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Mets promote Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil to Triple-A Las Vegas

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The two Binghamton stars will take their next step to the major leagues by playing in the desert.

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Top Mets prospects Peter Alonso and Jeff McNeil have been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas from Double-A Binghamton. Alonso, a first baseman, will replace Dominic Smith, who was called up by the Mets this week, on the Vegas roster.

The 23-year-old Alonso hit .314/.440/.573 with Binghamton. His 1.012 OPS was the third-highest in the Eastern League, and he hit 15 home runs in his time with the team. He ranked seventh on Amazin Avenue’s list of the team’s top twenty-five prospects coming into the 2018 season.

McNeil is a 26-year-old left-handed infielder who has played second, third, and shortstop this year. He hit .327/.402/.626 with Binghamton, and his 1.029 OPS is even better than Alonso’s, ranking second in the leagye. He already has a career-high 14 home runs, and coming into today’s Binghamton game, he had struck out just 23 times while drawing 22 walks. McNeil ranked twenty-first on Amazin’ Avenue’s top twenty-five before the season.