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Community Outreach ................................................................

2-6
Club Directory ..........................................................................7-12

Business Executives ................................................................20-24
Baseball Executives..................................................................26-28
Medical Staff/Consultants ......................................................39-31
Training Staff ............................................................................32-33
Club Ambassadors ..................................................................34-36
Front Office Staff ....................................................................37-44
Metropolitan Hospitality..............................................................45
Florida Operations ........................................................................46
Sterling Equities Staff ....................................................................46
Brooklyn Cyclones ........................................................................47
Queens Ballpark Company, L.L.C. ............................................48

FRONT OFFICE & MEDICAL

Player Biographies ................................................................64-228
40-Man Roster ....................................................................229-231

2011 NEW YORK METS

Home Attendance ......................................................................328
Day-by-Days ........................................................................329-331
Chronology ..........................................................................332-335
Final Stats/Miscellaneous Charts ....................................336-338
Mets vs. Left/Right ..............................................................339-340
Mets at Home/Road ..........................................................341-342
Mets during the Day/Night ..............................................343-344
Batting with RISP ................................................................345-346
Bases Loaded ......................................................................347-348
Individual Fielding ................................................................349-350
Highs & Lows ......................................................................351-352
Major League & Wild Card Standings ....................................353
NL/AL League Leaders ......................................................354-369

2010 IN REVIEW

New York Mets
Citi Field
Flushing, NY 11368
718-507-METS
web: mets.com / losmets.com
twitter: @NewYorkMets
facebook: facebook.com/mets

Game by Game Results ....................................................478-508
Postseason Records ..........................................................509-517

POSTSEASON

Ralph Kiner - 50 Years Broadcasting Mets games ......................
SNY/PIX11............................................................................520-523
WFAN Radio ......................................................................523-525
Spanish Broadcast........................................................................525
Mets on the Air............................................................................526
Spring Training Information ..............................................527-529
Media Information ..............................................................530-531
Citi Field Diagram ......................................................................532
New York Information ......................................................533-534
Filler Index ....................................................................................535
2011 New York Mets Schedule ................................................538

MEDIA

Media Relations Department
718-565-4330

Jay Horwitz, ......................................Vice President, Media Relations
Shannon Forde ............................................Director, Media Relations
Danielle Parillo ..........................................Director, Communications
Ethan Wilson ................................................Manager, Media Relations
Nicole Chayet ......................................Coordinator, Media Relations
Jon Kerber......................................................Assistant, Media Relations

The NewYork Mets 2011 Media Guide was prepared by the Mets Media Relations Department: Jay Horwitz, Shannon Forde, Ethan Wilson, Billy Harner, Nicole
Chayet and Jon Kerber; and interns: Francesco Mollica,Theodora Berenson, Joseph Cuomo and Michael Liotta. Editorial assistance provided by: Jill Grabill, Danielle
Parillo, Donovan Mitchell, Gregory Callow and Alicia Dalton.
Design & Desktop Publishing by Duane Tomaszewski, Stacey Cucuzza and Shannon Forde. Cover by Duane Tomaszewski.
Photography by Marc S. Levine, AP Photos, Sports Illustrated, The Baseball Hall of Fame & MLB Photos.
Statistics used in the guide were generated by the Elias Sports Bureau, MLB Advanced Media, MLB Information Systems and Stats, Inc..
Copyright 2011 Sterling Mets L.P. All rights reserved.

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Scouting Staff........................................................................234-238
Minor Leagues & Player Development Staff..................239-246
Minor League Organizational Leaders....................................247
Minor League Affiliate Directory ............................................248
Buffalo (AAA) Bisons ........................................................249-251
Binghamton (AA) Mets ......................................................252-254
St. Lucie (A) Mets................................................................255-258
Savannah (A) Sand Gnats ..................................................259-261
Brooklyn (A) Cyclones ......................................................262-264
Kingsport (R) Mets ............................................................265-267
Gulf Coast (R) Mets ..........................................................268-270
Dominican Summer League Mets #1 ............................271-273
Dominican Summer League Mets #2 ............................274-276
Doubleday/Sterling Award Winners................................277-279
Minor League Player Biographies ....................................280-325

SCOUTING & MINOR LEAGUES

PLAYER BIOS

Terry Collins ............................................................................50-51
Coaches ....................................................................................52-62

MANAGER & COACHES

1986 Mets - 25th Anniversary..........................................372-374
Mets Hall of Fame ..............................................................375-378
Mets Retired Numbers ..............................................................379
Mets National Award Winners ................................................380
Mets All-Star Selections ............................................................381
National League Award Winners ............................................382
Mets All-Tixme Roster ......................................................383-387
Mets All-Time Numerical Roster ....................................388-395
Mets Uniform History ......................................................396-398
Mets Firsts ....................................................................................399
Polo Grounds ..............................................................................400
Shea Stadium ........................................................................401-403
Citi Field................................................................................404-407
Career Batting/Pitching Leaders......................................408-409
Season Batting/Pitching Leaders ......................................410-411
Miscellaneous Leaders ......................................................412-413
National League Leaders ..........................................................413
All-Time Team Statistics ....................................................414-415
Yearly Batting Leaders........................................................416-417
Yearly Pitching Leaders ......................................................418-419
Year-by-Year Records ................................................................420
All-Time Win/Loss Breakdown ................................................421
Historical Records ..............................................................423-430
One Hitters in Mets History ....................................................431
Opening Day Results/Attendance/Line-Ups ................433-434
Attendance Records ..........................................................435-437
Important Dates in Mets History....................................438-442
Mets vs. NL Opponents ....................................................443-457
Mets vs.AL Opponents......................................................458-473
When Was The Last Time ................................................474-475
Year-by-Year Pinch-Hit/Grand Slam Home Runs ................476

HISTORY

MANAGER & COACHES

Office of the Chairman ................................................................15
Partners & Board of Directors ..................................................16
Office of the Chairman Staff ......................................................17

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

TABLE OF
CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MANAGER & COACHES COMMUNITY
OUTREACH
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Driven by Ownership’s top down direction, the Mets embrace the philosophy of “Doing Well While Doing Good” to give
back to the community through multiple platforms and initiatives in and around the Tri-State area. Ownership, players,
executives and front-office staff leverage the appeal of the Mets to positively impact organizations and individuals in our
hometown by addressing social, cultural and educational needs. The Mets work together with our community, sponsors and
partners on a variety of programs involving schools, libraries, hospitals, museums and youth baseball leagues.

The New York Mets Foundation funds and promotes a variety of educational, social and athletic programs and other
charitable causes. Founded in 1963, it continues its mission to invest in the future of our community, and to provide
assistance to organizations that benefit children and others in need. A registered 501(c)3 charity, the Mets Foundation takes
no portion of the funds raised to offset internal costs.The Mets pay 100% of the Foundation's overhead to ensure that the
entirety of a donation is directed toward helping others.

TEAMMETS

TeamMets is a community volunteerism initiative that directs the attention of the Mets and their players toward
encouraging fans to join the team in helping others. Members of the Mets front office and players donate their time to
events during the year, working with organizations including City Harvest, Urban Dove and the Everybody Wins! Foundation.
To spread the word, the Mets produce a series of public service announcements that promote NYC Service, Mayor
Bloomberg’s volunteer initiative which positions New York City as the
easiest place in the world to volunteer.

TEAMMATES IN THE COMMUNITY WEEK

The Mets, in conjunction with Citi and New York City, launched
“Teammates in the Community Week” in 2010, a series of initiatives
designed to foster the spirit of volunteerism and service in their
hometown. Mets Ownership, players and front-office executives
participated in a series of diverse community outreach initiatives
to bring attention to the selfless work of local volunteers and highlight
their impact on the community.
R.A. Dickey pitches in at a community garden in Harlem.

FUNDRAISING
WELCOME HOME DINNER

The Mets hold their annual Welcome Home Dinner at the start of the season to celebrate the return of the team to New
York for another season. The players, manager, coaches and the rest of the organization attend the event that features a
fundraising auction, raffle and autograph session. The gala, which raised over $800,000 for the Katz Women’s Hospital and
Women’s Health Institute/North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2010, is scheduled this
year for Sunday night, April 10.

A NIGHT TO BELIEVE

The Mets hosted their eighth annual Night to Believe fundraiser at Citi Field to benefit Project ALS, a non-profit organization
renowned for its outstanding leadership in finding and funding treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease. Darryl
Strawberry was part of a pre-game reception in celebration of the more than $200,000 raised in 2010 and almost $1.5
million over the past eight years.

STARLIGHT NIGHT

The Mets have partnered with ARAMARK the past eight years to raise $1.1 million for the Starlight Children’s Foundation,
whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children who suffer from critical, chronic and life-threatening illnesses. The
2010 event raised $160,000 as the Mets donated tickets and ARAMARK provided catering for 850 people in the Big Apple
section of Citi Field. To celebrate the partnership of the Mets and Starlight, a Starlight Care Room was donated to NewYork
Hospital of Queens in honor of the Mets. The room, which features a kid-friendly Mets theme, was dedicated in January by
Jose Reyes, Josh Thole, and Terry Collins.
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EDUCATION
CITI FIELD KIDS

JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION

Mike Pelfrey gives Citi Field Kids a tour of the Mets dugout.

POWER LUNCH

Since 2000, Mets employees have visited P.S. 92 in Corona, Queens to read books and share lunch with the same fourth or
fifth grader every week from November through May. The school visits are coordinated by the Everybody Wins! Foundation,
a leading non-profit literacy and mentoring organization that pairs adult volunteers with children in elementary schools for
weekly reading aloud and conversation. The Mets add a Reading Rally hosted by Mets player for the entire student body and
an annual fourth grade field trip to Citi Field for a game.

PLAYER BIOS

As part of their landmark partnership, the Mets and Citi have built on the team’s longstanding relationship with the Jackie
Robinson Foundation to support its education and leadership development program. The Foundation provides extensive
mentoring and scholarships for college students who exemplify Jackie's humanitarian ideals and standard of excellence.The
Mets established an endowed scholarship with the Foundation in 1996, which is created in perpetuity, to assist promising
students in reaching their goals through a college education.

MANAGER & COACHES

Citi Field Kids is an educational and motivational program for New
York City school students conducted before select games at Citi
Field. The community-based initiative, developed by Citi in
collaboration with the Jackie Robinson Foundation, United
Neighborhood Houses, and the Mets, seeks to positively impact
middle and high school students through the nine values and ideals
of Jackie Robinson. The pre-game program, which launched on
Jackie Robinson Day April 15, 2009, begins with a private tour of
the Jackie Robinson Rotunda led by a Jackie Robinson Foundation
Scholar, followed by guest speakers from the Mets and Citi in the
auditorium before an afternoon of baseball.

COMMUNITY
OUTREACH

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

STUDENT ATHLETE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE SERIES

HELPING HANDS
WEATHER EDUCATION DAY

The Mets and their broadcast television partner PIX 11 team up each spring to provide an educational and entertaining field
trip for students prior to a game at Citi Field. PIX 11 weather experts Mr. G and Linda Church join Mets players for the pregame event followed by an afternoon of baseball.

HOLIDAY PARTY

The Acela Club became the North Pole as the Mets hosted
their annual Holiday Party for Kids on December 14, 2010
at Citi Field with children from all five boroughs of New
York City. In keeping with a decades-long tradition, David
Wright played Santa and his elves,Terry Collins, Jason Bay,
Carlos Beltran, and Ike Davis, helped hand out presents that
had been selected and wrapped by Mets employees.

BLOOD DRIVE

David “Santa”Wright, Jason Bay, Carlos Beltran and Ike Davis celebrate
the holiday season with local school children at Citi Field.

The Mets and their longtime partners at the New York
Blood Center collected a record-breaking 921 blood
donations at Citi Field in 2010, which earned the Mets the
Blood Center’s prestigious Diamond Award. The Mets host
two blood drives a year in the Caesars Club and thank each
donor with a pair of tickets to a Mets game. Over the past
decade, Mets fans have contributed 3,200 blood donations
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The Mets/Sharp Electronics Student Athlete Leadership Conference Series trains more than 1,200 student-athletes from 35
high schools on Long Island to deliver drug and alcohol abuse prevention programming to grade school children. The
workshops prepare the Student Athlete Leaders for their ongoing visits with fifth graders in their school districts to promote
positive activities such as sports while also educating students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

MANAGER & COACHES COMMUNITY
OUTREACH

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

COAT DRIVE

The Mets continued their support of the New York Cares Annual
Coat Drive in 2010 as the Mets Holiday “Warm Up” Coat Drive
continued at Citi Field on December 15.Terry Collins, Jason Bay, Ike
Davis and David Wright helped volunteers collect a recordbreaking 2,200 coats. Each donor received two tickets to a 2011
game at Citi Field.

KIDS DAY AT CITI FIELD

When the Mets were on the road,TeamMets and the grounds crew
hosted their sixth annual Kids Day at Citi Field for children and
families served by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of New York
City.The grounds crew taught the children how to drag the infield, put Jason Bay,Terry Collins, David Wright and Ike Davis help colthe bases in place, and take a home run trot. After a lunch break in lect coats for the Mets Holiday “Warm-Up” Coat Drive.
the Modell’s Clubhouse, Mets staff welcomed the group to the 2K
Sports FanFest to enjoy its many activities.

PLAY BALL!

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PLAYER BIOS

GREATER NEW YORK SANDLOT ATHLETIC ALLIANCE

The Mets provide financial support to the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Alliance (GNYSAA) for citywide tournaments
and programs including the organization’s annual All-Star Games for 15-16 and 17-18 year old players at MCU Park, home
of the Brooklyn Cyclones. The GNYSAA serves as an umbrella organization to several metropolitan amateur baseball
organizations representing 20,000 young people and 1,100 teams each year.

HARLEM RBI

Since Harlem RBI named Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran "Honorary Commissioner" in 2006, he has donated more than
$235,500 to the program that provides year-round academic, enrichment and sports programs to children ages 7 to 18.
Carlos donates $500 for every RBI he collects and since 2007, the Mets Foundation has matched that pledge, adding an
additional $150,000 to the cause. Carlos also hosted a clinic for Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids program participants at Citi Field
and makes an annual appearance at their “Field of Dreams” on 101st Street in Harlem.

YMCA JR. METS

The Mets Foundation sponsors the YMCA Jr. Mets, a comprehensive youth baseball program that emphasizes athletic and
social skills while also teaching how to improve health and wellness.The YMCA Jr. Mets program is an eight-week initiative
that has introduced thousands of young people to baseball since its inception in 2001. The Mets provide members with caps
and arrange for a player and coach to lead a baseball clinic at a YMCA site and at Citi Field.

STRIKING OUT HUNGER
CITY HARVEST

The Mets support City Harvest in its effort to feed the hungry in New York City by
collecting excess food and delivering it to more than 600 community food programs.
This past season, members of the Mets Alumni Association Presented by Citi and Citi
employees repacked 25,000 pounds of apples on Mets Plaza at Citi Field, and Mets
minor league standouts, prior to picking up their Sterling Awards, assisted in the
distribution of food from a pantry in Jamaica, Queens. During the off-season, Carlos
Beltran and Goya teamed up for a holiday delivery of food to the Community League
of the Heights in Manhattan.

ISLAND HARVEST

For seven years, the Mets have hosted a fundraiser for Island Harvest, with last year’s
event raising $35,000 to boost the total to $164,000. Island Harvest distributes
surplus food to 500 community food programs, making it Long Island’s largest hunger
Former Met Todd Zeile and volunteers bag
relief organization.
apples for City Harvest event.

ROCK & WRAP IT UP!

After each game at Citi Field in 2010, the Mets and ARAMARK helped Rock & Wrap It Up! collect unsold food for delivery
to area food kitchens to help feed the hungry. The Mets expanded their partnership with Rock & Wrap It Up! in 2010 by
launching the Snack Wrap! program that encourages students in Long Island schools to donate unopened snacks to the needy.

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MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PARTNERSHIPS
WELCOME BACK VETERANS

MAJOR LEAGUE WHEELCHAIR SOFTBALL
TOURNAMENT

PITCH, HIT & RUN

Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit and Run - the official skills competition of Major League Baseball - is a free grass roots program which
encourages youth participation and emphasizes the fun of baseball. The competitor’s ability to hit, run, field and throw is
tested at regional trials and compared with others in his or her age group across the United States to qualify for the National
Finals held during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. The Mets host an on-field regional competition at Citi Field and
recognize the local winners in a pre-game ceremony.

PLAYER BIOS

National Wheelchair Softball Tournament was played
in New York City for the first time.

The New York Mets have hosted their annual Major League Wheelchair
Softball Tournament at Shea Stadium and Citi Field from 2001-2010. In
celebration of their 10-year collaboration with the United Spinal Association,
New York City’s Parks and Recreation Department, Major League Baseball
and the Wheelchair Sports Federation, the National Wheelchair Softball
Tournament was brought to the east coast and New York City for the first
time. Fourteen teams competed over three days in August and the
top-ranked Nebraska Barons lived up to their reputation by taking home the
championship trophy.

MANAGER & COACHES

Mets owner Fred Wilpon and private citizens created Welcome Back Veterans, a national public awareness and fundraising
initiative that addresses the mental health and employment needs of America’s returning war veterans and their families.
Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and the McCormick
Foundation support the program, which provides returning veterans the quality medical treatment they deserve.The Mets
salute a “Veteran of the Game” at each home game at Citi Field to build awareness of Welcome Back Veterans.

COMMUNITY
OUTREACH

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD

EQUIPMENT COLLECTION DRIVE

To support the growth of youth baseball and softball, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund
(BTF) has teamed up with MLB clubs to organize equipment collection drives across
the United States. The Mets have collected over 1,000 bats, gloves, balls and
catcher’s gear the past three seasons to benefit the Greater New York Sandlot Bill Flook, Chevrolet New York Zone
Athletic Alliance, which distributes the donations to area youth baseball Manager, presenting Angel Pagan with the
organizations. The BTF also presents a grant of $5,000 to go toward the purchase Mets Roberto Clemente Award.
of additional equipment.

MOTHER’S DAY – SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE

Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs join Susan G. Komen for the Cure each year for
“GoingTo Bat Against Breast Cancer,” a program that incorporates numerous facets of the
game on and off the field to generate awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to
help fight the disease. Mother’s Day games feature an Honorary Bat Girl, special in-park
programs and a ‘pink theme’ throughout, including many players using pink bats.

FATHER’S DAY – PROSTATE CANCER FOUNDATION

Major League Baseball teams up with the Prostate Cancer Foundation on Father’s Day to
increase awareness and early detection of prostate cancer. On-field personnel wear blue
wristbands, eye glare and ribbon uniform decals, while blue ribbon logos appear on bases,
commemorative home plates and line-up cards. A “Home Run Challenge” fundraising
component is implemented during select MLB games to benefit the Prostate Cancer
Foundation.
David Wright went to bat against
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The Roberto Clemente Award, presented by Chevy, recognizes the player in Major
League Baseball who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship,
community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team. In September,
a nominee from each of the 30 MLB teams is announced on Roberto Clemente
Day, established by MLB in 2002 to pay homage to the Hall of Famer's legacy. The
Mets 2010 nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award was Angel Pagan.

DIRECTORY

CLUB DIRECTORY
OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

MANAGER & COACHES

Fred Wilpon................................................................................................................................................Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Saul B. Katz ..................................................................................................................................................................................................President
Jeff Wilpon ........................................................................................................................................................................Chief Operating Officer
Emily O’Shea ............................................................................................Director & Senior Executive Assistant to the Chairman & CEO
Kathleen Ryan ............................................................................................................................................Executive Assistant to the President
Katherine Fullam ............................................................................................................Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
Karen Malin ........................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant to the Chairman & CEO
Audrey Dwyer ..................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant to the President
Eileen McMurrer....................................................................................................Administrative Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

PARTNERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PLAYER BIOS

Fred Wilpon ..................................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Saul B. Katz ....................................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Jeff Wilpon......................................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Richard Wilpon ............................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Michael Katz ..................................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
David Katz ....................................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Tom Osterman ............................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Arthur Friedman ..........................................................................................................................................................................Partner/Director
Marvin Tepper ................................................................................................................................................................................................Partner
Steve Greenberg..........................................................................................................................................................................................Director
Stuart Sucherman........................................................................................................................................................................................Director

Fred Wilpon................................................................................................................................................Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Saul B. Katz ..................................................................................................................................................................................................President
Jeff Wilpon ........................................................................................................................................................................Chief Operating Officer
Dave Howard ..........................................................................................................................Executive Vice President, Business Operations
David P. Cohen............................................................................................................................Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Mark Peskin..........................................................................................................................................................................Chief Financial Officer
Sandy Alderson ............................................................................................................................................................................General Manager
Paul E.Asencio ..........................................................................................................Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
David Newman ............................................................................................................Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Leigh Castergine ....................................................................................................................................Vice President,Ticket Sales & Services
Paul DePodesta ....................................................................................................Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting
Jay Horwitz..........................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Media Relations
Rob Kasdon ......................................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Security
Len Labita ......................................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Controller
Mike Landeen ........................................................................................................................................................Vice President,Venue Services
Craig Marino ..................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Guest Experience
Pat McGovern ............................................................................................................................................Vice President, Ballpark Operations
John Ricco........................................................................................................................................Vice President,Assistant General Manager

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OFFICERS

BASEBALL OPERATIONS

Sandy Alderson ............................................................................................................................................................................General Manager
John Ricco........................................................................................................................................Vice President,Assistant General Manager
Paul DePodesta......................................................................................................................Vice President, Player Development & Scouting
J.P. Ricciardi ........................................................................................................................................Special Assistant to the General Manager
Wayne Krivsky..................................................................................................................................Special Assistant to the General Manager
Brian Small ..............................................................................................................................................................................Manager,Team Travel
Adam Fisher......................................................................................................................................................Manager, Baseball Administration
Diana Parra-Gonzalez ......................................................................................................................Executive Assistant, Baseball Operations
June Napoli ..................................................................................................................................Executive Assistant to the General Manager
Adam Wogan ..............................................................................................................................................Director, Minor League Operations
Rafael Perez ..................................................................................................................................................Director, International Operations
Chad McDonald ........................................................................................................................................................Director,Amateur Scouting
Elizabeth Gadsden ....................................................................................................................................................Amateur Scouting Assistant
Benjamin Baumer ........................................................................................................................................................................Statistical Analyst
Jon Miller ....................................................................................................................................Assistant Director, Minor League Operations
Michele Holmes ........................................................................................................................................Assistant, Minor League Operations
T.J. Barra............................................................................................................................................................Minor League Video Coordinator
Ian Levin ..............................................................................................................................................................Coordinator,Amateur Scouting
Donovan Mitchell ..................................................................................................................................Manager, Player Relations & Programs
Joe Scarola ..................................................................................................................................................................Manager,Video Operations
Sean Haggans ......................................................................................................................................................Coordinator,Video Operations

PLAYER BIOS

MANAGER & COACHES

DIRECTORY

DIRECTORY

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

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Dr. David Altchek ........................................................................................................................................................................Medical Director
Dr. Struan Coleman ........................................................................................................................................................................Team Physician
Dr.Andrew Pearle..........................................................................................................................................................Associate Team Physician
Dr.Anil Ranawat....................................................................................................................................................................................Orthopedist
Dr. Seth Miller ......................................................................................................................................................................................Orthopedist
Dr.Andrew Weiland ........................................................................................................................................................................Hand Specialist
Dr. Jonathan Deland..........................................................................................................................................................Foot & Ankle Specialist
Dr. Lawrence Inra..................................................................................................................................................................................Cardiologist
Dr. Lawrence Levin ..............................................................................................................................................................................Cardiologist
Dr. Richard Cohen ....................................................................................................................................................Internal Medicine Specialist
Dr. Howard Rosenberg ..........................................................................................................................................Infectious Disease Specialist
Dr. Bernard Rawlins ........................................................................................................................................................................Spine Specialist
Mickey Levinson ..........................................................................................................................................................Physical Therapy Specialist
Dr. George Hribar ........................................................................................................................................................................................Dentist
Dr. Michael Jacobs ............................................................................................................................................................................Dermatologist
Dr. Rock Positano ......................................................................................................................................................................................Podiatrist
Dr.Wayne Winnick ............................................................................................................................................................................Chiropractor
Dr. Sharon Akabas..................................................................................................................................................................................Nutritionist
Dr. Sangwoo Lee ..........................................................................................................................................................................Ophthalmologist
Ray Ramirez ..........................................................................................................................................................................................Head Trainer
Mike Herbst....................................................................................................................................................................................Assistant Trainer
Brad Andress ..........................................................................................................................................Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
John Zajac ....................................................................................................................................................................................Physical Therapist

CLUBHOUSE STAFF

Kevin Kierst ........................................................................................................................................................Clubhouse/Equipment Manager
Dave Berni..............................................................................................................................................................Assistant Clubhouse Manager
Tony Carullo..............................................................................................................................................................Visiting Clubhouse Manager

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BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Dave Howard ..........................................................................................................................Executive Vice President, Business Operations
Andy Horner ............................................................................................................................................................................Executive Assistant
Charles Altchek ......................................................................................................................................................................Management Trainee

DIRECTORY

DIRECTORY

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

MANAGER & COACHES

David Newman ............................................................................................................Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Tina Mannix ................................................................................................................................................................Senior Director, Marketing
Danielle Parillo ............................................................................................................................................................Director, Communications
Jill Grabill ..................................................................................................................................................Director, Marketing Communications
Duane Tomaszewski ..................................................................................................................................................Manager, Creative Services
Marc S. Levine ..........................................................................................................................................................................Team Photographer
Jon Kars ......................................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Marketing
Stacey Cucuzza ..........................................................................................................................................................................Graphics Specialist
Carrie Kwok ........................................................................................................................................Marketing & Communications Assistant
Alex Rappaport ........................................................................................................................................................................Marketing Assistant
Stephanie Cohen ..........................................................................................................................................Marketing & Productions Assistant

MEDIA RELATIONS

PLAYER BIOS

Jay Horwitz..........................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Media Relations
Shannon Forde ..............................................................................................................................................................Director, Media Relations
Ethan Wilson ..................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Media Relations
Nicole Chayet ........................................................................................................................................................Media Relations Coordinator
Jonathan Kerber ............................................................................................................................................................Media Relations Assistant

BROADCASTING/ENTERTAINMENT & VIDEO PRODUCTIONS

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Jill Knee................................................................................................................................................................Director, Community Outreach
Robert Hines ......................................................................................................................................................Manager, Community Outreach

CORPORATE SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

Paul E.Asencio ..........................................................................................................Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Matthew Soloff ................................................................................................................................Director, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Peter Helfer ......................................................................................................................................Director, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Patrick Jones........................................................................................................................................................Director, Suite Sales & Services
Roberto Beltramini ............................................................................................................................................Manager, Suite Sales & Services
Adam Barrick ....................................................................................................................................Manager, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Marc Candelaria ..........................................................................................................................................Coordinator, Suite Sales & Services
Brian Matthews........................................................................................................Account Coordinator, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Matt Fealey................................................................................................................Account Coordinator, Corporate Sales & Partnerships
Taryn Donovan................................................................................................................................Assistant, Corporate Sales & Partnerships

VENUE SERVICES

Mike Landeen ........................................................................................................................................................Vice President,Venue Services
Paul Schwartz ..................................................................................................................................................................Director,Venue Services
Tyrel Kirkham ..................................................................................................................................................................Manager,Venue Services
Sheila Rehill ..............................................................................................................................................................Coordinator,Venue Services
Kristina Garza ................................................................................................................................................................Assistant,Venue Services

GUEST EXPERIENCE

Craig Marino ..................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Guest Experience
Chris Brown ..............................................................................................................................................................Director, Guest Experience
Kieran Nulty ......................................................................................................................................................Coordinator, Guest Experience

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Tim Gunkel ....................................................................................................Executive Director, Entertainment Marketing & Productions
Lorraine Hamilton ..............................................................................................................................Director, Broadcasting & Special Events
Vito Vitiello ......................................................................................................................................Producer,Video & Entertainment Services
Bobby Clemens ....................................................................................................................................................Video & Scoreboard Specialist
Brendan McKeon ........................................................................................................................................Associate Producer,Video Services
Juan Alicea ..........................................................................................................................................................Hispanic Relations Coordinator
Alex Anthony................................................................................................................................................................Public Address Announcer

DIRECTORY
MANAGER & COACHES

DIRECTORY

TICKET SALES & SERVICES

Leigh Castergine ....................................................................................................................................Vice President,Ticket Sales & Services
Joe Barber ......................................................................................................................................Executive Director,Ticket Sales & Services
Laura Maier ......................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant

TICKET SALES

Tom Fersch ..............................................................................................................................Senior Director, Season Tickets & Group Sales
Jamie Ozure..........................................................................................................................Senior Director, Season Ticket Account Services
Katie Mahon ..........................................................................................................................................................................Director,Ticket Sales
Kirk King ..................................................................................................................................................................Senior Manager, Group Sales
Jeff Schindle................................................................................................................................................................Senior Manager,Ticket Sales
Mark Phillips ....................................................................................................................................Manager, Group Sales Hospitality Services
Stephen Karl ......................................................................................................................................Manager, Season Ticket Account Services
Group Sales: Barry Gorman, Michael Renzulli (Senior Account Executives),
Christina Andrews, Nicole Annese, Eric Fox, Matt Gulotta (Account Executives)
Season & Plan Sales: Tom Dissette, Jonathan Sherman (Senior Account Executives)
Lawrence Abbondandolo, Josh Cohen, Joseph Gross, Nick Hecht (Account Executives)
Season Ticket Account Services: Chris Courchesne, Diego Insuasty, Laura Kelly,
John Markiewicz, Kara Meekins, Michael Parton, (Account Executives)

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TICKET OPERATIONS & SERVICES

Jarett Parver ......................................................................................................................................................................Manager,Ticket Servies
Brendan Raughter..........................................................................................................................Manager,Ticket Sales Control & Reporting
Robert Yost ........................................................................................................................................Manager,Ticket Plans & Priority Ticketing
Michael Berman..................................................................................................................................Specialist, Systems,Analytics & Database
Toni Giordano ..........................................................................................................................................Specialist, Data Analysis & Reporting
Rich Leocadio ..........................................................................................................................................................Coordinator, Season Tickets
John Howard ................................................................................................................................Coordinator, Computer Room Operations
Luis Morales............................................................................................................................................Coordinator, Single Game Ticket Sales
Matthew Chliek......................................................................................................................Coordinator,Ticket Sales Control & Reporting
Erin Horan ..........................................................................................................................................................................Supervisor,Ticket Sales
John Fitzgerald ....................................................................................................................................................Senior Operator,Ticket System
Ruell Barclay ....................................................................................................................................................Assistant, Computer Operations
Adam Goldstein............................................................................................................................Assistant,Ticket Sales Control & Reporting
Gary Garcia, Eric Petersen, Eric Solomon, Kaitlyn Wawryk (Representatives,Ticket Services)

METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

Mike Landeen ....................................................................................................................................................................................Vice President
Heather Collamore ......................................................................................................................................Director, Metropolitan Hospitality
Melissa Walters ................................................................................................................Event Sales Coordinator, Metropolitan Hospitality
Jillian Cancro ..............................................................................................................................Event Coordinator, Metropolitan Hospitality
Lisa Barbara ..................................................................................................................................................Assistant, Metropolitan Hospitality

LEGAL

David P. Cohen............................................................................................................................Executive Vice President & General Counsel
Neal Kaplan ....................................................................................................................................................................Deputy General Counsel
James Denniston ................................................................................................................................................................................Legal Counsel
Isabel Goldberg ........................................................................................................................................................................Executive Assistant
Stacia Jensen ....................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant

HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMINISTRATION

Anne Pawelczak ..........................................................................................................................................Senior Director, Human Resources
Ariadne Kandirakis .......................................................................................................................................................... Benefits Administrator
Lawrence Fridovich..................................................................................................................................................Human Resources Assistant

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MANAGER & COACHES

Mark Peskin..........................................................................................................................................................................Chief Financial Officer
Len Labita ......................................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Controller
Rebecca Mahadeva ..............................................................................................................................................Assistant Controller, Director
Robert Gerbe ............................................................................................................................................Assistant Controller, Director QBC
Richard McKenna ......................................................................................................................................................................Senior Accountant
Mary Pino ....................................................................................................................................................................................Senior Accountant
Betsey Cervantes ..........................................................................................................................................................................Payroll Manager
Adeola Adegbenro ........................................................................................................................................................................Staff Accountant
Marie Fernandez ..............................................................................................................................................................Accounts Payable Clerk
Rachel Ackerman ....................................................................................................................................................................Payroll Coordinator
Jennifer Young-Sharkopf......................................................................................................................................................................Payroll Clerk
Jessica Daudier ............................................................................................................................................................................Accounting Clerk
Doris Peters ....................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant

BALLPARK OPERATIONS

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Pat McGovern ............................................................................................................................................Vice President, Ballpark Operations
Sue Lucchi..................................................................................................................................................Senior Director, Ballpark Operations
Bill Deacon........................................................................................................................................Director, Field Operations & Landscaping
Robert Matteini ................................................................................................................................................................Director, Facility Safety
Michael Dohnert....................................................................................................................................................Manager, Ballpark Operations
Lillian Wolotowski ................................................................................................................................................Manager, Cleaning Operations
Brendan McAvoy............................................................................................................................................................Operations Coordinator
Matt Stelluto ..................................................................................................................................................................Operations Coordinator
Josh Germeroth ............................................................................................................................................................Loading Dock Supervisor
Tod Tillotson ........................................................................................................................................................................Special Services Clerk
Justin Greene....................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant
Matt Catalano ..................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant
James Achillo,William Almon, Hector Avila, Joseph Badolato, Eric Blassingame,Tony Breck,
Mario Caceres, Mike Cannistra, Paul Caraccio, Peter Cassano, Brian Chioffe, Hector Commacho, Rico Cruz,
Jason Dennington, Eric Diaz, Sean Donohue, Don Ford, Pete Flynn, Lou Giampa, Carl Johnson, Jonathan Jorge, Kevin
Kender, Frank Leone,Anthony Lucchi, Patrick Lynn, Daniel Marino, Brian McCann, Ray McCauley,Tom McDonough,
Mike McGroarty Jr., Marian Mihov, Michael Murray, Keith Naus, Russell Pace, Richard Potter, Richard Shackleford,
Jimmy Spillane, Henry Thompson, Cesar Toro, Danny Tsang, Joe Venezia, John Wachter
Tom Festa..............................................................................................................Executive Director of Information Systems & Technology
Joe Milone............................................................................................................................................Senior Director, Information Technology
Robert Gradante ............................................................................................................................................Director, Information Technology
Eric Ramos........................................................................................................................................................Manager, Information Technology
Derek Appel ..........................................................................................................................................................Network & Systems Engineer
Rey Ramirez ..........................................................................................................................................Network & Systems Support Specialist
Steve D’Costa ..................................................................................................................................Telecommunications & Support Specialist
Andrew Sofer ........................................................................................................................................................Help Desk Support Specialist
John Purdy..................................................................................................................................................................Senior Programmer/Analyst
Jason Burkhart ................................................................................................................................................................Administrative Assistant

CORPORATE PROCUREMENT

William G. Hatzichristos ............................................................................................................................Director, Corporate Procurement
Mohamed Matadin ..........................................................................................................................................................Senior Purchasing Agent
Anthony Devita ............................................................................................................................................................................Purchasing Agent
Edward Murphy ............................................................................................................................................Procurement Project Coordinator
Matthew Marmorato ................................................................................................................................................................Inventory Control

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DIRECTORY

FINANCE

DIRECTORY
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DIRECTORY

SECURITY

Robert J. Kasdon ..............................................................................................................................................................Vice President, Security
Fernando Heredia........................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Security
Thomas Wigfall, Jr. ..........................................................................................................................................Manager,Transportation Services
Sean Dean........................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Facility Security
Sergio Conde ........................................................................................................................................................................Security Coordinator
Tony DiFazio ........................................................................................................................................................................Security Coordinator
Sharon Bieber-Ryan ..................................................................................................................................................Manager, Office Operations
Lynne Daly-DeJoseph ................................................................................................................................................................Assistant, Security
Sara Edmonds..................................................................................................................................................Building Operations Coordinator
Wonford Duberry..........................................................................................................................................Building Operations Coordinator
Gregory King ..................................................................................................................................................Building Operations Coordinator
Jodel Leneus ....................................................................................................................................................Building Operations Coordinator
Luis Soto ..........................................................................................................................................................Building Operations Coordinator
Lisa Williams ..........................................................................................................................................................................................Receptionist
Edgar Suero ......................................................................................................................................................................................Office Assistant

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QUEENS BALLPARK COMPANY

Andrew Cairns ..................................................................................................................................................................................Vice President
Eric Saretsky ......................................................................................................................................................................................Vice President
Amy Tyson ..................................................................................................................................................................................Executive Assistant

FLORIDA OPERATIONS

Paul Taglieri ..............................................................................................................................Director, Florida Operations/General Manager
Traer Van Allen ....................................................................................Assistant Director, Florida Operations/Assistant General Manager
Brian Paupeck ........................................................................................................................................Manager, Food & Beverage Operations
Ryan Strickland ........................................................................................................................................Manager, Sales & Ballpark Operations
Cynthia Malaspino ..........................................................................................................................................................................Office Assistant
Paula Andreozzi..............................................................................................................................................................................Staff Accountant
Katie Hatch ..............................................................................................................................Manager, Group Sales & Community Relations
Matt Gagnon ..............................................................................................................Manager, Media Relations & Public Address Anouncer
Clinton Van Allen............................................................................................................................................Manager,Ticketing & Merchandise

BROOKLYN CYCLONES

Steve Cohen..................................................................................................................................................................................General Manager
Kevin Mahoney ..........................................................................................................................................................Assistant General Manager
Dave Campanaro ..................................................................................................................................................Director of Communications
Gary J. Perone ..................................................................................................................................Director of New Business Development
Chris Nervegna ....................................................................................................................................................Director of Ticket Operations
Matt Slatus ........................................................................................................................................................................Director of Ticket Sales
Alexa Atria ....................................................................................................................................Marketing Assistant & Promotions Manager
Kevin Jimenez ..............................................................................................................................................................................Graphics Manager
Vladimir Lipsman .................................................................................................................................................................. Operations Manager
Elizabeth Lombardi ............................................................................................................................................Community Relations Manager
Kevin Ponte ..........................................................................................................................................................................Head Groundskeeper
Sharif Soliman ............................................................................................................................................................................Senior Accountant
Brandy Bercier ..........................................................................................................................................................................Account Executive
Katie Grenda..............................................................................................................................................................................Account Executive
John Haley ..................................................................................................................................................................................Account Executive
Tatiana Isdith ..................................................................................................................................................................................Staff Accountant
Sharon Lundy-Ross ..............................................................................................................Administrative Assistant, Community Relations
Ricky Viola ..................................................................................................................................................................................Account Executive

STERLING EQUITIES

Mike Tom ................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Information Systems
Peter Ryan..............................................................................................................................................................Computer Support Technician
Ralph Ardolina ................................................................................................................................................................................Manager, Payroll
Patricia Ryan ................................................................................................................................................Manager, Benefits & Administration
Claire Albino ........................................................................................................................................................................................Payroll Clerk
Joseph Korn ..............................................................................................................................................................Human Resources Assistant
Nazarene Pascual ..................................................................................................................................................Help Desk Support Specialist

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FRED WILPON CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

JEFF WILPON CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

• Elected Chief Operating Officer of the New York Mets in August, 2002.
• Oversees the day-to-day Baseball and Business Operations of the club and the Mets
Foundation.
• Chief Operating Officer of the Mets Development Company and Queens Ballpark
Company, L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of the New York Mets, responsible for the
planning, design, development and construction of Citi Field.
• Executive Vice President at Sterling Equities, where he is responsible for development and
major building construction.
• Serves on the boards of the MLB Network, MLB Enterprises, MLB Advanced Media and the
RSDC, as well as many non-profit organizations.
• A former catcher, he was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 1983.

METS PRESIDENTS
George Weiss
(1962-1966)

Bing Devine
(1967)

Mrs. Joan
Payson
(1968-1975)

Mrs. Lorinda
DeRoulet
(1976-1979)

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Fred Wilpon
(1980-2002)

SAUL B.
KATZ
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• Elected President of the NewYork Mets in August, 2002 after being a shareholder since 1980
and after serving on the Board of Directors since 1986.
• Co-founder and President of Sterling Equities, Inc., where as Chief Operating Officer he
directs Sterling's day-to-day operations and presides over Sterling's real estate and nonreal estate affiliates and subsidiary companies.
• Is a Certified Public Accountant, having graduated from Brooklyn College in 1960, after
having graduated from Stuyvesant High School.
• President and partner of the Brooklyn Baseball Company, which owns the Brooklyn
Cyclones.
• Serves on the boards of many non-profit organizations and institutions, including: Brooklyn
College Foundation and Jewish Association for the Services of the Aged; in addition to being
Honorary Chairman of the Board of the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.

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SAUL B. KATZ PRESIDENT

MANAGER & COACHES

• Elected Chairman of the Board of the New York Mets after he and his Sterling Equities
partners acquired complete ownership of the team in August, 2002.
• President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mets from 1980-2002.
• A Brooklyn, NY native who has been closely identified with baseball since his days as a
youngster.
• Instrumental in bringing baseball back to Brooklyn as the Chairman of the Brooklyn
Baseball Company, which owns the Brooklyn Cyclones.
• Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Sterling Equities, Inc.
• Graduated from the University of Michigan.
• Graduated from Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, where he played both baseball and
basketball.
• Is a Trustee and serves on the boards of many organizations and institutions.

OWNERSHIP

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN

MANAGER & COACHES

OWNERSHIP

PARTNERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRED WILPON

PARTNER/DIRECTOR

SAUL B. KATZ

PARTNER/DIRECTOR

JEFF WILPON

RICHARD WILPON
PARTNER/DIRECTOR

PARTNER/DIRECTOR

MICHAEL KATZ

PARTNER/DIRECTOR

TOM OSTERMAN

ARTHUR FRIEDMAN

MARVIN TEPPER

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PARTNER/DIRECTOR

PARTNER/DIRECTOR

STEVE GREENBERG
DIRECTOR

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PARTNER

STUART SUCHERMAN
DIRECTOR

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KATHLEEN RYAN
EXECUTIVEASSISTANT
TOTHE PRESIDENT

KATHERINE FULLAM

EXECUTIVEASSISTANT
TOTHE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

KAREN MALIN

ADMINISTRATIVEASSISTANT
TOTHE PRESIDENT

AUDREY DWYER

ADMINISTRATIVEASSISTANT
TOTHE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

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EMILY O’SHEA

MANAGER & COACHES

DIRECTOR & SENIOR EXECUTIVE
ASSISTANT TOTHE CHAIRMAN & CEO

OWNERSHIP

OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN STAFF

EILEEN MCMURRER

METS OWNERSHIP
OCTOBER 17, 1961:

The National League officially awarded a New York franchise to Mrs. Joan Whitney Payson.
Her partners included M. Donald Grant and G. Herbert Walker.

OCTOBER 4, 1975:

Following the death of Mrs. Payson at the age of 72, her husband Charles Shipman Payson
took over control of the club.

DECEMBER 6, 1975:

Lorinda de Roulet was named president of the Mets, succeeding her mother, Mrs. Joan Payson.

JANUARY 1, 1978:

Mrs. de Roulet was named Chairman of the Board of the Mets. She served until the club was
sold in January, 1980.

JANUARY 24, 1980:

Ownership of the NewYork Mets changed hands for the first time in the club's history when
Nelson Doubleday announced that Doubleday & Co. Inc. had purchased controlling interest
in the team along with Fred Wilpon, Chairman of the Board of Sterling Equities Inc. and City
Investing Co.The purchase price was $21,100,000, a then-record amount for a baseball club.

NOVEMBER 14, 1986:

Nelson Doubleday and Fred Wilpon purchased the Club from Doubleday and Company, Inc.

AUGUST 23, 2002:

Fred Wilpon and his Sterling Equities partners acquired Nelson Doubleday's 50 percent
interest in the team and became the sole owners of the club.

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ADMINISTRATIVEASSISTANT
TOTHE CHAIRMAN & CEO

LAST TRADE WITH
NATIONAL LEAGUE
ARIZONA-12/12/08
Received Conor Robertson (RHP) for Scott Schoeneweis (LHP).
ATLANTA-7/10/09
Received Jeff Francoeur (OF) for Ryan Church (OF).
CHICAGO-1/5/08
Received Angel Pagan (OF) for minor leaguers Corey Coles (OF) and Ryan Myers (RHP).
CINCINNATI-8/20/07
Received Jeff Conine (IF/OF) for minor leaguers Jose Castro (IF) and Sean Henry (OF).
COLORADO-6/9/06
Received Eli Marrero (C/IF/OF) for Kazuo Matsui (IF).
FLORIDA-8/8/07
Received Chad Hermansen (RHP) for a player-to-be-named later.
HOUSTON-8/27/04
Received minor leaguer Adam Seuss (OF) for Dan Wheeler (RHP).
LOS ANGELES-12/27/10
Received Chin-lung Hu (INF) for minor leaguer Michael Antonini (LHP).
MILWAUKEE-11/20/07
Received Johnny Estrada (C) for Guillermo Mota (RHP).
PHILADELPHIA-7/27/01
Received Bruce Chen (LHP) and minor leaguer Adam Walker for Turk Wendell (RHP) and Dennis Cook (LHP).
PITTSBURGH-7/31/06
Received Roberto Hernandez (RHP) and Oliver Perez (LHP) for Xavier Nady (OF).
ST. LOUIS-4/3/04
Received Chris Widger (C) and Wilson Delgado (IF) for Roger Cedeño (OF) and cash considerations.
SAN DIEGO-5/29/09
Received Emil Brown (OF) for cash consideration.
SAN FRANCISCO-12/16/01
Received Shawn Estes (LHP) for Desi Relaford (IF) and Tsuyoshi Shinjo (OF).
WASHINGTON (MONTREAL)-8/6/09
Received Anderson Hernandez (IF) for minor leaguer Greg Veloz (IF).

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LAST TRADE WITH

AMERICAN LEAGUE
BALTIMORE-1/21/06
Received Jorge Julio (RHP) and John Maine (RHP) for Kris Benson (RHP).
BOSTON 8/25/09
Received two players-to-be-named-later, Chris Carter (OF) and minor leaguer Eddie Lora (1B), for Billy Wagner (LHP).
CLEVELAND-12/11/08
Sent Joe Smith (RHP) in a three-team, 12-player trade. Received J.J. Putz (RHP), Jeremy Reed (OF) and Sean Green
(RHP) from Seattle for Aaron Heilman (RHP), Endy Chavez (OF), Jason Vargas (LHP), and minor leaguers Mike Carp
(IF), Maikel Cleto (RHP) and Ezequiel Carrera (RHP). In addition, Cleveland sent Franklin Gutierrez (OF) to Seattle
for minor leaguer Luis Albuena (IF).
CHICAGO-5/30/09
Received Lance Broadway (RHP) for Ramon Castro (C).
DETROIT-4/2/05
Received minor leaguer Steve Colyer (LHP) for Matt Ginter (RHP).
KANSAS CITY-12/6/06
Received Ambiorix Burgos (RHP) for Brian Bannister (RHP).
LOS ANGELES-1/22/10
Received Gary Matthews, Jr. (OF) and cash considerations for Brian Stokes (RHP).
MINNESOTA-2/2/08
Received Johan Santana (LHP) for Carlos Gomez (OF), Philip Humber (RHP) and minor leaguers Kevin Mulvey (RHP)
and Deolis Guerra (RHP).
NEW YORK-12/3/04
Received Felix Heredia (LHP) for Mike Stanton (LHP).
OAKLAND-12/5/03
Received a player-to-be-named-later for minor leaguer Frank Brooks (LHP).
SEATTLE-12/11/08
Received J.J. Putz (RHP), Jeremy Reed (OF) and Sean Green (RHP) for Aaron Heilman (RHP),Endy Chavez (OF), Jason
Vargas (LHP), and minor leaguers Mike Carp (IF), Maikel Cleto (RHP) and Ezequiel Carrera (RHP). In addition,
Cleveland sent Franklin Gutierrez (OF) to Seattle, New York sent Joe Smith (RHP) to Cleveland and Seattle sent
minor leaguer Luis Albuena (IF) to Cleveland.
TEXAS-8/31/10
Received Joaquin Arias (INF) for Jeff Francoeur (OF).
TORONTO-7/30/10
Received player-to-be-named-later in exchange for Mike Jacobs (INF).
TAMPA BAY-11/28/07
Received Brian Stokes (RHP) for cash considerations.
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OPERATIONS

BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

DAVE HOWARD EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS OPERATIONS

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• This Long Island native oversees all the team’s business operations, including corporate
sales, ticket sales and services, venue services, broadcasting, marketing, guest experience,
media and community relations, security and the club’s Florida and minor league business
operations... Conducts significant business negotiations...Is the point man on many key
business and communications strategies and initiatives...Often serves as the bridge
connecting Mets Ownership and the team with the media, business partners, community
leaders and fans...Holds the same title with Mets Development Company and Queens
Ballpark Company, L.L.C.
• Named first General Counsel in club history on February 10, 1992...Promoted to
Corporate Secretary on January 20, 1994, to Vice President, Business Affairs on November
8, 1994, to Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs on January 1, 1997, and to his
current position on March 1, 2003...Was a staff member of Major League Baseball’s
Restructuring Committee in 1993-1994.
• Prior to joining the Mets, Howard was Associate Counsel for the Office of the
Commissioner, Major League Baseball...Previously, he was an associate at the law firm of
Davis Polk & Wardwell and had served as law clerk to Hon. George C. Pratt, U.S. Circuit
Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
• Graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College with an A.B. in Economics and cum
laude from Fordham University School of Law with a J.D. Degree...At Dartmouth, Howard
played both football and baseball and was a co-leader of Athletes in Action...At Fordham,
Howard ranked second in his first-year class and was Managing Editor of the Fordham Law
Review.
• Serves on the boards of Baseball Chapel, Inc., The Bridge Nazarene Church and CCFALong Island Chapter.
• Dave and his wife, Nancy, have four children and make their home in Long Island, NY.

DAVID P. COHEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL COUNSEL

• Is responsible for all legal affairs of the organization, as well as human resources.
• Joined the Mets on May 22, 1995 as Legal Counsel...Was promoted to General Counsel on
January 20, 1998 to Vice President on February 7, 2001, to Senior Vice President on April
15, 2003, and to Executive Vice President on September 28, 2005.
• Was associated with the law firm of Alston & Bird in Atlanta, GA from September 1989 to
September 1993, specializing in antitrust law, intellectual property law and commercial
litigation.
• In 1993, was appointed to the bench as an Associate Judge for the Juvenile Court of
Fulton County, GA.
• Holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Columbia University, a J.D. Degree, summa cum laude,
from the University of Florida College of Law, and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Florida
International University.
• Serves on the Board of Directors for Harlem RBI, a baseball and social service
organization in East Harlem, NY.
• Born in North Miami Beach, FL, David now lives in Westchester County with his wife and
three children.

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PAUL E. ASENCIO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

DAVID NEWMAN SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

• Named Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications on in 2005.
• Was Managing Director, Marketing & Communications for the United States Tennis
Association from 2001-2005, leading promotion and publicity efforts for the U.S. Open.
• Previously held positions of increasing responsibility in nine seasons with NFL Properties
(1992-2001), rising to Vice President, Marketing & Events...Oversaw the League’s integrated
strategic marketing initiatives involving sponsors, licensees and retailers.
• Held several corporate communications, affiliate, sponsorship marketing, and promotions
positions with MTV from 1985-1992.
• Started his career in production, public relations and promotions positions with the New
York Rangers, Madison Square Garden Network and Ogilvy & Mather.
• Graduated in 1983 from Columbia University.
• Resides in Manhattan with his wife, Lorraine.

THE METS LOGO

The circular Mets logo was unveiled on November 16, 1961 and has gone virtually
unchanged throughout the history of the club. The shape of the insignia, with its
orange stitching, represents a baseball, and the bridge in the foreground symbolizes that
the Mets, in bringing back the National League to New York, represent all five boroughs.
It’s not just a skyline in the background, it has special meaning. At the left is a church
spire, symbolic of Brooklyn, the borough of churches. The second building from the left
is the Williamsburg Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. Next is the Woolworth
Building. After a general skyline view of midtown comes the Empire State Building. At the
far right is the United Nations Building.

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Named Senior Vice President, Corporate Sales and Partnerships in 2009.
Became Vice President, Corporate Sales and Partnerships on April 20, 2007.
Was named Director, Corporate Sales and Services on January 1, 2004.
Named Manager, Corporate Sales and Services on January 1, 2003.
Started with the Mets in December 1998 as an Account Executive in the Corporate Sales
and Services Department.
• Worked in the Sales and Marketing Department for New York Sports Club from 19931998.
• Graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, OH with a B.A. in Accounting.
• Paul lives in Floral Park, NY with his wife, Heather, and three daughters, Isabella, Olivia and
Mia.

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MANAGER & COACHES

• Joined the Mets in December, 2002 as Chief Financial Officer.
• Prior to joining the Mets, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial
Officer of Art Capital Group, Inc., a financial services company specializing in the
financing of works of art.
• From 1984-2000, he was the Managing Director-Chief Operating/Financial Officer of
Schroder Real Estate Associates, L.P., a privately held $1.3 billion pension fund advisor.
• From 1974-1984 served at Price Waterhouse as a Senior Audit Manager and Director of
Personnel for the New York office.
• Holds an M.B.A. in corporate finance from NewYork University...Graduated cum laude from
the State University of New York with a B.S. in Economics.
• Mark and his wife, Alison, reside in Long Island.

BUSINESS
OPERATIONS

MARK PESKIN CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

LEIGH CASTERGINE VICE PRESIDENT, TICKETS SALES & SERVICES

• Joined the Mets organization as Vice President,Ticket Sales and Services in December of
2010.
• Is responsible for leading the team’s overall ticket sales efforts including season, plan and
group ticket development, single-game ticket initiatives, and ticket-related customer service
functions.
• Was the Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services for the Boston Bruins from 2007-2010
also worked for the Orlando Magic, the Philadelphia Flyers and the Philadelphia 76ers in
ticket operations.
• A native of Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ, Leigh graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a
degree in Economics.

MANAGER & COACHES

BUSINESS
OPERATIONS

BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

JAY HORWITZ VICE PRESIDENT, MEDIA RELATIONS

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• Named Vice President, Media Relations on February 7, 2001.
• Originally joined the Mets on April 1, 1980 as the Director of Public Relations.
• Won the Fishel Award, an award given to the top Media Relations person in baseball, in
1998.
• Honored at the Thurman Munson Award Dinner with the Munson Media Hero Award for
outstanding contributions, dedication and hard work for the media community on January
30, 2007.
• From 1972-1980 was the Sports Information Director at Fairleigh Dickinson University in
New Jersey.
• Was the SID at New York University from 1969-1972.
• Was inducted into Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Hall of Fame on September 15, 2007.
• Has a B.S. Degree in Journalism from New York University and a Masters Degree in
History, also from NYU.
• Lives in Clifton, NJ.

ROBERT J. KASDON VICE PRESIDENT, SECURITY

• Named the Mets Vice President, Security on February 19, 2003.
• Prior to joining the Mets, served as the Vice President, Security Management for Vivendi
Universal; a media, entertainment and environmental company from 1996 until 2003...
Responsible for all security related matters for the corporation.
• An agent with the United States Secret Service from 1975-1996...Served two tours at the
White House...Assigned to the protective detail for President Ronald Reagan from 19811986...Agent in Charge of the protective detail forTipper Gore and the Gore children from
1992-1995...Agent in Charge of Secret Service operations in Connecticut from 1995-1996.
• Served as Police Officer in the Norfolk Police Department from 1972-1975.
• Graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary
Education...Past member of ODU's Alumni Board...Recipient of Distinguished Alumni Award
in 1998.
• Born and raised in New Jersey, now resides in Manhattan.

LEN LABITA VICE PRESIDENT, CONTROLLER

• Named Vice President in 2003.
• Is responsible for the finance function and the property and casualty insurance risk
management of the club and club-related entities.
• Received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Adelphi University in 1982 and is a Certified
Public Accountant in the State of New York.
• Served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Queens Parent Resource Center, a nonprofit organization committed to improving the quality of life for those individuals and
families faced with development disabilities.
• Prior to joining the club, Len was the NewYork Metro Region Controller of Sedgwick James
of New York, Inc...Began his career with Coopers & Lybrand.
• Was appointed to the Board of Directors of North Shore Child & Family Guidance
Center in January, 2011.
• Born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, Len now resides in Long Island with his wife, Ellen,
and their two children, Allison and Lauren.

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PAT MCGOVERN VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

• Was appointed Vice President of Operations for Citi Field in December 2007...
Responsible for integrating mechanical, electrical, and plumbing equipment, as well as
operational design concepts into the construction process.
• In addition to his involvement in the construction of Citi Field, he manages all operational
and maintenance aspects of the new ballpark.
• Prior to joining Queens Ballpark Company in November, 2006 Pat was involved in the
design and development of the FDA Northeast Regional Laboratory and Office Complex
in Jamaica, NY...He was also responsible for the start-up and management of operations at
the facility.
• Pat has over 30 years experience in real estate management and development, and has
worked with numerous developers and management companies on projects including
Metrotech Center (Brooklyn) and 450 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
• Currently resides in Garden City, NY with his wife LIz and their four children, Erin, PJ, Kara
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• Named Vice President of Guest Experience on December 23, 2008.
• Is responsible for designing and managing the guest service delivered by the staff at Citi Field.
• Joined the Mets in October, 2002 after having worked with the Police Athletic League and
the Brooklyn Cyclones to launch the NAT’s Kids summer camp and after-school program
for Coney Island children...Has held multiple positions during his time with the
organization, including Manager of Customer Service, Assistant to the General Manager,
Director of Baseball Information and Senior Director of Customer Experience.
• Prior to joining the Mets, spent 16 years working in the information technology industry –
first as a salesman and then as an investment banker focusing on merger and acquisition
transactions for Broadview Associates and Rowland Associates.
• Graduated with a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University and earned an M.B.A.
from Northwestern University.
• Is a long-serving member on the board of directors for the Urban Dove.
• Lives in Manhattan with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter, Danielle.

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CRAIG MARINO VICE PRESIDENT, GUEST EXPERIENCE

MANAGER & COACHES

• Named Vice President,Venue Services on April 30, 2007.
• Responsible for concessions, premium hospitality, retail merchandise, promotions and
Metropolitan Hospitality, the Mets non-baseball special events division.
• In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities at Citi Field, works closely with Queens
Ballpark Co. (QBC) implementing Citi Field development, designs and concepts including the
retail spaces adjacent to Citi Field.
• Was hired by the Mets in 2004 as Director of Promotions, Concessions, and Fan Services.
• Prior to joining the Mets, Landeen worked with Aramark, where he served as
Division Manager, Food and Beverages from 2001-2004, and Retail Division Manager from
1997-2001.
• Began his career in sports as an intern with the Norwich Navigators, the Double-A
affiliate of the New York Yankees, in January 1995 and was promoted to Director,
Merchandise and Promotions where he held that position for two years.
• Graduated from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA with a B.S. in Accounting...At Point
Park, was an All-District baseball player for two seasons.
• Mike currently resides in Trumbull, CT with his wife, Deana, and their son.

BUSINESS
OPERATIONS

MIKE LANDEEN VICE PRESIDENT,VENUE SERVICES

BUSINESS EXECUTIVES

BASEBALL
OPERATIONS

BASEBALL EXECUTIVES
SANDY ALDERSON GENERAL MANAGER

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MANAGER & COACHES

• Richard “Sandy” Alderson joined the Mets on October 29, 2010 as the 12th General
Manager in franchise history...Signed a four-year contract through the 2014 season with a
club option for 2015.
• Served as a special consultant to Baseball’s Commissioner for Latin America from March
2010 until his hiring by the Mets...In this position he was responsible for leading baseball’s
efforts to address identity fraud and other baseball issues in Latin American countries.
• In April 2005, returned to the front
office and became Chief Executive
METS GENERAL MANAGERS
Officer of the San Diego Padres
(1962-1966)
and served in that role until March George Weiss
(1967)
2009...During his four years in San Bing Devine
(1968-1969)
Diego, he led the franchise to back- Johnny Murphy
(1970-1974)
to-back playoff appearances for the Bob Scheffing
(1975-1979)
first time in club history (2005 & Joe McDonald
(1980-1991)
2006) after winning the National Frank Cashen
Al Harazin
(1992-1993)
League West Division title both
Joe McIlvaine
(1993-1997)
seasons...Was responsible for the Steve Phillips
(1997-2003)
club’s daily business and baseball Jim Duquette
(2003-2004)
operations.
Omar Minaya
(2004-2010)
• From 1998-2005, was Major SANDY ALDERSON
(2010-PRESENT)
League Baseball’s Executive Vice
President of Baseball Operations....Oversaw baseball operations, umpiring, on-field
operations, security and facility management....Helped baseball expand internationally,
securing MLB’s participation in the historic games with the Cuban National Team in 1999
and the 2000 Summer Olympics, where Team USA won the Gold Medal in Sydney,
Australia...He also aided in the creation of MLB academies in Australia, Italy and Compton,
CA.
• Was the architect of the Oakland Athletics teams that won three consecutive American
League pennants from 1988-1990 and won the World Series in 1989...Served as General
Manager from 1983-1997 and President from 1993-1995 and again from 1997-1998.
• Before joining the Athletics, practiced law in San Francisco, working for Farella, Braun &
Martell...Left private practice in October 1981 to join the Athletics as their General
Counsel and was named Vice President, Baseball Operations in September 1983.
• Co-taught an undergraduate Sports Marketing class at the University of California
Berkeley during the 2010 fall semester...The Haas School of Business class examined sports
marketing practices in the global marketplace.
• Received his bachelors degree from Dartmouth College in 1969...Graduated from
Harvard Law School in 1976.
• Served as a Marine Infantry Officer for four years with a tour of duty in Vietnam.
• Born in Seattle,WA, he and his wife, Linda, have two adult children and two grandchildren.

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JOHN RICCO VICE PRESIDENT & ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

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VICE PRESIDENT, PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & AMATEUR SCOUTING

• Paul DePodesta was named Vice President, Player Development & Amateur Scouting on
November 8, 2010.
• Served as the San Diego Padres Executive Vice President from November 10, 2008 until
he joined the Mets...Originally hired as Special Assistant for Baseball Operations in July, 2006,
working with Chief Executive Officer Sandy Alderson.
• Worked as the Los Angeles Dodgers ExecutiveVice President and General Manager for the
2004 and 2005 seasons...He was named to that position at 31 years of age, becoming the
third-youngest person to be named general manager in major league history...In 2004, he
helped guide Los Angeles to the National League West Division crown and its first postseason berth since 1996.
• From 1999-2003 he served as the Assistant General Manager of the Oakland Athletics
under Billy Beane.
• Began his baseball career as an intern with the Cleveland Indians in 1996 before serving as
the Major League Advance Scout for the Indians during the 1997 and 1998 seasons...Was
promoted to Special Assistant to the General Manager in October 1998.
• Graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1995 with a degree in economics...Played baseball
and football for the Crimson.
• Has done volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity.
• Is an advisory board member for his alma mater Episcopal High School in Alexandria,VA.
• Paul and his wife, Karen, have four children: Trevor,Talia, Evan and Alex.

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PAUL DEPODESTA

MANAGER & COACHES

• Was promoted to Vice President on May 7, 2009...Joined the Mets as the Assistant General
Manager on April 15, 2004 after 12 years working in the Baseball Commissioner's Office in
a variety of roles.
• From 1996 until April 2004, was the Director, Contract & Salary Administration for Major
League Baseball...In that position, managed all non-legal functions of the Labor Relations
Department...In addition, worked with club General Managers and Assistant General
Managers ensuring compliance with the collective bargaining agreement, assisting them with
the interpretation of the agreement and advising them of upcoming deadlines...Also was the
primary assistant to the Vice President, General Counsel Labor in both Salary Arbitration
and the Rule 4 support programs.
• His other duties at the Commissioner’s Office included conducting player salary analysis,
providing clubs with contract proposals upon request, overseeing the administration of the
Competitive BalanceTax rules, calculating player salaries, club payments and taxes owed and
representing Major League Baseball in negotiations with the Players Association over issues
that affect the major league rules.
• Served as the Supervisor-Manager, Contract & Salary Administration for the Commissioner's
Office from 1999-2003.
• From 1996-1998, John assisted in the administration of the collective bargaining
agreement between the 30 major league clubs and the Players Association as a Contract
Administrator.
• Was the Director of Waivers and Records for the American League from 1992-1996...
Began his baseball career as an Assistant Public Relations Director during the 1992 season.
• Graduated fromVillanova University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and
a minor in Business.
• John, 42, and his wife, Blakely, make their home in Cedar Grove, NJ with their three children.

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OPERATIONS

BASEBALL OPERATIONS

J.P. RICCIARDI SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

• Named Special Assistant to General Manager Sandy Alderson on November 2, 2010.
• Worked as a baseball analyst for ESPN during the 2010 season.
• Hired as the fourth General Manager in Blue Jays history on November 14, 2001...
Remained in that position through the 2009 season.
• Member of the selection committee for the gold-medal winning 2000 United States
Olympic Baseball team.
• Moved to the position of Director of Player Personnel for the Oakland Athletics in
1999...Was responsible for major league scouting, trade evaluation and advising the
Baseball Operations department.
• Became Oakland’s Special Assistant to the General Manager in 1996 and worked under two
General Managers: Alderson and Billy Beane.
• In 1994, was the Athletics National Crosschecker.
• Moved to the position of East Coast Scouting Supervisor for Oakland after the 1992
season.
• From 1986-1992 was with Oakland as a New England Area Scout and minor league instructor.
• Worked in the Milwaukee organization in 1985, acting as a coach for Helena (A) of the
Pioneer League.
• Served as a coach for Oneonta (A) of the New York-Penn League in the New York
Yankees’ organization from 1982 to 1984.
• Played two seasons in the New York Mets’ organization after signing as a non-drafted free
agent... In 1980, he was a teammate of current A’s General Manager Billy Beane with Little
Falls (A) of the New York-Penn League...His second season was with Shelby (A) of the
South Atlantic League.
• Attended St. Leo University in Florida...Inducted into the college’s Athletic Hall of Fame in
the spring of 2003.
• Graduated from St. Peter Marian High School (MA) in 1977 where he played baseball and
basketball...Captured a state title in baseball with former Red Sox catcher Rich
Gedman...Was inducted into St. Peter Marian’s Hall of Fame in 2008.
• Coached high school basketball at Holy Name High School in Worchester, MA for 11 years,
taking them to three state finals.
• John Paul (J.P.), 51, and his wife of 26 years, Diane, have two sons, Dante (14) and Mariano
(12).

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BASEBALL EXECUTIVES

WAYNE KRIVSKY SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

• Begins his second year with the Mets as the Special Assistant to the General Manager.
• Spent 2009 as the Baltimore Orioles Special Assistant to the President of Baseball
Operations...His duties included major and minor league scouting and negotiating player
contracts.
• Has 34 years of experience working with major league clubs, including as General Manager
of the Cincinnati Reds from February 8, 2006-April 23, 2008.
• Was with the Minnesota Twins front office for 11 years, including four years as Special
Assistant to General Manager Terry Ryan (1995-1998), and seven years as the Assistant
General Manager (1999-2005).
• Began his baseball career in the Texas Rangers ticket office in 1977 before joining the
baseball operations department as Assistant Director of Player Development and
Scouting in 1979...He was named the Assistant General Manager in 1980, and held that
position until joining the Twins in December, 1994.
• Was born on July 28, 1954 in Niagara Falls, NY...Graduated from New Canaan High School
in 1972 before attending Duke University where he earned a management science degree
while playing three years on the baseball team.

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DAVE BERNI ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT MANAGER

• Enters his 14th season with the Mets.
• Was named the assistant home clubhouse manager in January, 2007 after working as a
clubhouse attendant from 2002-2006.
• Joined the Mets in 1998 as a a bat boy/ball boy...Held that postion until 2001.
• Attended St. Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, NY.
• Graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Sports Management and a minor in
Business Management in 2003...Is currently a member of the Red and White Club at St.
Johns University, which provides student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the
highest levels in the classroom and on the playing field.
• Lives in Glen Oaks, NY with his wife,Wendy and their daughter, Isabella.

TONY CARULLO VISITING CLUBHOUSE MANAGER

• Entering his 43rd season with the Mets.
• Was the visiting team bat boy from 1969-1973...Became the Assistant Visitor’s Clubhouse
Manager in 1974...Was promoted to his current position in October 1975.
• Received his B.B.A. in business from Baruch College in 1977.
• Carullo, 56, is a native of Astoria, Queens and graduated from Mater Christi High School.
• Tony, who now resides in College Point, NY, is single, enjoys fishing, collecting wine, listening
to music and watching old movies.

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• Begins his first year as the Mets Equipment Manager.
• Spent the last eight seasons as the Mets Minor League Equipment Manager after spending
the previous 12 years with the Mets’Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk,VA.
• Has been a bat boy, clubhouse manager, equipment manager and minor league equipment
coordinator, and his baseball career has included stops in Norfolk,VA (1991-2002), Nashville,
TN (1990), Dunedin, FL (1989), Knoxville, TN (1985-1988), Florence, SC (1984) and his
hometown of Auburn, NY (1975-1983).
• Was also a veteran professional hockey official in both the American and East Coast Hockey
Leagues and was selected to work the 1993-1994 ECHL All-Star Game.
• Kevin, 46, resides in Port St. Lucie with his wife Dawn, daughter Kayla and son Kyle.

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KEVIN KIERST EQUIPMENT MANAGER

MANAGER & COACHES

• Was named to his current position on January 3, 2011.
• Prior to being named to current post, served nearly 20 years at the major league executive
level for the Milwaukee Brewers and MLB Commissioner's office.
• Was the Manager of Waivers and Player Records for Major League Baseball after the League
offices were consolidated in 2000 and remained in that position until 2007.
• Returned to the American League office in 1998 as the Director of Waivers and Player Records
overseeing the administration of player transactions, contracts, and the major league rules.
• Recruited by the Milwaukee Brewers in 1991 for the newly created position of Director of
Baseball Administration, a position with duties ranging from salary arbitration preparation
to Spring Training accommodations for minor league players.
• Served as Assistant Public Relations Director in the American League office from 1990-1991.
• One of the early recipients of an internship in Major League Baseball's Executive
Development Program, a nationwide competition for apprenticeship.
• Is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Quantitative Economics and is a
certified fitness trainer.
• Brian is single and resides in Hackensack, NJ.

BASEBALL
OPERATIONS

BRIAN SMALL MANAGER, TEAM TRAVEL

BASEBALL OPERATIONS

MEDICAL
STAFF

MEDICAL STAFF

DR. DAVID ALTCHEK MEDICAL DIRECTOR

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MANAGER & COACHES

• Returned to the Mets as the Medical Director in 2005.
• Was Head Team Physician for the New York Mets organization from 1991-2001.
• Matriculated to Cornell University Medical College in 1978, having graduated from
Columbia College summa cum laude...Graduated from Cornell University Medical College
in 1982 and was awarded the T. Campbell Thompson award for outstanding achievement
in orthopaedic surgery.
• Pursued his entire surgical career at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical
College...Beginning in 1982, he did his surgical internship at The New York Hospital under
the direction of Dr. Thomas Shires and participated in the Laboratory of Shock Trauma
during the summer of 1983.
• Went on to do a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and
subsequently pursued a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery under the
direction of Dr. Russell F.Warren from 1987 to 1988.
• In 2003, received the John Jay Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement, the
highest honor bestowed by Columbia University to its alumni...Consequent to that, in
November 2003, he received the honor of being named one of the top 250 alumni of all
time by the Columbia University student body.
• Is the Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special
Surgery since 2005.
• Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Medical College at Cornell University
since 2005.
• Has been the author and co-author of approximately 100 publications in referred medical
journals...Has been the author and co-author of 30 books and book chapters and has made
over 400 presentations at scientific meetings throughout the world.
• Served as the North American Medical Director of the professional men's tennis tour (the
ATP Tour) and has served in the past as the Assistant Medical Director for the U.S. Open.
• Serves on numerous committees for the Hospital for Special Surgery, including Quality
Assurance and Planning.
• Served as Team Physician for the United States Davis Cup Team from 1999-2003.
• Is an active member of the following organizations: American Medical Association,
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, American Shoulder and Elbow
Society, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the U.S. Olympic Sports Medicine
Society, NY County Medical Society, American College of Sports Medicine, NY State
Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Orthopaedic Association, International
Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine
Society, Medical Society of the State of NewYork, Eastern Orthopaedic Association, and the
Herodicus Society...Is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, having
been board certified in 1990.
• Resides in Rye, NY with his wife, Anne, and their four children.

THE NAME IS METS

The name Mets was judged by club owner Mrs. Joan Payson as the one that best met five basic
criteria:
1) It met public and press acceptance;
2) It was closely related to the team’s corporate name (Metropolitan Baseball Club,
Inc);
3) It was descriptive of the Metropolitan area;
4) It had a brevity that delighted copy readers everywhere;
5) It had historical background, referring to the Metropolitans of the 19th century
American Association.

Other names considered included Rebels, Skyliners, NYBs, Burros (for the five boroughs),
Continentals,Avengers...As well as Jets and Islanders, names that would eventually find their way
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CASEY’S LAST GAME

On Saturday afternoon, July 24, 1965, the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Mets at Shea, 5-1...The game was the
last in the distinguished career of manager Casey Stengel...Stengel was forced into retirement by a broken hip he
would suffer later that night...Here are some details of the game: Jim Bunning struck out 12, tossing a two-hitter for the Phillies...Johnny Lewis had both Met hits, including a solo home run in the fourth that provided New
York’s only run...Wes Covington went 3-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI to lead the Phils...Richie
Allen added three hits for Philadelphia and Dick Stuart cracked a home run.
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• Is an ABOS Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and member of the Sports Medicine and
Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
• Has been an associate Team Physician for the New York Mets since 2005.
• Graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, where he captained the rugby team...
Attended Stanford University Medical School.
• Upon joining the staff at the Hospital for Special Surgery, he founded the Computer Assisted
Orthopedic Surgery Center and has pioneered the use of navigation and robots for knee
surgery.
• Has authored over 80 papers and spoken nationally and internationally on the use of
computer-assisted techniques for knee and shoulder surgery.
• Recently chaired an NIH symposium of national and international experts on use of
computer assisted surgery in orthopedics.
• Dr. Pearle lives in Rye with his wife and three children.

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DR. ANDREW PEARLE ASSOCIATE TEAM PHYSICIAN

MANAGER & COACHES

• Is an ABOS Board Certified orthopedic surgeon and a member of the Sports Medicine
and Shoulder Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
• Graduated with Honors from Harvard College in 1988 where he received an A.B. in
Biochemistry and was a member of the men's varsity heavyweight crew team...Matriculated
to Oxford University in 1988 on an Overseas Research Scholarship where he received a
D. Phil in Biochemistry in 1991.
• Received his M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1995 and was
voted a member of the AOA Society.
• Completed a surgical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital in 1996, followed by a
Residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery from 1996 to 2000...
Went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery
in 2002 under the direction of Dr.Thomas Wickiewicz and Dr. Russell F.Warren.
• Is an author and co-author of numerous scientific papers that appear in peer-reviewed
medical journals...Is also the author and co-author on a number of book chapters and
invited articles.
• Dr. Coleman lives in Locust Valley, NY with his wife, Isobel, and their five children.

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STAFF

DR. STRUAN COLEMAN TEAM PHYSICIAN

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MEDICAL
CONSULTANTS

MEDICAL CONSULTANTS

DR.ANIL RANAWAT
ORTHOPEDIST

DR. SETH MILLER
ORTHOPEDIST

DR.ANDREW WEILAND

DR. JONATHAN DELAND
FOOT & ANKLE SPECIALIST

DR. LAWRENCE INRA

DR. LAWRENCE LEVIN

DR. RICHARD COHEN
INTERNAL MEDICINE
SPECIALIST

DR. HOWARD ROSENBERG
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
SPECIALIST

DR. BERNARD RAWLINS

MICKEY LEVINSON

DR. GEORGE HRIBAR

DR. MICHAEL JACOBS

PHYSICAL THERAPY
SPECIALIST

DR. ROCK POSITANO
PODIATRIST

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DENTIST

DR.WAYNE WINNICK
CHIROPRACTOR

HAND SPECIALIST

CARDIOLOGIST

SPINE SPECIALIST

DR. SHARON AKABAS
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DR. SANGWOO LEE
OPHTHALMOLOGIST

RAY RAMIREZ HEAD TRAINER






MIKE HERBST ASSISTANT TRAINER

BRAD ANDRESS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR

• Named the Mets Strength and Conditioning Coordinator on February 7, 2011.
• The upcoming season will be his 20th year in the major leagues.
• From 2000-2008, was the Strength Coach and Quality Control Administration with the
Colorado Rockies...In that role he monitored the players’ year-round strength and
conditioning programs and assisted manager Clint Hurdle in all areas including travel,
scheduling and administrative duties.
• Prior to joining the Rockies, he was the Detroit Tigers’ Strength and Conditioning
Coordinator from 1990-1999.
• Worked under the late Bo Schembechler at the University of Michigan for four years as the
Strength and Conditioning coach, including assisting the Wolverines 1989 NCAA Men’s
National Champions.
• Graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in Exercise Physiology and has a Master’s in Physiology from Michigan.
• Spent the 2009 and 2010 in private business as a Strength and Conditioning consultant.
• An offensive guard, Brad played four years under Joe Paterno at Penn State and was a
member of the 1982 National Championship team which beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.
• Brad, 48, and his wife Inger have five children, Hanna, Ingrid, Lars, Bias and Brita.
• A native of Elyria, OH, he now make his home in Highlands Ranch,CO.
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• Named the Mets Assistant Trainer on October 19, 2001.
• From 1997-2001, was the Mets Minor LeagueTraining and Fitness Coordinator...In 2001, also
served as the trainer for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League...Following the
Cyclones schedule, Mike joined the major league club for the remainder of its season.
• In 1995 and 1996, was with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League as their trainer.
• Was the trainer for Capital City (A) of the South Atlantic League in 1993 and 1994.
• Began his career with the Mets in 1992 as the trainer for the Gulf Coast Mets.
• Has also been the trainer for Licey (Dominican Winter League) in 1996 and for the Arizona
Fall League in 1994.
• Graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in exercise physiology.
• Herbst, 45, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, now lives in Port St. Lucie, FL with his wife,
Lisa, and daughters, Kelsey (5/15/95) and Jordan (3/30/01).

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Named the Mets Head Trainer on November 23, 2004.
Spent 1992-2004 as the Assistant Trainer with the Texas Rangers.
Was the trainer for the American League All-Star team in 2004.
From 1999-2001, was the Puerto Rico Winter Baseball League trainer for San Juan (19992000) and Carolina (2000-2001).
Received a B.S. Degree from Hofstra University in 1982 and his Master's Degree in Sports
Medicine from Long Island University in 1986.
In 1986, he was the trainer for the Minnesota Twins' Orlando (AA) team of the Southern
League...From 1987-1991, he was the trainer for the Rangers' Oklahoma City (AAA) team.
Was the trainer for Little Falls (A) of the New York-Penn League in 1984.
In 1983, worked for the New York Mets (R) team in the Gulf Coast League and then
Lynchburg (A) of the Carolina League.
The following year, was the trainer for Columbia (A) of the South Atlantic League.
Certified by the National AthleticTrainers Association in 1985 and by the National Strength
and Conditioning Association in 1991 as well as the National Academy of Sports Medicine
in 2008.
Ramirez, a native of Trujillo Alto, PR, lives with his wife, Johanna Sierra, in Arlington,TX...Ray
has two sons, Rico and Ricky.

MANAGER & COACHES




TRAINING
STAFF

TRAINING STAFF

TRAINING STAFF

TRAINING
STAFF

JOHN ZAJAC PHYSICAL THERAPIST

MANAGER & COACHES

• Begins his second year at the Mets Physical Therapist/Assistant Strength Coach.
• Was the Mets Rehabilitation Coordinator in Port St. Lucie, FL in 2007 and 2008.
• Has over 13 years of experience as an out-patient physical therapist, having worked in and
managed rehabilitation clinics throughout the United States.
• Certified by APTA as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Sports Clinical
Specialist (SCS)...In addition, is certified by NSCA as a Strength and Conditioning
Specialist (CSCS).
• Also certified by NASM as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and Performance
Enhancement Specialist (PES).
• Graduated from Villanova University in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science Comprehensive
Degree.
• Received his Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Widener University (PA).
• Originally from Philadelphia, PA, the 41-year-old currently resides in Port St. Lucie, FL in the
town of Tradition.

PLAYER BIOS

ROHAN BAICHU MASSAGE THERAPIST

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

• Entering his 13th season in Major League Baseball and second with the Mets...Spent five
seasons with the New York Yankees (1998-2002) and six with the Houston Astros (20042009).
• Attended Colorado Northwestern Community College, C.U.N.Y. Baruch College, and the
Swedish Institute.
• Rohan, who was born in Mara, Guyana, has two daughters, Indira and Priya, and a son, Kiran.

