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1987 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 92-70 .568
Rank: 2nd in National League East
Run Differential: 823-698 + 125
Roster Continuity 78.45% 6/26
Manager(s): Davey Johnson
General Manager: Frank Cashen
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 3,034,129 2/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Chris Donnels (#24) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Vern Hoscheit
First Base Coach: Bud Harrelson
Hitting Coach: Bill Robinson
Pitching Coach: Mel Stottlemyre
Third Base Coach: Sam Perlozzo

#1 Draft Picks

Bill Almon (#1), Darryl Strawberry (#1), Dwight Gooden (#5), Kevin McReynolds (#6), Ron Darling (#9), Clint Hurdle (#9), Ron Darling (#9), Don Schulze (#11), Lee Mazzilli (#14), Wally Backman (#16), Gregg Jefferies (#20)
National League East Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1987 New York Mets season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    38Rick AguileraP6-5203R-R251985NYN: 1983-3-58MLB--
    2Bill AlmonSS-3B6-3190R-R341974SDN: 1974-1-1MLB--
    6Wally Backman2B5-9168B-R271980NYN: 1977-1-16MLB--
    45John CandelariaP6-6225R-L331975PIT: 1972-2-47MLB--
    32Mark Carreon1B-LF6-0195R-L231987NYN: 1981-8-185MLB--
    8Gary CarterC6-2215R-R331974MON: 1972-3-53MLB--
    44David ConeP6-1190L-R241986KCA: 1981-3-74MLB--
    12Ron DarlingP6-3195R-R261983TEX: 1981-1-9MLB--
    4Lenny DykstraCF-OF5-10185L-L241985NYN: 1981-13-315MLB--
    32Tom EdensP6-2188R-R261987KCA: 1983-14-361MLB--
    21Kevin ElsterSS6-2200R-R221986NYN: 1984-2-28MLB--
    50Sid FernandezP6-1230L-L241983LAN: 1981-3-73MLB--
    38Bob GibsonP6-0195R-R301983Not draftedMLB--
    16Dwight GoodenP6-3210R-R221984NYN: 1982-1-5MLB--
    17Keith Hernandez1B6-0195L-L331974SLN: 1971-42-785MLB--
    7Clint HurdleOF6-3195L-R291977KCA: 1975-1-9MLB--
    40Jeff InnisP6-0170R-R241987NYN: 1983-13-318MLB--
    9Gregg JefferiesLF-2B5-10185B-R191987NYN: 1985-1-20MLB--
    20Howard Johnson3B-SS5-11178B-R261982DET: 1979-1-12MLB--
    26Terry LeachP6-0191R-R331981BOS: 1976-7-135MLB--
    33Barry LyonsC6-1202R-R271986NYN: 1982-15-371MLB--
    29Dave Magadan3B-1B6-4215L-R241986NYN: 1983-2-32MLB--
    13Lee MazzilliOF-1B6-1185B-R321976NYN: 1973-1-14MLB--
    42Roger McDowellP6-1182R-R261985NYN: 1982-3-59MLB--
    22Kevin McReynoldsLF-OF6-1210R-R271983SDN: 1981-1-6MLB--
    25Keith Miller2B-CF5-11185R-R241987NYA: 1984-2-39MLB--
    27Randy Milligan1B6-2225R-R251987NYN: 1981-1-3MLB--
    43John MitchellP6-2195R-R211986BOS: 1983-7-177MLB--
    48Randy MyersP6-1210L-L241985CIN: 1982-3-76MLB--
    19Bob OjedaP6-1190L-L291980Not draftedMLB--
    47Jesse OroscoP6-2205R-L301979MIN: 1978-2-41MLB--
    25Al PedriqueSS6-0155R-R261987Not draftedMLB--
    3Rafael SantanaSS6-1165R-R291983Not draftedMLB--
    49Don SchulzeP6-3225R-R241983CHN: 1980-1-11MLB--
    39Doug SiskP6-2210R-R291982Not draftedMLB--
    18Darryl StrawberryRF-OF6-6215L-L251983NYN: 1980-1-1MLB--
    11Tim Teufel2B6-0175R-R281983MIN: 1980-2-38MLB--
    31Gene WalterP6-4200L-L261985SDN: 1982-29-720MLB--
    1Mookie WilsonOF5-10174B-R311980NYN: 1977-2-42MLB--

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