L.J. Mazzilli and John Mincone Among Five Cyclones Named NYPL All-Stars

An article by posted on August 4, 2013

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The Brooklyn Cyclones will have plenty of representation at the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game to be played Aug. 13 in Norwich, Conn.

Starting pitchers John Gant, Miller Diaz and Robert Gsellman, closer John Mincone and second baseman L.J. Mazzilli will all represent the National League Affiliates in the game. Diaz will be the starter for the NL.

With just over a week to go to the game, here are the statistics for the Cyclones’ All-Stars.

John Gant: 3-2, 2.47 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 42.3 innings, 54 K, .199 batting average against

Miller Diaz: 4-1, 2.34 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 42.1 innings, 55 K, .184 batting average against

Robert Gsellman: 2-2, 2.09 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 47.1 innings, 37 K, .225 batting average against

John Mincone: 2-1, 1.76 ERA, 0.52 WHIP, 5 SV, 15.1 innings, 13 K, .143 batting average against

L.J. Mazzilli: .298 batting average, 11 runs, 53 hits, 9 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 RBI, .376 SLG, .348 OBP

In addition to the five players, Cyclones’ manager Rich Donnelly, pitching coach Marc Valdes (a former Met), hitting coach Bobby Malek and athletic trainer Eric Velazquez will serve as the coaching staff for the National League Affiliates.

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Jim Mancari hails from Massapequa, N.Y. He earned a Master's degree in journalism from Hofstra University. He is a devout Mets fan and takes pride in his team, despite their lack of success over the last few years. Like all Mets fans, Jim has plenty of hope. He also writes as the sports reporter for the Brooklyn Tablet newspaper and the senior editor of metroBASEBALL Magazine. Be sure to visit http://www.jimmancari.com/

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