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2001 NEW YORK METS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Queens,NY
Team Record:  82-80   .506
Result:   3rd in National League - East Division
Manager(s):  Bobby Valentine
General Manager:   Steve Phillips
Stadium:  Shea Stadium
Attendance:  2,658,330
Payroll:  $93,674,428
Playoffs:  -

New York Mets affiliate history
Oldest Player:  John Franco (40)
Youngest Player:  Dicky Gonzalez (22)
Longest Tenure:  John Franco (12)
Top Hitter:  Mike Piazza (37)
Top Pitcher:  Al Leiter (21)
Top Draft Pick:  Aaron Heilman (#18)

Roster Continuity:  67.19%
Top Prospect:   Alex Escobar
National League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Atlanta8874.543--
Philadelphia8676.5312.0
NY Mets8280.5066.0
Florida7686.46912.0
Montreal6894.42020.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Mike PiazzaC32$ 13,571,429  4 
Al LeiterP35$ 9,750,000  28 
Kevin AppierP33$ 8,500,000  40 
Robin Ventura3B33$ 8,000,000  46 
Todd Zeile3B-1B35$ 6,833,333  77 
Rick ReedP35$ 6,750,000  78 
Armando BenitezP28$ 5,812,500   
Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B27$ 5,750,000   
Rey OrdonezSS28$ 4,000,000   
Matt LawtonRF-LF29$ 3,900,000   
John FrancoP40$ 3,583,333   
Darryl HamiltonCF-RF36$ 3,333,333   
Turk WendellP34$ 3,100,000   
Steve TrachselP30$ 3,000,000   
Dennis CookP38$ 2,400,000   
Glendon RuschP26$ 1,800,000   
C.J. NitkowskiP28$ 1,200,000   
Donne WallP33$ 1,150,000   
Rick WhiteP32$ 1,150,000   
Lenny Harris3B-2B36$ 1,100,000   
Todd PrattC34$ 600,000   
Tsuyoshi ShinjoCF-LF29$ 500,000   
Desi RelafordSS-2B27$ 475,000   
Bruce ChenP24$ 300,000   
Pete WalkerP32$ 300,000   
Jay PaytonCF-LF28$ 290,000   
Brian RoseP25$ 278,000   
Benny AgbayaniLF-RF29$ 260,000   
Joe McEwingLF-2B28$ 252,500   
Gary BennettC29$ 237,500   
Timo PerezLF26$ 205,000   
Darren BraggRF-CF31$ 200,000   
Mark CoreyP26$ 200,000   
Alex EscobarRF-CF22$ 200,000   
Dicky GonzalezP22$ 200,000   
Brett HinchcliffeP26$ 200,000   
Mark Johnson1B33$ 200,000   
Tom MartinP31$ 200,000   
Jason PhillipsC-1B24$ 200,000   
Jerrod RigganP27$ 200,000   
Grant RobertsP23$ 200,000   
Jorge Toca1B-LF26$ 200,000   
Jorge Velandia2B-SS26$ 200,000   
Vance WilsonC28$ 200,000   


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