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1998 NEW YORK METS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  88-74   .543
Result:   2nd in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Valentine
General Manager:   Steve Phillips
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  2,287,948
Payroll:  $49,559,665
Playoffs: Season in progress

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Tony Phillips (39)
Youngest Player:  Preston Wilson (23)
Longest Tenure:  John Franco, Todd Hundley (9)
Top Hitter:  John Olerud (8)
Top Pitcher:  Al Leiter (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Jason Tyner (#21)

Roster Continuity:  66.56%
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta10656.654--
NY Mets8874.54318.0
Philadelphia7587.46331.0
Montreal6597.40141.0
Florida54108.33352.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
39Benny AgbayaniLF-RFMLB5-11225RightRight12/28/197126Honolulu,Hawaii199330836NYM

13Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2BMLB5-11187RightRight11/8/197324Santa Teresa,Venezuela1991UDFA NYM
23Jermaine AllensworthCFMLB6-0190RightRight1/11/197226Anderson,Indiana1993134PIT
8Carlos Baerga2BMLB5-11215BothRight11/4/196829San Juan,Puerto Rico1985UDFA SD
6Rich BeckerCF-RFMLB5-10193LeftLeft2/1/197226Aurora,Illinois1990385MIN
43Rigo BeltranPMLB5-11185LeftLeft11/13/196928Tijuana,Mexico199126676STL
46Willie BlairPMLB6-1185RightRight12/18/196532Paintsville,Kentucky198611289TOR
46Brian BohanonPMLB6-2240LeftLeft8/1/196829Denton,Texas1987119TEX
30Alberto CastilloCMLB6-0185RightRight2/10/197028San Juan de Maguana,Dominican Republic1987UDFA NYM
49Brad ClontzPMLB6-1195RightRight4/26/197127Stuart,Virginia199210285ATL
27Dennis CookPMLB6-3190LeftLeft10/4/196235La Marque,Texas198518446SF
12Jorge FabregasCMLB6-3215LeftRight3/13/197028Miami,Florida1991134CAL
31,45John FrancoPMLB5-10185LeftLeft9/17/196037Brooklyn,New York19815125LAD
15Matt Franco1B-3BMLB6-2200LeftRight8/19/196928Santa Monica,California19877166CHC
12Shawn GilbertLF-2BMLB5-9185RightRight3/12/196533Camden,New Jersey198712294MIN
23Bernard GilkeyLFMLB6-0200RightRight9/24/196631St. Louis,Missouri1984UDFA STL
18Todd Haney2BMLB5-9165RightRight7/30/196532Galveston,Texas198738957SEA
19Lenny Harris3B-2BMLB5-10220LeftRight10/28/196433Miami,Florida19835108CIN
43John HudekPMLB6-1205BothRight8/8/196631Tampa,Florida198810249CHW
9Todd HundleyCMLB5-11199BothRight5/27/196929Martinsville,Virginia1987239NYM
42Butch HuskeyRF-1BMLB6-3244RightRight11/10/197126Anadarko,Oklahoma19897188NYM
28Bobby JonesPMLB6-4225RightRight2/10/197028Fresno,California1991136NYM
33Mike KinkadeLF-1BMLB6-1210RightRight5/6/197325Livonia,Michigan19959236MIL
11Wayne KirbyRF-CFMLB5-10190LeftRight1/22/196434Williamsburg,Virginia198313289LAD
22Al LeiterPMLB6-3220LeftLeft10/23/196532Toms River,New Jersey1984250NYY
17Luis LopezSS-2BMLB5-11166BothRight9/4/197027Cidra,Puerto Rico1987UDFA SD
36Greg McMichaelPMLB6-3215RightRight12/1/196631Knoxville,Tennessee19887163CLE
56Brian McRaeCFMLB6-0195BothRight8/27/196730Bradenton,Florida1985117KC
26Ralph Milliard2BMLB5-11175RightRight12/30/197324Willemstad,Curacao1992UDFA FLA
38Dave MlickiPMLB6-4205RightRight6/8/196830Cleveland,Ohio199017445CLE
16Hideo NomoPMLB6-2230RightRight8/31/196829Osaka,Japan1995UDFA LAD
5John Olerud1BMLB6-5220LeftLeft8/5/196829Seattle,Washington1989379TOR
10Rey OrdonezSSMLB5-9159RightRight11/11/197225Havana,Cuba1993UDFA NYM
18Craig Paquette3B-LFMLB6-0190RightRight3/8/196929Long Beach,California19898216OAK
25Jay PaytonCF-LFMLB5-10185RightRight11/22/197225Zanesville,Ohio1994129NYM
6Tony Phillips2B-LFMLB5-10175BothRight4/25/195939Atlanta,Georgia1978110MTL
31Mike PiazzaCMLB6-3215RightRight9/4/196829Norristown,Pennsylvania1988621390LAD
7Todd PrattCMLB6-3230RightRight2/9/196731Bellevue,Nebraska19856153BOS
21Bill PulsipherPMLB6-3200LeftLeft10/9/197324Fort Benning,Georgia1991265NYM
35Rick ReedPMLB6-1195RightRight8/16/196532Huntington,West Virginia198626644PIT
40Armando ReynosoPMLB6-0204RightRight5/1/196632San Luis Potosi,Mexico1990UDFA ATL
51Mel RojasPMLB5-11212RightRight12/10/196631Haina,Dominican Republic1985UDFA MTL
33Tim SpehrCMLB6-2200RightRight7/2/196631Excelsior Springs,Missouri19885127KC
36,38Jeff TamPMLB6-1202RightRight8/19/197027Fullerton,California1993UDFA NYM
19Jim Tatum1B-3BMLB6-2200RightRight10/9/196730San Diego,California1985378SD
99Turk WendellPMLB6-2205LeftRight5/19/196731Pittsfield,Massachusetts1989UDFA ATL
39Rick WilkinsCMLB6-2215LeftRight6/4/196731Jacksonville,Florida198623582CHC
11Preston WilsonCFMLB6-2193RightRight7/19/197423Bamberg,South Carolina199219NYM
21,29Masato YoshiiPMLB6-2210RightRight4/20/196533Osaka,Japan1998UDFA NYM
Team PersonnelPosition 
Bob ApodacaPitching Coach 
Bruce BenedictBench Coach 
Quincy BoydScout 
Larry ChaseScout 
Gary CohenBroadcaster 
Ed ColemanBroadcaster 
Joe DellicarriScout 
Bobby FloydMinor League Field Coordinator 
Tim FoliMinor League infield/Baserunning Coordinator 
Fran HealyBroadcaster 
Chuck HensleyScout 
Ralph KinerBroadcaster 
Gary LaRocqueScouting Director 
Bob LavalleeScout 
David LottsfeldtScout 
Matt LoughlinBroadcaster 
Gregorio MachadoScout 
Tim McCarverBroadcaster 
Omar MinayaScout 
Bob MinorScout 
Bob MurphyBroadcaster 
Randy NiemannBullpen Coach 
Steve PhillipsGeneral Manager 
Tom RobsonHitting Coach 
Cookie RojasThird Base Coach 
Howie RoseBroadcaster 
Bob RossiScout 
Tim TeufelScout 
Gary ThorneBroadcaster 
Eddy ToledoScout 
Bobby ValentineManager 
Mookie WilsonFirst Base Coach 


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