Gulf Coast Mets

Gulf Coast Mets

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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

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

Final Roster

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Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 65 Gaither Bumgardner
  • 76 Jose Celas
  • 92 Ryan Chapman
  • 20 Andrew Church
  • 27 Jose Encarnacion
  • 46 Ramon Estevez
  • 63 Dan Herrmann
  • 38 Brent McMinn
  • 30 Casey Meisner
  • 97 Craig Missigman
  • 75 Marcos Molina
  • 91 Christian Montgomery
  • 51 Yoryi Nuez
  • 90 Waldo Rodriguez
  • 64 Lenny Rosario

Catchers

  • 82 Luis Arrizurieta
  • 43 Jose Garcia

Infielders

  • 83 Brandon Brosher
  • 17 Leon Canelon
  •  9 Luis Guillorme
  • 85 Manuel Hilario
  • 66 Branden Kaupe
  • 40 Jean Rodriguez
  •  3 Elvis Sanchez
  • 79 Jhoan Urena

Outfielders

  •  2 Wuilmer Becerra
  • 87 Oswald Caraballo
  • 25 Vicente Lupo
  •  1 Ivan Wilson

Manager

  • 55 Jose Carreno

Coaches

  •  7 Josh Towers (pitching)
  • 5 Ender Chavez (hitting)


7-day disabled list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
∞ Reserve list
§ Suspended list
‡ Restricted list
# Rehab assignment
Roster updated August 31, 2013
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References