MOST GAMES PLAYED BY POSITION
FIRST BASE
Kranepool ................1304
Hernandez..................854
Olerud ........................463
Delgado ......................458
Magadan......................417

SECOND BASE
Backman ................680
Millan ......................674
Flynn ........................533
Alfonzo ..................524
Boswell....................506

SHORTSTOP
Harrelson ................1281
Ordoñez ....................907
REYES ................875
Elster ..........................524
Santana........................478

THIRD BASE
WRIGHT..........997
Johnson ..................835
Garrett....................709
Brooks ....................516
Alfonzo ..................515

CATCHER
Grote ..............1176
Piazza ..................827
Hundley..............745
Stearns ..............698
Carter ................566

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OUTFIELD
C. Jones ............1103 BELTRAN 723
Strawberry........1085 Agee ................639
Wilson ..............1037 Swoboda..........639
McReynolds ........774 G. Foster..........617
Mazzilli ................684 Staub ................550

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

TOM SEAVER

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PLAYER BIOS

• Tom enters his sixth year of service in the role of Club Ambassador for the Mets.
• Represents the club at sponsorship and charitable events throughout the season.
• The most popular and beloved player in Mets history,Tom’s #41 was retired by the team
on July 24, 1988 when he was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame...Is the only player in team
history to have his number retired.
• Rejoined the team in 1999 in the role of broadcaster, marketing and community outreach
representative and special instructor during spring training...At the conclusion of the 2005
season, retired from his broadcasting duties to focus full-time on his vineyard...He produces
GTS Wine in Calistoga, CA where he makes his home with wife, Nancy.
• The fortunes of the franchise took a dramatic turn when Seaver was awarded to the Mets
in April, 1966 when a special lottery was held after an earlier contract he signed with the
Braves was voided...His major league career began in 1967 with the Mets...Won 16 games
with a 2.76 ERA and was the National League Rookie of the Year.
• The Hall of Famer won the first of his three Cy Young Awards in 1969, when he posted a
25-7 record with a 2.21 ERA...Helped Manager Gil Hodges’ club capture the World Series
in miraculous fashion...New York defeated Atlanta in the National League Championship
Series and topped Baltimore in the World Series in five games...Was voted Sports
Illustrated’s Man of the Year in 1969.
• With his parents in the stands, retired the first 25 Chicago Cubs on July 9, 1969, coming
within two outs of a perfect game before Jimmy Qualls singled to left to break up the bid.
• TomTerrific won 311 games during his brilliant career and was named to 12 National League
All-Star teams...Is the club leader in wins (198), ERA (2.57), strikeouts (2,541), starts (395),
complete games (171), shutouts (44) and innings pitched (3,045)...Established a major league
record by notching 200 or more strikeouts nine consecutive seasons (1968-1976) and his
3,640 career strikeouts rank sixth on the All-Time List.
• Led the NL in strikeouts five times (1970, 1971, 1973, 1975 and 1976) and recorded 20 or
more victories in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975 and 1977.
• Tied a then-major league record with 19 strikeouts on April 22, 1970 vs. San Diego...Fanned
the final 10 batters to end the game to set another major league record.
• Won his second Cy Young Award in 1973 after posting a 19-10 mark with a 2.08 ERA...
Helped the Mets win their second NL East Division title and advance to the World Series
before the Mets fell to the Oakland Athletics in seven games.
• Won his third and final Cy Young Award in 1975 after going 22-9 with a 2.38 ERA.
• Was traded to Cincinnati in 1977 and pitched a no-hitter for the Reds at St. Louis on July
16, 1978.
• Returned to the Mets in 1983 before spending three years with the White Sox and
concluding his career in 1986 as a member of the Red Sox, the team the Mets defeated for
their second World Series title...Was injured and did not pitch in the playoffs for Boston.
• In 1992, earned election to Baseball’s Hall of Fame...Became the 37th player to be elected
in his first year of eligibility receiving 425 out of a possible 430 votes (98.84 percent), the
highest percentage in Hall of Fame history.

CLUB
MANAGER & COACHES
AMBASSADORS

CLUB AMBASSADORS

RUSTY STAUB

• Rusty enters his 12th year with the Mets serving as a Club Ambassador, representing the club
at civic and charitable events throughout the tri-state area...One of the most recognizable and
popular Mets in team history, Rusty visits with corporate sponsors, charitable organizations,
school groups and fans.
• Has become as well known for his philanthropic work as for his stellar baseball career...
Established the New York Police and Fire Widows and Children’s Benefit Fund Foundation,
Inc. in 1986 and serves as the Chairman of the Board...Was instrumental in the Mets’ efforts
following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
• Is also the President of The Rusty Staub Foundation, which has raised money to assist many
charities benefiting children, the elderly and the poor...In collaboration with Catholic Charities,
the Foundation supports seven emergency pantries serving 650,000 meals annually to those
in need.
• Is a 23-year major league veteran and a six-time All-Star...A native of New Orleans, LA, he
made his major league debut with the Houston Colt 45’s in 1963 at the age of 19...In 1967,
his 44 doubles led the league.
• After six successful seasons in Houston, including All-Star selections in 1967 and 1968, Staub
was traded to the Montreal Expos on January 22, 1969...Was embraced as the expansion
team's first star, and became one of the most popular players in that franchise's history...Would
spend three years with the Expos, playing in 480 games and earning three straight selections
to the National League All-Star team before he was traded to the Mets on April 6, 1972.
• Staub's #10 jersey was the first number ever retired by the Montreal Expos organization.
• During his first of two tenures with the Mets, Staub starred in the 1973 World Series, where
he hit .423 with a home run and six RBI, despite playing with a severely injured right
shoulder...In Game Four, Rusty went 4-4, and became only the 42nd player to collect four
hits in a World Series game.
• After stints with the Expos and Texas Rangers, returned to the Mets prior to the 1981
season, and spent the final five seasons of his career in Flushing...During his second stay with
the Mets, evolved into one of the game’s premier pinch hitters...Led the National League
in pinch hits and pinch-hit RBI in both 1983 and 1984.
• Was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1986.
• Over the course of his career, played in 2,951 games, had 9,720 at-bats, 1,189 runs, 2,716
hits, 499 doubles, 292 home runs, and 1,466 RBI to go with a .279 career batting average
and 100 pinch hits...Had four, 20-home run seasons and three, 100-RBI seasons...His 105 RBI
in 1975 established a Mets club record that stood for 15 years.
• Is 12th on the major league all-time list for games played...Was the second player in major
league history to hit a home run both before his 20th birthday and after his 40th, joining
Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.
• Is the only player in MLB history to record at least 500 hits with four different teams
(Astros, Expos, Mets and Tigers).

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

PLAYER BIOS

MANAGER & COACHES

CLUB
AMBASSADORS

CLUB AMBASSADORS

JOHN FRANCO

• Returns for his third season as a Club Ambassador for the Mets.
• Visits Spring Training to work with the major and minor league players, spends time with
the organization’s minor league affiliates during the year, does appearances for the club’s
community relations, marketing and public relations departments and can be seen on SNY,
the club’s television network.
• Pitched in the major leagues for nearly 22 years (1984-2005) with the Cincinnati Reds, Mets
and Houston Astros...Fashioned a 2.89 ERA in 1,245.2 innings.
• Is fourth all-time on the career saves list with 424...Has more saves than any lefthanded
pitcher in history...Also has appeared in 1,119 games, third on the career list.
• Saved 30 or more games eight times, including 39 in 1988.
• Selected to four All-Star Games (1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990)...Also won two Rolaids
Relief Man Awards (1988 and 1990).
• Named the Mets captain on May 4, 2001.
• Honored on the Mets 40th Anniversary All-Amazin’Team.
• A native of Brooklyn, NY, he graduated from Lafayette High School and pitched collegiately
at St. John’s University...Threw two no-hitters as a freshman.
• Was presented a distinguished service award from the Fire Department of New York for
his efforts assisting the FDNY and their families after September 11th.
• In addition, he has been honored by the Thurman Munson Dinner, the Catholic Youth
Organization, the New York Baseball Writers Association, St. John’s University and the Phi
Delta International Fraternity Lou Gehrig Dinner for his work in the community.
• John and his wife, Rose, have three children: Nicole, J.J. and Ella.

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2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

RACHEL ACKERMAN
PAYROLL
COORDINATOR

ADEOLA ADEGBENRO
STAFF
ACCOUNTANT

SPANISH BROADCAST
RELATIONS COORDINATOR

JUAN ALICEA

CHARLES ALTCHEK
MANAGEMENT
TRAINEE

CHRISTINA ANDREWS
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
GROUP SALES

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
GROUP SALES

NICOLE ANNESE

ALEX ANTHONY

NETWORK & SYSTEMS
ENGINEER

DEREK APPEL

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
TICKET SALES & SERVICES

JOE BARBER

ASSISTANT, COMPUTER
OPERATIONS

RUELL BARCLAY

MINOR LEAGUE VIDEO
COORDINATOR

ADAM BARRICK

BENJAMIN BAUMER

ROBERTO BELTRAMINI

MICHAEL BERMAN

PLAYER BIOS

LAWRENCE ABBONDANDOLO

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

STAFF

STATISTICAL
ANALYST

MANAGER,
SUITE SALES & SERVICES

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

T.J. BARRA

SPECIALIST,
SYSTEMS,ANALYTICS, DATABASE

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MANAGER, CORPORATE
SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

PUBLIC ADDRESS
ANNOUNCER

SHARON BIEBER-RYAN
MANAGER,
OFFICE OPERATIONS

BUILDING OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

SARA BOLLOCK

DIRECTOR,
GUEST EXPERIENCE

CHRIS BROWN

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

COORDINATOR,
SUITE SALES & SERVICES

MARC CANDELARIA

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
BALLPARK OPERATIONS

MATTHEW CATALANO

BETSEY CERVANTES
PAYROLL
MANAGER

NICOLE CHAYET

COORDINATOR,TICKET SALES
CONTROL & REPORTING

MATTHEW CHLIEK

VIDEO & SCOREBOARD
SPECIALIST

BOBBY CLEMENS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

JOSHUA COHEN

MARKETING & PRODUCTIONS
ASSISTANT

SERGIO CONDE
SECURITY
COORDINATOR

CHRISTOPHER COURCHESNE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

STACEY CUCUZZA
GRAPHICS
SPECIALIST

LYNNE DALY-DE JOSEPH

STEVE D’COSTA

JESSICA DAUDIER

DIRECTOR, FIELD
OPERATIONS & LANDSCAPING

BILL DEACON

SEAN DEAN

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

PLAYER BIOS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

TELECOMMUNICATIONS &
SUPPORT SPECIALIST

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ACCOUNTING
CLERK

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

JASON BURKHART

MEDIA RELATIONS
COORDINATOR

STEPHANIE COHEN

ASSISTANT,
SECURITY

MANAGER,
FACILITY SECURITY

ANTHONY DEVITA
PURCHASING
AGENT

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

TOM DISSETTE

MANAGER,
BALLPARK OPERATIONS

TARYN DONOVAN

WONFORD DUBERRY

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR
CORPORATE SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

MATT FEALEY

MARIE FERNANDEZ

SENIOR DIRECTOR,
SEASON TICKETS &
GROUP SALES

TOM FERSCH

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
& TECHNOLOGY

TOM FESTA

MANAGER,
BASEBALL OPERATIONS

ADAM FISHER

JOHN FITZGERALD

SHANNON FORDE
DIRECTOR,
MEDIA RELATIONS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
GROUP SALES

ERIC FOX

LAWRENCE FRIDOVICH
HUMAN RESOURCES
ASSISTANT

ELIZABETH GADSEN

GARY GARCIA

KRISTINA GARZA

ASSISTANT CONTROLLER
DIRECTOR, QBC

ROBERT GERBE

JOSH GERMEROTH

BUILDING OPERATIONS
ASSISTANT,
COORDINATOR
CORPORATE SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

REPRESENTATIVE
TICKET SERVICES

ASSISTANT,
VENUE SERVICES

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

MICHAEL DOHNERT

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
CLERK

SENIOR OPERATOR
TICKETING SYSTEM

AMATEUR SCOUTING
ASSISTANT

LOADING DOCK
SUPERVISOR

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SCOUTING & MINORS YEAR IN REVIEW HISTORY POSTSEASON MEDIA

LEGAL
COUNSEL

PLAYER BIOS

JAMES DENNISTON

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

ISABEL GOLDBERG

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,
LEGAL

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

PLAYER BIOS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

ADAM GOLDSTEIN

BARRY GORMAN

JILL GRABILL

ASSISTANT
SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
DIRECTOR,
TICKET SALES CONTROL & REPORTING
GROUP SALES
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

ROBERT GRADANTE

DIRECTOR,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
BALLPARK OPERATIONS

JUSTIN GREENE

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

JOSEPH GROSS

MATTHEW GULOTTA

SEAN HAGGANS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
GROUP SALES

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR,
ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING
& PRODUCTIONS

TIM GUNKEL

COORDINATOR,
VIDEO OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR, BROADCASTING
& SPECIAL EVENTS

LORRAINE HAMILTON

WILLIAM HATZICHRISTOS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

NICHOLAS HECHT

DIRECTOR,
CORPORATE SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

PETER HELFER

FERNANDO HEREDIA
MANAGER,
SECURITY

MANAGER,
COMMUNITY OUTREACH

MICHELE HOLMES

ERIN HORAN

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,
BUSINESS OPERATIONS

ANDY HORNER

COORDINATOR, COMPUTER
ROOM OPERATIONS

ASSISTANT,
MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS

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SUPERVISOR,
TICKET SERVICES

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

DIRECTOR,
CORPORATE PROCUREMENT

ROBERT HINES

JOHN HOWARD

DIRECTOR,
SUITE SALES & SERVICES

NEAL KAPLAN

DEPUTY
GENERAL COUNSEL

STEPHEN KARL

MANAGER,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

JON KARS

MANAGER,
MARKETING

JONATHAN KERBER
MEDIA RELATIONS
ASSISTANT

BUILDING OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

GREGORY KING

SENIOR MANAGER,
GROUP SALES

KIRK KING

TYREL KIRKHAM

JILL KNEE

CARRIE KWOK

BUILDING OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

JODEL LENEUS

RICHARD LEOCADIO

IAN LEVIN

MARC S. LEVINE

SENIOR DIRECTOR
BALLPARK OPERATIONS

SUE LUCCHI

REBECCA MAHADEVA

DIRECTOR,
ASSISTANT,
COMMUNITY OUTREACH MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

COORDINATOR,
AMATEUR SCOUTING

TEAM
PHOTOGRAPHER

PATRICK JONES

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

ARIADNE KANDIRAKIS
BENEFITS
ADMINISTRATOR

LAURA KELLY

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

MANAGER,
VENUE SERVICES

COORDINATOR,
SEASON TICKETS

ASSISTANT
CONTROLLER, DIRECTOR

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SCOUTING & MINORS YEAR IN REVIEW HISTORY POSTSEASON MEDIA

STACIA JENSEN

PLAYER BIOS

DIEGO INSUASTY

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
LEGAL
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
PLAYER BIOS

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

LAURA MAIER

SENIOR DIRECTOR,
MARKETING

TINA MANNIX

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

JOHN MARKIEWICZ

MATTHEW MARMORATO

MOHAMED MATADIN

ROBERT MATTEINI
DIRECTOR
FACILITY SAFETY

ACCOUNT COORDINATOR,
CORPORATE SALES &
PARTNERSHIPS

BRIAN MATTHEWS

BRENDAN MCAVOY

BRENDAN MCKEON

KARA MEEKINS

JON MILLER

JOE MILONE

DONOVAN MITCHELL

COORDINATOR, SINGLE
GAME TICKET SALES

LUIS MORALES

PROCUREMENT
PROJECT COORDINATOR

JUNE NAPOLI

KIERAN NULTY

SENIOR DIRECTOR,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

JAMIE OZURE

DANIELLE PARILLO

SENIOR PURCHASING
AGENT

SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
TICKETS SALES & SERVICES

RICHARD MCKENNA
SENIOR
ACCOUNTANT

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OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER,
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
VIDEO SERVICES
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES MINOR LEAGUE OPERATIONS

SENIOR DIRECTOR,
MANAGER,
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PLAYER RELATIONS & PROGRAMS

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
TO THE GENERAL MANAGER

INVENTORY
CONTROL

COORDINATOR
GUEST EXPERIENCE

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

EDWARD MURPHY

DIRECTOR,
COMMUNICATIONS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON TICKET ACCOUNT SERVICES

MICHAEL PARTON

JARETT PARVER
MANAGER,
TICKET SERVICES

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT,
FINANCE

ERIC PETERSON
REPRESENTATIVE,
TICKET SERVICES

MANAGER, GROUP SALES
& HOSPITALITY

MARK PHILLIPS

MARY PINO

SENIOR
ACCOUNTANT

SENIOR PROGRAMMER
ANALYST

REY RAMIREZ

ERIC RAMOS

ALEX RAPPAPORT

MANAGER, TICKET SALES
CONTROL & REPORTING

NETWORK & SYSTEM
SUPPORT SPECIALIST

MANAGER,
ASSISTANT,
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

DORIS PETERS

JOHN PURDY

BRENDAN RAUGHTER

SHEILA REHILL
COORDINATOR
VENUE SERVICES

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
GROUP SALES

MICHAEL RENZULLI

MANAGER,
VIDEO OPERATIONS

JOE SCAROLA

SENIOR MANAGER
TICKET SALES

PAUL SCHWARTZ

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE,
SEASON & PLAN SALES

JONATHAN SHERMAN

ANDREW SOFER

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE
SALES & PARTNERSHIPS

DIRECTOR,
VENUE SERVICES

HELP DESK
SUPPORT SPECIALIST

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

JEFF SCHINDLE

MATTHEW SOLOFF

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT,
BASEBALL OPERATIONS

PLAYER BIOS

DIANA PARRA-GONZALEZ

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

PLAYER BIOS

FRONT OFFICE STAFF

ERIC SOLOMON
REPRESENTATIVE,
TICKET SERVICES

BUILDING OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

LUIS SOTO

MATT STELLUTO
OPERATIONS
COORDINATOR

EDGARDO SUERO

TOD TILLOTSON
SPECIAL SERVICES
CLERK

DUANE TOMASZEWSKI
MANAGER,
CREATIVE SERVICES

PRODUCER,VIDEO &
ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

VITO VITIELLO

KAITYLN WAWRYK

THOMAS WIGFALL JR.

LISA WILLIAMS

ETHAN WILSON

LILLIAN WOLOTOWSKI

MANAGER,
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

ROBERTYOST

RECEPTIONIST

MANAGER,TICKET
PLANS & PRIORITY TICKETING

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MANAGER,
MEDIA RELATIONS

JENNIFERYOUNG-SCHARKOPF
PAYROLL
CLERK

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

OFFICE
ASSISTANT

REPRESENTATIVE,
TICKET SERVICES

CLEANING OPERATIONS
MANAGER

MR. MET
MASCOT

METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY AT CITI FIELD
A DESTINATION FOR EVERY OCCASION
Metropolitan Hospitality is the year round event team at Citi Field, which hosted its first event
in April, 2009. Now hosting events year-round, Citi Field is a unique destination for meetings,
trade shows, weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, dinners, dances, holiday parties, and other social or
business gatherings.There are over 18 unique spaces where you can host intimate events for 50 people or large-scale events
for up to 10,000 guests.Transform your favorite game-day space, whether it is the Acela Club, Caesars Club, or Delta SKY360
Club, and create the event of your dreams! You can even add Mr. Met and a former Mets player to your guest list or use our
video boards to enhance your experience. Our dedicated team of professionals will be there every step of the way to ensure
your day is a success. For more information visit www.metropolitanhospitality.com or call 718-507-FOOD.

DIRECTOR,
METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

JILLIAN CANCRO

EVENT COORDINATOR,
METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

HEATHER COLLAMORE

ASSISTANT,
METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

JILLIAN CANCRO

SALES COORDINATOR,
METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

8-2 (1972, 1985 & 2006)
16-4 (1986)
23-7 (1972)
29-11(1972, 1986 &1988)
35-15 (1986)
44–16 (1986)
49-21 (1986)
55-25 (1986)
62-28 (1986)
68-32 (1986)
75-35 (1986)
79-41 (1986)
87-43 (1986)
93-47 (1986)
98-52 (1986)
108-54 (1986)

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

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METS BEST RECORD

10 games
20 games
30 games
40 games
50 games
60 games
70 games
80 games
90 games
100 games
110 games
120 games
130 games
140 games
150 games
FINAL

PLAYER BIOS

HEATHER COLLAMORE

METROPOLITAN MANAGER & COACHES
HOSPITALITY

METROPOLITAN HOSPITALITY

MANAGER & COACHES

FLORIDA &
STERLING

FLORIDA OPERATIONS

PAUL TAGLIERI

PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

TRAER VAN ALLEN

DIRECTOR, FLORIDA OPERATIONS/
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FLORIDA
OPERATIONS/ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
GENERAL MANAGER

BRIAN PAUPECK

MANAGER, FOOD &
BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

RYAN STRICKLAND

MANAGER, SALES &
BALLPARK OPERATIONS

CYNTHIA MALASPINO
OFFICE ASSISTANT

PAULA ANDREOZZI
STAFF ACCOUNTANT

MANAGER, GROUP SALES
& COMMUNITY RELATIONS

KATIE HATCH

MANAGER, MEDIA RELATIONS &
PUBLIC ADDRESS ANNOUNCER

MATT GAGNON

CLINTON VAN ALLEN
MANAGER,TICKETING
& MERCHANDISE

RONNY REYES

GULF COAST
ADMINISTRATOR

MASCOT

ANNE PAWELCZAK
SENIOR DIRECTOR,
HUMAN RESOURCES

MIKE TOM

MANAGER,
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

COMPUTER SUPPORT
TECHNICIAN

PETER RYAN

RALPH ARDOLINA

PATRICIA RYAN

CLAIRE ALBINO

HUMAN RESOURCES
ASSISTANT

JOSEPH KORN

NAZARENE PASCUAL

SLIDER

STERLING EQUITIES STAFF

MANAGER,
BENEFITS & ADMINISTRATION

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PAYROLL CLERK

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

SENIOR PAYROLL
ADMINISTRATOR

HELP DESK
SUPPORT SPECIALIST

Since the consolidation of ownership of the team in August of 2002, many of the Brooklyn Cyclone employees have also
worked for the Mets, splitting time between the two teams.

PARTNERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS

FRED WILPON ............................Partner
SAUL B. KATZ ..............................Partner
JEFF WILPON................................Partner

KEVIN MAHONEY

ASSISTANT
GENERAL MANAGER

GARY J. PERONE

DIRECTOR OF NEW
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

BILLY HARNER

DIRECTOR OF
COMMUNICATIONS

GRAPHICS
MANAGER

VLADIMIR LIPSMAN
OPERATIONS
MANAGER

COMMUNITY RELATIONS
MANAGER

JOSH MEVORACH

MANAGER OF
TICKET OPERATIONS

IAN MCFATE

HEAD
GROUNDSKEEPER

GREG CONWAY
ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE

DANNY DIAZ
ACCOUNT
EXCUTIVE

RANDY LAUWASSER
ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE

JAKE MCALLISTER
ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE

RICKY VIOLA

SHARON LUNDY-ROSS

SHARIF SHOLIMAN

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

TATIANA ISDITH

SANDY THE SEGULL

PEE WEE

SENIOR
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KEVIN PONTE

ACCOUNT
EXECUTIVE

MASCOT

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KEVIN JIMENEZ

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
& COMMUNITY RELATIONS

PLAYER BIOS

STEVE COHEN

GENERAL MANAGER

TOM OSTERMAN ......................Partner
ARTHUR FRIEDMAN................Partner
HANK AMON ................................Partner

MARVIN TEPPER ........................Partner
RICHARD WILPON ..................Partner
MICHAEL KATZ ..........................Partner
DAVID KATZ..................................Partner

MANAGER & COACHES

FRED WILPON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
SAUL B. KATZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President
JEFF WILPON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chief Operating Officer

BROOKLYN
CYCLONES

BROOKLYN CYCLONES

QBC

QUEENS BALLPARK COMPANY

Queens Ballpark Company, L.L.C. has been engaged by the NewYork City Industrial Development Agency as its agent to develop
and operate Citi Field.

OFFICERS

MANAGER & COACHES

FRED WILPON ................Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
SAUL B. KATZ ..................President
JEFF WILPON ..................Chief Operating Officer
DAVE HOWARD ............Executive Vice President
DAVID P. COHEN ..........Executive Vice President/General Counsel/Secretary

ERIC SARETSKY VICE PRESIDENT

PLAYER BIOS

• Construction Executive for the newly formed Sterling Project Development Group at Citi
Field...Responsible for engineering design, scope development, schedule and overall
construction management including on-going captial projects at the facility.
• Eric has managed numerous construction projects for Sterling Equities and the Mets
Development Company including: Bear Stearns World Headquarters, MCU Ballpark, and
the renovation of Digital Domain Park, the Mets’ spring training complex in Port St. Lucie,
FL...He also provides oversight for Sterling American Properties capital construction
projects around the country.
• Joined Sterling Equities in 1998.

ANDREW CAIRNS VICE PRESIDENT

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SCOUTING & MINORS

• Project Executive on the development team for Citi Field...Responsible for coordinating the
team of architects and design consultants as well as overall project administration and
budget.
• Responsible for ongoing capital improvements and enhancements to the facility.
• In addition to his role in the Queens Ballpark Company, Andrew also manages the real
estate design and construction activities of Sterling Equities, and the newly formed Sterling
Project Development Group.
• Joined Sterling Equities in March, 1999, and his projects include the development of a 1.3
million square foot high-rise in Manhattan, the historical restoration of Radio City Music
Hall, the development of the Brooklyn Cyclones’ MCU Ballpark, the renovation and
expansion of Digital Domain Park, the Mets spring training facility in Florida, and new offices
and studio for SNY.

AMY TYSON

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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TERRY COLLINS
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

TERRY COLLINS

HEIGHT: 5-9

WEIGHT: 158

OPENING DAY AGE: 61
BIRTHPLACE: Midland, MI

APPOINTED: Appointed November 23, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012

MANAGER
BATS: Left

10

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 27, 1949
RESIDES: Midlothian,VA

FAMILY: Wife, Deborah

• Named the 20th manager in New York Mets history on November 23, 2010...Signed a two-year contract with a club
option for 2013.
• Spent six years as a major league manager, leading the Anaheim Angels and Houston Astros to winning records and
second place finishes in his five full seasons...Managed the Angels from 1997-1999 and the Astros from 1994-1996,
compiling an overall record of 444-434 (.506)...Resigned as Anaheim’s Manager on September 3, 1999.
• Collins, 61, joined the Mets in 2010 as a Minor League Field Coordinator overseeing all on-field aspects of the Mets’ Minor
League Spring Training, mini camps, and Fall Instructional League...Was responsible for all phases of the Mets’ minor league
operations, including instruction, discipline and player and staff evaluations.
• Served as the manager of the Orix Buffaloes in Japan’s Nippon
Professional Baseball League from 2007-2008...Guided Team China
METS MANAGERS
in the 2009 World Baseball Classic to its first tournament victory.
• Was the Director of Player Development for the Los Angeles YEARS
MANAGER
W-L PCT.
Dodgers from 2005-2006 after serving as the Dodgers’ Field 1962-1965
Casey Stengel
175-404 .302
Coordinator from 2002-2004.
1965-1967
Wes Westrum
142-237 .375
• Was the third base and bullpen coach for the Tampa Bay Rays in 1967
Salty Parker
4-7
.364
2001, an advance scout with the Chicago Cubs in 2000 and the 1968-1971
Gil Hodges
339-309 .523
Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen coach from 1992-1993.
1972-1975
Yogi Berra
292-296 .497
Roy McMillan
26-27
.491
• Managed 11 years in the minors from 1981-1991, including 1975
Joe Frazier
101-106 .488
capturing the Pacific Coast League Championship in 1987 with the 1976-1977
Joe Torre
286-420 .405
Albuquerque Dukes...Named the Minor League Manager of theYear 1977-1981
1982-1983
George Bamberger
81-127 .389
by The Sporting News that season.
Frank Howard
52- 64
.448
• Led Lodi (73-67) to the California League (A) Championship in his 1983
Davey Johnson
595-417 .588
first year as a manager in 1981, defeating Visalia three games to two 1984-1990
1990-1991
Bud Harrelson
145-129 .529
in the championship series.
1991
Mike Cubbage
3-4
.429
• Also was a manager with Buffalo (AAA) of the American Association
1992-1993
Jeff Torborg
85-115 .425
when the Bisons were affiliated with Pittsburgh, compiling a 248-186
1993-1996
Dallas Green
229-283 .447
record (.569).
1996-2002
Bobby Valentine
536-467 .534
• In 1991 led Buffalo to a first place finish in the Double-A Eastern
2003-2004
Art Howe
137-186 .424
Division.
2005-2008
Willie Randolph
302-253 .544
• Guided Licey to the Caribbean World Series championship in 1984... 2008-2010
Jerry Manuel
204-213 .489
Also managed Laguaria of the Venezuelan Winter League in 1988 2011TERRY COLLINS
and 1989 before managing Caracas in 1992...Was at the helm of
Navajoa Mayos of the Mexican Winter League in 1983.
• A former minor league shortstop, he played 10 seasons in the minors with the Dodgers from 1974-1978, 1980 and 1984
and the Pirates from 1971-1973.
• Was originally drafted by Pittsburgh as a shortstop in the 19th round of the June, 1971 Free Agent Draft.
• A native of Midland, MI, he graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1971 and was twice named to the NAIA
Collegiate World Series All Tournament team in 1968 and 1970.
• Played four seasons of baseball at EMU... Posted a .285 career batting average and led his club in batting as a freshman (.354)
and as a senior (.317)...Paced his team in stolen bases all four seasons.
• Was inducted into EMU’s Hall of Fame in 1995.
• Terry and his wife, Deborah make their home in Midlothian,VA.

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MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR
1981
1982
1983

W-L
PCT.
73-67
.521
80-53
.602
36-38
.486
42-26
.618
62-81
.434
67-76
.469
54-88
.380
77-65
.542
86-56
.606
80-62
.563
85-62
.578
81-62
.566
66-49
.574
76-68
.528
82-80
.506
84-78
.519
85-77
.525
51-82
.383
823- 736
444- 434

PLACE
Seventh/Tied Second
Second/First
Third
First
Fifth/Fifth
Fourth/Fourth
Fifth/Fifth
First/Fourth
Second/First
Second
Second
First
Second
Second
Second
Second
Second
Fourth
.528
.506

PLAYER BIOS

LEAGUE
California
Florida State
Texas
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
American Association
American Association
American Association
National
National
National
American
American
American

TERRY COLLINS

CLUB
Lodi (A)
Vero Beach (A)
San Antonio (AA)
Albuquerque (AAA)
Albuquerque (AAA)
1984
1985
Albuquerque (AAA)
1986
Albuquerque (AAA)
1987
Albuquerque (AAA)
Albuquerque (AAA)
1988
Buffalo (AAA)
1989
Buffalo (AAA)
1990
1991
Buffalo (AAA)
Houston
1994
Houston
1995
Houston
1996
1997
Anaheim
1998
Anaheim
1999
Anaheim
MINOR LEAGUE TOTALS
MAJOR LEAGUE TOTALS

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER
CLUB

LEAGUE

1992-1993
2001

Pittsburgh
Tampa Bay

National
American

PLAYING CAREER
YEAR TEAM
1971 Niagara Falls (A)
1972 Salem (A)
1973 Sherbrooke (AA)
1974 Waterbury (AA)
1975 Waterbury (AA)
1975 Albuquerque (AAA)
1976 Albuquerque (AAA)
1977 Albuquerque (AAA)
1978 Albuquerque (AAA)
1980 Albuquerque (AAA)
1984 Albuquerque (AAA)
Minor League Totals

AVG.
G AB
H
.306 70 265 81
.253 126 459 116
.235 114 324 76
.200 86 230 46
.111
4
9
1
.314 64 153 48
.241 67 174 42
.247 54 158 39
.276 72 217 60
.143 11
14
2
.167
3
6
1
.255 671 2009 512

2B
12
17
9
3
0
5
4
6
9
0
0
65

3B HR RBI
3
1 26
7
1 26
0
0 20
2
1 23
0
0
1
4
0 10
5
2 24
3
0 15
4
1 22
0
0
1
0
0
0
28
6 168

SH SF HBP BB SO
5 4
3 36 35
3 1
2 70 75
5 2
1 59 54
7 3
3 46 42
2 0
0
3
2
2 0
1 18 19
4 3
3 19 21
1 1
0 32 21
3 2
0 21 20
0 0
0
3
4
0 0
0
0
0
32 16 13 307 293

SB
12
8
7
2
0
3
6
2
4
1
0
45

CS
E
2 19
3 25
4 11
3 11
0
2
3 11
3
3
2
9
1 12
1
3
0
0
22 106

* - led league
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YEAR

FRONT OFFICE

TERRY COLLINS

FRONT OFFICE
JON DEBUS
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JON DEBUS

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 215

OPENING DAY AGE: 52
BIRTHPLACE: Chicago Heights, IL

BATS: Right

BULLPEN
COACH

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1958
RESIDES: Vero Beach, FL

APPOINTED: December 13, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Mary; Sons, Eric (8/17/95), Ian (2/2/97)

• Jon Eric Debus begins his first season as the Mets bullpen coach.
• Was a professional scout the last two years for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
• Served on the coaching staff of the Orix Buffaloes in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball League during Terry Collins’
tenure as Manager from 2007-2008.
• Was the Dodgers bullpen coach in 2005.
• Worked as a minor league catching coordinator for the Dodgers from 2002-2004.
• Was the General Manager of the Elmira Pioneers of the Independent Northern League from 2000-2001.
• Coached at Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League for two seasons (1997-1998) and one year at Vero Beach (A)
of the Florida State League in 1999.
• Compiled a 274-270 record in five years (1992-1996) as a minor league manager in the Dodgers organization...Led Great
Falls (A) of the Pioneer League in 1992-1993 and managed Vero Beach (A) from 1994-1996.
• Started his coaching career as the batting coach for San Antonio (AA) of the Texas League from 1990-1991.
• Joined the Dodgers organization after being selected in the 21st round of the June 1980 draft...Selected as an outfielder
from the College of St. Francis (IL), but was converted to a catcher.
• Played 10 seasons in the minor leagues, advancing as high as Triple-A...His best year came in 1982 when he hit .325 with
23 doubles, 16 home runs and 94 RBI in 138 games with Lodi (A) of the California League.

Acta, Manny
Alicea, Luis
Aguayo, Luis
Alomar, Sandy, Sr.
Apodaca, Bob
Baylor, Don
Benedict, Bruce
Berra,Yogi
Brantley, Mickey
Burgess,Tom
Cavaretta, Phil
Chambliss, Chris
Conti, Guy
Cottier, Chuck
Cubbage, Mike
Down, Rick
Dusan, Gene
Edwards, Doc
Engle, Dave
Floyd, Bobby
Foote, Barry
Frey, Jim
Galante, Matt
Gibson, Bob
Haddix, Harvey
HALE, CHIP
Harder, Mel
Harrelson, Bud
Heffner, Don
Hemus, Solly
Henderson, Rickey
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2005-2006
2009
2008
2005-2009
1996-1999
2003-2004
1997-1999
1965-1971
1999
1977
1975-1978
2002
2005-2008
1979-1981
1990-1996
2005-2007
1983
1990-1991
2001-2002
2001, 2004
1992-1993
1982-1983
2002-2004
1981
1966-1967
20091964
1982, 1985-1990
1964-1965
1962-1963
2007

ALL-TIME METS COACHES
Herzog,Whitey
1966
Hiller, Chuck
1990
Hornsby, Rogers
1962
Hoscheit,Vern
1984-1987
Hough, Charlie
2001-2002
Howard, Frank 1982-1984, 1994-1996
Jackson,Al
1999-2000
Johnson, Darrell
1993
Johnson, Deron
1981
Johnson, Howard
2007-2010
Kress, Red
1962
Landestoy, Rafael
1996
La Roche, Dave
1992-1993
Lavagetto, Cookie
1962-1963
Lopez, Juan
2002-2003
Manuel, Jerry
2005-2008
Maxvill, Dal
1978
Mays,Willie
1974-1979
McCraw,Tom
1992-1996
McCullough, Clyde
1963
McMillan, Roy
1973-1976
Monbouquette, Bill
1982-1983
Murphy, John
1967
Niemann, Randy
1997-1999,
2001-2002, 2009-2010
Nieto,Tom
2008
Oberkfell, Ken
2008
Parker, Salty
1967
Pavlick, Greg
1985-1986,
1988-1991, 1994-1996
Perlozzo, Sam
1987-1989

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Peterson, Rick
2004-2008
Pettis, Gary
2003-2004
Pignatano, Joe
1968-1981
Robinson, Bill
1984-1989
Robinson, Sheriff
1964-1967, 1972
Robson,Tom
1997-2000, 2002
Rojas, Cookie
1997-2000
Ruffing, Red
1962
Ruhle,Vern
2003
Shines, Razor
2009-2010
Silverio, Nelson
2004
Sisler, Dick
1979-1980
Sommers, Dennis
1977-1978
Spahn,Warren
1965
Spencer,Tom
1991
Staub, Rusty
1982-Player Coach
Stearns, John
2000-2001
Stephenson, John
1992-1993
Stottlemyre, Mel
1984-1993
Swisher, Steve
1994-1996
Valentine, Bobby
1983-1985
Waits, Rick
2003
Walker, Rube
1968-1981
Wallace, Dave
1999-2000
Walling, Denny
2003-2004
WARTHEN, DAN
2008Westrum,Wes
1964-1965
White, Ernie
1963
Wilson, Mookie
1997-2002
Wine, Bobby
1993-1996
Yost, Ed
1968-1975

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER
YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

2005

Los Angeles

National

MANAGERIAL RECORD
LEAGUE
Pioneer
Pioneer
Florida State
Florida State
Florida State

W-L
38-35
37-35
60-75
74-59
65-66
274-270

PCT.
.521
.514
.444
.556
.496
.504

POSITION
Second
Third
Third/Fifth
Second/Second
First/Fifth

JON DEBUS

TEAM
YEAR
Great Falls
1992
Great Falls
1993
1994
Vero Beach
1995
Vero Beach
Vero Beach
1996
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE

JON DEBUS

PLAYING CAREER
G AB
R
62 246 49
121 425 50
138 498 73
104 354 64
7
26
2
14
47 10
77 165 21
110 390 49
93 233 34
105 321 51
5
16
0
32
90 10
59 136 17
927 2947 430

H 2B 3B
82 16
3
103 19
5
162 23
3
97 22
2
7
1
0
14
3
1
44
3
0
112 23
2
61
9
1
86 16
4
3
2
0
20
4
0
36 14
0
827 155 24

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
E
8
58 1
2
2 31 59
3
1
9
3
54 1
5
2 47 86
5
3 24
16
94 0
8
2 69 84 10
5 48
7
56 2
8
2 69 73
3
4 12
0
4 1
0
0
3
7
1
0
1
1
6 0
0
0
3
7
1
0
0
3
26 0
5
0 23 25
1
1 14
7
64 3
3
2 43 60
2
2 20
14
50 1
2
0 20 49
1
3
3
7
60 1
4
1 58 63
0
1 18
0
0 0
0
0
0
3
0
0
2
2
13 0
0
0 10 19
0
0
2
1
23 1
2
0
7 35
0
1
1
69 508 11 39 12 386 567 26 21 152

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

PRE-GAME TIMETABLES
GAMETIME
Mets Pitchers Hit
Mets BP
Visitors BP
Mets Infield
Visitors Infield
Ground Crew

12:10
9:10-9:40
9:40-10:30
10:30-11:10
11:10-11:25
11:25-11:35
11:35

GAMETIME
Mets Pitchers Hit
Mets BP
Visitors BP
Mets Infield
Visitors Infield
Ground Crew

7:10
4:10-4:40
4:40-5:30
5:30-6:10
6:15-6:25
6:25-6:35
6:35

1:10
10:10-10:40
10:40-11:30
11:30-12:10
12:10-12:25
12:25-12:35
12:35

4:10 (FOX)
1:10-1:40
1:40-2:30
2:30-3:10
3:10-3:25
3:25-3:35
3:35

8:10 (ESPN)
5:10-5:40
5:40-6:30
6:30-7:10
7:15-7:25
7:25-7:35
7:35

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AVG.
.333
.242
.325
.274
.269
.297
.267
.287
.262
.268
.188
.222
.265
.281

PLAYER BIOS

TEAM
Lethbridge (A)
Vero Beach (A)
Lodi (A)
Lodi (A)
San Antonio (AA)
Albuquerque (AAA)
1984 Albuquerque (AAA)
1985 San Antonio (AA)
1986 Albuquerque (AAA)
1987 Albuquerque (AAA)
San Antonio (AA)
1988 Albuquerque (AAA)
1989 Albuquerque (AAA)
Minor League Totals:
YEAR
1980
1981
1982
1983

FRONT OFFICE
CHIP HALE
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CHIP HALE

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 191

OPENING DAY AGE: 46
BIRTHPLACE: Santa Clara, CA

APPOINTED: November 24, 2009
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

BATS: Left

THIRD BASE
COACH

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: December 2, 1964
RESIDES: Tucson, AZ

FAMILY: Wife, Judith; Daughter, Sabrina (8/29/97); Sons, Jack (10/17/91), Edward
(4/10/95)

• Walter William (Chip) Hale III enters his second season as the Mets third base and infield coach.
• Spent 2007-2009 in the same role for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
• Managed atTucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League from 2004-06 and led the club to the Pacific Coast League andTripleA Championships in 2006 with a franchise-best 91-53 record...His 220 wins and .542 winning percentage as a
manager for Tucson are tops for the franchise.
• Spent the first month of the 2006 season as third base coach for Diamondbacks until Carlos Tosca recovered from a
broken foot.
• Managed El Paso (AA) of theTexas League to a league-best 76-62 record in 2002... Led Missoula (R) of the Pioneer League
to the league’s best overall record (44-32) in 2000 and to the Northern Division’s second half championship in 2001.
• Honored as the Pioneer League and Baseball America’s rookie-level Manager of the Year in 2001.
• Served as an auxiliary coach with USA Baseball in Tucson in 1999 and worked with both the national team and the
Intercontinental Cup teams.
• Spent portions of seven seasons in the majors from 1989-97 with the Minnesota Twins and Los Angeles Dodgers...Batted
.289 (52-180) as a pinch hitter and played five different defensive positions, as well as designated hitter, during his career.
• Attended the University of Arizona from 1984-1987...Started every game of his collegiate career for the Wildcats, setting
a record that would not be broken until 2001.
• Set the Wildcats career marks for most hits and walks while batting .345 and helping Arizona to the 1986 NCAA
Championship at the College World Series.
• Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1987 draft.

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER
YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

2006-2009
2010-

Arizona
METS

National
NATIONAL

MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR
TEAM
2000
Missoula (R)
2001
Missoula (R)
2002
El Paso (AA)
2004
Tucson (AAA)
2005
Tucson (AAA)
2006
Tucson (AAA)
Minor League Totals

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Pioneer
Pioneer
Texas
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast

W-L
44-32
52-24
76-62
74-70
68-76
91-53
405-317

PCT.
.579
.684
.551
.514
.472
.632
.561

POSITION
First
First
First
Second
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G AB
R
H 2B 3B
87 339 65 117 12
7
133 482 62 126 20
1
108 411 49 112 16
9
28
67
6 14
3
0
13 479 71 134 24
2
1
2
0
0
0
0
110 352 45 85 16
3
132 474 77 135 25
8
55 211 37 59 15
3
69 186 25 62
6
1
67 118 13 31
9
0
16
49
5 14
4
0
69 103 10 27
4
0
85
87
8 24
5
0
88 247 43 66 16
0
14
12
0
1
0
0
132 411 60 110 21
0
874 3455 514 958 169 33
319 563 62 158 27
1
14
12
0
1
0
0
333 575 62 159 27
1

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
7
65 0
7
4 33 26
3
3
11
65 5
3
3 64 31
8
3
2
34 5
2
1 35 55
3
2
0
4 1
2
0
1
6
0
0
3
40 7
7
1 68 57
6
6
0
2 0
2
0
0
1
0
0
1
37 5
5
0 47 22
3
3
1
53 4
6
0 73 45
3
3
1
24 3
1
0 21 13
2
1
3
27 2
1
6 18 17
2
1
1
11 1
2
1 16 14
0
2
0
2 0
0
0
7
5
0
1
2
18 0
0
0 11 20
0
0
1
16 0
1
0 10
6
0
0
2
30 4
2
2 58 26
3
3
0
0 0
0
0
2
4
0
0
8
66 4
3
0 62 37
1
3
36 416 37 36 11 468 317 32 28
7
78 4
8
7 56 64
2
3
0
0 0
0
0
2
4
0
0
7
78 4
8
7 58 68
2
3

E
10
23
10
1
13
0
10
9
11
4
3
0
0
0
3
0
7
96
8
0
8

PLAYER BIOS

AVG.
.345
.261
.273
.209
.280
.000
.241
.285
.280
.333
.263
.286
.262
.276
.267
.083
.268
.277
.281
.083
.277

CHIP HALE

TEAM
Kenosha (A)
Orlando (AA)
Portland (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
1990 Portland (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
1991 Portland (AAA)
1992 Portland (AAA)
1993 Portland (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
1994 MINNESOTA (AL)
1995 Salt Lake (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
1996 MINNESOTA (AL)
1997 Albuquerque (AAA)
LOS ANGELES (NL)
1998 Memphis (AAA)
Minor League Totals
American League Totals
National League Totals
Major League Totals
YEAR
1987
1988
1989

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

By Ruth Roberts & Bill Katz (1962)

Step right up and greet the Mets.

Bring your kiddies, bring your wife,

Guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Because the Mets are really sockin' the ball,
Knockin' those home runs over the wall.

East side,West side, everybody's coming down,
To meet the M-E-T-S Mets, of New York town.

Oh, the butcher and the baker and the
people on the streets,

Where did they go? To MEET THE METS!
Oh, they're hollerin' and cheerin' and
they're jumpin' in their seats,

Where did they go? To MEET THE METS!

All the fans are true to the orange and blue,
So hurry up and come on down -

'cause we've got ourselves a ball club,
The Mets of New York town!

Give 'em a yell! Give 'em a hand!

And let 'em know you're rootin' in the stands!
Come on and Meet the Mets, meet the Mets,
Step right up and greet the Mets.

Bring your kiddies, bring your wife,

Guaranteed to have the time of your life.

Because the Mets are really sockin' the ball,
Knockin' those home runs over the wall.

East side,West side, everybody's coming down,
To meet the M-E-T-S Mets,
Of New York town,

Of New York town!!!!!

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Meet the Mets, meet the Mets,

FRONT OFFICE

CHIP HALE

FRONT OFFICE
DAVE HUDGENS
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

DAVE HUDGENS

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 210

OPENING DAY AGE: 54
BIRTHPLACE: Oroville, CA

APPOINTED: December 13, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012

BATS: Left

HITTING
COACH

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THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: December 5, 1956
RESIDES: Scottsdale, AZ

FAMILY: Wife, Rita; Daughters, Heather (8/11/86), Tressa (9/3/90); Sons, Jordan
(7/13/83) and Rock (1/15/99)

• David Mark (Dave) Hudgens enters his first season as the Mets hitting coach...This year marks his 33rd season overall in
professional baseball.
• Spent the previous five years as the Cleveland Indians’ Field Coordinator...Ensured that all coordinators and field staff were
developing players based on each player’s individual strengths and limitations, and that the staff was using effective
methods of instruction and learning.
• Managed Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League this past winter...The club finished 35-28.
• Was the Oakland Athletics hitting coach in 1999 and again from 2003-2005.
• Served as the Assistant Director of Player Development for Oakland from 1996-1998 and from 2000-2002.
• Managed four years in Oakland’s minor league system from 1985-1988, including three years at Medford (A) of the
Northwest League...Led Pocatello (R) of the Pioneer League in 1985...Lost in the League finals in 1988 with Medford...Went
144-151 (.488) as a manager.
• Played six minor league seasons with the Athletics and Indians and appeared in six games with Oakland in 1983.
• Was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the January, 1975 draft and by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th round of
the June, 1977 draft, but did not sign either time as he attended Arizona State University.
• Appeared in two College World Series during his four years with the Sun Devils...Batted .313 with 16 home runs and 135
RBI at ASU.

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER
YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

1999
2003-2005

Oakland
Oakland

American
American

MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR
TEAM
1985
Pocatello (R)
1986
Medford (A)
1987
Medford (A)
1988
Medford (A)
Minor League Totals

LEAGUE
Pioneer
Northwest
Northwest
Northwest

W-L
24-45
43-31
31-45
46-30
144-151

PCT.
.348
.581
.408
.605
.488

POSITION
Third
Second
Third
First

PLAYING CAREER
YEAR
1979
1980
1981

TEAM
Waterloo (A)
Chattanooga (AA)
San Jose (A)
West Haven (A)
1982 Modesto (A)
1983 Tacoma (AAA)
OAKLAND (AL)
1984 Albany-Colonie (AA)
Tacoma (AAA)
Minor League Totals
Major League Totals

AVG.
.291
.210
.260
.184
.301
.279
.143
.290
.217
.264
.143

G AB
R
127 422 87
113 376 31
59 208 28
42 114 10
132 495 75
125 416 59
6
7
0
30 100 16
44 129 14
672 2200 320
6
7
0

H 2B 3B
123 34
2
79
9
4
54
6
2
21
6
1
131 27
5
116 23
2
1
0
0
29
8
2
28
9
0
581 122 18
1
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
26
85 0
0
0 78 97 18
7
8
49 2
3
3 24 63
4
1
5
28 1
5
4 19 56
3
1
4
12 1
0
1 10 31
0
3
24
82 0
5
5 50 80
7
8
21
72 1
4
2 43 83
8
4
0
0 0
0
0
0
3
0
0
3
12 0
2
1 10 24
0
1
1
14 0
0
2 25 36
1
1
92 354 6 25 21 259 470 41 26
0
0 0
0
0
0
3
0
0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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7
0
9
2
1
3
0
2
2
27
0

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 175

OPENING DAY AGE: 54
BIRTHPLACE: Highland, IL

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 4, 1956
RESIDES: Maryville, IL

YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

2008

METS

NATIONAL

MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
Totals

TEAM
Sullivan Mountain Lions
Elmira Pioneers
Piedmont (A)
Piedmont (A)
Piedmont (A)
Clearwater (A)
Capital City (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Norfolk (AAA)
Norfolk (AAA)
New Orleans (AAA)
New Orleans (AAA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Buffalo (AAA)

LEAGUE
Northeast (Ind.)
Northeast (Ind.)
South Atlantic
South Atlantic
South Atlantic
Florida State
South Atlantic
Florida State
Eastern
International
International
Pacific Coast
Pacific Coast
International
International

W-L
23-43
34-45
70-72
76-65
69-71
64-71
62-73
77-62
76-66
79-65
57-84
75-69
36-36
56-87
76-68
873-889

PCT.
.348
.430
.493
.539
.493
.474
.459
.554
.535
.549
.404
.521
.500
.392
.528
.495

POSITION
Fifth
Fourth
Fourth
Third
Fourth
Ninth
Sixth
First
Second
First
Third
First
Third
Sixth
Second

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PLAYER BIOS

• Kenneth Ray (Ken) Oberkfell was appointed the New York Mets bench coach on December 13, 2010...Had previously
served as the Mets first base coach from June 17, 2008 until the end of the year.
• Managed for six seasons at the Triple-A level (379-409, .481) in the Mets farm system, the last two for Buffalo (AAA) of
the International League.
• In 2010, the Bisons compiled a 76-68 (.528) record, a 20-win improvement over 2009 when Buffalo went 56-87....In 2009,
he was also named a coach for the International League All-Star team.
• Spent 16 years in the major leagues with the St. Louis Cardinals (1977-1984), Atlanta Braves (1984-1988), Pittsburgh Pirates
(1988-1989), San Francisco Giants (1989), Houston Astros (1990-1991) and California Angels (1992).
• Was a member of the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the 1989 National League Champion San Francisco Giants.
• Led all National League second basemen in fielding percentage in 1979 and third basemen in 1982 and 1983.
• Managed Escogido to the 2009-2010 Dominican League Championship and the Caribbean World Series title...Also
managed Escogido this winter, leading the club to 27-22 record.
• Began the 2008 season as the manager of the Mets’ New Orleans (AAA) farm team of the Pacific Coast League.
• In 2007, led New Orleans to a 75-69 record and the PCL’s Southern Division crown....New Orleans turned back Nashville
in the first round of the playoffs but fell to Sacramento in the Championship round.
• Was the manager of New York’s Norfolk (AAA) affiliate of the International League in 2005 and 2006...In 2005, Norfolk
fashioned a 79-65 record and the first-half South Division championship.
• In 2004, he was the manager of the Mets’ Binghamton (AA) team of the Eastern League...His club compiled a 76-66 record.
• Guided the St. Lucie (A) Mets to the Florida State League Championship in his second season at the helm.
• In 2001, he managed the Mets’ Capital City Bombers (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Worked for the Phillies minor league department from 1997-2000.
• Managed the Phillies’ Clearwater (A) team of the Florida State League in 2000 and the Phillies’ Piedmont (A) team in the
South Atlantic League from 1997-1999.
• Also managed in the Independent League for the Elmira Pioneers of the Northeast League in 1996 and the Sullivan
Mountain Lions of the Northeast League in 1995.
• Played one year of baseball at Belleville Area Junior College in Texas.

KEN OBERKFELL

APPOINTED: December 13, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

BATS: Left

BENCH
COACH

FRONT OFFICE

KEN OBERKFELL

FRONT OFFICE
KEN OBERKFELL
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

KEN OBERKFELL

PLAYING CAREER
CLUB
Johnson City (R)
St. Peters (A)
1976 Arkansas (AA)
1977 New Orleans (AAA)
ST. LOUIS (NL)
1978 Springfield (AAA)
ST. LOUIS (NL)
1979 ST. LOUIS (NL)
1980 ST. LOUIS (NL)
1981 ST. LOUIS (NL)
1982 ST. LOUIS (NL)
1983 ST. LOUIS (NL)
1984 ST. LOUIS (NL)
ATLANTA (NL)
1985 ATLANTA (NL)
1986 ATLANTA (NL)
1987 ATLANTA (NL)
1988 ATLANTA (NL)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
1989 SAN FRANCISCO (NL)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
1990 HOUSTON (NL)
1991 HOUSTON (NL)
1992 Edmonton (AAA)
CALIFORNIA (AL)
Minor League Totals
American League Totals
National League Totals
Major League Totals

AVG.
.352
.351
.287
.251
.111
.285
.120
.301
.303
.293
.289
.293
.309
.233
.272
.270
.280
.277
.222
.319
.125
.207
.229
.282
.264
.284
.264
.278
.278

YEAR
1975

G
17
41
128
120
9
64
24
135
116
102
137
151
50
50
134
151
135
120
20
83
14
77
53
61
41
431
41
1561
1602

AB
54
134
456
418
9
242
50
369
422
376
470
488
152
172
412
503
508
422
54
116
40
150
70
202
91
1506
91
4783
4874

R
15
14
64
67
0
41
7
53
58
43
55
62
17
21
30
62
59
42
7
17
2
10
7
33
6
234
6
552
558

H
19
47
131
105
1
69
6
111
128
110
136
143
47
40
112
136
142
117
12
37
5
31
16
57
24
428
24
1330
1354

2B
3
6
19
18
0
13
1
19
27
12
22
26
11
8
19
24
29
20
2
5
1
6
4
14
1
73
1
236
237

3B
0
1
2
5
0
4
0
5
6
6
5
5
1
1
4
3
2
4
0
1
0
1
0
2
0
14
0
44
44

HR
1
0
3
4
0
6
0
1
3
2
2
3
0
1
3
5
3
3
0
2
0
1
0
1
0
15
0
29
29

RBI
8
22
47
32
1
38
0
35
46
45
34
38
11
10
35
48
48
40
2
15
2
12
14
34
10
181
10
436
446

BB
15
21
61
56
0
27
3
57
51
37
40
61
16
15
51
83
48
32
5
8
2
15
14
32
8
212
8
538
546

SO
7
12
45
30
3
21
1
35
23
28
31
27
10
17
38
40
29
28
6
8
2
17
8
18
5
133
5
351
356

SB
3
1
2
19
0
6
0
4
4
13
11
12
1
1
1
7
3
4
0
0
0
1
0
2
0
33
0
62
62

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
1982 St. Louis/Atlanta
1989 SF/Chicago (NL)
LCS Totals

AVG.
.200
.000
.158

G
3
3
6

AB
15
4
19

R
1
0
1

H
3
0
3

2B
0
0
0

3B
0
0
0

HR
0
0
0

RBI
2
0
2

BB
0
0
0

SO
0
0
0

SB
0
0
0

AVG.
.292
.333
.300

G
7
4
11

AB
24
6
30

R
4
1
5

H
7
2
9

2B
1
0
1

3B
0
0
0

HR
0
0
0

RBI
1
0
1

BB
2
3
5

SO
1
0
1

SB
2
0
2

WORLD SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
1982 St. Louis/Milwaukee
1989 SF/Oakland
World Series Totals

METS MILESTONE WINS
1

April 23, 1962

Won 9-0 at Pittsburgh

500

April 19, 1970

Won 10-2 vs. Philadelphia

100

1000

1500

2000

2500

3000

3500

56

May 15, 1964

May 22, 1976
April 6, 1984
May 2, 1989

April 14, 1996

September 3, 2001
April 4, 2008

Won 4-2 at San Francisco
Won 4-1 at Montreal
Won 8-1 at Houston
Won 7-1 at Atlanta

Won 10-4 at Colorado

Won 10-7 at Philadelphia

Won 4-3 (12 innings) vs. Philadelphia

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HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 200

OPENING DAY AGE: 58
BIRTHPLACE: Omaha, NE

APPOINTED: June 17,2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

BATS: Switch

PITCHING
COACH

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THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: December 1, 1952
RESIDES: Portland, OR

TEAM

LEAGUE

1991-1992
1996-1997
1999-2002
2006-2007
2008-

Seattle
San Diego
Detroit
Los Angeles
METS

American
National
American
National
NATIONAL

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YEAR

PLAYER BIOS

• Daniel Dean (Dan) Warthen was named New York’s pitching coach on June 17, 2008.
• Returned to the Mets organization in 2008 and began the year as the pitching coach for New Orleans (AAA) of the
Pacific Coast League.
• From 2006-2007, he was the bullpen coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
• Was a coach in the Mets minor league system from 2003-2005...In 2004 and 2005, he served as the pitching coach for
Norfolk (AAA) of the International League...In 2003, he was the pitching coach for the Florida State League Champion St.
Lucie (A) Mets.
• In addition to the Mets and Dodgers, was a coach with three other major league teams...Was the pitching coach for
Detroit from 1999-2002 and for the Padres in 1996 and 1997...For Seattle, served as the bullpen coach in 1991 and the
pitching coach in 1992.
• Became the Padres minor league pitching instructor in 1993...Joined Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League in 1994,
and returned to his roving duties in 1995 before moving to the major league club.
• Returned to professional baseball as the Phillies roving minor league pitching instructor in 1984...Continued in that role
through the 1986 season, then served as a pitching coach in Seattle’s minor league system from 1987-1990.
• Was in private business in 1983.
• Was a player/coach in the Pirates organization in 1981 and 1982.
• Pitched in the major leagues from 1975-1978 with the Montreal Expos, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros...Combined
to go 12-21 with a 4.31 ERA in 83 games, 41 starts...Made his major league debut as a 22-year-old on May 18, 1975 with
the Expos, pitching a scoreless inning against Cincinnati.
• Picked up his first major league victory on May 31, 1975 vs. San Francisco...Collected his first win as a starting pitcher on
July 31, 1975, holding the Phillies to two runs over 6.0 innings in a 7-4 triumph.
• Was selected in the second round of the 1971 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos.

DAN WARTHEN

FAMILY: Wife, Andrea; Daughter, Britt (8/12/96)

FRONT OFFICE

DAN WARTHEN

FRONT OFFICE
MOOKIE WILSON
PLAYER BIOS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

MOOKIE WILSON

HEIGHT: 5-9

WEIGHT: 180

OPENING DAY AGE: 55
BIRTHPLACE: Bamberg, SC

APPOINTED: December 13, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

BATS: Right

FIRST BASE
COACH

53

THROWS: Switch

BIRTHDATE: February 9, 1956
RESIDES: Eastover, SC

FAMILY: Wife, Rosa; Son, Preston (7/19/74); Daughters, Adesina (11/17/84),
Ernestine (10/16/85). Lotesha Davis (5/24/81)

• William Hayward (Mookie) Wilson begins his second tour of duty as the NewYork Mets first base and outfield coach...Served
in that position for the first time from 1997-2002.
• Was the Mets minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator in 2010 after spending the previous four years in
private business.
• In 2005, he managed the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets Class-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League.
• Managed Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League in 2003 and 2004.
• Inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 1996 and was voted a member of the Mets’ 40th Anniversary Team in 2002.
• Returned to the Mets organization on December 23, 1993 as a member of the Community Outreach Department and a
roving minor league instructor...Served in that role until being named the club’s first base coach on October 17, 1996.
• In the spring of 1996, he was a baserunning and outfield instructor in the Mets’ minor league camp.
• Was a Mets outfielder from 1980-1989 and ranks among the club’s all-time leaders in stolen bases, triples, total bases,
extra-base hits, games, at-bats, runs and hits.
• Best remembered for perhaps the most memorable at-bat in franchise history, dodging a two-out, two-strike, wild pitch from
Boston pitcher Bob Stanley in the 10th inning of Game Six of the 1986 World Series that enabled Kevin Mitchell to score
the tying run...Then hit a ground ball that trickled under first baseman Bill Buckner’s glove, allowing Ray Knight to score the
winning run and force a Game Seven that the Mets would win.
• Graduated from Spartanburg (SC) Junior College with a B. A. Degree in Liberal Arts and attended the University of South
Carolina for two years, majoring in Business Administration...Graduated from Mercy College (NY) on May 26, 1996.
• A brother, John, played in the Detroit Tigers farm system, while another brother, Phil, was in the Minnesota Twins’ farm
system...His son, Preston, played in the majors from 1998-2007, including eight games with the Mets in 1998.
• Was the club’s second selection in the June, 1977 Free Agent Draft.

MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING CAREER
YEAR

TEAM

LEAGUE

1997-2002

METS

NATIONAL

MANAGERIAL RECORD
YEAR
TEAM
2003
Kingsport (R)
2004
Kingsport (R)
2005
Brooklyn (A)
Minor League Totals

LEAGUE
Appalachian
Appalachian
New York-Penn

W-L
25-39
32-36
40-36
97-111

PCT.
.391
.471
.526
.466

POSITION
Fifth
Fourth
Third

METS ON HOLIDAYS

Easter ....................................................................12-19
Memorial Day ......................................................21-28
Mother’s Day........................................................26-26
Father’s Day..........................................................26-30
Independence Day ..............................................27-32
Labor Day ............................................................23-31

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G
68
132
141
132
27
92
159
152
154
93
9
123
124
112
80
54
147
86
482
287
1116
1403

AB
245
497
529
515
105
328
639
638
587
337
31
381
385
378
249
238
588
241
1817
1067
4027
5094

R
50
72
84
92
16
49
90
91
88
56
4
61
58
61
22
32
81
26
302
139
592
731

H 2B 3B
71 10
2
145 13 15
141 22 10
152 11 14
26
5
3
89
8
8
178 25
9
176 25
6
162 28 10
93 16
8
8
1
0
110 17
5
115 19
7
112 17
5
51 10
1
71
9
1
156 36
4
58 12
4
517 57 41
285 57
9
1112 170 62
1397 227 71

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
6
32 1
4
3 33 57 23
7
7
72 6
6
6 39 70 38
9
5
36 6
2
8 45 91 49 12
4
44 9
4
4 44 86 50 14
0
4 2
0
0 12 19
7
7
3
14 0
0
2 20 59 24 12
5
55 1
3
2 32 102 58 16
7
51 2
1
4 18 103 54 16
10
54 2
2
2 26 90 46
9
6
26 1
1
0 28 52 24
9
0
4 0
0
0
3
7
4
0
9
45 0
1
1 32 72 25
7
9
34 2
1
2 35 85 21
6
8
41 1
2
2 27 63 15
4
3
18 0
2
1 10 47
7
4
2
17 3
1
2
3 37 12
1
3
51 6
4
0 31 102 23
4
2
28 2
2
5
8 35 11
3
22 188 22 16 21 164 311 164 42
7
96 11
7
7 42 174 46
8
60 342 11 13 16 240 692 281 90
67 438 22 20 23 282 866 327 98

E
9
7
7
7
2
4
5
7
4
8
0
5
8
5
4
1
3
2
30
6
52
58

PLAYER BIOS

AVG.
.290
.292
.267
.295
.248
.271
.279
.276
.276
.276
.258
.289
.299
.296
.205
.298
.265
.241
.285
.267
.276
.274

MOOKIE WILSON

TEAM
Wausau (A)
Jackson (AA)
Tidewater (AAA)
Tidewater (AAA)
METS
1981 METS
1982 METS
1983 METS
1984 METS
1985 METS
Tidewater (AAA)#
1986 METS
1987 METS
1988 METS
1989 METS
TORONTO (AL)
1990 TORONTO (AL)
1991 TORONTO (AL)
Minor League Totals
American League Totals
National League Totals
Major League Totals
YEAR
1977
1978
1979
1980

FRONT OFFICE

MOOKIE WILSON

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
G
6
4
5
3
18

AB
26
13
19
8
66

R
2
2
2
1
7

H
3
2
5
2
12

2B 3B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
1 0
0
0
0
1 0
0
0
0
2 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
4 0
0
0

BB
1
2
2
1
6

SO SB CS
7
1
0
2
0
1
2
1
0
3
1
0
14
3
1

E
0
0
0
0
0

G
7
7

AB
26
26

R
3
3

H
7
7

2B 3B
1
0
1
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
1
0
0 0
0
1

BB
1
1

SO SB CS
0
0
0
0
0
0

E
0
0

WORLD SERIES
YEAR TEAM
1986 METS/BOSTON
World Series Totals

AVG.
.269
.269

40TH ANNIVERSARY TEAM
In 2002, the Mets celebrated their 40th Anniversary by naming
the All-Amazin’ Team.This legendary group of Mets was voted on
by the fans.The team was introduced on August 17, 2002. Below
is the roster for the All-Amazin’ Team:
Keith Hernandez
Edgardo Alfonzo
Buddy Harrelson
Howard Johnson
Mike Piazza
Lenny Dykstra
Darryl Strawberry
Mookie Wilson
Tom Seaver
Jerry Koosman
Roger McDowell
John Franco
Ed Kranepool
Rusty Staub
Gil Hodges

1B
2B
SS
3B
C
OF
OF
OF
RHP
LHP
RHP
LHP
PH
PH
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YEAR TEAM
AVG.
1986 METS/HOUSTON
.115
1988 METS/LOS ANGELES .154
1989 Toronto/Oakland
.263
1991 Toronto/Minnesota
.250
LCS Totals
.182

HEIGHT: 5-10

SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

WEIGHT: 180

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: Stamford, CT

BATS: Right

BULLPEN
CATCHER

54

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1978
RESIDES: Stamford, CT

FAMILY: Single




David (Dave) Racaniello enters his 11th season as the Mets bullpen catcher.
Graduated from West Hill High School in Stamford, CT where he played baseball for coach Frank Donatucci.
Played baseball for two years at Norwalk Community College...His team won the Junior College World Championship.
Attended Central Connecticut College for one year.

PLAYER BIOS

RACANIELLO/CASTRO FRONT OFFICE

DAVE RACANIELLO

LILIANO CASTRO

HEIGHT: 5-10

WEIGHT: 180

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: Stamford, CT

BATTING
PRACTICE PITCHER

BATS: Right

60

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1978
RESIDES: Stamford, CT

FAMILY: Single





Enters his third year as the team’s batting practice pitcher...This season marks his 11th year in the organization.
Managed the Mets Dominican Summer League team from 2006-2008.
Served as a coach with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League from 2004-2005.
Was the first base coach for Escogido of the Dominican Winter League team from 2000-2001.
Was the Director of the Detroit Tigers baseball academy in the Dominican Republic and manager of their Summer League
team in 2000.
• Was a coach with Oneonta (A) of the New York-Penn League in 1999 and 2000.
• Played in the Tigers organization from 1985-1988.
• Castro, 45, and his wife, Rosanna have three children: Mailin Juliana (9/29/93), Wily Rafael (4/24/97) and Wilmi Steven
(9/18/01).

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MANNY ACOSTA
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MANNY ACOSTA

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 213

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Colon, Panama

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Switch

36

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 1, 1981
RESIDES: Colon, Panama

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 2 Years, 112 Days
SIGNED BY: Karl Heron (New York-AL)
HOW OBTAINED: Claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on March 30, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Eida; Sons, Aaliyah (10/23/05) and Axel (3/16/10); Daughter, Elida
(10/10/03)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on March 30.
• Had two stints with the Mets...Began the year with Buffalo (AAA) of the
International League and was recalled on April 21...Was optioned to Buffalo
on May 22 and recalled for a second and final time on July 23.
• Earned his first win with the Mets on April 24 vs. Atlanta with 1.2 scoreless
innings.
• Equaled his career-high with three wins...Also posted victories on August 3
at Atlanta and September 26 at Philadelphia...Also had three wins in 2008.
• Constructed a 3-0 record with a 1.38 ERA (four earned runs/26.0 innings)
against NL East opponents...Did not allow a run against the Phillies, Marlins
or Nationals.
• Held lefthanded batters to a .163 (7-43) mark.
• Surrendered a walk-off home run to Cincinnati’s Laynce Nix on May 3 in a
3-2, 11-inning loss.
• Notched his first save since May 20, 2008, with Atlanta vs. the Mets, on
August 18 at Houston with a scoreless 14th inning in a 3-2 win.
• Did not surrender a run in 18 of his first 21 outings and had 23 strikeouts
in his first 20.2 innings of work.
• Had a 8.1 scoreless innings streak from May 11-July 27.
• Allowed two grand slams: Melvin Mora on August 11th vs. Colorado and
Derrek Lee on September 19 vs. Atlanta...They were the only two he gave
up after May 3.
• Was five for eight in save opportunities with Buffalo...Retired 22 of 28 first
batters faced with the Bisons.

MANNY’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
3 games
5/8/08-5/26/08
LOSS STREAK
4 games
5/31/08-6/12/08
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
4 strikeouts
three times, last, 7/30/10 vs.Arizona
LONGEST OUTING
3.0 innings
two times, last, 10/3/10 vs.Washington
MOST WALKS, GAME
5 walks
4/30/08,Atlanta at Washington
SCORELESS STREAK
16.0 innings
7/1/08-5/27/09
LAST COMPLETE GAME
None
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
None
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
None

2009

• Split his season between Atlanta and Gwinnett (AAA) of the International
League...Appeared in 36 games in relief for the Braves, compiling a 4.34 ERA (18 earned runs/37.1 innings).
• Retired 26 of 36 first batters he faced with the Braves...Allowed only two of his first 14 inherited runners to score prior
to allowing two to score on September 18 vs. Philadelphia.
• Recalled from Gwinnett for the first time on May 22...Was optioned to Gwinnett on August 27 and recalled again on
September 6.
• Picked up his first win of the season on July 16 vs. the Mets...The victory was his first since May 26, 2008 vs. Arizona.
• Pitched a season high-setting 2.0 innings on June 8 vs. Pittsburgh with scoreless 11th and 12th innings...Tied it to more
times (June 25 and August 26).

2008

• Again split the season between Atlanta and Richmond (AAA) of the International League.
• Earned his first major league save on April 19 vs. the Dodgers...Finished second among NL rookies with three saves.
• After allowing four runs in his first outing of the season, had 10 scoreless outings (11.0 innings) before a loss on April
30 at Washington.
• Finished the year with eight scoreless outings, a span of 12.2 innings pitched from July 1-September 27.

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2007

• Played most of the season for Richmond (AAA) before being recalled by Atlanta on August 10.
• Made his big league debut on August 12 at Philadelphia and retired the side on just seven pitches...Struck out the first
batter he faced (off Aaron Rowand).
• Picked up his first major league win on September 23 with a scoreless inning of relief vs. Milwaukee.
• Named Richmond’s Pitcher of the Year...Tied for fourth in the system with 12 saves and nine wins.
• Led Richmond in wins and saves and did not allow a home run...Selected to the Triple-A All-Star Game.

2006

• Led all Braves minor leaguers with 51 appearances and finished second in the organization with a combined 21 saves
between Mississippi (AA) of the Southern League and Richmond (AAA) of the International League.
• Was 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA for Panama in the World Baseball Classic in March.

2005

• Ranked sixth among Braves minor leaguers with seven saves while pitching at Danville (R) of the Appalachian League
and Myrtle Beach (A) of the Carolina League.

2003
1998

• Made his professional debut with the Yankees’ Dominican Summer League team.

BACKGROUND

• Manuel Alcides (Manny) Molina Acosta resides in Colon, Panama.
• His brother Alberto was signed as a free agent by the Yankees in 1997 and is currently pitching for the Panama
National Team.

MANNY ACOSTA

• Went 2-0 with 10 strikeouts and a save, his first since 1998, with Myrtle Beach (A) of the Carolina League in August
after signing with the Braves on July 29...Was released on July 24 by the Yankees.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..............................................................................................................................................................................MANNY ACOSTA

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed by the New York Yankees as a non-drafted free agent on January 6, 1998.
Signed by the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent on July 29, 2003.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 7-August 23, 2008, with a strained left hamstring.
Claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on March 30, 2010.

YEAR
1998
1999
2000
2001

TEAM
DSL Yankees (R)
DSL Yankees (R)
GCL Yankees (R)
Tampa (A)
Greensboro (A)
2002 Staten Island (A)
Greensboro (A)
2003 Battle Creek (A)
Myrtle Beach (A)
2004 Myrtle Beach (A)
GCL Braves (R)
2005 Danville (R)
Myrtle Beach (A)
2006 Mississippi (AA)
Richmond (AAA)
2007 Richmond (AAA)
ATLANTA (NL)
2008 Richmond (AAA)
ATLANTA (AAA)
2009 Gwinnett (AAA)
ATLANTA (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals
Major League Totals

W-L ERA
G
0-1 16.43
9
4-2 3.16
8
4-2 3.47 12
0-1 7.71
2
5-2 1.51 10
2-1 4.11
3
2-5 6.40 13
0-8 6.64 15
2-0 6.39
8
4-0 4.24 11
0-0 3.38
2
0-0 3.00
3
2-2 4.43 18
0-0 2.35 13
1-6 3.63 38
9-3 2.26 40
1-1 2.28 21
0-0 0.00
4
3-5 3.57 46
1-3 2.63 18
1-1 4.34 36
2-3 3.47 28
3-2 2.95 41
38-39 4.01 255
8-9

3.40 144

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
4 0
0
10 0
0
2 0
0
10 1
1
3 0
0
10 0
0
11 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
2 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
3 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
55 1
1
0

0

0

SV
IP
1
7.2
0 31.1
0 62.1
0
7.0
0 65.2
0 15.1
0 52.0
0 61.0
1 12.2
0 23.1
0
2.2
0
6.0
7 22.1
4 15.1
17 44.2
12 59.2
0 23.2
0
3.2
3 53.0
2 27.1
0 37.1
5 36.1
1 39.2
49 556.1

H
20
27
64
7
37
20
65
80
19
20
5
3
22
7
38
46
13
4
48
21
45
28
30
533

R
15
13
28
7
14
9
47
58
14
12
2
2
12
4
19
18
6
0
25
8
19
14
13
296

ER
14
11
24
6
11
7
37
45
9
11
1
2
11
4
18
15
6
0
21
8
18
14
13
248

4 153.2

136

63

58

HR HB
3 0
1 1
3 0
1 0
2 2
0 0
4 1
3 3
1 0
1 1
0 0
0 0
1 2
1 1
4 5
0 0
2 0
0 0
7 1
4 0
4 2
4 1
4 0
33 17
17

3

BB
10
18
21
6
37
8
44
29
11
11
2
1
9
15
32
35
14
2
26
13
19
15
18
319
77

SO WP BK
5 0 0
38 2 0
46 1 0
8 4 0
67 7 2
12 4 0
35 5 0
45 4 0
10 1 0
21 3 0
2 1 0
8 2 0
18 3 0
13 0 0
44 0 0
56 1 3
22 1 0
4 0 0
31 5 0
25 2 0
32 3 0
36 2 0
42 3 0
493 42 5
127 12

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Panama
WBC Totals

ERA
5.06
5.06

G
2
2

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
0

IP
5.1
5.1

H
4
4

R
3
3

ER
3
3

HR HB
1 1
1 1

BB
2
2

SO WP BK
3 0 0
3 0 0

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
AVG
G
--- 41
.000 144

AB
0
6

R
0
0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
1

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0
--- --4
0 0 .000 .143

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
144

PO
13

A
32

E
3

PCT
.938

TC
48

DP
6

THE BIG INNING

The biggest inning in Mets history? The Mets scored 11 runs in the sixth inning at Wrigley Field on July 16, 2006. New
York set a franchise record and tied a major league record with two grand slams in that inning (Cliff Floyd and Carlos
Beltran).
11-RUN INNING
THE LINESCORE:
NEW YORK
Chicago

1
0
2

2
0
3

3
0
0

4
1
0

5 6
1 11
0 0

7
0
2

8
0
0

9
0
0

R
13
7

H
14
15

E
0
2

O. Hernandez, Oliver (3), Feliciano (5), Bradford (6), Heilman (7), Bell (8), Sanchez (9) and Castro; Marshall, Novoa (6),
Ohman (6), Rusch (8) and Barrett.W-Feliciano (3-2). L-Marshall (5-8). HR-NewYork-Woodward, Floyd-2, Beltran,Wright.
Chicago-Marshall, Nevin.

SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

W-L
0-1
0-1

YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

MANNTY ACOSTA

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

MANNY ACOSTA ............................................................................................................................................................................

The inning started with Chris Woodward flying out to center.The next three batters reached before Cliff Floyd slugged
the team’s first grand slam of the inning that gave New York a 6-5 lead. Six batters later Carlos Beltran connected on
NewYork’s second slam of the inning.The frame featured eight hits and two Chicago errors.The Mets sent a club record
16 batters to the plate in that inning.

10-RUN INNINGS
The Mets scored 10 runs in the bottom of the eighth inning against the Atlanta Braves on June 30, 2000 to tie the
10-run bombardment that they unleashed against the Cincinnati Reds in the sixth inning at Shea on June 12, 1979.
THE LINESCORE:
Cincinnati
NEW YORK

1
0
2

2
0
0

3
0
0

4
0
0

5 6
0 5
0 10

7
0
0

8
1
0

9
0
X

R
6
12

H
9
12

E
2
0

Bonham, Sarmiento (6),Tomlin (6), Borbon (8) and Correll; Falcone, Scott (6), Murray (7) and Stearns.W-Murray (4-5).
L-Sarmiento (0-2). HR-Cincinnati-Foster. New York-Flynn.
The inning featured five hits and two Reds’ errors as the Mets victimized three Cincinnati pitchers (Bill Bonham, Manny
Sarmiento, and Dave Tomlin) during the record assault. Key hits during the inning were Frank Taveras’ two-run double,
Richie Hebner’s two-run single and Doug Flynn’s three-run, inside-the-park home run. The Mets went into the inning
trailing 5-2 and came out with a 12-5 lead.

THE LINESCORE:
Atlanta
NEW YORK

1
1
0

2
0
0

3
3
0

4
0
0

5
0
0

6
0
0

7 8
1 3
1 10

9
0
0

R
8
11

H
11
12

E
1
2

Millwood,Wengert (8), Ligtenberg (8), Mulholland (8) and Lopez. Hampton, Cammack (8), Benitez (9) and Piazza.
W-Benitez (2-3). L-Mulholland (6-7). HR-Atlanta-Jordan. New York-Piazza.

This 10-run outburst featured six hits, four walks and one Braves’ error and three Braves pitchers (Don Wengert, Kerry
Ligtenberg and Terry Mulholland). Key hits included Edgardo Alfonzo’s two-run single,Todd Zeile’s RBI single and Mike
Piazza’s 342-foot home run to put the Mets up for good.The Mets went into the inning trailing 8-1, and came out on
top with an 11-8 lead.

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0
3

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 203

OPENING DAY AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Laurinburg, NC

INFIELDER
BATS: Left

4

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: August 30, 1980
RESIDES: Salisburg, NC

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 2 Years, 55 Days
SIGNED BY: Charles Aliano (Toronto)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on December 22, 2009
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Appeared in eight games withToronto after his contract was selected from
LasVegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 21...Singled as a pinchhitter that day at Washington in his first at-bat.
• Designated for assignment on July 3, cleared waivers three days later and
elected free agency.
• Spent the remainder of the season with Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
League in San Diego’s organization.
• Had six hits in 11 at-bats over a two-game span from August 19-August 21.

2008

• Spent the entire season with Syracuse (AAA) of the International League.
• Led the Chiefs in both home runs and RBI.
• Appeared in 42 games at second base, 45 in rightfield, 26 in leftfield, one
game at third base and 11 as the designated hitter.
• Had a season-high 16-game hit streak from July 31-August 17, batting .443
(27-61) with four home runs and 12 RBI over that span.

