Ahead of the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11, the Pacific Coast League revealed their preliminary roster for the exhibition contest on Thursday. The Las Vegas 51s will be represented by outfielder Zach Borenstein, making it consecutive years in which the team will send one player (2017, Amed Rosario).
Borenstein, 27, joined the Mets’ organization as a minor league free agent signing on November 21, 2017. As a non-roster invitee to major league spring training, he hit .250 with four RBI in 24 at-bats.
In 77 games with Las Vegas, Borenstein has hit .249/.352/.477 with 16 home runs, good for the fifth-highest total in the circuit. This will mark his second career all-star appearance, following two plate appearances in the 2015 Southern League (AA) game.
At 35-54 (.443), the 51s sit in fourth place in the PCL’s Pacific Southern division.