Gulf Coast League Mets

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Gulf Coast League Mets
Founded in 1988
Port St. Lucie
New York Mets.svg New York Mets Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Class-level
Current Rookie League
Minor league affiliations
League Gulf Coast League (1988−1999, 2004−2011, 2013–present)
Division East Division (1992−1999, 2004-2011, 2013–present)
Major league affiliations
Current New York Mets
Minor league titles
League titles 1997, 1999
Division titles 1997, 1999, 2005
Team data
Nickname GCL Mets
Ballpark Tradition Field (1992−1999, 2004−2011, 2013–present)
Previous parks
Twin Lakes Park (1988−1991)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
New York Mets

The Gulf Coast League Mets is the Gulf Coast League Rookie minor league affiliate of the New York Mets. The team play at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The franchise entered the league in 1983 playing their home games in Sarasota, Florida at Twin Lakes Park. The team moved their base of operations to St. Lucie when the league expanded to Florida's east coast.

Gulf Coast League team rosters are thirty-five players, and cannot have more than twelve players over twenty years old, and no more than four players over 21. No player can have more than two years of prior service, excluding Rookie leagues outside the United States and Canada. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela and other countries.

On December 20th, 2011 it was announced the Mets would eliminate their Rookie level team due to financial reasons.[1] On November 8, 2012 the Mets announced the re-establishment of a Gulf Coast League team based in Port St. Lucie.[2]

Season By Season Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1983 24–35 8th Vern Hoscheit
1988 21–42 10th (t) John Tamargo
1989 25–38 12th John Tamargo
1990 29–30 10th John Tamargo
1991 24–35 14th Junior Roman
1992 29–30 10th Junior Roman
1993 39–20 2nd Junior Roman Lost in 1st round
1994 32–27 6th Junior Roman
1995 38–19 2nd John Stephenson
1996 29–30 10th Mickey Brantley
1997 42–18 1st Mickey Brantley (18–7) / Doug Flynn (24–11) League Champs
1998 24–35 13th John Stephenson
1999 39–21 1st John Stephenson League Champs
2004 36–24 2nd (t) Brett Butler Lost in 1st round
2005 37–16 1st Gary Carter Lost League Finals
2006 23–30 9th Bobby Floyd
2007 20–35 14th Juan Lopez
2008 27–27 9th (t) Juan Lopez
2009 22–34 14th Julio Franco
2010 31–25 4th Sandy Alomar, Sr. Lost in 1st round
2011 27–29 8th Luis Rojas
2012 Not active
2013 20-40 16th Jose Carreno

Final Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Mets roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 38 Adrian Almeida
  • 39 Eucebio Arias
  • 95 Tyler Badamo
  • 61 Derrick Bernard
  • 18 Connor Buchmann
  • 54 Kevin Canelon
  • 76 Jose Celas
  • 34 Nabil Crismatt
  • 36 Alex Durham
  • -- Jose Encarnacion
  • 72 Gabriel Feliz
  • 63 Dan Herrmann
  • 79 Kurtis Horne
  • 81 Joel Huertas
  • 91 Gabriel Llanes
  • 98 Erik Manoah
  • 99 Brent McMinn
  • 89 Jose Medina
  • 60 Darwin Ramos
  • 18 Adonis Uceta

Catchers

  • 22 Darryl Knight
  • 33 Natanael Ramos
  •  5 Dionis Rodriguez

Infielders

  • 77 Dale Burdick
  • 18 Franklin Correa
  • 85 Manuel Hilario
  • 21 Alvin Maracaro
  • 88 Santo Marte
  •  7 Milton Ramos
  • 17 Gregory Valencia
  • 35 Dash Winningham

Outfielders

  • 78 Arnaldo Berrios
  •  2 Raphael Ramirez
  • 31 Hengelbert Rojas
  • 10 Enmanuel Zabala

Manager

  • 55 Jose Carreno

Coaches

  • 40 Royce Ring (pitching)
  • 59 Ender Chavez (hitting)


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated August 24, 2014
Transactions
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New York Mets minor league players

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mets cut ties with Gulf Coast League: New York will operate eight Minor League affiliates in 2012, Minorleaguebaseball.com (Dec. 20, 2011)
  2. ^ Mets to field GCL team in '13, Minorleaguebaseball.com (Feb. 9, 2013)