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1998 New York MetsPayroll Summary
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Masato Yoshii earned $1,075,000 for the 1998 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record88-74 (2nd in National League East)League Rank6thMLB Rank10th
BallparkShea Stadium
ManagerBobby ValentineGeneral ManagerSteve Phillips
CoachesBob Apodaca (Pitching Coach), Bruce Benedict (Bench Coach), Randy Niemann (Bullpen Coach), Tom Robson (Hitting Coach), Cookie Rojas (Third Base Coach), Mookie Wilson (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJason Tyner (#21)
Payroll$49,559,665 (Rank: 9th)
Attendance2,287,948 (Rank: 18th)
Minor League AffiliatesNorfolk Tides (AAA) 70-72 ... Binghamton Mets (AA) 82-60 ... St. Lucie Mets (A+) 70-66 ... Columbia Bombers (A) 90-51 ... Pittsfield Mets (A-) 35-41 ... Gulf Coast Mets (Rk) 24-35 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 38-30 ...
Years Available1962-2018

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Payroll Data for 1998 New York Mets

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Benny AgbayaniLF-RF5-11 225 R-R 1971-12-28 26Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1993-20091998-2002
1993-30- 836-NYN
170,00081243  
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B5-11 187 R-R 1973-11-08 24Santa Teresa,Venezuela MLB1991-20101995-2006
1991-   UDFA-NYN
1,750,00022914  
Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0 190 R-R 1972-01-11 26Anderson,Indiana MLB1991-20081996-1999
1993- 1-  34-PIT
260,00054733  
Carlos Baerga2B5-11 215 B-R 1968-11-04 29San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051990-2005
1985-   UDFA-SDN
4,749,999724  
Rich BeckerCF-RF5-10 193 L-L 1972-02-01 26Aurora,Illinois MLB1990-20021993-2000
1990- 3-  85-MIN
1,550,00025115  
Rigo BeltranP5-11 185 L-L 1969-11-13 28Tijuana,Mexico MLB1990-20061997-2004
1991-26- 675-SLN
170,00081245  
Willie BlairP6-1 185 R-R 1965-12-18 32Paintsville,Kentucky MLB1985-20011990-2001
1986-11- 289-TOR
3,250,0001318  
Brian BohanonP6-2 240 L-L 1968-08-01 29Denton,Texas MLB1987-20021990-2001
1987- 1-  19-TEX
350,00047627  
Alberto CastilloC6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-10 28San Juan de Maguana,Dom Rep MLB1987-20091995-2007
1987-   UDFA-NYN
192,50068836  
Brad ClontzP6-1 195 R-R 1971-04-26 27Stuart,Virginia MLB1990-20061995-2000
1992-10- 285-ATL
170,00081246  
Dennis CookP6-3 190 L-L 1962-10-04 35La Marque,Texas MLB1981-20021988-2002
1985-18- 446-SFN
850,00033321  
Jorge FabregasC6-3 215 L-R 1970-03-13 28Miami,Florida MLB1990-20031994-2002
1991- 1-  34-CAL
1,050,00030720  
John FrancoP5-10 185 L-L 1960-09-17 37Brooklyn,New York MLB1979-20051984-2005
1981- 5- 125-LAN
2,900,00015111  
Matt Franco1B-3B6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-19 28Santa Monica,California MLB1987-20061995-2003
1987- 7- 166-CHN
202,50066435  
Shawn GilbertLF-2B5-9 185 R-R 1965-03-12 33Camden,New Jersey MLB1987-20031997-2000
1987-12- 295-MIN
170,00081244  
Bernard GilkeyLF6-0 200 R-R 1966-09-24 31St. Louis,Missouri MLB1985-20011990-2001
1984-   UDFA-SLN
5,050,000512  
Todd Haney2B5-9 165 R-R 1965-07-30 32Galveston,Texas MLB1986-19991992-1998
1987-38- 958-SEA
170,00081247  
Lenny Harris3B-2B5-10 220 L-R 1964-10-28 33Miami,Florida MLB1983-20051988-2005
1983- 5- 108-CIN
775,00035022  
John HudekP6-1 205 B-R 1966-08-08 31Tampa,Florida MLB1988-19991994-1999
1988-10- 249-CHA
499,00043125  
Todd HundleyC5-11 199 B-R 1969-05-27 29Martinsville,Virginia MLB1987-20031990-2003
