Palm Beach has two FSL post-season all-stars

Second baseman Starlin Rodriguez and outfielder Mike O'Neill are again among the Florida State League's best.

The 18-man Florida State League Post-Season All-Star Team was announced on Monday. The Palm Beach Cardinals are represented among the 12-team A-Advanced league's best by two players – second baseman Starlin Rodriguez and outfielder Mike O'Neill.

Both are repeaters from the mid-season All-Star team. The two were among five Cardinals named to represent the FSL South Division in the league's All-Star Game. For a system more known for pitching than hitting, these selections must be appreciated by the organization.

O'Neill, 23, is clearly on a roll. After having been named the July Player of the Month by both The Cardinal Nation and the Cardinals organization, he was promoted to Double-A Springfield. O'Neill's .342 batting average still leads the FSL by a comfortable 23 points.

Since joining Springfield, the left-handed hitter is batting a cool .500 and was named the Texas League Player of the Week earlier on Monday.

Other Cardinals FSL mid-season all-stars were pitchers Anthony Ferrara and Seth Maness. The latter was unable to participate due to his promotion to Springfield. Now, Rodriguez is the only one of the four still remaining with Palm Beach.

Rodriguez, 22, has a solid line of .300/.376/.441 in 404 at-bats in 107 games. The right-handed hitter has six triples, seven home runs and 46 RBI. He was 16-for-25 in stolen base attempts and has crossed home 64 times.

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