The Binghamton Rumble Ponies were well represented when the Eastern League named their postseason all-star teams on Friday. Three members of the Rumble Ponies, 2B Luis Guillorme, RHP Corey Oswalt, and LHP P.J. Conlon were honored for their outstanding achievements this season in Double-A.
Guillorme, 22, is enjoying another solid season, in which he has excelled with the bat and glove. At the plate, Guillorme is hitting .279, and his 124 hits are tied for fifth most in the league. He has shown superb discipline at the dish, as his 1.25 BB/K rate is tops among domestic Mets minor leaguers.
Oswalt, 23, has made a serious case for being the most major league ready starting pitcher in the Mets’ system. His 2.41 ERA is the best mark among qualified pitchers in the organization this season, and he has already set a career high with 102 strikeouts. Armed with a mid-90s fastball and potentially above-average slider, Oswalt could possibly find himself on the 40-man roster this offseason.
Conlon, 23, has enjoyed yet another solid campaign, two years removed from being selected in the 13th round from San Diego. His numbers this season (3.54 ERA, 102/38 K/BB, 1.25 WHIP) have regressed across the board, but that’s due to his extreme overachieving throughout his first two season. Still, Conlon projects as a solid back of the rotation or middle relief piece, although his lack of velocity has raised questions about his future.