1987- 2-  39-NYN
4,925,000653  
Butch HuskeyRF-1B6-3 244 R-R 1971-11-10 26Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1989-20011993-2000
1989- 7- 190-NYN
300,00050131  
Bobby JonesP6-4 225 R-R 1970-02-10 28Fresno,California MLB1989-20061993-2002
1991- 1-  36-NYN
3,116,6671399  
Mike KinkadeLF-1B6-1 210 R-R 1973-05-06 25Livonia,Michigan MLB1992-20081998-2003
1995- 9- 236-MIL
170,00081241  
Wayne KirbyRF-CF5-10 190 L-R 1964-01-22 34Williamsburg,Virginia MLB1983-20011991-1998
1983-13- 289-LAN
170,00081248  
Al LeiterP6-3 220 L-L 1965-10-23 32Toms River,New Jersey MLB1984-20051987-2005
1984- 2-  50-NYA
3,000,00014410  
Luis LopezSS-2B5-11 166 B-R 1970-09-04 27Cidra,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20051993-2005
1987-   UDFA-SDN
170,00081242  
Greg McMichaelP6-3 215 R-R 1966-12-01 31Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1988-20001993-2000
1988- 7- 163-CLE
1,900,00021913  
Brian McRaeCF6-0 195 B-R 1967-08-27 30Bradenton,Florida MLB1985-19991990-1999
1985- 1-  17-KCA
3,850,000996  
Ralph Milliard2B5-11 175 R-R 1973-12-30 24Willemstad,Curacao MLB1993-20011996-1998
1992-   UDFA-FLO
170,00081249  
Dave MlickiP6-4 205 R-R 1968-06-08 30Cleveland,Ohio MLB1990-20021992-2002
1990-17- 460-CLE
1,250,00028218  
Hideo NomoP6-2 230 R-R 1968-08-31 29Osaka,Japan MLB1990-20081995-2008
1995-   UDFA-LAN
2,800,00016012  
John Olerud1B6-5 220 L-L 1968-08-05 29Seattle,Washington MLB1987-20051989-2005
1989- 3-  79-TOR
3,750,0001037  
Rey OrdonezSS5-9 159 R-R 1972-11-11 25Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20041996-2004
1993-   UDFA-NYN
320,00049328  
Craig Paquette3B-LF6-0 190 R-R 1969-03-08 29Long Beach,California MLB1989-20071993-2003
1989- 8- 218-OAK
300,00050130  
Jay PaytonCF-LF5-10 185 R-R 1972-11-22 25Zanesville,Ohio MLB1992-20101998-2010
1994- 1-  29-NYN
170,00081240  
Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10 175 B-R 1959-04-25 39Atlanta,Georgia MLB1978-20151982-1999
1978- 1-  10-MON
560,00040724  
Mike PiazzaC6-3 215 R-R 1968-09-04 29Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1989-20071992-2007
1988-62-1390-LAN
8,000,000111  
Todd PrattC6-3 230 R-R 1967-02-09 31Bellevue,Nebraska MLB1985-20061992-2006
1985- 6- 153-BOS
300,00050129  
Bill PulsipherP6-3 200 L-L 1973-10-09 24Fort Benning,Georgia MLB1992-20111995-2005
1991- 2-  66-NYN
170,00081239  
Rick ReedP6-1 195 R-R 1965-08-16 32Huntington,West Virginia MLB1985-20031988-2003
1986-26- 644-PIT
1,375,00027316  
Armando ReynosoP6-0 204 R-R 1966-05-01 32San Luis Potosi,Mexico MLB1990-20021991-2002
1990-   UDFA-ATL
1,250,00028217  
Mel RojasP5-11 212 R-R 1966-12-10 31Haina,Dom Rep MLB1986-20041990-1999
1985-   UDFA-MON
4,583,333765  
Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 31Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999
1988- 5- 127-KCA
285,00052632  
Jeff TamP6-1 202 R-R 1970-08-19 27Fullerton,California MLB1993-20081998-2003
1993-   UDFA-NYN
170,00081238  
Jim Tatum1B-3B6-2 200 R-R 1967-10-09 30San Diego,California MLB1985-20001992-1998
1985- 3-  76-SDN
225,00061034  
Turk WendellP6-2 205 L-R 1967-05-19 31Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1986-20041993-2004
1988- 5- 112-ATL
661,50038523  
Rick WilkinsC6-2 215 L-R 1967-06-04 31Jacksonville,Florida MLB1987-20021991-2001
1986-23- 582-CHN
425,00045226  
Preston WilsonCF6-2 193 R-R 1974-07-19 23Bamberg,South Carolina MLB1993-20091998-2007
1992- 1-   9-NYN
170,00081237  
Masato YoshiiP6-2 210 R-R 1965-04-20 33Osaka,Japan MLB1985-20071998-2002
1997-   UDFA-NYN
1,075,00030319