2007

• Started the year with Syracuse (AAA) before being recalled byToronto on
August 17.
• With the Blue Jays, started 14 games at third base and two at second base.
• Hit his first career grand slam on September 19 vs. Boston in the eighth
inning off Jonathan Papelbon...The previous night, he collected a gamewinning two-run, bases-loaded double off Boston’s Eric Gagne.

HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home runs
2 times, last, 8/2/05,Toronto at Chicago (AL)
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
2 multi-home run games
2, two home run games
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
1 leadoff home run
9/20/04,Toronto at New York (AL)
(Javier Vazquez)
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
1 pinch-hit home run
9/29/04,Toronto at Baltimore
(Jason Grimsley)
RBI, GAME
5 RBI
2 times, last, 9/19/07,Toronto vs. Boston
STOLEN BASES, GAME
1 stolen base
15 times, last, 9/30/07,Toronto vs.Tampa Bay
HITTING STREAK
11 games
7/17/05-8/2/05
GRAND SLAMS
1 grand slam
9/19/07,Toronto vs. Boston
(Jonathan Papelbon)

2006



Began the season with Toronto and made 30 starts at shortstop.
Optioned to Syracuse (AAA) of the International League on May 24.
Recalled by Toronto on June 12.
Optioned to Syracuse a second time on July 28, and was recalled again by the Blue Jays on August 28.

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2009

RUSS’ BESTS
HITS, GAME
3 hits
7 times, last, 6/18/06,Toronto at Florida

RUSS ADAMS

• Spent the entire season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and
finished first on the team in doubles and extra-base hits (46), and tied for
first in RBI and runs scored...Also finished second in games played, multi-hit
games (27) and walks, and fourth in home runs and hits.
• Played primarily second base over the first two months of the season, but
saw some action in the outfield during the final three months...Made a total
of 21 starts in the outfield (four in leftfield, 17 in rightfield).
• Hit .095 (7-74) against lefthanders...Hit .304 (94-309) with 42 of his 46
extra-base hits against righthanded pitching.
• Went 36-119 (.303) after the All-Star break...Hit 14 home runs in his final
69 games.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

RUSS ADAMS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

RUSS ADAMS ..................................................................................................................................................................................

2005

• In his first full season in the major leagues, ranked in the top five among AL rookies in RBI (third), multi-hit games (tied
for third), runs scored (third), hits (fourth), total bases (fifth, 184), doubles (fifth), triples (tied for third), stolen bases
(fourth), walks (second) and extra-base hits (fourth, 40).
• Had three hits, including two home runs, drove in two runs and scored three times on May 7 vs. Chicago (AL)...
Collected a career-high 10 total bases in that game...Also had two home runs on August 8 at Chicago (AL).
• Hit safely in a career-high 11 consecutive games, including seven multi-hit efforts, from July 17-August 2.

2004

• Had his contract purchased on September 3 and made his major league debut that night vs. Oakland...Singled as a pinchhitter off Octavio Dotel for his first major league hit.
• Made his first major league start on September 5 vs. Oakland at shortstop...Hit his first major league home run in that
game (off Justin Duchscherer).
• Selected to participate in the All-Star Futures Game but could not take part due to an injury.

2003

• Named to the Florida State League (A) All-Star team.

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RUSS ADAMS

2002



Made his professional debut with Auburn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
Led the team in batting average, slugging percentage and on-base percentage.
Was named to the NYPL postseason All-Star team.
Was promoted to Dunedin (A) of the Florida State League on July 20.

BACKGROUND

• Russ Moore Adams graduated from Scotland High School in Laurinburg, NC...Played baseball, football, basketball and
golf.
• Named All-State and All-Conference as a senior in baseball...Was also named Conference Player of the Year his
senior year after hitting .498.
• Was a two-time All-Conference and All-State selection as both a golfer and quarterback...Led the conference in
passing yards his junior and senior years...Was an honor roll student and named a Pepsi Scholar Athlete.
• Attended the University of North Carolina...Was a First Team All-ACC second baseman in 2001...Was the cocaptain as a senior...Batted .344 with eight home runs, 115 RBI and 97 walks in 170 career college games.
• Named Top Professional Prospect of the Cape Cod League and the MVP of the 2001 Cape Cod League All-Star
Game.
• Older brother, Frank, is a professional golfer...Younger brother, Stewart, was a linebacker at Appalachian State.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS




6

Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (14th overall) of the June 2002 First-Year Player Draft.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 3-July 14, 2004, with a strained oblique muscle.
Signed by the San Diego Padres as a free agent on July 9, 2009.
Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on December 22, 2009.

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YEAR TEAM
2002 Auburn (A)
Dunedin (A)
2003 Dunedin (A)
New Haven (AA)
2004 Syracuse (AAA)
TORONTO (AL)
2005 TORONTO (AL)
2006 Syracuse (AAA)
TORONTO (AL)
2007 Syracuse (AAA)
TORONTO (AL)
2008 Syracuse (AAA)
2009 Las Vegas (AAA)
TORONTO (AL)
Portland (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

AVG
.354
.231
.279
.277
.288
.306
.256
.311
.219
.262
.233
.259
.319
.200
.267
.264
.277

G AB
R
30 113 25
37 147 23
68 258 50
65 271 42
122 483 58
22
72 10
139 481 68
42 161 21
90 251 31
113 431 62
27
60 14
127 429 63
24
72 15
8
20
2
36 135 16
108 383 58
664 2500 375

Major League Totals

.247 286

H 2B 3B
40
7
3
34
4
2
72
9
5
75 10
4
139 37
3
22
2
1
123 27
5
50
9
3
55 14
1
113 23
2
14
3
0
111 19
2
23
7
2
4
0
0
36
7
1
101 28
2
693 132 27

884 125 218

46

7

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
0
16 1
2
1 24 11 13 1
1
12 1
1
2 18 17
5 2
3
16 5
3
6 38 27
9 2
4
26 4
0
0 30 37
8 1
5
54 2
5
5 45 62
6 2
4
10 0
0
1
5
5
1 0
8
63 3
8
3 50 57 11 2
0
15 0
1
0 17 23
3 2
3
28 3
3
1 22 41
1 2
11
54 6
1
5 41 57
3 3
2
12 2
0
0
7 14
2 1
15
63 1
6
3 54 91 11 2
1
9 0
2
1
5 17
0 0
0
0 0
0
0
1
1
0 0
1
12 1
1
0 14 16
2 2
16
58 2
3
4 37 68
4 2
41 277 21 22 23 286 358 60 17

SLG
.469
.306
.388
.387
.408
.528
.383
.404
.319
.401
.383
.417
.514
.200
.356
.473
.401

17

.372 .313 46

113

8

11

5

85 118

15

5

OBP E
.464 5
.321 9
.380 19
.349 16
.351 33
.359 5
.325 26
.374 9
.282 12
.333 18
.313 3
.341 12
.363 4
.238 0
.333 5
.333 9
.354 130

RUSS ADAMS

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
2B
52
SS 189
3B
16
LF
5

PO
63
241
6
1

A
101
461
11
0

E
2
41
3
0

PCT
.988
.946
.850
1.000

TC
166
763
20
1

DP
18
95
0
0

(HIGHEST FIELDING AVERAGE, 100+ GAMES, SEASON)

2B
SS
3B
OF
C
P

PLAYER
Dave Magadan
Ed Kranepool
Rico Brogna
Ken Boswell
Rey Ordoñez
Robin Ventura
Len Dykstra
Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza
Tom Glavine

YEAR
1990
1971
1995
1970
1999
1999
1988
2000
2005
2005

G
113
108
131
101
154
160
112
124
101
33

PO
830
786
1112
204
220
123
270
862
617
12

A
71
61
93
244
416
320
3
38
40
43

E
2
2
3
2
4
9
1
3
2
0

PCT.
.998
.998
.998
.996
.994
.980
.996
.997
.997
1.000

(Pitchers based on most chances accepted)

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POS
1B

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................RUSS ADAMS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MANNY ALVAREZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

MANNY ALVAREZ

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 217

OPENING DAY AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Caracas,VZ

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

67

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: December 18, 1985
RESIDES: Caracas,VZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Ismael Cruz (Montreal)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on May 14, 2007
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Pitched for three different minor league teams: St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
• Began the season with St. Lucie and was promoted to Binghamton on May 20...Was with Binghamton until he joined
Buffalo on July 1...Was sent back to Binghamton on July 21...Rejoined the Bisons again on September 3.
• For the season, was 6-4 with a 2.17 ERA (19 earned runs/78.2 innings) and converted 17 of 21 save opportunities
(81 percent)...Batters hit .199 (55-277) against him for the year...Allowed only 55 hits and 12 walks in 78.2 innings.
• In 18 games with St. Lucie, he allowed only two unearned runs and 12 hits in 25.2 innings with four walks and 24
strikeouts...Opponents only hit .148 (12-81) against him.
• With St. Lucie, he recorded either a victory or a save in eight straight decisions from April 10-April 27 (two wins, six
saves).
• Struck out a season-high five in 2.0 innings vs. Palm Beach on April 20.
• Went 3.0 innings vs. Fort Myers on April 30...Worked 2.0 innings six other times.
• Threw 4.0 scoreless innings in his four outings with Binghamton to run his streak to 29.2 innings without giving up an
earned run.
• Did not give up a run in 12 straight appearances from June 13-July 27 (17.0 innings)...Only allowed six hits during that
stretch with 19 strikeouts...Retired 23 consecutive hitters from June 13-June 24.
• Struck out five in 2.0 innings vs. New Britain on June 24.

2009

• Appeared in a career-best 35 games with nine saves in 13 chances.

2008

• Converted to a relief pitcher with Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian League.

2007

• In his first year in the organization, worked as a starter for the Venezuelan Summer League Mets...Made a career-high
11 starts.

2006

• Pitched in late relief for the Gulf Coast League (R) Nationals.

BACKGROUND

• Manuel Alejandro Alvarez (Manny) enjoys fishing, playing paintball and off-road biking.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the Montreal Expos as a non-drafted free agent on September 20, 2004.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on May 14, 2007.

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YEAR
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

TEAM
DSL Expos (R)

GCL Nationals (R)
VSL Mets (R)
Kingsport (R)
St. Lucie (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

W-L
3-1
2-3
1-4
0-4
4-3
3-1
3-1
0-2
16-19

ERA
2.48

G
7

2.79 14
4.29 13
6.59 17
5.09 35
0.00 18
2.87 34
6.00
4
3.69 142

GS CG SHO SV
IP
H
6 0
0
0 32.2
30
INJURED- DID NOT PLAY
0 0
0
0 19.1
14
11 0
0
0 56.2
56
0 0
0
3 27.1
43
0 0
0
9 46.0
58
0 0
0
9 25.2
12
0 0
0
8 47.0
35
0 0
0
0
6.0
8
17 0
0 29 260.2 256

R
11

ER
9

7
38
27
33
2
17
4
139

6
27
20
26
0
15
4
107

HR HB
0 5

BB
8

1
1
4
4
0
5
1
16

8
25
6
24
4
6
2
83

0
6
1
4
2
2
0
20

SO WP BK
21 2 0
15 1
42 8
14 3
32 1
24 1
57 2
3 1
208 19

0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

RUNS

24 or more23 or more212019181716-

LAST TIME METS SCORED

August 16, 1987 at Chicago
August 7, 1971 at Atlanta
June 12, 1990 at Chicago
September 5, 2010 at Chicago - NL
July 8, 2006 vs. Florida (G2)
April 19, 2005 vs. Philadelphia
June 27, 2008 at New York - AL (G1)
June 22, 2010 vs. Detroit
September 10, 2008 at Washington

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HITS

June 11, 1985 at Philadelphia (27 innings)
May 26, 1991 vs. St. Louis (23 innings)
July 26, 2008 vs. St. Louis (14 innings)
July 4, 2007 at Colorado
May 31, 2010 at San Diego
July 19, 2010 at Arizona
June 30, 2010 at Florida
September 29, 2010 vs. Milwaukee

HITS

July 4, 1985 at Atlanta (19 innings)
April 29, 2000 at Colorado
July 16, 1984 at Houston
September 5, 2010 at Chicago - NL
August 24, 2005 at Arizona
September 29, 2007 vs. Florida
June 13, 2010 at Baltimore
August 27, 2009 at Florida
June 22, 2010 vs. Detroit

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RUNS

June 11, 1985 at Philadelphia
July 26, 2004 at Montreal
May 31, 2010 at San Diego
July 4, 2007 at Colorado
September 11, 2006 at Florida
August 19, 2009 vs.Atlanta
August 1, 2010 vs.Arizona

MANNY ALVAREZ

26191817161514-

LAST TIME METS ALLOWED

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

.............................................................................................................................................................................MANNY ALVAREZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JASON BAY
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JASON BAY

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 211

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: Trail B.C., Canada

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Right

44

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: September 20, 1978
RESIDES: Kirkland,WA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 7 Years, 80 Days
SIGNED BY: Scott Golby (Montreal)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on January 5, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013

FAMILY: Wife, Kristen; Daughters, Addison (10/19/06) and Evelyn Jane (9/16/08)

CAREER HONORS: Is a two-time National League All-Star (2005, 2006) and was a first time American League
All-Star in 2009...Won NL Player of the Month for May, 2006 and has been named NL Player of the Week four times
(May 15-May 21, 2006; May 22-May 28, 2006; Co-Player of the Week, May 15-May 21, 2005; August 8-August 14,
2005)...Named the 2004 National League Rookie of the Year...Also won the same award from The Sporting News...
Named Rookie of the Month in September and July, 2004...Earned AL Louisville Silver Slugger honors in 2009...His 191
career home runs are fourth among Canadian-born players (Larry Walker, 383; Matt Stairs, 259; Jeff Heath, 194). Is one
of13 Canadian-born players with at least 1,000 games played and one of 10 Canadian-born players with at least 1,000
career hits (Larry Walker, George Wood, Jeff Heath, James O’Neil, Terry Puhl, Matt Stairs, Jack Graney, Bill Phillips and
Frank O’Rourke).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 30, retroactive to July 26, due to a concussion that he suffered on July 23
when he crashed into the outfield wall at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles following a catch...Did not appear in a game
for the rest of the season.
• Tied his career-high with four hits two times: May 22 vs. New York (AL) and June 13 at Baltimore.
• Hit in 16 consecutive home games from April 23-May 25.
• Had a season high 11-game hitting streak from May 7-May 17...During this span he batted .372 (16-43) with six runs,
three doubles, one triple, seven RBI and three stolen bases.
• In the first two innings he batted .386 (32-83), but went 58-265 (.219) in all other innings.
• Was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored in his Mets debut on April 5 vs.Florida.
• Had a hit in each of his first four games with the Mets, batting .333 (5-15).
• Collected his first outfield assist of the season on April 21 vs. the Cubs when he threw out Geovany Soto at second
base in the fourth inning.
• Snapped a career-long drought of 108 at-bats without a home run when he went deep off of the Dodgers’ Hiroki
Kuroda on April 27 (Game One).
• Recorded his 14th career multi-home run game, May 23 vs. the Yankees (off CC Sabathia-2)...It was his first multihome run game since April 11, 2009 with Boston at Los Angeles (AL).
• Had a season-high four RBI on July 4 at Washington.
• Snapped his streak of 263 consecutive games without an error on July 6...His previous error came on August 17, 2008.

2009

• Fashioned career highs in home runs and RBI.
• Led all major league outfielders with 119 RBI, while his 36 home runs tied Philadelphia’s Jayson Werth for the position
lead.
• Posted his second straight season of at least 100 runs, 30 home runs and 100 RBI...Marked the fourth such season of
his career.
• Was just one of nine major league players to reach those levels and one of two outfielders (off Ryan Braun)...The other
seven infielders were Toronto’s Aaron Hill, Tampa Bay’s Evan Longoria, the Yankees’ Mark Teixeira, Milwaukee’s Prince
Fielder, Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard, St. Louis’ Albert Pujols and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman.
• Earned AL Silver Slugger honors.
• Tied for third in the league in home runs...Also was fourth in the AL with a home run once every 14.75 times at bat.
• Led AL outfielders and ranked third among all major league outfielders with a .537 slugging percentage and a .921
OPS...Trailed only Philadelphia’s Raul Ibanez (.552) and Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun (.551) in slugging...Only the Dodgers’
Manny Ramirez (.949) and Braun (.937) had a better OPS.
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• Acquired by the Red Sox on July 31 and started 48 of Boston’s last 53 games 2 grand slams
in leftfield.
last, 5/18/06, Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati
• Was one of 10 players in the majors with at least 100 runs, 30 home runs, (Dave Williams)
and 100 RBI.
• Set a career-high with 111 runs scored.
• Made 105 starts in leftfield for the Pirates.
POSTSEASON: In his first postseason, he led the Red Sox with a .341 (14-41) average and nine RBI, while tying for
the team lead with three home runs, 14 hits and nine walks.
GRAND SLAMS

2007

• Started 142 games in leftfield, third-most among NL outfielders.
• Had a then career-high 13 assists.

2006

• Set career highs in RBI, walks and home runs.
• Became the second Pittsburgh righthanded hitter in history to top 30 home runs in back-to-back seasons, joining Ralph
Kiner (1947-1952).
• Hit a home run in six consecutive games, May 22-May 28.
• Earned NL Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks, May 15-May 21 and May 22-May 28.
• Had 35 RBI in May to win the NL Player of the Month Award.
• Started in leftfield for the NL All-Star team and went 1-3 with a single.
• Ended his streak of 307 consecutive starts on August 14 vs. Milwaukee because of a right hamstring strain.
• Hit .455 for Canada in the inaugural World Baseball Classic.

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2008

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• Ranked second in the AL in RBI, three behind Teixeira...Also was second with an RBI once every 4.46 at-bats, trailing
only the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez (4.44).
• Drove in two or more runs on 32 occasions, which tied with Aaron Hill for most in the AL and tied for fifth in the majors.
• Had two separate streaks with an RBI in seven straight games, May 7-May
14 and September 13-September 21.
JASON’S BESTS
• Had a home run in four straight games, September 17-September 21.
HITS, GAME
• Was named an All-Star for the third time in his career (2005 and 2006)...It 4 hits
was his second All-Star start (2006 with the Pirates)...Led all AL outfielders 11 times, last, 6/13/10 at Baltimore
with 4,087,450 votes.
HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home runs
• Paced the AL with 15 outfield assists.
15 times, last, 6/28/10 at Florida
• Did not make an error in 325 total chances...Tied Kansas City’s David
DeJesus and Mitch Maier for the lead among AL outfielders with a 1.000 MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
fielding percentage...Has played 184 errorless games in the field since August 15 multi-home run games
15, two home run games
17, 2008, handling 385 total chances without an error.
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
• Is one of five outfielders ever to record a 1.000 fielding percentage, 30 home None
runs, and 100 RBI in the same season...The others were Ryan Braun (2008),
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
Luis Gonzalez (2001), Bernie Williams (2000) and Ken Harrelson (1968).
None
• Tied for third in the AL with 94 walks...Also ranked among the league
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
leaders in runs (tied for sixth), extra-base hits (68, tied for 10th) and batting 1 walk-off home run
average with runners in scoring position (.360, fifth).
6/28/08, Boston at Tampa Bay
(Jason Hammel)
• Matched his career-best with four hits, June 23 at Washington.
• Reached base safely without recording a hit in each of his five plate PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
appearances (three walks and two hit-by-pitches) on July 12 vs. Kansas 1 pinch-hit home run
City...Was the first Red Sox player to accomplish that feat since Ted Williams 5/15/08, Pittsburgh at St. Louis
(Jason Isringhausen)
on May 23, 1951 vs. St. Louis (five walks).
RBI, GAME
• Knocked in a season-high four runs vs. Cleveland on May 7.
8 RBI
• Registered his 13th career multi-home run game with two shots on April 11 2 times, last, 7/2/04, Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee
(Game Two)
vs. Los Angeles (AL) (off Joe Saunders & Justin Speier).
• Hit .500 (2-4) with two RBI for Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
STOLEN BASES, GAME
POSTSEASON: Had one hit in eight at-bats during Boston’s American 2 stolen bases
6 times, last, 7/7/09, Boston vs. Oakland
League Division Series loss to Los Angeles...Reached base in all three games,
singling in Game One, walking twice in Game Two and working another HITTING STREAK
14 games
walk in Game Three.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

........................................................................................................................................................................................JASON BAY

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JASON BAY
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JASON BAY ......................................................................................................................................................................................

2005

• Became the first Pittsburgh player to hit .300 with at least 30 home runs, 40 doubles, 20 steals, 100 runs, and 100 RBI
in the same season.
• Started 162 games, the first Pirates player to accomplish that feat since Johnny Ray in 1982.
• Named to his first All-Star team.

2004

• Became the first Pittsburgh Pirates player to capture the National League Rookie of the Year Award...Also named the
NL’s Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News.
• Led all major league rookies with 82 RBI and 26 home runs, a Pittsburgh club record.
• Became the first Little League World Series participant to be named NL Rookie of the Year.

2003

• Split the year between the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations.
• Recalled by the Padres on May 23 and made his major league debut as a starter in centerfield that night at Arizona.
• Connected off the Diamondbacks’ Matt Mantei for his first major league home run on May 23...It was his fourth major
league at-bat.
• Acquired by the Pirates on August 27.
• Drove in eight runs in the first game of a September 19 doubleheader vs. the Cubs...It was the most RBI by a Pirates
player since Ralph Kiner had eight on June 25, 1950.
• Underwent surgery to repair his right labrum on November 18.

2001

• Hit .362 for Clinton (A) to capture the Midwest League’s batting title.

BACKGROUND

• Jason Raymond Bay graduated from J. Lloyd Secondary in Trail, British Columbia, Canada in 1996.
• Played two years of collegiate baseball at Gonzaga University (1999-2000)...Hit .360 with 20 home runs
and 74 RBI as a junior...Won the West Coast Conference batting title as a senior with a .388 mark...Left Gonzaga
ranked second on the school’s all-time home runs list with 35.
• Also played two years at North Idaho College.
• Elected to the North Idaho College Hall of Fame on May 2, 1990.
• Was a member of the 1996 Canadian Junior Olympic team.
• Played in the 1990 Little League World Series for Trail, British Columbia, Canada, which upset Monterrey, Mexico in
the first round but lost to Team Taiwan the next day...He went 2-5 with three runs scored, two walks and one RBI.
• His younger sister, Lauren, was a pitcher on the 2004 Canadian Olympic Softball team in Athens.
• Was the 2004, 2005 and 2009 winner of the Tip O’Neill Award, given annually by the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
to the native player judged to have excelled in individual achievement and team contribution, while adhering to the
highest ideals of the game of baseball.
• Started the Ronald McDonald “Jason Bay Family Fund” in 2004.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Montreal Expos in the 22 round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the New York Mets, along with minor league righthanded pitcher Jim Serrano, in exchange for outfielder
Lou Collier on March 27, 2002.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 26-July 8, 2003, with a fractured right wrist.
• Acquired by the San Diego Padres, along with lefthanded pitcher Bobby M. Jones and minor league righthanded pitcher
Josh Reynolds, in exchange for righthanded pitchers Steve Reed and righthanded pitcher Jason Middlebrook on July
31, 2002.
• Acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with lefthanded pitcher Oliver Perez and a player to be named later, for
outfielder Brian Giles on August 26, 2003.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 1-May 7, 2004, recovering from right shoulder surgery.
• Acquired by the Boston Red Sox in a three-team trade that sent outfielder Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers
and righthanded pitchers Craig Hansen and outfielder Brandon Moss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2008.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on January 5, 2010.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, July 30, 2010-end of season, with a mild concussion.

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YEAR TEAM
2000 Vermont (A)
2001 Jupiter (A)
Clinton (A)
2002 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Mobile (AA)
2003 SAN DIEGO (NL)
Portland (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2004 Nashville (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2005 PITTSBURGH (NL)
2006 PITTSBURGH (NL)
2007 PITTSBURGH (NL)
2008 PITTSBURGH (NL)
BOSTON (AL)
2009 BOSTON (AL)
2010 METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.304
.195
.362
.272
.290
.309
.250
.303
.291
.400
.282
.306
.286
.247
.282
.293
.267
.259
.301

G AB
35 135
38 123
87 318
69 261
34 107
23
81
3
8
91 307
27
79
4
10
120 411
162 599
159 570
145 538
106 393
49 184
151 531
95 348
381 1342

R
17
12
67
48
17
16
2
64
13
3
61
110
101
78
72
39
103
48
244

H
41
24
115
71
31
25
2
93
23
4
116
183
163
133
111
54
142
90
404

2B 3B
5
0
4
1
20
4
12
2
4
2
5
2
1
0
11
1
6
1
2
0
24
4
44
6
29
3
25
2
23
2
12
2
29
3
20
6
63 12

.279 817 2946 485 821 172

American League Totals

.274 200

Major League Totals

.278 1017 3661 627 1017 213

715 142 196

41

24 146

501

5

38

41 419 774

60 11

45

156

0

7

11 116 213

16

29 191

657

5

45

52 535 987

76 14

5

3

.502 .372 22
.534 .380

JASON BAY

National League Totals

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
2
12 0
1
1 11 25 17 4 .385 .358 0
1
10 1
1
2 18 26 10 3 .268 .306 3
13
61 1
2
4 48 62 15 2 .572 .449 3
9
54 2
3
5 34 54 22 2 .437 .363 6
4
19 0
3
3 15 23 13 3 .477 .383 1
4
12 0
0
1 13 22
4 2 .568 .411 0
1
2 0
0
1
1
1
0 0 .750 .400 0
20
59 0
6
5 55 71 23 4 .541 .410 1
3
12 0
0
0 18 28
3 1 .506 .423 1
1
3 0
0
0
3
5
0 0 .900 .538 0
26
82 5
5 10 41 129
4 6 .550 .358 2
32 101 0
7
6 95 142 21 1 .559 .402 4
35 109 0
9
8 102 156 11 2 .532 .396 3
21
84 0
8
9 59 141
4 1 .418 .327 8
22
64 0
5
2 59 86
7 0 .519 .375 3
9
37 0
3
2 22 51
3 0 .527 .370 1
36 119 0
4
9 94 162 13 3 .537 .384 0
6
47 0
4
5 44 91 10 0 .402 .347 1
54 230 4 16 21 197 288 104 20 .487 .395 15

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.508 .374 23

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
G
4
3
7

AB
17
8
25

R
3
0
3

H
7
1
8

2B 3B
2
0
0
0
2
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
2
5 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
2
5 0
0
0

BB
2
3
5

SO SB CS SLG OBP
4
0 0 .882 .474
3
0 0 .125 .364
7
0 0 .640 .433

E
0
0
0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM
2008 Boston/Tampa Bay
LCS TOTALS

AVG
.292
.292

G
7
7

AB
24
24

R
3
3

H
7
7

2B 3B
1
0
1
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
1
4 0
0
0
1
4 0
0
0

BB
7
7

SO SB CS SLG OBP
8
0 0 .458 .469
8
0 0 .458 .469

E
0
0

AVG

G

AB

R

H

BB

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

.333
.500
.400

1
1
2

3
2
5

0
0
0

1
1
2

2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HBP
Selected - Did Not Play
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

H
5
2
7

2B 3B
1
0
1
0
2
0

BB
3
5
8

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2005 NL/Detroit
2006 NL/Pittsburgh
2009 AL/St. Louis
All-Star Game Totals

0
0
0

2
0
2

0
0
0

0
0
0

.333 .333
.500 .500
.400 .400

0
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
3
0 0 .545 .571
1
0 0 .750 .778
4
0 0 .600 .652

E
0
0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Canada
2009 Canada
WBC Totals

AVG
.455
.500
.467

G
3
2
5

AB
11
4
15

R
5
1
6

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
2 0
0
0
0
2 0
0
0

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
OF 913

PO
1726

A
54

E
22

PCT
.988

TC
1802

DP
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YEAR TEAM
AVG
2008 Boston/Los Angeles (AL) .412
2009 Boston/Los Angeles (AL) .125
Division Series Totals
.320

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PEDRO BEATO
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

PEDRO BEATO

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 222

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Santo Domingo, DR

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

70

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1986
RESIDES: Mulberry, FL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Nick Presto (Baltimore)
HOW OBTAINED: Selected from the Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball’s
Annual Rule V Draft on December 9, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Spent the year with Bowie (AA) of the Eastern League, pitching as a full-time reliever...Led the Baysox in saves and
finished fifth in the Eastern League.
• Named to the Eastern League All-Star team.
• Recorded his first professional save on May 11 vs. Richmond.
• In his last 15 appearances of the season, pitched 16.1 innings and allowed two earned runs while striking out 14 and
walking four.

2009



Split the season between Frederick (A) of the Carolina League and Bowie (AA) of the Eastern League.
Finished second on the Keys in innings pitched and tied for second in wins.
Allowed three earned runs or less in nine consecutive starts to begin the season.
Tied a career-high with eight strikeouts in a win, April 26 vs. Potomac.

2008

• Played at two different levels...Pitched for Frederick (A) of the Carolina League after starting the season with the GCL
Orioles (R) of the Gulf Coast League.

2007

• Pitched the entire season at Delmarva (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Allowed three earned runs or less in seven consecutive starts, May 25-June 26.
• Was a member of the World Team at the Futures Game in San Francisco on July 8.

2006

• Made four relief appearances for Aberdeen (A) of the New York-Penn League before joining the rotation and going
3-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 10 starts.
• Did not allow an earned run in 5.0 innings in his first start on July 17 vs. Jamestown...Did not surrender more than three
earned runs in any start.

BACKGROUND

• Pedro Beato attended St. Petersburg (FL) Junior College.
• Originally selected by the New York Mets in the 17th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of Brooklyn’s
Xaverian High School but did not sign...Grew up in Queens, NY.
• Had elbow ligament replacement surgery in April 2004 and missed his junior year of high school.
• Ranked as the 13th best prospect in the 2006 draft by Baseball America.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the supplemental first round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
• Selected by the New York Mets in Major League Baseball’s Rule V Draft on December 9, 2010.

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2006
2007
2008

TEAM
Aberdeen (A)
Delmarva (A)
GCL Orioles (R)
Frederick (A)
2009 Frederick (A)
Bowie (AA)
2010 Bowie (AA)
Minor League Totals

W-L
3-2
7-8
0-0
4-10
5-7
1-3
4-0
24-30

ERA
G
3.63 14
4.05 27
2.53
2
5.85 19
4.53 20
4.50
6
2.11 43
4.21 131

GS CG SHO
10 0
0
27 0
0
2 0
0
19 0
0
20 1
0
5 0
0
0 0
0
83 1
0

SV
IP
0 57.0
0 142.1
0 10.2
0 97.0
0 105.1
0 32.0
16 59.2
16 504.0

H
47
139
10
119
125
33
49
522

R
31
75
3
74
60
16
14
273

ER
23
64
3
63
53
16
14
236

HR HB
6 0
10 3
1 1
11 7
12 9
6 0
4 3
50 23

BB
23
59
1
33
40
7
19
182

SO WP BK
52 3 1
106 12 1
3 1 0
51 3 1
70 6 1
18 1 0
50 4 0
350 30 4

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

PEDRO BEATO

SIX HIT GAMES

There has been one six-hit game in Mets history.
PLAYER
Edgardo Alfonzo

OPPONENT
at Houston

DATE
8/30/99

AB
6

R
6

H
6

2B
1

3B
0

HR
3

RBI
6

FIVE HIT GAMES

There have been 27 five-hit games in Mets history. The following is a player-by-player breakdown of each fivehit game.
OPPONENT
at Chicago
at Milwaukee
at Philadelphia
at San Francisco (10)
at Pittsburgh
St. Louis
at Los Angeles (19)
Philadelphia (11)
at Montreal
at St. Louis
at St. Louis
Pittsburgh
at Atlanta (19)
at Montreal
at San Diego
at St. Louis
at Atlanta
at San Diego
Houston
at Atlanta
at Chicago
at St. Louis
at Florida
at Philadelphia
at Pittsburgh
at Atlanta
at Arizona
VS. ATLANTA
vs. Atlanta

DATE
5/26/64
9/30/64
7/6/68
7/19/70 (G2)
8/8/70
9/8/72 (G1)
5/24/73
9/20/75
8/9/78
6/19/82
6/28/83 (G1)
4/26/85
7/4/85
8/8/85
9/2/85
10/3/85
4/30/86
5/23/86
7/24/87 (G2)
7/14/88
9/8/88
7/25/94
9/23/95
7/3/96
4/14/00
4/7/04
5/10/04
5/5/06
8/21/08

AB
6
6
6
5
6
5
9
6
5
5
6
5
9
6
5
5
5
5
5
6
5
5
5
5
6
5
5
7
5

R
3
1
3
2
4
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
3
4
0
2
1
1
3
1
1
0
3
2
2
1
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5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5

2B
1
0
1
1
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
0
1
0
2
1
1
0
2
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
0
1

3B
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0

HR
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
2
2
0
0
0

RBI
2
1
3
5
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
3
2
3
3
2
3
2
1
4
4
2
0
3
4
4
0
0
3

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PLAYER
Dick Smith
Jim Hickman
Phil Linz
Joe Foy
Tommie Agee
John Milner
Rusty Staub
Rusty Staub
Joel Youngblood
George Foster
Hubie Brooks
Wally Backman
Gary Carter
Keith Hernandez
Keith Hernandez
Keith Hernandez
Darryl Strawberry
Mookie Wilson
Dave Magadan
Kevin McReynolds
Howard Johnson
Rico Brogna
Jose Vizcaino
Alex Ochoa
Mike Piazza
Mike Piazza
Ty Wigginton
JOSE REYES
Carlos Delgado

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................PEDRO BEATO

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
CARLOS BELTRAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CARLOS BELTRAN

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 215

OPENING DAY AGE: 33
BIRTHPLACE: Manati, PR

OUTFIELDER

BATS: Switch

15

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: April 24, 1977
RESIDES: Manati, PR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 12 Years, 14 Days
SIGNED BY: Johnny Ramos (Kansas City)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on January 11, 2005
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Jessica; Daughter, Ivana (10/26/07)

CAREER HONORS: Is a five-time National League All-Star (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009)...Is a two-time AL
Player of the Week (co-player, July 15-July 21, 2002 and August 20-August 26, 2001)...Is a five-time NL Player of the Week
(August 23-August 29, 2004, June 5-June 11, 2006, Co-Player, July 25-July 31, 2006, April 16-April 22, 2007 and August
13-August 19, 2007)...Is a three-time Rawlings Gold Glove Award winner (2006, 2007 and 2008)...Is a two-time Louisville
Silver Slugger Award winner (2006 and 2007)...Was the American League’s Rookie of the Year in 1999...Was named
the Rookie of the Year in 1999 by The Sporting News, Baseball America and Baseball Digest...Is the only player in major
league history to record four straight seasons of 20 or more home runs, 100 or more runs scored, 100 or more RBI
and 30 or more stolen bases (2001-2004)...Is the all-time major league leader in stolen base percentage with at least
200 steals (289-328 .881).
POSTSEASON HONORS:Tied a record with eight home runs in one postseason in 2004...Barry Bonds also hit
eight home runs in one postseason (2002)...In addition, set a major league postseason record with a home run in five
consecutive games (Game Five of the NLDS through Game Four of the NLCS)...Also set a major league mark with
21 runs scored in one postseason and had an extra-base hit in seven consecutive playoff games, tying Devon White
(1993) for the major league record...Owns a .366 (30-82) career postseason batting average, the third-highest in major
league history (minimum of 80 at-bats)...Only Lou Brock (.391) and Paul Molitor (.368) have compiled better marks...His
career at-bat per home run ratio in the postseason is 7.45 (82 at-bats/11 home runs, the best in MLB history
(minimum of 50 at-bats)...Jim Leyritz is second at 7.6 (eight home runs/61 at-bats)...Has seven career LCS home runs
which ties him for sixth on the all-time list...Also has 11 career postseason home runs, which is tied for 16th all-time.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Spent the first half of the season recuperating from arthroscopic surgery on his right knee...The procedure was
performed by Dr. Richard Steadman on January 13, 2010, which cleaned out the arthritic area of the knee...The
operation took place in Vail, CO.
• Officially placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on March 31...Transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on May 25.
• Began his Major League Rehabilitation Assignment with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on June 24.
• Played his first game with New York on July 15 at San Francisco...Went 1-4.
• Made 58 starts in centerfield.
• Left the game on September 28 vs. Milwaukee with right knee discomfort...Did not play the remainder of the season.
• Hit his first home run of the year, a solo shot, vs. the Cardinals’ Jaime Garcia on July 28.
• Collected his 27th multiple home run game of his career and 15th as a member of the Mets on September 26 at
Philadelphia (off Cole Hamels, Ryan Madson)...Hit a home run from each side of the plate...It was the seventh time he
accomplished the feat in his career and the fourth time he did it as a Met, which tied Bobby Bonilla for second on the
club’s all-time list...Todd Hundley did it five times.
• Hit .353 (24-68) over his final 18 games of the year.
• Had 14 multiple-hit games on the year: 10 games with two hits and four contests with three hits.
• Collected four outfield assists.
• Knocked in three runs twice during the season: September 14 vs. Pittsburgh and September 26 at Philadelphia.
• Compiled a .385 (5-13) batting average with five RBI with men in scoring position.
• Hit safely in 11 of the 14 games in which he played for St. Lucie...Had five games with two hits and one game with three
hits.

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• Hit .354 (58-164) in 43 games on the road...Had 33 runs scored, 17 doubles, seven home runs and 29 RBI away from
Citi Field.
• Hit safely in 68 of his 81 games and reached base in 74 of 81 games.
CARLOS’ BESTS
• Collected at least one hit in each of the eight games to start the 2009 season HITS, GAME
and had a 13-game hitting streak, dating from September 24, 2008-April 15, 4 hits
19 times, last, 6/30/07 at Philadelphia
2009.
• Batted safely in 24 of his first 25 games to start the 2009 season...Hit .404 HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home runs
(38-94) in those games.
27 times, last, 9/26/10 at Philadelphia
• His RBI triple vs. Washington on April 24 scored Luis Castillo and gave him
1,000 RBI for his career...Became the 23rd active player with at least 1,000 MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
27 multi-home run games
RBI.
27, two home run games
• Led the National League and was second in the major leagues with a .388
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
(31-80) average during the month of April.
None
• Reached base safely in 30 consecutive games from September 24, 2008-May
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
6, 2009...Was the only player in the major leagues to reach base in the first 1 inside-the-park home run
25 games of the year...Beltran’s streak to start the season is the second 8/4/02, Kansas City at Minnesota
longest in franchise history, behind John Olerud who reached base safely in (Kyle Lohse)
30 straight games to start the 1999 season.
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
• Was hitting .400 as of May 4, 24 games into the season...Was the first Mets 5 walk-off home runs
player to hit .400 at that point in the season since Cleon Jones was hitting last, 6/11/08 vs. Arizona (Edgar Gonzalez)
.404 (39-94) 24 games into the 1969 season.
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
• Connected on two home runs on May 4 at Atlanta (off Javier Vazquez-2)...It 1 pinch-hit home run
5/18/03, Kansas City vs. Toronto (Cliff
was the 26th time in his career that he hit two home runs in a game, and Politte)
the first since September 17, 2008 at Washington.
RBI, GAME
• Had a career-high 16-game hitting streak from April 17-May 5...Batted .443 6 RBI
(27-61) in those games...His previous career-best was a 15-game streak from 3 times, last, 5/2/03, Kansas City at Seattle
June 14-July 1, 2004 with Kansas City and Houston.
STOLEN BASES, GAME
• Had a 22-game hitting streak in road games from September 17, 2008-May 3 stolen bases
16, 2009...Hit .430 (37-86) in those games...Tied Keith Hernandez for the 3 times, last, 9/24/08 vs. Chicago (NL)
longest road hitting streak in franchise history...Hernandez also hit safely in HITTING STREAK
16 games
22 games from April 16-June 3, 1987.
• Is one of only five active players with 250 or more home runs and 250 or 4/16/09-5/5/09
more stolen bases...Alex Rodriguez , Gary Sheffield, Bobby Abreu and Mike GRAND SLAMS
8 grand slams
Cameron are the others.
last, 8/29/08 at Florida (Kevin Gregg)
• On balls hit to the outfield, batted .625 (95-152).
• Had an 11-game hitting streak from May 7-May 17...During that span, he
batted .356 (16-45) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, two home runs, and 10 RBI.
• Left the game on May 30 in the sixth inning with a stomach virus...Returned to action June 4 at Pittsburgh and went
2-4 with a double and a home run.
• Moved into sixth place on the club’s all-time home run list (125) thanks to his two-run shot on June 9 vs. Philadelphia
(off J.A. Happ)...Moved past Ed Kranepool (118), Edgardo Alfonzo (120), Kevin McReynolds (122) and Todd Hundley
(124) during the 2009 season.
• Stole two bases on June 18 at Baltimore...It was the 29th time he stole multiple bases in a game and the first since swiping
a career-high three bags on September 24, 2008 vs. Chicago (NL).
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a bone bruise of his right knee on June 22.
• Named to his fifth National League All-Star team, but did not play due to the bone bruise of his right knee.
• Began his minor league rehabilitation assignment with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League on September
2...Appeared in five games through September 6 and collected a game-winning single on September 5 vs. Lowell.
• Activated prior to the game on September 8 vs. Florida and went 1-4...Hit .284 (19-67) with 10 runs scored, two
doubles, two home runs and eight RBI upon returning from the Disabled List.
• Hit .421 (8-19) with three runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and five RBI with Puerto Rico during the World
Baseball Classic.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................CARLOS BELTRAN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
CARLOS BELTRAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CARLOS BELTRAN ..........................................................................................................................................................................

2008

• Registered his seventh season with 20 or more home runs and 20 or more stolen bases...The only players in major league
history with seven or more 20-20 seasons are: Bobby Bonds (10), Barry Bonds (10), Eric Davis (7) and Bobby Abreu (7).
• Reached base safely in 144 of his 159 starts.
• Tied a franchise record with three doubles, April 2 at Florida...Also had two doubles in a 7-2 Opening Day victory in
Florida on March 31.
• Collected seven doubles in the Mets’ first six games...Only two other major league players had seven doubles in their
team’s first six contests since 1934 (Alex Gonzalez for the 2003 Cubs and Billy Werber for the 1934 Red Sox).
• Hit his 250th career home run, July 8 vs. San Francisco...It was a three-run home run off of Tim Lincecum in the first
inning.
• Collected his 100th RBI of the season with a two-run home run on September 9 vs. Washington...It is his third
consecutive season with 100 RBI and the eighth time in his career that he reached the century mark.
• On September 17 at Washington, hit a home run from each side of the plate in the same game for the third time in
his Mets career and the sixth time overall...Overall, it was the 18th time that a Met has hit a home run from each side
of the plate...Todd Hundley holds the club mark with five games and Bobby Bonilla is second at four.
• Collected his 25th career multiple-home run game and his third of the year, September 17 at Washington (off
Shairon Martis, Charlie Manning)...Also had two home runs on August 24 vs. Houston (off Randy Wolf-2) and on June
16 at Los Angeles (AL) both against Jered Weaver.
• Delivered his eighth career walk-off hit, the last in Shea Stadium history...His two-out
single in the bottom of the ninth inning on September 26 vs. the Cubs broke
a 6-6 tie and gave New York a 7-6 triumph...It was Beltran’s second walk-off
hit of the season...Also that night, in the eighth inning, he collected his
1,600th career hit with an infield single.

2007

• Underwent debridement of the patella tendon of both knees on
October 3 at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Mets Medical Director
Dr. David Altchek performed the minor arthroscopic procedure.
• Won his second consecutive Louisville Silver Slugger Award and Rawlings
Gold Glove Award.
• Led major league centerfielders with 33 home runs...Also led all major
league centerfielders with 112 RBI.
• Became only the third Mets player to register consecutive 30-home
run and 100-RBI seasons...Darryl Strawberry and Mike Piazza also
accomplished that feat.
• Activated from the Disabled List on August 10 and cracked a three-run
home run in that contest...Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July
31, retroactive to July 25 with a strained left oblique.
• Tied his own team record with 12 RBI over a three-game span (August 19,
August 21-August 22)...Beltran set the mark with 12 RBI in three games
in 2006.
• Swatted a home run on August 21 vs. San Diego (off Chris Young)...It was his third straight home run in three at-bats
dating back to August 19 at Washington.
• Hit a home run from each side of the plate on June 30 at Philadelphia (off J. A. Happ, Ryan Madson)...It was the fifth
time in his career he accomplished that feat and second time as a member of the Mets...He also did it twice with Kansas
City and once with Houston...It was the 17th time in franchise history a Met has hit two home runs from opposite
sides of the plate.
• Connected for two home runs on June 30 at Philadelphia (off J.A. Happ and Ryan Madson) for the second consecutive
game...Also belted two home runs on June 29 at Philadelphia in the second game of a doubleheader with two solo blasts
(off Cole Hamels-2)...Was also the last major leaguer to hit two home runs in consecutive games (July 29-July 30, 2006
at Atlanta)...Gary Carter and Frank Thomas are the only other Mets to hit multi-home runs in two straight games.
• Hit a home run in three consecutive games from July 19-July 21...It was the third time he collected a home run in three
straight games as a member of the Mets...Went deep with New York in three consecutive contests from July 29August 1, 2006 and May 5-May 7, 2006.
• Was elected the starting centerfielder for the National League at the All-Star Game, July 10 at San Francisco...Was
1-3 with a run scored and a triple...Was the only NL player who was selected by the fans to start the All-Star Game
in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
• Began the season with 19 RBI in his first 16 games...The only Met to have more RBI in his first 16 games was Jeff Kent
who had 23 RBI in 1994.

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Set career highs in runs scored, doubles, home runs, RBI and walks.
Was a recipient of the Rawlings Gold Glove, the first of his career.
Also received his first Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award.
Tied three single-season club records on September 28 at Atlanta...Cracked his 41st home run (off Peter Moylan) to
tie Todd Hundley’s 1996 franchise record...That blast was also his 80th extra-base hit, tying Howard Johnson’s 1989 team
mark...Also scored two runs to give him 123 runs scored, equaling Edgardo Alfonzo’s 1999 club mark.
Reached base safely in a career-high 29 straight games from August 20-September 30...His previous best was 26
consecutive games reaching safely in 2004 with Houston.
Scored four runs on September 30 at Washington...Scored 127 runs to set the single-season franchise record...Edgardo
Alfonzo held the old mark with 123 runs scored in 1999.
Became only the third player in franchise history to reach the 40-home run plateau on September 11 at Florida (off
Anibal Sanchez)...Mike Piazza had 40 home runs in 1999 and Todd Hundley set the club mark with 41 home runs in
1996.
Broke the team record for most road RBI in a single season with his 74th RBI on August 30 at Colorado...Finished the
season with 78 road RBI...Bernard Gilkey had 73 road RBI in 1996.
Scored a run in 12 straight games (22 total), from August 17-August 30, establishing a new club record.
Set a team record for most home runs on the road in a single season with his 24th home run, August 29 at Colorado
(off Byung-Hyun Kim), surpassing Howard Johnson’s 23 in 1987...Finished with 26 road home runs.
Recorded his 200th career home run, August 26 vs. Philadelphia (off Jon Lieber).
Collected his 100th RBI of the season, August 19 vs. Colorado...Became only the 13th Met in club history to reach that
plateau...Also became the second fastest Met to reach 100 RBI, accomplishing the feat in his 110th game...Mike
Piazza notched his 100th RBI in his 103rd game in 2000.
Smacked three doubles on August 8 vs. San Diego, to tie the Mets team record.
Became the third player in Mets history to reach 30 home runs in a season before August 1...Dave Kingman hit his 30th
home run on July 10, 1976 and had 32 at the end of the month...Todd Hundley cracked his 30th home run on July 30,
1996 and finished the month with 30.
Became the fifth player in Mets history to hit 10 or more home runs and have at least 30 RBI in one calendar month
when he hit 10 home runs and had 32 RBI in July...Tommie Agee (11 home runs/30 RBI in June, 1970), Dave Kingman
(13 home runs/31 RBI in July, 1975), Gary Carter (13 home runs/34 RBI in September, 1985) and Mike Piazza (11 home
runs/33 RBI in August, 1999) are the others.
Registered his seventh career grand slam, July 30 at Atlanta (off Chuck James)...That home run was also his 31st of the
season, setting a new club record for home runs by a Mets centerfielder, breaking Mike Cameron’s mark of 30 home
runs in 2004...In addition, became the first Met and the ninth major league player to hit three grand slams in one
calendar month...The last player to hit three slams in a month was Devon White with Milwaukee in May, 2001...The
others to accomplish the feat are: Shane Spencer (September, 1998), Mike Piazza (April, 1998), Mike Blowers (August,
1995), Eric Davis (May, 1987), Larry Parrish (July, 1982), Jim Northrup (June, 1968) and Rudy York (May, 1938).
Collected the 17th multi-home run game of his career, July 30 at Atlanta (off Chuck James and Jason Shiell)...Became
the third Met to register consecutive multi-home run games and the first since Gary Carter in 1985...Carter swatted
three home runs on September 3 at San Diego and two more on September 4 at San Diego...Frank Thomas was the
only other Met to do so, hitting two home runs in three consecutive games, August 1-August 3, 1962.
Became the seventh Met to hit a home run from each side of the plate on July 30 at Atlanta...It was the fourth time
he hit a home run from each side of the plate, last done on July 1, 2004, with Houston at Chicago...Jose Reyes was the
last Mets player to hit a home run from each side of the plate on August 28, 2003 at Atlanta.
Had five RBI in each game on July 29 and July 30 at Atlanta, tying the club mark and becoming only the second player
in franchise history to record 10 RBI in consecutive games...Robin Ventura had 10 RBI in back-to-back games, April 16
at Pittsburgh and April 18 vs. Milwaukee in 2000.
Hit his sixth career grand slam, July 18 at Cincinnati (off Eric Milton)...Became only the second Met in franchise history
to hit a grand slam in consecutive games...Robin Ventura slugged a grand slam in each game of a doubleheader on May
20, 1999 vs. Milwaukee...Also became the 23rd player in MLB history to accomplish the feat...Became the only player
in major league history to hit a grand slam from the left side and right side of the plate in consecutive games.
Was elected a starting outfielder for the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on July 11...It was his third All-Star selection, one
with the American League and two with the National League...Was 2-4 with a run scored, a double and stolen base
in the NL’s 3-2 loss...Played the entire game to become the first player to complete an All-Star Game since 1997, when
three players did it: Ken Griffey, Jr., Brady Anderson and Ray Lankford.
Hit 25 home runs prior to the All-Star break, the second-most in one season by a Mets player...Dave Kingman holds
the record with 30 home runs prior to the break in 1976.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................CARLOS BELTRAN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
CARLOS BELTRAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CARLOS BELTRAN ..........................................................................................................................................................................

• Tied his career-high with 11 total bases, July 2 at Yankee Stadium...Also had 11 total bases on June 9 at Arizona and
April 14, 2004, for Kansas City at Chicago (AL).
• Drew a walk in nine straight games, April 29-May 7...It was the longest streak by a Mets player since Rickey Henderson
also drew a walk in nine consecutive games in April 1999.
• Stole at least one base in five straight games from August 10-August 19, to set a career-high.
POSTSEASON: Has constructed a .366 (30-82) career postseason batting average, the third-highest in major league
history (minimum of 80 at-bats)...Only Lou Brock (.391) and Paul Molitor (.368) have compiled a better mark...Hit solo
home runs (off Anthony Reyes & Braden Looper) in Game Four of the NLCS at St. Louis...It was his second
career playoff multi-home run game (Game Five of the 2005 NLDS, with Houston at Atlanta)...His career home run
per at-bat ratio in the postseason is 7.45 (11 home runs/82 at-bats)...The best in major league history (minimum of
50 at-bats)...Jim Leyritz is second at 7.6 (eight home runs/61 at-bats)...Has seven career LCS home runs which ties him
for sixth on the All-Time List with Darryl Strawberry...Also has 11 career postseason home runs, which is tied for 13th
all-time with Steve Garvey, Duke Snider and Paul O’Neill...Tied the team mark with three home runs in a single
post-season series (NLCS)...Carlos Delgado also had three home runs during that series...Edgardo Alfonzo (1999
Division Series vs. Arizona), Rusty Staub (1973 NLCS vs. Cincinnati) and Donn Clendenon (1969 World Series vs.
Baltimore) are the others...Scored four times in Game Four of NLCS at St. Louis to establish a new club postseason
record...The old mark was three runs, done three times, last by Mike Piazza and Timo Perez in Game Four of the 2000
NLCS vs. St. Louis...Walked three times and scored once in Game One of the NLDS vs. Los Angeles...Led the squad
with five base-on-balls during the series.

2005

• Left the August 11th game at San Diego in the seventh inning after colliding with Mike Cameron in rightcenterfield...Was taken to Scripps Clinic in San Diego where he underwent a CT scan...Had a minimally displaced
facial fracture and a concussion...Missed four games.
• Stole home in a double steal in the first inning at San Diego on August 10...Became the first Met to steal home since
Roger Cedeño had a straight steal of home vs. the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 29, 2002.
• Was voted to the National League All-Star team...The game was held on July 12 at Comerica Park in Detroit...Was
1-3 in the contest with a single...Became the fourth Mets player to start an All-Star Game in his first year with the
team...The others were Willie Mays (1972), Lance Johnson (1996, a replacement for Tony Gwynn) and Mike Piazza
(1998)...Gary Carter was selected to start the 1985 All-Star Game but couldn’t because of a knee injury...It was his
second consecutive appearance as an NL All-Star and his first as a starter...Was the first Mets outfielder to be elected
as a starter since Darryl Strawberry in 1989 and was only the third Mets outfielder ever to be elected a starter (Dave
Kingman, Strawberry).
• Collected his 1,000th career hit, April 18 at Philadelphia, a ninth inning RBI single off Randy Wolf...At the time, became
the 13th active player to reach the 1,000-hit plateau before his 28th birthday...The others were: Ken Griffey, Jr. (25),
Alex Rodriguez (25), Andruw Jones (26), Derek Jeter (26), Vladimir Guerrero (26), Ivan Rodriguez (26), Ruben Sierra
(26), Edgar Renteria (26), Carlos Baerga (27), Johnny Damon (27), Juan Gonzalez (27), and Miguel Tejada (27).
• Led the team with 15 game-winning RBI, which was tied for fifth in the National League.
• Hit a home run in his second at-bat with the Mets, April 4 at Cincinnati (Paul Wilson)...Had three hits and three RBI
in that contest.
• Started New York’s first 40 games...It was the longest such streak by a Met to begin a season since Edgardo Alfonzo
started the first 52 games of the 1999 campaign.

2004

• Became the 13th player in major league history and only the second switch-hitter to belt 35 or more home runs, drive
in 100 or more runs and steal 35 or more bases.
• Led all major league switch-hitters with 83 extra-base hits.
• Was named to his first All-Star team...Was voted to the American League team, but after he was traded from Kansas
City to Houston, he played for the NL squad...Was 1-2 with a run scored in the contest.
• Notched 27 stolen bases after the All-Star break, which ranked second in the majors, and also led the majors with 16
swipes of third base...Also set a National League record with 28 consecutive stolen bases...The old mark was held by
the Mets’ Kevin McReynolds in 1988.
• Became the only player in major league history to drive in 50 runs in both leagues in the same season...Also is the only
player to hit at least 10 home runs and steal at least 10 bases in both leagues in the same season.
POSTSEASON: Tied a playoff record with eight home runs in one postseason...Barry Bonds also hit eight home runs
in one postseason (2002)...In addition, he set a major league postseason record with a home run in five consecutive
games (Game Five of the NLDS through Game Four of the NLCS)...Also set a major league mark with 21 runs scored
in one postseason and had an extra-base hit in seven consecutive playoff games, tying Devon White (1993) for the
major league record...Overall, he batted .435 (20-46) with 21 runs scored, three doubles, eight home runs, 14 RBI and
six stolen bases in 12 total postseason games.

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2003

• Became the only switch-hitter and one of only 11 players in major league history to hit .300 with at least 25 home runs
and 40 or more stolen bases.
• Cracked his first career pinch-hit home run on May 18 vs. Toronto (off Cliff Politte).
• Tied his career-high with two home runs and six RBI on May 21 at Seattle...It marked the third time he drove in six
runs in a game and seventh multi-home run game of his career.

2002

• Posted a career-high 44 doubles and then career-highs in home runs and RBI.
• Was one of six major leaguers to play in 162 games.
• Hit home runs from both sides of the plate on September 6 vs. Seattle...It was the second time in his career he
accomplished that feat.
• Started 184 consecutive games from July 26, 2001-August 19, 2002.
• Collected his first career inside-the-park home run at Minnesota (off Kyle Lohse) on August 4.

2001

Recorded his second 100-run and 100-RBI season.
Led the AL in stolen base percentage (31-32, .969).
Tied a career-high with six RBI on the final day of the season at Detroit.
Swiped 33 consecutive bases from September 29, 1999-August 10, 2001...The streak was snapped on August 11th vs.
Detroit.
• Hit his first career grand slam vs. Chicago (AL) (off Bobby Howry) in the seventh inning on August 2...Also hit a grand
slam on October 7 vs. Detroit (off Adam Bernero).
• Collected his fourth and fifth multi-home run games by hitting two home runs on June 30 at Cleveland and October
7 at Detroit.
• Teamed with Mike Sweeney and Raul Ibañez to become just the second trio in major league history to each hit a home
run in the same three consecutive games (June 29-July 1).

CARLOS BELTRAN




FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................CARLOS BELTRAN

2000
1999

• Was named the American League Rookie of the Year...Received 26 of the 28 first place votes.
• Became the first rookie to drive in 100 or more runs since Mike Piazza had 112 RBI in 1993 with the Dodgers...Was
the first AL rookie to knock in 100 or more runs since Mark McGwire (118 in 1987).
• Was also named AL Rookie of the Year by The Sporting News, Baseball America and Baseball Digest...Earned an
outfield spot on both the Topps Rookie All-Star team and the Baseball Digest Rookie All-Star teams.
• Became the eighth rookie in baseball history to score 100 runs and drive in 100 runs...Joined Boston's Fred Lynn
(1975) as the only two to accomplish the feat since 1950...Others on the list include Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams.
• Hit his first major league home run on April 10 at the Chicago White Sox (off Jaime Navarro).
• Cracked two home runs in Game One of a doubleheader on June 5 against the Reds (off Steve Parris), his first career
multi-home run game.

1998

• Had his contract purchased by the Royals on September 14 and made his major league debut that night vs. Oakland...
Collected his first major league hit off Buddy Groom.

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• Started 87 games in the outfield (82 in centerfield, three in rightfield and two in leftfield)...Also was the starting
designated hitter in seven other contests.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
CARLOS BELTRAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CARLOS BELTRAN ..........................................................................................................................................................................

BACKGROUND

• Carlos Ivan Beltran graduated from Fernando Callejo High School in Puerto Rico.
• Married the former Jessica Lugo just three days prior to being named the 1999 American League Rookie of the Year.
• Runs the Carlos Beltran Foundation with his wife Jessica...The Foundation’s current project is the completion of the
$10 million Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy in Florida, PR...The Academy will combine educational training with
baseball activity and is scheduled to open this August.
• Holds a celebrity golf benefit in Puerto Rico.
• Was the Honorary Commissioner to Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids program from 2006-2009 donating $200,000, which
was matched by the Mets Foundation...Also held clinics during the summer to teach the children of Harlem RBI the
fundamentals of the game.
• Donated $500 which was matched by the Mets Foundation for a total contribution of $1,000 for each RBI to Harlem
RBI during each of the last four seasons...Beltran and the Mets Foundation have raised over $350,000.
• Honored with a Thurman Munson Award on February 3, 2009.
• Received the Joan Payson Award from the New York Chapter of the BBWAA in recognition of his outstanding work
in the community on January 23, 2010.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS








22

Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the June, 1995 Free Agent Draft.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 4-September 4, 2000, with a bone bruise of his right knee.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 21-April 18, 2003, with a right oblique strain.
Acquired by the Houston Astros in a three-team trade that sent righthanded pitcher Octavio Dotel and cash
considerations to the Oakland A’s and righthanded pitcher Mike Wood, third baseman Mark Teahen and catcher John
Buck to the Kansas City Royals on June 24, 2004.
Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on January 11, 2005.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 31, (retroactive to July 25)-August 10, 2007, with a strained left oblique.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 22-September 8, 2009, with a bone bruise of his right knee.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 31-July 15, 2010, recovering from right knee surgery...Transferred to the 60-Day
Disabled List on May 25.

2011 NEW YORK METS MEDIA GUIDE

AVG.
.278
.143
.270
.229
.276
.352
.276
.293
.247
.500
.308
.333
.306
.273
.333
.307
.278
.258
.266
.275
.276
.284
.325
.167
.367
.255
.271

G AB
52 180
11
42
59 215
120 419
52 192
47 182
14
58
156 663
98 372
1
4
3
13
5
18
155 617
*162 637
3
9
141 521
69 266
90 333
151 582
140 510
144 554
161 606
81 308
5
18
14
49
64 220
372 1341

R
29
3
29
57
32
50
12
112
49
3
2
4
106
114
3
102
51
70
83
127
93
116
50
1
5
21
218

H
50
6
58
96
53
64
16
194
92
2
4
6
189
174
3
160
74
86
155
140
153
172
100
3
18
56
363

2B 3B
9
0
2
0
8
3
15
4
14
0
13
3
5
3
27
7
15
4
1
0
0
1
1
0
32 12
44
7
2
0
14 10
19
2
17
7
34
2
38
1
33
3
40
5
22
1
0
0
5
0
11
3
70 11

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB
0
23 1
3
3 13
0
0 0
0
0
1
7
29 3
2
0 31
11
46 3
1
4 46
5
32 0
1
2 25
14
44 2
0
1 23
0
7 0
1
1
3
22 108 0 10
4 46
7
44 2
4
0 35
1
1 0
0
0
1
2
6 0
0
0
0
2
2 0
0
1
3
24 101 1
5
5 52
29 105 3
7
4 71
0
1 0
0
0
2
26 100 0
7
2 72
15
51 1
3
2 37
23
53 2
4
5 55
16
78 4
6
2 56
41 116 1
7
4 95
33 112 1 10
2 69
27 112 1
6
1 92
10
48 0
1
1 47
0
2 0
0
0
5
0
5 0
1
0
1
7
27 0
4
1 30
42 191 9
8 11 154

SO SB CS
30
5 3
11
1 0
65 10 2
96 17 7
39 11 7
30
7 1
12
3 0
123 27 8
69 13 0
0
0 0
5
0 0
3
1 0
120 31 1
135 35 7
3
1 0
81 41 4
44 14 3
57 28 0
96 17 6
99 18 3
111 23 2
96 25 3
43 11 1
2
0 0
6
0 0
39
3 1
293 53 20

SLG
.328
.190
.433
.363
.427
.687
.466
.454
.366
1.500
.923
.722
.514
.501
.556
.522
.534
.559
.414
.594
.525
.500
.500
.167
.469
.341
.433

OBP E
.332 2
.163 2
.359 7
.311 8
.364 2
.427 4
.317 1
.337 12
.309 6
.600 0
.308 0
.455 0
.362 5
.346 7
.455 0
.389 5
.367 3
.368 5
.330 4
388 2
.353 5
.376 3
.415 2
.250 0
.439 0
.427 0
.349 25

.287 795 3134 546 899 156

45 123

516

7

37

18 316 584 164 23

National League Totals

.277 831 3113 560 862 195

22 157

546

7

38

16 444 541 125 16

.483 .352 39
.505 .366 21

Major League Totals

.282 1626 6247 1106 1761 351

67 280 1062 16

75

34 760 1125 289 39

.494 .359 60

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT AVG.
2004 Houston/Atlanta
.455
2006 METS/LOS ANGELES .222
Division Series Totals
.387

G
5
3
8

AB
22
9
31

R
9
2
11

H
10
2
12

2B 3B
2
0
0
0
2
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
4
9 0
0
1
0
1 0
0
0
4
10 0
0
1

BB
1
5
6

SO SB CS SLG OBP
4
2 0 1.091 .500
2
1 0 .222 .500
6
3 0 .839 .500

E
0
1
1

2B 3B
1
0
1
0
2
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
4
5 0
0
0
3
4 0
0
0
7
9 0
0
0

BB
8
4
12

SO SB CS SLG OBP
4
4 0 .958 .563
3
1 0 .667 .387
7
5 0 .804 .476

E
0
0
0

2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
1
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
1
0
0 0
0
0
Injured - Did Not Play
1
1
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 .500 .500
1
0 0 .333 .333
0
1 0 .750 .500
1
0 0 1.000 .333

E
0
0
0
0

2B 3B
1
0
1
0
2
0

BB
5
5
10

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2004 Houston/St. Louis
2006 METS/ST. LOUIS
LCS Totals

AVG.
.417
.296
.353

G
7
7
14

AB
24
27
51

R
12
8
20

H
10
8
18

AVG.
.500
.333
.500
.333

G
1
1
1
1

AB
2
3
4
3

R
1
0
1
1

H
1
1
2
1

.417

4

12

3

5

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2004 NL/Houston
2005 NL/Detroit
2006 NL/Pittsburgh
2007 NL/San Francisco
2009 NL/St. Louis
All-Star Game Totals

0

2

1

0

.667 .417

0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
5
2 0 .619 .423
2
2 0 .632 .542
10
4 0 .625 .480

E
0
0
0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Puerto Rico
2009 Puerto Rico
WBC Totals

AVG.
.286
.421
.350

G
6
6
12

AB
21
19
40

R
6
3
9

H
6
8
14

HR RBI SH SF HBP
2
5 0
0
0
1
3 1
0
0
3
8 1
0
0

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American League Totals

CARLOS BELTRAN

YEAR TEAM
1995 GC Royals (R)
1996 Lansing (A)
Spokane (A)
1997 Wilmington (A)
1998 Wilmington (A)
Wichita (AA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
1999 KANSAS CITY (AL)
2000 KANSAS CITY (AL)
Royals (R)#
Wilmington (A)#
Omaha (AAA)#
2001 KANSAS CITY (AL)
2002 KANSAS CITY (AL)
2003 Wichita (AA)#
KANSAS CITY (AL)
2004 KANSAS CITY (AL)
HOUSTON (NL)
2005 METS
2006 METS
2007 METS
2008 METS
2009 METS
Brooklyn (A)#
2010 St. Lucie (A)#
METS
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................CARLOS BELTRAN

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
OF 1568

SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

PO
4137

A
108

E
60

PCT.
.986

TC
4305

DP
28

1-0 LOSSES DECIDED BY A HOME RUN
DATE
7/10/63
7/27/63
9/2/63 (2)
5/5/65
5/28/66
4/13/68
8/17/68
5/20/71
9/16/71
4/17/73
6/7/74
7/17/76
7/28/76
4/26/78
6/4/80
6/8/85
9/11/85
7/28/90
9/9/97
6/16/03
9/18/03
9/19/04

CARLOS BELTRAN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

CARLOS BELTRAN ..........................................................................................................................................................................

OPPONENT
vs. Los Angeles
at Houston
vs. Cincinnati
vs. Philadelphia
vs. Philadelphia
at Los Angeles
vs. Houston
at Philadelphia
vs. Chicago
vs. Chicago
at Houston
vs. Houston
vs. Pittsburgh
vs. Pittsburgh
vs. St. Louis
vs. St. Louis
vs. St. Louis
vs. St. Louis
vs. Philadelphia
at Florida
vs. Montreal
at Pittsburgh

INNING
8
8
1
6
7
2
6
2
8
4
2
1
13
11
10
9
10
7
8
3
3
3

METS BATTER
Johnny Roseboro
Johnny Bateman
Pete Rose
Jim Bunning*
Bill White
Ron Fairly
Jimmy Wynn
Deron Johnson
Juan Pizarro*
Rick Monday
Lee May
Cesar Cedeño
Richie Hebner
Ed Ott
Ken Reitz
Tommy Herr
Cesar Cedeño
Willie McGee
Rico Brogna
Ivan Rodriguez
Todd Zeile
Humberto Cota

OPPONENT PITCHER
Carl Willey
Roger Craig
Jay Hook
Warren Spahn
Bob Friend
Don Cardwell
Jim McAndrew
Gary Gentry
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Harry Parker
Tom Seaver
Ken Sanders
Bob Myrick
Neil Allen
Tom Gorman
Jesse Orosco
David Cone
Dave Mlicki
Tom Glavine
Steve Trachsel
Aaron Heilman

* Pitcher

TRIPLE PLAYS

The Mets have turned 10 triple plays (all listed below). New York has hit into nine triple plays in its history. The most recent
occurred on August 23, 2009 vs. Philadelphia. Jeff Francoeur lined into an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning. Phillies
second baseman Eric Bruntlett caught the line drive, tagged second base to double off Luis Castillo and then tagged Daniel
Murphy who was running from first on the play.
MAY 30, 1962 VS. LOS ANGELES
AT POLO GROUNDS (GAME TWO)
Chacon (ss)-Mantilla (2b)-Hodges (1b)
Batter: Willie Davis
MAY 31, 1964 VS. SAN FRANCISCO
AT SHEA (GAME TWO)
McMillan (ss)-Kranepool (1b)
Batter: Orlando Cepeda
APRIL 15, 1965 VS. HOUSTON AT SHEA
Lewis (rf)-Cannizzaro (c)-McMillan (ss)
Batter: Jimmy Wynn
SEPTEMBER 28, 1966 VS. CHICAGO AT SHEA
Bressoud (3b)-Hiller (2b)-Hickman (1b)
Batter: Joe Amalfitano
AUGUST 3, 1982 AT CHICAGO
Bailor (ss)-Backman (2b)-Kingman (1b)
Batter: Larry Bowa

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SEPTEMBER 29, 1982 VS. CHICAGO AT SHEA
Giles (2b)-Staub (1b)
Batter: Keith Moreland
JUNE 6, 1989 AT CHICAGO
Magadan (1b)-Elster (ss)
Batter:Vance Law
AUGUST 5, 1998 VS. SAN FRANCISCO AT SHEA
Olerud (1b)-Ordoñez (ss)-Olerud (1b)-Pratt (c)
Batter: J.T. Snow
MAY 17, 2002 AT SAN DIEGO
Alfonzo (3b)-Alomar (2b)-Vaughn (1b).
Batter: Wiki Gonzalez
MAY 19, 2010 AT WASHINGTON
Pagan (cf)-Blanco (c)-Reyes (ss)-Davis (1b).
Batter: Christian Guzman

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HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 263

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: St. Petersburg, FL

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

27

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 14, 1981
RESIDES: Largo, FL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 Years, 81 Days
SIGNED BY: Alan Marr (San Francisco)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on December 8, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Jessica

CAREER HONORS: Named American League Rookie of the Month for September, 2006.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

BOOF BONSER

2010

• Missed almost the entire season while recovering from surgery on his right shoulder...Underwent arthroscopic surgery
on February 25 to repair partial tears to the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder...The procedure was performed
by Dr. Coco Eaton in St. Petersburg, FL.
• Made one rehabilitation appearance on September 6th for Fort Myers (A) of the Florida State League, tossing 1.0
scoreless inning.

2008

• In his second full season with Minnesota, split time between the bullpen and the starting rotation, appearing in a
career-high 47 games.
• Started his first 12 games before going to the bullpen...Went 2-6 with a 5.97 ERA (44 earned runs/66.1 innings pitched)
in his 12 starts...Finished 1-1 with a 5.88 mark (34 earned runs/52.0 innings pitched) in 35 relief outings.
• Tied a season-high with 7.0 innings and fanned a season-high eight batters, April 29th vs. Chicago (AL).
• Made his second career relief appearance (first of season) and recorded the win with 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, on
June 4 vs. Baltimore.
• Posted a 2.40 ERA (four earned runs/15.0 innings pitched) over 10 appearances in August.
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2009

BOOF BONSER

• Split the season between the Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics
BOOF’S BESTS
organizations after missing all of 2009 following right shoulder surgery.
WIN STREAK
• Worked exclusively out of the bullpen for the first time in his career.
4 games
• Began the season on Boston’s 15-Day Disabled List with a right groin two times, last, 5/13/07-5/29/07
strain...Activated on June 7 and pitched in two games with the Red Sox
LOSS STREAK
before he was designated for assignment on June 18...Outrighted to 8 games
Pawtucket on June 28 and elected free agency.
6/16/07-8/18/07
• Signed a minor league contract with the Athletics organization on July 3, STRIKEOUTS, GAME
and was assigned to Sacramento (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Went 11 strikeouts
1-0 with a 5.09 ERA in 13 relief appearances after Oakland selected his 5/18/2007, Minnesota at Milwaukee
contract on July 31.
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
• Pitched just twice over his first 24 games with the A’s, not allowing a run in 7.2 innings
3.0 innings, including August 16th against Toronto when he tossed 2.0 7/21/2007, Minnesota vs. Los Angeles (AL)
shutout innings in his 100th career appearance.
LONGEST OUTING RELIEVER
• Tossed 4.1 scoreless innings of relief, his longest career outing as a reliever, 3.2 innings
9/19/2008, Minnesota at Tampa Bay
at New York (AL) on August 31.
• Tossed a scoreless seventh inning September 20 against Chicago (AL) to MOST WALKS, GAME
pick up the win...It was his first victory since June 4, 2008 against Baltimore. 7 walks
4/26/2007, Minnesota vs. Kansas City
• First batters faced were 1-12 (.083) with two walks (.214 on-base
SCORELESS STREAK
percentage) against him, including 0-11 with a walk with the A’s.
9.0 innings
• Had two rehabilitation assignments with Pawtucket (AAA) of the 4/26/07-5/2/07
International League from April 8-April 13 and May 7-June 4.
• Was used exclusively as a starter at Sacramento where he went 2-1 with
a 4.56 ERA in five starts...Won each of his final two starts, including his last outing on July 27 when he allowed a run
on four hits in a season-high 7.2 innings vs. Colorado Springs.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
BOOF BONSER

BOOF BONSER ................................................................................................................................................................................

2007

• In his first full major league season, made 31 appearances, 30 starts, for the Twins.
• Had a 4.16 run support average, second lowest in the AL.
• Tied career-high with a four-game win streak, earning the victory in four consecutive starts, May 13-May 29...Went 4-0
with a 3.04 ERA (eight earned runs/23.2 innings pitched), 29 strikeouts and nine walks during that span.
• Recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts over 7.0 innings, May 18 at Milwaukee.
• Tossed a career-high 7.2 innings, allowing two runs on five hits, July 21 vs. Los Angeles (AL).
• Lasted just 1.2 frames in his shortest career start after allowing five runs on seven hits, September 2 vs. Kansas City.

2006

• Made his Major League debut and started 18 games overall in three stints with Minnesota...Started one game for the
Twins during the American League Division Series, earning a no-decision in a Game Two loss vs. Oakland.
• Recalled from Rochester (AAA) of the International League on May 19 and made his major league debut in a start at
Milwaukee on May 21...Did not factor in Minnesota’s 5-3 loss, tossing 6.0 innings of one-run ball...Struck out eight
batters, setting a record for most strikeouts by a Twins pitcher in his major league debut.
• Recorded his first big league win in his second start, May 27 vs. Seattle.
• Optioned to Rochester, July 5...Recalled to make a spot start on August 2 and optioned back after that game...Recalled
again on August 10 for the rest of the season.
• In five starts from September 4-September 25, he went 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA (eight earned runs/32.2 innings
pitched)...Named American League Rookie of the Month for September, finishing with a 4-1 record, 2.63 ERA (11
earned runs/37.2 innings pitched) and 30 strikeouts in six starts.
POSTSEASON: Made one start for the Twins during the Division Series vs. Oakland...Threw 6.0 innings of two-run
ball and did not receive a decision in a 5-2 Game Two loss.
• Started 14 games over three stints with Rochester...Named International League Pitcher of the Week, April 6-April 13,
after going 1-1 with 1.50 ERA (two earned runs/12.0 innings pitched) and 13 strikeouts over two starts in that time.

SCOUTING & MINORS

2005

• Spent the entire season at Rochester (AAA) of the International League...Led the IL with 168 strikeouts.
• Led Rochester in starts, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts.
• Earned Twins Minor League Player of the Week honors, April 30-May 6, going 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA (five earned runs/12.0
innings pitched).

2004

• In his first season with the Twins organization, made 27 starts for New Britain (AA) of the Eastern League and one for
Rochester (AAA) of the International League.
• Began the season at New Britain...Led the club in wins, starts, innings pitched and strikeouts.
• Promoted to Rochester on September 3...Made one start, earning the win with 7.0 innings of one-run ball on
September 4 at Pawtucket.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

2003

• Led San Francisco’s Norwich (AA) of the Eastern League in games started and strikeouts and was second in wins and
innings pitched...Also made four starts for Fresno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
• Promoted to Fresno on August 15.
• Acquired by Minnesota along with righthanded pitcher Joe Nathan and lefthanded pitcher Francisco Liriano in exchange
for catcher A.J. Pierzynski and cash, November 14.

2002

• Finished second in the California League with a 2.88 ERA in 23 starts with San Jose (A)...Also made five starts for
Shreveport (AA) of the Texas League.
• Was second among Giants minor leaguers in strikeouts (162), tied for second in wins (nine) and seventh in ERA (3.30).
• Began season at Shreveport and was transferred to San Jose on May 2.

2001:

• Named San Francisco’s Organizational Player of the Year by USA Today after leading all Giants minor leaguers in wins,
ERA and strikeouts in 27 starts with Hagerstown (A) of the Southern League...Also selected as the South Atlantic
League’s Most Valuable Pitcher and a postseason All-Star and named to SportsTicker’s All-Teen team.
• Led the SAL in wins, was second in strikeouts and sixth in ERA.

2000

• Spent his first professional season with Salem-Keizer (A) of the Northwest League.
• Averaged 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

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BACKGROUND

• Boof Bonser graduated from Gibbs (FL) High School in 2000...Named 2000 Pinellas County (FL) High School Player
of the Year...Played in the 2000 Florida State All-Star Game.
• Legally changed his name from John to Boof, a nickname since childhood, after the 2001 season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (21st overall pick) in the 2000 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the Minnesota Twins along with righthanded pitcher Joe Nathan and lefthanded pitcher Francisco Liriano
in exchange for catcher A.J. Pierzynski and cash on November 14, 2003.
• Acquired by the Boston Red Sox in exchange for a player to be named later (righthanded pitcher Chris Province) on
December 10, 2009.
• Signed by the Oakland Athletics as a minor league free agent on July 3, 2010.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on December 8, 2010.
W-L ERA
G
1-4 6.00 10
16-4 2.49 27
1-2 5.55
5
8-6 2.88 23
7-10 4.00 24
1-2 3.13
4
12-9 4.37 27
1-0 1.29
1
11-9 3.99 28
6-4 2.81 14
7-6 4.22 18
8-12 5.10 31
3-7 5.93 47
0-0 0.00
1
0-2 6.34
9
0-0 18.00
2
2-1 4.56
5
1-0 5.09 13
66-53 3.74 178

Major League Totals

19-25

5.18 111

GS CG SHO
9 0
0
27 0
0
5 0
0
23 0
0
24 1
1
4 0
0
27 0
0
1 0
0
28 0
0
14 0
0
18 0
0
30 0
0
12 0
0
0 0
0
8 0
0
0 0
0
5 0
0
0 0
0
175 1
1
60

0

0

SV
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

IP
33.0
134.0
24.1
128.1
135.0
23.0
154.1
7.0
160.1
86.1
100.1
173.0
118.1
1.0
32.2
2.0
23.2
23.0
943.0

H
21
91
30
89
122
17
160
5
153
68
104
199
139
0
37
6
20
27
813

R
23
40
15
44
80
13
89
1
80
31
50
108
87
0
23
4
14
13
453

ER
22
37
15
41
60
8
75
1
71
27
47
98
78
0
23
4
12
13
392

HR HB
2 1
7 9
3 1
9 7
11 0
4 0
22 3
1 0
22 2
4 3
18 1
27 5
16 1
0 0
3 2
0 0
2 0
2 0
90 28

BB
29
61
14
70
67
8
56
1
57
35
24
65
36
1
14
2
11
6
424

SO
41
178
23
139
103
28
146
7
168
83
84
136
97
1
25
0
17
17
959

0 416.2

475

262

240

63

133

334 12

H
7
7

R
2
2

ER
2
2

BB
1
1

SO WP BK
3 0 0
3 0 0

7

WP BK
4 0
10 1
0 0
7 1
10 0
2 0
4 0
0 0
3 0
0 0
2 0
3 1
6 1
0 0
2 0
0 0
0 0
1 0
42 2
2

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM
2006 Minnesota/Oakland
Career Totals

W-L
0-0
0-0

ERA
3.00
3.00

G
1
1

GS CG SHO
1 0
0
1 0
0

SV
0
0

IP
6.0
6.0

HR HB
0 0
0 0

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 Boston/Oakland
Career Totals

AVG
G
--- 15
.000 111

AB
0
6

R
0
1

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0
--- --1
0 0 .000 .000

E
0
6

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—None
MOST RBI, GAME—None

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
111

PO
29

A
44

E
6

PCT.
.924

TC
79

DP
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TEAM
Salem-Keizer (A)
Hagerstown (A)
Shreveport (AA)
San Jose (A)
2003 Norwich (AA)
Fresno (AAA)
2004 New Britain (AA)
Rochester (AAA)
2005 Rochester (AAA)
2006 Rochester (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
2007 MINNESOTA (AL)
2008 MINNESOTA (AL)
2009 Fort Myers (A)*
2010 Pawtucket (AAA)
BOSTON (AL)
Sacramento (AAA)
OAKLAND (AL)
Minor League Totals

BOOF BONSER

YEAR
2000
2001
2002

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................BOOF BONSER

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
BLAINE BOYER
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

BLAINE BOYER

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 245

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Atlanta, GA

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

23

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: July 11, 1981
RESIDES: Marietta, GA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 Years, 116 Days
SIGNED BY: Rob English (Atlanta)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 21, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Ginsey; Son, Levi (9/7/10)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

BLAINE’S BESTS
• Bounced back from early season struggles to become a consistent arm out
of the bullpen, allowing one run or fewer in 35 of his final 41 games...Pitched WIN STREAK
to a 1.43 ERA (six earned runs/37.2 innings) in those 35 games.
2 games
• Allowed only three home runs over the course of the season, tied for the 3 times, last, 7/21/10-8/10/10
third-lowest total among all pitchers with a minimum of 57.0 innings pitched. LOSS STREAK
• Out of a possible 50 chances, got a groundball double play 12 times (24 3 games
2 times, last, 7/26/08-9/4/09
percent) to finish second among National League pitchers.
• Pitched a season-high 3.0 innings June 23 vs. the New York Yankees....Pitched STRIKEOUT HIGH
3 strikeouts
2.0 innings six other times.
• In 29 home games, he went 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA (13 earned runs/32.1 5 times, last, 9/2/08, Atlanta at Florida
innings) and .231 opponents average with 13 walks and 16 strikeouts.
LONGEST OUTING,
• Went 1-2 with a 7.82 ERA (11 earned runs/12.2 innings) and .333 opponents 5.0 innings
average in 14 games from April 6-May 16 before being designated for 6/3/09, St. Louis vs. Cincinnati
assignment on May 18.
MOST WALKS, GAME
• Was outrighted to Reno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 21...In 4 walks
five appearances for the Aces, he went 1-0 with two saves and a 1.50 ERA 4/27/10, Arizona at Colorado
(one earned run/6.0 innings pitched) ...Opponents hit .227 (5-22) with a walk SCORELESS STREAK
and nine strikeouts...Converted two straight save opportunities from May 15.1 innings
8/2/05-9/3/05
25-June 1.
• Selected from Reno on June 8...Went 2-0 with a 3.25 ERA (16 earned
runs/44.1 innings pitched) and .255 opponents average with 18 walks and 23
strikeouts after returning from Triple-A.
• Held opponents scoreless in 28 of 40 appearances after rejoining the team.
• Put together eight consecutive scoreless outings at home (9.1 innings) from July 6-August 7, holding opponents hitless
in four of those contests.

