Hunter

Gorski went 11-3 with a Florida State League-best 2.08 ERA (32 earned runs/138.2 innings pitched) in 27 games, 21 starts for St. Lucie (A). The 6-4, 210-pound lefthander struck out 140, walked 29 and allowed 109 hits to win Pitcher of the Year honors in the FSL. Gorski, who started the season in the bullpen, won his first 10 decisions and finished with a 1.98 ERA (27 earned runs/122.2 innings) as a starter. He struck out a professional-high 13 on May 26 vs. Jupiter and tossed three complete games. A seventh-round draft choice in 2009, Gorski made the Florida State League All-Star Game and started for the South squad in a 5-3 loss to the North.

Here are the other Sterling Award recipients for each minor league level:

RHP Chris Schwinden, Triple-A Buffalo
RHP Jeurys Familia, Double-A Binghamton
RHP Matt Harvey, Single-A St. Lucie
LHP Angel Cuan, Rookie League Savannah
IF Danny Muno, Single-A Brooklyn
C Camden Maron, Rookie League Kingsport
RHP Rafael Montero, Gulf Coast League
OF Maiki De La Cruz, Dominican Summer League 1
RHP Persio Reyes, Dominican Summer League 2

The Mets presented the awards to the players prior to last night’s game. Congratulations to all of them!

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