Gulf Coast League Mets

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Gulf Coast League Mets
(1983, 1988–1999, 2004–2011, 2013–present)
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 (2)
  • 1997
  • 1999
Division titles (5)
  • 1993
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2004
  • 2005
Team data
Nickname GCL Mets
Ballpark First Data 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 are a Rookie-level minor league affiliate of the New York Mets that play in the Gulf Coast League. The team plays at First Data 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 20, 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]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

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
vs. GCL Astros (1 game to 0)
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
vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Yankees (1 game to 0)
1998 24–35 13th John Stephenson
1999 39–21 1st John Stephenson League Champs
vs. GCL Twins (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Royals (1 game to 0)
2004 36–24 2nd (t) Brett Butler Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
2005 37–16 1st Gary Carter Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Yankees (2 games to 0)
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
vs. GCL Phillies (1 game to 0)
2011 27–29 8th Luis Rojas
2013 20–40 16th Jose Carreno
2014 33–27 7th Jose Carreno
2015 27–32 9th (t) Jose Carreno

Roster[edit]

Gulf Coast League Mets roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Daison Acosta
  • -- Yeizo Campos
  • -- Briam Campusano
  • 83 Matt Cleveland
  • 32 Aneury Olivo
  • 28 Dariel Rivera
  • 30 Ronald Sanchez
  • 88 Eric Villanueva

Catchers

  • none

Infielders

  •  5 Kenny Hernandez
  • 43 Luis Montero

Outfielders

  • 70 Kenneth Bautista
  • -- Raul Beracierta


Manager

  • 55 Jose Carreno

Coaches


Injury icon 2.svg 7-day disabled list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated April 13, 2017
Transactions
More MiLB rosters
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)