2009

• Went 0-2 with a 4.12 ERA in 48 relief appearances with the Diamondbacks, Cardinals and Braves.
• In 23 road games, he had a 1.75 ERA (five earned runs/25.2 innings) and .226 (21-93) opponents average with eight
walks and 13 strikeouts.
• Opened the season with the Braves, going 0-1 with a 40.50 ERA after giving up six runs in 1.1 innings of relief over
three games.
• Acquired by the Cardinals on April 20 in exchange for outfielder Brian Barton...In 15 games for St. Louis, he posted a
4.41 ERA, allowing eight earned runs in 16.1 innings.
• Claimed off waivers from the Cardinals on June 8.
• Did not allow an earned run in a career-best eight straight road affairs, over 10.0 innings, from August 1-September 1.
• Did not allow an earned run in his final five games, a span of 4.2 innings, from September 21-October 2.

2008

• Spent the entire season with the Braves and tied for ninth in the majors with 76 games...Also set career bests with
72.0 innings pitched and 67 strikeouts.
• Appeared in 51 games before the All-Star break, posting a 2-5 record with one save and a 3.39 ERA.
• Notched his first major league save in an 8-6 win on May 14 at Philadelphia, allowing one run on three hits with a
strikeout in 1.1 innings.
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2007

• Opened the season on Disabled List after suffering a strained oblique muscle in Spring Training.
• After an eight-game stint with Richmond (AAA) of the International League, he was recalled by the Braves on June
5...Appeared in five games from June 5-June 12...Optioned back to Richmond on June 14.
• Made 12 starts (3-3, 4.75 ERA) and nine relief appearances (1-0, two saves, 3.10 ERA) for Richmond.

2006

• Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career and made his only two appearances of the season in the
opening series at the Los Angeles Dodgers.
• Optioned to Richmond (AAA) of the International League on April 5.
• Had season-ending right shoulder surgery on April 18...Transferred to 60-Day Disabled List on June 24.

2005

• Recalled from Mississippi (AA) of the Southern League on June 12 and made his major league debut that night, taking
the loss vs. Oakland...Fanned Dan Johnson for his first career strikeout.
• Earned his first big league win on August 10 vs. the Giants, working 2.0 innings for the first time in his career.
• Worked 15 consecutive scoreless outings spanning 15.1 innings from August 2-September 3.
• Posted a 4-1 record and 2.05 ERA (five earned runs/22.0 innings) in 23 games at Turner Field.
• Led the Carolina (A) League with 154.0 innings pitched and 28 starts, ranked fifth with a 2.98 ERA and tied for fifth
with 10 wins for Myrtle Beach.
• Selected to the League’s All-Star team.
• Named the Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Week for May 3-May 9, going 1-0 with a 0.68 ERA and nine strikeouts in
two starts.

2003

2002

• Led Macon (A) of the South Atlantic League relievers with 73 strikeouts.

2001

• Posted a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio (57 strikeouts, 19 walks) at Danville (R) of the Appalachian League.

2000

• Ranked sixth on the team with a 2.51 ERA, while posting a 1-3 record and one save in 11 games (five starts) for the
Gulf Coast (R) Braves.

BACKGROUND

• Blaine Thomas Boyer attended Walton High School in Marietta, GA, where he was named an honorable mention
All-American centerfielder as well as All-County and All-State.
• Also won letters in football and basketball.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS





Selected by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2000 First-Year Player draft.
On the 60-Day Disabled List, June 24-November 1, 2006, recovering from right shoulder surgery.
Acquired by the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for outfielder Brian Barton on April 20, 2009.
Claimed off waivers by the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 8, 2009.
Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on January 21, 2011.

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• His 12 victories led Rome (A) and were fifth in the South Atlantic League...Also ranked third on the club with 136.2
innings pitched and 115 strikeouts.
• Went 8-0 with a 1.81 ERA (11 earned runs in 54.2 innings) over 10 games from July 9-August 26.

BLAINE BOYER

2004

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................BLAINE BOYER

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

BLAINE BOYER................................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

TEAM
GCL Braves (R)
Danville Braves (R)
Macon Braves (A)
Rome Braves (A)
Myrtle Beach (A)
Mississippi (AA)
ATLANTA (NL)
2006 ATLANTA (NL)
2007 ATLANTA (NL)
Gwinnett (AAA)
2008 ATLANTA (NL)
2009 ATLANTA (NL)
ST. LOUIS (NL)
ARIZONA (NL)
2010 Reno (AAA)
ARIZONA (NL)
Minor League Totals

W ERA
G
1-3 2.51 11
4-5 4.32 13
5-9 3.07 43
12-8 3.69 30
10-10 2.98 28
2-4 5.03 14
4-2 3.11 43
0-0 40.50
2
0-0 3.38
5
4-3 4.30 21
2-6 5.88 76
0-1 40.50
3
0-0 4.41 15
0-1 2.68 30
1-0 1.50
5
3-2 4.26 54
39-42 3.58 165

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SCOUTING & MINORS

BLAINE BOYER

Major League Totals

9-12

GS CG SHO
5 0
0
12 0
0
0 0
0
26 1
0
28 0
0
8 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
12 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
91 1
0

4.63 228

0

0

0

SV
IP
1 32.1
0 50.0
1 70.1
0 136.2
0 154.0
0 48.1
0 37.2
0
0.2
0
5.1
2 73.1
1 72.0
0
1.1
0 16.1
0 37.0
2
6.0
0 57.0
6 571.0

H
24
48
52
146
138
62
32
4
10
76
73
3
14
39
5
59
551

R
16
35
30
70
63
28
13
3
3
40
51
6
10
20
1
32
283

ER
9
24
24
56
51
27
13
3
2
35
47
6
8
11
1
27
227

HR HB
0 3
4 5
0 5
5 4
4 7
4 2
1 2
0 0
0 0
1 7
10 2
0 1
1 1
0 3
0 0
3 1
18 33

1 227.1

234

138

117

15

10

BB
19
19
39
58
49
18
17
1
1
50
25
3
5
12
1
29
253
93

SO WP BK
27 3 2
57 9 1
73 8 2
115 10 1
95 7 0
40 0 0
33 2 0
0 0 0
3 2 0
62 5 0
67 2 0
2 0 0
9 0 0
18 2 0
9 0 0
29 2 0
478 42 6
161 10

0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
1
0 0 .000 .000
6
0 0 .000 .000

E
1
4

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 Arizona
Career Totals

AVG
G
.000 54
.000 228

AB
2
8

R
0
0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 1
0
0

BB
0
0

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
228

PO
11

A
30

E
4

PCT.
.911

TC
45

DP
1

BIGGEST COMEBACKS
DEFICIT
8 runs
7 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs

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DATE
9/2/72
6/30/00
8/22/06
6/13/01
5/15/99
9/13/97
7/13/97
4/1/96
6/14/80
6/5/78
9/14/78
7/20/75
9/23/75
7/17/73
5/7/72
8/17/66
4/23/65

OPPONENT
at Houston
vs. Atlanta
vs. St. Louis
at Baltimore
at Philadelphia
vs. Montreal
at Atlanta
vs. St. Louis
vs. San Francisco
vs. Los Angeles
vs. Montreal
vs. Houston
at Chicago
at Atlanta
vs. San Diego
vs. Pittsburgh
at San Francisco

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SCORE
11-8
11-8
8-7
7-6 (10)
9-7
9-6 (11)
7-6 (10)
7-6
7-6
9-8
7-6
10-9
8-6
8-7
8-6
8-7
9-8

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 220

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Lower Marion, PA

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 13, 1981
RESIDES: Springfield, PA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 Years, 140 Days
SIGNED BY: Ken Hultzapple (Philadelphia)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on January 3, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Ashley; Son, Jayden (12/18/05)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

TAYLOR’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
3 games
2 times, last, 8/3/08-8/20/08
LOSS STREAK
4 games
7/16/06-9/11/06
STRIKEOUTS GAME
8 strikeouts
2 times, last, 7/16/06-9/11/06

2008

LONGEST OUTING RELIEVER
5.0 innings
8/9/07. Colorado vs. Chicago (NL)




Posted the sixth-lowest ERA among National League relief pitchers.
Set a career-high in appearances.
His ERA was the fourth-lowest ever posted by a Rockies reliever.
Earned his first career save on May 4 vs. the Dodgers (1.1 innings) in Rockies’
7-2 win.
• Allowed just one of 10 inherited runners to score.

2007

MOST WALKS, GAME
5 walks
7/16/06, Houston at Florida
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE
GAME
0 walks
5/21/06, Houston vs. Texas

• Went 5-2 with a 2.70 ERA (15 earned runs/50.0 innings) in 33 relief outings.
• Made eight starts and tossed a season-high 7.0 innings twice, in consecutive
starts, May 19 vs. Kansas City and May 27 at San Francisco.
• His lone winning start was on May 19 vs. the Royals, a 6-4 victory.
• Went a season-high 5.0 innings in relief, August 9 vs. Chicago (NL).

SCORELESS STREAK
None

2006

FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME

LAST COMPLETE GAME
5/21/06, Houston vs. Texas (Won, 5-0)
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
5/21/06, Houston vs. Texas (Won, 5-0)

5 hits
• Made a career-high 19 starts.
5/21/06, Houston vs. Texas (Won, 5-0)
• Made his major league debut, April 7 vs. Washington...Pitched 2.1 innings of
scoreless relief.
• After an appearance out of the bullpen on April 13 vs. San Francisco, he made 19 consecutive starts.
• Earned his first victory with 8.2 shutout innings vs. Pittsburgh on April 22.
• Pitched his lone career shutout, May 21 vs. Texas...Gave up five singles in the game, did not walk a batter and fanned
six.
• Optioned to Round Rock (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on July 29...Recalled again on September 11.

2005

• For the year, he went 6-0 with a 4.19 ERA in 14 starts (32 earned runs/68.2 innings pitched).
• Missed over two months of the season from June 7-August 17 with right shoulder tendinitis.
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2009

LONGEST OUTING STARTER
9.0 innings
5/21/06, Houston vs. Texas

• Spent most of the year recovering from right elbow (Tommy John) surgery
that was performed on June 17.

TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ

• Saw action with both the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays.
• Spent Spring Training and April recovering from right elbow surgery which
he underwent in June, 2009.
• Combined for a 1-0 record with a 3.75 ERA (five earned runs/12.0 innings)
in nine games out of the bullpen.
• Started his year on May 5 with Modesto (A) of the California League on a
rehabilitation assignment...After three appearances, he joined Colorado
Springs (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 13.
• Recalled by the Rockies on July 24 and appeared in seven games before he
was claimed off waivers by Toronto on September 9.
• Pitched 2.0 scoreless innings for the Blue Jays on September 19 vs. Boston
and September 30 vs. Minnesota.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ ..........................................................................................................................................................

2004

• Was placed on the Disabled List while with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on July 14 with right
shoulder tendinitis.
• Activated on August 13 and just made two relief outings the remainder of the year.
• Posted a season-high 10 strikeouts in his final victory of the season, July 4 vs. Oklahoma.

2003

• Named to the Eastern League’s All-Star team.
• Selected Reading’s Pitcher of the Year.
• Led the staff with 114 strikeouts.

2002



Was the Most Valuable Pitcher in the Florida State (A) League.
Also picked to the FSL’s Mid-Season and postseason All Star teams.
In addition, he was named to the High-A All-Star team selected by Baseball America.
Promoted to Reading (AA) of the Eastern League at the end of the year.

2001

• Tied for the minor league lead with five complete games.
• Led the South Atlantic (A) League with three shutouts and ranked second with 176.2 innings pitched.
• Named the SAL’s Pitcher of the Month for July (4-0, 0.84 ERA).

BACKGROUND

• Taylor Buchholz played both baseball and football at Springfield–Delco (PA) High School, the same high school that
Angels’ manager Mike Scioscia attended.
• Participated in American Legion baseball.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 2000 First-Year Player draft.
• Acquired by the Houston Astros, along with righthanded pitcher Brandon Duckworth and righthanded pitcher Ezequiel
Astacio, in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Billy Wagner on November 3, 2003.
• Acquired by the Colorado Rockies, along with righthanded pitcher Jason Hirsh and outfielder Willy Taveras, in exchange
for righthanded pitchers Jason Jennings and Miguel Asencio on December 12, 2006.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 5-April 22, 2009, recovering from right elbow surgery...Transferred to the 60-Day
Disabled List, April 22-November 6, 2009.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 3-April 16, 2010, recovering from right elbow surgery...Transferred to the 60-Day
Disabled List, April 16-July 24, 2010.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 17-September 1, 2010, with lower back stiffness.
• Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on September 9, 2010.
• Claimed off waivers by the Boston Red Sox on November 15, 2010.
• Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets on January 3, 2011.

LONG SCORELESS STREAKS

The club record for consecutive shutout innings is 42.0, held by the 1969 World Champions from
September 23-28 as they were gearing up for the playoffs...Included in that streak were six shutout frames vs.
St. Louis on the 23rd, a complete game victory by Gary Gentry over the Cards on the 24th, complete game
wins by Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver at Philadelphia on the 26th and 27th and a 2-0 victory over the Phillies
on the 28th...Just a few weeks earlier, the same Mets pitching staff had tossed 36.0 straight shutout innings from
September 10-13...The longest the Mets have ever been held scoreless is 39.0 innings, from September 11September 15, 1963.
TEAM SCORELESS STREAKS
1. 42.0 innings
September 23-September 28, 1969
2. 36.0 innings
September 10-September 13, 1969
3. 35.0 innings
May 25-May 28, 2010

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2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

TEAM
GCL Phillies (R)
Lakewood (A)
Clearwater (A)
Reading (AA)
Reading (AA)
New Orleans (AAA)
Round Rock (AA)
Round Rock (AA)
HOUSTON (NL)
COLORADO (NL)
COLORADO (NL)

W-L
2-3
9-14
10-6
0-2
9-11
6-7
6-0
1-3
6-10
6-5
6-6

2007
2008
2009
2010 Modesto (A)*
1-0
COLORADO (NL)
1-0
Colorado Springs (AAA)* 0-1
0-0
TORONTO (AL)
44-47
Minor League Totals
0-0

G
12
28
23
4
25
20
20
7
22
41
63

0.00
3
4.50
7
5.89 18
0.00
2
3.95 160
0.00

GS CG SHO
7 0
0
26 5
3
23 4
2
4 0
0
24 1
0
17 1
0
14 0
0
7 0
0
19 1
1
8 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
123 11

0
0
0
0
5

SV
IP
H
R
0 44.0
46 22
0 176.2 165 83
0 158.2 140 66
0 23.0
29 19
0 144.2 136 62
0 98.0 107 60
0 76.2
79 41
0 44.0
47 27
0 113.0 107 80
0 93.2 105 47
1 66.1
45 23
Did Not Pitch-Injured
0
3.0
0
0
0 10.0
10
5
0 18.1
22 12
0
2.0
0
0
0 787.0 771 392

ER
11
66
58
19
57
57
41
24
74
44
16

HR HB
2 2
8 11
11 7
5 1
14 9
16 2
14 4
2 1
21 3
8 2
5 2

0
5
12
0
345

0
2
3
0
75

0
0
1
0
38

BB
14
57
51
6
33
29
27
17
34
20
18
0
6
9
0
243

SO WP BK
41 3 1
136 1 0
129 7 0
17 0 0
114 3 0
74 8 0
45 2 0
37 0 0
77 5 0
61 3 1
56 5 1
4 0
9 0
12 1
0 0
609 25
0

0
0
0
0
1

2

0

0

0

0

2.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

National League Totals

19-21

4.42 133

27

1

1

1 283.0

267

155

139

36

7

78

203 13

2

Major League Totals

19-21

4.39 135

27

1

1

1 285.0

267

155

139

36

7

78

203 13

2

TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ

American League Totals

ERA
2.25
3.36
3.29
7.43
3.55
5.23
4.81
4.91
5.89
4.23
2.17

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 Rockies/Blue Jays
Career Totals

AVG
G
1.000
7
.093 125

AB
1
54

R
0
0

H
1
5

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
2 5
0
0

BB
0
4

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 1.000 1.000
22
0 0 .093 .155

E
0
2

CAREER FIELDING
PO
26

A
24

E
2

PCT
.962

TC
52

DP
0

NEAR NO-HITTERS

Below is a list of the last time a Mets pitcher took a no-hitter into the:
SEVENTH INNING:
Mike Pelfrey, May 15, 2008 vs. Washington
(Aaron Boone single with no outs).
EIGHTH INNING:
John Maine, September 29, 2007 vs. Florida
(Paul Hoover singled with two outs).
NINTH INNING:
Tom Seaver, September 24, 1975 at Chicago
(Joe Wallis singled with two outs).

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LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1, five times, last, August 3, 2010, Colorado vs. San Francisco
MOST RBI, GAME—1, two times, last, May 18, 2010, Colorado vs. Minnesota

POS
G
P
135

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

.......................................................................................................................................................................TAYLOR BUCHHOLZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

TIM BYRDAK

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 192

OPENING DAY AGE: 37
BIRTHPLACE: Oak Lawn, IL

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

40

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: October 31, 1973
RESIDES: Lockport, IL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 years, 150 days
SIGNED BY: Terry Wetzel (Kansas City)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 21, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Heather; Daughters, Brenna (10/21/00) and Kennidie (4/11/08); Sons,
Christopher (9/16/03) and Nathan (6/26/06)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

SCOUTING & MINORS

TIM BYRDAK

2010

• Appeared in 64 games out of the bullpen for Houston...His 64 games were
the second-most in his career, trailing the 76 outings he made in 2009...His
140 appearances since 2009 are tied for the 11th most in the National
League.
• Allowed two runs in his final 26 appearances of the season (14.0 innings
pitched).
• Lefthanded batters went 16-75 (.213) against him.
• Did not allow a run in 43 of his final 46 appearances of the season...Posted
a 1.42 ERA (four earned runs/25.1 innings pitched) in that span.
• Tossed 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 19 outings from June 12-July
21.
• Posted a season-long streak of 22 consecutive scoreless outings from July
31-September 20...Tossed 13.0 innings in that frame.
• After coming off the 15-Day Disabled List on May 24, he went 1-2 with a
2.86 ERA (nine earned runs/28.1 innings pitched) in 51 games to finish the
season...Did not allow a run in 46 of those 51 games.
• Was on the 15-day Disabled List from May 4-24 with a right hamstring strain.
• Made his third appearance on an Opening Day roster in 2010 and his
second consecutive with the Astros...His first came in 2006 with Baltimore.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

2009

TIM’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
6 games
4/14/06-5/15/08
LOSS STREAK
5 games
6/27/99-8/14/05
STRIKEOUTS GAME
5 strikeouts
3 times, last, 8/15/08, Houston at Arizona
LONGEST OUTING
4.0 innings
9/21/07, Detroit vs. Kansas City
MOST WALKS, GAME
3 walks
5 times, last, 7/6/08, Houston at Atlanta
SCORELESS STREAK
16.0 innings
4/21-08-6/1/08

• Made an Astros-high and personal-best 76 appearances...Marked the first season in his 16-year professional career in
which he did not make a single appearance in a minor league game.
• His Opening Day appearance on the active roster was the second of his career (also, 2006 with Baltimore).
• Also posted career highs in innings pitched and strikeouts.
• His 76 appearances ranked as the third-most by a lefthanded reliever in franchise history.
• Limited opponents to a .178 (39-219) batting average, which ranked as the sixth-lowest mark among major league
qualifying relievers and the best for any lefthanded reliever.
• Among lefthanded pitchers, his .178 mark was the lowest in the majors.
• Lefthanded hitters posted a .184 (19-103) average against the lefty...Held righthanded hitters to a .172 (20-116) mark,
the seventh-lowest batting average against in the NL.
• Did not allow a run over 18 appearances (13.1 innings pitched) from August 11-September 10, marking the
second-longest streak of scoreless appearances in his career.

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2008

• In 59 appearances with Houston, limited lefthanded hitters to a .135 (12-89) batting average, which ranked as the
third-lowest batting average against lefties in the majors (minimum 75 at-bats).
• Limited all opponents to a .222 (45-203) average.
• Set a career high by tossing 66 pitches and tied his career high with five strikeouts onAugust 15 vs. Arizona.
• Posted a 1.71 ERA (six earned runs/31.2 innings pitched) in 33 first-half appearances.
• Tossed 16.0 consecutive scoreless innings over 17 appearances from April 21-June 1 to begin his Astros career.
• Had his contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 20.
• Spent Spring Training 2008 with Detroit and was released on March 26.
• Signed by Houston to a minor league contract on April 3 and reported to Round Rock to begin the season.

2007




Began the season with Toledo (AAA) of the International League, before joining the Tigers bullpen.
Fanned 9.80 batters per nine innings, ninth-best among American League relievers.
Joined the Tigers bullpen after having his contract purchased from Toledo on May 14.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 27 with left elbow tendinitis.
Limited lefthanded batters to a .176 batting average (12-68) with the Tigers.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................TIM BYRDAK

2006

TIM BYRDAK

• Began the 2006 season with the Baltimore Orioles, appearing on an Opening Day roster at the major league level for
the first time in his career.
• Earned his first major league win on April 14 vs. Los Angeles (AL).
• Landed on the 60-Day Disabled List with bone chips in his left elbow on April 19...Underwent surgery on April 21 at
Johns Hopkins Hospital to remove the bone chips.
• Reinstated from the DL on July 30.
• Was designated for assignment by Baltimore on August 30.

2005

Joined the Orioles after having his contract purchased from Ottawa (AAA) of the International League on July 2.
Compiled a 1.69 ERA (one earned run/5.1 innings pitched) in 14 outings during September.
Appeared in 37 games for Ottawa before having his contract purchased by the Orioles.
Led Ottawa with 11 saves.

2004

• Signed by the San Diego Padres as a minor league free agent on January 30 and opened the season in extended
Spring Training before being transferred to Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 20.
• Saw action in 20 games with Portland before being acquired by the Orioles on June 22...Assigned to Ottawa (AAA)
of the International League by the Orioles.

2003

• Split the 2003 season between Joliet and Gary in the Independent Northern League.

2002

• Limited to 11 outings in the Cleveland Indians organization during the 2002 season as he continued to recover from
ligament replacement surgery the previous year.
• Assigned to Kinston (A) of the Carolina League after being reinstated from the Disabled List on May 17...Played in two
games with Kinston before being transferred to Akron (AA) of the Eastern League on May 23.
• Released by the Indians organization on June 28.

2001

• Assigned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League after signing with the Indians as a minor league free agent on
February 19.
• Landed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 29 with left elbow soreness...Underwent ligament replacement surgery
in his left elbow on June 7.

2000

• Appeared in 12 games for the Kansas City Royals after being recalled from Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League
on July 15.
• Optioned to Wichita (AA) of the Texas League on August 11...Spent the majority of the 2000 season with Omaha,
with the exception of brief stints with Wichita and Kansas City.

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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

TIM BYRDAK

1999

• Played in 33 games during his three stints with the Royals.
• Recalled by Kansas City from Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 15 and optioned to Omaha on June
23 after appearing in four games...Recalled by the Royals from Omaha on June 25.
• Earned his first major league save on July 4 at Cleveland, retiring the only batter he faced.
• Optioned back to Omaha by the Royals on July 27.
• Recalled by the Royals from Omaha for the remainder of the season on August 25.

1998

• Made his major league debut on August 7 at Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader against New
York...Retired two of the three batters he faced after being recalled from Omaha (AAA) of the International League
earlier that day.
• Optioned to Omaha on August 15...Also spent time at Wichita (AA) of the Texas League.

1997

• Started the season on the Disabled List as he continued to recover from left elbow surgery...Assigned to Wilmington
(A) of the Carolina League after being reinstated from the Disabled List on June 9.
• Ranked fourth among all Carolina League relievers with 2.18 walks per nine innings.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

TIM BYRDAK

1996

• Limited to 15 starts with Wichita (AA) of the Texas League before landing on the Disabled List for the remainder of
the season with a sore left elbow on June 27...Underwent left elbow surgery following the season.

1995

• Finished third in the Carolina League with a 2.16 ERA for Wilmington (A).
• Ranked third in the league with 11 wins and 166.1 innings pitched.

1994

• Made his professional debut with Eugene (A) of the Northwest League after being selected by the Royals in the fifth
round of the June 1994 draft.

BACKGROUND

• Timothy Christopher (Tim) Byrdak graduated from Oak Forest High School (IL)...Went to South Suburban College
(IL) for two years...Later attended Rice University in Houston, TX.
• Selected to the All-Southwest Conference team as a junior in 1994.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS











Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the fifth round of the 1994 First-Year Player Draft.
Signed by the Cleveland Indians as a minor league free agent on February 19, 2001.
Signed by the San Diego Padres as a minor league free agent on January 30, 2004.
Acquired by the Baltimore Orioles as part of a conditional deal on June 22, 2004.
Signed by the Baltimore Orioles as a minor league free agent on November 16, 2004.
Placed on the 60-Day Disabled List, April 19-July 30, 2006, with left elbow bone spurs.
Signed by the Detroit Tigers as a minor league free agent on November 17, 2006.
Placed on the 15-Day Disbaled List, June 29-July 25, 2007, with left elbow tendinitis.
Signed by the Houston Astros as a minor league free agent on April 3, 2008.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 4-May 24, 2010, with a strained right hamstring.
Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on January 21, 2011.

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1994
1995
1996
1997
1998

GS CG SHO
15 0
0
26 0
0
15 0
0
2 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0
3 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
5 0
0
10 1
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
66 0
0

SV
IP
0 73.1
0 166.1
0 84.2
3 41.0
2 52.0
0
1.2
1 36.2
4 49.2
1 24.2
0
6.1
0
6.2
4 52.2
0 17.1
0
4.0
1 13.0
0 33.2
0 66.1
0 38.0
2 34.1
11 38.2
1 26.2
0
1.0
0
1.1
0
4.0
0
7.0
0 24.1
1 45.0
0
7.1
0 55.1
0 61.1
0
2.0
0 38.2
28 748.1

H
60
118
112
34
58
5
31
39
32
11
9
59
18
3
16
31
60
47
46
23
27
2
4
4
14
22
38
8
45
39
1
40
714

R
33
46
73
17
29
1
13
19
24
8
4
27
10
2
12
17
33
28
20
12
14
1
2
1
10
7
23
3
24
23
1
15
360

ER
25
40
65
16
24
1
10
10
21
8
4
26
9
2
9
10
32
23
16
9
12
1
2
1
10
7
16
3
24
22
1
15
303

HR HB
6 4
7 10
15 0
3 2
3 2
1 0
3 2
0 6
5 1
3 0
1 0
5 4
1 1
0 0
0 1
3 1
7 4
3 2
4 2
4 3
1 1
0 0
0 0
0 0
2 0
3 0
3 1
0 0
10 2
10 3
0 0
4 0
58 39

BB
20
45
44
12
28
0
20
28
20
4
3
29
5
4
11
10
25
17
12
15
21
0
1
2
8
8
26
0
29
36
2
20
306

Independent League Totals

4-5

3.78

15

15

1

0

0 100.0

91

50

42

10

5

35

American League Totals

4-5

5.50 144

0

0

0

3 111.1

127

80

68

15

3

79

National League Totals
Major League Totals

5-5

3.53 199

0

0

0

0 155.1

124

62

61

24

5

85

9-10

4.35 343

0

0

0

3 266.2

251

142

129

39

8

164

SO WP BK
77 1 1
127 1 0
47 8 0
47 4 0
37 2 3
1 0 0
32 2 0
51 2 0
17 3 1
8 1 0
1 0 0
47 3 2
17 1 0
3 0 0
8 3 0
18 2 0
58 2 1
25 2 0
43 1 0
44 0 0
31 5 0
3 0 0
0 1 0
7 0 0
2 1 0
30 2 1
49 3 0
10 0 0
47 0 0
58 2 0
1 0 0
29 2 0
657 33 7
4

1

108 13

76

1

4

0

242 17

134

1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 Houston
Totals

AVG
G
.000 64
.154 343

AB
2
13

R
0
1

H
0
2

2B 3B
0
0
1
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
1
0 0 .000 .000
4
0 0 .231 .154

E
0
2

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1, two times, April 24, 2008, Houston at Cincinnati
MOST RBI, GAME—None

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
343

PO
16

A
33

E
3

PCT
.942

TC
52

DP
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W ERA
G
4-5 3.07 15
11-5 2.16 27
5-7 6.91 15
4-3 3.51 22
3-5 4.15 34
0-0 5.40
3
2-1 2.45 26
3-1 1.81 33
0-3 7.66 33
0-1 11.37 12
0-0 5.40
4
6-2 4.44 34
2-0 4.67
4
1-0 4.50
2
0-0 6.23
9
2-1 2.67
5
2-4 4.34 10
3-0 5.45 20
2-1 4.19 33
3-2 2.09 37
0-1 4.05 41
0-0 9.00
1
0-0 13.50
1
0-0 2.25
3
1-0 12.86 16
1-0 2.59 17
3-0 3.20 39
0-0 3.68
7
2-1 3.90 59
1-2 3.23 76
0-0 4.50
2
2-2 3.49 64
50-32 3.64 346

TIM BYRDAK

TEAM
Eugene (A)
Wilmington (A)
Wichita (AA)
Wilmington (A)
Wichita (AA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
Omaha (AAA)
1999 Omaha (AAA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
2000 KANSAS CITY (AL)
Wichita (AA)
Omaha (AAA)
2001 Buffalo (AAA)
2002 Kinston (A)
Akron (AA)
2003 Joliet (IND)
Gary (IND)
2004 Portland (AAA)
Ottawa (AAA)
2005 Ottawa (AAA)
BALTIMORE (AL)
2006 Aberdeen (A)
Frederick (A)
Bowie (AA)
BALTIMORE (AL)
2007 Toledo (AAA)
DETROIT (AL)
2008 Round Rock (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
2009 HOUSTON (NL)
2010 Round Rock (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................TIM BYRDAK

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

CHRIS CAPUANO

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 221

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: West Springfield, MA

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

38

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: August 19, 1978
RESIDES: Scottsdale, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 6 Years, 1 Day
SIGNED BY: Steve Swail (Arizona)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on January 3, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Sarah

CAREER HONORS: Named to the 2006 National League All-Star team....Earned NL Pitcher of the Week honors,
April 24-April 30, 2006.

SCOUTING & MINORS

CHRIS CAPUANO

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Made his first major league appearance since September 28, 2007 on June
3, 2010 at Florida...Went 3.2 innings and allowed seven hits and three runs,
earned.
• Had four quality starts for the Brewers, all of which came in a row from
September 8-September 26.
• Went 3-3 with a 4.14 ERA (21 earned runs/45.2 innings) in nine major
league starts...Finished 1-1 with a 3.54 ERA (eight earned runs/20.1 innings)
in 15 games out of the bullpen.
• Threw a season-high 7.0 innings on September 8 vs. St. Louis...It was his
longest outing since July 23, 2007, when he went 8.0 innings at Cincinnati.
• Posted a 2.91 ERA (11 earned runs/34.0 innings) and a 2-2 record in his
final six starts of the season from September 3-October 2.
• His 2.37 ERA (eight earned runs/30.1 innings) in September was the 15th
lowest in the National League among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings
pitched in the month.
• Started the season with Brevard County (A) of the Florida State League...
Transferred to Nashville (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before the
Brewers purchased his contract on May 29.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

2009

CHRIS’ BESTS
WIN STREAK
5 games
6/19-7/10/05
LOSS STREAK
4 games
2 times, last, 7/28/07-8/14/07
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
12 strikeouts
6/16/06, Milwaukee vs. Cleveland
DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUT GAMES:
2 double-digit strikeout games
6/2/07, Milwaukee vs. Florida
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
9.0 innings
2 times, last, 7/6/06, Milwaukee vs. Chicago
(NL)
LONGEST OUTING, RELIVER
5.0 innings
8/24/07, Milwaukee at Atlanta

• Spent most of the season recovering from “Tommy John” surgery on his
left elbow which was performed on May 15, 2008 by Dr. James Andrews...It MOST WALKS, GAME
8 walks
was the lefthander’s second elbow surgery.
9/23/05, Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
• Made six minor league starts in August and September.

2008

• Did not pitch all season because of a torn ulnar ligament in his left elbow...
Suffered the injury in a spring training start March 17 against Seattle.
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on March 27 and underwent
“Tommy John” surgery on May 15...The surgery was performed by Dr. James
Andrews.
• Was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on September 1.

2007

• Began the year 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA through his first seven starts (10
earned runs/39.0 innings).
• Went 0-12 with a 6.08 ERA over his last 22 appearances (75 earned
runs/111.0 innings).
• His 12-game losing streak from May 13-August 30 set a franchise record.
• On June 2 vs. Florida, he hit his first career home run, a solo shot against
Byung-Hyun Kim.
• On October 11, he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right
shoulder...The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.
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FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
0 walks
2 times, last, 7/6/06, Milwaukee vs. Chicago
(NL)
SCORELESS STREAK
12.0 innings
8/22/06-8/27/06

LAST COMPLETE GAME
7/6/06, Milwaukee vs. Chicago (NL)
(Won, 2-0)
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
7/6/06, Milwaukee vs. Chicago (NL)
(Won, 2-0)
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
5 hits
4/30/06, Milwaukee at Chicago (NL)
(Won, 9-0)

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Tied Houston’s Roy Oswalt for the major league lead with 25 quality starts.
Produced 11 quality starts to begin the year.
For the second straight year, he ranked second among National League lefthanders in strikeouts.
Tossed a career-high 222.1 innings, which ranked seventh in the NL.
Was selected to his first All-Star Game but did not pitch.
Named the National League Pitcher of the Week, April 24-April 30.
Tossed his first career complete-game and shutout, 9-0 against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on April 30...Allowed five hits
with no walks and six strikeouts.
• Struck out a career-best 12 batters over 7.0 innings in a 6-4 victory vs. Cleveland on June 16th.

2005

Set career bests in wins, ERA, starts and strikeouts.
Led the major leagues with 12 pickoffs.
Ranked fourth in the National League in victories.
From June 19-July 31, he recorded a career-best seven game winning streak.
Was second in the NL among lefthanded pitchers in strikeouts.
Only three pitchers in Milwaukee history amassed more than 18 victories in a season: Teddy Higuera (20, 1986); Jim
Colborn (20, 1973) and Mike Caldwell (22, 1978).

2004

• Made his first Opening Day roster.
• Pitched in his first game for the Brewers on April 8 at St. Louis and was an 11-5 winner.
• His season was limited to 17 games because of three trips to the Disabled List (strained left quadriceps, strained left
triceps, sore left elbow).

2003

Spent the majority of the season with Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Named to the PCL All-Star team.
Made his major league debut, pitching in relief on May 4 vs. Atlanta.
His initial big league start came on May 17 vs. Pittsburgh, the one-year anniversary of his elbow surgery.
Picked up his first win in an 8-3 victory vs. San Diego on July 9.
Had three separate tours of duty with Arizona.

2002

• His season came to an end on May 17 when he underwent left elbow surgery (Tommy John)...The surgery was
performed by Dr. James Andrews.

2001

• Tied for the Texas League lead in starts.
• Averaged 9.43 strikeouts per nine innings, the third best mark in the Texas League.

2000

• Missed the first two months of the season while completing his economics degree at Duke University.
• Still led his team in victories and ERA.

BACKGROUND




Christopher Frank (Chris) Capuano graduated from Cathedral (MA) High School where he was the class valedictorian.
Graduated Phil Beta Kappa from Duke University with a degree in economics.
Was part of Major League Baseball’s All-Star team that played in Japan in 2006.
Was a member of Team USA in the 2001 World Cup in Taiwan, earning a Silver Medal.

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CHRIS CAPUANO






FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................CHRIS CAPUANO

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
CHRIS CAPUANO
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

CHRIS CAPUANO

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by Arizona in the eighth round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by Milwaukee, along with first baseman Lyle Overbay, second baseman Junior Spivey, infielder Craig Counsell,
catcher.
• Chad Moeller and lefthanded pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, in exchange for first baseman Richie Sexson, lefthanded pitcher
Shane Nance and a player to be named (outfielder Noochie Varner) on December 1, 2003.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 21-May 25, 2004 with a strained left quadriceps.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 1-June 11, 2004 with a strained left triceps.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 25, 2004-remainder of the season, with left elbow soreness.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 14-June 30, 2007, with a strained left groin.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 27-August 31, 2008, with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow...
Transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on September 1-October 31, 2008.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on January 3, 2011.
YEAR
2000
2001
2002
2003

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009 AZL Brewers (R)#
Helena (R)#
2010 Brevard County (A)#
Nashville (AAA)#
MILWAUKEE (NL)
Minor League Totals

W-L ERA
10-4 2.21
10-11 5.31
4-1 2.72
9-5 3.34
2-4 4.64
0-0 3.38
0-1 8.31
0-1 27.00
6-8 4.99
18-12 3.99
11-12 4.03
5-12 5.10

G
18
28
6
23
9
1
2
1
17
35
34
29

GS CG SHO
18 0
0
28 2
2
6 0
0
23 0
0
5 0
0
1 0
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
17 0
0
35 0
0
34 3
2
25 0
0

0-0
0-0
2-0
1-1
4-4
36-24

6.00
1.50
1.23
1.80
3.95
3.73

3
3
3
4
24
92

3
3
3
4
9
92

0
0
0
0
0
2

0
0
0
0
0
2

Major League Totals

46-52

4.35 148

125

3

2

2004

TEAM
South Bend (A)
El Paso (AA)
Tucson (AAA)
Tucson (AAA)
ARIZONA (NL)
Beloit (A)
Indianapolis (AAA)
High Desert (A)
MILWAUKEE (NL)
MILWAUKEE (NL)
MILWAUKEE (NL)
MILWAUKEE (NL)

SV
IP
H
R
0 101.2
68 35
0 159.1 184 109
0 36.1
30 12
0 142.2 133 66
0 33.0
27 19
0
2.2
3
1
0
8.2
10
9
0
2.0
6
6
0 88.1
91 55
0 219.0 212 105
0 221.1 229 108
0 150.0 170 93
Did Not Play-Injured
0
3.0
5
2
0
6.0
3
2
0 14.2
12
2
0 25.0
21
6
0 66.0
65 29
0 502.0 475 250
0 777.2

794

409

ER
25
94
11
53
17
1
8
6
49
97
99
85
2
1
2
5
29
208

HR HB
2 5
13 11
1 0
9 11
3 6
1 0
1 1
1 0
18 5
31 12
29 9
20 8

BB
45
75
11
43
11
1
5
3
37
91
47
54

SO WP BK
105 2 2
167 9 2
29 1 0
108 6 1
23 3 0
4 0 0
9 2 0
2 0 0
80 3 1
176 3 4
174 7 0
132 10 0

0
1
1
0
9
30

0
0
0
1
1
29

2
0
0
4
21
189

4 0
4 0
17 1
16 0
54 5
465 21

0
0
0
0
0
5

376 110

41

261

639 31

5

BB

SO WP BK

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2006 NL/Pittsburgh

W-L

ERA

G

GS CG SHO

SV
IP
H
DID NOT PITCH

R

ER

HR HB

CAREER HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 Milwaukee
Career Totals

AVG
G
.056 24
.153 145

AB
18
236

R
0
10

H
1
36

2B 3B
0
0
6
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
1
17 15
1
1

LAST HOME RUN—June 2, 2007, Milwaukee vs. Florida (Byung-Hyun Kim)
MOST HITS, GAME—2, three times, last, September 23, 2005, Milwaukee vs. St. Louis
MOST RBI, GAME—2, three times, last, September 23, 2005, Milwaukee vs. St. Louis

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
148

40

PO
35

A
131

E
8

PCT
.954

TC
174

DP
5

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BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
9
0 0 .056 .112
7 108
0 0 .191 .180

E
0
8

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 214

OPENING DAY AGE: 33
BIRTHPLACE: Safford, AZ

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

77

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: April 12, 1977
RESIDES: Hasslet, TX

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 Years, 141 Days
SIGNED BY: John Green (Baltimore)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on December 9, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012
FAMILY: Wife, Autumn

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Established career bests in strikeouts and ERA.
• His 89.1 innings ranked first among all American League relief pitchers.
• Had one start on July 31 against the Yankees...Had a no-decision and allowed
five runs in 4.0 innings.

2008

LOSS STREAK
4 games
7/29/05-9/3/05
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
6 strikeouts
4/10/03 vs. Kansas at Detroit
LONGEST OUTING STARTER
9.0 innings
6/7/05 vs. Kansas City at San Francisco
LONGEST OUTING EELIVER
5.1 innings
7/11/08 vs. Chicago (AL) at Texas
MOST WALKS, GAME
7 walks
8/4/05, Kansas City at Boston
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
0 walks
6/7/05, Kansas City at San Francisco
(Won, 8-1)
SCORELESS STREAK
16.0 innings
7/1/08-5/27/09
LAST COMPLETE GAME
6/7/05, Kansas City at San Francisco

• A member of the White Sox team that won the American League Central, LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
but did not pitch in a 3-1 ALDS loss to Tampa Bay.
None
• Recalled from Charlotte (AAA) of the International League for the first time FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
on July 9.
5 games
• Tossed 5.1 innings of relief on July 11 at Texas...It marked his first major 6/7/05, Kansas City at San Francisco
(Won, 8-1)
league appearance since September 29, 2005 at Minnesota.
• Established a career-high with seven holds.
• Limited opponents to a .219 (30-137) batting average.
• Thirteen of his 31 outings went for more than 1.0 inning.
• Was optioned back to Charlotte on July 17 and recalled a second time on July 20.
• Began the year on Charlotte’s Disabled List with a strained right quadriceps...Was reinstated from the Disabled List on
June 7.

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2009

D.J.’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
5 games
9/29/05-7/22/09

D.J. CARRASCO

• Set a career-best with 63 appearances, a 3.68 ERA and 65 strikeouts...Also
tied his career-high with seven holds.
• On July 31, he was traded along with outfielder Ryan Church and infielder
Bobby Crosby to the Arizona Diamondbacks for catcher Chris Snyder,
outfielder Pedro Cianco and cash considerations.
• His .239 batting average against and 1.30 WHIP were the second lowest
of his career.
• Also his 167.2 innings pitched since 2009 are the most among all major
league relievers.
• Worked more than 1.0 inning on 21 occasions and 2.0 innings or more 14
times...Held opponents scoreless in 40 games.
• Allowed 16 of 39 (41 percent) inherited runners to score, the second
lowest percentage of his career.
• Retired 45 of 63 first batters faced (71 percent).
• Worked a season-high 3.1 innings on July 17 vs. Houston.
• Picked up a victory and struck out five in 2.2 innings vs. Milwaukee...It was
the fifth time in his career he struck out five in a game...His career-best is six
strikeouts, April 10, 2003 at Detroit.
• In 13 appearances (11.2 innings) for the Pirates in May, he had a 2.31 ERA
(three earned runs)...Gave up nine hits, with eight walks and eight strikeouts.
• Was unscored upon in 13 of his 18 appearances with Arizona.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

D.J. CARRASCO

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

D.J. CARRASCO

2007

• Was a non-roster invitee to spring training with Arizona.
• Made 22 starts for Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

2006

• Pitched in three games for the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japanese League.

2005

• Tossed his lone major league complete game at San Francisco on June 5.

2004

• Made Kansas City’s Opening Day roster for the second straight year.
• Optioned to Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 24 and returned on July 30...Pitched in 23 more games
with Kansas City the remainder of the year.

2003

• Made his major league debut on April 2 vs. the White Sox...Retired Brian Daubach to end the eighth inning.
• Struck out six consecutive batters on April 10 at Detroit.
• Earned his first big league victory on April 18 vs. the Tigers.

2002
D.J. CARRASCO

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

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2001

SCOUTING & MINORS

• Was a Carolina League mid-season and postseason All-Star.
• Named the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year for the Carolina League.
• Led the league in saves and games finished.
• Opponents hit .145 against him, the second lowest average among relief pitchers in the Carolina League.

BACKGROUND

• Daniel (D.J.) Carrasco graduated from Hayward (CA) High School in 1995.
• Attended Chabot Junior College in Hayward, CA before attending Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ.
• A self-proclaimed “gear head” who likes to collect vintage cars...His seven-car collection contains, among others,
Camaros and Firebirds.
• His signing scout, John Green, is the son of former Mets Manager Dallas Green’s son.







Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in 26th round of the 1997 First-Year Player Draft.
Signed by the Cleveland Indians as a minor league free agent on June 18, 1998.
Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent on March 29, 1999.
Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule V Draft on December 16, 2002.
Signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks as a minor league free agent on December 30, 2006.
Signed by the Chicago White Sox as a minor league free agent on January 11, 2008.
Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent on January 14, 2010.
Acquired by the Arizona Diamondbacks, along with outfielder Ryan Church and infielder Bobby Crosby, for catcher Chris
Snyder, outfielder Pedro Cianco and cash considerations on July 31, 2010.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on December 10, 2010.

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W-L ERA
G
1-1 5.40 13
4-2 2.96 18
0-1 6.35
2
5-4 1.34 27
1-0 3.48
8
1-1 8.36
9
4-0 1.50 22
2-2 4.14 27
4-4 1.61 55
6-5 4.82 50
2-1 3.20 32
2-2 4.84 30
3-2 2.28 11
6-8 4.79 21
0-3 14.81
3
5-14 6.68 34
2-1 2.88
8
1-0 3.96 31
5-1 3.76 49
2-2 3.88 45
1-0 3.18 18
34-33 3.89 266

GS CG SHO
1 0
0
4 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
3 0
0
20 1
0
3 0
0
22 1
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
33 1
0

American League Totals

20-16

H
36
43
9
35
8
16
18
34
52
82
60
41
24
129
22
185
24
30
103
50
18
544

R
23
20
8
10
5
14
7
22
18
44
22
22
9
67
17
121
9
17
42
24
15
288

ER
19
17
4
6
4
13
6
17
13
43
20
19
7
61
17
102
8
17
39
24
8
236

HR HB
3 2
2 3
0 0
0 7
1 0
0 1
0 2
2 0
1 6
8 7
2 4
5 3
1 3
11 6
3 1
16 8
0 1
2 5
5 2
4 4
1 1
28 37

BB
14
23
3
20
8
13
14
25
18
40
18
15
11
51
10
60
7
14
29
22
12
234

SO WP BK
38 1 0
49 7 4
4 0 0
40 2 0
10 1 0
10 1 0
40 1 2
35 2 0
83 2 0
57 6 0
50 1 0
22 2 0
21 2 0
49 7 3
9 1 0
103 12 1
24 2 0
30 0 0
62 3 0
45 4 0
20 2 0
507 34 7
220 18

23

1

0

2 362.1

385

192

179

31

23

149

National League Totals

3-2

3.68

63

0

0

0

0

78.1

68

39

32

5

5

34

65

6

0

Japanese League Totals

0-3 14.81

3

3

0

0

0

10.1

22

17

17

3

1

10

9

1

0

4.31 244

23

1

0

2 440.2

453

231

211

36

28

183

285 24

3

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

Major League Totals

23-18

4.45 181

SV
IP
2 31.2
0 51.2
0
5.2
6 40.1
2 10.1
0 14.0
7 36.0
1 37.0
29 72.2
2 80.1
3 56.1
0 35.1
0 27.2
0 114.2
0 10.1
0 137.1
1 25.0
0 38.2
0 93.1
0 55.2
0 22.2
51 545.2

D.J. CARRASCO

YEAR TEAM
1998 Watertown (A)
1999 Williamsport (A)
Lynchburg (A)
2000 Hickory (A)
Lynchburg (A)
Altoona (AA)
2001 Lynchburg (A)
Altoona (AA)
2002 Lynchburg (A)
2003 KANSAS CITY (AL)
2004 Omaha (AAA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
2005 Omaha (AAA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
2006 Fukuoka (JAPAN)
2007 Tucson (AAA)
2008 Charlotte (AAA)
CHICAGO (AL)
2009 CHICAGO (AL)
2010 PITTSBURGH (NL)
ARIZONA (NL)
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................D.J. CARRASCO

3

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

AB

R

H

BB

0

2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HBP
DID NOT PITCH
0
0
0
0 1
0
0

15

0

AB
6
15

R
0
0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

BB
0
0

0

5

0

0

.000 .000

5

SO SB CS SLG OBP
3
0 0 .000 .000
5
0 0 .000 .000

E
2
5

CAREER HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 Pittsburgh/Arizona
Career Totals

AVG
G
.000 63
.000 244

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 1
0
0

MAJOR LEAGUE FIELDING
P
P

G
244

PO
37

A
66

E
5

PCT
.954

TC
108

DP
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DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM
AVG
G
2008 Chicago (AL)/Tampa Bay
Career Totals
.000 244

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
LUIS CASTILLO
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

LUIS CASTILLO

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 191

OPENING DAY AGE: 35
BIRTHPLACE: San Pedro de Macoris, DR

INFIELDER
BATS: Switch

1

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: September 12, 1975
RESIDES: Santo Domingo, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 13 Years, 55 Days
SIGNED BY: Julio Camillo (Florida)
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league
catcher Drew Butera and minor league outfielder Dustin Martin on July 30, 2007
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Son, Luis (10/12/01); Daughter, Adonai (7/30/09)

CAREER HONORS Is a three-time National League All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005)...National League Player of the
Week (June 17-June 23, 2002)...Won three consecutive Gold Glove Awards (2003-2005)...Recorded a 35-game hitting
streak from May 8-June 21, 2002, tied for the sixth-longest hitting streak in NL history and the 10th longest in major
league history.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Struck out only 25 times in 247 at-bats (10%).
• Hit in eight consecutive games from April 13th-April 21...During that stretch
he was 11-35 (.314).
• Reached base safely in 16 of the first 17 games of the season.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 4, retroactive to June 2, with a
bruised right heel.
• During four rehabilitation games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State
League, he was 2-13 (.154) with one double, three walks and three runs
scored.
• Was reinstated from the 15-Day DL on July 19.
• Had a walkoff RBI single on August 24 vs. Florida (off Will Ohman)...His
previous walk-off hit came on April 17, 2009 vs. Milwaukee (off Seth
McClung).
• Stole home plate on the back end of a double steal on September 4 at
Chicago (NL)...Became the first Met to steal home since Moises Alou on
May 6, 2008.
• Stole eight bases...Since being acquired by the Mets on July 31, 2007, he is
55-68 (81%) in stolen bases.
• Was 2-15 (.133) in September and October.
• Since 2000, he is third in the major leagues with 436 infield hits behind Ichiro
Suzuki and Juan Pierre...Has 1,605 hits total over that span.

2009

HITS, GAME
4 hits
18 times, last, 4/11/09 at Florida
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
28 times, last, 8/16/09 vs. Florida
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
2 leadoff home runs
2 times, last, 7/16/06, Minnesota vs.
Cleveland (Jeremy Sowers)
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
4 RBI
5/22/04, Florida vs. Arizona
STOLEN BASES, GAME
4 stolen bases
5/17/00, Florida at San Diego

• Finished 15th in the National League in batting average and 16th in on-base
percentage.
• Was second in the major leagues with 19 sacrifice bunts...The 19 sacrifices HITTING STREAK
35 games
were also the second-most in franchise history behind Felix Millan’s 24 in
5/8/02-6/21/02
1974.
• Ranked second in the National League with 39 infield hits...Houston’s GRAND SLAMS
1 grand slam
Michael Bourn led the league with 43.
5/22/04, Florida at Arizona (Steve Sparks)
• Was also second in the NL with a .350 (89-254) batting average at
home...Appeared in 73 of the 81 games at Citi Field.
• Was the seventh-most difficult player in the National League to strike out, with 58 strikeouts in 580 plate appearances.
• Finished second on the team with 43 multi-hit games...Had 34 two-hit games, eight three-hit games and one four-hit
game.
• Went 4-4 with three runs scored on April 11 at Florida to tie his career-high in hits...It was the second time that he
collected four hits as a member of the Mets and the 18th time in his career.
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2007

• Tied his career-high with four hits on August 5 at Chicago (NL)...It was his 17th career four-hit game.
• Acquired from the Minnesota Twins on July 30...Was hitting .304 (106-349) with 11 doubles, three triples, 18 RBI, 29
walks and 28 strikeouts in 85 games with the Twins.
• Had his 32-game hitting streak at Shea Stadium, the longest such streak in the 44-year history of the ballpark, snapped
on June 18...The streak started on September 2, 2001.

2006

• Led the Twins with 25 stolen bases.
• Hit his second career lefthanded home run, his first in 1,563 at-bats, on May 13 against the White Sox (off Javier
Vazquez).
• Swiped his 300th career base on August 26 at Chicago (AL).
POSTSEASON: Started all three games for Minnesota vs. Oakland in the ALDS...Hit .273 (3-11).

2005

• Led the National League in batting average vs. lefthanded pitchers (.423), and was the hardest to strike out (one per
16.38 plate appearances).
• Won his third consecutive Gold Glove Award.
• Selected to his third career All-Star team...Went 1-3 with a run scored in the game on July 12 at Detroit.
• Collected a career-high four walks on April 18 at Washington.

2004

• Established a career-high in RBI.
• Won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award.
• Registered his first career grand slam, May 22 vs. Arizona (Steve Sparks)...Also had a career-high four RBI in that game.

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• Established a career-high in home runs for a calendar month with his third home run in May, with a two-run shot on
May 30 vs. Los Angeles (Clayton Kershaw)...Castillo’s previous best was two home runs in a month done four times,
last, May, 2006...All three of his home runs came in the first inning.
• In addition, all three of his home runs during the 2008 season came against lefthanded pitchers.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a strained left hip flexor on July 3...Returned to the Mets on August 25.
• Scored a career-high five runs in the first game of a split-stadium, day-night doubleheader on June 27 vs. the Yankees.

LUIS CASTILLO

• Collected the first Mets RBI in Citi Field history on April 13 vs. San Diego with his run scoring double in the bottom
of the second inning to plate Brian Schneider.
• His infield single in the ninth inning scored Carlos Delgado with the game-winning run and gave the Mets a 5-4 victory
over the Brewers on April 17.
• Stole two bases on May 10 vs. Pittsburgh...Since joining the Mets on July 31, 2007 has stolen 38 bases while being
caught only seven times.
• Hit leadoff for the first time as a member of the Mets on May 14 at San Francisco...The last time he batted first was
July 28, 2007, with Minnesota at Cleveland.
• Reached base safely in nine consecutive plate appearances from May 26-May 29 (four hits, five walks).
• Finished third in the NL with a .368 (28-76) batting average during July with at least one hit in 18 of 23 games, raising
his batting average from .275 to .299.
• Collected two hits in the fourth inning on August 18 vs. Atlanta, and later in that same inning Gary Sheffield accomplished
the same feat...It was the first time that a Mets player had two hits in the same inning since Moises Alou had two hits
in the eighth inning on April 9, 2007 vs. Philadelphia.
• Hit his first home run of the season on August 16 vs. San Francisco...The two-run home run off of Jonathan Sanchez
was his first since May 30, 2008 vs. Los Angeles, a drought spanning 475 at-bats including a major league leading 333
at-bats in 2009...For his career, 25 of his 28 home runs have come as a righthanded hitter...Has not hit a home run as
a lefthanded hitter since May 13, 2006 with Minnesota vs. Chicago (AL) off Javier Vazquez.
• Recorded six consecutive multi-hit games from August 18-August 23...Hit .609 (14-23) over this stretch with four
two-hit games and two three-hit games...Raised his batting average from .302 to .321 over that span...Was the second
Mets player to have six straight multi-hit games in 2009, joining David Wright from June 7-June 13th.
• Collected his 1,800th career hit on August 24 vs. Philadelphia, a single off Pedro Martinez.
• Stole his 20th base of the season on August 25 at Florida...It was the eighth time in his career that he has stolen 20
bases and the first since the 2006 season.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................LUIS CASTILLO

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
LUIS CASTILLO
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

LUIS CASTILLO ...............................................................................................................................................................................

2003

• Established career-highs in games, home runs and hits...Led the Marlins in batting average.
• Was second among National League second basemen with a .986 fielding percentage.
• Received his first Gold Glove Award.
• Selected to his second All-Star Game on July 15 at Chicago.
• Recorded a season-high three stolen bases on April 17 at Philadelphia.
POSTSEASON: Started at second base and batted second in all of Florida’s 17 postseason games...Hit .294 (5-17)
over four games in the NLDS against San Francisco...Belted three doubles with two runs scored, one RBI and three
stolen bases...Also posted a .400 on-base percentage in the series...Was 6-28 (.214) in seven games in the NLCS
against the Cubs...Hit one double with three runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases...Hit .154 (4-26) in six games
against the Yankees in his first World Series appearance...Collected one stolen base and one run scored in the series.

2002

• Set a Marlins franchise record with a career-best 35-game hitting streak...Hit .403 (62-154) over the 35 games...The
streak was the longest since Paul Molitor’s 39-game hitting streak in 1987.
• In addition, the streak was the sixth-longest in National League history and was tied for 10th longest all-time.
• Named the Lou Brock Award winner as the major league leader in stolen bases.
• Selected to his first All-Star team...Was 0-2 in the game on July 9 at Milwaukee.
• Had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip on October 23.

2001

• Established a career-high in triples.
• Ranked fifth in the NL in stolen bases.
• Reached base safely in 109 of 134 games (81 percent).

2000



Led the majors in stolen bases, winning the Lou Brock Award.
Established the Marlins’ single-season records in batting, stolen bases and multi-hit games (55).
Set a team record with a career-high four stolen bases on May 17 vs. San Diego.
Recorded seven stolen bases in two games from May 17-May 18, one shy of the NL record held by Walt Wilmot
(August 6-August 7, 1894).
• Became the Marlins’ all-time stolen base leader with his 116th career stolen base on June 20 vs. Milwaukee.
• Reached base safely in 121 of 136 games (89 percent).

1999

• Ranked fourth in the National League in stolen bases.
• Registered his first career four-hit game on August 10 vs. San Francisco...Also collected four hits, August 28 at Houston.

1998

• With Charlotte (AAA) of the International League, he hit safely in 32 consecutive games from May 24-July 3.

1997

• Was Florida’s Opening Day starter at second base at age 21...Along with Edgar Renteria (age 21), they became the
youngest everyday middle infield combination in National League history.

1996

• Had his contract selected by Florida on August 8...Made his major league debut later that night against the Mets.
• Collected his first major league hit (off Robert Person), and had the game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning on August
9 against New York (NL).
• Hit his first career home run (off Mike Remlinger) on August 30 at Cincinnati.
• Selected to the Eastern League (AA) All-Star team on July 8 at Trenton.
• Named to the Eastern League postseason All-Star team.

1995

• Selected to the Midwest All-Star Game played on June 20 at West Michigan.

1994

• Set a Marlins’ short-season record with 31 stolen bases.

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BACKGROUND

• Luis Antonio Castillo Donato graduated from Colegio San Benito Abad in the Dominican Republic in 1991.
• Named the Marlins’ Most Valuable Player by the South Florida Chapter of the BBWAA in 1999 and again in 2002.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS




Signed by the Florida Marlins as a non-drafted free agent on August 19, 1992.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 7-May 22, 1997, with a bruised left heel.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 5-April 12, 2000, with a strained back.
Acquired by the Minnesota Twins in exchange for righthanded pitchers Travis Bowyer and Scott Tyler on December 2,
2005.
• Acquired by the New York Mets in exchange for minor league outfielder Dustin Martin and minor league catcher
Drew Butera on July 30, 2007.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 3-August 24, 2008, with a strained hip flexor.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 4-July 19, 2010, with a bruised right heel.
AVG.
.282
.264
.326
.317
.262
.240
.354
.287
.203
.302
.334
.308
.263
.305
.314
.291
.301
.296
.304
.296
.245
.000
.067
.250
.302
.235
.154
.299

G AB
R
H
69 266 48 75
57 216 49 57
89 340 71 111
109 420 83 133
41 164 26 43
75 263 27 63
37 130 25 46
100 380 74 109
44 153 21 31
128 487 76 147
136 539 101 180
4
13
4
4
134 537 76 141
146 606 86 185
152 595 99 187
150 564 91 164
122 439 72 132
142 584 84 173
85 349 54 106
50 199 37 59
87 298 46 73
3
5
0
0
5
15
1
1
5
16
1
4
142 486 77 147
86 247 28 58
4
13
3
2
482 1814 359 542
933 138 279

2B 3B
7
1
8
0
4
4
15
7
2
1
8
0
5
0
11
2
3
2
23
4
17
3
1
1
16 10
18
5
19
6
12
7
12
4
22
6
11
3
8
2
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
3
4
2
1
0
52 15

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO
4
31 4
0
5 31 41
0
16 2
2
1 37 36
0
23 4
1
0 55 50
1
35 6
1
2 66 68
1
8 2
0
0 14 46
0
8 1
0
0 27 53
0
5 3
0
0 16 22
0
15 4
2
0 75 68
1
10 1
0
1 22 33
0
28 6
3
0 67 85
2
17 9
0
0 78 86
0
0 0
0
0
4
2
2
45 4
3
1 67 90
2
39 4
1
2 55 76
6
39 *15
1
2 63 60
2
47 5
4
1 75 68
4
30 18
1
1 65 32
3
49 9
2
1 56 58
0
18 5
1
0 29 28
1
20 7
1
0 24 17
3
28 7
2
2 50 35
0
0 0
0
0
3
0
0
0 1
0
0
4
0
0
2 0
0
0
2
3
1
40 19
5
1 69 58
0
17 11
2
0 39 25
0
0 0
0
0
3
2
5 127 24
6
8 296 292
1

85

86

SB
9
31
41
*51
17
16
8
41
3
50
*62
1
33
*48
21
21
10
25
9
10
17
0
0
0
20
8
0
182

CS
6
12
18
28
4
10
6
15
0
17
22
0
16
15
19
4
7
11
4
2
2
0
0
0
6
3
0
85

34 15

SLG
.380
.301
.362
.393
.305
.270
.392
.326
.268
.366
.388
.538
.341
.361
.397
.348
.374
.370
.352
.372
.305
.00
.067
.250
.346
.267
.231
.352

OBP
.368
.371
.419
.411
.320
.310
.425
.403
.307
.384
.418
.471
.344
.364
.381
.373
.391
.358
.356
.371
.355
.375
.263
.333
.387
.337
.313
.398

E
9
17
14
3
9
5
16
7
15
11
1
13
13
10
6
7
6
3
2
6
0
1
2
11
2
0
65

.363 .357

9

American League Totals

.299 227

33

9

3

67 14

3

National League Totals

.289 1493 5577 863 1610 161

50

25

376 109

23

11 715 764 336 127

.349 .369 115

Major League Totals

.290 1720 6510 1001 1889 194

59

28

443 123

26

12 800 850 370 142

.351 .368 124

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TEAM
DSL Marlins (R)
GC Marlins (R)
Kane County (A)
Portland (AA)
FLORIDA (NL)
1997 FLORIDA (NL)
Charlotte (AAA)
1998 Charlotte (AAA)
FLORIDA (NL)
1999 FLORIDA (NL)
2000 FLORIDA (NL)
Calgary (AAA)#
2001 FLORIDA (NL)
2002 FLORIDA (NL)
2003 FLORIDA (NL)
2004 FLORIDA (NL)
2005 FLORIDA (NL)
2006 MINNESOTA (AL)
2007 MINNESOTA (AL)
METS
2008 METS
GC Mets (R)#
St. Lucie (A)#
Binghamton (AA)#
2009 METS
2010 METS
St. Lucie (A)
Minor League Totals

LUIS CASTILLO

YEAR
1993
1994
1995
1996

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................LUIS CASTILLO

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

LUIS CASTILLO ...............................................................................................................................................................................

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT AVG.
2003 Florida/San Francisco .294
2006 Minnesota/Oakland
.273
Division Series Totals
.286

G
4
3
7

AB
17
11
28

R
2
0
2

H
5
3
8

2B 3B
3
0
0
0
3
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
1 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
1 0
0
0

BB
3
3
6

SO SB CS SLG OBP
3
0 0 .471 .400
3
0 1 .273 .429
6
0 1 .393 .412

E
0
0
0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2003 Florida/Chicago (NL)
LCS TOTALS

AVG.
.214
.214

G
7
7

AB
28
28

R
3
3

H
6
6

2B 3B
1
0
1
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
2 1
0
0
0
2 1
0
0

BB
5
5

SO SB CS SLG OBP
2
2 0 .250 .333
2
2 0 .250 .333

E
0
0

YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT AVG.
2003 Florida/New York (AL) .154
World Series Totals
.154

G
6
6

AB
26
26

R
1
1

H
4
4

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
1 1
0
0
0
1 1
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
7
1 1 .154 .154
7
1 1 .154 .154

E
0
0

G
1
1
1
3

AB
2
2
3
7

R
0
0
1
1

H
0
0
1
1

2B 3B
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 .000 .000
0
0 0 .000 .000
0
0 0 .333 .333
0
0 0 .143 .143

E
0
0
0
0

WORLD SERIES

LUIS CASTILLO

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2002 NL/Milwaukee
2003 NL/Chicago (AL)
2005 NL/Detroit
All Star Totals

AVG.
.000
.000
.333
.143

CAREER FIELDING
PO
3287

A
4484

E
124

PCT.
.984

TC
7895

DP
1051

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SCOUTING & MINORS

POS
G
2B 1683

ACTIVE STOLEN BASE LEADERS
NAME

CS

527

173

Omar Vizquel

400

163

Carl Crawford
Johnny Damon

409
385

90

97

Ichiro Suzuki

383
372

121

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Jimmy Rollins

370
343

142

JOSE REYES

331

85

Bobby Abreu

Derek Jeter

48

SB

Juan Pierre

323

88
70

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HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 243

OPENING DAY AGE: 38
BIRTHPLACE: Merida, VZ

CATCHER
BATS: Right

19

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: March 18, 1973
RESIDES: Valencia, VZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 Years, 74 Days
SIGNED BY: Andres Riener (Houston)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 14, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Charlote; Son, Raul (11/19/92); Daughter, Stephanie (6/1/98)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

2009

2008

• Began the season with Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League before
Pittsburgh selected his contract on May 14.
• Made his season debut on May 15 at St. Louis.
• Hit a home run on June 21 vs. Toronto, his first since July 5, 2005.
• Hit .320 (8-25) with runners in scoring position.
• Threw out eight of the 21 base runners attempting to steal against him
(38%).

2007

• Attended Spring Training as a non-roster invitee with the New York Yankees.
• Spent the entire season with Scranton-Wilkes Barre (AAA) of the
International League.
• Made 74 appearances behind the plate, eight at third base and six at first.

HOME RUNS, GAME
1 game
7 times, last, 6/18/09, Toronto at
Philadelphia
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
5 RBI
9/26/04, Houston at Milwaukee
STOLEN BASES, GAME
1 stolen base
4 times, last, 8/23/09, Toronto vs
Los Angeles (AL)
HITTING STREAK
6 games
2 times, last, 7/25/09-8/12/09
GRAND SLAMS
None

2006

• Had three stints with Baltimore after being claimed off waivers by the Orioles from Houston on March 31.
• Appeared in 16 games with the Orioles.
• Was designated for assignment on April 9 after appearing in one game...Joined the Orioles again on April 19 and made
his first start of the season on April 22 at New York (AL), going 1-4...Was designated for assignment again on June 5
before joining the Orioles for a third time on September 5th.

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• In his first season with Toronto, he played in 51 games, recording 159 at-bats,
the second highest total of his career.
• Posted 41 hits, seven more than his previous career high.
• Matched his career-high with three hits on September 3 at New York
(AL)...His two doubles in that game also matched a personal best, done two
times before.
• Equaled his career-best with a six-game hitting streak from July 25-August
12.
• Threw out 16 of 45 potential base stealers for a 35.6 percent caught stealing
percentage...That percentage ranked third in the American League among
catchers with a minimum of 50 games played.

RAUL’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
3 hits
5 times, last, 9/3/09, Toronto vs.
New York (AL)

RAUL CHAVEZ

• Spent the entire season in Toronto’s organization, playing 55 games for Las
Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Made 43 starts behind the plate,
one at third base and 10 as the designated hitter.
• Drove in a season-high three runs on July 17 at Fresno.
• Hit .364 (24-66) when he was ahead in the count.
• Threw out 16 of 43 baserunners (37 percent).

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

RAUL CHAVEZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
RAUL CHAVEZ

RAUL CHAVEZ ................................................................................................................................................................................

2005

• Batted .172 with two home runs and six RBI in 37 games with Houston.
• Had his contract purchased by the Astros from Round Rock (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 31.
• Hit his first home run of the season on June 27 at Colorado (off Jamey Wright), his first since April 15, 2003, a span of
265 at-bats.
POSTSEASON: Had one at-bat in Houston’s National League Division Series win over St. Louis.

2004

• Spent the entire season (64 games) with Houston and set career high totals in games, hits, doubles, RBI and walks.
POSTSEASON: Hit his first home run of the season in Game Two of the National League Division Series at Atlanta
(off Mike Hampton), becoming the 10th player in major league history to go deep in his first postseason at-bat...Started
that game at catcher and went 2-3...Went 1-3 with an RBI in Game Four of the National League Championship Series
vs. St. Louis.

2003

• Appeared in 19 games for Houston, making seven starts behind the plate.
• Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.
• Played in two games for the Astros on April on 15-16 at San Francisco and walked and hit a home run in two pinch-hit
appearances...In his first appearance of the season on April 15, hit the club’s first pinch-hit home run of the season (off
Kurt Ainsworth).
• The Astros selected his contract from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 20...Led New
Orleans with 11 hit by pitches.
• Started at catcher on September 26 vs. Milwaukee and recorded a career-high three hits.

2002

• Appeared in two games with the Astros and hit .250 (1-4) with a double and a walk.
• Was recalled from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

2001

• Played in 85 games with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, hitting .302 with eight home runs and 40
RBI.

2000

• Reached the majors for the first time since a one-game appearance with Seattle in 1998, playing for the Astros over
the final two months of the season in two different stints with Houston.
• Hit an RBI double in the ninth inning on August 10 vs. New York (NL) for his first major league extra-base hit.
• Was optioned to New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 18.
• Hit his first major league home run on September 8 vs. Chicago (NL) off Steve Rain.

1999

• Spent the entire season with Tacoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League
• Played at five different positions, mostly at catcher but saw action at first base, second base, third base and at shortstop...
Also served as the designated hitter.

1998



Began the season with Ottawa (AAA) of the International League.
Played in 11 games before being traded to the Seattle Mariners on May 8.
Had two brief stints with the Mariners, spending July 2-July 9 and July 21-July 24 in the majors.
Played in only one game for Seattle.

1997

• Had two stints in the majors...Recalled on June 18 and appeared in four games for the Montreal Expos.
• Returned to Ottawa (AAA) of the International League on July 4.
• Was recalled on September 2...Played in nine more games.

1996

• Began the season with Ottawa (AAA) of the International League before his contract was selected by Montreal on
August 28.
• Made his major league debut on August 30 vs. San Diego, catching the last two innings.
• His first major league hit was on September 2 vs. San Francisco off Jose Bautista in the 10th inning...Later collected his
first stolen base of his major league career.

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1995

• Began the season with Jackson (AA) of the Texas League and hit .287 for the Generals before being promoted to Tucson
(AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
• Rated by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the Astros organization.
• Was traded to the Montreal Expos along with righthanded pitcher Dave Veras in exchange for infielder Sean Berry on
December 20.

1994

• Spent the season at Jackson (AA) of the Texas League in the first Double-A action of his career.

1993

• Played in 58 games with Osceola (A) of the Florida State League, batting .228 with 16 RBI.

1992

• Set a career-high in doubles with 22 while playing the entire season with Asheville (A) of the South Atlantic League

1991:

• Played in a career high 114 games while setting career marks in hits, RBI and walks with Burlington (A) of the Midwest
League.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................RAUL CHAVEZ

1990:

BACKGROUND

• Raul Alexander Chavez signed as a 16 year old.
• Is the nephew of former major leaguer Alvaro Espinosa, who played 12 years in the majors for Minnesota, Cleveland,
Yankees, Seattle and the Mets.
• Loves to play Atari.

RAUL CHAVEZ

• Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Houston Astros and began his pro career with the rookie-level Gulf Coast
League Astros.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

CAREER WINS VS. METS
PITCHER
Greg Maddux
Steve Carlton
Bob Gibson
Juan Marichal
Phil Niekro
Don Drysdale
Mike Krukow
Burt Hooton
Larry Jackson
Jim Maloney

WINS
35
30
28
26
25
24
22
21
21
19

LOSSES
19
36
14
8
14
6
7
14
2
8

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• Signed by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent on January 10, 1990.
• Traded to the Montreal Expos along with righthanded pitcher Dave Veras in exchange for infielder Sean Berry on
December 20, 1995.
• Traded to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Robert Perez on May 8, 1998.
• Signed by the Houston Astros as a minor league free agent on January 4, 2000.
• Claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on March 31, 2006.
• Signed by the New York Yankees as a minor league free agent on November 22, 2006.
• Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a minor league free agent on December 22, 2007.
• Signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a minor league free agent on December 22, 2008.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on January 14, 2011.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
RAUL CHAVEZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

RAUL CHAVEZ ................................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995

TEAM
GCL Astros (R)
Burlington (A)
Asheville (A)
Osceola (A)
Jackson (AA)
Jackson (AA)
Tucson (AAA)
Ottawa (AAA)
MONTREAL (NL)
Ottawa (AAA)
MONTREAL (NL)
Ottawa (AAA)
SEATTLE (AL)
Tacoma (AAA)
Tacoma (AAA)
New Orleans (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
New Orleans (AAA)
New Orleans (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
New Orleans (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
HOUSTON (NL)
Round Rock (AAA)
HOUSTON (NL)
Bowie (AA)
BALTIMORE (AL)

AVG
.323
.257
.284
.228
.219
.287
.262
1996
.247
.200
1997
.245
.269
1998
.226
.000
.223
1999
.268
2000
.244
.256
2001
.302
2002
.228
.250
2003
.273
.270
2004
.210
2005
.252
.172
2006
.255
.179
2007 Scranton-Wilkes Barre (AAA) .221
2008 Indianapolis (AAA)
.306
PITTSBURGH (NL)
.259
2009 Las Vegas (AAA)
.143
TORONTO (AL)
.258
2010 Las Vegas (AAA)
.210
Minor League Totals
.254

G AB
R
H 2B 3B
48 155 23 50
8
1
114 420 54 108 17
0
95 348 37 99 22
1
58 197 13 45
5
1
89 251 17 55
7
0
58 188 16 54
8
0
32 103 14 27
5
0
60 198 15 49 10
0
4
5
1
1
0
0
92 310 31 76 17
0
13
26
0
7
0
0
11
31
2
7
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
76 233 27 52
6
0
102 354 39 95 20
1
99 303 31 74 13
0
14
43
3 11
2
0
85 278 38 84 17
0
111 373 24 85 10
0
2
4
1
1
1
0
101 355 47 97 28
1
19
37
5 10
1
1
64 162
9 34
8
0
34 119
9 30
8
0
37
99
6 17
3
0
52 196 18 50 10
0
16
28
1
5
0
0
86 290 29 64 14
0
26
85
9 26
5
1
42 116 12 30
4
0
2
7
0
1
0
0
51 159 10 41
8
0
55 200 18 42 13
0
1486 4994 511 1270 243
6

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
0
23 2
1
2
7 12
5 2
3
41 3
4 10 25 65
1 4
2
40 1
4
4 16 39
1 0
0
16 1
1
1
8 19
1 1
1
22 2
1
2 17 41
1 0
4
25 4
2
3
8 17
0 4
0
10 1
1
2
8 13
0 1
2
24 4
0
1 11 31
0 2
0
0 0
0
0
1
1
1 0
4
46 3
3
4 18 42
1 3
0
2 0
1
0
0
5
1 0
0
1 1
0
0
5
5
0 0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0 0
4
34 2
6
4 22 41
1 2
3
40 0
2
6 28 63
1 3
2
36 4
4
4 34 44
3 0
1
5 0
1
0
3
6
0 0
8
40 4
1
7 19 34
1 1
3
36 5
5
7 21 50
3 4
0
0 0
0
1
1
0
0 0
6
47 6
5 11 13 43
0 2
1
4 0
0
0
1
6
0 0
0
23 4
0
0 10 38
0 1
0
14 1
0
3
5 24
0 0
2
6 0
1
1
4 18
1 0
2
21 3
3
0 11 19
0 0
0
0 0
0
0
1
4
0 0
4
31 7
1
7 11 39
1 0
3
13 0
0
2
4 11
0 0
1
10 0
1
1
4 14
0 0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0 0
2
15 3
0
0
6 23
1 1
3
24 2
1
3 11 22
0 0
54 584 56 45 83 302 674 20 29

SLG
.387
.319
.371
.264
.259
.394
.311
.328
.200
.339
.269
.226
.000
.300
.356
.307
.372
.450
.279
.500
.408
.432
.259
.319
.263
.337
.179
.310
.494
.319
.143
.346
.320
.338

OBP E
.358 5
.312 41
.320 13
.261 5
.273 9
.323 5
.325 5
.290 4
.333 0
.293 15
.259 0
.333 0
.000 0
.294 6
.331 10
.325 8
.298 1
.361 5
.278 7
.500 0
.315 6
.289 0
.256 4
.299 2
.210 2
.290 5
.207 1
.265 9
.352 0
.287 1
.143 1
.285 2
.260 6
.305 167

American League Totals

.245

68

188

11

46

8

0

2

15

3

0

0

7

27

1

1

.319 .272

3

National League Totals

.226 195

492

37 111

19

1

5

50

4

4

3

24

88

3

1

.299 .264

8

Major League Totals

.231 263

680

48 157

27

1

7

65

7

4

3

31 115

4

2

.304 .266 11

AB
5
1

R
1
0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM
2004 Houston/Atlanta
2005 Houston/St. Louis

AVG
.600
.000

G
2
1

H
3
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP
1
1 1
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
1

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 1.200 .600
0
0 0 .000 .500

E
1
0

2B 3B
0
0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP
0
1 0
0
0

BB
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 .250 .250

E
0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM
2005 Houston/Atlanta

AVG
.250

G
2

AB
4

R
0

H
1

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
C
247

52

PO
1379

A
133

E
11

PCT
.993

TC
1523

DP
11

PB
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HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 231

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Edina, MN

INFIELDER
BATS: Left

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THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1987
RESIDES: Scottsdale, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 168 Days
SIGNED BY: Mike Brown
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 First-Year
Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

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IKE DAVIS

IKE’S BESTS
• Finished seventh in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.
• Finished the season second in doubles and runs scored, third in home runs, HITS, GAME
total bases (230) and RBI and fifth in hits among all National League rookies. 4 hits
3 times, last, 9/11/10 vs. Philadelphia
• Ranked second in doubles, tied for second in home runs, runs scored and
RBI, and fourth in hits in franchise history among all Mets rookies.
HOME RUNS, GAME
• Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International Leauge...Had his 2 home runs
contract selected on April 19...Made his major league debut that night vs. 2 times, last, 7/17/10 at San Francisco
Chicago (NL)...Collected his first major league hit in his first at-bat, a single MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
to rightfield off Randy Wells...Also drove in his first big league RBI with a 2 multi-home run games
2, two-home run games
single in the seventh inning off Sean Marshall.
• Hit his first major league home run on April 23 vs. Atlanta...It was a solo LEADOFF HOME RUNS
shot off Kenshin Kawakami that tied the game at 1-1.
None
• Recorded the first multiple-home run game of his career on May 7 vs. San
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
Francisco (both off Jonathan Sanchez)...Became the first Mets lefthanded None
rookie batter to hit two home runs in a game off a lefthanded pitcher...Since
1969, only five other lefties had a multi-home run game off a lefthanded WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
pitcher...Billy Jo Robidoux (1985), David Justice (1990), Ben Grieve (1998), 1 home run
6/8/10 vs. San Diego (Edward Mujica)
Brad Fullmer (1998) and Prince Fielder (2006).
• Also hit two home runs on July 17 at San Francisco (Matt Cain and Santiago PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
Casilla).
• Established a career-high with four hits on June 5 at Florida...Also had four RBI, GAME
hits on September 5 at Chicago and September 11 vs. Philadelphia.
3 RBI
• Hit the first walk-off home run of his career on June 8 vs. San Diego to give 8 times, 9/11/10 vs. Philadelphia
New York a 2-1 win...The home run came in the 11th inning against Edward STOLEN BASES, GAME
Mujica...The home run was the first game-ending home run by a Mets 1 stolen base
rookie since Craig Brazell on September 25, 2004 vs. Chicago (NL).
3 times, 9/10/10 vs. Philadelphia
• Stole second base on June 12 at Baltimore, the first stolen base of his career. HITTING STREAK
• Had two hits in the same inning on June 22 vs. Detroit.
7 games
• Hit his 10th home run on July 4 at Washington...Became the third rookie in 9/19/10-9/28/10
team history to reach double-figures in home runs prior to the All-Star GRAND SLAMS
break...Ron Swoboda had 15 in 1965 and Benny Agbayani had 11 in 1999. None
• Recorded his first career pinch-hit, a two-run single on July 28 vs. St. Louis off
Dennys Reyes that tied the score at 7-7...Mets would lose, 8-7, in 13 innings.
• Hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning on August 18 at Houston to give the Mets a 3-2 victory...The last Mets rookie with
a game-winning RBI in the 14th inning or later was Keith Miller on June 14, 1988 against Philadelphia
• Finished September with a .344 (31-90) batting average, good for fifth in the NL.
• Hit home runs on back-to-back days for the first time in his career, September 4 and September 5 at Chicago.
• Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak, September 19-September 28...Hit .444 (12-27) over that stretch.
• With the Mets, he hit .295 (36-122) against lefthanded pitchers.
• With Buffalo, reached base safely in all 10 games and hit in nine of 10 games...Had a .500 on-base percentage.
• Went 3-4 with two doubles on Opening Day, April 8 at Scranton/Wilkes Barre...Hit his first Triple-A home run on April
9 at Scranton-Wilkes Barre.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

IKE DAVIS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

IKE DAVIS ........................................................................................................................................................................................

