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PRESS RELEASE - PETE ALONSO, JACOB deGROM AND JEFF McNEIL NAMED TO NL ALL-STAR TEAM

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PETE ALONSO, JACOB deGROM AND JEFF McNEIL
NAMED TO NL ALL-STAR TEAM

FLUSHING, N.Y., June 30, 2019 – Major League Baseball tonight announced that infielder Pete Alonso, RHP Jacob deGrom and infielder/outfielder Jeff McNeil were named to the 2019 National League All-Star team. The 90th All-Star Game will take place on Tuesday, July 9 in Cleveland.

Alonso, 24, is the first Mets rookie position player and the fourth rookie to be named to an All-Star team in team history, joining Tom Seaver (1967), Jerry Koosman (1968) and Dwight Gooden (1984).

Entering today, Alonso ranks second in the majors with 28 homers, second with 48 extra-base hits, fourth in slugging (.629) and tied for seventh with 62 RBI. He has already set the Mets rookie single-season home run record and owns the NL rookie record for the most homers prior to the All-Star break. Only three rookies in major league history have hit more home runs prior to the All-Star break.

DeGrom, 31, was named to his third All-Star team. He was also an All-Star in 2015 and 2018. He is the fourth pitcher in franchise history to be named to the All-Star team three or more times, joining Seaver, Gooden and Jon Matlack.

The 2018 NL Cy Young Award winner is second in the NL with 128 strikeouts and is eighth with a 1.11 WHIP this season. He has allowed three runs or less in 14 of his 17 starts this season. The right-hander had a career-high 14 strikeouts and tied Bob Gibson with his 26th consecutive quality start on April 3 at Miami.

DeGrom became the first pitcher in All-Star Game history to strike out three batters (Stephen Vogt, Jason Kipnis, José Iglesias) in an inning with 10 pitches or fewer in Cincinnati in 2015.

McNeil, 27, is second in the majors with a .344 batting average, fifth with a .409 OBP and tied for sixth with 23 doubles this year. McNeil is tied for fifth in the majors with 31 multi-hit games. He is batting over .300 in the following situations: at home (.310), on the road (.369, leads majors), vs. left-handers (.367, sixth in majors), vs. right-handers (.337), in day games (.329), in night games (.349), with no runners on (.331), with runners on (.365) and with runners in scoring position (.400, fourth in majors).

McNeil had 162 hits over his first 475 career at-bats, the most by any active player and the most since Wade Boggs had 166 hits in his first 475 at-bats (1982-1983).

The last time the Mets had three or more All-Stars was in 2016 when the club had four (Noah Syndergaard, Bartolo Colón, Jeurys Familia and Yoenis Céspedes).

3 comments:

Tom Brennan said...

Congrats to our boys÷

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