Found October 17, 2011 on Mets Merized Online:
The 2011 Sterling Award winner at Brooklyn, Muno got off to as fast a start to his professional baseball career as anyone possibly could. After being drafted in the 8th round out of Fresno State this year, Muno signed quickly and was assigned to the Cyclones to be their everyday shortstop. He was first in the New York Penn League in batting average in 2011, hitting a cool .355, while batting out of the lead-off spot for the Cyclones. The 22 year-old switch-hitter also led the league in: OBP with .466 and OPS with .980, and tied for first with 23 2B’s. He was third in the league in SLG% with .514, walks with 43, and runs scored with 45. He tied for 5th in the league in hits with 78, and was 8th in TB’s with 113. He played four years of college baseball at Fresno State, and as a freshman in 2008, he was the starting shortstop for the National Champion Fresno State Bulldogs. Muno turned a huge double play in the bottom of the ninth inning in the championship game to bring the Universi...

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