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1998 New York Mets (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 2nd in National League East
Run Differential: 706-639 + 67
Manager(s): Bobby Valentine
General Manager: Steve Phillips
Location: New York, New York
Ballpark: Shea Stadium
Payroll: $ 49,559,665 9/30
Attendance: 2,287,948 18/30
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jason Tyner (#21) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bruce Benedict
Bullpen Coach: Randy Niemann
First Base Coach: Mookie Wilson
Hitting Coach: Tom Robson
Pitching Coach: Bob Apodaca
Third Base Coach: Cookie Rojas

#1 Draft Picks

Preston Wilson (#9), Brian McRae (#17), Brian Bohanon (#19), Jay Payton (#29), Jermaine Allensworth (#34), Jorge Fabregas (#34), Bobby Jones (#36)
National League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10656.654--
8874.54318.0
7587.46331.0
6597.40141.0
54108.33352.0
Full League 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 1998 New York Mets season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    39Benny AgbayaniLF-RF5-11225R-R261998NYN: 1993-30-836MLB--
    13Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B5-11187R-R241995UDFAMLB--
    23Jermaine AllensworthCF6-0190R-R261996PIT: 1993-1-34MLB--
    8Carlos Baerga2B5-11215B-R291990UDFAMLB--
    6Rich BeckerCF-RF5-10193L-L261993MIN: 1990-3-85MLB--
    43Rigo BeltranP5-11185L-L281997SLN: 1991-26-676MLB--
    46Willie BlairP6-1185R-R321990TOR: 1986-11-289MLB--
    46Brian BohanonP6-2240L-L291990TEX: 1987-1-19MLB--
    30Alberto CastilloC6-0185R-R281995UDFAMLB--
    49Brad ClontzP6-1195R-R271995ATL: 1992-10-285MLB--
    27Dennis CookP6-3190L-L351988SFN: 1985-18-446MLB--
    12Jorge FabregasC6-3215L-R281994CAL: 1991-1-34MLB--
    31,45John FrancoP5-10185L-L371984LAN: 1981-5-125MLB--
    15Matt Franco1B-3B6-2200L-R281995CHN: 1987-7-166MLB--
    12Shawn GilbertLF-2B5-9185R-R331997MIN: 1987-12-294MLB--
    23Bernard GilkeyLF6-0200R-R311990UDFAMLB--
    18Todd Haney2B5-9165R-R321992SEA: 1987-38-957MLB--
    19Lenny Harris3B-2B5-10220L-R331988CIN: 1983-5-108MLB--
    43John HudekP6-1205B-R311994CHA: 1988-10-249MLB--
    9Todd HundleyC5-11199B-R291990NYN: 1987-2-39MLB--
    42Butch HuskeyRF-1B6-3244R-R261993NYN: 1989-7-188MLB--
    28Bobby JonesP6-4225R-R281993NYN: 1991-1-36MLB--
    33Mike KinkadeLF-1B6-1210R-R251998MIL: 1995-9-236MLB--
    11Wayne KirbyRF-CF5-10190L-R341991LAN: 1983-13-289MLB--
    22Al LeiterP6-3220L-L321987NYA: 1984-2-50MLB--
    17Luis LopezSS-2B5-11166B-R271993UDFAMLB--
    36Greg McMichaelP6-3215R-R311993CLE: 1988-7-163MLB--
    56Brian McRaeCF6-0195B-R301990KCA: 1985-1-17MLB--
    26Ralph Milliard2B5-11175R-R241996UDFAMLB--
    38Dave MlickiP6-4205R-R301992CLE: 1990-17-445MLB--
    16Hideo NomoP6-2230R-R291995UDFAMLB--
    5John Olerud1B6-5220L-L291989TOR: 1989-3-79MLB--
    10Rey OrdonezSS5-9159R-R251996UDFAMLB--
    18Craig Paquette3B-LF6-0190R-R291993OAK: 1989-8-216MLB--
    25Jay PaytonCF-LF5-10185R-R251998NYN: 1994-1-29MLB--
    6Tony Phillips2B-LF5-10175B-R391982MON: 1978-1-10MLB--
    31Mike PiazzaC6-3215R-R291992LAN: 1988-62-1390MLB--
    7Todd PrattC6-3230R-R311992BOS: 1985-6-153MLB--
    21Bill PulsipherP6-3200L-L241995NYN: 1991-2-65MLB--
    35Rick ReedP6-1195R-R321988PIT: 1986-26-644MLB--
    40Armando ReynosoP6-0204R-R321991UDFAMLB--
    51Mel RojasP5-11212R-R311990UDFAMLB--
    33Tim SpehrC6-2200R-R311991KCA: 1988-5-127MLB--
    36,38Jeff TamP6-1202R-R271998UDFAMLB--
    19Jim Tatum1B-3B6-2200R-R301992SDN: 1985-3-78MLB--
    99Turk WendellP6-2205L-R311993UDFAMLB--
    39Rick WilkinsC6-2215L-R311991CHN: 1986-23-582MLB--
    11Preston WilsonCF6-2193R-R231998NYN: 1992-1-9MLB--
    21,29Masato YoshiiP6-2210R-R331998UDFAMLB--


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