MLB Pipeline Name Rosario and Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year

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MLB Pipeline has named shortstop Amed Rosario and left-hander P.J. Conlon Mets Prospects of the Year.

Rosario began the season in the Florida State League, where he batted .309/.359/.442 with 10 doubles, eight triples, three homers, 40 RBI, and 13 stolen bases for High-A St. Lucie. That earned him a promotion to Double-A Binghamton, where he continued to improve, batting .341/.392/.481 with 14 doubles, five triples, two  homers, 31 RBI, and six stolen bases in 54 games.

Overall, between both levels, Rosario hit .324/.374/.459 with 24 doubles, 13 triples, five homers, 71 RBI, and 19 stolen bases. All of that while providing some stellar defense at shortstop.

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Conlon had himself a breakthrough season in 2016, beginning the year with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies and posting some eye-popping numbers. The young southpaw went 8-1 with a 1.41 ERA and 0.96 WHIP over 11 starts and one relief appearance.

A promotion to High-A St. Lucie would not slow him down as Conlon pitched to a 1.84 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 12 strong starts leading to a 4-1 record.

Overall, Conlon was 12-2 with a 1.65 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and a 4.67 K/BB ratio in 24 starts and one relief appearance.

Both Conlon and Rosario were honored last month at Citi Field as the 2016 Sterling Award winners for Player and Pitcher of the Year.

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