The Florida State League named their End-of-Season All-Stars on Thursday afternoon and two players from the Bradenton Marauders were named to the team. Center fielder Austin Meadows and second baseman Erich Weiss were both recognized for their play during the 2015 season. Both players have already been promoted to Altoona, with Meadows collecting two hits in his debut on Wednesday night.
Meadows leads the FSL with 156 hits, and should have a big enough lead to hold on to first place with just four games left. He hit .309/.358/.408 in 122 games, with 22 doubles, four triples, seven homers and 20 stolen bases. He scored 72 runs, which ranks him second in the league. Meadows was also a mid-season All-Star.
Weiss moved up to Altoona five weeks ago, after hitting .285/.362/.366 in 98 games for Bradenton. He currently has a .652 OPS in 27 games with the Curve. Weiss is an interesting choice for the End-of-Season team because he didn’t make the All-Star game, which was played about a month before he got called up. He didn’t put up big stats after the All-Star game, yet he did enough to pass the players that beat him out for the mid-season game. At the time, I thought he was an easy choice for the FSL All-Star team, but five of his teammates made it instead.