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New York Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Two Columbia Fireflies Glow

From May 7 through May 13, two members of the Columbia Fireflies certainly glowed within the New York Mets system. 

Mets’ MiLB Position Player of the Week: Dash Winningham

Columbia Fireflies Dash Winningham had a big week, hitting three home runs and driving in nine runs. The Fireflies went a perfect 4-0 last week thanks to his hot bat. This should come as no surprise since winning is a part of his name.

The 21-year-old Florida native was drafted in the eighth round of the 2014 Amateur Draft. Winningham is a left-handed first baseman who is 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds.

Dash Winningham has 33 home runs, 64 doubles and 179 runs batted in throughout his professional career which started in 2014 with the Gulf Coast League Mets.

Mets’ MiLB Pitcher of the Week: Gabriel Llanes

Columbia Fireflies pitcher Gabriel Llanes tossed a complete game on May 10, leading the team to a 7-1 victory over the Delmarva Shorebirds. Llanes did not allow an earned run and struck out five batters.

The 21-year-old right-hander Llanes is 6-foot-4 and 205 pounds. A California native, Llanes was drafted in the 15th round of the 2014 Amateur Draft.

In his last four starts, Llanes has been very impressive. He has pitched 29 innings while only allowing three runs to score (2 ER). In that span, he has 15 strikeouts while only walking two batters.

Throughout his professional career which started in 2014 with the Gulf Coast League Mets, Llanes has pitched 176.2 innings and has struck out 93 batters while posting a 1.25 WHIP.

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