2009

• Named the Mets Sterling Organizational Player of the Year, emblematic of the minor league player of the year.
• Hit a combined .298 (128-429) with 58 runs scored, 31 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs and 71 RBI in 114 games
for St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• In September, he was a key member of the United States 2009 Gold Medal World Cup team...In the tournament, he
hit .333 (10-30) with two doubles, a triple and three RBI...Did not play in the Gold Medal Game, but delivered three
straight game-winning RBI leading up to the final contest, which the US won over Cuba, 10-5, in Nettuno, Italy.
• Joined Binghamton on June 23.
• With St. Lucie, he hit .304 in April and .319 in June.
• Had 14 games with two hits and three games with three hits.
• Batted .310 (18-58) with men in scoring position.
• Put together a 16-game hitting streak from July 16-August 1...Hit .375 (24-64) during that span.
• Fashioned 13 contests with two hits and three with three hits with the B-Mets.
• Hit safely in 45 of the 55 games he played in Binghamton.
• Named to the Arizona Fall League’s Rising Stars Game...Hit .391 with seven doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI in 21
games with Surprise.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

IKE DAVIS

2008

• Made his professional debut at Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
• Also played in the Arizona Fall League, suiting up for the Surprise Rafters.

BACKGROUND

• Isaac Benjamin (Ike) Davis played three seasons of baseball at Arizona State University...Was a first team Pac-10
Conference selection for three straight years and was a first team All-American as a junior.
• During his junior season in 2008, he batted .385 with 26 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs and 76 RBI in 52 games...Also
went 4-1 as a pitcher and tied for the team lead with four saves...As a collegiate pitcher, he was 7-5 with four saves in
35 games (13 starts).
• Hit .349 with 56 runs scored, 23 doubles, eight home runs and 61 RBI in 62 games for the Sun Devils as a sophomore
in 2007.
• As a freshman at ASU in 2006, he was the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year...That season, he compiled a .329 batting
average with 39 runs scored, 20 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 65 RBI in 58 games.
• Helped the USA Junior National Team to a Gold Medal during 2004 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan...Hit a combined .404 with
Team USA in 2003 and 2004.
• Named the Most Valuable Player in two prep All-Star Games, the 2004 AFLAC All-American Game and the 2005 High
School All-American Game.
• Is the son of former major league righthanded pitcher Ron Davis, who played with the Yankees, Twins, Cubs, Dodgers
and Giants from 1978-1988.
• Selected by Tampa Bay in the 19th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft but did not sign.
• A 2005 graduate of Chapparal High School in Scottsdale, AZ, he won four varsity letters and helped his team to three
straight Arizona 4A titles...His clubs posted a 95-8 record over his sophomore, junior and senior years.
• Helps raise awareness for Strikeout Sarcoma, a cancer that took the life of his high school friend and teammate Mike
Liu...Has designed shirts and braclets to raise money for the cause.

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YEAR TEAM
2008 Brooklyn (A)
2009 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
G
.256 58
.288 59
.309 55
.364 10
.264 147
.288 182

AB
215
222
207
33
523
677

R
H
17 55
28 64
30 64
8 12
73 138
83 195

2B 3B
15
0
17
3
14
0
3
0
33
1
49
3

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
17 0
1
0
7
28 0
1
1
13
43 0
0
0
2
4 0
0
0
19
71 0
5
1
22
92 0
2
1

BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
23 43
0 0 .326 .326 1
31 52
0 2 .486 .376 5
26 60
0 0 .565 .386 5
9
5
0 0 .636 .500 1
72 138
3 2 .440 .351 9
89 160
0 2 .467 .371 12

Major League Totals

.264 147

523

73 138

33

19

72 138

1

71

0

5

1

3

2

.440 .351

9

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the first round (18th overall) of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
1B 146

PO
1239

A
105

E
9

PCT
.993

TC
1353

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

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R.A. DICKEY

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 222

OPENING DAY AGE: 36
BIRTHPLACE: Nashville, TN

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

43

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 29, 1974
RESIDES: Nashville, TN

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 Years, 7 Days
SIGNED BY: Mark Giegler (Texas)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 5, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012

FAMILY: Wife, Anne; Daughters, Mary Gabriel (2/1/02) and Lila Anne (6/21/03);
Son, Elijah (8/14/06)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Set career highs in wins, starts, innings, strikeouts, and complete games in his
R.A.’S BESTS
first season with the Mets.
WIN STREAK
• Finished seventh in the National League in ERA, fourth with a 1.99 home 6 games
ERA (18 earned runs/81.1 innings) and third with a night ERA of 2.53 (33 5/25/10-6/28/10
earned runs/117.1 innings)...His walk per nine inning rate of 2.2 was the LOSS STREAK
best of his career and the third-best mark in the NL.
5 games
• Finished the season with five starts where he did not walk a batter, after 5/13/04-6/13/04
entering the season with only three starts for his career with no base on STRIKEOUTS, GAME
balls.
8 strikeouts
• Allowed just three runs and limited opponents to a .156 (14-90) batting 2 times, last, 8/24/10 vs. Florida
average, with three extra-base hits and 22 strikeouts in the initial frame LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
...The .156 batting average was the best mark in the major leagues among 9.0 innings
qualifying pitchers.
3 times, last, 8/13/10 vs. Philadelphia
• Threw a one-hitter, the 35th in franchise history, to beat the Phillies, 1-0, on LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
August 13th at Citi Field...It was the second complete-game effort of 5.2 innings
Dickey’s career and the only hit he allowed was a line-drive single by pitcher 6/3/08, Seattle vs. Los Angeles (AL)
Cole Hamels...He struck out seven, one off his season-high, and walked
SCORELESS STREAK
one...Also paired with Johan Santana, who had thrown a shutout in his start 18.0 innings
the night before, to become the first Mets pitchers to post consecutive 7/20/10-8/31/10
complete-game shutouts since Pedro Astacio and Jeff D’Amico tossed
back-to-back two hitters on May 14 and May 15, 2002 at Los Angeles...The MOST WALKS, GAME
5 walks
last pitcher to throw a complete-game one-hitter in a 1-0 victory with the
3 times, last, 7/5/08, Seattle vs. Detroit
only hit by the pitcher was Sandy Koufax on May 23, 1960...Bennie Daniels
(a career .170 hitter) got the only Pittsburgh hit that night, a second-inning FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
1 walk
single.
2 times, last, 8/13/10 vs. Philadelphia
• Finished with 11 wins even though he did not pick up his first win until May
25, in the Mets’ 46th game of the season...It’s only the fifth time that a pitcher LAST COMPLETE GAME
has reached double figures in wins for the Mets in a season in which he did 9/14/10 vs. Pittsburgh (Won, 9-1)
not record a victory in any of the team’s first 45 games (Bob Shaw, 1966; LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
8/13/10 vs. Philadelphia (Won, 1-0)
Rick Aguilera, 1985, 1986; Dwight Gooden, 1987).
• Set a Mets record and led all major league pitchers by handling 61 total FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
chances without an error...Broke Tom Glavine’s club record set in 2005, 1 hit
8/13/10 vs. Philadelphia (Won, 1-0)
when the lefthander had 55 total errorless chances.
• Went 7-1 with a 1.74 ERA (13 earned runs/67.1 innings) in his first nine
starts at Citi Field...That was the lowest ERA in franchise history through a
pitcher’s first nine home starts for the Mets.
• Finished with four, two-hit games, the most multiple-hit games in one year by a Mets pitcher since Mike Hampton had
five in 2000 to tie the club record set by Dwight Gooden in 1985.
• Started the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, where he threw a near perfect game...Set a Buffalo
modern-day record when he retired 27 straight hitters on April 29 vs. Durham...Fernando Perez singled on an 0-2 pitch
to start the game before Dickey set down the next 27 hitters in order...He needed just 90 pitches, throwing 68 for
strikes in his second complete game of the season...Went 4-2 with a 2.23 ERA for the Bisons.
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• Had his contract selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on May 19...Made his first start that night at
Washington...Received a no-decision in the 5-3 loss after going 6.0 innings.
• Became the first pitcher in Mets history to go 6-0 in his first seven starts with his 8.0-inning shutout win on June 23 vs.
Detroit...Previously, three pitchers had gone 4-0 in their first five starts (Ray Sadecki, 1970; Harrry Parker, 1973; and Terry
Leach, who did it over a four-year span, 1982-1985)...No one other than Dickey went 5-0 in their first six starts.
• Established a career-high six-game winning streak from May 25-June 23...During the streak, recorded a 2.23 ERA (10
earned runs/40.1 innings) and struck out 33...His previous winning streak was four straight games from August 3-August
20, 2003.
• Lasted 5.0 innings on June 28 at Florida, his first start this year he did not go 6.0 or more innings...That snapped a
career-high streak of seven consecutive starts with at least 6.0 innings pitched...His previous high was five consecutive
turns with at least 6.0 innings pitched while with Seattle from June 24-July 22, 2008...He went at least 7.0 innings in 13
turns this season, after this season with only 11 starts of that length or more.
• Allowed consecutive home runs to Melky Cabrera and Omar Infante in his start against Atlanta on July 9 to snap a
career-high string of 45.1 innings without allowing a home run.
• His start on July 29 came on three-days rest...Became just the second pitcher over the past four seasons to start a game
on short rest (no more than three days between starts) and throw more than 8.0 shutout innings...The other was Johan
Santana who accomplished the feat in a 2-0 shutout win for the Mets against the Marlins on the next to last day of the
2008 season.
• Allowed a run in the second inning of his start on August 3 to snap a career-best 18.0 inning scoreless streak...The streak
dated back to the fifth inning of his start on July 20 at Arizona.
• Won a career high-setting 10th game on September 8 at Washington...Went 6.0 innings and allowed two runs, earned,
on five hits in the Mets 3-2 victory...Did not walk a batter for the fourth time.
• Set a career-high with his second complete game of the season, beating the Pirates 9-1 at Citi Field on September 14...
Struck out four and allowed five hits...Also in that contest, he recorded his 95th strikeout to set a career-high...His
previous best was 94 strikeouts in 2003 with Texas.

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2009

2008

• Started the season at Tacoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League before being recalled by Seattle on April 14...Pitched
1.0 scoreless inning of relief that night vs. Kansas City, marking his first game in the majors in over two years (April 6,
2006).
• Made two relief appearances and one start for the Mariners and was sent back to Tacoma...Started five games and was
recalled to Seattle.
• Tossed 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings from May 23-June 7.
• Earned his first win of the season on June 9 at Toronto, pitching 2.0 scoreless innings of relief for his first victory since
September 18, 2005 vs. Seattle.
• Tied a major league record when he threw four wild pitches in the fifth inning on August 17 at Minnesota (became
the fifth big league pitcher with four wild pitches in a game).

2007

• Spent the entire season with Nashville (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, leading the league with 13 wins.
• Named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year.
• Signed a minor league contract with Minnesota on November 29, but was selected by Seattle in Major League
Baseball’s Annual Rule V Draft on December 6.

2006

• Took the loss in his only start with the Rangers on April 6 vs. Detroit, allowing eight hits and seven runs in 3.1 innings
pitched, while tying a modern major league record by giving up six home runs.
• Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on April 7...Was designated for assignment on April 23...Was
outrighted to Oklahoma on April 26.
• Made four trips to the Disabled List during the season with a sore right shoulder.

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• Made the Twins’ Opening Day roster and made his first and only start on April 10 at Chicago (AL)...Earned the win
with 5.0 innings of three-run ball.
• Moved to the bullpen and made 34 more appearances.
• Recorded nine consecutive scoreless outings (12.2 innings), June 3-June 28.
• Went at least 4.0 innings in three straight appearances from May 18 through May 30.
• Optioned to Rochester (AAA) of the International League on August 7...Was designated for assignment on August 29.
• Threw a complete game shutout on August 26 vs. Lehigh Valley.

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R.A. DICKEY

R.A. DICKEY ....................................................................................................................................................................................

2005

• Made the Rangers’ Opening Day roster for the second straight season and pitched in five games out of the bullpen
before going on the 15-Day Disabled List, April 13-May 25, with right triceps inflammation.
• Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 25...Went 0-3, then began working on throwing a
knuckleball with former major league knuckleballer Charlie Hough while with Oklahoma.
• Went 10-3 in his last 13 starts and 7-1 in his last eight...His 10 wins led Oklahoma’s staff and ranked tied for fifth in the
Pacific Coast League.
• Recalled by Texas on September 12 and got his only win at the major league level on September 18 vs. Seattle.

2004

• Spent a majority of the season with the Texas Rangers, including two rehab stints at Frisco (AA) of the Texas League.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List from June 25-July 18 with a strained right rhomboid muscle in his back and again
on July 30-August 22 with the same injury.

2003

• Started the season with Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Pitched in two games before being recalled by
Texas on April 13th.
• Earned his first major league victory on April 24 vs. Boston, tossing 3.0 innings in relief.
• Picked up his first major league hit on June 7 vs. Montreal in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a single off Claudio Vargas.
• Optioned to Oklahoma on June 19, pitched in one game and recalled June 30.
• Went 4-1 in August to set a club record for wins by a rookie in the month.
• Finished second among American League rookies in wins, while his .529 winning percentage was tops among AL
rookies with at least 100.0 innings pitched...Ranked third among AL rookies in strikeouts and fifth in innings pitched.

2002

• Spent the entire season at Oklahoma (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Led the club in innings pitched and
strikeouts, was tied for first in wins and tied for second in starts.

SCOUTING & MINORS

2001

• Started the season with Oklahoma before an April 19 recall to Texas.
• Tossed 1.0 perfect inning in his major league debut on April 22 vs. Oakland.

1999

• Named a Texas League All-Star...Threw 1.0 scoreless inning in the All-Star Game.

1998

• Led the Florida State League with 38 saves in 57 appearances for Port Charlotte (A), equaling the FSL record for
saves in a season...Posted the second most saves in the minors in 1998.
• Named to the Florida State League postseason All-Star team...Finished second in ranking for the National Association
Rolaids Relief Man Award.

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BACKGROUND

• Robert Allen (R.A.) Dickey is a 1993 graduate of Montgomery Bell Academy (TN) High School.
• Named an All-American in baseball his senior year.
• Attended the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) where he holds the school record for career wins (38)...Went 3810 with a 3.40 ERA in his career for the Volunteers...Majored in English.
• Member of the bronze medal winning U.S. Olympic team at the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta.
• Helped form a non-profit organization called Honoring Thy Father Mission, aimed at reaching out to school, athletic
and church youth groups as well as missionary work in Latin American countries...Active in the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes.
• Was the recipient of the “Ya Gotta Have Heart” Award at the BBWAA Dinner on January 25, 2011.
• Received the “Tennessee Male Athlete of the Year” Award on February 11, 2011 in Nashville, TN.

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Selected by the Texas Rangers in the first round (18th overall) of the 1996 Free Agent Draft.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 26-July 19, 2004, with a strained right rhomboid ligament.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 30-August 23, 2004, with an upper back strain.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 13-May 25, 2005, with right triceps inflammation.
Signed by the Milwaukee Brewers as a minor league free agent on January 12, 2007.
Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a minor league free agent on November 30, 2007.
Selected by the Seattle Mariners in Major League Baseball’s Annual Rule V Draft on December 6, 2007...Was returned
to Minnesota on March 29, 2008 then traded that same day to Seattle for minor league catcher Jair Fernandez.
• Signed by the Minnesota Twins as a minor league free agent on December 25, 2008.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on January 5, 2010.
W-L ERA
G
1-4 6.94
8
1-5 3.30 57
6-7 4.55 35
2-2 4.37
6
8-9 4.49 30
0-1 6.75
4
11-7 3.75 24
8-7 4.09 37
1-1 1.20
3
9-8 5.09 38
1-1 1.98
4
6-7 5.61 25
10-6 5.99 19
1-2 6.67
9
0-1 18.90
1
9-8 4.92 22
13-6* 3.72 31
2-5 3.44
7
5-8 5.21 32
1-1 4.62 35
2-1 5.13
5
4-2 2.23
8
11-9 2.84 27
79-71 4.25 296

American League Totals

22-28

National League Totals

11-9

Major League Totals

33-37

GS CG SHO SV
IP
H
6 0
0
0 35.0
51
0 0
0 38* 60.0
58
11 0
0 10 95.0 105
2 0
0
0 22.2
23
23 2
0
1 158.1 167
0 0
0
0 12.0
13
24 3
0
0 163.0 164
19 1
0
0 154.0 176
2 0
0
0 15.0
14
13 1
1
1 116.2 135
4 0
0
0 13.2
16
15 0
0
1 104.1 136
17 1
0
0 121.2 152
4 0
0
0 29.2
29
1 0
0
0
3.1
8
19 3
1
1 131.2 134
22 3
0
0 169.1 159
7 0
0
0 49.2
58
14 0
0
0 112.1 124
1 0
0
0 64.1
74
5 1
1
0 33.1
39
8 2
1
0 60.2
55
26 2
1
0 174.1 165
169 16
3 50 1283.0 1371

R
32
31
60
12
83
9
77
81
3
68
5
77
88
23
7
80
80
25
65
34
20
21
62
698

ER HR HB
27
8 0
22
9 0
48 13 2
11
1 1
79 13 7
9
3 0
68 14 7
70
8 4
2
1 0
66 16 5
3
0 0
65 17 4
81 12 8
22
4 2
7
6 0
72 17 11
70 18 7
19
2 3
65 15 2
33
8 4
19
1 0
15
3 3
55 13 4
606 120 53

BB
12
22
40
7
65
7
45
47
3
38
1
33
39
17
1
46
60
8
51
30
9
8
42
412

SO
32
53
59
17
85
4
120
109
4
94
9
57
81
15
1
61
119
30
58
42
18
37
104
834

WP BK
5 3
3 2
9 0
2 0
5 2
1 0
3 0
5 0
0 0
5 2
0 0
5 1
9 2
2 0
0 0
6 2
12 0
2 0
11 1
4 0
4 0
4 1
11 0
69 12

4.70 144

48

1

1

2 442.2

684

283

267

69

17

177

271 28

4

2.84

27

26

2

1

0 174.1

165

62

55

13

4

42

104 11

0

4.70 171

74

3

2

2 617.0

684

345

322

82

21

219

375 39

4

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG
G
.255 27
268 171

AB
51
56

R
7
8

H
13
15

2B 3B
2
0
2
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
5 7
0
0
0
5 7
0
0

BB
3
3

SO SB CS SLG OBP
8
0 0 .294 .296
8
0 0 .304 .305

E
0
3

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—2, four times, last, September 8, 2010 at Washington
MOST RBI, GAME—2, August 29, 2010 vs. Houston

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
171

PO
43

A
121

E
3

PCT
.982

TC
167

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TEAM
Charlotte (A)
Charlotte (A)
Tulsa (AA)
Oklahoma (AAA)
2000 Oklahoma (AAA)
2001 TEXAS (AL)
Oklahoma (AAA)
2002 Oklahoma (AAA)
2003 Oklahoma (AAA)
TEXAS (AL)
2004 Frisco (AA)#
TEXAS (AL)
2005 Oklahoma (AAA)
TEXAS (AL)
2006 TEXAS (AL)
Oklahoma (AAA)
2007 Nashville (AAA)
2008 Tacoma (AAA)
SEATTLE (AL)
2009 MINNESOTA (AL)
Rochester (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

R.A. DICKEY

YEAR
1997
1998
1999

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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
LUCAS DUDA
SCOUTING & MINORS
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LUCAS DUDA

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 254

OPENING DAY AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Riverside, CA

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Left

21

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: February 3, 1986
RESIDES: Riverside, CA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 33 Days
SIGNED BY: Steve Leavitt
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the seventh round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Was named the Sterling Organizational Player of the Year...Finished the
season tied for the Mets minor league lead in home runs.
• Was awarded the Stan Barron MVP Award from the Buffalo Bisons on
September 2.
• Had his contract selected by the Mets on September 1.
• Collected his first major league hit on September 3 at Chicago...The RBI
double off Randy Wells tied the game at 4-4 in the sixth inning.
• Hit his his first major league home run on September 17 vs. Atlanta...It was
a solo home run off Tommy Hanson.
• Began his major league career 1-34 (.029)...Hit .314 (16-50) to end the
season.
• Ten of his 17 hits with the Mets went for extra bases...Hit four home runs
over his last 12 starts.
• Began the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• Collected a season-high six RBI on April 16 at New Hampshire.
• Promoted to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on June 14.
• During his time with Buffalo, he led the International League with 42
extra-base hits.
• Hit over .300 in all three months with Buffalo...Hit nine of his 17 home runs
in 26 July games.
• Tied the all-time Buffalo franchise record by hitting a home run in five
consecutive games from June 28-July 2.
• Had 25 multi-hit games in 70 games with Buffalo...Also had 15 games with
multiple RBI.
• Scored a run in eight straight games (11 overall) from August 2-August 10.

2009

LUCAS’ BESTS
HITS, GAME
2 hits
5 times, last, 10/2/10 vs. Washington
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
4 times, last, 10/2/10 vs. Washington
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
3 RBI
9/25/10 at Philadelphia
STOLEN BASES, GAME
None
HITTING STREAK
3 games
9/16/10-9/18/10

• Spent the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League before None
having his season cut short due to a right knee strain which forced him to
the Disabled List on August 13.
• Hit .320 (88-275) with nine home runs and 46 RBI against righthanded pitchers.
• Finished second on his team in RBI and tied for second in home runs.
• Hit in 19 straight games from July 1-July 21...Hit .342 (25-73) with six doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI over that
span.
• Made 48 starts at first base, 41 in leftfield and appearned 19 games as the designated hitter with the B-Mets.
GRAND SLAMS

2008

• Spent the entire season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Led the team in hits, doubles, home runs, RBI
and games played.
• Collected the first four-hit performance of his professional career with a 4-5 effort on April 17 at Brevard County...Also
collected four RBI in that game.

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2007

• Spent his first professional season with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
• Set a franchise record with a 17-game hitting streak from August 16-September 2....Hit .438 (28-64) over that span.
• Went 2-4 in the first game of the playoffs against the Staten Island Yankees including a two-run home run that tied the
game at 4-4 and a two-RBI single in the ninth inning that led the Cyclones to an 8-4 win.

BACKGROUND

• Lucas Christopher Duda graduated from Arlington High School in Riverside, CA...Was named the CIF Division I Player
of the Year following his senior year after hitting .493 with nine home runs and 33 RBI.
• Played three years at the University of Southern California...Made 51 of 53 starts in leftfield during his junior season...
Hit seven home runs and drove in 34 during his final season with the Trojans.
• Was a member of the 2004 CIF Division I Championship team...Earned the save at Dodger Stadium in the
Championship Game.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the seventh round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
TEAM
Brooklyn (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals
Major League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
H 2B 3B
.299 67 234 32 70 20
3
.263 133 483 58 127 26
3
.281 110 395 49 111 29
1
.286 45 161 30 46 17
0
.314 70 264 44 83 23
2
.202 29
84 11 17
6
0
.284 425 1537 213 437 115
9
.202 29
84 11 17
6
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG
4
32 0
1
5 34 45
3 5 .398
11
66 0
3
7 66 129
2 7 .358
9
53 1
5
5 61 91
2 2 .380
6
34 0
1
6 29 27
1 0 .503
17
53 0
1
2 31 57
0 0 .610
4
13 0
1
1
6 22
0 0 .417
47 238 1 11 25 221 349
8 14 .463
4
13 0
1
1
6 22
0 0 .417

OBP E
.462 6
.398 8
.428 4
.411 2
.389 3
.261 0
.381 23
.261 0

LUCAS DUDA

YEAR
2007
2008
2009
2010

CAREER FIELDING
G
24

PO
32

A
1

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
33

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* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

POS
OF

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................LUCAS DUDA

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
BRAD EMAUS

BRAD EMAUS

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 205

OPENING DAY AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Kalamazoo, MI

INFIELDER
BATS: Right

68

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: March 28, 1986
RESIDES: Clearwater, FL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 years, 0 days
SIGNED BY: Matt Riggs (Toronto)
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the Rule V Draft from the Toronto Blue Jays on
December 9, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

2010

• Split the season between New Hampshire (AA) of the Eastern League and Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
League...Combined to hit 15 home runs, drive in 75 runs and walk 81 times, all career-bests...The 75 RBI were the fifth
most by a Blue Jays minor leaguer in 2010.
• Started the year with the Fisher Cats, making starts at second base (22) and third base (11) and did not make an
error...He also acted as the designated hitter in five games.
• Made his first start for Las Vegas on June 1...Started nine games at second base and 75 at third...Was the designated
hitter twice.
• Hit .321 (79-246) against righthanders for the 51s.
• Hit nine of his 10 Triple-A home runs at home...Also hit .338 (51-151) at home.
• Had an eight-game hitting streak from July 1-July 8, going 11-29 (.379).

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SCOUTING & MINORS

2009

• Saw his first action at the Double-A level, spending the entire year with New Hampshire (AA) of the Eastern League...
Posted 40 extra-base hits and led the Fisher Cats in games played, at-bats, runs, hits, and was second in RBI.
• Started the season with six hits in his first eight at-bats, including four doubles and seven RBI.
• From July 30-August 12 recorded a hit in 12 consecutive games.
• Appeared in 132 games at second base, making 16 errors in 695 chances for a .977 fielding percentage.

2008

• Played the entire year with Dunedin (A) of the Florida State League in his second professional season...Led the FSL in
runs scored with 87...Led Dunedin in games, at-bats, hits, total bases (219), doubles, walks and on-base percentage.
• Named a Florida State League postseason All-Star.
• Named the Organizational Player of the Month for August where he hit .398 (39-98) with nine doubles, five home
runs and drove in 16.
• Had a 15-game hit streak to close out the season from August 15-August 30...Batted .404 (21-52) with three home
runs and nine RBI over that span.
• Appeared in 96 games at second base and posted a fielding percentage of .980 (10 errors/505 total chances)...Played
14 games at third base and owned a .915 fielding percentage (four errors/47 total chances).

2007

• Made his professional debut with Auburn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
• Hit his first professional home run on July 3 vs. Mahoning Valley.

BACKGROUND

• Bradley Mark Emaus majored in media arts and advertising at Tulane University.
• His father, Mark, played baseball at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
• Was a four-year letterman at East Coweta High School in Georgia...Helped guide the Indians to a combined 92-25
record in four years, with four playoff appearances and a state runner-up finish as a junior...Named a Street and Smith
All-American in 2004...Was drafted in the 18th round of the 2004 draft by the Atlanta Braves but did not sign...Named
team MVP, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winner as a senior after hitting .509 with eight home runs, 60 RBI and 40
stolen bases.
• As a junior, named Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Newman Times Herald Player of the Year and earned a spot on
the AFLAC All-America team after hitting .490 with 14 home runs and a 1.100 slugging percentage.
• Claimed a pair of gold medals with the AAU Junior Olympics and was named MVP of the CABA World Series.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
• Selected by the New York Mets in Major League Baseball’s Annual Rule V Draft on December 9, 2010.
TEAM
Auburn (A)
Dunedin (A)
New Hampshire (AA)
New Hampshire (AA)
Las Vegas (AAA)
Minor League Totals

YEAR
2007
2008
2009
2010

AVG
G AB
R
H 2B 3B
.228 39 136 21 31
6
0
.302 124 473 87 143 34
3
.253 137 505 67 128 28
2
.272 38 136 21 37
7
0
.298 87 309 58 92 25
3
.276 425 1559 254 431 100
8

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
2
14 1
1
2 12 26
2 0 .316 .298 8
12
71 3
5
2 60 56 12 4 .463 .380 14
10
67 0
9
8 59 69 10 3 .376 .336 16
5
26 1
2
0 31 19
5 0 .434 .402 0
10
49 2
2
1 50 50
8 2 .495 .395 20
39 227 7 19 13 212 220 37 9 .426 .364 58

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................BRAD EMAUS

BRAD EMAUS

WINNING (8 OR MORE GAMES)
GAMES
YEAR
DATES
11
11
11
11
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
8

1969
1972
1986
1990
1969
1976
1991
2008
1969
1985
1985
2000
1998
5 times

May 28-June 10
May 12-May 21
April 18-April 30
June 17-June 29
September 6-September 13
June 23-July 4
July 1-July 13
July 5-July 17
September 21-October 1
July 2-July 10
August 3-August 13
April 16-April 25 9
May 21-May 31
Last, June 10-June 18, 2010

LOSING (11 OR MORE GAMES)
GAMES
YEAR
DATES
17
15

13
12
11

1962
1963
1982
1962
1980
2002
1962
1963
1965
1991
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May 21-June 6
June 28-July 14
August 15-August 31
August 9-August 21
August 31-September 12
August 10-August 23
July 15-July 26
July 18-July 28
August 1-August 13
August 9-August 21, Game #1
August 28-September 8

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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
NICK EVANS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

NICK EVANS

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 221

OPENING DAY AGE: 25
BIRTHPLACE: Phoenix, AZ

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Right

6

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: January 30, 1986
RESIDES: Phoenix, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year, 25 Days
SIGNED BY: Dave Birecki
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the fifth round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Anne

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Was with the Mets twice during the season; July 9-July 15 and September
4-the end of the year.
• Made five starts for the Mets, four in leftfield and one in rightfield.
• Tied a career-high with three hits at Philadelphia on September 26...Also had
three hits in his first major league game at Colorado, May 25, 2008.
• Became the first Mets player to play all three outfield positions since Timo
Perez (September 7, 2003 at Philadelphia) when he accomplished the feat
September 28 vs. Milwaukee.
• Hit .357 (5-14) as a pinch-hitter.
• Compiled a .357 (10-28) batting average over his last 15 games.
• On September 8, his pinch-hit double in the seventh inning scored Josh
Thole with the deciding run in a 3-2 victory at Washington.
• Had a one-out, pinch-hit single in the 10th inning on September 13 vs.
Pittsburgh to give the Mets a 1-0 triumph.
• Belted his lone home run of the year, September 14 vs. Pittsburgh (Zach Duke).
• Began the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and joined
Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on July 30.
• Reached base safely in a Buffalo season’s high 23-straight games from August
5-August 28...Hit .315 (28-89) with 12 walks during the streak.
• Was on base in 34 of the 37 games he played for the Bisons.
• Went 2-4 with two doubles and four RBI, August 2 vs. Lehigh Valley.
• Hit three home runs in a four-game span, August 20-August 22.
• Had 10 games with two hits and three contests with three hits.
• Named to the Eastern League’s mid-season All-Star Game but did not play
because he had been recalled by the Mets.
• Was selected the EL’s Hitter of the Week for the week ending April 18.
• Collected four hits vs. Portland on April 21 and vs. Akron on June 26...Also
put together 20 games with two hits and six games with three hits.

NICK’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
3 hits
2 times, last, 9/26/10 at Philadelphia
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
4 times, last, 9/14/10 vs. Pittsburgh
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
2 RBI
6 times, last, 9/26/10 at Philadelphia
STOLEN BASES, GAME
None
HITTING STREAK
5 games
6/30/09-7/4/09
GRAND SLAMS
None

2009

• Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League after being
optioned by the Mets on April 5.
• Was recalled from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on June 19...Was optioned back to Buffalo on July 11
before being recalled for the second time on August 25 and spent the rest of the season with the Mets.
• Appeared in 30 games, making 14 starts: nine in leftfield and five at first base.
• Seven of his 15 hits went for extra bases (five doubles, one triple and one home run).
• Made his first start of the year on June 24...Went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Mets defeated St. Louis,
11-0, at Citi Field.
• Hit safely in eight of his first 10 games from June 21-July 4...Batted .313 (10-32) with four runs scored, four doubles,
one home run and six RBI over that span.
• Hit his first career triple as a pinch-hitter on October 2 vs. Houston...It was the 47th triple hit by the Mets in 2009 which
tied the franchise record established in 1978 and matched in 1996.
• Finished the season as Buffalo’s leader in home runs, second in triples and was tied for fifth in RBI.
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Hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the 15th inning of a 4-2 victory over Pawtucket on April 12.
Hit two home runs on April 16 vs. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and finished the game 2-5 with four RBI.
Was transferred to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on May 13th.
Hit safely in 19 of his 25 games with the B-Mets...Hit .377 (20-53) over his last 13 games before being promoted to
New York.
• Connected on home runs in consecutive games, August 15 and 16 vs. Lehigh Valley.
• Had a 14-game road hitting streak from July 12-August 6...Hit .316 (18-57) over that stretch.

2008

• Was recalled from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on May 24...Made his major league debut that day at
Colorado and stroked three doubles to tie a club record...Connected on an RBI double in his first at-bat.
• Optioned back to Binghamton (AA) on June 5 and recalled for a second time on July 8.
• Slugged his first major league home run on August 31 at Florida off Scott Olsen to tie the game, 2-2, in the third inning.
• Made 25 starts in leftfield for the Mets...Had his first major league start at first base on August 7 vs. San Diego.
• Collected two outfield assists while playing leftfield at Houston on August 3.
• Named Sterling Organizational Co-Player of the Year with Daniel Murphy.
• Was named to the Eastern League All-Star team.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................NICK EVANS

2007

NICK EVANS

• Equalled his career-high in home runs and established new career highs in batting average and walks.

2006

• Established a career-high in home runs.

BACKGROUND

Nicholas R. (Nick) Evans graduated from St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, Arizona.
Played four years of baseball and one year of golf while at St. Mary’s High School.
Had a full baseball scholarship to Texas Tech but elected to sign with the Mets.
Married the former Anne Gluvna on January 9, 2010.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Was selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the June 2004 First-Year Player Draft.
YEAR TEAM
2004 GC Mets (R)
2005 Kingsport (A)
Brooklyn (A)
2006 Hagerstown (A)
2007 St. Lucie (A)
2008 Binghamton (AA)
METS
2009 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
2010 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG.
G AB
R
.258 50 182 36
.344 15
64 11
.252 57 226 30
.254 137 511 55
.286 103 378 65
.311 75 296 52
.257 50 109 18
.276 25 105 16
.211 66 237 27
.231 30
65
5
.294 88 347 62
.314 37 140 26
.306 20
36
5
.274 653 2486 380

Major League Totals

.257 100

210

28

H 2B 3B
47 10
3
22
7
0
57 11
3
130 33
3
108 25
1
92 18
7
28 10
0
29
9
1
50 12
3
15
5
1
102 30
0
44 14
1
11
3
0
681 169 22
54

18

1

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
7
27 0
0
0 14 51
3 2 .462 .311 3
6
22 0
0
0
4 17
1 0 .734 .382 0
6
33 0
2
0 17 34
0 1 .407 .302 7
15
67 0
3
6 45 99
2 0 .419 .320 15
15
54 2
4
3 53 64
3 0 .476 .374 8
14
53 0
3
1 26 64
2 1 .561 .365 7
2
9 0
2
1
7 24
0 0 .404 .303 0
3
9 0
0
2 10 22
2 0 .467 .350 1
10
30 0
1
0 23 55
0 0 .414 .280 2
1
7 0
0
0
4 20
0 0 .385 .275 1
17
55 0
3
1 40 65
0 1 .527 .366 0
6
25 1
0
1 15 23
0 0 .557 .385 3
1
5 0
0
0
1 10
0 0 .472 .324 0
99 375 3 16 14 247 494 13 5 .479 .341 43
4

21

0

2

1

12

54

0

0

.410 .298

1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
1B
OF

G
8
48

PO
43
66

A
2
3

E
1
0

PCT.
.978
1.000

TC
46
69

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4
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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
DILLON GEE
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

DILLON GEE

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 204

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Cleburne, TX

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

35

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: April 28, 1986
RESIDES: Cleburne, TX

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 28 Days
SIGNED BY: Ray Corbett
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the 21 round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: KariAnn

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Spent the majority of the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International
DILLON’S BESTS
League before having his contract selected by the Mets on September
WIN STREAK
6...Made his major league debut on September 7 at Washington.
1 game
• Became the third Mets pitcher to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his 2 times, last, 9/25/10
major league debut, with all three coming against Montreal/Washington...
LOSS STREAK
Gee surrendered a home run to Willie Harris, the first batter he faced in the 1 game
sixth inning, which was the first hit allowed...Randy Sterling threw 5.1 no-hit 9/30/10-present
innings on September 16, 1974 at Montreal and Brian Bannister tossed 5.1
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
no-hit frames on April 5, 2006 vs. Washington...Over the last five seasons
5 strikeouts
only two other pitchers have taken a no-hit bid into the sixth inning of their 9/25/10 at Philadelphia
major league debuts: Johnny Cueto worked 5.0 hitless innings for the Reds
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
vs. Arizona on April 3, 2008 and Bannister’s performance in 2006.
7.0 innings
• Also became the second Mets pitcher in franchise history to pitch 7.0 or 3 times, last, 9/25/10 at Philadelphia
more innings and allow two or fewer hits in his major league debut...Jason
Isringhausen surrendered two hits and two runs over 7.0 innings vs. the LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
None
Cubs on July 17, 1995.
• Beat the Phillies, 5-2, on September 25 at Philadelphia...Went 7.0 innings SCORELESS STREAK
and allowed five hits and two runs, earned, with two walks and five 8.0 innings
strikeouts...Became the fourth player in team history to begin his major 9/7/10-9/18/10
league career with four consecutive games in which he pitched at least 6.0 MOST WALKS, GAME
innings and allowed no more than three runs in any of those appearances... 4 walks
Ron Darling accomplished the feat in his first seven games (five in 1983, 9/13/10 vs. Pittsburgh
two in 1984), while Gary Gentry (1969) and Jason Jacome (1994) debuted FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
with four-game streaks.
None
• Collected an RBI single in his first major league at-bat in the second inning LAST COMPLETE GAME
on September 7 at Washington (off Yunesky Maya)...Became the first Mets None
pitcher to record an RBI in his major league debut and the seventh pitcher
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
in team history to collect a hit in his major league debut, joining Tom Seaver, None
Nino Espinosa,Walt Terrell, Ron Darling, David West and Jason Roach...Went
0-20 at the plate with Buffalo this season and was 2-31 (.065) during his FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
None
minor league career.
• Picked up a hit in his first two starts to become the eighth Mets pitcher to
have at least one hit in his first two games with the club and the first since Brian Stokes in 2008...Became the second
Mets pitcher to do it in his first two major league games...Walt Terrell did it in 1982.
• Led all of Triple-A with 165 strikeouts while making 28 starts for Buffalo (AAA)...Also set the Buffalo modern-day
mark for strikeouts in a season breaking Vicente Palacios’ record of 137 set in 1990...The 165 strikeouts also set a
career-best, breaking his old mark of 114, set in 2008 between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton
(AA) of the Eastern League.
• Set a minor league career high with 13 wins, breaking his old mark of 10 set in 2008 between St. Lucie (A) and
Binghamton (AA)...His 13 wins ranked second in the IL at the time of his promotion, one behind leader Richard De
Los Santos of Durham...The rookie righthander became the first Buffalo pitcher to win 13 games since Jason Jacome
went 14-2 in 1998.
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2009

• Appeared in nine games, all starts, for Buffalo (AAA) of the International League before being shut down with a partially
torn labrum in his right shoulder.
• Shut down after his start on May 25, an 8-7 no-decision vs. Lehigh Valley.

2008

• Started his second professional season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Promoted to Binghamton (AA)
of the Eastern League on August 8.
• Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the team’s most valuable player, for St. Lucie.
• Won five straight decisions for St. Lucie from May 30-July 6.
• Named to the FSL All-Star team...Pitched 1.0 inning of relief.
• Finished June 3-0 with a 0.92 ERA (three earned runs/29.1 innings)...Went 4-1 with a 2.42 ERA after the break,
surrendering 42 hits and five walks over 52.0 innings.
• Made four starts for the B-Mets, allowing just one run in each...Won back-to-back starts against Bowie on August 17
and August 23.

2007

BACKGROUND

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Was selected by the New York Mets in the 21st round of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.
YEAR TEAM
2007 Brooklyn (A)
2008 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2009 Buffalo (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

W-L
3-1
8-6
2-0
1-3
13-8
2-2
27-18

ERA
2.47
3.25
1.33
4.10
4.96
2.18
3.76

G
14
21
4
9
28
5
76

2-2

2.18

5

5

0

R
0
0

H
2
2

2B 3B
1
0
1
0

Major League Totals

GS CG SHO
11 0
0
21 0
0
4 0
0
9 1
0
28 0
0
5 0
0
73 1
0
0

SV
IP
0 62.0
0 127.1
0 27.0
0 48.1
0 161.1
0 33.0
0 426.0
0

33.0

H
57
117
18
47
174
25
413

R
17
49
4
22
96
10
188

ER
17
46
4
22
89
8
178

25

10

8

HR HB
1 6
6 9
1 1
5 5
23 13
2 0
36 34
2

0

BB
5
19
5
16
41
15
90
15

SO WP BK
56 0 0
94 3 0
20 0 0
42 1 0
165 3 0
17 0 0
377 7 0
17

0

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career

AVG.
.167
.167

G
5
5

AB
12
12

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
1 0
0
0
0
1 0
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
8
0 0 .250 .167
8
0 0 .250 .167

E
0
0

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1 hit, two times, last 9/13/10 vs. Pittsburgh
MOST RBI, GAME—1, 9/7/10 at Washington

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

G
5

PO
2

A
3

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
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DP
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• Dillon Kyle Gee graduated from Cleburne High School (TX) in 2004, earning all-state honors in baseball as a senior...Was
also a member of the golf team.
• Attended the University of Texas at Arlington, and helped the Mavericks to a berth in the NCAA tournament in 2006.
• Ranks second on the school’s career list with 298.1 innings pitched and was a two-time honorable mention All-Southland
Conference recipient (2005 and 2006).
• Hobbies include hunting and golf.

DILLON GEE

• Began his pro career with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
• Worked out of the bullpen to start the season, before moving to the rotation on July 9...Finished the year 3-1 with 2.28
ERA as a starter.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................DILLON GEE

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
KAI GRONAUER
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

KAI GRONAUER

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 213

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Solingen, Germany

CATCHER
BATS: Right

71

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: November 28, 1986
RESIDES: Solingen, Germany

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Lionel Chattelle
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 11, 2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Began the season with Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League...Was promoted to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State
League on June 22.
• Named to the mid-season South Atlantic League All-Star team.
• Batted .294 (77-262) vs. righthanded pitchers.
• Combined to hit .371 (36-97) with runners in scoring position.
• Constructed a 13-game hitting streak from August 14-29...Hit .380 (19-50) with 10 RBI during that stretch.
• Collected a season-high four hits on April 20 vs. Augusta.
• Went 3-7 with two runs scored, a double, one home run and four RBI on May 9 at Lakewood.

2009

• Spent the entire campaign with Savannah.
• Had a 10-game hitting streak from June 17-30...Hit .359 (14-39) during the streak.

2008

• Hit .356 (16-45) with 10 RBI in 16 games in his first season of professional baseball with the rookie-level Gulf Coast
League Mets.

BACKGROUND

• Kai Achim Gronauer represented Germany in the 2009 IBAF Baseball World Cup.
• Hit .250 in the 2008 Olympic Qualification Tournament for Germany...Four of his six hits were extra-base hits...Threw
out five of 11 base-stealers.
• Batted .296 with eight RBI in eight games in the 2007 European Championship to help Germany finish fourth.
• In the 2007 Baseball World Cup, he connected on a two-run home run against Cuba and finished the tournament with
a team-leading four RBI.
• Hit .243 over nine games during the 2005 European Championship.
• In the 2004 World Junior Championship, he batted .385 for Germany...He threw out three of five would-be base-stealers
and was named to the tournament's All-Star team as the top catcher.
• Played soccer, tennis and handball while growing up in Solingen, Germany...Was introduced to baseball at age 10 when
a friend took him to a practice.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on April 11, 2008
YEAR
2008
2009
2010

TEAM
GCL Mets (R)
Savannah (A)
Savannah (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Minor League Totals

AVG
G
.356 16
.243 67
.267 50
.324 38
.278 171

AB
45
230
191
139
605

R
H
4 16
27 56
23 51
18 45
72 168

2B 3B
1
0
7
0
10
1
5
0
23
1

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
10 1
0
2
6
23 0
4
5
2
23 3
2
7
2
20 0
1
2
10
76 4
7 16

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# - rehabilitation assignment

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BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
2
6
0 1 .378 .408 3
13 45
0 1 .352 .294 8
18 32
3 1 .361 .349 3
10 26
1 0 .403 .375 2
43 109
4 3 .369 .338 16

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 204

OPENING DAY AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Fort Worth, TX

OUTFIELDER

BATS: Right

12

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 25, 1980
RESIDES: Gilbert, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 5 Years, 102 Days
SIGNED BY: Steve Kmetco (Arizona)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on January 20, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Jill; Sons, Landon (1/13/06) and Dallas (7/9/07)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

2009

2008

HOME RUNS, GAME
2-home run games
4 times, last 5/7/10, San Diego at
Houston
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
4 multi-home run games
4, two-home run games
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
4 leadoff home runs
last, July 20, 2008, San Diego at St. Louis
(Jaime Garcia)
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
3 walk-off home runs
last, 6/7/08, San Diego vs. New York
(NL) (off Pedro Feliciano)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
3 pinch-hit home runs
last, 7/21/10, San Diego at Atlanta
(Billy Wagner)
RBI, GAME
4 RBI
6 times, 6/30/10, San Diego vs.
Colorado

• Established single-season career-highs in games played, runs scored, home
runs and walks, and tied single-season highs for doubles and stolen bases STOLEN BASES, GAME
2 stolen bases
despite a season-ending thumb injury.
2 times, last, 7/11/10, San Diego at
• Hit three leadoff home runs...Batted .294 (50-170) with 12 home runs and Colorado
19 RBI in 42 games overall when batting first in the order.
HITTING STREAK
• Made 88 appearances (75 starts) in the outfield and one appearance at 10 games
second base...Played 51 games in centerfield (45 starts) and 49 games in 2 times, last, 5/6-5/19/09
leftfield (30 starts)...Posted a .989 fielding percentage in 688.0 innings in the
GRAND SLAMS
outfield, committing two errors (both in centerfield) in 190 total chances... 1 grand slam
Finished with four outfield assists.
9/6/2009, Oakland vs. Seattle
• Went 13-24 (.542, five home runs, eight RBI) during a season-high, (Shawn Kelley)
seven-game hitting streak, July 4-July 11.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, August 28, with a torn ligament in his left thumb and missed the remainder of the
season...Suffered the injury on August 27 vs. Arizona, diving for a ball in centerfield...Underwent surgery, September 2,
at Scripps Clinic to repair the torn ligament...Hand surgeon Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli performed the procedure.
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• Split the season between San Diego and Oakland, also appearing with Lake
Elsinore (A) of the California League as part of a rehabilitation assignment.
• Began the season with the Padres and was traded to the A’s in exchange for
righthanded pitchers Ryan Webb, Craig Italiano and Sean Gallagher.
• Combined to hit .265 (114-430) with 27 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs,
64 RBI and 50 runs scored in 116 major league games.
• At the time of the trade, ranked among Padres leaders in hits (tied for
fourth), doubles (second), home runs (third), RBI (fifth) and runs scored
(third) despite missing most of June while on the Disabled List with a strained
left biceps.
• Of his 10 home runs with San Diego, five either overcame a deficit or broke a tie.
• With San Diego, hit .330 (29-88) with runners on base, .333 (14-42) with
RISP, .438 (7-16) with RISP and two outs, .333 (12-36) in games that were
close and late and .313 (20-64) after the sixth inning.
• Played in 60 games with Oakland, 44 games in leftfield (42 starts), 13 games
in centerfield (12 starts) and three games as the designated hitter.

SCOTT’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
2 times, last, 7/11/10, San Diego at
Colorado

SCOTT HAIRSTON

• Played in 104 games, making 78 starts for San Diego...Made 56 starts in
leftfield, 18 in centerfield and three in rightfield...Fifty-six of his 78 starts came
before the All-Star break.
• Made 21 pinch-hit appearances, going 3-19 (.158).
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 17, with a strained left hamstring...
Was reinstated from the DL on June 2, following a rehab assignment with
Lake Elsinore (A) of the California League.
• Belted two home runs, May 7 at Houston, his fourth career multi-home run game.
• Tied his career high with four hits, July 11 at Colorado...His previous four-hit
game was on July 26, 2004 at Houston.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

SCOTT HAIRSTON

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
SCOTT HAIRSTON
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOTT HAIRSTON ..........................................................................................................................................................................

2007

• Acquired by San Diego from Arizona on July 27...Hit a combined .243 (64-263) over 107 games between the two
teams...Collected a career-high 36 RBI.
• Made 18 starts in the outfield, all in left...Appeared in 27 contests overall in the field for the Padres, with 25 games in
left and two in centerfield.
• On August 3 vs. San Francisco, hit a game-tying, three-run home run in the eighth inning and then a game-ending, solo
home run in the 10th...Marked his first career multi-home run game...Became the first player to hit a game-tying home
run in the eighth inning or later and a walk-off home run in the same game since Vladimir Guerrero with the Angels
on June 18, 2005 against the Marlins.
• Went deep in three straight at-bats, including his two home runs on August 3 and a leadoff home run on August 4 vs.
San Francisco...Marked the seventh time in franchise history a Padres player had hit a home run in three straight at-bats
and first since Bret Boone on June 23, 2000 vs. Cincinnati...Became the first player to hit a leadoff home run the game
after he hit a walk-off home run since Jerome Walton did it with the Reds in 1995.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 10 due to a strained left oblique muscle suffered on August 9 at St.
Louis...Reinstated on September 8.
• Hit his second walk-off home run for the Padres, September 19 vs. Pittsburgh, a two-out, three-run shot off Matt Capps
to lift San Diego to a 5-3 victory.

2006

• Had three stints with the Diamondbacks, appearing in nine games...Also spent time with Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific
Coast League and missed a month on the Disabled List.
• Started the season with Tucson...Saw his first big league action after being recalled on June 19, playing at Pittsburgh and
going 2-4 with a double...Left the game in the 10th inning after colliding with the leftfield wall.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with a right shoulder injury, June 21-July 28...Optioned back to Tucson on July 29.
• Recalled again on August 11...Optioned back to Tucson on August 18.
• Ended the season with the Diamondbacks after being recalled September 20.
• Led the Pacific Coast League with a .591 slugging percentage, ranked fifth in home runs and on-base percentage and
tied for sixth in batting average.

2005

• Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Tucson and had a pair of brief stints with Arizona...Season ended in July
due to a dislocated shoulder.
• Played in 15 games over two stops with the Diamondbacks.
• Began the year with the Sidewinders and was recalled April 17...Hit .250 (2-8) in six games before he was optioned
back May 2...Recalled to the majors again on June 8th and optioned June 28.
• Season came to an end on July 22 at Sacramento after suffering a dislocated left shoulder when he was hit by a pitch
in the first inning...Underwent an MRI and was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 25th, then transferred to the
60-Day Disabled List on September 2.

2004

• Recalled from Tucson (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on May 4 and made his major league debut on May 7, striking
out as a pinch-hitter against Philadelphia...Optioned back to Tucson the next day, then recalled again on May 17 for the
remainder of the season.
• Collected his first major league hit, a solo home run off of the Marlins’ Carl Pavano, May 24 at Florida.
• In the June 8-June 10 Interleague series at Baltimore, Scott and his older brother, Jerry Jr. went head-to-head for the
first time in their major league careers, playing in front of their parents.
• Reached base safely via a hit or walk in 26 straight games from May 24-June 21, collecting at least one hit in 23 of those
contests.
• Collected a career-high four hits on June 26 at Houston.

2003

• Made his Double-A debut with El Paso of the Texas League and then Triple-A debut with Tucson of the Pacific Coast...In
his only action for the Sidewinders, hit a sacrifice fly in a pinch-hit appearance.
• Prior to the season, ranked by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Diamondbacks’ system and No. 26 on their
list of the game’s Top 100 Prospects.

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2002

• Selected as the second baseman on USA TODAY Baseball Weekly’s Minor League All-Star team after finishing third overall
in the minors in batting (.345), first in extra-base hits (73) second in doubles (46) and slugging (.603) and seventh in
on-base percentage (.429).
• Voted the Diamondbacks organization’s Minor League Player of the Year, leading their farm system in batting, runs (99),
doubles, home runs (22) and total bases (285)...Became the first player to be tabbed the organization’s Player of the
Month three times in a single season, taking the honors for May, July and August.
• Named to the Midwest League’s postseason All-Star team.

2001

• Spent his first professional season at Missoula (R) of the Pioneer League.
• Selected as the second baseman on the Topps Short-A/Rookie League All-Star team.
• Named to the Pioneer League All-Star team.

BACKGROUND

• Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the San Diego Padres in exchange for righthanded pitcher Leo Rosales on July 27, 2007.
• Acquired by the Oakland Athletics in exchange for righthanded pitchers Ryan Webb, Sean Gallagher and Craig Italiano
on July 5, 2009.
• Acquired by the San Diego Padres, along with outfielder Aaron Cunningham, in exchange for infielders Kevin Kouzmanoff
and Eric Sogard on January 16, 2010.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on January 20, 2011.

THE 108 CLUB

The 1986 Mets are one of only 11 teams in modern (post-1900)
baseball history to win as many as 108 games in a season. Here’s a listing of the 108 club:
116-36
116-46
114-48
111-43
110-42
110-44
109-53
109-53
108-54
108-54
108-54

Cubs, 1906
Mariners, 2001
Yankees, 1998
Indians, 1954
Pirates, 1909
Yankees, 1927
Yankees, 1961
Orioles, 1969
METS, 1986
Orioles, 1970
Reds, 1975

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

SCOTT HAIRSTON

• Scott Alexander Hairston graduated from Canyon Del Oro High School in Tucson, AZ, in 1999 before attending Central
Arizona Junior College in Coolidge.
• Tabbed by Baseball America as the 2001 pre-season Player of the Year in junior college baseball.
• Won the Arizona Junior College Triple Crown that season, batting .503 with 18 home runs and 77 RBI.
• Helped the semi-professional Liberal (KS) BeeJays to the 2000 National Baseball Congress World Series title.
• Fifth member of his family to play Major League Baseball...The Hairston family joined the Boones and Bells as MLB’s
only three generation families...Grandfather Sam played for the White Sox (1951), uncle John played for the Cubs
(1969) and father...Jerry played for the White Sox and Pirates (1973-1989)...Sam Hairston played for the Negro
American League’s Birmingham
• Black Barons and Indianapolis Clowns, later becoming the first African-American to play for the White Sox...His brother,
Jerry, plays for Washington.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................SCOTT HAIRSTON

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
SCOTT HAIRSTON

SCOTT HAIRSTON ..........................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR TEAM
2001 Missoula (R)
2002 South Bend (A)
Lancaster (A)
2003 El Paso (AA)
Tucson (AAA)
2004 Tucson (AAA)
ARIZONA (NL)
2005 ARIZONA (NL)
Tucson (AAA)
2006 Tucson (AAA)
ARIZONA (NL)
2007 ARIZONA (NL)
SAN DIEGO (NL)
2008 SAN DIEGO (NL)
2009 Lake Elsinore (A)#
SAN DIEGO (NL)
OAKLAND (AL)
2010 Lake Elsinore (A)#
SAN DIEGO (NL)
Minor League Totals

AVG
.347
.332
.405
.276
.000
.313
.248
.100
.311
.323
.400
.222
.287
.248
.100
.299
.236
.571
.210
.321

G AB
R
74 291 81
109 394 79
18
79 20
88 337 53
1
0
0
28 115 29
101 339 39
15
20
0
58 209 45
98 381 83
9
15
2
76 176 21
31
87 16
112 326 42
3
10
1
56 197 26
60 233 24
3
7
1
104 295 34
480 1823 392

American League Totals

.236

55

13

1

7

35

0

5

38

3

National League Totals

.246 504 1455 180 358

78

12

61

163

9

8

12 124 352

22

Major League Totals

.245 564 1688 204 413

91

13

68

198

9

13

14 132 390

25

8

.435 .303 26

60

233

24

H 2B 3B
101 16
6
131 35
4
32 11
1
93 21
7
0
0
0
36
8
3
84 15
6
2
1
0
65
8
3
123 22
1
6
2
0
39 13
1
25
5
1
81 18
3
1
0
0
59 14
1
55 13
1
4
1
0
62 10
0
586 122 25

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
14
65 0
2
7 38 50
2 2
16
72 1
5 10 58 74
9 3
6
26 0
1
0
6 16
1 0
10
47 0
1
6 30 80
6 2
0
1 0
1
0
0
0
0 0
5
20 0
1
1 11 21
0 3
13
29 2
1
1 21 88
3 3
0
0 0
0
0
0
6
0 0
16
40 0
2
5 21 40
3 0
26
81 0
3
4 52 78
3 0
0
2 0
0
0
1
5
0 0
3
16 3
0
1 19 37
2 0
8
20 0
1
0
7 18
0 0
17
31 3
2
3 28 84
3 1
0
0 0
0
2
1
3
0 0
10
29 1
0
1 17 45
8 1
7
35 0
5
2
8 38
3 2
0
1 0
0
0
4
1
0 0
10
36 0
4
6 31 69
6 1
93 353 1 16 35 221 363 24 10
2

8

SLG
.588
.563
.797
.469
.000
.565
.442
.150
.608
.591
.533
.358
.644
.479
.100
.533
.391
.714
.346
.569

OBP
.432
.426
.442
.345
.000
.375
.293
.100
.384
.407
.438
.301
.337
.312
.308
.358
.262
.727
.295
.402

E
21
28
2
15
0
6
11
0
2
3
0
3
0
2
0
1
1
0
8
77

2

.391 .262

1

6

.442 .309 25

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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SCOUTING & MINORS

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR CLUB
2009 Mexico

AVG
.278

G
6

AB
18

R
5

H
5

2B 3B
0
0

HR RBI SH SF
1
4 0
0

HP
0

BB
8

SO SB CS OBP SLG
6
0 0 .500 .444

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
2B
86
OF 371

PO
175
677

A
208
14

E
11
11

PCT
.972
.984

TC
394
702

DP
47
3

PERFECT METS

The following players have a perfect 1.000 career batting average with
the Mets:
Jason Roach
Eric Cammack
Gary Bennett
Ray Searage
Dave Liddell
Rodney McCray

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1-1
1-1
1-1
1-1
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0

HEIGHT: 5-9

WEIGHT: 193

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: Cairo, GA

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Left

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BIRTHDATE: June 22, 1978
RESIDES: Cairo, GA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 7 Years, 140 Days
SIGNED BY: Lamar North (Baltimore)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on January 17, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Trey; Daughter, Arianna (4/13/95); Son, Trevez (12/16/01)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Hit .400 or better against Atlanta (.407, 11-27) and Philadelphia (.400, 10-25)
in his second season in Washington.
• Made just one error in 179 total chances in the outfield.
• Handed Brad Lidge his second blown save of the season with a two-run
game-tying double with two outs in the ninth inning, May 15 vs. Philadelphia.
• Made a diving catch and hit a game-ending two-run shot in the 12th inning
in a 5-3 win vs. Toronto, June 20.
• Hit his third career pinch-hit home run off Todd Coffey, August 22 vs.
Milwaukee.

2008

• Set career-highs in games, home runs, RBI and slugging percentage.
• Started 87 games, including 60 of Nationals’ final 68 contests...Led
Washington in games (140).
• Tied for team lead with 50 walks.
• Named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending July
20...Hit .583 with five runs scored, a double, triple, home run, and seven RBI,
with four walks during that span.
• Drove in five runs on two hits and three walks on July 20 at Atlanta in the
Nationals’ 15-6 win...Became the first former Brave to reach base safely five
times and drive in five runs against the team since 1957 (Brooklyn’s George
Crowe).

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HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home run
8/22/08, Washington at Chicago (NL)
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
1 multi-home run game
1, two-home run games
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
1 leadoff home run
7/30/07, Washington vs. Atlanta
(Kyle Farnsworth)
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
1 inside-the-park home run
9/24/10, Washington vs. Atlanta
(Kyle Farnsworth)
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
1 inside-the-park home run
6/20/09, Washington vs. Toronto
(Scott Richmond)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
4 pinch-hit home runs
8/27/10, Washington vs. St. Louis
(Kyle McClellan)
RBI, GAME
6 RBI
2 times, last, 8/22/08, Washington at
Chicago (NL)
STOLEN BASES, GAME
3 stolen bases
2 times, last, 6/30/07, Washington at
Florida
HITTING STREAK
13 games
5/26/04-6/11/04
GRAND SLAMS
1 grand slam
8/22/08, Washington at Chicago (NL)
(Neal Cotts)

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2009

WILLIE’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
7/21/07,Atlanta vs. St. Louis

WILLIE HARRIS

• Appeared in 132 games and made 44 starts: 23 in rightfield, 19 in leftfield,
two at third base for Washington.
• Finished with 10 home runs for the second double-digit season of his career
...Had 13 in 2008..
• Hit the fourth pinch-hit home run of his career on August 27 vs. St. Louis (off
Kyle McClellan).
• Led Washington with 11 pinch-hits and nine pinch-hit RBI.
• Recorded nine more hits (41) than RBI (32).
• Hit the decisive three-run home run in 5-2 win on April 19 vs. Colorado.
• Posted 500th career hit,a third-inning triple, in a 7-1 win on July 22 at
Cincinnati.
• Hit a two-run home run at Turner Field off Kyle Farnsworth during 6-2 Nats
win over the Braves on August 19.
• Hit his first career inside-the-park home run in an 8-3 win on September 24
vs. Atlanta.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

WILLIE HARRIS

2007




Began the season with Richmond (AAA) of the International League, but spent the majority of the season with Atlanta.
Had his contract selected by Atlanta on April 29...Made 78 starts: 69 in leftfield, nine in centerfield, and one in rightfield.
Ranked fifth in National League and eighth in the majors, hitting .391 (27-69) in May...Hit .355 (22-62) in June.
Compiled a .342 (52-152) mark with a team-leading 14 stolen bases in the season’s first half.
Matched the Atlanta franchise record with a career-best six-hit effort, July 21 vs. St. Louis...In the same game, he tallied
a career-high six RBI.
• Posted his second career three-stolen base game, June 30 at Florida.
• Went above the wall to rob Carlos Delgado of a home run and preserve a 7-6 win, August 9 at New York (NL).

2006

2005

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WILLIE HARRIS

• Was a non-roster invitee to Boston’s spring camp...Began the season at Pawtucket (AAA) of the International League,
but ultimately played in 47 games for Boston.
• Had his contract selected by Boston on April 20.
• Pinch ran in 20 games.
• Made 10 starts: seven in centerfield, two in leftfield and one in rightfield.
• Was Designated for Assignment on July 18...Spent the remainder of season in the IL.

SCOUTING & MINORS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

WILLIE HARRIS ...............................................................................................................................................................................

• Spent the majority of the season with the World Champion Chicago White Sox.
• Appeared in 32 games at second base (28 starts) and five at shortstop (two starts).
• Batted .375 (9-24) in 14 September/October contests.
• Batted .326 (15-46) after the All-Star break and .301 (22-73) on the road.
POSTSEASON: Went 2-2 with a stolen base in three games...In the ALDS against Boston, he collected a hit and RBI
in Game One...Did not play in the ALCS...In the World Series against Houston, entered Game Three as a pinch
runner and stole a base...In the series-clinching Game Four, scored the winning run after leading off eighth inning with
a pinch-hit single in a 1-0 victory.





Led Chicago (AL) with 19 stolen bases in his first full major league season.
Spent the majority of the season (86 starts) as Chicago’s leadoff hitter.
The White Sox went 47-39 when he led off...When he scored a run, Chicago went 35-16.
Tied for fourth in the AL with seven bunt hits.
Hit .340 during a career-best 13-game hitting streak from May 26-June 11.
Reached base safely in nine straight plate appearances, August 5-Augusy 10, going 7-7 with two walks.

2003

• His 12 stolen bases ranked second on Chicago (AL).
• Began the season at Charlotte (AAA) of the International League...Hit .420 (34-81) with five home runs and 20 runs
scored in 23 games in May to earn a big-league promotion.
• Sustained a separated shoulder while making a diving catch in centerfield on May 18 at Minnesota.
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 22.
• At time of his recall, he led the IL in batting and on-base percentage (.500).
• Was the IL Player of the Week for the week ending April 20...Hit .583 with seven runs scored, two home runs and six
RBI in that span.

2002

• Hit his first major league home run on July 26 at US Cellular Field off Kansas City’s Shawn Sedlacek.
• Spent the majority of the season with Charlotte (AAA) of the International League where he stole 32 bases in 89
games.

2001

• Made his major league debut with Baltimore on September 2 vs. Seattle after having his contract selected earlier in
the day...Went 0-2 with a sacrifice.
• Collected his first big league hit, a single off Cory Lidle, September 5 at Oakland.
• Was named by the Baltimore Orioles Minor League Player of the Year and Top Hitter in the Orioles’ farm system by
Baseball America.
• Received the Brooks Robinson Award as the organization’s top position player and earned a spot on the Eastern
League All-Star team and the Topps Double-A All-Star team.

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2000

• In his first complete professional season, scored 106 runs in 133 games with Delmarva (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Was selected to the SAL All-Star squad.

1999

• Stole 43 bases in 71 games during his professional debut with Delmarva (R) of the South Atlantic League and Bluefield
(R) of the Appalachian League.

BACKGROUND





William Charles Harris (Willie) played football, baseball and basketball at Cairo High School (GA).
Attended Kennesaw State (GA) University.
Is one of five big leaguers to have played at KSU, joining Brett Campbell, Jason Childers, Jason Jones and Brian Mallette.
Was recruited by Florida State’s Bobby Bowden and offered a scholarship as a wide receiver.
Enjoys fishing and working on cars during the off-season.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 24th round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft.
Acquired by the Chicago White Sox in exchange for outfielder Chris Singleton on January 29, 2002.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 23-June 16, 2003, with a mild separated right shoulder.
Signed by the Boston Red Sox as a minor league free agent on February 1, 2006.
Signed by the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent on December 9, 2006.
Signed by the Washington Nationals as a free agent on December 13, 2007.
Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, April 13-April 28, 2009, with a left oblique pull.
Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on January 17, 2011.

AVG
.273
.265
.274
.305
.125
.283
.233
.380
.204
.262
.266
.256
.156
.220
.362
.270
.251
.222
.235
.183
.283

G AB
R
H 2B 3B
5
22
3
6
1
0
66 272 42 72 13
3
133 474 106 130 27 10
133 525 83 160 27
4
9
24
3
3
1
0
89 360 54 102 16
5
49 163 14 38
4
0
28 100 22 38
6
1
79 137 19 28
3
1
129 409 68 107 15
2
28 109 21 29 11
1
56 121 17 31
2
1
47
45 17
7
2
0
60 218 32 48
6
1
17
58 17 21
7
2
117 344 56 93 20
8
140 367 58 92 14
4
5
18
2
4
1
0
137 323 47 76 18
6
132 224 25 41
6
2
564 2156 382 610 115 27

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
0
3 0
1
0
4
2
1 0 .318 .370 1
2
32 4
4
1 20 41 17 11 .357 .313 11
6
60 7
4
9 89 89 38 15 .411 .396 19
9
49 10
4
5 46 71 54 16 .423 .364 14
0
0 1
0
0
0
7
0 0 .167 .125 0
5
33 7
2
2 33 61 32 14 .397 .345 6
2
12 3
2
0
9 21
8 0 .294 .270 3
6
13 1
0
0 17 20
9 3 .640 .470 0
0
5 3
0
0 10 28 12 2 .241 .259 2
2
27 7
3
1 51 79 19 7 .323 .343 5
1
10 4
0
0 16 27 10 2 .413 .360 3
1
8 4
0
1 13 25 10 3 .314 .333 2
0
1 0
1
2
4 11
6 3 .200 .250 0
8
17 2
1
3 29 56 11 3 .367 .319 9
1
7 0
1
3
8
6
7 3 .603 .457 2
2
32 1
3
3 40 71 17 11 .392 .349 4
13
43 3
1
3 50 66 13 3 .417 .344 4
0
1 0
0
1
2
3
0 1 .278 .333 0
7
27 3
1
9 57 62 11 4 .393 .364 4
10
32 1
2
2 33 60
5 2 .362 .291 5
38 225 35 17 24 264 376 179 68 .414 .365 65

American League Totals

.238 369

899 138 214

27

4

5

National League Totals

.240 526 1258 186 302

58

20

32

134

53 18
8

7

6

Major League Totals

.239 895 2157 324 516

85

24

37

187 26

13

87 171

55 15

17 180 259

4

46 20

.294 .306 12
.394 .341 17

21 267 430 101 35

.352 .327 29

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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YEAR TEAM
1999 Bluefield (R)
Delmarva (A)
2000 Delmarva (A)
2001 Bowie (AA)
BALTIMORE (AL)
2002 Charlotte (AAA)
CHICAGO (AL)
2003 Charlotte (AAA)
CHICAGO (AL)
2004 CHICAGO (AL)
2005 Charlotte (AAA)
CHICAGO (AL)
2006 BOSTON (AL)
Pawtucket (AAA)
2007 Richmond (AAA)
ATLANTA (NL)
2008 WASHINGTON (NL)
2009 Syracuse (AAA)
WASHINGTON (NL)
2010 WASHINGTON (NL)
Minor League Totals

WILLIE HARRIS








FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................WILLIE HARRIS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

WILLIE HARRIS ...............................................................................................................................................................................

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2005 Chicago (AL)/Boston
Division Series Totals

AVG.
1.000
1.000

G
1
1

AB
1
1

R
0
0

H
0
1

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF
0
1 0
0
0
1 0
0

HP
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 1.000 1.000
0
0 0 1.000 1.000

E
0
0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT AVG.
2005 Chicago (AL)/Los Angeles (AL)

G

AB

R

H

2B 3B HR RBI SH SF
DID NOT PLAY

HP

BB

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

R
1
1

H
0
1

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HP
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
1 0 1.000 1.000
0
1 0 1.000 1.000

E
0
0

WORLD SERIES RECORD
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT. AVG.
2005 Chicago (AL)/Houston 1.000
World Series Totals
1.000

G
2
2

AB
1
1

HR RBI SH SF
0
0 0
0
0
0 0
0

POS
G
2B 208
3B
26
SS
8
OF 522

PO
371
5
4
852

A
485
26
11
16

E
12
3
0
12

PCT
.986
.912
1.000
.986

TC
868
34
15
880

DP
108
2
2
4

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HEIGHT: 5-10

WEIGHT: 188

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Quibor, VZ

INFIELDER

BATS: Switch

3

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: June 26, 1984
RESIDES: Quibor, VZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year; 94 Days
SIGNED BY: Rolando Petit & Julian Perez (Atlanta)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on February 4, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Wife, Anne Maria

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

HITS, GAME
3 hits
2 times, last, 9/5/10 at Chicago (NL)
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
3 times, last, 9/18/10 at Atlanta
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
2 RBI
4 times, last, 10/2/09, Kansas City at
Minnesota
STOLEN BASES, GAME
1 stolen base
6 times, last, 9/5/10 at Chicago (NL)
HITTING STREAK
7 games
7/17/07-8/4/07

• Split the season between Kansas City and Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast GRAND SLAMS
None
League.
• Had his contract selected by the Royals on May 2...Was Designated for
Assignment on July 7 and outrighted to Omaha on July 15...His contract was selected for a second time on
September 6.
• Tied his career high with two RBI, October 2 at Minnesota. Hit .273 (9-33) at night for the Royals.
• Had 16 multi-hit games while with Omaha...Collected 12 two hit games, three contests with three hits and one fourhit game, April 11th at Albuquerque.

2008

• Made his first career Opening Day roster, breaking camp with the Baltimore Orioles...Appeared in 36 games for
Baltimore before being Designated for Assignment on June 2.
• Spent the remainder of the season at Norfolk (AAA) of the International League.

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LUIS’ BESTS

LUIS HERNANDEZ

• Had his contract selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on
August 27.
• His final at-bat of the season for the Mets was a memorable one...Fouled a
ball off his right foot against Atlanta’s Tim Hudson on September 18 leading
off the sixth inning...Hit a home run on the next pitch...After the game it was
revealed that he had broken a bone in the foot.
• Had surgery on September 21 to repair a fractured right metatarsal...The
operaton was performed by Dr. Jonathan Deland at the Hospital Special
Surgery.
• Hit a home run against the Cubs’ Sean Marshall at Wrigley Field on
September 3.
• Collected two home runs in 44 at-bats with the Mets...Had one home run
in his previous 221 major league at-bats.
• Made 11 starts for the Mets, nine at second base and two at shortstop,
August 29 vs. Houston and August 30 at Atlanta.
• Also saw action in two games at third base, August 31 at Atlanta and
September 6 at Washington.
• Went 3-7 at Chicago on September 5 to tie his career-best...Had three hits,
September 13, 2007, Baltimore at the Angels...Also had two hits at
Washington on September 8.
• Before joining the Mets, he played in 57 games with Binghamton (AA) of the
Eastern League and 47 contests with Buffalo.
• Joined Buffalo on July 1.
• In 104 minor league games he collected three, four-hit games: May 1 at
Akron, July 16 vs. Gwinnett and August 26 at Syracuse...Also had 20 games
with two hits and 10 with three hits.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

LUIS HERNANDEZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
LUIS HERNANDEZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

LUIS HERNANDEZ ...........................................................................................................................................................................

2007

• Made his major league debut with the Orioles entering the game as a defensive replacement at shortstop on July 8 at
Texas.
• Collected his first big league hit, a double off Dewon Day of the White Sox on July 12.
• Recorded his first career major league home run on September 27 off Toronto’s Brian Tallet.

2006

• Claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on October 12.

2004

• Led all Carolina League shortstops with a .977 fielding percentage for Myrtle Beach.

2001

• Made his professional debut for the Braves of the Dominican Summer League.

BACKGROUND

• Luis Armando Hernandez graduated from Unidad Educativa Altagracia in Quibor, Venezuela...Played soccer and
baseball.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS




Signed by the Atlanta Braves as a non-drafted free agent on September 16, 2000.
Claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles on October 12, 2006.
Signed by the Kansas City Royals as a minor league free agent on November 18, 2008.
Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on February 4, 2010.

YEAR
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

TEAM
DS Braves2 (R)
GC Braves (R)
Rome (A)
Myrtle Beach (A)
GC Braves (R)
Mississippi (AA)
2006 Richmond (AAA)
Mississippi (AA)
2007 Norfolk (AAA)
Bowie (AA)
BALTIMORE (AL)
2008 BALTIMORE (AL)
Norfolk (AAA)
2009 Omaha (AAA)
KANSAS CITY (AL)
2010 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.209
.254
.231
.271
.250
.243
.192
.268
.273
.242
.290
.241
.185
.303
.205
.298
.280
.250
.251

G AB
R
68 253 39
53 201 34
111 337 27
117 402 49
1
4
1
122 415 47
19
73
3
104 380 39
9
33
4
92 364 42
30
69
5
36
79
9
57 205 18
55 198 24
37
73
4
57 225 28
47 189 25
17
44
4
912 3279 380

H 2B 3B
53
8
4
51
8
4
78
4
1
109 23
4
1
0
0
101 12
5
14
4
0
102 12
4
9
0
0
88 15
6
20
2
0
19
1
0
38
7
0
60 10
0
15
1
0
67 12
4
53 10
4
11
1
0
824 125 36

HR RBI BB SH
1
18 23
4
0
20 19
1
2
25 24 18
6
45 16 10
1
1 0
0
2
32 41
6
1
5 0
1
1
29 20
7
0
3 0
1
0
37 18
6
1
7 1
1
0
3 7
3
0
11 8
3
1
26 16
7
0
4 4
3
3
32 1
5
0
12 4
3
2
6 0
0
18 296 69 22

American League Totals

.244 103

221

18

54

6

0

1

14

2

1

1

12

39

5

2

285 .284

7

National League Totals

.250

17

44

4

11

1

0

2

6

0

0

1

2

7

1

0

.409 .298

0

Major League Totals

.245 120

265

22

65

5

0

3

20

7

2

2

14

46

6

2

.298 .286

7

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
2B
3B
SS
OF

78

G
25
7
80
1

PO
27
4
107
0

A
51
2
187
0

E
0
0
7
0

PCT
1.000
1.000
.977
---

TC
78
6
301
0

DP
10
0
51
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1
5 33 24 10 .285 .287 0
4 29 11 6 .333 .330 3
0
2 42
7 3 .267 .287 20
2
5 70
8 6 .393 .306 12
0
0
2
0 0 1.000 .250 21
3
4 56
5 5 .311 .315 1
0
0
8
0 1 .288 .192 15
3
3 46
4 4 .329 .308 3
0
0
5
0 0 .273 .273 12
4
1 50
6 5 .316 .276 0
0
0 10
2 2 .362 .300 3
2
0 11
2 0 .253 .295 3
0
0 27
2 2 .220 .216 6
1
1 17
1 3 .369 .356 4
0
1 18
1 0 .219 .256 1
2 16 30
4 4 .427 .343 5
2 10 31
2 1 .376 .319 7
1
2
7
1 0 .409 .298 0
29 211 446 74 50 .328 .300 109

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 191

OPENING DAY AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Tainan City, Taiwan

INFIELDER
BATS: Right

25

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: February 2, 1984
RESIDES: Tainan City, Taiwan

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year, 16 Days
SIGNED BY: Pat Kelly and Vincent Liao
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers for lefthanded pitcher
Mike Antonini on December 27, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HONORS Was the Dodgers’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2007...Became the first position
player from Taiwan to hit a home run in the major leagues, September 11, 2007 vs. San Diego (off Brett Tomko)...
Named the Most Valuable Player at the 2007 Futures Game...Became the fifth major league player born in Taiwan.

CHIN-LUNG HU

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

2009

• Recalled by the Dodgers on September 13 and went 2-5 (.440) with two
RBI in two games.
• With Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League he hit .352 (63-179)
after the All-Star break.

2008

• Made the Dodgers’ Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.
• Started 23 games at shortstop and seven at second base before being
optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on June 9.
• Made just one error in 65 major league games at shortstop and second base.
• Recalled again on September 1.

