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Welch Finding His Comfort Zone

Welch is one of St. Lucie's best hitters

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - The New York Mets went down under to acquire the current first baseman for their Florida State League affiliate. Not only has first baseman Stefan Welch made the transition to a new position across the diamond, but he's acclimated to baseball in the states after growing up in Australia. Welch explained to Inside Pitch where he feels his game is in his fourth season.

Foreign-born players are the norm in Major League Baseball these days, but most hail from the Caribbean or Central and South America. The St. Lucie Mets first baseman, Stefan Welch, is a rare find from down under in Adelaide, Australia. Welch hit .301 through the season's first two months with 58 hits and 37 RBI. This is his second season in St. Lucie after splitting half of last season in... Recommended Stories