2007

CHIN-LUNG’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
2 hits
6 times, last, 10/4/09, Los Angeles vs.
Colorado
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 game
2 times, last, 9/25/07, Los Angeles vs
Colorad
LEADOFF RUN GAMES
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
2 RBI
2 times, last, 4/23/08, Los Angeles vs.
Arizona
STOLEN BASES, GAME
1 stolen base
3 times, last, 9/28/10, Los Angeles at
Colorado

• Was named the Dodgers’ Branch Rickey Minor League Player of the Year and
reached the major leagues for the first time in his career.
HITTING STREAK
• Selected to the World Team in the XM Radio All-Star Futures Game at AT&T 3 games
Park on July 8 and earned the Most Valuable Player Award, going 2-2 with 5/20/08-5/23/08
two RBI.
GRAND SLAMS
None
• Made his major league debut on September 1 at San Diego.
• Batted .241 (7-29) in 12 games (seven starts) with the Dodgers.
• Registered his first major league hit, a solo home run on September 11 vs. San Diego against righthander Brett
Tomko...Became the first Los Angeles rookie to hit a home run in his first Dodger Stadium at-bat since Jason Repko
on April 12, 2005.
• Became the second Taiwanese player and the first position player to hit a home run in a major league game...The first
was the Dodgers’ Hong-Chin Kuo on June 12 earlier that year.
• Named to the Southern League’s (AA) postseason All-Star team and was also voted the league’s best defensive
shortstop by Baseball America.
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• Split last season between Los Angeles (NL) and Albuquerque (AAA) of the
Pacific Coast League.
• Started the season with the Triple-A Isotopes before being recalled to the
majors on June 17...Returned to Triple-A on June 23, before he was called
back to the Dodgers on September 6.
• Appeared in 14 games for Dodgers and made six starts at shortstop.
• Had a season-high four hits on May 9 vs. Nashville...Also scored a season-high
three times in that game.
• Hit .365 (27-74) with 13 RBI in May for the Isotopes after posting a .211
(12-57) batting average with one extra-base hit in April.
• Compiled a .364 (36-99) batting average at home for Albuquerque.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

CHIN-LUNG HU

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

RYOTA IGARASHI..............................................................................................................................................................

2006

• Named to the Southern League’s mid-season and postseason All-Star teams.
• Led Jacksonville (AA) in games, at-bats, and runs and was tied for first in stolen bases.
• Participated in Major League Baseball’s Futures Game during the All-Star Break on July 9...Started at shortstop and went
1-3 with an RBI double for the World Team.
• Played for Chinese Taipei in the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006, going 5-12 (.417) with two doubles, a run
and an RBI in three games.

2005

• Selected to the Florida State League (A) All-Star team.
• Tied for second in the FSL in batting.

2004

• Represented Columbus (A) in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game and was also picked to the league’s postseason
All-Star team.
• Voted by Baseball America as the league’s best defensive shortstop.
• In a combined 104 games with Columbus of the SAL and Vero Beach (A) of the Florida State League, he hit .300 with
19 doubles, 70 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.

CHIN-LUNG HU

2003

• Led Pioneer League shortstops with 165 assists.

BACKGROUND

• Chin-lung Hu was a member of Taiwan’s Junior National Team from 2000-2002...Batted .474 with four home runs and
12 RBI to help Taiwan finish second in the World Junior Championship Tournament.
• Pitched and played second base and shortstop at Nan Ying Vocational High School in Tainan City, Taiwan.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as a non-drafted free agent on January 31, 2003.
• Acquired by the New York Mets in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Mike Antonini on December 27, 2010.
YEAR TEAM
2003 Ogden (R)
2004 Columbus (A)
Vero Beach (A)
2005 Vero Beach (A)
2006 Jacksonville (AA)
2007 Jacksonville (AA)
Las Vegas (AAA)
LOS ANGELES (NL)
2008 Las Vegas (AAA)
LOS ANGELES (NL)
2009 Albuquerque (AAA)
LOS ANGELES (NL)
2010 Albuquerque (AAA)
LOS ANGELES (NL)
Minor League Totals

AVG
.305
.298
.307
.313
.254
.329
.318
.241
.295
.181
.294
.400
.317
.130
.299

Major League Totals

.191

G AB
R
53 220 34
84 332 58
20
75 12
116 470 80
125 488 71
82 325 56
45 192 33
12
29
5
41 156 21
65 116 16
130 496 66
5
5
2
58 208 37
14
23
2
754 2962 468
96

173

25

H 2B 3B
67
9
5
99 15
4
23
4
1
147 29
1
124 20
2
107 30
5
61 10
1
7
0
1
46
5
3
21
2
2
146 21
5
2
1
0
66 11
1
3
1
0
886 154 28
33

4

3

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB SO SB CS
3
23 4
2
0 14 33
5 4
6
25 11
2
3 20 50 17 7
0
10 3
0
0
5
6
3 1
8
56 7
2
7 19 40 23 6
5
34 13
2
4 49 63 11 5
6
34 3
1
1 26 33 12 4
8
28 1
1
0
6 18
3 4
2
5 2
0
0
0
8
0 0
1
15 4
1
0
7 19
2 0
0
9 2
0
0 11 23
2 0
6
53 14
4
5 25 54 14 5
0
2 0
1
0
0
2
0 0
4
25 5
2
0
8 16
8 1
0
1 0
1
1
0
5
1 0
47 303 65 17 20 179 332 98 37
2

17

4

2

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
2B
SS

80

G
30
58

PO
15
71

A
28
108

E
1
2

PCT
.977
.989

TC
44
181

DP
4
26

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38

3

0

SLG
.432
.422
.387
.430
.334
.508
.505
.517
.385
.233
.393
.600
.438
.174
.418

OBP E
.343 18
.342 15
.350 4
.347 22
.326 11
.380 10
.337 6
.241 1
.323 6
.252 1
.332 12
.333 0
.339 9
.160 1
.341 113

.283 .241

3

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 201

OPENING DAY AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: Chiba, Japan

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

18

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 28, 1979
RESIDES: Tokyo, Japan

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 147 Days
SIGNED BY: Isao O’Jimi
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on December 17, 2009
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Orie; Daughter, Kotone (8/25/03); Son, Haruki (7/2/07)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

RYOTA IGARASHI

RYOTA’S BESTS
• Made his major league debut on April 8 vs. Florida with a scoreless frame.
• Became the 11th Japanese-born player to appear in a game for the WIN STREAK
Mets...Began the year with 5.2 scoreless innings before surrendering a 1 game
10/2/10-present
two-run home run to Ryan Ludwick on April 18 at St. Louis.
• Stranded the bases loaded when he struck out Washington’s Justin Maxwell LOSS STREAK
in the seventh inning on October 2 to collect his first major league victory. 1 game
5/28/10
• Allowed three of 17 (82 percent) inherited runners to score.
• Went 1-0 with a 2.87 ERA (five earned runs/15.2 innings) in 17 games at STRIKEOUTS, GAME
3 strikeouts
Citi Field...Opponents hit .154 (8-52) against him at home.
6/30/10 at Florida
• Held the opposition to a .174 (4-23) batting average with runners in scoring
LONGEST OUTING
position and two outs.
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on April 21 with a moderate injury 2.0 innings
8/31/10 vs. Milwaukee
to his left hamstring...Was activated on May 23...Returned to action that
SCORELESS STREAK
evening and allowed three runs to the Yankees in 0.1 of an inning.
• After returning from the DL, he yielded 16 runs over his next 12.2 innings 5.2 innings
4/8/10-4/17/10
(11.37 ERA), spanning 15 outings.
• Was optioned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on July MOST WALKS, GAME
9...Recalled on August 12 after not allowing a run in 12 of his 15 outings with 3 walks
9/6/10 at Washington
the Bisons...Optioned back to Buffalo on August 14...Recalled for a final time
on August 17.
• Constructed a 5.73 ERA (seven earned runs/11.0 innings) in 12 games after August 17.
• Converted both save opportunities with Buffalo: July 27 at Columbus and August 8 vs. Columbus.
• Was with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League for his 11th consecutive season.
• Broke a franchise record with his 21st consecutive scoreless appearance on June 21 at Tokyo...Extended his own record
to 25 straight before finally allowing a run on July 11 for the first time in more than two months.
• Made his 500th career Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) appearance on August 29 vs. the Chunichi Dragons at Tokyo.
• Posted a 3-2 record with a 3.19 ERA in 56 games...In 53.2 innings, he allowed only 42 hits, 19 runs, with 44 strikeouts.

2008

• Pitched for the first time in 18 months on March 28 and threw 1.0 scoreless inning.
• Hit 98.12 mph on the stadium’s radar gun during a game on September 20 vs. the Yokohama Bay Stars at Tokyo.
• Rebounded from Tommy John surgery to post a 3-2 record with a 2.47 ERA and three saves in 44 contests...He
recorded 42 strikeouts in 43.2 innings.
• Earned domestic free agency at mid-season, but declined to file for it during the off-season with the subsequent goal
of moving to the major leagues.

2007

• Missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in December, 2006.

2006

• Bounced between the top club and the farm team during the second half of the season due to right elbow discomfort.
• Decided to undergo elbow ligament replacement (“Tommy John”) surgery after the season.
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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
RYOTA IGARASHI
SCOUTING & MINORS
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RYOTA IGARASHI..............................................................................................................................................................

2005

• Chosen in the fan balloting to be a Nippon Professional Baseball All-Star for the second consecutive season, the fifth
time in his career.

2004

• Took over as the Swallows closer and posted a league-best 37 saves.
• Named to the NPB All-Star Game in fan balloting.
• Hit 98.75 mph vs. Akihiro Yano of the Hanshin Tigers, which is the
record for fastest pitch by a Japanese pitcher in an NPB game.
• The average speed of his pitches over the course of the season was
96.6mph, which is another NPB record.
• Made 66 appearances, the third consecutive season he pitched in at
least 60 games.

JAPANESE BORN METS

2003

• Made his second consecutive trip to the All-Star Game, his third
overall selection.
• Pitched in over 60 games for the second consecutive season.

Takashi Kashiwada (1997)
Hideo Nomo (1998)
Masato Yoshii (1998-1999)
Satoru Komiyama (2002)
Tsuyoshi Shinjo (2001, 2003)
Kazuhisa Ishii (2005)
Shingo Takatsu (2005)
Kazuo Matsui (2004-2006)
Ken Takahashi (2009)
Hisanori Takahashi (2010)
RYOTA IGARASHI (2010-)

2002

• Earned his second career All-Star Game nod.
• Posted career-bests with a 2.02 ERA and 97 strikeouts.
• Appeared in 64 games and went 8-2 with 0.86 WHIP.

2001

• Pitched in 41 games, despite multiple injuries he suffered over the course of the season.
• Made his Japan Championship Series debut vs. the Kintetsu Buffalos on October 21.

2000

• Named an All-Star for the first time in his career.
• Won a career-high 11 games.

1999

• Made his top team debut on April 20 vs. the Chunichi Dragons at Tokyo.
• Hurled 1.0 scoreless inning to pick up his first career NPB win on May 27 vs. the Yokohama Bay Stars at Tokyo.
• Finished his second professional season with six wins.

1998

• Spent his entire first professional season with the Swallows farm team.
• Won the MVP in the Japanese Minor League Championship Game.

BACKGROUND




Ryota Igarashi selected in the second round of the 1998 NPB draft.
Set the NPB record for the hardest recorded pitch in a game (98.75 mph).
In 2000, awarded “The Best Pitcher and Catcher Combo of the Year” with the Swallows catcher, Atsushi Furuta.
Recorded 630 strikeouts in 570 innings for an average of 9.95 strikeouts per nine innings with a 1.18 WHIP in his entire
NPB career.
• Is a five-time NPB All-Star (2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005).
• Hobbies include watching movies and American TV dramas, especially “Lost” and “24.”

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on December 17, 2009.

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1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2008
2009
2010

TEAM
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
Yakult (Japan)
METS
St. Lucie (A)#
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

W-L
6-4
11-4
2-3
8-2
5-5
5-3
3-2
1-2
3-2
3-2
1-1
1-0
2-1
3-1

Japanese League Totals

47-29

Major League Totals

1-1

ERA
4.91
3.11
2.59
2.08
3.89
2.66
3.49
6.12
2.47
3.19
7.12
2.35
3.31
3.00

G
36
56
41
64
66
66
49
29
44
56
34
5
15
20

GS CG SHO SV
0 0
0
1
0 0
0
1
0 0
0
0
0 0
0
4
0 0
0
0
0 0
0 *37
0 0
0
4
0 0
0
1
0 0
0
3
0 0
0
3
0 0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0 0
0
2
0 0
0
2

3.25 507

0

0

0

7.12

0

0

0

34

IP
47.2
75.1
41.2
78
74
74.1
56.2
25
43.2
53.2
30.1
7.2
16.1
24.0

H
34
42
25
49
60
57
52
33
35
42
29
10
18
28

R
27
28
13
19
33
24
24
20
13
19
24
2
8
10

ER
26
26
12
18
32
22
22
17
12
19
24
2
6
8

54 570.0

429

220

206

58

17

241

29

24

24

4

0

18

0

30.1

HR HB
4 1
11 1
2 2
8 3
9 1
9 1
6 1
3 2
3 2
3 3
4 0
0 0
2 0
2 0

BB
29
33
28
18
33
36
27
11
6
20
18
1
6
7

SO WP BK
59 3 1
90 6 0
51 1 0
97 8 0
83 7 1
86 4 0
60 6 0
18 4 0
42 3 0
44 1 0
25 3 0
11 1 0
16 3 0
27 4 0
630 43
25

3

2
0

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* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

RYOTA IGARASHI

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

G
34

PO
1

A
2

E
2

PCT.
.600

TC
5

DP
0

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JASON ISRINGHAUSEN

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 235

OPENING DAY AGE: 38
BIRTHPLACE: Brighton, IL

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

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BIRTHDATE: September 7, 1972
RESIDES: Tarpon Springs, FL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 14 years, 31 days
SIGNED BY: Terry Tipp
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on February 15, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Lorrie; Daughters, Madolyn (8/4/02) and Emerson (7/30/09)

CAREER HONORS Two time All-Star (2000, 2005)...Won the Rolaids Relief Man Award for August, 2004...Named
the National League co-Player of the Week for August 20-26, 2007...Tied for the National League lead in saves in 2004.

0CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Appeared in seven games with Louisville (AAA) of the International League.
• Signed to a minor league contract on July 22.
• Made his final appearance of the season on August 13 and allowed four
runs, three earned, at Columbus...Placed on the minor league Disabled List
with a strained right elbow on August 16 and did not pitch again.

2009

• Signed a minor league free agent deal with Tampa Bay on February 21.
• Pitched in Spring Training, but was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List to start
the regular season as he continued to recover from right elbow surgery...
Reinstated on May 18 after rehabilitation assignments with Durham (AAA) of
the International League and Montgomery (AA) of the Southern League.
• Suffered the loss May 25 at Cleveland on Victor Martinez’s game-winning
single in the ninth, which concluded the largest blown lead in Rays
history...Rays led 10-0 at one point but lost 11-10...Walked the first three
batters he faced, walking in one run before the single...Three walks tied a
career high as a reliever.
• Appeared in nine games (eight scoreless) for the Rays before suffering a
season-ending right elbow injury June 13 vs. Washington...Placed on the
60-Day Disabled List on June 14, the day after the injury.
• On June 23 in St. Louis, Dr. George Paletta performed “Tommy John” surgery
to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

2008

• Appeared in 42 games for the Cardinals, but made two trips to the Disabled
List including one that ended his season early.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 16 with a right hand laceration...
Came back on June 14 and appeared in 21 games before a torn tendon in
his right elbow ended his season.
• Finished 12 for 19 in saves, compiling the lowest save percentage of his
career (63.2).

2007

JASON’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
8 games
8/20/95-4/9/96
LOSS STREAK
6 games
4/22/08-present
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
10 strikeouts
6/9/96, New York (NL) vs. Florida
DOUBLE DIGIT STRIKEOUT GAMES
1 game
6/9/96, vs. New York (NL) vs. Florida
LONGEST OUTING STARTER
9.0 innings
2 times, 7/19/96, New York (NL) vs.
Tampa Bay
LONGEST OUTING RELIEVER
3.0 innings
4 times, last, 8/9/01 Oakland vs. Tampa Bay
MOST WALKS, GAME
0 walks
6/9/96, New York (NL) vs. Florida
SCORELESS STREAK
16.1 innings
4/13/-6/1/05
LAST COMPLETE GAME
7/19/96, New York (NL) vs. Montreal
(Lost, 5-4)
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
6/9/96, New York (NL) vs. Florida
(Won, 3-0)

• Finished with a save percentage of 94.1, the best in the National League...
Had 32 saves in 34 opportunities.
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
• Earned his 200th save with the Cardinals on August 26 vs. Atlanta...Earned 6 hits
his 250th career save on April 6 at Houston.
6/9/96, New York (NL) vs. Florida
• Picked up his 20th save of the season on July 28 vs. Milwaukee, his eighth (Won, 3-0)
straight season with at least 20 saves.
• Named the NL co-Player of the Week for August 20-August 26, posting saves in all five Cardinals wins.
• Ended the season with a four-game winning streak, his longest as a reliever and longest since his career-best eight-game
stretch (August 20, 1995-April 9, 1996).
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2006

• Appeared in 59 games for St. Louis...Took over as St. Louis’ all-time saves leader, passing Lee Smith with his 161st on
June 13 at Pittsburgh...Extended his record to 173 before hip surgery ended his season early.
• Finished with his seventh straight 20-save season and sixth straight 30-save year...His 33 saves were the fifth most in the NL.
• Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip on September 21...His last appearance of the season came on
September 6 at Washington.
• Named DHL “Delivery Man of the Month” for May, going 10-10 in save opportunities.
• Picked up his 150th save as a Cardinal on May 10 vs. Colorado.

2005

• Saved 39 games for the Cardinals and posted a career-best ERA (minimum 26.0 innings)...Finished fifth in the NL in
saves...His 2.14 ERA was eighth-best in the NL among relievers.
• It was his sixth straight season with 20 saves and his fifth season overall with at least 30.
• Selected to his second All-Star Game but did not pitch.
• Put together a career-best 16.1-innings scoreless streak from April 13-June 2.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in six of the team’s nine postseason games and finished 1-0 with two saves and a 1.29 ERA
(one earned run/7.0 innings)...Pitched the final inning of all three Division Series games against San Diego...Earned his
second save of the playoffs in Game One of the League Championship series vs. Houston...Earned the win in Game
Five.

2004

• Set career-highs in appearances, saves and innings pitched...His 47 saves tied a St. Louis franchise record (Lee Smith,
1991).
• Tied for the National League lead in saves with Florida’s Armando Benitez.
• Won the Rolaids Relief Man award for August.
• Had 21 saves prior to the All-Star break and then 26 in the second half.
POSTSEASON: Pitched 11.2 innings in nine games during the postseason, earning three saves with an 0-1 record...Took
the loss in Game Five of the League Championship Series when he gave up a three-run home run to Jeff Kent in the
bottom of the ninth of a scoreless game...Pitched 3.0 innings in Game Six of the LCS after allowing the tying run in the
ninth...The 3.0 innings were a season-high and his most since September 9, 2001 vs. Tampa Bay while with Oakland.

2003



Compiled 22 saves in 25 chances for his fourth straight 20-save season.
Worked more than 1.0 inning in six of his 22 saves.
Appeared in two games for Tennessee (AA) of the Southern League during a rehabilitation assignment.
Made his season debut on June 12 in Boston...Missed the first 61 games of the season as he continued rehabilitation
for shoulder surgery.

2002

• Saved 32 games and did not allow a single home run in any of his 60 appearances.
• The home run-less streak was the sixth-longest single-season streak in major league history.
• Led all major league relievers in 1-2-3 innings, recording 15 such frames in the 25 games (60%) in which he had the
opportunity to earn a one-inning save.
• Recorded a ratio of 9.0 runners allowed per nine innings to rank fourth among NL relievers.
• Led the NL with 12 saves in May...It was his personal high for any one month and tied a major league record for May
(Heathcliff Slocumb, 1995).
• Had shoulder surgery on October 24 to repair a small tear in his labrum.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in four postseason games and posted a 2.25 ERA and an .083 opponent’s batting average
in 4.0 innings pitched (one earned run)...Pitched 2.0 perfect frames and posted two saves (Game Two and Game
Three) in the NLDS vs. Arizona...Picked up a save in Game Three of the NLCS vs. San Francisco.

2001

• In his second full season in Oakland, set a career-high with 34 saves.
• Became only the second Oakland pitcher with more than one 30-save season.
• Averaged 9.34 strikeouts per nine innings which ranked seventh among AL relievers
• Made his 200th career appearance on August 29 at Baltimore
POSTSEASON: Picked up saves in Game One and Game Two of the ALCS, but did not pitch again as New York (AL)
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2000



In his first full season as a closer he recorded 33 saves and was named to the American League All-Star team.
Ranked seventh in American League with an 82.5% save percentage (33-40).
Pitched the fifth inning of the All-Star Game and allowed an RBI single to Andruw Jones.
Saved his first five chances of the season...He converted the first 14 save opportunities of his career, falling one short
of the major league record...Atlanta’s Greg McMichael and Robb Nen were 15-15.
• Had a save in four consecutive games from May 30-June 3, the first time an Oakland pitcher did that since Dennis
Eckersley, August 16-August 20, 1993.
POSTSEASON: Made two appearances in the Division Series against New York (AL)...Retired six of the seven
batters he faced and saved Game One.

1999

• Acquired by Oakland from New York (NL) at the trade deadline.
• Took over as Oakland’s closer and saved all eight of his chances...Did not allow a run in his first seven appearances with
the A’s (10.2 innings).
• Earned his first career save on July 6 vs. Montreal...Went 3.0 scoreless innings in a 10-0 win...Picked up his first save with
Oakland on August 27 at Chicago (AL).
• Started the season at Norfolk (AAA) of the International League and was recalled by the Mets on May 24 to join the
starting rotation...Optioned to Norfolk on June 23 and rejoined the Mets on July 4...Pitched out of the bullpen for the
first time in his career.
• Had made 52 consecutive starts before his first relief appearance on July 6 against Montreal.

1998

• Started the season on the 60-Day Disabled List recovering from right elbow reconstructive surgery...The surgery was
performed on January 13, 1998 by Mets’Team Physician Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
• Did not pitch, but went to Florida to rehabilitate his shoulder on March 21.
• Spent the remainder of the summer at the Mets Minor League Complex, in Port St. Lucie, FL.

1997

• Activated by the Mets on August 27 and earned the victory that day over the Giants at Shea, 15-6...It was his first win
since defeating the Marlins at Shea, 3-1, September 11, 1996.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on March 31, retroactive to March 24, recuperating from the previous fall’s elbow
and shoulder surgery.
• Started his major league rehabilitation assignment on April 6 at Norfolk (AAA) of the International League.
• Broke his right wrist on April 11 in Norfolk.
• Recalled from his major league rehabilitation assignment on April 21, retroactive to April 11 (still on the 15-Day Disabled
List).
• Transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on May 3.

1996

• Underwent two arthroscopic procedures, one on his right shoulder and one on his right elbow, on September 27...A
labral tear was repaired in his shoulder, while bone chips were removed from his elbow...Both operations were
performed by Mets Team Physician Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
• Missed a start in early August with a strained right rib cage.
• Was placed on the Disabled List on August 13 with his rib cage injury...Was activated on September 1 and made three
starts...Experienced discomfort in his elbow after what would be his final start of the year, September 17 at Montreal.
• Hurled his first career shutout, 6-0, over the Marlins on June 9 at Shea...Allowed six hits with no walks and a career-high
10 strikeouts.
• Set a career-best by working 10.0 scoreless innings, May 1-May 7.
• Hit his second career home run, a two-run shot off Armando Reynoso at Colorado on July 24...Became the first Mets
pitcher to have two home runs in a season since Dwight Gooden in 1993.
• Cracked his first major league home run and singled in a 6-5 loss at Pittsburgh in the first game of a doubleheader on
June 19...The home run, a two-run blast off Zane Smith, was the first by a Mets' pitcher since Gooden had a home run
at Florida off the Marlins' Charlie Hough on July 1, 1993.
• Finished second in the NL among pitchers with his .255 batting average (minimum 40 at-bats)...Tom Glavine was first
at .288...Tied for first in the NL among pitchers with his two home runs, tied for seventh with his 13 hits and fourth
with his nine RBI...His nine RBI were one short of the Mets' club mark for pitchers set by Tom Seaver in 1970.

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1995

• Finished fourth, with four votes, in the 1995 National League Rookie of the Year race.
• Promoted to the Mets from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on July 13.
• Made his major league debut, July 17, with a start at Chicago...Had a no-decision in a 5-2 Mets victory...In 7.0 innings,
he allowed two hits, two runs, earned, with two walks and six strikeouts...Gave up both hits and both runs in the fourth
inning.
• Gained his first career win, 2-1, vs. Pittsburgh at Shea on July 30...Went 8.0 innings and permitted six hits, one run, earned,
with three walks and five strikeouts.
• Ended the season with a 7-0 record and a no-decision in his last eight starts...Fell one game short of tying Tom Seaver
(1969) and David Cone (1988) for most consecutive victories in consecutive starts.
• Picked up his first major league hit, an infield single, off Butch Henry of the Expos at Shea on August 15...Was 2-3 vs.
San Diego at Shea on August 25.
• For Binghamton, Norfolk and the Mets, he had a combined record of 20-4 with a 2.32 ERA in 32 starts.
• Started the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Was promoted to Norfolk (AAA) of the International
League on May 6.
• Joined New York on July 13.
• Named the International League's Most Valuable Pitcher and Rookie of the Year.
• Was the starting pitcher for the National League Triple-A All-Star squad on July 12 at Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
• Selected the IL's Pitcher of the Month for June (4-0, 1.71 ERA).
• Was co-recipient of the Doubleday Award at Norfolk with Butch Huskey.
• In his first four starts for Binghamton, he struck out 14, 14, 10 and 13 batters.

1994

• Had a combined 11-8 record with a 2.61 ERA in 28 games (all starts) at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and
Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Promoted to Binghamton on June 26.
• Named to the League’s All-Star team and was selected the League's Pitcher of the Week, May 23-May 29.
• Was leading the FSL in ERA at the time of his promotion.
• Paced Mets minor league pitchers in complete games and shutouts and was third in innings pitched.

1993

• Led the Mets short-season pitchers in strikeouts and victories.

1992

• Named Pitcher of the Week in the Gulf Coast League, June 29-July 4.

BACKGROUND





Jason Derik Isringhausen graduated from Southwestern High School in Brighton, IL.
Was also a basketball and football star in high school.
In high school, he was a catcher, third baseman and centerfielder...Hit .340 as a senior.
Attended Lewis & Clark (IL) Community College.
Was primarily a centerfielder in his two years in community college...Only began to pitch after being drafted by the
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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the 44th round of the 1991 Free Agent Draft.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 13-September 1, 1996, with a strained right rib cage.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 24-May 3, 1997, with a right shoulder and right elbow surgeries...Transferred to
the 60-Day Disabled List, May 3-August 27, 1997.
• On the 60-Day Disabled List, March 21-October 6, 1998, after right elbow surgery.
• Traded to the Oakland Athletics along with righthanded pitcher Greg McMichael in exchange for righthanded pitcher
Billy Taylor on July 31, 1999.
• Signed by the St. Louis Cardinals as a free agent on December 11, 2001.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 28-June 10, 2003, with a sore right shoulder.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 27-May 13, 2005, with a strained right abdominal muscle.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 16-June 14, 2008, with a right hand laceration.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 22-September 2, 2008, with a torn tendon in his right elbow...Transferred to the
60-Day Disabled, September 2-November 1, 2008.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 5-May 18, 2009, recovering from right elbow surgery.
• On the 60-Day Disabled List, June 14-November 9, 2009, with a torn right elbow ligament.
• Signed by the Cincinnati Reds as a minor league free agent on July 22, 2010.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on February 15, 2011.
YEAR TEAM
1992 GCL Mets (R)
Kingsport (R)
1993 Pittsfield (A)
1994 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
1995 Binghamton (AA)
Norfolk (AAA)
METS
1996 METS
1997 GCL Mets (R)
St. Lucie (A)
Norfolk (AAA)
METS
1998
1999 Norfolk (AAA)
METS
OAKLAND (AL)
2000 OAKLAND (AL)
2001 OAKLAND (AL)
2002 ST. LOUIS (NL)
2003 Tennessee (AA)#
ST. LOUIS (NL)
2004 ST. LOUIS (NL)
2005 ST. LOUIS (NL)
2006 ST. LOUIS (NL)
2007 ST. LOUIS (NL)
2008 Palm Beach (A)#
Springfield (AA)#
ST. LOUIS (NL)
2009 Montgomery (AA)
Durham (AAA)
TAMPA BAY (AL)
2010 Louisville (AAA)
Minor League Totals

W-L
2-4
4-1
7-4
6-4
5-4
2-1
9-1
9-2
6-14
1-0
1-0
0-2
2-2
3-1
1-3
0-1
6-4
4-3
3-2
0-0
0-1
4-2
1-2
4-8
4-0
0-0
0-0
1-5
0-0
0-0
0-1
1-0
41-22

ERA
4.34
3.25
3.29
2.23
3.02
2.85
1.55
2.81
4.77
1.93
0.00
4.05
7.58

G
6
7
15
14
14
6
12
14
27
1
2
3
6

2.29 12
6.41 13
2.13 20
3.78 66
2.65 65
2.48 60
0.00
2
2.36 40
2.87 74
2.14 63
3.55 59
2.48 63
0.00
1
0.00
1
5.70 42
2.25
4
5.14
6
2.25
9
9.53
7
2.73 113

GS CG SHO SV
IP
H
R
6 0
0
0 29.0
26 19
6 1
1
0 36.0
32 22
15 2
0
0 90.1
68 45
14 6
3
0 101.0
76 31
14 2
0
0 92.1
78 35
6 1
0
0 41.0
26 15
12 3
3
0 87.0
64 17
14 1
0
0 93.0
88 29
27 2
1
0 171.2 190 103
0 0
0
0
4.2
2
1
2 0
0
0 12.0
8
1
3 0
0
0 20.0
20 10
6 0
0
0 29.2
40 27
INJURED-DID NOT PITCH
8 0
0
0 51.0
33 18
5 0
0
1 39.1
43 29
0 0
0
8 25.1
21
6
0 0
0 33 69.0
67 34
0 0
0 34 71.1
54 24
0 0
0 32 65.1
46 22
2 0
0
0
2.0
1
0
0 0
0 22 42.0
31 14
0 0
0 47* 75.1
55 27
0 0
0 39 59.0
43 14
0 0
0 33 58.1
47 25
0 0
0 32 65.1
42 21
1 0
0
0
2.0
1
0
1 0
0
0
1.2
1
0
0 0
0 12 42.2
48 28
0 0
0
0
4.0
2
1
0 0
0
0
7.0
7
4
0 0
0
0
8.0
6
2
0 0
0
0
5.2
4
7
90 15
7
0 586.2 449 226

ER
14
13
33
25
31
13
15
29
91
1
0
9
25
13
28
6
29
21
18
0
11
24
14
23
18
0
0
27
1
4
2
6
178

HR HB
0 3
2 1
7 3
2 2
6 2
1 3
2 2
6 2
13 8
0 0
0 0
4 2
3 1
4
7
2
6
5
0
0
2
5
4
10
4
0
0
5
0
0
0
2
30

1
2
1
3
0
1
0
0
2
1
3
2
0
0
5
0
0
2
0
19

BB
17
12
28
27
23
12
24
31
73
1
5
8
22
20
22
12
32
23
18
0
18
23
27
38
28
0
0
22
4
2
5
7
190

SO WP BK
25 2 0
24 2 1
104 8 0
59 4 0
69 5 1
59 6 0
75 4 1
55 4 1
114 14 0
7 0 0
15 1 0
17 1 0
25 3 0
51 0
31 2
20 2
57 5
74 2
68 0
3 0
41 6
71 1
51 2
52 3
54 3
1 0
2 0
36 1
3 0
0 0
6 1
5 1
519 34

1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4

American League Totals

10-9

3.01 160

0

0

0

75 173.2

148

66

58

13

6

72

157 10

1

National League Totals

35-41

3.74 461

52

3

1 218 742.0

673

339

308

59

27

322

598 39

1

Major League Totals

45-50

3.60 621

52

3

1 293 915.1

821

405

366

72

33

394

755 49

2

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2000 Oakland/New York
2001 Oakland/New York
2002 St. Louis/Arizona
2004 St. Louis/Los Angeles
2005 St. Louis/San Diego
Division Series Totals

W-L
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

ERA
0.00
0.00
0.00
4.50
3.00
1.64

G
2
2
2
2
3
11

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
1
2
2
0
1
6

IP
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
3.0
11.0

H
1
1
0
1
5
8

R
0
0
0
1
1
2

ER
0
0
0
1
1
2

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 0
1 0
0 0
1 0

BB
0
1
0
2
1
4

SO WP BK
3 0 0
3 0 0
1 0 0
2 0 0
4 0 0
13 0 0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2002 St. Louis/San Francisco
2004 St. Louis/Houston
2005 St. Louis/Houston
LCS Totals

W-L
0-0
0-1
1-0
1-1

ERA
4.50
4.70
0.00
3.29

G
2
6
3
11

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
1
3
1
5

IP
2.0
7.2
4.0
13.2

H
1
4
3
8

R
1
4
1
6

ER
1
4
0
5

HR HB
0 0
1 1
0 0
1 1

BB
3
4
0
7

SO WP BK
3 0 0
3 0 0
0 0 0
6 0 0

W-L
0-0
0-0

ERA
0.00
0.00

G
1
1

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
0

IP
2.0
2.0

H
1
1

R
0
0

ER
0
0

HR HB
0 0
0 0

BB
1
1

SO WP BK
2 0 0
2 0 0

W-L
0-0

ERA
9.00

G
1

GS CG SHO
0 0
0

R
1

ER
1

HR HB
0 0

BB
1

SO WP BK
0 0 0

0-0

9.00

1

SV
IP
H
0
1.0
2
DID NOT PITCH
0
1.0
2

1

1

0

0

0

BB

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

WORLD SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2004 St. Louis/Boston
World Series Totals

ALL-STAR GAME
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2000 AL/Atlanta
2005 NL/Detroit
All-Star Game Totals

0

0

0

0

1

0

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010
Career Totals

AVG

G

AB

R

H

.206 621

104

11

21

2B 3B
4

LAST HOME RUN—June 19, 1996, at Pittsburgh, off Zane Smith
MOST HITS, GAME—2, three times, June 19, 1996, at Pittsburgh
MOST RBI, GAME—3, July 26, 2003, vs. Pittsburgh

1

HR RBI SH SF HBP
DID NOT PLAY
2
16 8
2
1

5

36

0

0

.317 .558 16

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
621

PO
58

A
133

E
16

PCT
.923

TC
207

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....................................................................................................................................................................JASON ISRINGHAUSEN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOHN LUJAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOHN LUJAN

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 231

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Waco, TX

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

69

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: May 10, 1984
RESIDES: Waco, TX

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Rick Schroeder (Texas)
HOW OBTAINED: Was the Mets’ Rule V selection from the Chicago White Sox,
December 10, 2009
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Erica; Daughter, Eden (2/25/10)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Began the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Also was with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League
from April 22-July 10 and August 2-August 29...Played in Eastern League with the BMets from April 3-April 22, July
10-August 2 and August 29-September 5.
• Had a string of 13 straight games (13.1 innings) without giving up a run from April 13-July 27 at Binghamton...Struck
out 13 and allowed only three hits over that stretch.
• Picked up saves in back-to-back games against Erie and New Hampshire on April 13 and April 15.
• Went a season-high 3.0 innings on April 11 vs. Akron...Pitched 2.1 innings vs. Harrisburg on September 5 and worked
2.0 innings on two other occasions.
• Righthanded batters hit .173 (9-52) against him while lefthanded hitters compiled a .350 (14-40) batting average at
Binghamton.
• Finished tied for first on the Buffalo team with 19 games finished and tied for fourth in saves.
• Struck out 45 batters in 37.1 innings...His 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings was tied for first on the team.
• Fanned multiple batters in 14 of his 31 games.
• Pitched a season’s high 2.1 innings vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre on August 28.

2009

• Held righthanded batters to a .205 (23-112) batting average.
• Posted a 2.08 ERA in May .

2008

• Made a career-best 50 appearances for Birmingham (AA) of the Southern League.

2007

• Set career highs in saves, innings pitched and strikeouts.

2006

• All of his 38 appearances came out of the bullpen.

BACKGROUND

• John P. Lujan went to University High School in Waco (TX)...Was a third baseman and a catcher before being converted
into a pitcher.
• Went to New Mexico Junior College.
• Enjoys refurbishing old cars.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Picked in the 15th round in the June, 2004 Free Agent Draft by the Texas Rangers.
• Acquired by the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielder Chris Stewart on January 12, 2007.
• Selected by the New York Mets on the 2009 Rule V draft on December 10, 2009.

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YEAR TEAM
2004 AZL Rangers (R)
Spokane (A)
2005 Clinton (A)
2006 Bakersfield (A)
2007 Winston-Salem (A)
2008 Birmingham (AA)
2009 Birmingham (AA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
Binghamton (AA)
Minor League Totals

W
1-1
1-0
4-4
1-4
2-5
3-2
3-5
2-3
0-1
17-25

ERA
G
1.71 10
2.20
4
2.80 31
5.74 38
3.73 49
3.43 50
4.45 37
5.79 31
2.55 20
3.85 270

GS CG SHO
3 0
0
3 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
7 0
0

SV
IP
0 31.2
0 16.1
5 64.1
4 69.0
11 82.0
4 76.0
1 58.2
4 37.1
3 24.2
32 460.0

H
23
17
57
75
76
64
51
48
23
434

R
11
4
26
51
44
29
32
24
11
232

ER
6
4
20
44
34
29
29
24
7
197

HR HB
1 2
1 0
1 4
8 2
7 4
6 2
1 4
5 2
0 1
30 21

BB
11
9
27
43
37
39
28
12
13
219

SO WP BK
26 4 0
17 1 1
56 7 1
58 5 0
90 7 1
51 1 0
51 3 0
45 2 0
26 1 0
420 31 3

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOHN LUJAN

JOHN LUJAN

1977
1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986

HITS
14
16
15
12
13
11
15
11
17
18
13
15
16
17
17
9
14
10
10
6
8
10
14
21
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PITCHER
Jay Hook
Al Jackson
Tracy Stallard
Jack Fisher
Bob Shaw
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Tom Seaver
Jerry Koosman
Tom Seaver
Jerry Koosman
Jon Matlack
Craig Swan
Nino Espinosa
Craig Swan
Mark Bomback
Pat Zachry
Craig Swan
Tom Seaver
Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden
Sid Fernandez

YEAR
1987
1988
1989
1990

HITS
14
18
18
14

1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004

15
19
14
10
9
13
10
9
11
20
9
10
11
11

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

13
9
12
11
7
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Dwight Gooden
Ron Darling
David Cone
David Cone
Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden
Bret Saberhagen
Bobby Jones
Jason Isringhausen
Rick Reed
Bobby Jones
Rick Reed
Mike Hampton
Steve Trachsel
Pedro Astacio
Steve Trachsel
Tom Glavine
Steve Trachsel
Tom Glavine
Tom Glavine
Tom Glavine
Johan Santana
Johan Santana
R.A. Dickey

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YEAR
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
ZACH LUTZ
SCOUTING & MINORS

ZACH LUTZ

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 222

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Reading, PA

INFIELDER
BATS: Right

65

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: June 3, 1986
RESIDES: Mohnton, PA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Scott Hunter
HOW OBTAINED: Mets Fifth Round Pick in the June 2007 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010











Missed over two months of the season with a stress fracture of the third metatarsal of the left foot.
Was on the Disabled List from May 21-July 25.
Had 17 home runs in 61 games for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
Promoted to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on September 1 and hit .300 (6-20) with a home run and
nine RBI in five games.
At Double-A, he had two games with two home runs, August 1 at Erie an August 4 vs. Harrisburg.
Knocked in four runs against Erie on August 1.
Had 12 games with two hits and five games with three hits.
In 21 games in April, he hit .307 (23-75) with six home runs and 13 RBI.
Compiled a .308 (53-172) batting average vs. righthanded pitching.
Hit safely in eight straight games (11-29, .379) from April 10-April 17.
Batted .288 (21-73) with runners in scoring position.
Played rehabilitation games with the rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets and the St Lucie (A) Mets of the Florida State
League.

2009

• Started the season at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, drawing a personal-best 50 walks in 99 games.
• Missed time with a virus...Played on April 26 and did not appear in a game again until May 19.
• Promoted to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and made his Double-A debut on August 31...Played in eight
games to close out the season.

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

2008

• Appeared in 24 games for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League before a right quad strain sidelined him for the
remainder of the season.

2007

• Made his professional debut for Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.
• Suffered a right ankle sprain while batting in his first pro game...Missed the rest of the season.

BACKGROUND

• Zachary Craig Lutz graduated from Governor Mifflin High School in 2004...Went to Alvernia College in Reading, PA.
• Was the two-time Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007...Named the Division
III National Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
• Following his junior season was ranked nationally in the top 10 in eight different categories including seventh in batting
(.467), eighth in home runs (12) and second in slugging percentage (.883).

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the of the 2007 First-Year Player Draft.

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YEAR
2007
2008
2009

TEAM
Brooklyn (A)
Brooklyn (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2010 GCL Mets (R)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

AVG
G
.000
1
.333 24
.284 99
.207
8
.316
5
.000
1
.289 61
.300
5
.286 204

AB
R
H
2
0
0
72
9 24
356 46 101
29
0
6
19
2
6
4
0
0
225 42 65
20
3
6
727 102 208

2B 3B
0
0
4
0
19
2
1
0
1
0
0
0
14
0
4
0
43
2

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
0
0 0
0
0
0
0
0 0 .000 .000 0
3
12 0
0
0 14 12
0 2 .514 .442 2
11
62 0
2
7 50 72
1 1 .441 .381 11
0
2 0
0
0
5
7
0 0 .241 .324 3
1
4 0
0
0
1
4
0 0 .526 .350 0
0
0 0
0
0
0
2
0 0 .000 .000 0
17
42 1
0
4 33 63
0 2 .578 .389 7
1
9 0
0
0
2
3
0 0 .650 .364 1
33 131 1
2 11 105 163
1 5 .487 .383 24

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................ZACH LUTZ

ZACH LUTZ

1
2
3
4
5

1
2
3
4
6
9

IN A CAREER
PITCHER
HR
Tom Seaver ............................................................................................212
Jerry Koosman ......................................................................................187
Ron Darling ..........................................................................................155
Sid Fernandez ........................................................................................138
Bobby J. Jones ........................................................................................137
IN A SEASON
PITCHER
HR
Roger Craig (1962) ................................................................................35
Pedro Astacio (2002) ............................................................................32
Jay Hook (1962)......................................................................................31
Pete Harnisch (1996) ............................................................................30
Rick Reed (1998) ..................................................................................30
Roger Craig (1963) ................................................................................28
Rick Reed (2000) ....................................................................................28
Steve Trachsel (2001) ............................................................................28
Jack Fisher (1966) ..................................................................................26
Bobby J. Jones (1996) ............................................................................26
Frank Tanana (1993) ..............................................................................26
Steve Trachsel (2003) ............................................................................26

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SCOUTING & MINORS FERNANDO MARTINEZ MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

FERNANDO MARTINEZ

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 206

OPENING DAY AGE: 22
BIRTHPLACE: Rio San Juan, DR

BATS: Left

OUTFIELDER

26

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 10, 1988
RESIDES: Santo Domingo, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 145 Days
SIGNED BY: Sandy Johnson, Rafael Bournigal & Eddie Toledo
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2005
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Recalled from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on August 7.
• Made his 2010 debut as a pinch-hitter on August 7 at Philadelphia...Made his
first start a day later and went 1-4 with a run scored against the Phillies.
• Made five starts for New York (four in leftfield and one in rightfield).
• Optioned to Buffalo (AAA) on August 20.
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 25, retroactive to August
23, with right knee soreness...Did not return the remainder of the season...
Missed 38 games combined with two stints on the Disabled List during the
season.
• Had a walk-off single in the 10th inning on April 15 to defeat Pawtucket 3-2.
• Hit in nine straight games with Buffalo from April 12-April 22...Hit .308
(12-39) over the span with four doubles and five RBI.
• Had a season-high four RBI on June 14 vs. Lehigh Valley...Had a walk-off grand
slam to give the Bisons a 7-6 win over the Iron Pigs...Was only the second
walkoff grand slam in Buffalo Bisons history.
• Hit home runs in back-to-back games on July 4 and July 5 at Syracuse.
• Had a pair of home runs on July 15 vs. Gwinnett.
• With the Bisons, had a career-high three hits, three times...The most recent
came on July 29.
• Was named the Carribean World Series MVP in February...In the series, he
hit .348 in 23 at-bats with a double and two home runs.

2009

FERNANDO’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
2 hits
4 times, last, 6/29/09 at Milwaukee
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
6/30/09 at Milwaukee
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
1 RBI
10 times, last, 8/17/10 at Houston
STOLEN BASES, GAME
2 stolen bases
6/1/09 at Pittsburgh

• Underwent season-ending surgery on July 15 to repair a tear of the medial
meniscus (cartilage) of the right knee...The surgery was performed by Mets HITTING STREAK
Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 3 games
Manhattan.
2 times, last, 6/28/09-6/30/09
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 9 with inflammation of the GRAND SLAMS
right knee...Transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on September 25.
None
• His contract was selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League
on May 26...Optioned back to Buffalo on June 19...After playing three games
for the Bisons, he was recalled on June 22 when Carlos Beltran was placed on the Disabled List.
• Made his major league debut with a start in rightfield vs. Washington on May 26...Went 0-3 with an RBI and a
hit-by-pitch.
• Collected his first big league hit, a single against Josh Johnson on May 30 vs. Florida...Finished the game 2-5 with his first
extra-base hit, a double in the fifth inning...Had three more games with two hits: June 4 at Pittsburgh, June 13 at Yankee
Stadium and June 29 at Milwaukee.
• Stole the first two bases of his career, June 1 at Pittsburgh.
• Hit his first major league home run, June 30 at Milwaukee...It was a solo shot in the ninth inning off Todd Coffey.
• Made 23 starts in the outfield for New York, 10 in leftfield, seven in centerfield and six in rightfield.
• With his appearance on Opening Day with Buffalo, he became the youngest (20 years, 178 days) Bisons’ player since
catcher Angelo Encarnacion (20 years, 235 days) at the end of the 1993 season.
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Was the youngest position player in the International League with 20 or more plate appearances.
At Buffalo, he had 16 multi-hit games, including two, three-hit contests.
Hit two home runs vs. Pawtucket on May 19.
In May, batted .337 (31-92) in 24 games with 17 runs scored, seven doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 20 RBI.
At the time of his first promotion to the Mets on May 26, he was leading the IL with 25 extra-base hits.
Picked up a hit in 31 of the 45 games he played at Buffalo.
Played for Los Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League...Was named the Caribbean Series Most Valuable
Player, as well as to the All-Tournament team...Hit .348 (8-23) with two home runs and four RBI for the Dominican
Republic.

2008

• Selected to World Team for the Futures Game at Yankee Stadium on July 17...Went 1-2.
• Placed on the Disabled List on May 14 with a right hamstring strain...Resumed playing again on June 27.

2007

• A hand injury limited his season to just 60 games with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• On June 23 against Harrisburg, sustained a contusion of the right hamate bone...On July 30, the diagnosis was changed
to a hamate fracture (body of the hamate)...Placed in a cast on July 31.
• Underwent an MRI on September 5, and the examination revealed a fracture of the hook of the hamate.
• On September 13, Dr. Andrew Weiland removed the hamate hook at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

2006

• In his first season of professional baseball, he split the season between two teams, Hagerstown (A) of the South Atlantic
League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...He also appeared in one game for the Gulf Coast (R) Mets of
the Gulf Coast League...At 17 years old, he was one of the youngest players in all of organized baseball, and the youngest
player in the South Atlantic League.
• Helped St. Lucie capture the FSL Championship.
• Named the co-winner of the Sterling Award, along with teammate Jonathon Niese, emblematic of the top player on
Hagerstown.

BACKGROUND

• Jesus Fernando (Fernando) Martinez Alvarez graduated from Cenapic High School in the Dominican Republic.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2005.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, July 9, 2009-end of the season, with inflammation of his right knee.
YEAR TEAM
2006 Hagerstown (A)
GC Mets (R)
St. Lucie (A)
2007 Binghamton (AA)
2008 Binghamton (AA)
GC Mets (R)
2009 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
St. Lucie (A)#
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
H
.333 45 192 24 64
.250
1
4
1
1
.193 30 119 18 23
.271 60 236 32 64
.287 86 352 48 101
.429
4
14
2
6
.290 45 176 24 51
.176 29
91 11 16
.253 71 257 39 65
.267
4
15
1
4
167
7
18
1
3
.277 349 1374 190 380

Major League Totals

.174

36

109

12

19

2B 3B
14
2
0
0
4
2
11
1
19
4
1
1
16
2
6
0
16
0
1
0
0
0
82 13
6

0

HR RBI SH SF
5
28 0
1
0
0 0
0
5
11 0
1
4
21 0
0
8
43 0
3
0
0 0
0
8
28 0
1
1
8 1
0
12
33 3
2
0
0 0
0
0
2 0
1
42 165 3
8
1

10

1

1

HB
3
0
4
3
3
1
2
3
8
0
2
24
5

BB SO SB CS
15 36
7 4
0
1
0 0
6 24
1 1
20 51
3 4
27 73
6 2
0
2
0 0
11 33
2 1
5 14
2 0
17 65
1 0
1
2
0 0
1
5
0 1
98 293 20 12
6

19

2

1

SLG
.505
.250
.387
.377
.432
.643
.540
.275
.455
.333
.167
.447

OBP
.389
.250
.254
.336
.340
.467
.337
.242
.317
.313
.273
.334

E
1
0
1
3
0
1
2
0
2
0
0
9

.257 .248

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
OF

G
31

PO
56

A
1

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
57

DP
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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

JENRRY MEJIA

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 204

OPENING DAY AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Tabara Arriba, Azua, DR

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

JENRRY MEJIA
SCOUTING & MINORS

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 11, 1989
RESIDES: Santo Domingo, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 110 Days
SIGNED BY: Ramon Pena, Ismael Cruz, Sandy Rosario
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on April 4, 2007
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

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• Made the Mets’ 25-man roster out of spring training and made 30
JENRRY’S BESTS
appearances as a reliever before he was optioned to Binghamton (AA) of WIN STREAK
the Eastern League on June 20.
None
• Began the year on the Opening Day roster...At the time, Mejia was the
LOSS STREAK
youngest player in the majors and the youngest pitcher to appear on the 4 games
Mets Opening Day roster since Dwight Gooden in 1984.
4/14/10-present
• Returned to New York on September 1 and had three starts, losing two of
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
the three decisions.
2 strikeouts
• Left his last start of the year at home vs. the Pirates after 2.1 scoreless 6 times, last, 9/10/10 vs. Philadelphia
innings...An MRI revealed that he had a rhomboid strain of the right shoulder
LONGEST OUTING STARTER
blade...Did not pitch again the rest of the season.
5.0 innings
• Lost his first two starts, September 4 at Wrigley Field and September 10 at 9/4/10 at Chicago (NL)
Philadelphia...In the two games, he allowed 10 runs and 17 hits in 9.0 innings.
LONGEST OUTING RELIEVER
• Made his first major league career start at 20-years old and became the 2.0 innings
youngest Met to start a game since Dwight Gooden pitched as a 2 times, last, 4/19/10 vs. Chicago (NL)
20-year-old in 1985...Became the fifth Met player to start as a 20-year old
MOST WALKS, GAME
and the seventh to start at 20 or younger...Along with Gooden, who made 2 walks
starts as a 19-year old and a 20-year old, the others who accomplished the 6 times, last, 9/15/10 vs. Pittsburgh
feat were Tug McGraw (20), nine starts, 1965; Rob Gardner (20), four starts,
1965; Bill Hepler (20), four starts, 1966; Jerry Hinsley (19), two starts, 1964 SCORELESS STREAK
9.1 innings
and Nolan Ryan (19), one start, 1966.
4/16/10-5/8/10
• Put together a season-high 9.1-inning scoreless streak from April 16-May 9
a span of nine games...Struck out seven and allowed seven hits with five LAST COMPLETE GAME
None
walks during the streak.
• Collected his first major league hit on September 10 vs. Philadelphia off Roy LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
None
Halladay.
• With the Mets, lefthanded batters hit .203 (12-59) against him, while FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
None
right-handed hitters had a .340 (34-100) average.
• Was 0-2 with a 3.25 ERA in 30 relief outings (10 earned runs/27.2 innings)
and 0-2 with a 7.94 ERA in three starts (10 earned runs/11.1 innings).
• Left his June 27 start for Binghamton vs. Akron after 1.0 inning because of a right shoulder strain.
• Placed on the minor league Disabled List on June 29.
• Made two rehabilitation starts, one for the Gulf Coast Mets (one run/3.0 innings) on July 28 and one for the St. Lucie
Mets (no runs/4.0 innings) on August 2.
• Made four starts for Binghamton again from August 7-August 24.
• Joined Buffalo for one start vs. Syracuse on August 30.
• In all, he made eight starts at three different levels after being optioned to Binghamton on June 20...Went a combined
2-0 with a 1.41 ERA (six earned runs in 38.1 innings) and allowed 28 hits with 16 walks....Struck out 38 and permitted
only one home run.

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Split the season between St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
Was the youngest pitcher in Double-A when he joined the B-Mets for his debut on June 3.
Placed on Disabled List from July 3-August 12, with a strain of the middle finger on his right hand.
For the season he struck out 91 batters in 94.2 innings, an average of 8.65 batters per nine innings.
Went 4-0 with two no-decisions over his last six starts with St. Lucie from April 27-June 1...In 36.0 innings, he posted
a 1.75 ERA, and gave up 26 hits, seven runs, four earned, with eight walks while striking out 30.
Went a season-best 8.0 innings, May 2nd vs. Sarasota.
Struck out season-high eight batters in 4.0 innings vs. Brevard County on May 27.
Named to FSL’s Mid-Season All-Star team.
In his first Double-A start on June 6 vs. Connecticut, he hurled 7.0 shutout innings allowing five hits, three walks and
five strikeouts...Received a no-decision.
Made six starts with Surprise of the Arizona Fall League and went 1-3 with a 12.56 ERA.

2008

• Was the second youngest player in the New York-Penn League.
• Was fourth in the New York Penn-League in opponents batting average (.209). first in shutouts and second in complete
games.

JENRRY MEJIA

BACKGROUND

• Jenrry Manuel Mejia signed his first professional contract in 2007.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on April 4, 2007.
W-L
2-3
2-0
3-2
4-1
0-5
0-4
0-0
0-0
2-0
0-0
13-11

ERA
2.47
0.60
3.49
1.97
4.47
4.62
3.00
0.00
1.32
1.13
2.64

G
14
3
11
9
10
33
1
1
6
1
56

0-4

4.62

33

Major League Totals

GS CG SHO
7 0
0
3 1
1
11 0
0
9 0
0
10 0
0
3 0
0
1 0
0
1 0
0
6 1
1
1 0
0
49 2
2
3

0

0

SV
IP
1 43.2
0 15.0
0 56.2
0 50.1
0 44.1
0 39.0
0
3.0
0
4.0
0 27.1
0
8.0
1 252.1
0

39.0

H
24
9
42
41
44
46
4
1
19
5
189

R
17
1
22
18
28
21
1
0
5
1
93

ER
12
1
22
11
22
20
1
0
4
1
74

46

21

20

HR HB
0 3
0 0
4 1
0 2
2 4
3 3
0 0
0 0
0 0
1 1
7 11
3

3

BB
27
3
23
16
23
20
1
0
14
1
108
20

SO WP BK
47 7 1
15 0 0
52 3 0
44 2 1
47 2 0
22 7 0
3 0 0
7 1 0
26 1 0
9 0 0
250 16 2
22

7

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING TOTALS
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG.
.333
.333

G
33
33

AB
3
3

R
1
1

H
1
1

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
1
0 0 .333 .333
1
0 0 .333 .333

E
0
0

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1, September 10, 2010 vs. Philadelphia
MOST RBI, GAME—None

CAREER FIELDING
POS
OF

G
33

PO
6

A
6

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
12

DP
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YEAR TEAM
2007 DSL Mets (R)
2008 GCL Mets (R)
Brooklyn (A)
2009 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2010 METS
GCL Mets (R)#
St. Lucie (A)#
Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................JENRRY MEJIA

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

PAT MISCH

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 192

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Northbrook, IL

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

48

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: August 18, 1981
RESIDES: Chandler, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year; 137 Days
SIGNED BY: Steve Arnieri (San Francisco)
HOW OBTAINED: Claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on June 5, 2009
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Teresa

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

SCOUTING & MINORS

PAT MISCH

2010

• Began the season in the starting rotation for Buffalo (AAA) of the
International League before the Mets selected his contract on August 14.
• Struck out a career-best 10 batters in 8.0 innings on October 1 vs. the
Nationals...Allowed one run, earned, but had a no-decision...His previous
high for strikeouts in a game was eight on August 4, 2007 while with San
Francisco at San Diego...His performance was the fourth double-digit
strikeout game of the season for the Mets, joining Johan Santana (11, August
2 at Atlanta; 10, August 12 vs. Colorado) and Hisanori Takahashi (10, July 31
vs. Arizona).
• Became the first Mets pitcher to pitch at least 8.0 innings, strike out 10 or
more and allow three or fewers hits since Tom Glavine on September 29,
2005 vs. Colorado...Glavine tossed a complete-game shutout, while striking
out 11 and allowing only two hits in an 11-0 Mets victory.
• Split his time with the Mets between the rotation and the bullpen, making
six starts and six relief appearances...Did not allow a run as a reliever,
throwing 4.0 innings...Went 0-4 as a starter, pitching to a 4.28 ERA (16
earned runs/33.2 innings).
• Made his Mets season debut and took a 4-0 loss on August 14 at home
against Philadelphia...Went 6.0 innings and allowed eight hits, four runs, one
earned, with two walks and two strikeouts.
• Lost three straight starts despite picking up a quality start in each from
August 14-August 25...Tied with 11 others, including teammate R.A. Dickey,
for the longest such streak in the majors in 2010.
• Was a Triple-A All-Star, pitching a scoreless inning for the International
League team...He struck out two and walked one.
• At the time of his promotion he was leading the International League in
innings pitched, was tied for third in wins, fifth in ERA and tied for first in
complete games.
• Threw a four-hitter on May 15 vs. Norfolk, beating the Tides, 4-0...Struck out
six and did not walk a batter.

PAT’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
2 games
9/27/09-10/3/09
LOSS STREAK
7 games
7/14/07-8/22/09
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
10 strikeouts
10/1/10 vs. Washington
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
9.0 innings
9/27/09 at Florida
LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
6.0 innings
4/27/08, San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
MOST WALKS, GAME
4 walks
5/25/08, San Francisco at Florida
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
3 walks
9/27/09 at Florida (Won, 4-0)
SCORELESS STREAK
11.0 innings
9/27/09-10/3/09
LAST COMPLETE GAME
9/27/09 at Florida (Won, 4-0)
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
9/27/09 at Florida (Won, 4-0)
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
8 hits
9/27/09 at Florida (Won, 4-0)

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• Made his first major league start, August 4 at San Diego...Held the Padres to two runs over 5.0 innings...It was the same
game in which Barry Bonds tied Hank Aaron with his 755th career home run.

2006

• Made his major league debut on September 21 at Milwaukee...Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning of relief.
• Established minor league career highs in wins, innings pitched, and appearances over his two stops at Connecticut (AA)
of the Eastern League and Fresno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

2004

• Led the Eastern League in complete games and shutouts, while ranking fourth in ERA and second in innings
pitched...Was also tied for sixth in strikeouts.
• Was selected to the EL All-Star Game.

2003

• Led the Northwest League in innings pitched and ranked third in ERA.

BACKGROUND

• Patrick (Pat) Misch graduated from Glenbrook North (IL) High School...Was a four-year letter winner and team MVP
on both his baseball and soccer teams.
• Attended Western Michigan University, earning All-MAC honors as a pitcher.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the San Francisco Giants in the seventh round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
• Claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on June 5, 2009.

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PAT MISCH

• Began the year with Fresno (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, before being recalled to San Francisco on May
12...Claimed off waivers by the Mets on June 5, optioned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on August 3,
and recalled on August 22...Spent two days on the 25-man roster before being optioned back to Buffalo...Recalled for
the final time on August 25.
• Appeared in 19 games out of the bullpen for the Mets and Giants...As a reliever was 0-1 with a 4.09 ERA in 22.0
innings...For the Mets as a reliever, he was 0-1 with a 2.89 ERA (six earned runs/18.2 innings pitched) in 15 games...
Allowed 18 hits and 10 walks, while striking out 13...Permitted three of 14 inherited runners to score.
• As a starter, he finished 3-3 with a 4.69 ERA (21 earned runs/40.1 innings pitched) and one complete game in seven
contests.
• Threw the Mets’ first complete-game shutout of the season, a 4-0 win on September 27 at Florida...It was Misch’s first
complete game of his career and his second major league win...Misch’s victory came on the one-year anniversary of
the team’s previous complete-game shutout, thrown by Johan Santana also against Florida.
• Was undefeated in day games, going 3-0 with a 2.17 ERA in 11 appearances, four starts.
• Went 3-0 with one save and a 2.00 ERA in 12 games, one start for Fresno...Won his only start, 5-0, with 5.0 shutout
innings on May 29 at home against Portland.
• Made his Mets debut on June 7, throwing a perfect inning at home against St. Louis.
• Posted a 2.51 ERA (four earned runs/14.1 innings pitched) in 13 games without a decision before being optioned to
Buffalo on August 3.
• During his second stint with the Mets, he pitched in two games out of the bullpen...Threw 4.0 shutout innings on
August 23 vs. Philadelphia...Had four strikeouts.
• Made his first start of the season on August 28 at Chicago (NL), setting a then career-high with 7.0 innings and allowed
just one run...Received a no-decision in the 5-2 loss...His previous longest outing was 6.1 innings on May 31, 2008
against San Diego, while with San Francisco.
• Became the fifth pitcher in the last 23 seasons to pitch at least 7.0 innings and allow no more than one run in his first
start for the Mets...The others to do that since 1987 were Eric Hillman (1992), Robert Person (1995), Rick Reed
(1997) and Masato Yoshii (1998).
• Earned his first major league win on September 3 at Colorado, beating the Rockies, 8-3...Tied his then career-high, in
his previous start, with 7.0 innings...Allowed four hits, two runs, earned, while striking out two.
• Became the ninth pitcher in franchise history to go at least 7.0 innings and allow no more than two runs in each of his
first two starts for the Mets...The last to do it before Misch was Santana.
• Took the loss on September 21 at home against Atlanta after the shortest start of his career (1.1 innings pitched)...Also
allowed a personal-worst eight runs, earned.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

........................................................................................................................................................................................PAT MISCH

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

PAT MISCH ......................................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR
2003
2004
2005

TEAM
W-L ERA
G
Salem-Keizer (A)
7-5 2.18 14
Norwich (AA)
7-6 3.06 26
Fresno (AAA)
3-9 6.35 19
4-2 3.52
9
Norwich (AA)
2006 Connecticut (AA)
5-4 2.26 18
Fresno (AAA)
4-2 4.02 10
SAN FRANCISCO (NL)
0-0 0.00
1
2007 Fresno (AAA)
2-5 2.30 34
0-4 4.24 18
SAN FRANCISCO (NL)
6-5 5.38 20
2008 Fresno (AAA)
0-3 5.68 15
SAN FRANCISCO (NL)
2009 Fresno (AAA)
3-0 2.00 12
SAN FRANCISCO (NL)
0-0 10.80
4
Buffalo (AAA)
1-2 4.26
6
METS
3-4 4.12 22
11-4 3.23 23
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
0-4 3.82 12
METS
53-44 3.54 191
Minor League Totals

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PAT MISCH

Major League Totals

3-15

4.60

72

GS CG SHO
14 0
0
26 *4
*3
19 1
0
9 1
0
17 0
0
10 1
0
0 0
0
3 0
0
4 0
0
13 0
0
7 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
4 1
0
7 1
1
23 2
1
6 0
0
139 10
4
24

1

1

SV
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
2

IP
*86.2
159.0
102.0
61.1
103.2
65.0
1.0
66.2
40.1
87.0
52.1
27.0
3.1
25.1
59.0
150.2
37.2
934.1

H
78
138
135
63
95
74
2
54
47
101
56
24
6
27
62
150
43
939

R
33
61
80
25
32
32
0
24
21
58
34
7
4
14
27
61
20
427

ER
21
54
72
24
26
29
0
17
19
52
33
6
4
12
27
54
16
367

HR HB
3 7
13 3
18 6
7 3
7 8
7 0
0 0
4 2
3 2
15 6
11 3
1 2
0 0
1 1
9 2
11 6
4 1
87 44

0 193.2

216

106

99

27

BB
0
3

SO SB CS SLG OBP
4
0 0 .125 .125
10
0 0 .065 .147

8

BB
20
35
40
7
24
11
0
19
12
27
15
4
3
4
19
24
4
215
53

SO WP BK
61 1 0
123 4 1
69 2 1
43 0 0
79 0 1
57 1 1
1 0 0
74 3 0
26 0 0
56 0 1
38 1 1
12 0 1
0 0 0
21 0 1
23 1 0
99 4 0
23 0 0
694 15 7
111

2

1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR CLUB
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG
.125
.065

G
12
60

AB
8
31

R
0
0

H
1
2

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 1
0
0
0
1 7
0
0

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1, two times, August 19, 2010 at Houston
MOST RBI, GAME—1, May 14, 2008, San Francisco vs. Houston

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

100

G
72

PO
7

A
25

E
2

PCT
.941

TC
34

DP
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HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 206

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Jacksonville, FL

INFIELDER

BATS: Left

28

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: April 1, 1985
RESIDES: Jacksonville, FL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year; 109 Days
SIGNED BY: Steve Barningham
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the 13th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

HITS, GAME
3 hits
10 times, last, 9/17/09 at Atlanta
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
14 times, last, 10/2/09 vs. Houston
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
2 pinch-hit home runs
last, 10/2/09 vs. Houston (Doug Brocail)
RBI, GAME
5 RBI
5/27/09 vs. Washington

• Finished 12th in the National League in doubles...Had 19 doubles in his last
STOLEN BASES, GAME
42 games.
1 stolen base
• Led the Mets in home runs and games played.
4 times, last, 9/12/09 at Philadelphia
• Made 97 starts at first base and 27 in leftfield.
HITTING STREAK
• Batted .345 (19-55) with 21 RBI with runners in scoring position and two 10 games
outs.
8/15/09-8/24/09
• Hit .327 (34-104) leading off an inning.
GRAND SLAMS
• Made the Mets Opening Day Roster for the first time in his career...Hit his None
first home run of the season on Opening Day, April 6 at Cincinnati off Aaron
Harang.
• Hit safely in 12 of his first 13 games of the year...Batted .315 (17-54) over that span.
• Batted third in the Mets order on April 29...It was the first time in his major league career that he batted third...Went
1-3 with his first stolen base of the year.
• From Opening Day through May 8, he hit .311 (28-90) with 18 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, three home runs
and 11 RBI while hitting safely in 23 of these 26 games.
• Hit leadoff for the first time in his major league career on May 22 at Boston...Went 0-3 with a walk.
• Made his first career start at first base on May 20 at Los Angeles (NL)...Appeared in 13 games at first base with
Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League during the 2008 season.
• Had a then career-high nine-game hitting streak from April 27-May 8...Hit .333 (9-27) over that stretch.
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DANIEL’S BESTS
DANIEL MURPHY

• His season was cut short by two separate injuries.
• On April 5, he was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to March
31, with a Grade One strain of the medial collateral ligament in his right
knee...Injured the knee while running the bases in an exhibition game against
the St. Louis Cardinals in Port St. Lucie on March 30.
• His year came to an end during a major league rehabilitation game for Buffalo
(AAA) of the International League against Syracuse on June 2...Sustained a
high grade MCL tear of the right knee in a collision play, while at second base,
with the Chiefs’ Leonard Davis...Missed the final 90 games of the season.
• Originally activated from the DL on May 21.
• Played three games with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Went 8-11
(.727) which included a 5-5 performance at Lakeland on May 23.
• Had four, two-hit games in the eight contests with Buffalo from May 25-June
2...Played first base and second base for the Bisons.
• Appeared in 28 games with Aguilas Cibaenas of the Dominican Winter
League...Made 19 starts at second base, four starts at third base and three
at first base...Hit .320 (33-103) with nine runs scored, six doubles, four home
runs and 22 RBI.
• Hit .448 (13-29) against lefthanded pitching while in the Dominican Winter
League.

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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
DANIEL MURPHY
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DANIEL MURPHY ............................................................................................................................................................................

• Hit home runs in consecutive games for the first time in his career on May 1 and May 2 at Philadelphia.
• Established a career-high with five RBI on May 27 vs. Washington.
• After the All-Star break, he hit .282 (75-266) with 30 runs scored, 27 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 35
RBI in 73 games.
• Hit fourth in the order on July 25 at Houston...Hit in all nine spots in the batting order during the season.
• Collected the first walk-off hit of his career, August 16 vs. San Francisco ...His RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning
scored Jeff Francoeur to give the Mets a 3-2 win over the Giants...It was his sixth game-winning RBI of the year.
• Had a career-high 10-game hitting streak from August 15-August 24...Batted .366 (15-41) with six doubles, one triple,
and four RBI over that stretch...His previous high was a nine-game span from April 27-May 8.
• Batted .321 (27-84) with 12 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 13 RBI in his last 24
games...From July 20-end of the season, he batted .294 (74-252) with 29 runs scored and 34 RBI.
• Tied for fourth in the NL with 15 extra-base hits in September...Joey Votto was first with 20 for the month...Also tied
for fourth in the NL with nine doubles.
• Went 3-4 with a triple and a home run while driving in all four runs in the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Cubs on September 6.
• Tied his career high with three hits on September 17 at Atlanta...Also had three hits on April 10 at Florida, April 19 vs.
Milwaukee, May 27 vs. Washington, June 17 at Baltimore, June 19 vs. Tampa, August 23 vs. Philadelphia and September
6 vs. Chicago.
• Hit his second career pinch-hit home run, October 2 vs. Houston (off Doug Brocail).

2008

• His contract was selected from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on August 2...Made his major league
debut that evening in Houston, going 1-4 with a run scored, while collecting an outfield assist...Collected his first hit in
his first at-bat, a single off Roy Oswalt.
• Made his first start at Shea on August 5 vs. San Diego...Picked up his first RBI and extra-base hit with a double in the
seventh inning.
• Was hitting .500 (10-20) after the games of August 9...Only four players who made their major league debut with the
Mets were hitting .500 in as many at-bats into their career: Gregg Jefferies (24 at-bats),Ty Wigginton (22 at-bats), Mike
Vail (20 at-bats) and Alex Ochoa (20 at-bats).
• Collected his 30th hit in the major leagues on September 5 vs. Philadelphia in his 81st at-bat...The only player in
franchise history who required fewer at-bats to record 30 hits was Gregg Jefferies (74 at-bats) in 1988.
• Hit his first major league home run pinch-hitting on August 9 vs. Florida (off Renyel Pinto)...Became the first Met to
connect on his first major league home run as a pinch-hitter since Mike Jacobs accomplished the feat on August 21,
2005 vs. Washington.
• Made 30 starts in leftfield.
• Became the fifth non-pitcher from the 2006 draft to appear in a major league game...The others were the Giants’
Emmanuel Buris and Brian Bocock, the Rangers’ Chris Davis, and the Rays’ Evan Longoria.
• Was named to the 2008 Eastern League All-Star team...Went 1-2 as the Northern Division’s starting third baseman.
• Named to the Eastern League’s postseason All-Star team.
• Was the Sterling Award Organizational Co-Player of the Year with Nick Evans.
• Named to the Arizona Fall League’s Top Prospects team.

2007

• Was named the Sterling Award winner for the St. Lucie Mets (A) of the Florida State League, emblematic of the team’s Most
Valuable Player.

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BACKGROUND

• Daniel T. Murphy graduated from Englewood High School (FL) in 2003...Hit .395 during his senior year.
• Earned All-Gateway honors as a senior, junior and sophomore in high school...Also was a four-year letter winner for
the Englewood Swim Team.
• Named the 2006 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year and was named First Team All-Conference after finishing second in the
A-Sun with a .398 batting average and 55 RBI while playing for Jacksonville University.
• During his sophomore season, he hit .410 during conference play to lead the Dolphins.
• Finished his freshman season (2004) with a .377 average to lead the team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, April 5, 2010 (retroactive to March 31)-May 21, 2010, with a Grade One strain of
the medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Major League Totals

.275 204

H
1
9
7
143
7
110
1
41
135
8
10
296

2B 3B
0
0
0
0
1
0
34
3
0
0
26
1
0
0
9
3
38
4
1
0
3
0
65
4

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
2
7 0
0
0
0
3 0
1
0
11
78 0 11
4
0
2 0
0
0
13
67 1
7
3
0
0 0
0
0
2
17 0
1
1
12
63 4
6
0
1
6 0
0
0
1
8 0
0
0
28 171 1 19
7

BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
4
3
0 0 .056 .227 0
4
1
0 0 .455 .351 0
4
3
0 0 .276 .324 0
42 61
6 3 .430 .338 35
0
2
0 0 .500 .500 0
39 46 14 5 .496 .374 19
1
0
0 0 .250 .400 1
18 28
0 2 .473 .397 2
38 69
4 2 .427 .313 13
2
0
0 0 1.091 .769 0
1
2
1 0 .471 .314 1
97 118 21 8 .452 .356 56

14

56

639

84 176

47

PCT.
.989
.956

TC
874
113

DP
81
2

7

80

4

7

1

97

4

4

.437 .331 15

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
1B 101
OF
59

PO
790
106

A
74
2

E
10
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AVG
G AB
R
.056
8
18
2
.273
9
33
2
.241
8
29
2
.285 135 502 68
.500
3
14
1
.308 95 357 56
.250
1
4
2
.313 49 131 24
.266 155 508 60
.727
3
11
2
.294
8
34
4
.295 270 1002 139

DANIEL MURPHY

YEAR TEAM
2006 GCL Mets (R)
Kingsport (R)
Brooklyn (A)
2007 St. Lucie (A)
2008 Brooklyn (A)
Binghamton (AA)
New Orleans (AAA)
METS
2009 METS
2010 St. Lucie (A)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..............................................................................................................................................................................DANIEL MURPHY

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MIKE NICKEAS
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

MIKE NICKEAS

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 213

OPENING DAY AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Vancouver, BC

BATS: Right

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: February 13, 1983
RESIDES: Springfield, MO

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 32 Days
SIGNED BY: John Castleberry (Texas)
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for outfielder
Victor Diaz on August 30, 2006
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Wife, Rebecca

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• His contract was selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League
on September 2.
• Made his major league debut, starting at Chicago (NL) on September 4 after
appearing in 467 minor league games...Was 0-2 in his debut.
• Appeared in five games for New York, three starts...Went 2-4 and picked up
his first big league hit (a second-inning single against Yovani Gallardo) in the
first game of a doubleheader vs. the Brewers on September 29.
• Also started against Milwaukee on September 30.
• Was 0-3 throwing out base-runners with the Mets.
• Spent the majority of the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern
League...Was on Buffalo (AAA) the International League’s roster on Opening
Day but was transferred to Binghamton after one game.
• Named to the EL’s mid-season All-Star Game.
• Placed on the Disabled List on May 24 with a right hamstring strain...
0Activated on May 2.
• Moved from Binghamton to Buffalo on August 25.
• Reached base in 24 consecutive games from May 24-July 2.
• Hit safely in nine straight games from June 10-June 25 (.400, 12-30).
• Ranked third in the EL with a .355 (27-76) catchers caught-stealing
percentage.
• For the year, he had nine, two-hit games and six, three-hit games.
• Hit safely in five of his seven starts with Buffalo.
• Threw out three of the 11 runners who attempted to steal against him (27
percent) with the Bisons.

2009

MIKE’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
2 hits
9/29/10 vs. Milwaukee
HOME RUNS, GAME
None
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
None
STOLEN BASES, GAME
None
HITTING STREAK
1 game
9/29/10
GRAND SLAMS

• His season was cut short due to injuries...Underwent surgery on July 28 to None
remove a bone spur...Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the
procedure.
• Played in only 20 games combined between Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and Binghamton (AA) of the
Eastern League.
• Started the season at Buffalo and played two games before being transferred to the B-Mets.
• Went on the Disabled List two times during the year...First with a left oblique muscle strain and then with a right elbow
strain.

2008

• Split the season between Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League and New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
league.
• Missed time to a left oblique muscle strain.

2007

• Spent the majority of the season with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Played in 26 games with St. Lucie (A)
of the Florida State League from June 23-July 30.
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2006

• Played in 60 games for three different teams: Bakersfield (A) of the California League; Frisco (AA) of the Texas League
and Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• Acquired from the Rangers on August 30.

2005

• Split the year between Frisco (AA) of the Texas League and the Arizona (R) League Rangers.
• Suffered a broken finger in the second game of a doubleheader, May 29 vs. Springfield...Was placed on the Disabled
List on May 30.
• Was a non-roster invitee to major league spring training camp with Texas.

2004

BACKGROUND





Michael James (Mike) Nickeas graduated from Westlake (CA) High School in 2001.
Won four letters and made the honor roll all four years in high school.
Led his high school team to the Mamonte League Championship in 2000 and 2001.
Was the MVP his senior year of high school in 2001...Left with the school record of 98 career RBI.
Spent the summer of 2001 with the USA Junior Pan-Am Team that captured the silver medal at the Junior Pan-Am
Championship in Camaguey, Cuba...Named to the All-Tournament team after leading all players with a .577 average,
16 runs and a 1.038 slugging percentage.
Played three seasons at Georgia Tech, posting a career .291 (157-540) batting average with 17 home runs and 95 RBI
in 151 games (140 starts)...Was the team captain in 2004.
Named second-team pre-season All-American by Baseball America.
In 2003, he spent the summer months with the USA Baseball National Team, helping Team USA capture the silver
medal at the Pan-American Games in the Dominican Republic...Batted .303 in 20 games with 10 RBI.
Was a management major in college.
His father, Mark, a native of Southport, England, was an accomplished soccer player...His father played professionally for
Liverpool, the Plymouth Argyle and Chester in the English Football League...Also played in the North American Soccer League with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Texas Rangers in the fifth round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Victor Diaz on August 30, 2006.

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MIKE NICKEAS

• Made his professional debut with Spokane (A) of the Northwest League.
• Named the Best Defensive Catcher in the Rangers organization by Baseball America...Was also rated among the
publication’s Top 20 Prospects in the AL.
• Finished third in the league in RBI.
• Ranked among his team’s leaders in: average (second), runs (third), home runs (third), walks (fourth), hits (fourth), and
games played (fifth).
• Named the league’s Player of the Week, July 12-July 18.
• Selected to the Northwest League’s All-Star Game, August 3 at Spokane’s Avista Stadium.
• Compiled a .991 fielding percentage (four errors/444 total chances) to lead NWL catchers in games, total chances and
putouts.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................MIKE NICKEAS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

YEAR TEAM
2004 Spokane (A)
2005 AZL Rangers (R)
Frisco (AA)
2006 Bakersfield (A)
Frisco (AA)
Binghamton (AA)
2007 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2008 Binghamton (AA)
New Orleans (AAA)
2009 Buffalo (AAA)
Binghamton (AA)
2010 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
H
.288 62 233 42 67
.286
6
21
2
6
.202 68 242 22 49
.297 17
64
6 19
.248 39 113 15 28
.167
4
12
1
2
.208 26
77
6 16
.217 65 212 26 46
.196 17
51
2 10
.215 54 163 16 35
.000
2
6
0
0
.182 18
55
3 10
.283 82 265 27 75
.214
7
28
1
6
.200
5
10
0
2
239 467 1542 169 369

Major League Totals

.200

5

10

0

2

2B 3B
18
0
1
0
7
1
4
0
7
0
0
0
7
0
10
0
1
0
9
0
0
0
1
0
15
0
1
0
0
0
81
1
0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
10
55 2
1
4 33 53
2 0 .494 .384 6
1
6 0
0
1
3
4
0 0 .476 .400 0
5
24 2
3
1 20 43
1 1 .302 .263 3
0
6 0
1
5
6 17
0 0 .359 .395 1
2
15 3
4
6 21 22
1 1 .363 .382 2
0
3 0
1
1
1
4
0 0 .167 .267 1
0
4 0
0
4 17 20
0 0 .299 .378 5
1
15 2
3
2 18 37
2 3 .278 .281 8
1
4 0
1
0
7
7
0 0 .275 .288 0
2
17 2
4
1 14 42
0 1 .307 .275 5
0
0 0
0
0
1
3
0 0 .000 .143 0
0
7 2
1
0
9
9
0 0 .200 .292 1
5
33 0
0
4 49 43
1 1 .396 .403 9
0
0 0
0
0
1
7
0 0 .250 .241 0
0
0 0
0
0
0
5
0 0 .200 .200 1
27 189 13 19 29 200 311
7 7 .346 .334 35

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

5

0

0

.200 .200

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
C

G
4

PO
14

A
1

E
1

PCT.
.938

TC
16

DP
0

PB
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MIKE NICKEAS................................................................................................................................................................................

HOME RUNS IN FIRST AT-BAT

In 2005, Mets rookie Mike Jacobs hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in his first major league at-bat...The
following is a complete list of players who have also hit home runs in their first atbat with the Mets.
PLAYER
Benny Ayala
Mike Fitzgerald
Rick Cerone
Jose Vizcaino
Todd Pratt
Mike Bordick
Bubba Trammell
Kazuo Matsui
Mike Jacobs

DATE
August 27, 1974*
September 13, 1983*
April 9, 1991
April 4, 1994
(Walked in his first plate appearance)
July 4, 1997
July 29, 2000#
July 30, 2000
April 6, 2004#*
August 21, 2005*

# First pitch
* First major league at-bat

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HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 217

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Lima, OH

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

49

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1986
RESIDES: Defiance, OH

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year, 107 Days
SIGNED BY: Erwin Bryant
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the seventh round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

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JONATHON NIESE

JONATHON’S BESTS
• Became the ninth Mets rookie to make at least 30 starts in a season and the
first since Jae Seo in 2003...Led all rookies in strikeouts and finished tied for WIN STREAK
sixth in wins.
5 games
• Threw the 34th one-hitter in club history and retired a franchise 6/5/10-7/2/10
record-setting 21 straight to close out a 3-0 win over San Diego in Game LOSS STREAK
Two of a doubleheader on June 10 at Citi Field...He did not allow any 3 games
baserunners other than Chris Denorfia, who doubled in the third 9/12/10-present
inning...Became the second Mets pitcher to be one out from perfection...Tom STRIKEOUTS, GAME
Seaver did it on July 9, 1969 against the Chicago Cubs.
8 strikeouts
• It was the 26th complete-game one-hitter in club history (R.A. Dickey threw 3 times, last, 8/26/10 vs. Florida
the 27th later on in the season)...Before Niese, the last one-hitter by the LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
Mets came on July 12, 2008 when Pedro Martinez, Carlos Muniz, Aaron 9.0 innings
Heilman, Scott Schoeneweis and Billy Wagner combined to one-hit the 6/10/10 vs. San Diego (Game Two)
Colorado Rockies in a 3-0 win...Aaron Heilman threw the last individual
MOST WALKS, GAME
complete game one-hitter, beating the Florida Marlins on April 15, 2005 at 6 walks
Shea Stadium.
9/22/10 at Florida
• Faced 28 batters during his one-hitter on June 16...The last Mets pitcher to
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
face one batter over the minimum was Shawn Estes on April 26, 2002 vs. 0 walks
Milwaukee...Estes allowed one hit and one walk but Eric Young was caught 6/10/10 vs. San Diego (Game Two)
stealing.
SCORELESS STREAK
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 19, retroactive to May 17, with
12.0 innings
a mild strain of his right hamstring that forced him out of his start on May 2 times, last, 6/27/10-7/2/10
16 at Florida after 2.0 innings...Activated from the DL on June 5 to make the
LAST COMPLETE GAME
start that night against Florida.
8/21/10 at Pittsburgh, 5.0 innings
• Put together two, career-high scoreless streaks of 12.0 innings...His first came (Won, 5-1)
over a span of two games from June 10-June 16, while his latest was over
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
two games from June 27-July 2.
6/10/10 vs. San Diego (Game Two)
• Did not allow a stolen base (four caught stealings) to lead the major leagues (Won, 3-0)
among pitchers with at least 105.0 innings pitched...A Mets pitcher led that
category for the second straight season...Johan Santana allowed one stolen LAST NINE-INNING COMPLET-GAME
6/10/10 vs. San Diego (Game Two)
base in 2009 to tie for the major league lead with Joel Pineiro.
(Won, 3-0)
• From April 19-April 30, a stretch of three games, he went 1-0 with a 1.00
ERA (two earned runs/18.0 innings)...Allowed 17 hits, no home runs and FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
1 hit
struck out 20.
6/10/10 vs. San Diego (Game Two)
• Entered the April 17 game at St. Louis as a pinch-hitter...Hitting for Hisanori
Takahashi in the 15th inning, he struck out...It was the first time a Mets pitcher
pinch-hit since Tom Glavine on July 28, 2007 vs.Washington (Game Two).
• Allowed a career-high 12 hits on May 5 at Cincinnati.
• Won five consecutive decisions from June 5-July 2 to put together the first winning streak of his career...Also became
the first Mets rookie to win three consecutive starts while pitching at least 7.0 innings in each game (June 5-June 16)
since Jae Seo in 2003 (May 31-June 11)...Before that stretch, Niese had never won consecutive decisions.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

JONATHON NIESE

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JONATHON NIESE
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JONATHON NIESE ..........................................................................................................................................................................

• Finished with four June wins, tied for third-most in the major leagues...His 2.67 ERA (10 earned runs/33.2 innings) was
good for 13th in the National League, while he was one of eight qualifying pitchers (minimum four decisions) to go
unbeaten during the month.
• Over a 15 start span from June 5-August 21, he went 7-3 with a 2.70 ERA (29 earned runs/96.2 innings) with two
complete games.
• Went 7.0 innings and allowed one run in three straight starts from August 6-August 21, for a 1.29 ERA (three earned
runs/21.0 innings)...Recorded one win and struck out 19...The streak of at least 7.0 innings and one run or less in three
consecutive starts was tied for the fourth longest such streak in the majors...Johan Santana, Florida’s Josh Johnson and
San Francisco’s Matt Cain put together five-game streaks earlier in the season.
• Was 1-5 with a 7.57 ERA (30 earned runs/35.2 innings) over his last seven starts of the season from August
26-September 29.
• Walked a career-most six on September 22 at Florida.

2009

• Tore his hamstring tendon during his start on August 5 vs. St. Louis...Had successful surgery on August 6 at the Hospital
for Special Surgery in Manhattan and was placed on the 60-Day Disabled List the same day.
• Started the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League, recalled on May 6 and optioned back to the Bisons
on May 14...Recalled for a second time on July 25 before being placed on the 60-Day Disabled List on August 6 with
a torn right hamstring tendon.
• For Buffalo, he was 5-2 with a 2.40 ERA in nine starts at night...Allowed just 48 hits over 60.0 innings and struck out
50.
• Dropped his first six decisions over a span of nine starts (April 9-June 7) at Buffalo, pitching to a 7.36 ERA.
• Struck out eight hitters over 6.0 innings, both to set season highs, and allowed just three hits and one run, earned, but
took a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to Louisville in his start on May 1.
• Received a no-decision in his first major league start of the season on May 8 vs. the Pirates...Over 6.0 innings he allowed
seven hits, two runs, earned, and did not walk a batter while striking out five.
• Took a no-decision on May 13 against Atlanta in his second major league start in 2009 and was optioned to Buffalo
one day later.
• After returning to the Bisons on May 14, he set a career-high with 23.1 scoreless innings between June 7-June 25.
• Went 5-0 with a 0.72 ERA (four earned runs/50.1 innings pitched) in his last seven starts (June 12-July 18) for
Buffalo...Allowed 34 hits, 12 walks, and one home run, while striking out 42...He threw two complete-game shutouts
and tied the longest winning streak of his career during the stretch.
• Tied his personal best with 10 strikeouts in a complete-game shutout at Rochester on July 5, in the second game of
a doubleheader...Allowed five hits in the 5-0 win...It was the second time he went 9.0 innings.
• Named the International League Pitcher of the Week for the week of June 29-July 5...Went 1-0 with a 1.06 ERA in
two starts during that time period...Went 8.0 innings in a no-decision at home against Charlotte before throwing the
complete game shutout at Rochester on July 5.
• Recalled from Buffalo on July 25 to make the start that night in place of an injured Fernando Nieve...Picked up the win,
pitching 7.0 strong innings and allowing just four hits and one run, earned...Over a span of eight starts between Buffalo
and New York from June 12-July 25, the lefthander was 6-0 with a 0.78 ERA (five earned runs/57.1 innings pitched).
• Pitched into the seventh inning for the second straight start, but dropped a 4-2 decision to Colorado on July 30 at Citi
Field.

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2007

• Went 3-1 with four no-decisions over his last eight starts of the year...In 42.1 innings over that stretch, he gave up 11
earned runs for an ERA of 2.34.

2006

• Was the Sterling Award Co-Winner at Hagerstown (A), emblematic of the team’s MVP.
• Led the South Atlantic League in shutouts and was the SAL’s Pitcher of the Week, July 17-July 23.

• Jonathon Joseph Niese graduated from Defiance High School (OH) in 2005.
• Played soccer all four years...Was a Third Team All-State as a wing during his junior year...His team won back-to-back
Western Buckeye League Championships in 2004 and 2005.
• Also won back-to-back Western Buckeye League Championships in baseball in 2004 and 2005...Allowed just one
earned run with an 0.12 ERA in 78.0 innings during his senior season.
• Became the first athlete to win back-to-back Player of the Year awards in the state of Ohio in 2004 and 2005.
• Attended the same high school as the Dodgers’ Chad Billingsley.
• His cousin, Chris Ehrnsberger, played in the Seattle Mariners and St. Louis Cardinals minor league systems during the
2003 and 2004 seasons, advancing to Double-A.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the seventh round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
• On the 60-Day Disabled List, August 6, 2009-end of the season, with a torn right hamstring tendon.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, May19-June 5, 2010, with a mild right hamstring strain.

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BACKGROUND

JONATHON NIESE

• Received the Sterling Organizational Pitcher of theYear Award, emblematic of the top pitcher on the minor league level.
• His contract was selected by the Mets from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1.
• Made his major league debut on September 2 at Milwaukee...Became the first player in Mets history to allow a home
run to the first batter faced when Rickie Weeks connected in the bottom of the first.
• Collected his first major league victory, tossing 8.0 shutout innings on September 13 vs. Atlanta...Became the youngest
Mets player to collect a win since Bill Pulsipher, who was one day younger at 21 years, 320 days when he beat San Diego
on August 26, 1995.
• Reached on an infield single off Buddy Carlyle on September 13 for his first major league hit.
• Led all Mets minor league pitchers with 144 strikeouts.
• Became the first Binghamton Mets pitcher to start and win his Double-A debut on Opening Night, tossing 5.0 shutout
innings April 3 vs.Trenton...The B-Mets defeated the Thunder, 2-0.
• Tossed his first 9.0-inning complete game on June 27 vs. Connecticut...Tagged with the loss after allowing four runs and
seven hits while walking two and striking out four.
• Made 22 starts with Binghamton, tossing 6.0 innings or more in 13 of these 22 outings...Allowed three earned runs or
less in 16 of the 22 starts.
• Promoted to New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on July 29...Made his Triple-A debut on July 30 vs.
Tucson...Tossed 7.0 innings, allowing one run and three hits while striking out seven and walking two as the Zephyrs
defeated the Sidewinders, 7-1.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................JONATHON NIESE

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

JONATHON NIESE ..........................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR TEAM
2005 GC Mets (R)
2006 Hagerstown (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2007 St. Lucie (A)
2008 Binghamton (AA)
New Orleans (AAA)
METS
2009 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
2010 METS
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

W-L
1-0
11-9
0-2
11-7
6-7
5-1
1-1
5-6
1-1
9-10
0-0
39-32

ERA
G
3.65
7
3.93 25
4.50
2
4.29 27
3.04 22
3.40
7
7.07
3
3.82 16
4.21
5
4.20 30
3.00
1
3.75 107

Major League Totals

11-12

4.39

38

GS CG SHO
5 0
0
25 1
*1
2 0
0
27 2
1
22 2
1
7 0
0
3 0
0
16 2
*2
5 0
0
30 2
1
1 0
0
105 7
5
38

2

1

H
10
12

2B 3B
2
0
2
0

SV
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

IP
24.2
123.2
10.0
134.1
124.1
39.2
14.0
94.1
25.2
173.2
6.0
557

H
23
121
8
151
118
34
20
95
27
192
8
558

R
10
67
8
78
53
15
11
47
12
97
2
280

ER
10
54
5
64
42
15
11
40
12
81
2
232

HR HB
1 1
7 9
0 0
9 7
5 2
4 2
2 0
7 4
1 0
20 9
1 0
34 25

0 213.1

239

120

104

23

9

BB
10
62
5
31
44
14
8
26
9
62
0
192
79

SO WP BK
24 2 0
132 15 1
10 1 0
110 7 0
112 7 0
32 0 1
11 0 0
82 4 0
18 1 0
148 5 0
3 0 0
505 37 1
177

6

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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JONATHON NIESE

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG
.189
.179

G
31
39

AB
53
67

R
3
3

HR RBI SH SF
0
4 5
0
0
4 6
0

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—2, September 15, 2010 at Chicago (NL)
MOST RBI, GAME—2, September 15, 2010 at Chicago (NL)

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

4

G
38

PO
9

A
32

E
1

PCT.
.976

TC
42

DP
0

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HB
0
0

BB
8
8

SO SB CS SLG OBP
27
0 0 .226 .295
34
0 0 .209 .267

E
1
1

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 215

OPENING DAY AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Santa Monica, CA

BATS: Left

OUTFIELDER

72

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: August 7, 1987
RESIDES: Ripon, CA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Fred Mazuca
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Won the Sterling Award, emblematic of the Most Valuable Player at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League.
• Named to the FSL All-Star team and led the league in doubles, slugging percentage, extra-base hits (56) and runs
scored...Also ranked third in home runs.
• Joined Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on August 31...Had four hits vs. Bowie on September 2.
• Ranked 10th in all of minor league baseball with 99 runs scored.
• At St. Lucie, he hit .345 (40-116) in 27 games in August...Had 13 doubles, two triples and six home runs.
• Also with St. Lucie, he registered 35 multiple-hit games; 28 games with two hits, four games with three hits and three
games with four hits: August 22 vs. Sarasota, August 24 vs. Fort Myers and August 28 vs. Palm Beach.
• Knocked in four runs three times: July 9 vs. Palm Beach, August 4 and August 20, both vs. Sarasota.
• Put together a 15-game hitting streak from July 19-August 4...Hit .322 (19-59) during that span.
• Hit safely in 83 of the 123 games he played at St. Lucie and in seven of the eight games he played at Binghamton.

2008

• Played for the Brooklyn Cyclones (A) of the New York-Penn League and tied the franchise record for hits.
• Led the Cyclones in almost every offensive category: games, at-bats, runs, doubles, triples, extra-base hits (23), RBI and
stolen bases.

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KIRK NIEUWENHUIS

• Spent the majority of the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League...Was promoted to Buffalo (AAA) of the
International League on August 5.
• Captured the Sterling Award at Binghamton, symbolic of the team’s MVP.
• Named the EL’s Player of the Week, July 5-July 11...Hit .469 (15-32) with six doubles, two home runs and six RBI.
• Selected to the league’s All-Star Game, which was played on July 14 at Metro Bank Park in Harrisburg, PA and went
0-2.
• For Binghamton, he hit .319 (29-91) in 20 games during April...Also batted .328 (38-116) in 28 July contests with 16
doubles, six home runs and 17 RBI.
• Went 5-6 with four runs scored, two doubles, a home run and four RBI at Portland on April 20.
• Had two, four-hit games, July 3 vs. Portland (4-5) and July 6 at Altoona (4-4)...In addition, he had 20 games with two
hits and nine contests with three hits.
• For the season at Double-A, he compiled a .316 (31-98) batting mark with men in scoring position...Compiled a .338
(22-65) batting mark with runners on and two outs.
• Knocked in six runs vs. New Britain on June 5.
• Hit safely in 10 straight games July 3-July 12 (24-47, .511).
• Had six-multiple hit games with Buffalo: four, two-hit contests and two, three-hit games.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

KIRK NIEUWENHUIS

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE

BACKGROUND

• Kirk Robert Nieuwenhuis graduated from Denver Christian High School (CO) in 2005....Played baseball and football...
Was the starting running back for the Colorado Division 2 Champions in 2004.
• Attended Azusa Pacific University (CA).
• Named NAIA pre-season Player of the Year in 2008.
• Was a First Team All-American in 2008...Hit .400 with 20 doubles, 15 home runs, 68 RBI and 84 runs scored.
• Set the school record for triples (12) and runs scored (190).
• Was the 2007 MVP of Alaska Baseball League.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the third round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.
YEAR TEAM
2008 Brooklyn (A)
2009 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2010 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
H
.277 74 285 34 79
.274 123 482 91 132
.406
8
32
8 13
.289 94 394 81 114
.225 30 120 10 27
.278 329 1313 224 365

2B 3B
15
5
35
5
3
1
35
2
8
1
96 14

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS
3
29 0
2
3 29 70 11 7
16
71 1
1 10 53 118 16 4
1
2 0
0
0
4
9
1 1
16
60 3
5
1 30 93 13 7
2
17 1
0
1 11 39
0 0
38 179 5
8 15 127 329 41 19

SLG
.396
.467
.656
.510
.358
.459

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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KIRK NIEUWENHUIS

KIRK NIEUWENHUIS .......................................................................................................................................................................

IN A PITCH

The Mets have had five games in franchise history when two pinch-hitters connected for home runs in the
same game. Here's a look:
DATE

8/15/62

OPPONENT

HITTER

INNING

9/17/63

Phillies

8/4/66

Phillies
Giants

Joe Hicks

John Stephenson

7th

5/4/91

5/11/97

6

Giants

Cardinals

Choo Choo Coleman
Mackey Sasser

Butch Huskey

6th

HITTER

8th

Ron Swoboda

9th

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Jim Hickman

Frank Thomas
Mark Carreon
Carl Everett

INNING
8th

9th

9th

9th

9th

OBP E
.348 3
.357 2
.472 0
.337 6
.295 2
.347 13

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 187

OPENING DAY AGE: 30
BIRTHPLACE: Dallas, TX

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

50

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: August 17, 1980
RESIDES: Germantown, MD

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year, 83 Days
SIGNED BY: Alex Smith (Montreal)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on March 8, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Courtney

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Split the season between four different clubs
• Started the year with Harrisburg (AA) of the Eastern League...Made three
starts before being recalled to Syracuse (AAA) of the International League.
• Made his first start with the Chiefs on April 29 and made 11 appearances,
seven starts at Syracuse.
• Traded to San Diego and joined Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
League...Started his first game for the Beavers on June 19 at Las Vegas.
• Released on July 10 and signed with Kansas City on August 10.
• Made six appearances, five starts for Omaha (AAA) of the Pacific Coast
League.

LOSS STREAK
4 games
6/13/06-9/23/06
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
6 strikeouts
2 times, last, 6/3/06,Washington at
Milwaukee
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
7.0 innings
2 times, last, 6/18/06,Washington vs. New
York (AL)
LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
3.2 innings
5/2/08,Washington vs. Pittsburgh
MOST WALKS, GAME
6 walks
2 times, last, 6/3/06,Washington at
Milwaukee
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
None
SCORELESS STREAK
6.0 innings
4 times, last, 9/17/06-9/23/06
LAST COMPLETE GAME
None
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
None
LAST NINE-INNING COMPLET-GAME
None
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
None

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MIKE’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
2 games
5/2/06-5/7/06

MIKE O’CONNOR

• Spent the entire season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
• Led his team in appearances and was tied for first in saves...His ERA was third
best on the club among pitchers with at least 20.0 innings.
• Posted 70 strikeouts in 70.2 innings of work.
• Pitched more than 1.0 inning in 21 of his 51 outings.
• Worked a season-best 3.2 innings vs. Pawtucket on August 21...Allowed no
runs and three hits, with no walks and six strikeouts to pick up the victory.
• Hurled 3.0 innings on three other occasions.
• Allowed only nine of 35 inherited runners to score (26 percent).
• Gave up just one earned runs (0.55 ERA) in a 13-game stretch from June
10-July 18 (16.1 innings, 13 hits, two runs, one earned, with two walks and
17 strikeouts).
• Posted nine consecutive scoreless appearances from August 6-August 27
(16.0 innings,11 hits, four walks, 21 strikeouts)
• Fashioned a sub 3.00 ERA the final four months of the year, June (1.76), July
(2.38), August (2.25) and September (1.69).
• Limited hitters to a .191 (13-68) batting average with runners in scoring
position.
• Was 4-1 with five saves and a 2.36 ERA in 20 games after the All-Star Game
(nine earned runs /34.1 innings).
• Righthanded batters hit .231 (36-156) against him.

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MIKE O’CONNOR

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MIKE O’CONNOR
SCOUTING & MINORS
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MIKE O’CONNOR ...........................................................................................................................................................................

2008

• Washington selected his contract from Columbus (AAA) of the International League on April 24...With the major
league club until May 10 and pitched in five games, one start, over that frame.
• Picked up the win on April 24 vs. New York (NL), his first major league victory since June 8, 2006 vs. Philadelphia.
• Allowed nine earned runs and issued six walks in 3.1 innings in his only start on May 10 vs. Florida...Optioned to
Columbus for the rest of the season.
• Went 5-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 16 starts with Columbus.
• Among those to work at least 80.0 innings, paced all Washington farmhands in ERA at 2.14 ERA.
• Went 3-0 with a 1.92 ERA in seven starts in April and May.
• Spent June 19-July 26 on the DL with left shoulder strain.
• Made one rehab start with the GCL Nationals on July 22.
• Rejoined the Clippers on July 27.

2007



Rehabbed during SpringTraining and for the first 2 months of the season due to left elbow surgery in November 2006.
Pitched his first game in June.
Made 15 starts for Harrisburg (AA) of the Eastern League, walking only 2.4 per 9.0 innings.
Went 1-2 with a 3.13 ERA in his first six starts and 2-5 with a 10.21 ERA in his final nine turns.

2006

• One season removed from being named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Year, reached big leagues in fifth professional season.
• Went 3-8 with a 4.80 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) for Washington despite not being a member of the Nationals’ big
league camp during spring training.
• Became the fifth lefthanded pitcher in franchise history to start at least 20 games as a rookie, the first since Carlos Perez
(23 starts in 1995).
• Ranked among NL rookie pitchers in starts (eighth with 20) and batting average against (10th at .244).
• Began the season with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
• Was 0-0 with a 2.41 ERA before the Nationals purchased his contract on April 27...Made his major league debut that
day at Seattle, allowing no earned runs, three hits and four walks in 5.0 innings.
• Earned his first career win on May 2 in a 6-2 victory at New York (NL)...Allowed only one run on two hits in 7.0 innings.
• At 25 years and 9 months, he became the youngest left-handed starting pitcher to earn a win for the Nationals/Expos
franchise since southpaw Matt Blank (25 years, 2 months) on June 16, 2001 vs.Toronto.
• Picked up the win in his RFK Stadium debut on May 7 vs. Pittsburgh and became the franchise’s first lefthanded starter
to earn wins in consecutive starts since southpaw Matt Blank in 2001 (June 16 vs.Toronto and June 21 at New York
Mets).
• Did not allow more than three earned runs in a start until his 10th major league start.
• Was optioned to New Orleans on July 30.
• Was recalled from New Orleans on September 5 and made his return on September 6 vs. Seattle with 5.0 innings of
three-hit shutout ball, ending in a 7-6 win.
• Posted only one win (June 8 vs. Philadelphia) in last his 17 big league starts, despite allowing 3 earned runs or less 11
times.

2005

• Earned Nationals Minor League Pitcher of theYear honor after going 10-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 26 starts for Potomac
(A) of the Carolina League.
• Led the league with 167.2 innings pitched and two complete games.
• Ranked second with an organization-best 158 strikeouts and finished 4th in ERA.
• Struck out a professional-high of 15 batters in 6.1 innings, allowing only one run and two hits, on April 27 vs.Wilmington.
• Tossed first pro complete game, July 15 vs. Lynchburg.

2004

• Went 8-8 with a 4.11 ERA in 26 games (14 starts) with Brevard County (A) of the Florida State League.
• Posted a 5-6 record and a 3.88 ERA as a starter and 3-2 with a 4.65 ERA as a reliever.
• Allowed two earned runs or less in 9 of his 14 starts.

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• Pitched exclusively out of the bullpen for Savannah (A) of the Atlantic League, going 8-3 with one save and a 3.86 ERA
in 42 games.
• Struck out 83 in 70.0 innings or 10.7 per 9.0 innings pitched.

2002

• Posted .174 batting average against and 13.8 strikeouts per 9.0 innings.
• Notched first pro save on July 1 vs. Staten Island.
• Registered first pro win on August 5 vs. Lowell.

BACKGROUND

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Was selected by the Montreal Expos in the seventh round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, March 28-April 17, recovering from left elbow surgery...Transferred to the 60-Day
Disabled List on April 17-June 18, 2007.
• Acquired by the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named on June 17, 2009.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on March 8, 2010.
TEAM
Vermont (A)
Savannah (A)
Brevard (A)
Potomac (A)
New Orleans (AAA)
WASHINGTON (NL)
2007 Harrisburg (AA)
2008 WASHINGTON (NL)
GCL Nationals (R)
Columbus (AAA)
2009 Harrisburg (AA)
Syracuse (AAA)
Portland (AAA)
Omaha (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals
Major League Totals

W-L ERA
G
2-3 3.14 21
8-3 3.86 42
8-8 4.11 26
10-11 3.54 26
1-0 2.73
6
3-8 4.80 21
3-7 7.07 15
1-1 13.00
5
0-0 1.69
1
5-3 2.17 16
0-1 2.45
3
2-5 5.45 11
0-0 5.84
6
1-4 7.24
6
5-2 2.67 51
45-47 3.90 230
4-9

5.45

26

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
14 0
0
26 2
1
6 0
0
20 0
0
15 1
0
1 0
0
1 0
0
16 1
1
3 0
0
7 0
0
1 0
0
5 0
0
0 0
0
94 4
2
21

0

0

SV
4
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
11

IP
43.0
70.0
103.0
167.2
26.1
105.0
71.1
9.0
5.1
99.2
14.2
36.1
12.1
27.1
70.2
747.2

H
25
56
98
144
21
96
86
11
4
83
12
46
17
41
65
698

R
17
36
51
73
10
61
59
13
5
29
4
27
9
27
25
372

ER
15
30
47
66
8
56
56
13
1
24
4
22
8
22
21
324

0 114.0

107

74

69

HR HB
2 1
6 3
5 4
14 3
2 2
15 7
21 2
3 0
0 0
10 0
0 0
3 0
0 0
7 0
5 2
75 17
18

7

BB
27
35
42
48
11
45
19
11
1
17
4
12
4
5
17
242
56

SO WP BK
66 4 0
83 6 1
104 6 2
158 11 1
28 0 0
59 8 0
46 5 0
4 2 0
6 0 0
70 2 0
13 1 0
27 3 0
6 0 0
18 0 0
70 5 0
695 43 4
63 10

0

* - led league
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YEAR
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

MIKE O’CONNOR

• Michael Patrick (Mike) O’Connor graduated from Mount St. Joseph’s High (MD) and then George Washington
University in 2002.
• Was named All-County and All-Metro while at Mount St. Joseph.
• Was named as the relief pitcher on the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First team in 2002.
• Was named the Nationals’ 2005 Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
• The 4th player and first pitcher from GW to reach the major leagues, joining catcher John Flaherty, former Baltimore
manager Sam Perlozzo and catcher Steve Korcheck.
• High-school teammates at St. Joseph’s High (MD) included NewYorkYankees’ Mark Teixeira and Chicago White Sox’s
Gavin Floyd.

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............................................................................................................................................................................MIKE O’CONNOR

2003

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010
Career Totals

AVG

G

AB

R

H

.061

26

33

2

2

2B 3B
0

0

HR RBI SH SF
DID NOT PLAY
0
1 1
0

HB

BB

0

1

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

19

1

0

0

.061 .149

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—2, 7/18/06,Washington at Florida
MOST RBI, GAME—1, 5/13/06,Washington at Atlanta

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

G
26

PO
4

A
10

E
1

PCT.
.933

TC
15

DP
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MIKE O’CONNOR ...........................................................................................................................................................................

SHUTOUTS IN BACK-TO-BACK STARTS

The 14 times in Mets history a pitcher has thrown a shutout in consecutive starts:
1. Jerry Koosman

PITCHER

YEAR
1968

DATES

3. Jerry Koosman

1968

July 21 at St. Louis (1-0) & July 26 vs. Cincinnati (2-0)

2. Tom Seaver

4. Jerry Koosman
5. Jim McAndrew

6. Jerry Koosman
7. Tom Seaver

8. Tom Seaver

9. Tom Seaver

10. Jon Matlack
11. Pat Zachry

12. Dwight Gooden
13. David Cone

14. David Cone

10

1968

1969

1969

1969

1975

1975

1977

1977

1980

1984

1992

1992

April 11 at Los Angeles (4-0) & April 17 vs. San Francisco (3-0)
June 25 at Cincinnati (4-0) & June 30 at Houston (1-0)

June 18 at Philadelphia (2-0) & June 22 vs. St. Louis (1-0)

August 20 vs. San Francisco (6-0) & August 26 at San Diego (3-0)

September 12 at Pittsburgh (1-0) & September 17 at Montreal (5-0)
June 10 at San Francisco (5-0) & June 15 at San Diego (6-0)

August 27 vs. San Diego (7-0) & September 1 vs. Pittsburgh (3-0)
April 12 vs. St. Louis (4-0) & April 17 vs. Chicago (6-0)

May 13 vs. Los Angeles (3-0) & May 18 vs. San Francisco (2-0)
July 25 vs. Cincinnati (2-0) & July 30 vs.Atlanta (3-0)

September 7 vs. Chicago (10-0) & September 12 vs. Pittsburgh (2-0)
April 28 vs. Houston (4-0) & May 3 at Atlanta (7-0)

May 19 at San Diego (8-0) & May 24 at San Francisco (6-0)

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HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 202

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Rio Piedras, PR

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Switch

16

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: July 2, 1981
RESIDES: Dorado, PR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 Years, 144 Days
SIGNED BY: Gary LaRocque
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor league
outfielder Corey Coles and minor league pitcher Ryan Meyers on January 5, 2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife,Windy; Daughters, Suil Anyelina (2/15/05) and Briana Valentina
(1/29/08)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

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ANGEL’S BESTS
• Set career highs in practically every offensive category: games, starts (139),
at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, stolen bases and walks.
HITS, GAME
• Finished second in the National League with 37 stolen bases...Became the 4 hits
first Mets’ outfielder to steal 30 bases since the 1999 season (Roger 4 times, last, 8/24/10 vs. Florida
Cedeno-66 steals, Rickey Henderson-37 steals).
HOME RUNS, GAME
• Was one of two players in the major leagues this season to have at least 30 2 home runs
doubles, 10 home runs, 60 RBI and 30 stolen bases...The other player was 2 times, last, 8/23/09 vs. Philadelphia
Tampa Bay’s Carl Crawford (30 doubles,19 home runs,90 RBI,47 stolen bases). MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
• Finished seventh in the NL with a .339 batting average with men in scoring 2 multi-home run games
position, was tied for third with 10 outfield assists and tied for eighth with a 2, two home run games
.320 batting average at home.
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
• Made 139 starts in the outfield (88 games in centerfield, 29 games in 2 leadoff home runs
last, 8/23/09 vs. Philadelphia
rightfield and 22 games in leftfield).
• For the season, he had 30 games with two hits, 15 games with three hits and (Pedro Martinez)
tied his career-high with two, four-hit games: June 22 vs. Detroit and August INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
2 inside-the-park home runs
24 vs. Florida.
last, 5/19/10 at Washington
• Hit .300 (131-437) vs. righthanded pitching and .261 (37-142) vs. lefthanded
(Livan Hernandez)
pitching.
• Hit over .300 in three separate months: May (.333), June (.308) and July WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
(.337).
• Scored the winning run in the 20th inning in the Mets’ 2-1 victory in St. Louis PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
on April 17...It marked the first time in franchise history that NewYork had None
scored a run in the 20th inning or later.
RBI, GAME
• On May 19 at Washington he hit an inside-the-park home run (fourth inning 5 RBI
against Livan Hernandez) and started a triple play....Became the first player 8/1/09 vs.Arizona
to accomplish each of those feats in the same game since Phillies shortstop STOLEN BASES, GAME
Ted Kazinski did so against the Giants at the Polo Grounds on September 2 stolen bases
25, 1955...Pagan caught Cristian Guzman’s sinking line drive, threw to catcher 7 times, last, 8/13/10 vs. Philadelphia
Henry Blanco who threw to shortstop Jose Reyes to double off Hernandez HITTING STREAK
at second base...Reyes then threw to Ike Davis to catch Nyjer Morgan at first 10 games
base and complete the triple play.
2 times, last, 6/11/10-6/22/10
• On August 1, Carlos Beltran, Jesus Feliciano and Pagan, all natives of Puerto GRAND SLAMS
Rico, appeared in the outfield at the same time...According to the Baseball 1 grand slam
Hall of Fame, it marked only the seventh time an All Puerto Rican outfield 8/1/09 vs.Arizona (Clay Zavada)
played together in the same game...The last time was June 6, 1981 when the
Cubs had Carlos Lezcano, Jerry Morales and Hector Cruz.
• Jose Reyes (30 steals) and Pagan became the fourth set of teammates to steal 30 or more bases in the same year...The
last time it happened was 2007 (Reyes and David Wright).
• For the year, had 21 multiple RBI games: 17 contests with two RBI, three with three RBI and one with four RBI, June 22
vs. Detroit.
• Had a season best 10-game hitting streak from June 11-June 22...Hit .386 (17-44) during that span.
• Collected six-game winning RBI for the year.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

ANGEL PAGAN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
ANGEL PAGAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

ANGEL PAGAN ...............................................................................................................................................................................

2009

• Finished fourth in the major leagues with 11 triples...All 11 of his triples came after July 11.
• Made 59 starts in centerfield, 17 starts in leftfield and five in rightfield.
• Had a 19-game home hitting streak from August 3-September 18...Hit .370 (30-81) over this stretch...The 19 games
was the longest home hitting streak in the National League in 2009, and the second longest in franchise history behind
Edgardo Alfonzo’s 22-game home streak from May 16-July 6, 1997.
• Hit .333 (59-177) with 27 runs scored, 14 doubles, six triples, five home runs and 23 RBI in 43 games at Citi Field...Batted
safely in 35 of 43 games.
• Underwent surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery on March 11 to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.
• Appeared in three games with Buffalo as part of his major league rehabilitation assignment...Hit .286 (4-14) with two
runs scored, two triples and two RBI from May 12-May 15.
• His contract was selected on May 16 from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
• Went 4-6 with a run scored and a double on May 18 at Los Angeles (NL)...The four hits were a career-high...Matched
the four-hit effort on October 4 vs. Houston.
• Left the game on May 31 vs. Florida with right groin discomfort...Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 1 with a
strain of his right groin.
• Hit .417 (5-12) with four runsscored, two doubles, three RBI and two stolen bases in four games with St. Lucie (A) of
the Florida State League as part of his rehabilitation assignment from July 6-July 9.
• Activated from the 15-Day Disabled List on July 10.
• Tied his career-high with two stolen bases on July 11 vs. Cincinnati...Also stole two bases on April 23, 2008 at
Washington.
• Connected on his first home run of the season with his first career grand slam on August 1 vs.Arizona...The grand slam
off of Clay Zavada gave the Mets a 9-5 lead heading into the ninth inning...It was his first home run since July 15, 2007
with Chicago vs. Houston.
• Established a career-high five RBI on August 1 vs. Arizona...Had previously driven in three runs on three separate
occasions, most recently on June 25, 2007...Became only the third player in the major leagues during the 2009 season
to drive in five or more while batting leadoff, joining Jimmy Rollins and Andrew McCutchen...Only three other Mets
players have had a five-RBI game while batting leadoff, Jim Hickman (1963), Ron Hunt (1966) and Gregg Jefferies
(1989).
• Hit his second home run of the season on August 5 vs. St. Louis...Went 14 at-bats between his first and second home
runs...Had a 254 at-bat drought before his first home run of the 2009 season, dating to July 15, 2007.
• His single on August 6 gave him 43 hits on the season which established a career-high for the outfielder...Had 42 in 170
at-bats with the Cubs in 2006.
• Set a career-high with a 10-game hitting streak (.302, 13-43) from August 14-August 25...Had an eight-game hitting streak
from July 18-July 26...Tied his career-high with a 10-game hitting streak from August 30-September 10...Hit .435 (20-46)
with five runs scored, four doubles, and two triples.
• Connected on his first career inside-the-park home run, and the second leadoff home run of his career, in the bottom
of the first inning on August 23 vs. Philadelphia off Pedro Martinez...Pagan also led off the game on August 14 vs. San
Francisco with a home run...Added another home run in the third inning to give him the second multi-home run game
of his career...Also hit a pair of home runs on July 2, 2006 with the Cubs vs. the White Sox...Became the first Mets player
since Tim Bogar on August 14, 1993 at Philadelphia to have an inside-the-park home run as part of a multi-home run
game on August 23.
• Went 4-4 with two doubles and a triple on the final game of the season, October 4 vs. Houston...The three extra-base
hits in a game tied Jose Reyes for the most extra-base hits in a single game in 2009.
• Had 11 multi-hit games (one, four-hit game, seven, two-hit games and three, three-hit games) in the last 23 starts...Had
19 multi-hit games in his last 37 starts.
• Collected at least one hit in 34 of his last 45 games and batted .323 (60-186) in those contests.
• For his career vs. the American League, he has a .317 (13-41) batting average in 17 games.

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2008

• On July 29, had his torn left labrum repaired by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special
Surgery.
• Injured his left shoulder while diving into the stands for a foul ball on May 7 at Los Angeles.
• Made two pinch-hitting appearances after that, on May 11 vs. Cincinnati and May 12 vs.Washington.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 13 with the shoulder injury.
• Had at least one run scored and had one RBI in each of his first four games with the Mets...Became the first Mets player
to drive in a run and score a run in each of his first four games for the team...The previous record was a three-game
streak by Bernard Gilkey in 1996...The last major league player to score and drive in a run in each of his first four games
was Tony Gonzalez, a mid-season acquisition for the 1969 Braves.
• Hit .343 (12-35) with four runs scored and four RBI during his first homestand from April 8-April 17th.
• Made 20 starts in leftfield, two starts in centerfield (April 17 vs.Washington and May 6 at Los Angeles) and one start
in rightfield (April 22 at Chicago).

2007

• Matched his then career-high with three hits, May 18 vs. Chicago (AL)...Also had three hits on June 21 at Texas...It was
his third career three-hit game.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 8 with colitis and missed the remainder of the year.
• Made his major league debut on April 3 at Cincinnati, collecting his first career hit and RBI in his first career at-bat off
Aaron Harang in the contest.
• Strained his left hamstring on April 15 at Pittsburgh while running down the first base line...The injury landed him on
the 15-Day Disabled List from April 16-June 30.
• Celebrated his birthday by registering his first two career home runs, July 2 vs. Chicago (AL), both off reliever Cliff Politte.
• Stole home on July 29 vs. St. Louis.

ANGEL PAGAN

2006

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................ANGEL PAGAN

2004

2003

• Finished fourth in the Florida State League in stolen bases.

2002

• Named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team.

2001

• Led the New York-Penn League in stolen bases.

BACKGROUND

• Angel Pagan Figueroa graduated from Republica de Colombia High School in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico in 1999...Played
baseball, volleyball, and basketball...Named Athlete of the Year his senior year.
• Played in the Pony League World Series in North Carolina two consecutive years, 1998-1999.
• Played at Indian River Community College in Ft. Pierce, FL in 1999 before signing with the Mets.
• A member of the Puerto Rican national team at the pre-Olympic tournament in Panama in 2003.
• Enjoys spear fishing for barracuda.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS





Selected by the New York Mets in the fourth round of the June 1999 Free Agent Draft.
Acquired by the Chicago Cubs in exchange for cash considerations on January 25, 2006.
On the 60-Day Disabled List, April 16-June 30, 2006, with a left hamstring tear.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 8-November 11, 2007, with colitis.
Acquired by the New York Mets, in exchange for minor league righthanded pitcher Ryan Meyers and minor league
outfielder Corey Coles, on January 5, 2008.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, May 13, 2008-end of the season, with a torn labrum in his left shoulder...Was
transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on August 3, 2008.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, April 5-May 16, 2009, with a bone spur in his right elbow.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 1-July 10, 2009, with a strained right groin.

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• Named the Sterling Award recipient, emblematic of the team's MVP, at Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• Also named to the Eastern League All-Star team.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MANNTY ACOSTA
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

ANGEL PAGAN ...............................................................................................................................................................................

YEAR TEAM
2000 Kingsport (R)
2001 Columbia (A)
Brooklyn (A)
2002 Columbia (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2003 St. Lucie (A)
2004 Binghamton (AA)
Norfolk (AAA)
2005 Norfolk (AAA)
2006 CHICAGO (NL)
Mesa (R)#
Iowa (AAA)#
2007 Iowa (AAA)
CHICAGO (NL)
2008 METS
GC Mets (R)#
Brooklyn (A)#
St. Lucie (A)#
2009 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
St. Lucie (A)#
2010 METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.361
.298
.315
.279
.343
.249
.287
.289
.271
.247
.111
.267
.250
.264
.275
.600
.308
.000
.286
.306
.417
.290
.281

G AB
R
19
72 13
15
57
4
62 238 46
108 458 79
16
67 12
113 441 64
112 449 71
12
45 13
129 516 69
77 170 28
3
9
1
4
15
2
33 116 18
71 148 21
31
91 12
2
5
1
4
13
0
1
4
1
3
14
2
88 343 54
4
12
4
151 579 80
640 2531 400

H 2B 3B
26
5
1
17
1
1
75 10
2
128 14
5
23
2
1
110 15
5
129 25
8
13
3
3
140 20 10
42
6
2
1
0
0
4
1
0
29
4
3
39 10
2
25
7
1
3
1
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
2
105 22 11
5
2
0
168 31
7
711 103 41

Major League Totals

.285 418 1331 195 379

76

23

HR RBI SH SF
0
8 0
0
0
5 1
0
0
15 3
1
1
36 4
3
1
7 1
0
1
33 11
1
4
63 4
5
0
1 0
0
8
40 9
4
5
18 1
1
0
0 0
0
0
0 0
0
3
9 1
0
4
21 1
2
0
13 1
2
0
0 1
0
0
1 0
0
0
0 0
0
0
2 0
0
6
32 5
3
0
3 0
0
11
69 6
3
18 223 35 14
26

153 14

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* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
OF 371

14

PO
756

A
17

E
9

PCT.
.988

TC
782

DP
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HB BB SO SB
0
6
8
6
0
6
5
3
7 22 30 *30
0 32 87 52
0
7
9 10
2 35 80 35
1 42 96 29
0
4
8
4
1 49 111 27
0 15 28
4
0
2
3
1
0
1
4
1
0 10 20
6
0 10 32
4
0 11 18
4
0
0
0
2
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
3
0
0 25 56 14
0
4
2
2
1 44 97 37
11 222 466 211
1 105 231

CS
1
2
18
21
2
15
5
1
15
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
9
81

63 19

SLG
.458
.351
.374
.338
.448
.313
.405
.489
.395
.394
.111
.333
.414
.439
.374
.800
.308
.000
.571
.487
.583
.425
.375

OBP E
.410 2
.365 1
.388 4
.325 9
.405 0
.307 8
.346 2
.347 0
.333 9
.306 1
.273 0
.313 1
.310 1
.306 0
.346 1
.600 0
.357 0
.200 0
.286 0
.350 2
.563 0
.340 5
.340 35

.435 .335

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HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 200

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Salisbury, NC

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

39

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: September 8, 1984
RESIDES: Salisbury, NC

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 1 Year, 132 Days
SIGNED BY: Marlin McPhail
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the ninth round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

WIN STREAK
2 games
5/8/09-5/14/09
LOSS STREAK
4 games
2 times, last, 8/19/09-9/10/09
STRIKEOUTS GAME
7 strikeouts
2 times, last, 9/4/09 vs. Chicago (NL)
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
7.0 innings
9/4/09 vs. Chicago (NL)
LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
3.0 innings
8/5/09 vs. St. Louis
MOST WALKS, GAME
5 walks
9/10/09 vs. Florida
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
None
SCORELESS STREAK
10.1 innings
7/3/09-7/30/09

• Was second on the team and sixth among major league rookies with 16
holds...Was also tied for ninth in the majors among rookies with 68 LAST COMPLETE GAME
None
appearances.
• Finished eighth among all National League rookies and was second among LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
NL rookie relievers behind San Diego’s Luke Gregerson (93) with 74 None
strikeouts.
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
• His 68 appearances were the most ever by a Mets rookie pitcher...Doug None
Sisk pitched in 67 games in 1983.
• Is the only pitcher in franchise history to appear in 60 or more games overall
in one season and make more than four starts that same year...Became the first major league pitcher since Jose Jimenez
for the 2003 Colorado Rockies to make at least 60 appearances and at least seven starts.
• Also was just the fourth rookie in the modern era to make 60 or more appearances and at least seven starts (Scott
Bailies, Cleveland, 62 games, 10 starts, 1986; Rollie Fingers, Oakland, 60 games, eight starts, 1969; Fergie Jenkins,
Philadelphia and Chicago (NL), 61 games, 12 starts, 1966).
• Went 3-3 with a 3.46 ERA (20 earned runs/52.0 innings pitched) in 60 games in relief and 1-5 with a 7.93 ERA (32
earned runs/36.1 innings pitched) in eight starts...Pitched out of the bullpen from the beginning of the season until he
made his first start on August 8 at San Diego...Made eight starts before moving back to the pen on September 21.
• Pitched 1.0 scoreless inning on September 25 at Florida to pick up his fourth win in the Mets 6-5 victory.
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2009

BOBBY’S BESTS
BOBBY PARNELL

• Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League...Recalled
by the Mets on June 22.
• Last pitched on September 18 vs. Atlanta...On September 20, had an MRI
at the Hospital for Special Surgery...The MRI revealed an inflamed plica of the
right elbow and he did not pitch the remainder of the season.
• Went 15 games (13.2 innings) without allowing an earned run from August
11-September 8.
• Over his last 19 games, he fashioned a 1.17 ERA (two earned runs/15.1
innings).
• Earned his second hold of the season June 30 at Florida, allowing one run
over 1.2 innings.
• Put together a 10-inning scoreless streak (11 games) from July 4-July 24.
• On August 18 at Houston his fifth pitch to Chris Johnson (strike three) was
clocked at 102.5 miles per hour by Major League Baseball’s Pitch Fx...At the
time, it was the fastest pitch in the majors...Also threw a pitch to Jason Castro
that the system registered at 102.0 miles per hour.
• Worked a season-high 2.0 innings twice: July 24 at Los Angeles and August
18 at Houston.
• Lost his only decision of the year, August 6 at Philadelphia.
• At Buffalo he went a season-high 3.0 innings vs. Rochester on April 22.
• Went 2.0 or more innings in 13 other games.
• Struck out a season-best four in 2.0 innings vs.Toledo on May 28.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

BOBBY PARNELL

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
BOBBY PARNELL
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

BOBBY PARNELL .............................................................................................................................................................................

• Tossed a career-high 7.0 shutout innings, September 4 vs. Chicago (NL)...Tied his career-high with seven strikeouts...
Received a no-decision in the Mets 6-2 victory.
• Allowed a career-worst in runs (nine) and hits (nine) during his start on August 19 vs. Atlanta...Suffered the loss in the
15-2 defeat.
• Fired 3.0 shutout innings to earn his first major league save on August 5 vs. St. Louis in the 9-0 win...Also collected a
single off Brad Thompson in his first career plate appearance.
• Went 2.1 innings and threw 68 pitches in his first major league start on August 8 at San Diego...Allowed four hits and
two runs in the 3-1 loss.
• Did not allow a run over a career-high 10.1 innings for the entire month of July (12 games)...Allowed only five hits with
nine strikeouts.
• Pitched to a 1.69 ERA (three earned runs/16.0 innings pitched) with 16 strikeouts from April 23-June 9.
• Was 2-0 with a 2.11 ERA (five earned runs/21.1 innings pitched) in 25 games in April and May.
• Earned his first major league win on May 8 vs. Pittsburgh with 1.0 scoreless inning of work in New York’s 7-3
victory...Earned his second win on May 14th at San Francisco with 1.0 inning of work in New York’s 7-4 triumph.

2008

• Made his major league debut with a 1-2-3 inning on September 15 at Washington...His contract was selected from New
Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League on September 1.
• Worked a career-high 2.0 innings on September 22 vs. Chicago (NL).
• Retired the first five batters he faced in the majors over two outings...Struck out Atlanta’s Brandon Jones on September
20 for his first major league strikeout.
• Named to the mid-season Eastern League All-Star team.

2005

• Led the New York-Penn League in ERA.
• Was the starting pitcher for the National League affiliates in the inaugural New York-Penn League All-Star Game at
KeySpan Park in Brooklyn, NY.

BACKGROUND




Robert Allen (Bobby) Parnell graduated from East Rowan High School (NC) in 2002.
Played goalie on the high school soccer team for four years...Also was a free safety on the football team for two years.
Attended Charleston Southern University where he majored in Criminal Justice.
Works with the Boys & Girls Club of Salisbury, NC during the off-season, offering baseball instruction.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the ninth round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

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YEAR TEAM
2005 Brooklyn (A)
2006 Hagerstown (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2007 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2008 Binghamton (AA)
New Orleans (AAA)
METS
2009 METS
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

W-L ERA
G
2-3 *1.73 15
5-10 4.04 18
0-1 9.26
3
3-3 3.25 12
5-5 4.77 17
10-6 4.30 24
2-2 6.64
5
0-0 5.40
6
4-8 5.30 68
1-1 4.14 24
0-1 2.83 41
28-30 3.93 117

Major League Totals

4-9

4.63 115

GS CG SHO
14 0
0
18 1
0
3 0
0
12 0
0
17 0
0
24 0
0
4 0
0
0 0
0
8 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
91 1
0
8

0

0

H
0
1

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

SV
IP
0 73.0
0 93.2
0 11.2
0 55.1
0 88.2
0 127.2
0 20.1
0
5.0
1 88.1
4 41.1
0 35.0
4 508.67

H
48
84
16
56
98
126
25
3
101
36
41
482

R
20
50
13
22
54
66
16
3
56
22
13
254

ER
14
42
12
20
47
61
15
3
52
19
11
222

1 128.1

145

72

66

HB
0
0

BB
0
0

HR HB
1 4
7 6
3 0
0 4
9 4
14 6
0 0
0 0
8 4
3 1
1 0
35 25
9

4

BB
29
40
9
22
38
57
9
2
46
17
8
218
56

SO WP BK
67 3 0
84 12 0
13 2 0
62 3 1
74 3 0
91 9 0
23 1 0
3 1 0
74 6 1
42 1 0
33 0 0
452 34 1
110

7

1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..............................................................................................................................................................................BOBBY PARNELL

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
AVG
G
.000 41
.111 115

AB
1
9

R
0
1

HR RBI SH SF
0
0 0
0
0
0 4
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 .000 .000
3
0 0 .111 .111

E
0
0

BOBBY PARNELL

YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—1, August 5, 2009 vs. St. Louis
MOST RBI, GAME—None

CAREER FIELDING
PO
7

A
23

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
30

DP
0

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P
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CATCHER

RONNY PAULINO

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 250

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Santo Domingo, DR

BATS: Right

9

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: April 21, 1981
RESIDES: Santo Domingo, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 4 years, 112 days
SIGNED BY: Pablo Cruz (Pittsburgh)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on December 9, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Daughter, Rochelle (1/18/05); Son, Ronny Jr. (3/6/07)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Appeared in 91 games with the Florida Marlins before being placed on the
Restricted List on August 20 and missed the remainder of the season...Will
miss the first eight games of 2011 while serving the remainder of a 50-game
suspension.
• Made 84 starts with a catcher’s ERA of 4.00 (329 earned runs/740.1 innings).
• Began the season splitting time behind the plate with John Baker, starting
nine games in the month of April...From May 1-August 19, started 75 of the
club’s 97 games, including 24 straight from June 5-July 3.
• Tallied a season-high three hits on May 23 at Chicago (AL)...Equaled the
mark on May 31 vs. Milwaukee, June 18 vs.Tampa Bay and June 30 vs. New
York (AL).
• Used as a pinch hitter seven times, collecting four hits (.571) with six RBI.
• Drove in a season-high three runs on April 17 at Philadelphia.
• Knocked in game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning against the Mets
on April 7 with a single to centerfield to score Wes Helms...Tied the game
with a two-run, ninth-inning pinch-hit double April 10 vs. Los Angeles (NL).
• On July 22, he drove in Emilio Bonifacio in the bottom of the ninth inning to
give the Marlins their third walkoff win in a stretch of five games.
• Since 2005, he owns the seventh-highest average in the majors against
lefthanded pitching, batting .338 (164-485), tops among all major league
catchers in that span.

2009

RONNY’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
two times, last, 6/14/09 Florida at
Toronto
HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home runs
6/14/09 Florida at Toronto
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
1 multi-home run game
6/14/09 Florida at Toronto
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
1 pinch-hit home run
8/1/09 Florida vs. Chicago (NL)
(Kevin Gregg)

• Spent his first season with Florida after joining the club following a March 27 4 RBI
trade with San Francisco...Was traded twice that day, and three times that 2 times, 9/15/07, Pittsburgh at Houston
off-season...Was sent to Philadelphia on December 10, 2008 and then to
STOLEN BASES, GAME
the Giants on March 27.
1 stolen base
• Appeared in 80 games, making 63 starts behind the plate.
4 times, last, 6/11/10 Florida at Tampa Bay
• Hit his first career triple on April 7 vs.Washington.
HITTING STREAK
• Ranked sixth among all major league catchers with a .311 (33-106) average 9 games
5/7/06-5/18/06
after the All-Star break.
• Hit first career pinch-hit home run August 1 against Chicago (NL) off Kevin GRAND SLAMS
Gregg.
1 grand slam
• Tied a career high with three runs scored July 17 vs. Philadelphia...Matched 8/1/07, Pittsburgh vs. St. Louis
the total on June 14 at Toronto...Had previously tallied three runs on (Braden Looper)
September 3, 2007 at St. Louis and July 3, 2006 at New York (NL).
• Hit two home runs June 14 in Toronto to mark the first multi-home run game of his career...His four hits that day tied
a career high (also done May 26, 2006 vs. Houston).
• Caught 19-50 potential base-stealers (27.5%) and picked off one runner (September 30 at Atlanta)...Marked his first
pickoff since September 29, 2007 vs. St. Louis and was the fifth pick off of his career.

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2008

• Made his second consecutive Opening Day roster with Pittsburgh in 2008.
• Missed the majority of the season due to a right ankle sprain, appearing in only 40 major league games...Optioned to
Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League on June 6 after Ryan Doumit was reinstated from the Disabled List.
• Placed on seven-day Disabled List on June 22 (retro to June 18) with a right ankle sprain...Reinstated from DL on
August 8.

2007

• Made first Opening Day roster and made a career-high 133 appearances for Pittsburgh.
• Batted .296 after the All-Star break, leading all NL catchers and ranking second among all major league catchers (Jorge
Posada - .355).
• Batted .407 (44-108) vs. lefthanders, the third-highest average in baseball (Ryan Braun, .450; Magglio Ordonez, .410).
• Connected on his first career grand slam (off Braden Looper) and tied a career-high with four RBI on August 1.

2006

RONNY PAULINO

• Began the season with Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League before being recalled on April 16.
• Finished second in average among NL rookies (.310), only 26 points behind Luke Scott (.336).
• Among NL rookies, finished eighth in hits, sixth
in on-base percentage and tied for sixth in
METS ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM LEADERS
multi-hit games (38).
1. Mike Piazza..........................................6
• Became the second rookie catcher since 1969
2. Howard Johnson................................5
to play at least 100 games behind the plate
3. Kevin McReynolds ............................5
and bat .310 or better (Mike Piazza, Los
4. John Milner ........................................5
Angles-NL in 1993).
5. Robin Ventura ....................................5
• Notched first career home run on May 9 vs.
Arizona (Miguel Bautista).
• Hit a home run in three consecutive games from August 4-August 6.
• Threw out 24 of 76 potential base-stealers (32%).
• Made his major league debut on September 25 at Los Angeles (NL), recording his first career hit on October 2 vs.
Milwaukee...Recalled by the Pirates on September 16.
• Spent most of the season with Indianapolis (AAA) of the International League...Compiled a 16-game hit streak from
June 7-June 24.
• Reached base safely in 42 consecutive games from June 6-July 27, the second longest streak in the International League.
• Hit a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of Game Five in the first round of the playoffs to lead
Indianapolis to the IL Championship.

2004

• Named to the Eastern League Postseason All-Star team while playing for Altoona (AA).
• Reached base safely in a franchise-record 33 straight games, July 12-September 5.

2002

• With Lynchburg (A) in, earned Carolina League midseason and postseason All-Star honors.

1998

• Made his professional debut with the DSL Pirates (R) of the Dominican Summer League.

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RONNY PAULINO ............................................................................................................................................................................

BACKGROUND

• Ronny Loenel Paulino graduated from Escuela High School in Santo Domingo in 1996.
• Is an avid fisherman.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS






Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as a non-drafted free agent on December 29, 1997.
Selected by the Kansas City Royals in RuleV draft on December 16, 2002...Returned to the Pirates on March 13, 2003.
Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for catcher Jason Jaramillo on December 10, 2008.
Traded to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for lefthanded pitcher Jack Taschner on March 27, 2009.
Traded to the Florida Marlins in exchange for righthanded pitcher Hector Correa on March 27, 2009.
Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on December 9, 2010.

YEAR
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

TEAM
DSL Pirates (R)
GCL Pirates (R)
Hickory (A)
Lynchburg (A)
Lynchburg (A)
Altoona (AA)
Lynchburg (A)
2004 Altoona (AA)
2005 Altoona (AA)
Indianapolis (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2006 Indianapolis (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2007 PITTSBURGH (NL)
2008 GCL Pirates (R)#
Indianapolis (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2009 FLORIDA (NL)
2010 FLORIDA (NL)
Minor League Totals

AVG
.235
.253
.289
.290
.262
.226
.235
.285
.292
.315
.500
.241
.310
.263
.286
.306
.212
.272
.259
.277

G AB
R
53 170 18
29
83
6
88 301 38
103 352 30
119 442 63
46 159 19
23
81
8
99 369 54
43 168 24
77 273 49
2
4
1
8
29
2
129 442 37
133 457 56
8
28
3
30 111 16
40 118
8
80 239 24
91 316 31
726 2566 330

H 2B 3B
40
5
0
21
2
4
87 16
2
102 16
1
116 26
2
36
6
1
19
3
0
105 23
2
49
6
0
86 18
2
2
0
0
7
3
0
137 19
0
120 25
0
8
1
0
34 13
1
25
5
0
65 10
1
82 18
0
710 138 15

Major League Totals

.273 475 1576 157 431

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1

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB SO SB CS
4
26 0
1
4 17 27
6 4
1
13 1
2
1
8 19
1 2
6
39 0
1
4 27 71
3 2
6
51 3
7
2 36 76
4 1
12
55 2
4
1 39 87
2 1
6
19 3
1
1 12 35
0 2
1
12 0
1
1
8
8
1 0
15
60 1
3
3 32 62
3 2
6
20 1
0
0 15 30
3 0
13
42 1
2
0 26 48
3 0
0
0 0
0
0
1
0
0 0
0
4 0
0
0
3
8
1 0
6
55 1
2
2 34 79
0 0
11
55 0
2
2 33 79
2 2
1
6 0
0
0
2
3
0 0
4
18 0
2
0 13 31
0 2
2
18 0
1
0 11 24
0 0
8
27 1
1
0 25 48
1 0
4
37 0
3
0 25 51
1 0
75 365 12 24 17 238 505 27 16

SLG
.335
.410
.415
.392
.412
.390
.309
.480
.435
.538
.500
.345
.394
.389
.429
.550
.305
.423
.354
.430

31

.383 .328 28

192

2

9

4 129 281

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
P
C

G
449

PO
2946

A
239

E
28

PCT
.991

TC
3213

DP
20

PB
27

METS ALL-TIME GRAND SLAM LEADERS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

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Mike Piazza..........................................6
Howard Johnson................................5
Kevin McReynolds ............................5
John Milner ........................................5
Robin Ventura ....................................5

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2

OBP
.318
.319
.354
.353
.321
.283
.308
.344
.350
.372
.600
.313
.360
.314
.333
.373
.277
.340
.311
.339

E
X
5
9
4
18
4
2
10
3
5
0
0
11
7
0
1
2
2
6
61

HEIGHT: 6-7

WEIGHT: 249

OPENING DAY AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Wright Patterson AFB, OH

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

34

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: January 14, 1984
RESIDES: Wichita, KS

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 3 Years, 122 Days
SIGNED BY: Larry Chase
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the first round (ninth pick overall) of the 2005 FirstYear Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Wife, Angela; Son, Chase Michael (8/6/09); Daughter, Madison Caroline
(2/4/11)

CAREER HONORS Was the National League Player of the Week (July 7-July 13, 2008).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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2010

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• Set career-bests in wins, ERA, starts, innings, strikeouts and opponents
MIKE’S BESTS
average against (.275).
WIN STREAK
• Made 34 appearances, 33 starts to become the first Mets starter to make 7 games
at least 30 starts in three consecutive seasons since Tom Glavine went five 6/16/08-7/25/08
consecutive seasons from 2003-2007.
LOSS STREAK
• Became the 10th righthander in franchise history to win at least 15 games 8 games
in a season and the first since John Maine in 2007, when he beat the Pirates, 7/23/06-7/6/07
6-2, on September 16 at Citi Field.
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
• Went 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA (39 earned runs/124.0 innings) in 19 starts at 8 strikeouts
Citi Field...He is the third Mets pitcher over the past 20 seasons to win 10 2 times, last, 6/1/10 at San Diego
home starts in one year (Rick Reed, 1998, 10-4 and Mike Hampton, 2000, LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
11-4).
9.0 innings
• Went 8-1 with a 2.23 ERA in his first 12 starts...Since 1991, only two other 3 times, last, 6/8/10 vs. San Diego
Mets pitchers won eight of their first 12 starts while compiling an ERA under LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
2.50 (Bobby Jones in 1997, 10-2, 2.22 ERA; Johan Santana in 2009, 8-3, 2.39 2.0 innings
ERA).
9/11/07 vs.Atlanta
• Following a Mets loss in 2010, he went 10-3 with a 2.55 ERA (30 earned MOST WALKS, GAME
runs/106.0 innings) in 16 starts...The team went 12-4 in such games and he 5 walks
went at least 7.0 innings in 10 of these starts.
6 times, last, 5/27/10 vs. Philadelphia
• Threw 26 ground ball double plays this season, tied for fifth most in the FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
majors and tied for the second most in the National League.
0 walks
• Became the first National League pitcher since 1900 to allow more than 50 8/25/08 vs. Houston
baserunners (walks, hits, hit batsmen) while recording fewer than 50 outs SCORELESS STREAK
over a four-start span (June 30-July 19).
27.0 innings
• Earned his first professional save working a scoreless 20th inning on April 17 4/9/10-5/1/10
at St. Louis...The last Mets full-time starter to earn a save was Dwight LAST COMPLETE GAME
Gooden on September 19, 1989 when he pitched 4.0 innings in a 5-2 win 8/25/08 vs. Houston (Won, 9-1)
at Wrigley Field against the Cubs...It was also the first save by a Mets pitcher
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
in 2010.
None
• Was the winning pitcher on April 20 vs. Chicago (NL)...He became the
second pitcher in major league history to record three wins and a save in FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
his first four games of the season...Bill Singer did it for the Dodgers in 1969. 3 hits
8/20/08 vs.Atlanta (Won, 6-3)
• Finished April with a 0.69 ERA (two earned runs/26.0 innings) to lead the
majors...That mark also tied a franchise record first set by Nolan Ryan in
1970 for the lowest ERA during March/April.
• Tossed a career-best 27.0-inning scoreless streak that ended in the fourth inning of his start on May 1 at
Philadelphia...The streak dated to the third inning of the righthander’s start on April 9...The 27.0-inning streak was the
longest stretch of Pelfrey’s career and the longest by a Mets pitcher since Mark Guthrie had 27.0 consecutive innings
in 2002...It also was tied for the fourth longest streak in the majors in 2010.

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• Became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to win nine or more games in his first 10 decisions (9-1) with his victory
on June 13 at Baltimore...Joined Terry Leach (10-0) in 1987, David Cone and Dwight Gooden (both 9-1) in 1988 and
Al Leiter (9-1) in 2000.
• Won a season-high five straight games from May 17-June 13...It was also the second longest stretch of his career, trailing
only his seven-game winning streak from June 16-July 25, 2008...Over his 2010 streak, a span of six games, he compiled
a 1.65 ERA (eight earned runs/43.2 innings) and allowed just 34 hits, one home run and 14 walks, while striking out
28...He beat the two teams from the 2009 World Series (NewYork, May 22; Philadelphia, May 27) in consecutive starts
during the winning streak.
• Went 9.0 innings on June 8 vs. San Diego to tie his career high...Received a no-decision in the Mets 2-1 win.
• In 11 starts from June 8-August 4, he allowed 16 first-inning runs, including at least one run in 10 of them, after
surrendering just one run total in the first inning through his first 11 starts.
• Allowed a career-worst 12 hits, two times (June 30 and July 10) over a four-start stretch from June 30-July 19.
• From June 30-August 4, he threw a total of 30.0 innings over a span of seven games...That was the fewest number of
innings among all major league pitchers who made that many starts in that time frame...Pittsburgh’s Ross Ohlendorf
was next to last with 33.0 innings.
• His 10.02 ERA in July was the highest in the month for pitchers with at least 20.0 July innings.
• From August 4-August 27, he went 3-1 with a 1.20 ERA (four earned runs/30.0 innings) in four starts...Allowed 22 hits
and five walks, while striking out 14...Threw 122, 113, 119 and a career high 124 pitches in those four starts.
• Pitched to a 2.27 ERA (nine earned runs/35.2 innings) and went 2-0 over his final five starts of the season from
September11-October 3...Went at least 7.0 innings in all five of the starts.

2009

• Started the first ever regular season game at Citi Field...His first pitch was a called strike to San Diego’s Jody Gerut at
7:11 p.m and allowed a solo home run to Gerut later in that at-bat...Went 5.0 innings and allowed eight hits, five runs,
earned, and two walks with three strikeouts and received a no-decision in a 6-5 loss.
• In his start on May 7, a 7-5 win vs. Philadelphia, he went a then season-best 7.0 innings, allowing eight hits, three runs,
earned, with one walk to improve to 4-0...The last Mets pitcher to win his first four or more decisions as a starting
pitcher was John Maine, who started 5-0 in seven starts in 2007.
• Became the first pitcher since Al Leiter on April 23, 1994 to balk three times in a game when he did so on May 17 at
San Francisco...It also was just the third time in franchise history that it happened (Don Rowe, April 27, 1963 at
Pittsburgh)...The major league record is five by Milwaukee’s Bob Shaw on May 4, 1963.
• Pitched at least 7.0 innings in four of his five starts from May 7-May 29 and was 1-1 with a 2.60 ERA (10 earned
runs/34.2 innings pitched) during that stretch.
• Finished May 2-1 with a 2.93 ERA (13 runs/40.0 innings
pitched)...Allowed 38 hits and 10 walks.
• Allowed a career-high nine runs on June 4 at Pittsburgh...
Suffered his second loss of the season and lasted 3.2 innings.
• Went 6.0 innings and allowed two earned runs against
Philadelphia at home on June 10...Collected the second extra-base
hit of his career with a leadoff double in the third inning...His only other
extra-base hit was on September 24, 2007 vs. Washington...He also
added an RBI single in the fourth to set his career high with two hits.
• From May 7-June 10 he went 1-0 with a 2.60 ERA (eight earned
runs/27.2 innings pitched) in four home starts...Allowed 25 hits, two
home runs, and just four walks, while striking out 11 and went at least
7.0 innings in three of those starts.
• Excluding his start on June 4 at Pittsburgh, he went 2-1 with a 2.72
ERA (14 earned runs/46.1 innings pitched) from May 7-June
21...Struck out 21 while walking 10 and allowing 42 hits...Also he
threw at least 6.0 innings in six of nine starts over that time span,
and allowed two earned runs or less in six of them.
• Tied two season highs on July 1 in a 1-0 win at Milwaukee,
going 7.2 innings and striking out six.
• Went 3.0 innings on July 7 vs. Los Angeles
(NL) to tie the shortest start of his
career...Also went 3.0 innings on April 25,
2007 vs. Colorado, an 11-5 loss.

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2007

• Allowed three earned runs or less in eight of his 13 starts with New York.
• Made two relief appearances...Tossed 1.1 innings on July 13 vs. Cincinnati and hurled 2.0 innings on September 11 vs.
Atlanta.
• Recalled from New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League for a fourth time on September 1...Also was with the
Mets from July 28-July 29, July 1-July 16 and April 13-May 13...Optioned to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on
April 1...Recalled from St. Lucie on April 13.
• Collected his first career hit, a single in the fifth inning off Kyle Kendrick, in his start at Philadelphia on July 1.
• Made his season debut in a start on April 13 against the Nationals at Shea...Lasted 5.2 innings, permitting six hits, two
runs, earned, with four walks and two strikeouts...Did not factor in the decision as the Mets defeated Washington, 3-2.
• At age 23, he became the youngest Mets pitcher to make an April start since 1996, when 23-year-olds Jason Isringhausen
and Paul Wilson each made five starts.

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• Established career highs in wins, starts, innings pitched, and strikeouts...His 3.72 ERA was also the lowest of his career.
• Finished tied for sixth in the National League with 11 wins from May 31 through the end of the season...Was fifth in
the league with 151.2 innings pitched over this span.
• Tied for second in the major leagues and tied for the National League lead with 29 double plays turned behind him...The
29 twin-killings are a Mets franchise record, breaking the mark of 28 set by Walt Terrell during the 1984 season.
• Held the Nationals hitless through his first 6.0 innings of work, May 15 at Shea Stadium...Aaron Boone led off the top
of the seventh with a single to rightfield to break up his no-hit bid...Went on to throw 7.2 innings, allowing three hits.
• Tied his career-high with five walks on June 22 at Colorado...Also walked five, September 24, 2007 vs.Washington.
• Constructed a career-best 19.0 scoreless inning streak from July 3-July 20.
• Selected the National League Player of the Week for the week of July 7-July 13...Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 10
strikeouts in 15.0 innings of work.
• Was 6-0 with a 2.56 ERA in his six starts from June 16-July 13...The last Mets pitcher to win six consecutive starts was
SteveTrachsel who won seven straight starts from June 6-July 14, 2006...Over 38.2 innings of work, he allowed 11 runs
on 34 hits while walking 13 and striking out 26.
• Tossed the first complete game of his career on August 20 vs.Atlanta...It was the third complete game by a Mets pitcher
in 2008 (Johan Santana-2)...The righthander allowed three runs on three hits while walking three and striking out three
as the Mets defeated the Braves, 6-3.
• Pitched his second consecutive complete game on August 25 vs. Houston, becoming the first Mets pitcher since Rick
Reed to go the distance in back-to-back starts...Reed tossed 9.0 innings on April 5 and April 11, 2001, both starts
against Atlanta, and went 1-1...The last Mets pitcher to toss back-to-back-complete games and collect wins in both games
was Bret Saberhagen, who defeated the Braves and Marlins on June 23 and June 28, 1995.

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• Tied his career-high by allowing nine runs on July 17 at Atlanta...Also gave up nine runs on June 4 at Pittsburgh...Gave
up his first home run to a right-handed hitter in 2009, a span of 179 batters, when Martin Prado went deep in the third
inning...It was the first righthander to hit a home run against Pelfrey since Josh Willingham of the Marlins on September
26, 2008 at Shea.
• Went 7.0 innings and allowed three runs in a 3-1 loss to Washington on July 22...Allowed a home run to a righthanded
batter for the second consecutive turn after not having surrendered one since September 26, 2008, a span of 17 starts.
• Went 6.1 scoreless innings, tying his then season-high with 115 pitches, in a 4-0 win at home against Colorado on July
28...Won his third straight over Colorado and ran his scoreless streak against the Rockies to 20.0 innings, a stretch that
dates to June 22, 2008.
• In his start on August 2 vs. Arizona, struck out the side in order for the first time in his career when he got Stephen
Drew, Gerrardo Parra and Justin Upton to start the game...It was also the first time this season and the third time in
his career (September 1, 2007 at Atlanta and June 27, 2008 at theYankees) he struck out three in one inning...He tied
his season-high with six strikeouts.
• Set a season-low after allowing six baserunners (five hits, one walk) in his start on August 16 vs. San Francisco.
• Beat Philadelphia for the third time in 2009 with 6.0 innings on August 21 at home...Allowed two runs in the 4-2
win...Was the only pitcher in the majors to earn three wins against the Phillies in 2009.
• Went a season-high 8.0 innings in his start on September 6 at home vs. Chicago (NL)...Tied a season-low after allowing
just six base runners (five hits, one walk).
• Tied a career-high allowing three home runs in his start at Philadelphia on September 12...Also surrendered three
home runs on July 20, 2008 at Cincinnati.
• Did not walk a batter in his start on September 18 vs. Washington...It was his second start of the season without a
base-on-balls: June 21 vs.Tampa Bay.

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MIKE PELFREY
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

MIKE PELFREY ................................................................................................................................................................................

2006

• Made his major league debut on July 8 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Marlins at Shea...Picked up
the victory as the Mets defeated Florida, 17-3...Pitched 5.0 innings, permitting five hits, three runs, two earned, with four
walks and three strikeouts on the way to his first big league victory...Became the first Mets starting pitcher to win his
major league debut since Masato Yoshii on April 5, 1998 vs. Pittsburgh in a 7-0 victory.
• The 17 runs scored were the most runs scored by a National League team whose starting pitcher won in his major
league debut in over 100 years...Jack Powell made his major league debut on June 23, 1897 for the Cleveland Spiders,
who defeated Louisville, 18-1.
• The doubleheader featured rookie starting pitchers in both games for the Mets and Marlins...John Maine started Game
One while Jason Johnson and Ricky Nolasco started for Florida...The last time each team started a rookie pitcher in
both games of a doubleheader, regular or day/night, was Toronto at Milwaukee on August 7, 1977...The Blue Jays’ Jerry
Garvin faced the Brewers’ Lary Sorensen in the first game andToronto’s Jim Clancy started against Milwaukee’s Moose
Haas in the second game...The Brewers swept the doubleheader by scores of 6-2 and 7-5.
• The only previous doubleheader in Mets history where all four starters were rookies was on September 28, 1976 vs.
Montreal at Shea...NewYork started Nino Espinosa and Bob Myrick against the Expos’ Joe Keener and Gerald Hannahs...
The Mets won the first game, 5-4, while the Expos won game two, 4-2.
• The last time the Mets started two rookies in a doubleheader was on September 27, 1995 when Robert Person and
Reid Cornelius started a doubleheader against Cincinnati...The last time it occurred without expanded September
rosters was June 7, 1987 against the Pirates at Shea, when John Mitchell and Tom Edens were the rookie starters.
• With his victory on July 18 at Cincinnati, he became the third pitcher in Mets history to start and win in his major league
debut, and collect a victory in his next start...The previous Mets pitchers to do this were Dick Selma in 1965 and Gary
Gentry in 1969.
• Recalled by the Mets for a second time on September 13, but did not make an appearance.
• Was one of four Binghamton players named to the Eastern League All-Star team.

2005

• Went 12-3 with a 1.93 ERA, seven complete games and two shutouts in 19 games for Wichita State University.
• Named MissouriValley Conference Pitcher of theYear as a junior...Also received the honor as a sophomore, becoming
the only pitcher to win that award twice.
• Was named a first-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and was a second-team All-America selection by Sports
Weekly.
• Finished second on the school’s All-Time Strikeout List (366)...Also ranked first in walks per nine innings (1.7), third in
fewest hits per nine innings (6.6), seventh in innings pitched (359.2), ninth in complete games (14) and shutouts (14)
and 10th in winning percentage (.825).
• Broke Darren Dreifort’s record for career ERA (2.18 ERA) at WSU...Dreifort held the old mark with a 2.24 ERA.
• Posted a three-year mark of 33-7 with a 2.18 ERA in 52 games, 51 starts, for the Shockers...In 359.2 innings, he allowed
262 hits, 100 runs, 87 earned, 69 walks and had 366 strikeouts.
• Named to the Athletic Department honor roll for the Fall 2004 semester.

2004

• Was 11-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 16 starts as a sophomore...In 115.1 innings, he notched 125 strikeouts.
• Named MissouriValley Conference Pitcher of theYear...Led the conference in strikeouts (125) and was second in ERA
(2.18).
• Was a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award.
• Earned second-team All-America honors by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, American Baseball Coaches
Association, Sports Weekly and CollegeBaseballInsider.com and was a third-team All-American selection by the National
Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
• Struck out 14 batters on June 4 vs. Missouri.
• Selected to the Athletic Department honor roll for the Fall 2003 semester...Named honorable mention All-Valley
Scholar-Athlete.

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Led the MVC in ERA (2.49) and was second in strikeouts (98) as a freshman.
Went 10-2 in 17 appearances, 16 starts.
Named MissouriValley Conference Freshman of theYear and was a first-team All-MissouriValley Conference honoree.
Earned Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.
Threw a one-hit shutout vs. Indiana State on April 11.
Set a school record for fewest walks per nine innings (1.3).
Posted a 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2002 semester to garner Athletic Department honors.

BACKGROUND

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the New York Mets in the first round (ninth overall pick) in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
W-L
2-1
4-2
2-1
1-0
3-8
3-6
0-0
13-11
10-12
15-9
10-9

ERA
1.64
2.71
5.48
2.25
5.57
4.01
3.00
3.72
5.03
3.66
3.11

G
4
12
4
2
15
14
1
32
31
34
33

Major League Totals

43-41

4.31 116

GS CG SHO
4 0
0
12 0
0
4 0
0
2 0
0
13 0
0
14 0
0
1 0
0
32 2
0
31 0
0
33 0
0
33 0
0
113

2

0

SV
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0

IP
22.0
66.1
21.1
8.0
72.2
74.0
6.0
200.2
184.1
204.0
176.1

H
17
60
25
4
85
74
5
209
213
213
160

R
5
23
14
2
47
35
3
86
112
88
68

ER
4
20
13
2
45
33
2
83
103
83
61

HR HB
1 1
2 4
1 3
1 0
6 9
6 6
1 2
12 13
18 7
12 6
11 13

1 683.0

745

347

327

49

38

BB
2
26
12
5
39
26
3
64
66
68
62
249

SO WP BK
26 3 0
77 2 0
13 2 0
6 0 0
45 3 0
56 2 0
2 0 0
110 2 0
107 1 *6
113 1 1
167 7 0
388

9

7

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG.
G
.113 34
.094 116

AB
62
203

R
2
11

H
7
19

2B 3B
0
0
2
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
3 6
0
0
0
9 19
1
2

BB
2
9

SO SB CS SLG OBP
13
0 0 .113 .141
56
0 0 .103 .140

E
2
4

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—2, June 10, 2009 vs. Philadelphia
MOST RBI, GAME—2, May 1, 2009 at Philadelphia

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
116

PO
39

A
103

E
4

PCT.
.973

TC
146

DP
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YEAR TEAM
2006 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
METS
Norfolk (AAA)
2007 METS
New Orleans (AAA)
St. Lucie (A)
2008 METS
2009 METS
2010 METS
Minor League Totals

MIKE PELFREY

• Michael Alan (Mike) Pelfrey attended Heights High School in Wichita, KS...Played baseball and one year of basketball...
Was a four-year captain for the baseball squad...Captured one city championship, four regional championships, and four
state tournament appearances with one runner-up finish.
• Named the 2001 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, a 2001 Rawlings District V All-American and the 2002 Proline
Kansas Player of the Year.
• Was also All-State in baseball in 2001 and 2002.
• Drafted in the 15th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft by Tampa Bay, but did not sign.
• Helped Team USA win a gold medal at the FISU II World University Baseball Championship in Tainan, Taiwan in
2004...Went 1-1 with 20 strikeouts in 16.2 innings during six appearances, three starts.
• Baseball America ranked him the fifth best prospect in the draft and the fourth best fastball among collegiate pitchers.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................MIKE PELFREY

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
OLIVER PEREZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

OLIVER PEREZ

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 211

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Culiacan, Mexico

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

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THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: August 15, 1981
RESIDES: Paradise Valley, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 8 Years, 34 Days
SIGNED BY: Jack Pierce (San Diego)
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with righthanded
pitcher Roberto Hernandez in exchange for outfielder Xavier Nady on July 31, 2006.
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Wife, Luz Arianna Gutierrez

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Began the season in the starting rotation before being moved to the bullpen
after his start on May 14 at Florida, a 7-2 loss (3.1 innings, seven earned
runs, four home runs).
• Limited lefthanders to a .214 (9-42) batting average, while righthanders hit
.317 (45-142) against him.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List with patella tendinitis of his right knee
on June 5...Activated from the DL on July 20...Appeared in six of the team’s
final 69 games.
• Made four rehabilitation starts split between Buffalo (AAA) of the
International League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League, going a
combined 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA (nine earned runs/23.1 innings).
• Was unscored upon in three of his 17 outings.
• As a starter, he was 0-3 with a 5.94 ERA (22 earned runs/33.1 innings)...
Posted an 0-2 record with a 9.00 ERA (13 earned runs/13.0 innings) out of
the bullpen.
• Made his first major league relief appearance since September 2, 2002 on
May 19 at Washington...Walked one in 0.1 innings.
• Lost his sixth straight decision dating back to 2009 on October 3 vs.
Washington...Hit a batter and walked three to force in the go-ahead run in
the 14th inning of a 2-1 loss.

2009

OLIVER’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
4 games
5/21/05-6/11/05
LOSS STREAK
6 games
3 times, last, 8/23/09-present
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
14 strikeouts
9/9/04, Pittsburgh vs. Houston (Game One)
LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
9.0 innings
3 times, last, 9/6/06 vs.Atlanta (Game Two)
LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
2.2 innings
5/31/10 at San Diego
MOST WALKS, GAME
8 walks
5/23/08 at Colorado
FEWEST WALKS, COMPLETE GAME
1 walk

• Underwent surgery to remove scar tissue from the patella tendon of his 3 times, last, 9/6/06 vs.Atlanta (Won, 8-0)
right knee at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on September
SCORELESS STREAK
1...Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure.
15.0 innings
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List twice during the season...Landed on the 8/3/08-8/14/08
DL on May 6, retroactive to May 3, with patellar tendinitis in his right
knee...Activated on July 8, but was put back on the DL on August 26 with LAST COMPLETE GAME
patella tendon tendonosis in his right knee...Transferred to the 60-Day 9/6/06 vs.Atlanta (Game Two) (Won, 8-0)
LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
Disabled List on September 28.
• Limited lefthanders to a .200 (16-80) batting average...Only walked eight 9/6/06 vs.Atlanta (Game Two) (Won, 8-0)
lefthanded hitters.
FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
5 hits
• Opponents hit .177 (23-130) with two strikes against.
9/6/06 vs.Atlanta (Game Two) (Won, 8-0)
• His win on April 15 against the Padres was the first victory by the Mets in
Citi Field history...Went 6.0 innings and allowed three hits and one run...
Struck out four in the 7-2 win.
• Made three more starts before landing on the 15-Day Disabled List.
• Had four starts during his rehabilitation assignment, two with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and one apiece
with Brooklyn (A) of the NewYork-Penn League and St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Finished 1-3 with a 3.12
ERA and struck out better than a batter per inning (18 strikeouts/17.1 innings pitched) over the four starts.
• In his rehabilitation start on June 28 for Brooklyn vs. HudsonValley, he earned the win with 5.0 shutout innings...Retired
15 of 16 hitters at one point.
• Activated from the 15-Day Disabled List on July 8 in advance of his start that night against Los Angeles (NL)...Beat the
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Dodgers, 5-4, going 5.0 innings and allowing four hits, two runs, earned, no home runs and seven walks, while striking
out two.
His seven walks on July 8 were one shy of his career-high, set on May 23, 2008 at Colorado.
Went a season-high 6.1 innings and tied his season-best with seven strikeouts on August 7 in San Diego...Allowed two
hits and one run, but received a no-decision in the 6-2 loss.
Led the team with 25 strikeouts in four August starts...His 10.07 strikeouts-per-nine-innings during the month was
eighth highest in the National League.
Was 1-1 with a 3.72 ERA (16 earned runs/38.2 innings pitched) from July 8-August 12...Struck out 38 in 38.2 innings
and allowed less than a hit per inning (32).
Snapped a six-start winless streak on August 18, beating the Braves, 9-4 at Citi Field.
Had the second shortest start of his career on August 23 vs. the Phillies, lasting 0.2 innings...Only recorded one out on
June 2, 2008 at San Francisco.
Pitched for Team Mexico in the World Baseball Classic...Went 0-1 with a 9.45 ERA in two games, both starts.

2008

OLIVER PEREZ

• Started the final Opening Day at Shea Stadium on April 8 vs. Philadelphia...Also started the final regular season game
at Shea Stadium, September 28 vs. Florida.
• Led the National League and was second in the majors with a .158 (28-177) opponents’ batting average against
lefthanded batters.
• Received a franchise-record 17 no-decisions.
• Walked a career-high eight batters in his start on May 23 at Colorado...It was the most walks issued by a Mets pitcher
since Mike Hampton walked nine in his Mets debut on March 29, 2000 against Chicago (NL) in Tokyo, Japan.
• Lasted 0.1 inning on June 2 at San Francisco...It marked the shortest outing of his career, as either a starter or reliever.
• Compiled a career-best 15.0 scoreless inning streak from August 3-August 14.
• Struck out the 1,000th batter of his career on September 9 vs. Washington...It was a strikeout of John Lannan in the
top of the third inning.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................OLIVER PEREZ

2007

2006

• Made his Mets debut on August 26 in a start against the
Phillies...Tossed 5.0 innings for San Diego, permitting two hits, five
runs, earned, with five walks and seven strikeouts...Did not factor in
the decision as the Mets defeated Philadelphia, 11-5.
• Struck out a season-high 11 batters in his start on
September 12 at Florida...The 11 strikeouts also tied the
Mets season-high mark.
POSTSEASON: Scattered four hits and allowed just
one run over 6.0 innings in a no-decision in Game Seven
of the NLCS against the Cardinals...Earned a win in
Game Four of the NLCS at St. Louis, his first postseason
appearance...Worked 5.2 innings, allowed nine hits, five runs, earned, with one walk
and three strikeouts in the Mets’ 12-5 triumph.

2005

• Made his first career Opening Day start with the Pirates against Milwaukee at PNC
Park...Pitched 5.0 innings, allowing five hits, six runs, earned, with three walks and six
strikeouts...Suffered the loss in the 9-2 defeat.

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• Extended a career-high with his 15th win on September 22 at Florida...Hurled 8.0 innings, allowed one earned run and
fanned eight batters as the Mets won, 7-2...His previous career-best was 12 victories in 2004 with Pittsburgh.
• Pitched at least 7.0 innings in a career-best five consecutive starts, May 18-June 3...The Mets were 4-1 in those games.
• Pitched a season-high 8.1 innings on May 13th vs. Milwaukee...It was also the longest outing by a Mets starter in 2007.
• Tied his career-high with seven walks on April 11 vs. Philadelphia...It was the sixth time
that he has allowed seven walks in a game.
• Collected his fourth career multi-hit game on May 2 vs. Florida, going 2-2 with
a sacrifice and two runs scored.
• Had a five-game hitting streak from May 2-May 18...Hit .556 (5-9)
during that span.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
OLIVER PEREZ
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

OLIVER PEREZ ................................................................................................................................................................................

2004

• Spent his first full season in the majors with the Pirates...Ranked sixth among National League pitchers in ERA and fourth
in strikeouts...Led all major league pitchers with 11.0 strikeouts per nine innings (239 strikeouts/196.0 innings).
• Struck out 10 or more batters in a game nine times.
• Struck out a career-high 14 batters on September 9 vs. Houston.

2003

• Struck out a season-high 13 on August 3 at Philadelphia.
• Acquired by Pittsburgh on August 26...Made his debut with the Pirates on August 30 vs. Atlanta...Allowed six earned
runs in 2.1 innings pitched.

2002

• Earned a victory in his major league debut with the San Diego Padres on June 16 vs. Seattle...Pitched 5.0 innings,
allowing four hits, two runs, earned, with four walks and seven strikeouts.
• At 20 years and 305 days, was the youngest player in the majors at the time of his debut.
• Collected his first big league hit on July 7, a single off Colorado’s Shawn Chacon.
• Made his first and only career relief appearance on September 2 vs. Colorado.
• Ranked first among National League rookie pitchers in opponent batting average (.218), and fourth in ERA at 3.50.

2001

• Named to the Midwest League’s mid-season All-Star squad.

2000

• Began the season on loan by San Diego to Yucatan of the Mexican League...Sent back to the Padres’ organization on
June 22.
• Loaned back to Yucatan on July 18...Was 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA (17 earned runs/32.1 innings) in six starts.

BACKGROUND




Oliver Perez (pronounced PEH rez) attended Cobales High School in Culiacan, Mexico.
Signed first professional contract at the age of 16 with the Leones deYucatan of the Mexican Summer League in 1998.
Was a member of the 2002 Caribbean World Series Champion Tomateros de Culiacan.
Teamed with catcher Humberto Cota from 2003-2005 to form one of the five all-Mexican batteries in Major League
Baseball history.
• Played for Mexico in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS








Signed by the San Diego Padres as a non-drafted free agent on March 4, 1999.
Loaned by San Diego to Yucatan of the Mexican League from June 2-June 22, 2000.
Loaned by San Diego to Yucatan of the Mexican League from July 18-September 6, 2000.
Acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates, along with outfielder Jason Bay and a player to be named later (pitcher Cory
Stewart), in exchange for outfielder Brian Giles on August 26, 2003.
Acquired by the NewYork Mets, along with righthanded pitcher Roberto Hernandez, in exchange for outfielder Xavier
Nady on July 31, 2006.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, June 27-July 15, 2007, with a stiff lower back.
Signed a three-year contract with the New York Mets on February 3, 2008.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 7-July 8, 2009, with right patellar tendinitis.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 26, 2009-end of the season, with right patellar tendinosis...Transferred to the
60-Day Disabled List on September 28, 2009.

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ERA
5.08
4.36
4.07
3.46
2.72
1.85
1.17
3.50
5.38
3.02
5.87
2.98
5.85
9.90
6.38
6.05
6.63
5.63
3.56
0.00
4.22
6.82
3.86
6.00
0.00
6.80
4.63
2.31
3.54

G
15
11
5
19
9
9
4
16
19
8
5
30
20
3
7
4
15
6
29
1
34
14
2
1
1
17
2
2
91

Major League Totals

58-69

4.63 206

GS CG SHO
2 0
0
6 0
0
5 0
0
19 0
0
9 0
0
8 0
0
4 0
0
15 0
0
19 0
0
8 0
0
5 0
0
30 2
1
20 0
0
3 0
0
7 1
1
4 0
0
15 0
0
6 0
0
29 0
0
1 0
0
34 0
0
14 0
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
1 0
0
7 0
0
2 0
0
2 0
0
77 0
0
195

3

2

SV
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3

IP
28.1
43.1
24.1
101.1
53.0
48.2
23.0
90.0
103.2
47.2
23.0
196.0
103.0
10.0
36.2
19.1
76.0
32.0
177.0
4.0
194.0
66.0
9.1
3.0
5.0
46.1
11.2
11.2
432.1

H
28
39
24
84
45
36
11
71
103
44
26
145
102
14
41
18
88
28
153
2
167
69
8
7
2
54
7
10
368

R
20
24
14
46
22
13
3
37
65
20
15
71
68
11
26
13
64
21
90
0
100
51
3
6
0
37
6
4
203

ER
16
21
11
39
16
10
3
35
62
16
15
65
67
11
26
13
56
20
70
0
91
50
3
2
0
35
6
3
170

HR HB
1 1
3 0
1 1
9 1
4 1
0 2
1 0
13 5
20 3
6 4
2 1
22 9
23 6
3 1
7 3
4 1
13 3
6 2
22 7
0 1
24 11
12 4
1 0
1 0
0 0
9 4
2 1
2 2
41 18

0 1111.2 1019

624

572 167

56

BB
16
17
9
43
25
24
16
48
65
12
12
81
70
12
17
12
61
11
79
0
105
58
9
1
1
42
4
7
202

SO WP BK
37 0 2
37 1 1
27 3 0
98 1 2
62 6 0
66 0 0
34 4 0
94 3 0
117 6 1
48 1 1
24 1 0
239 2 1
97 3 0
4 1 0
41 1 0
26 2 0
51 4 1
34 1 0
174 6 0
7 0 0
180 9 1
62 2 0
9 0 0
3 1 0
6 0 0
37 4 0
14 1 0
10 2 0
485 23 5

628 1126 41

4

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2006 Mets/St. Louis
LCS Totals

W-L ERA
1-0 4.63
1-0 4.63

G
2
2

GS
2
2

CG SHO SV IP
0
0
0 11.2
0
0
0 11.2

H
13
13

R ER
6
6
6
6

HR
3
3

HB
1
1

BB SO WP
3
7 0
3
7 0

BK
0
0

GS
1
2
3

CG SHO SV IP
0
0
0 4.0
0
0
0 6.2
0
0
0 10.2

H
1
13
14

R ER
0
0
8
7
8
7

HR
0
5
5

HB
0
1
2

BB SO WP
4
3 1
3
8 0
7 11 1

BK
0
0
0

R
0
13

H
1
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YEAR TEAM
2006 Mexico
2009 Mexico
WBC Totals

W-L
0-0
0-1
0-1

ERA
0.00
9.45
5.91

G
2
2
4

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG.
G
.111 17
.158 208

AB
9
341

2B 3B
0
0
1
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
1 1
0
0
0
15 39
2
0

BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
1
4
0 0 .111 .200
14 116
3 1 .161 .190

E
0
8

LAST HOME RUN—None
MOST HITS, GAME—3, August 6, 2002, San Diego vs. Philadelphia
MOST RBI, GAME—2, four times, last, June 13, 2008 vs.Texas

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
206

PO
25

A
113

E
8

PCT.
.945

TC
146

DP
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W-L
1-2
3-2
3-1
8-5
2-4
3-3
1-0
4-5
4-7
3-3
0-3
12-10
7-5
0-1
1-3
1-2
2-10
1-3
15-10
0-0
10-7
3-4
0-2
0-1
1-0
0-5
1-1
0-0
25-28

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YEAR TEAM
1999 Peoria (R)
2000 Yucatan (Mexico)
Idaho Falls (R)
2001 Fort Wayne (A)
Lake Elsinore (A)
2002 Lake Elsinore (A)
Mobile (AA)
SAN DIEGO (NL)
2003 SAN DIEGO (NL)
Portland (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
2004 PITTSBURGH (NL)
2005 PITTSBURGH (NL)
Indianapolis (AAA)#
2006 METS
Norfolk (AAA)
PITTSBURGH (NL)
Indianapolis (AAA)
2007 METS
GC Mets (A)#
2008 METS
2009 METS
Buffalo (AAA)#
St. Lucie (A)#
Brooklyn (A)#
2010 METS
St. Lucie#
Buffalo#
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................OLIVER PEREZ

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JASON PRIDIE
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JASON PRIDIE

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 203

OPENING DAY AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Phoenix, AZ

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

OUTFIELDER
BATS: Left

20

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 9, 1983
RESIDES: Gilbert, AZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 27 Days
SIGNED BY: Craig Weismann (Tampa Bay)
HOW OBTAINED: Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins on February 9,
2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Missed 103 games of the season at Buffalo (AAA) of the International League with a right hamstring strain that forced
him to the Disabled List twice.
• Placed on the DL the first time on May 19 and did not play for 39 games...Was activated on June 29 and re-injured
himself while running in his first at-bat of the game that night against Syracuse...Sidelined for the remaining 64 contests
of the year after landing on the DL again on July 1.
• Despite only playing in 40 games, he still led Buffalo with nine stolen bases in 12 attempts.
• On April 18, he led off the game against Scranton-Wilkes-Barre with a home run.
• Went 4-5 with a double, home run and five RBI against Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on April 20.
• Played in four rehabilitation games for the Gulf Coast Mets and was 4-11 (.364).
• In addition to his four-hit games, he had nine games with two hits and two games with three hits.
• Had a .310 (13-42) batting average with runners in scoring position.
• Hit safely in 18 of 20 games from April 22-May 12 (.318, 27-85).

2009





Appeared in one game with Minnesota, entering as a pinch-runner on June 20 vs. Houston.
Spent the rest of the season with Rochester (AAA) of the International League.
Started the season with the Red Wings and fashioned a 16-game hitting streak from April 16-May 5.
Recalled by the Twins on June 16...Optioned back to Rochester on June 24.
Had a season-high four hits twice: July 20 vs. Pawtucket and July 26 at Charlotte.
Also put together a 14-game hitting streak from August 25-September 6.

2008




Began the season at Rochester (AAA) of the International League.
Hit safely in 18 of 19 games, April 13-May 1, including a 14-game hitting streak to start that stretch.
Named the International League’s Batter of the Week for the week of July 21-July 27.
Collected a 21-game hitting streak, July 25-August 15.
Had his contract selected by theTwins on September 2 and made his major league debut, September 3 atToronto as
a pinch-runner...Walked in his first career at-bat.
• Appeared in 10 games for the Twins, including three pinch-hit appearances.
• Ended the season as the Twins minor league full season leader in several categories, including games (138), at-bats
(559), runs (84), hits (151) and triples (16).

2007

• Began the season at Montgomery (AA) of the Southern League.
• Selected to the Southern League All-Star team.
• Promoted to Durham (AAA) of the International League on June 22.

2006

• Spent the entire season at Montgomery (AA) of the Southern League.
• Finished fifth in the league in games.

2004

• Spent the entire season at Charleston (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Led the league in runs, ranked second in at-bats, tied for third in triples and was eighth in hits.
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• Played 128 games for Charleston (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Led the league in at-bats and triples and was fifth in doubles.

2002

• Began the season at Princeton (R) of the Appalachian League.
• Promoted to Hudson Valley (A) of the New York-Penn League, August 28.
• Led Appalachian League in at-bats, hits (second all-time in league history, tied with Kirby Puckett), triples and total bases
(156), was second in games and runs, third in batting, fourth in extra-base hits (28) and fifth in slugging
percentage (.547)...Led league outfielders in putouts (172) and assists (11).
• Selected to the Appalachian League postseason All-Star team.
• Named to the Rookie League All-Star team by Baseball America.
• Loaned back to Yucatan on July 18...Was 2-2 with a 4.73 ERA (17 earned runs/32.1 innings) in six starts.

BACKGROUND

• Jason Orville Pridie is a 2002 graduate of Prescott (AZ) High School where he played baseball, basketball and football.
• Was an All-American and was named Arizona High School Baseball Player of the Year in 2002.
• His brother, Jon, played in the Minnesota organization from 1998-2004.

AVG
.368
.344
.260
.276
.500
.213
.230
.290
.318
.270
.000
.000
.265
.280
.364
.276

Major League Totals

.000

G AB
R
H 2B 3B
67 285 60 105 12
9
8
32
4 11
1
1
128 530 75 138 28 10
128 515 103 142 27 11
1
2
0
1
0
0
28
94 15 20
4
2
132 460 39 106 11
4
71 279 42 81 16
7
63 245 47 78 16
4
138 559 84 151 21 16
10
4
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
121 513 69 136 23
5
40 164 17 46
6
1
4
11
3
4
1
0
929 3689 558 1019 166 70
11

4

3

0

0

0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB
7
33 1
1
2 19
1
1 0
0
0
3
7
48 3
5
4 30
17
86 9
8
6 37
0
0 0
0
0
0
3
8 2
0
0
8
5
34 4
5
3 31
4
27 1
2
4 14
10
39 2
3
2 22
13
61 7
6
1 30
0
0 1
0
0
1
0
0 0
0
0
0
9
53 3
6
5 19
3
19 1
0
0 12
0
0 0
0
0
3
79 409 33 36 27 228
0

0

1

0

0

1

SO SB CS SLG OBP E
35 13 9 .547 .410 2
6
0 0 .531 .400 1
113 26 17 .391 .302 5
114 17 6 .470 .327 4
0
0 0 .500 .500 0
29
5 1 .394 .275 1
93 16 5 .304 .281 4
45 14 7 .441 .331 2
47 12 3 .539 .375 3
152 25 9 .435 .305 4
1
0 0 .000 .200 1
0
0 0 .000 .000 0
85 25 7 .382 .295 4
36
9 3 .384 .330 1
5
0 0 .455 .500 0
760 162 67 .423 .320 26
1

0

0

.000 .200

1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
OF

G
10

PO
3

A
4

E
1

PCT
.750

TC
4

DP
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YEAR TEAM
2002 Princeton (R)
Hudson Valley (A)
2003 Charleston (SC) (A)
2004 Charleston (SC) (A)
2005 Visalia Oaks (A)
Montgomery (AA)
2006 Montgomery (AA)
2007 Montgomery (AA)
Durham (AAA)
2008 Rochester (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
2009 MINNESOTA (AL)
Rochester (AAA)
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
GCL Mets (R)#
Minor League Totals

JASON PRIDIE

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the second round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.
• Selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 2005 Rule V Draft...Returned to the Twins on March 29, 2006.
• Acquired by the Minnesota Twins on November 28, 2007, along with outfielder Delmon Young and infielder Brendan
Harris, in exchange for righthanded pitchers Matt Garza and Eduardo Morlan and infielder Jason Bartlett.
• Claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on February 9, 2010.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................JASON PRIDIE

2003

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOSE RYEES
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOSE REYES

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 198

OPENING DAY AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Villa Gonzalez, DR

INFIELDER
BATS: Switch

7

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: June 11, 1983
RESIDES: Santiago, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 7 Years, 111 Days
SIGNED BY: Eddy Toledo
HOW OBTAINED: Signed a non-drafted free agent on August 16, 1999
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Katherine; Daughters, Katerine (1/20/05), Ashely (7/16/06) and
Joselyn Valentina (2/14/09)

CAREER HONORS: Ranks as the Mets franchise leader in stolen bases and triples...Is a two-time National League
All-Star (2006, 2007)...Is a two-time National League Player of the Week (June 12-18, 2006 and June 19-25,
2006)...Earned National League Player of the Month honors in April, 2007...Was the MVP of the 2002 Major League
Baseball Futures Game...Led the NL in stolen bases each year from 2005-2007...Led the NL in hits in 2008...Had the
most stolen bases (147) in Shea Stadium history...Also finished with a .297 batting average at Shea, the third highest in
history.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• The Mets went 42-22 when he scored at least one run...Since 2005, the
Mets are 290-126 when he scores one or more run.
• Hit .329 (91-277) in Mets wins and .238 (68-286) in Mets losses.
• Led all major league players with 19 runs scored in Interleague action.
• Was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid on March 11...Returned to
baseball activity on March 23 and appeared in his first minor league spring
training game on March 30...Began the season on the 15-Day Disabled List
on April 5, retroactive to March 26, with his thyroid condition.
• Returned on April 10 from his major league rehabilitation assignment, going
1-4 vs.Washington in his 2010 debut with the Mets.
• Scored the first run of the game in the 19th inning and drove in the winning
run in the 20th in the Mets 2-1 victory in 20 innings on April 17 in St. Louis.
• Had a season-high four hits on April 20 vs. Chicago (NL)...Also had four
hits on August 18 at Houston...For his career, he has 19 games with four or
more hits.
• Hit his 75th career triple on April 21 vs. Atlanta in his 804th career game...
Among players who debuted in the majors since 1950, only one reached
75 triples in fewer games than Reyes: Garry Templeton, who collected his
75th triple in his 787th game.
• Hit third in the batting order on April 23 vs. Atlanta to snap a string of 591
starts in the leadoff spot...Went 2-4 with a run scored, a double and a triple.
• Returned to the leadoff spot on May 15 at Florida...In 20 games batting
third in the order, he hit .207 (17-82) with 12 runs scored.
• Collected his 1,000th career hit on May 25 vs. Philadelphia...Became the
quickest in franchise history to reach the milestone.
• Had five straight multi-hit games, May 22-May 27...It was the longest such
streak since he had six straight multi-hit games from August 12-August 18,
2003.
• Hit safely in 11 straight games from June 8-June 19...Hit .438 (21-48) with
four home runs over that span.
• Extended his franchise record with his 16th career leadoff home run on
June 19 at Yankee Stadium (off Phil Hughes)...Also hit a leadoff home run
on June 12 at Baltimore (off Brian Matusz).

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JOSE’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
5 hits
5/5/06 vs.Atlanta
HOME RUNS, GAME
3 home runs
8/15/06 at Philadelphia
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
6 multi-home run games
1, three-home run game;
5, two-home run games
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
16 leadoff home runs
last, 6/19/10 at Yankees (Phil Hughes)
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
1 inside-the-park home run
9/7/06 vs. Los Angeles (NL) (Brad Penny)
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
5 RBI
6/15/03 at Anaheim
STOLEN BASES, GAME
3 stolen bases
7 times, last, 9/25/08 vs. Chicago (NL)
HITTING STREAK
20 games
7/17/05-8/7/05
GRAND SLAMS
2 grand slams
last, 8/6/06 vs. Philadelphia
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• Collected a pair of home runs on June 19 at NewYork (AL)...Both home runs came against righthander Phil Hughes...It
was the sixth multi-home run game of his career and the first since May 26, 2008 at Florida.
• Missed time from June 30-July 6 with a strained right
oblique...Returned to action on July 6 vs. Cincinnati but
MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
left the game on July 10 vs. Atlanta with the same injury.
TRIPLES
• Was named to the National League All-Star team, but
2005-2010
was unable to play due to injury...His three All-Star
1. JOSE REYES ............................................75
appearances are the most by a Mets shortstop...Bud
2. Carl Crawford ........................................................71
Harrelson was named to two NL All-Star teams.
3. Curtis Granderson ................................................63
• Returned to action on July 19 at Arizona...Started a
4. Jimmy Rollins ..........................................................57
12-game hitting streak with a 2-5 effort that evening...Hit
5. Juan Pierre................................................................47
safely in each game through July 31 at Arizona...Batted
.298 (17-57) during the streak.
• Hit his 80th career triple on August 15 vs. Philadelphia...Is one of only six active players with 80 or more triples (Carl
Crawford-105, Johnny Damon-100, Jimmy Rollins-98, Cristian Guzman-89, Juan Pierre-82).
• Left the game on August 26 with a right oblique strain...Returned to the line-up on September 10 and went 1-5.
• Connected on the 188th double of his career on September 10 vs. Philadelphia to move him into sole possession of
sixth place in franchise history.
• Stole his 30th base of the season on September 17 vs. Atlanta...Marked his fifth season with at least 30 swipes.
• Had a franchise record 24-game road hitting streak from June 28-September 24...Hit .340 (36-106) over this span...Keith
Hernandez held the old record, a 22-game stretch from April 16-June 3, 1987...The road hitting streak was the longest
in the majors in 2010, one more thanTampa Bay’s Ben Zobrist, who hit safely in 23 straight road games, May 10-July 1.
• Hit his 10th triple of the season on September 29 vs. Milwaukee....It marked the eighth time in franchise history that a
single player has hit 10 triples and the fifth time that it has been Reyes.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOSE REYES

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• Underwent surgery on October 15 to clean up scar tissue around the accessory hamstring tendon behind his right
knee (semi tendinosis)...Dr. Daniel E. Cooper, on the recommendation of Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek,
performed the surgery at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas,TX...Dr. Cooper, the head team physician for the Dallas Cowboys
and the Dallas Stars, is the leading expert in the country in the surgical treatment of the chronically torn tendinosis
tendon in athletes.
• Did not require surgery for the hamstring muscle tear in his right leg which he suffered during his rehabilitation in
September.
• Left the game on May 20 at Los Angeles with an injury to his right leg.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on May 26.
• Had a 12-game hitting streak from April 13-April 26...Hit .353 (18-51) over that span.
• Collected at least one hit in each of the first nine games played at Citi Field ...The streak was the longest by a player to
open a ballpark since Jim Thome had an 11-game streak to open Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
• Ranks as the Mets’ franchise leader in stolen bases (301) and triples (73).
• Since the beginning of the 2006 season, the Mets are 196-74 in games when he scores a run.
• Stole his 300th career base, May 10 vs. Pittsburgh...Is one of only 10 active players with 300 or more stolen bases (Juan
Pierre, OmarVizquel, Johnny Damon, Luis Castillo, Carl Crawford, Bobby Abreu, Ichiro Suzuki, Jimmy Rollins and Derek
Jeter)...Also is one of only two active players under the age of 30 with 300 or more stolen bases (Crawford).
• Tied the franchise record, for a second time, with three doubles, May 13 vs. Atlanta...Became the 24th Mets player to
accomplish the feat and the first since Nick Evans on May 24, 2008 at Colorado....Also moved past Keith Hernandez
(159) into sole possession of ninth place on the franchise list with 162 doubles.
• For the year, he had seven games with two hits and four games with three hits.
• Knocked in three runs twice.
• Made 35 starts at shortstop.
• Leads the major leagues in stolen bases (209) and is second in the majors in triples (50) since 2006.

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SCOUTING & MINORS
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JOSE REYES.....................................................................................................................................................................................

2008

• Led the National League and was third in the majors with 204 hits.
• Also paced the major leagues in triples and multiple-hit games (64)...Finished second in the big leagues in stolen bases
and tied for fifth in the National League in runs scored.
• Established a career-high with 19 triples, surpassing his
MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS
previous mark of 17 set during the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
STOLEN BASES
• Collected 52 first inning hits, to set a franchise record.
2006-2010
• Has 16 career four-hit games, a Mets record...Three players
1.
Juan
Pierre
................................................260
had 12 four-hit games (Mookie Wilson, Kevin McReynolds
2. Carl Crawford..........................................240
and Edgardo Alfonzo).
3. JOSE REYES ................................239
• Had 65 triples from 2005-2008...Since 1950, the only other
4. Chone Figgins ..........................................211
player with 60 or more triples over a four-year period is
5. Hanley Ramirez........................................196
Lance Johnson who collected 61 from 1993-1996.
• Reached base safely in a franchise record 41 straight games from April 22-June 8.
• Celebrated his 25th birthday on June 11 and had 257 career stolen bases with 57 triples for his career...The only other
player with 250 stolen bases and at least 50 triples before his 25th birthday wasTy Cobb (344 stolen bases, 89 triples).
• Became the first player to have four consecutive seasons of 50 or more stolen bases for a NewYork area team (Mets,
Yankees, Dodgers, Giants) since the modern stolen base rule was put in effect in 1898.
• When he scored a run, the Mets were 62-20.
• Had three consecutive seasons (2006-2008) of 15 or more triples...Over the last 75 years, only Stan Musial, Willie
Wilson and Carl Crawford have had three straight seasons of 15 or more triples.
• Reached base safely in 33 straight games from the leadoff spot from April 27 through June 2 to set the club
record...Reyes is also tied for the longest streak in a single season with Darryl Strawberry (April 25-June 1, 1987).
• Went 4-5 with a double and two triples on May 2 at Arizona...Became only the second Mets player to hit two triples
and a double in the same game (Joe Christopher-1964).
• Had a Mets’ season-best 18-game hitting streak, May 15-June 2...Hit .338 (27-80) with five home runs and 12 RBI.
• Hit home runs in back-to-back games for the second time in his career, May 17 and May 18 at New York (AL).
• Registered his fifth career multi-home run game on May 26 vs. Florida when he cracked two home runs off Ricky
Nolasco...Became the fifth player in team history to hit a home run in the first and second innings, joining Gary Carter
(1986), Howard Johnson (1989), Damon Buford (1995) and Mike Piazza (2002).
• Became the first player in club history to lead off consecutive games with a triple, June 21 and June 22 at Colorado.
• Became the first player in major league history to have 20 or more doubles (23), 10 or more triples (10), 10 or more
home runs (10), and 30 or more stolen bases (32) prior to the All-Star break.
• His 63rd career triple on July 20 at Cincinnati moved him past Mookie Wilson and into first place on the franchise
All-Time List.
• Was issued three walks on August 19 vs. Atlanta to tie his career-best...It was the fifth time in his career and second
time in 2008 that he walked three times in a game.
• Stole second base in the third inning on September 10 vs.Washington to give him 282 career stolen bases to surpass
Mookie Wilson as the team’s all-time stolen base leader...Wilson reached his 281 stolen bases in 1,116 games with the
Mets, while Jose broke the record in 738 games.
• Collected his 14th career leadoff home run, September 19 at Atlanta (off Jo-Jo Reyes) to extend his club record...It
was his fourth of the season and extended his club record...Also led off a game with a home run on May 26 vs. Florida
(off Ricky Nolasco), August 16 at Pittsburgh (off Zach Duke) and September 17 at Washington (off Shairon Martis).
• Became the second player in franchise history to collect 200 hits in a season with a bases-loaded, bases-clearing triple
on September 23 vs. Chicago (NL)...Lance Johnson finished with 227 hits in 1996.
• Stole three bases on September 25 vs. Chicago (NL) to tie his career-high...It was the 49th time in his career that he
stole multiple bases in a game, and the seventh time he swiped three bases...Among active players, only Juan Pierre has
more multi-stolen base games (64).

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• His 78 stolen bases were the most in the majors since Marquis Grissom also swiped 78 bases with Montreal in 1992...In
addition, he is the first major league infielder to have 78 or more stolen bases in a season since Maury Willis had 94
stolen bases in 1965.
• Established a new franchise single-season record when he swiped third base in the fifth inning on August 22 vs. San
Diego...That stolen base gave him 67 for the year, passing Roger Cedeno’s mark of 66 set in 1999...In addition, tied his
career-high with three stolen bases...It was his sixth career three-stolen base game...Also had three stolen bases on June
15 at Yankee Stadium.
• Became the first infielder to register three straight seasons of 60 or more stolen bases since the current modern stolen
base rule was put into effect in 1898...Reached that plateau with two stolen bases on August 16 at Pittsburgh...Also
became the first major league player since Kenny Lofton (1992-1994) to compile three consecutive seasons with 60
or more stolen bases.
• Swiped his 203rd career stolen base on July 17 at San Diego to give him sole possession of second place on the Mets’
all-time list...Mookie Wilson holds the record with 281.
• Tied a club record and set a career-high with three doubles on September 11 vs. Atlanta...It was the 21st time a Met
had three doubles in a game.
• Had his career-long 43-game errorless streak come to an end on September 16 vs. Philadelphia.
• Tied the club record with a stolen base in his sixth straight game on August 26 vs. Los Angeles...It is the second time
he has accomplished the feat and the third time its been done in team history...The streak was from August 21-August
26...Had eight stolen bases during that span...Reyes also swiped a base in six consecutive games from July 17-July 23,
2005...Vince Coleman set the mark with a swipe in six straight contests from May 3-May 8, 1991.
• Became the first player in franchise history to have three consecutive multi-steal games (August 15-August 17).
• Reyes and David Wright became only the second shortstop/third baseman teammates in the last 93 years to each have
at least 30 stolen bases in the same season at their respective positions...The only other pair was Barry Larkin and Chris
Sabo with the Reds in 1988.
• Registered his ninth career leadoff home run, and first of the year, on July 12 vs. Cincinnati (off Bronson Arroyo)...The
nine leadoff home runs set a new Mets record for most career leadoff home runs...Tommie Agee and Lenny Dykstra
were tied for first with eight.
• Was elected the starting shortstop for the NL All-Star team, July 11 at San Francisco...Was 3-4 with a double, a run
scored and a stolen base in the National League’s 5-4 loss...Is one of 14 players, and four active players (David Ortiz,
Jimmy Rollins, FrankThomas), to get a hit in each of his first three All-Star at-bats...The only
others to get hits in their first three All-Star at-bats, all in one game, were Ken Boyer in
1956 and Vince DiMaggio in 1943.
• Reyes and Wright started their 395th game together on July 16 at San Diego
to set the club record by a left-side tandem previously held by Howard
Johnson and Kevin Elster (394 games).
• Became the second player in club history to have three stolen
bases and a home run in one game on June 15 vs. the
Yankees...Darryl Strawberry accomplished that feat on July
19, 1984 vs. Cincinnati.
• Set a career-best with five stolen bases in two straight
games, June 15-June 16, at the Yankees...Swiped four
bases in consecutive games three times in his career,
the last coming on September 24-September 25, 2006.
• Established a career-best with five stolen bases in two
games (June 15-June 16 against the Yankees)...Tied his
career-high with three stolen bases on June 15...It was
his fifth, three-stolen base performance.
• Was voted the National League’s Player of the Month for
April...Hit .356 (37-104) with 26 runs scored, nine doubles, five
triples, two home runs, 18 RBI and 17 stolen bases...Had 10
multi-hit games during the month and a .442 on-base
percentage...It was his first Player of the Month award.
• Registered his third career game with two triples, one
from each side of the plate, on April 6 at
Atlanta...Last had two triples in a game on May 26,
2005 at Florida...Also hit a lefthanded triple and a
righthanded triple on May 18, 2005 vs. Cincinnati.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOSE REYES

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOSE REYES
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOSE REYES.....................................................................................................................................................................................

2006

• Led the majors with 17 triples and 64 stolen bases.
• Notched his 60th stolen base on September 24 vs. Washington to become the first player in club history to have
consecutive seasons with 60 or more swipes...The last National League player to have back-to-back seasons with 60
or more stolen bases was Marquis Grissom with the Expos in 1991 and 1992...Cleveland’s Kenny Lofton was the last
major league player to have consecutive seasons with 60 or more swipes when he did it three years in a row
(1992-1994).
• Became the first player in major league history to have 122 runs or more, 194 hits or more, 19 home runs or more,
and 64 stolen bases or more in a single season.
• Established a career-high with 64 stolen bases...His previous best was 60 swipes set in 2005.
• Had 104 hits at Shea, a new club record.
• Hit his first career inside-the-park home run in the sixth inning on September 7 vs. Los Angeles (off Brad Penny).
• Swatted his sixth leadoff home run to establish a new single-season franchise record in the second game of the
September 6 doubleheader vs. Atlanta (off Kyle Davies).
• Tied a franchise record and became the seventh Met to hit three home runs in a game on August 15 at Philadelphia
(off Randy Wolf-2 and Brian Sanches)...Edgardo Alfonzo was the last player to accomplish the feat on August 30, 1999
at Houston.
• Hit a home run from each side of the plate on August 15 at Philadelphia for the second time in his career...Also
accomplished the feat on August 28, 2003 at Atlanta.
• Collected his 11th home run of the season, a grand slam, August 6 vs. Philadelphia (off Ryan Mathieson) to set a
single-season club record for home runs by a Mets shortstop...It was his second career grand slam.
• Was named the National League’s starting shortstop, his first selection, for the All-Star Game in Pittsburgh on July
11...Did not play due to an injury.
• Was named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending June 25...Became only the second player in
franchise history to win back-to-back National League Player of the Week awards...Jesse Orosco won the honors for
the weeks ending August 7 and August 14 in 1983.
• Collected his 33rd career triple on June 24 at Toronto to move into a third place tie on the Mets’ All-Time Triples List
with Cleon Jones...Became the first player in franchise history to record back-to-back seasons of 10 or more triples.
• Became the ninth player in Mets history to hit for the cycle, June 21 vs. Cincinnati...Was 4-5 in the contest.
• At the time, was only the third player in the last 25 years to hit a leadoff home run and hit for the cycle in the same
game, June 21 vs. Cincinnati...Became the first National League player to have a three-home run game and hit for the
cycle in the same season since the Cubs’ Andre Dawson in 1987.
• Registered his first career five-hit game (5-7), May 5 vs. Atlanta...It was the 27th time in Mets history a player had five
or more hits in a contest.
• Tied the club record for RBI in a single season by a Mets shortstop with 60 on August 17 at Philadelphia...Rey Ordoñez
also drove in 60 runs in 1999.
• Recorded back-to-back four-hit games on June 24 and June 25 at Toronto...Was the first Met to accomplish that feat
since Edgardo Alfonzo in April, 2000.
• Was selected the NL’s Co-Player of the Week with teammate David Wright for the week ending June 18...Hit .500
(13-26) with nine runs scored, five doubles, a triple, three RBI and three stolen bases.
• Stole his 30th base on June 18 vs. Baltimore to become only the sixth Met to record back-to-back seasons of 30 or
more stolen bases and the first since Howard Johnson (1989-1991)...The others are: Wally Backman (1984-1985),
Mookie Wilson (1982-1984), Lee Mazzilli (1978-1980) and Frank Taveras (1979-1980).
• Went 5-18 (.277) with five runs scored, four RBI, a home run and a stolen base in four games for Major League Baseball
during the All-Star Tour in Japan...Also hit a “sayonara” walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning in Game
Five to give the MLB All-Stars a 5-3 win.
POSTSEASON: Cracked a leadoff home run (off Chris Carpenter) in Game Six of the NLCS vs. St. Louis...Became
the fourth Met to hit a leadoff home run in a postseason game...The others are Tommie Agee (Game Three of the
1969 World Series vs. Baltimore), Wayne Garrett (Game Three of the 1973 World Series vs. Oakland), and Lenny
Dykstra (Game Three of the 1986 World Series at Boston)...It was also Jose’s first career postseason home run...Tied
the club record with nine hits during the NLCS...Darryl Strawberry and Gregg Jefferies each had nine hits during the
1988 NLCS vs. Los Angeles...Went 3-4 with a double, two singles, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in GameTwo of
the NLCS vs. St. Louis...Delivered the go-ahead RBI in GameTwo of the NLDS with his RBI groundout in the third inning
vs. Los Angeles...Laced an RBI single to center in the sixth inning to tie Game Three of the NLDS, 5-5.

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• Stole a career-high three bases, October 3 vs. Montreal.
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 13 (retroactive to August 12) with a stress fracture of the left fibula...Was
reinstated on September 24.
• Played in 43 games at second base (41 starts) and 10 games at shortstop (seven starts).
• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on March 15 with a strained right hamstring...Was reinstated on June 19.

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2004

JOSE REYES

• Set the club record with 161 games at shortstop...Bud Harrelson held the previous mark with 156 games at short in
1970.
• Established a franchise record for at-bats (696)...Lance Johnson held the old record with 682 at-bats in 1996.
• His 17 triples ranked second on the club’s single-season list...Only Lance Johnson had more (21 in 1996).
• Stole his 60th base of the season, October 1 vs. Colorado, becoming only the second Met to steal 60 or more bases
in a single season...Roger Cedeño had 66 stolen bases in 1999.
• The 2005 Mets became the first team in major league history to have a shortstop and third baseman, both 22 or
younger at season’s end, each play 150 or more games at his position...David Wright played in 160 games at third while
Jose appeared in 161 contests at short.
• Stole his 43rd base of the season on August 19, setting a single-season record for Mets shortstops...Frank Taveras held
the old record of 42 set in 1979.
• Tied his career-high with his third three-stolen base game of the season and the fourth of his career, August 19 vs. the
Nationals...Also stole three bases on June 23 at Philadelphia and June 1 vs. Arizona.
• Had a career-high 20-game hitting streak from July 17-August 7...Hit .374 (34-91) with 19 runs, four doubles, two triples,
nine RBI, four walks and 11 stolen bases during the streak...The 20-game hitting streak is the longest in Mets history for
a shortstop and tied for the seventh longest in Mets history.
• The 20-game batting streak was tied with teammate Cliff Floyd for the second longest in the National League...Only
Philadelphia’s Jimmy Rollins had a longer streak (36 games)...Also became the third active player to have a 20-plus game
hitting streak before the age of 23...The others are Edgar Renteria (22 straight in 1996) and Alex Rodriguez (21-game
batting streak in 1996).
• Was tied for the National League lead in runs scored (24) in the month of July with Ken Griffey, Jr. and Adam
Dunn...Edgardo Alfonzo was the last Met to lead the league in runs scored in a calendar month when he scored 31
runs in August, 1999.
• Had at least one stolen base in six straight games (eight total) from July 17-July 23, which tied the club record set by
Vince Coleman in 1991...It was the longest streak in baseball since Baltimore’s Luis Matos stole a base in six straight
contests in October of 2001.
• Tied a club-record with two sacrifice flies in a 6-4 win at Yankee Stadium on June 24.
• Swiped 12 bases in June...It was the most by a Met in a calendar month since Cedeño had 14 stolen bases and Rickey
Henderson had 13 in June of 1999.
• Became the third Mets shortstop (fifth time) to have 20 or more stolen bases in a season...Bud Harrelson had 23
stolen bases as a shortstop in 1970 and 28 in 1971, while Frank Taveras had 42 stolen bases (while playing shortstop)
in 1979 and 32 steals in 1980.
• Had seven triples in May to set a club record for triples in a calendar month...Lance Johnson held the previous record,
hitting six triples in April, 1996...Also became the first NL player to have seven triples in a month since Houston’s Craig
Reynolds in May, 1981.
• Collected a career-high two triples on May 26 at Florida and on May 18 vs. Cincinnati...Became the only Met to have
two multiple-triple games in the same season.
• On May 18 vs. Cincinnati, became the first Met to hit two triples in the same contest since Timo Perez did it August 8,
2002 at Milwaukee...Also became the first Met to hit triples from both sides of the plate in the same game.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOSE REYES

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOSE REYES
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOSE REYES.....................................................................................................................................................................................

2003

• Was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on September 5 (retroactive to September 1) with a Grade 2 sprain of the
left ankle...Injured his ankle sliding into second base on August 31 vs. Philadelphia.
• Received one third place vote in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting.
• Finished the year with a 35-game errorless streak, which was the second longest streak by a shortstop at the end of
the 2003 season in the majors...His last error came on July 23 at Montreal....Alex Gonzalez of the Chicago Cubs had
a 38-game errorless streak.
• Set a Mets rookie record for hits in a month with 39 hits in August...The old mark was set by Jay Payton with 37 hits
in June, 2000.
• Collected the first multiple-home run game of his career on August 28 at Atlanta (off Mike Hampton and Trey
Hodges)...Hit a home run from each side of the plate, becoming the first rookie to accomplish that feat since Brian
Simmons of the Chicago White Sox on September 26, 1988 at Kansas City...Also became the youngest player in major
league history to accomplish the feat at 20 years and 78 days old.
• Hit safely in a career-best 17 consecutive games from July 30-August 18...The 17-game hitting streak was also the
second longest in club history by a rookie...Mike Vail hit in 23 straight games in 1975.
• Went 3-4 with a grand slam (off Jarrod Washburn), five RBI (tied for the club-high this year) and a stolen base, June 15
at Anaheim...Became the second Mets player in history (Jack Hamilton-May 20, 1967 vs. the Cardinals) to have his first
major league home run be a grand slam...Also became the youngest player in the majors to hit a grand slam since
19-year-old Tony Conigliaro hit one for the Boston Red Sox in 1964.
• Made his major league debut, June 10 at Texas (started at shortstop)...Went 2-4 with a double and two runs...Singled
in his first major league at-bat (off John Thomson)... In that game, he became the ninth teenager to play for the
Mets...Turned 20 years old on June 11.

2002



Captured the Mets Sterling Organizational Player of the Year Award.
Honored as USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year.
Also was selected the 2002 Sports Ticker Teenager of the Year, and to Sports Ticker's All-Prospect team.
Led all minor leaguers with 19 triples...Finished fourth in the FSL in triples and was tied for second in the Eastern
League in triples.
• Named the Most Valuable Player of the Futures All-Star Game, played on July 8 at Milwaukee...Had a three-run,
game-winning triple.
• Won the FSL's Player of the Week honors for the week of June 10-June 16.
• Picked to both the Florida State League and Eastern League All-Star teams.

2001

• Shared Capital City’s Doubleday Award, emblematic of the team’s MostValuable Player, with first baseman Craig Brazell.
• Was the youngest player to play in a full-season league in 2001.

BACKGROUND





Jose Bernabe Reyes attended Liceo Delia Reyes High School in the Dominican Republic.
Played for Felix de Leon, since his high school did not have a baseball team.
Participated in Major League Baseball’s All-Star Tour of Japan in November, 2006.
Involved in Citi Field’s historic groundbreaking ceremony on November 13, 2006.
Founded the Santiago RBI program, which is an extension of Major League Baseball’s RBI program...This program is
designed to help youngsters learn the fundamentals of baseball while gaining an education...As part of the program,
Jose continues to donate money to help rebuild fields in his hometown.
• Participated in Mayor Bloomberg’s “Wake Up! NYC” campaign to reduce truancy and chronic absenteeism in city
schools where he pre-recorded morning wake-up calls for students.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on August 16, 1999.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, September 5, 2003 (retroactive to September 1)-end of the season, with a Grade 2 sprain
of the left ankle.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 15-June 19, 2004, with a strained right hamstring.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, August 13 (retroactive to August 12)-September 24, 2004, with a stress fracture of the
left fibula.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 26, 2009-end of season, with an injury to his right leg.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 26-April 10, 2010, with a hyperactive thyroid.
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YEAR TEAM
2000 Kingsport (R)
2001 Capital City (A)
2002 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2003 Norfolk (AAA)
METS
2004 METS
Binghamton (AA)#
St. Lucie (A)#
2005 METS
2006 METS
2007 METS
2008 METS
2009 METS
2010 St. Lucie (A)#
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.250
.307
.288
.287
.269
.307
.255
.111
.261
.273
.300
.280
.297
.279
.000
.282
.284

G AB
R
H
49 132 22 33
108 407 71 125
69 288 58 83
65 275 46 79
42 160 28 43
69 274 47 84
53 220 33 56
4
18
2
2
6
23
3
6
161 *696 99 190
153 647 122 194
160 681 119 191
159 688 113 *204
36 147 18 41
1
4
0
0
133 563 83 159
344 1307 230 371

2B
3
22
10
16
6
12
16
0
2
24
30
36
37
7
0
29
59

3B
3
15
11
8
4
4
2
0
0
*17
*17
12
*19
2
0
10
41

Major League Totals

.286 924 3916 634 1119 191

83

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO
0
8 3
1
3 20 37
5
48 5
3
2 18 71
6
38 4
4
1 30 35
2
24 2
0
2 16 42
0
13 4
1
1 15 25
5
32 2
3
0 13 36
2
14 4
0
0
5 31
0
3 0
1
0
2
4
0
1 0
0
0
0
3
7
58 4
4
2 27 78
19
81 2
0
1 53 81
12
57 5
1
1 77 78
16
68 5
3
1 66 82
2
15 0
1 18
1 19
0
1 0
0
0
0
0
11
54 4
3
2 31 63
13 136 18 10
9 101 217
74

379 26

15

SB
10
30
31
27
26
13
19
3
2
*60
*64
*78
56
11
0
30
129

CS
4
10
13
11
5
3
2
1
0
15
17
*21
15
2
0
10
44

7 290 468 331 85

SLG
.318
.472
.462
.425
.356
.434
.373
.111
.348
.386
.487
.421
.472
.395
.000
.428
.422

OBP
.359
.337
.353
.331
.333
.334
.271
.190
.261
.300
.354
.354
.358
.355
.000
.321
.337

E
11
18
12
17
5
9
6
0
1
18
17
12
17
5
0
15
64

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JOSE REYES

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2006 Mets/Los Angeles
Division Series Totals

AVG.
.167
.167

G
3
3

AB
12
12

R
2
2

H
2
2

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
3 0
0
0
0
3 0
0
0

BB
2
2

SO SB CS SLG OBP
2
1 1 .167 .286
2
1 1 .167 .286

E
0
0

AVG.
.281
.281

G
7
7

AB
32
32

R
5
5

H
9
9

2B 3B
1
1
1
1

HR RBI SH SF HBP
1
2 0
0
0
1
2 0
0
0

BB
1
1

SO SB CS SLG OBP
3
2 0 .469 .303
3
2 0 .469 .303

E
0
0

AVG.

G

AB

R

H

BB

SO SB CS SLG OBP

E

.750

1

4

1

3

.750

1

4

1

3

2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HBP
INJURED - DID NOT PLAY
1
0
0
0 0
0
0
INJURED - DID NOT PLAY
1
0
0
0 0
0
0

H
1
1
2

2B 3B
0
0
0
0
0
0

BB
1
2
3

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2006 NL/Pittsburgh
2007 NL/San Francisco
2010 NL/Anaheim
All-Star Game Totals

0

0

1

0 1.000 .750

0

0

0

1

0 1.000 .750

0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
2 0 .167 .286
2
0 0 .111 .273
2
2 0 .133 .278

E
0
0
0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Dominican Republic
2009 Dominican Republic
WBC Totals

AVG.
.167
.111
.133

G
4
3
7

AB
6
9
15

R
1
2
3

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
2B
43
SS 875

PO
75
1190

A
117
2378

E
4
95

PCT.
.980
.974

TC
196
3663

DP
26
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LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2006 METS/St. Louis
LCS Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOSE REYES

SCOUTING & MINORS ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ

HEIGHT: 6-3

WEIGHT: 248

BATS: Right

OPENING DAY AGE: 19
BIRTHPLACE: San Cristobal, DR

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: November 1, 1991
RESIDES: San Cristobal, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Ismael Cruz
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Daughter, Esteisy Veronica (8/2/06)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Led the South Atlantic League in strikeouts (152 in 146.0 innings).
• Finished third in the SAL in ERA.
• Tied for first in the league in games started, fifth in innings pitched and third with a .214 opponents batting average
against.
• Named the SAL’s Pitcher of the Week,August 23-August 29, going 2-0 with an 0.56 ERA (one earned run/16.0 innings).
• Was 1-1 with a 2.79 ERA in six starts in May (nine earned runs/29.0 innings) and 3-1 with a 1.57 ERA in five games
in June (five earned runs/28.2 innings).
• Struck out a season-high 12 batters in 6.0 innings vs. Ashville on August 23.
• Went a season-high 7.0 innings four different times.
• Won three straight starts, June 7-June 17 against Kannapolis, Greensboro and Augusta.
• Righthanded hitters compiled a .204 (69-338) batting average against him, while lefthanded hitters batted .232 (47-203).

2009

• Was a combined 5-2 with a 2.74 ERA (19 earned runs in 62.1 innings) in 12 starts for Kingsport (R) of the Appalachian
League and Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League...Gave up 44 hits, with 29 walks and 60 strikeouts.

BACKGROUND

• Armando A Rodriguez attended Cenapec High School in the Dominican Republic.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 2008.
YEAR TEAM
2000 Kingsport (R)
2001 Capital City (A)
2006 METS
2007 METS
2008 METS
2009 METS
2010 St. Lucie (A)#
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.250
.307
.300
.280
.297
.279
.000
.282
.284

G AB
49 132
108 407
153 647
160 681
159 688
36 147
1
4
133 563
344 1307

R
22
71
122
119
113
18
0
83
230

H
33
125
194
191
*204
41
0
159
371

2B 3B
3
3
22 15
30 *17
36 12
37 *19
7
2
0
0
29 10
59 41

Major League Totals

.286 924 3916 634 1119 191

83

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO
0
8 3
1
3 20 37
5
48 5
3
2 18 71
19
81 2
0
1 53 81
12
57 5
1
1 77 78
16
68 5
3
1 66 82
2
15 0
1 18
1 19
0
1 0
0
0
0
0
11
54 4
3
2 31 63
13 136 18 10
9 101 217
74

379 26

15

* - led league
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SB
10
30
*64
*78
56
11
0
30
129

CS
4
10
17
*21
15
2
0
10
44

7 290 468 331 85

SLG
.318
.472
.487
.421
.472
.395
.000
.428
.422

OBP
.359
.337
.354
.354
.358
.355
.000
.321
.337

E
11
18
17
12
17
5
0
15
64

.434 .335 99

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 195

OPENING DAY AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Caracas,VZ

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

75

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: January 7, 1982
RESIDES: Caracas,VZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 7 Years, 150 Days
SIGNED BY: George Lauzengue & Bob Fountaine Jr. (Los Angeles-AL)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a free agent on December 10, 2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Son, Francisco (9/14/09); Daughter, Angelina (9/14/09)

CAREER HONORS: Set the single-season major league save record with 62 (2008)...Is a four-time All-Star (2004,
2007, 2008 and 2009)...The Sporting News’American League Fireman of theYear (2006)...American League Player of the
Week (August 18-August 24, 2008)...Named the DHL Delivery Man of the Month (August, 2006)...AL’s Rolaids Relief
Man (September, 2005)...His 254 saves since the start of the 2005 season are most in the majors...Has struck out 11.3
per nine innings, good for third best all-time among pitchers with at least 400 games (Brad Lidge, 12.0 and Billy Wagner,
11.9)...Has held opposing hitters to a .194 batting average in his career, the third lowest mark in major league history.
POSTESEASON HONORS: Won five games in the 2002 playoffs, tying Arizona’s Randy Johnson (2001) for most
ever in a postseason, and setting the mark for most by a reliever.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Was placed on the Restricted List for two days on August 12 as a result of
FRANCISCO’S BESTS
an altercation at Citi Field following the game against the Rockies on August WIN STREAK
11.
5 games
• Pitched a scoreless inning, his last appearance of the season, August 14 2 times, 6/18/07-8/17/07
against the Phillies.
LOSS STREAK
• Placed on the Disqualified List on August 16 after it was discovered he had 6 games
torn the ligament in his right thumb in the August 11 incident...Removed 7/30/05-6/16/06
from the Disqualified List on October 19.
STRIKEOUTS GAME
• Picked up his 250th career save,April 22 vs. Chicago (NL)...Became the 29th 5 strikeouts
2 times, last, 5/9/04, Los Angeles (AL)
pitcher in major league history to reach that plateau.
• Notched his 252nd career save in his 500th career game...The only other vs.Tampa Bay
pitchers with as many saves in their first 500 games are Mariano Rivera LONGEST OUTING
(273),Troy Percival (266),Trevor Hoffman (264), John Wetteland (258) and 3.0 innings
8/9/03, Los Angeles (AL) at Cleveland
Rod Beck (252).
• Converted 25 of 30 save chances (83 percent)...It was his sixth straight MOST WALKS, GAME
4 walks
season with 25 or more saves.
• Allowed a run on two hits in 1.0 inning at St. Louis on April 17, but still 7/30/05, Los Angeles (AL) vs. NewYork (AL)
SCORELESS STREAK
picked up the victory in New York’s 2-1, 20-inning triumph.
30.2 innings
• Finished June with nine saves, tied for second in the majors.
7/2/06-9/14/06
• Threw a season-high 2.1 innings on June 2 at San Diego...It was his longest
outing since he also went 2.1 innings on May 9, 2004 for Anaheim vs.Tampa
Bay...It was the fifth time he has thrown 2.1 innings...Needed a career-tying 46 pitches (July 2, 2009 at Pittsburgh) to finish
the game...It was the sixth time he has thrown 40 or more pitches in a game.
• Picked up his 18th save of the year, June 30 at Florida, getting four outs and stranding two runners...It was his third save
of the season of more than 1.0 inning, the most he has had in one year since he finished 2006 with six.
• Had a 2.25 ERA (four earned runs/16.0 innings) in save situations and a 2.18 ERA (three earned runs/12.1 innings) in
non-save situations.
• Compiled a 3.19 strikeout to walk ratio, his best mark since 2006...His WHIP (1.15) is also his best since 2006 (1.10).
• Struck out 10.52 batters per 9.0 innings, his top performance since 2007 (12.03).
• Picked up his third, five-out save of the season and the 10th of his career with at least five outs on August 7 at
Pittsburgh...The other five-out saves came on May 23 at Yankee Stadium and April 22 vs. the Cubs.
• Ended the year with a string of 10.1 scoreless innings (nine games) from July 23-August 24.
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FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ..............................................................................................................................................................

2009

• Finished tied for seventh in the National League with 35 saves...It was his fifth straight year with 30 or more saves.
• Over the last five years (2005-2009), he leads the majors with 229 saves...Minnesota’s Joe Nathan is second with 202.
• Notched his 238th career save in NewYork’s 4-2 win vs. Chicago (NL) on September 6 to become the all-time saves
leader by a Venezuelan-born pitcher, passing Ugueth Urbina...Now has 243 career saves.
• His 35 saves were the sixth-most in franchise history in a single season...It was also the second-highest total by a pitcher
in his first season with the Mets, behind Billy Wagner’s 40 saves in 2006.
• Named to his fourth All-Star team...Pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the All-Star Game at St. Louis.
• Converted his first 16 save opportunities with the Mets to establish a franchise record...His streak ended with a blown save
on June 12 against theYankees atYankee Stadium...AnthonyYoung held the previous mark with 12 straight saves in 1992.
• Had a 0.57 ERA (two earned runs/31.1 innings pitched) in his first 30 appearances...That’s the lowest ERA by any
reliever in team history over his first 30 outings of a season...The previous mark was 0.58 ERA by Doug Sisk in 1984.
• Held opponents to a .169 (20-118) batting average with runners on base, the eighth-lowest average in the majors
(minimum 100 at-bats)...Opponents hit .119 (5-42) against him with two-or-more runners on base.
• Has struck out 11.4 batters per nine innings
during his major league career, the third-best
ALL TIME CAREER STRIKEOUT RATIO
ratio all-time among pitchers with at least 400
MINIMUM 400 GAMES
games...Also has held the opposition to a .191
batting average, the third-lowest mark in major
1. Brad Lidge ............................................................ 12.0
2. Billy Wagner ...........................................................11.9
league history (minimum of 400 games).
3. FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ................ 11.3
• Did not allow an earned run in 55 of his 70
outings...Notched 73 strikeouts in 68.0 innings.
• Lefthanded batters hit .185 (24-130) and righthanded hitters had a .223 (27-121) batting mark.
• Went 2-1 with 20 saves and a 2.33 ERA (10 earned runs/38.2 innings pitched) at Citi Field.
• Stranded the bases loaded in consecutive outings: September 2 at Colorado and September 4 vs. Chicago (NL).
• Picked up his third win by striking out the side on August 16 vs. San Francisco in New York’s 3-2 victory.
• Pitched 2.0 innings on July 2 at Pittsburgh to notch his second victory in a 9-8 win in 10 innings.
• Saved three, 1-0 games (April 18 vs. Milwaukee, May 6 vs. Philadelphia and July 1 at Milwaukee)...Two of those saves (May
6 vs. Phillies and April 18 vs. Brewers) preserved a victory for Johan Santana...Twenty other pairs of teammates notched a
win and a save in a pair of 1-0 games in one year, but Rodriguez and Santana were the first to do it before the end of May.
• With his save on May 7 vs. Philadelphia, he recorded saves in four consecutive days (May 4-May 7), a personal-best...The
last Mets pitcher to save a game on four consecutive dates was Braden Looper on May 31-June 3, 2004.
• Did not allow an earned run in 16.0 innings in May...Only four other Mets pitchers have thrown that many innings in
a month without allowing an earned run (Dwight Gooden in September, 1985-44.0 innings pitched, Rick Aguilera in
May, 1989-19.1 innings pitched, Cal Koonce in May, 1968-17.2 innings pitched and Duaner Sanchez in April, 2006-16.0
innings pitched)...Was named the Mets Sharp Pitcher of the Month for May.
• Did not surrender an earned run over 25.2 innings from April 27-June 16.
• Tossed 2.0 shutout innings to pick up his first win as a Met on May 12 vs. Atlanta in a 4-3, 10-inning triumph.
• Earned three saves and didn’t allow a run in 5.2 innings in five games for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic...
Notched eight strikeouts.
• Was 1-1 with one save in six games for Tiburones de La Guaria of the Venezuelan Winter League...Recorded seven
strikeouts in 5.0 innings of work.

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2008

• Set major league records with 62 saves and 69 chances (BobbyThigpen, 57 and 65 in 1990)...Twenty-three saves came
with a one-run lead, while 22 were with a two-run advantage.
• Earned his 58th save to set a single-season record on September 13 vs. Seattle...His 62nd save came on September
24 at Seattle in his 69th chance.
• Was the quickest to 50 saves (129 games), 40 saves (98 games), and 30 saves (76 games) in MLB history...His 30th save
on June 22 was also earliest by date...Atlanta’s John Smoltz held the 40-save mark at 108 games in 2003, while Danny
Graves reached 30 saves on June 30, 2004 in Cincinnati’s 77th game.
• Became the youngest pitcher to save 50 games in a season when he did so at 26 years, 7 months and 17 days (Eric
Gagne, 26 years, 8 months and 14 days on September 21, 2002).
• Collected the 200th save of his career on September 2 at Detroit...Became the youngest pitcher in history with 200
saves (26 years, 239 days)...Was also the youngest to 100 saves, reaching the mark on September 10, 2006 at the age
of 24 years and 224 days.
• Broke John Smoltz’s record of most saves by the All-Star break (34 in 2003), recording number 38 on July 13 at Oakland.
• Converted 25 straight saves (April 14-June 11), breaking his own team record of 22 (August 20, 2005-April 16, 2006).
• Won the American League Player of the Week award for the week of July 31-August 3...Had three saves, five strikeouts
and did not allow a run in 4.0 innings.
• Made his third AL All-Star team...Threw 0.1 innings during the American League’s 4-3, 15-inning win atYankee Stadium.
POSTSEASON: Appeared in two games of the American League Division Series against Boston and took the loss in
Game Two...For the series, gave up five hits, two runs, with two walks in 2.1 innings.

2007

• Tied for second in the AL with 40 saves, his third consecutive 40-save season.
• Posted his 38th save of the season on September 23 vs. Seattle to clinch the AL West division title.
• Made his second All-Star team and recorded the save in the American League’s 5-4 win at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
POSTSEASON: Allowed the first game-ending home run of his career in GameTwo of the American League Division
Series...Manny Ramirez’s three-run home run gave Boston a 6-3 win.

2006

• Named The Sporting News’ American League Fireman of the Year.
• Also won the American League’s Rolaids Relief Man Award.
• Tossed 1.0 scoreless inning, striking out the side, September 30 vs. Oakland to set then team record with 47 saves...
Broke Bryan Harvey’s record of 46, set in 1991.
• Recorded his 100th career save on September 10 vs.Toronto to become the youngest player in major league history
to do so at 24 years, 227 days (Gregg Olson; 25 years, 204 days).
• Finished fourth on the AL CyYoung Award ballot...Earned five points with one second place vote and two third place votes.
• Set career bests and led his club in ERA, saves and games finished (58).
• Led the majors in saves...Also paced AL in saves for second straight season (45 in 2005), the only Angel to do so in
club history.
• Allowed two home runs in a game for the first time in his big league career, June 4 at Cleveland.
• Had a team-record consecutive save streak snapped at 22 on April 19 at Minnesota.
• On April 8 vs. the Yankees, converted his 21st consecutive save, dating back to August 20, 2005...Broke Troy Percival’s
club record of 20 straight, set in 2003 (June 8-August 22).

2005

• Tied for the AL lead in saves with Cleveland’s Bob Wickman.
• Became the second player in history to record a 40-save season before turning 24 years old (Chad Cordero, 2005).
POSTSEASON: Saved two games in the ALDS, including the Angels’ deciding Game Five win over theYankees...Pitched
1.1 innings in the series-clinching win...Struck out three and did not allow an earned run in two appearances against
the White Sox in the ALCS.

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MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ..............................................................................................................................................................

2004

• Finished fourth in AL Cy Young Award balloting with one third place vote.
• Set career bests in strikeouts and games...Set a team record for strikeouts by a reliever.
• Named to his first All-Star team...Pitched 0.2 innings in the American League’s 9-4 win at Minute Maid Park in
Houston...Was the youngest player on the AL squad at 22 years old.
• Suffered his only loss of the season, June 4 vs. Cleveland...It was his first career loss in Anaheim.
POSTSEASON: Saved two games in the ALDS, including the Angels’ deciding Game Five win over theYankees...Pitched
Went 0-2 in the ALDS vs. Boston...Allowed two runs, earned, four hits, and three walks over 4.2 innings...He struck out
five.

2003

• Led the American League in batting average against (.172).
• Earned his first career save, April 11 vs. Oakland...Picked up his other save on September 26 vs.Texas.
• Picked up his first major league win on April 17 at Texas.

2002

• Started the season with Arkansas (AA) of the Texas League, while transitioning from starter to reliever (was 11-12 in
42 career starts).
• Had his contract selected from Salt Lake (AAA) of the Pacific Coast Lake on September 15.
• Made his major league debut on September 18 at Oakland at the age of 20 years, eight months and 11 days.
• Tied a club record by striking out eight consecutive batters over four games, September 18-September 25...Nolan Ryan
accomplished the feat twice, both times in the same game.
POSTSEASON: Struck out 28 in 11 games, the most ever by a reliever in a single postseason (Jesse Barnes, 1921 and
John Rocker, 1999; 18)...Became the youngest player at 20 years,
286 days to win a World Series game, picking up the
victory with 3.0 innings of scoreless relief in Game
Two...Held opponents to a .156 average against during
the postseason, and averaged 13.5 strikeouts per nine
innings...Earned his fourth victory of the postseason
with a win in Game Five of the ALCS against
Minnesota...Became the fifth AL pitcher to win four
games in a postseason, matching the most in AL
history...Became the second rookie to win four
games in a single postseason (Livan Hernandez,
1997)...Became the second pitcher in major league
history to win two playoff games before the age of
21 (Fernando Valenzuela, 1981) and the first major
pitcher to post his first two major league wins of his
career in postseason play.

2001

• Tossed the first complete-game shutout of his
career on June 10 vs. Mudville.

1999

• Led the Pioneer League in strikeouts per nine
innings (11.7) and holding opponents to a .182
average against.

BACKGROUND





Francisco Jose Rodriguez attended Juan Lovera School in Venezuela.
Has 13 siblings and was raised by his grandparents.
Began pitching at the age of seven at the Graciano Ravelo Baseball School in Caracas,VZ.
Signed with Los Angeles (AL) four months shy of his 17th birthday in 1998.
Pitched for the 1998 Venezuelan National Team at the Pan-American Youth Championship in Mexico.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS





Signed by the Anaheim Angels as a non-drafted free agent on September 24, 1998.
On the 15-Day Disabled List, May 23 (retroactive to May 15)-May 31, 2005, with a strained right forearm.
Signed by the New York Mets as a free agent on December 10, 2008.
Placed on the Restricted List on August 12-August 14, 2010.
Placed on the Disqualified List on August 17, 2010-end of the season...Removed from the Disqualified List on October
19, 2010.

W-L
YEAR TEAM
1-1
1999 Butte (R)
1-0
Boise (A)
2000 Lake Elsinore (A)
4-4
2001 Rancho Cucamonga (A) 5-7
2002 Arkansas (AA)
3-3
Salt Lake (AAA)
2-3
0-0
LOS ANGELES (AL)
8-3
2003 LOS ANGELES (AL)
2004 LOS ANGELES (AL)
4-1
2005 LOS ANGELES (AL)
2-5
2006 LOS ANGELES (AL)
2-3
2007 LOS ANGELES (AL)
5-2
2008 LOS ANGELES (AL)
2-3
2009 METS
3-6
2010 METS
4-2
Minor League Totals
16-18
American League Totals
National League Totals
Major League Totals

ERA
3.31
5.40
2.81
5.38
1.96
2.57
0.00
3.03
1.82
2.67
1.73
2.81
2.24
3.71
2.20
3.71

G
12
1
13
20
23
27
5
59
69
66
69
64
76
70
53
96

GS CG SHO SV
IP
9 1
0
0 51.2
1 0
0
0
5.0
12 0
0
0 64.0
20 1
1
0 113.2
0 0
0
9 41.1
0 0
0
6 42.0
0 0
0
0
5.2
0 0
0
2 86.0
0 0
0 12 84.0
0 0
0 45 67.1
0 0
0 47 73.0
0 0
0 40 67.1
0 0
0 *62 68.1
0 0
0 35 68.0
0 0
0 25 57.1
42 2
1 15 317.2

H
33
3
43
127
32
30
3
50
51
45
52
50
54
51
45
268

R
21
4
29
72
13
13
0
30
21
20
16
22
21
34
14
152

ER
19
3
20
68
9
12
0
29
17
20
14
21
17
28
14
131

HR HB
1 3
0 0
2 1
13 6
2 0
1 3
0 1
12 2
2 1
7 0
6 1
3 1
4 2
7 1
3 2
19 13

BB
21
1
32
55
15
13
2
35
33
32
28
34
34
38
21
137

23-17

2.35 408

0

0

0 208 451.2

305

130

118

34

8

198

7-8

3.02 123

0

0

0

60 125.1

96

48

42

10

3

59

30-25

2.50 531

0

0

0 268 577.0

401

178

160

44

11

SO
69
6
79
147
61
59
13
95
123
91
98
90
77
73
67
421

WP BK
10 3
0 0
12 1
17 4
7 1
2 0
0 0
7 0
5 0
8 0
10 0
7 1
6 0
1 0
3 1
48 9

587 43
140

1

4

1

257

727 47

2

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
W-L ERA
2002 Los Angeles (AL)/New York (AL) 2-0 3.18
2004 Los Angeles (AL)/Boston 0-2 3.86
2005 Los Angeles (AL)/New York (AL) 0-0 2.70
2007 Los Angeles (AL)/Boston 0-0 54.05
2008 Los Angeles (AL)/Boston 0-1 7.71
Division Series Totals
2-3 6.43

G
3
2
3
1
2
11

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
0
2
0
0
2

IP
5.2
4.2
3.1
0.1
2.1
16.1

H
2
4
5
1
5
17

R
2
2
1
2
2
9

ER
2
2
1
2
2
9

HR HB
1 0
0 1
1 0
0 0
1 0
3 0

BB
2
3
0
1
2
8

SO WP BK
8 1 0
5 2 0
2 0 0
1 0 0
2 0 0
18 3 0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
W-L
2002 Los Angeles (AL)/Minnesota 2-0
2005 Los Angeles (AL)/Chicago (AL) 0-0
LCS Totals
2-0

ERA
0.00
0.00
0.00

G
4
2
6

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
1
1

IP
4.1
2.1
6.2

H
2
2
4

R
0
2
2

ER
0
0
0

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 0

BB
2
3
5

SO WP BK
7 0 1
3 0 0
10 0 1

ERA
2.08
2.08

G
4
4

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
0

IP
8.2
8.2

H
6
6

R
3
3

ER
2
2

HR HB
1 0
1 0

BB
1
1

SO WP BK
13 1 0
13 1 0

WORLD SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2002 Los Angeles (AL)/SF
World Series Totals

W-L
1-1
1-1

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MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ ..............................................................................................................................................................

ALL-STAR GAMES
YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2004 AL/Houston
2007 AL/San Francisco
2008 AL/New York
2009 NL/St. Louis
All-Star Totals

W-L
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

ERA
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00

G
1
1
1
1
4

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
1
0
0
1

IP
0.1
0.1
0.1
1.0
2.0

H
0
0
0
0
0

R
0
0
0
0
0

ER
0
0
0
0
0

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0
0 0

BB
0
2
1
0
3

SO WP BK
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
1 0 0
1 0 0

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
1
3
4

IP
3.0
5.2
8.2

H
0
2
2

R
0
0
0

ER
0
0
0

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 0

BB
0
2
2

SO WP BK
3 0 0
8 0 0
11 0 0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Venezuela
2009 Venezuela
WBC Totals

W-L
0-0
0-0
0-0

ERA
0.00
0.00
0.00

G
3
5
8

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

AVG
G
--- 53
--- 531

AB
0
0

R
0
0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
531

46

PO
40

A
44

E
3

PCT.
.966

TC
87

DP
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0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0
--- --1
0 0
--- ---

E
0
3

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 237

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Merced, CA

CATCHER
BATS: Right

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THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: September 2, 1984
RESIDES: Merced, CA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 years, 108 days
SIGNED BY: Tom Hinkle (Detroit)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a minor league free agent on December 6, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

2009

2008

• Made his major league debut on September 4 vs. Los Angeles after Detroit
selected his contract from Toledo (AAA) of the International League on
September 2...Entered the game as a defensive replacement behind the plate.
• Hit a two-run home run off Glen Perkins on September 7 at Minnesota for
his first major league hit.
• Collected four hits on September 17 at Texas.
• Opened the season with Erie (AA) of the Eastern League and was named
to the mid-season All-Star team.

2007

• Limited to 46 games with Lakeland (A) of the Florida State League as he
was sidelined for three months with a right knee contusion...Assigned to the
GCL Tigers (R) of the Gulf Coast League as part of a rehabilitation
assignment.

2006

• Spent his second season with West Michigan (A) of the Midwest League.

HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
2, last, 9/25/08 Detroit at Tampa Bay
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
2 RBI
3 times, last, 7/28/09, Detroit at Texas
STOLEN BASES, GAME
None
HITTING STREAK
5 games
9/25/08-6/25/09
GRAND SLAMS
None

2005

• Spent the entire season with West Michigan (A) of the Midwest League.
• Led all Midwest League catchers with a .990 fielding percentage.
• Hit a grand slam on July 24 at Southwest Michigan, collecting a season-high five RBI.

2004

• Made his professional debut with Oneonta (A) of the New York-Penn League after signing with the Tigers as a
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• Had two stints with Detroit after beginning the season with Toledo (AAA)
of the International League...Played in 12 games for theTigers, including eight
starts behind the plate...Hit safely in his first two games (2-6, .333) before
going 2-20 (.100) over his final 10.
• Appeared at catcher in each of his 63 minor league contests...Hit .257 while
posting a .359 on-base percentage and .455 slugging percentage.

DUSTY’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
9/17/08 Detroit at Texas

DUSTY RYAN

• Spent the entire season with Portland (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
• Played 68 games at catcher and 12 as the designated hitter...Also had nine
at-bats as a pinch-hitter, collecting one hit (.111).
• Hit .296 (29-98) after the All-Star break with three home runs and 17 RBI.
• Hit a grand slam on August 26 at Tacoma.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

DUSTY RYAN

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
DUSTY RYAN
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

DUSTY RYAN ...................................................................................................................................................................................

BACKGROUND

• Dusty Mitchell Ryan graduated from Golden Valley High School in 2002.
• Attended Merced Junior College.
• Hobbies include hunting and biking.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 48th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the San Diego Padres in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on December
21, 2009.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a minor league free agent on December 6, 2010.
YEAR
2004
2005
2006
2007

TEAM
Oneonta (A)
West Michigan (A)
West Michigan (A)
GCL Tigers (R)
Lakeland (A)
2008 Erie (AA)
Toledo (AAA)
DETROIT (AL)
2009 Toledo (AAA)
DETROIT (AL)
2010 Portland (AAA)
Minor League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
H
.274 54 157 20 43
.183 75 241 21 44
.245 98 322 49 79
.063
6
16
1
1
.214 46 145 17 31
.253 82 296 46 75
.315 20
73 12 23
.318 15
44
6 14
.257 63 202 25 52
.154 12
26
1
4
.199 89 261 29 52
.234 533 1713 220 400

Major League Totals

.257

27

70

7

18

2B 3B
11
1
11
0
13
2
0
0
0
0
17
2
7
2
2
0
8
1
1
0
18
0
85
8
3

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB SO SB CS
4
26 2
4
2 24 52
6 4
4
21 4
2
2 22 70
3 3
6
35 3
1
5 44 102
3 4
0
1 0
0
0
4
5
0 0
7
22 0
2
3 18 52
0 1
15
50 0
2
2 38 95
2 1
2
13 0
1
1
6 27
0 0
2
7 0
1
0
5 13
0 0
10
35 1
0
3 29 64
2 0
0
4 0
0
0
4 12
0 1
7
30 0
1
3 50 99
2 1
55 233 10 13 21 235 566 18 14

0

2

11

0

1

0

9

25

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
C

G
27

PO
159

A
11

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
170

DP
0

PB
2

BIGGEST BLOWN LEADS
LEAD
8 runs
7 runs
7 runs
7 runs
7 runs
6 runs
6 runs
6 runs

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DATE
4/19/80
8/26/08
5/13/03
5/6/95
5/23/65
8/26/70
8/8/65
4/7/04

OPPONENT
at Chicago
at Philadelphia
at Colorado
at Cincinnati
at St. Louis
vs.Atlanta
vs. Chicago
at Atlanta

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SCORE
12-9
8-7 (13 innings)
9-8
13-11
8-7
9-7
14-10
18-10

1

SLG
.433
.278
.354
.063
.359
.476
.548
.500
.455
.192
.349
.389

OBP E
.369 5
.255 5
.344 8
.250 1
.310 3
.340 7
.370 1
.380 0
.359 2
.267 0
.333 7
.331 39

.386 .337

0

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 208

OPENING DAY AGE: 32
BIRTHPLACE: Tovar Merida,VZ

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

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THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: March 13, 1979
RESIDES: Tovar Merida,VZ

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 10 Years, 122 Days
SIGNED BY: Andres Reiner (Houston)
HOW OBTAINED: Acquired from the Minnesota Twins, in exchange for outfielder
Carlos Gomez, righthanded pitcher Philip Humber and minor league pitchers
Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra on February 2, 2008
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2013
FAMILY: Wife,Yasmile Garcia; Daughters, Jasmily (7/13/02) and Jasmine (4/20/05);
Son, Johan (4/14/09)

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

JOHAN SANTANA

CAREER HONORS: Led the National League in ERA and innings pitched in 2008...Is one of only five pitchers to
be a two-time unanimous American League Cy Young Award winner (2004 and 2006)...Is a four-time All-Star (2005,
2006, 2007 and 2009)...Rawlings Gold Glove recipient (2007)...Has six American League Pitcher of the Month honors
(August, 2003; July, 2004;August, 2004; September, 2004; June, 2006 and September, 2006) and was the National League
Pitcher of the Month twice (September, 2008,April 2009)...Was selected the AL’s Player of the Week three times (June
14-June 20, 2004; September 13-September 19, 2004 and August 13-August 19, 2007)...Named the National League
Co-Player of the Week (August 11-August 17, 2008)...Won the Pitching Triple Crown in 2006, leading the AL in wins
(19), strikeouts (245) and ERA (2.77)...His 133 victories are the most in major league history by a Venezuelan-born
player...Santana’s 3.10 ERA is the lowest of any active player (minimum 1,500 innings).

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• His season came to an end on September 14 when he underwent surgery to repair the tear of his anterior capsule
of his left shoulder...The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director, Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special
Surgery in Manhattan.
• Experienced discomfort in his shoulder area in his final start of the year, September 2 at Atlanta...Won that game, 5-2,
but came out after 5.0 innings after allowing one earned run on three hits, with one walk and three strikeouts.
• Hurled three straight complete games from August 12-August 22 vs. Colorado, at Houston and at Pittsburgh...Shut out
the Rockies, 4-0, and allowed four hits, with two walks and 10 strikeouts...Lost, 4-3, to the Astros on August 17...Gave
up four runs and nine hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in 8.0 innings...Also dropped a 2-1 decision to the Pirates
on August 22...Struck out nine and gave up four hits, with a walk in 8.0 innings.
• Became the first Mets pitcher since David Cone in 1990 to toss three consecutive complete games in a single
season...Also became the first Mets pitcher since Jerry Koosman in 1977 to toss consecutive complete games and lose
both...The last Mets pitcher to throw four straight complete games was Dwight Gooden from April 15-May 1, 1988.
• Finished the year on a strong note...In 13 starts beginning on July 1 vs.Washington, he went 6-4 with three no decisions
and a 2.37 ERA (25 earned runs/95.0 innings).
• Led the majors with 43.1 innings pitched and three complete games in August...Finished second in the National League
and fourth in the majors for the month with 47 strikeouts, one behind Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels.
• Is 65-23 after the All-Star Break for his career, the third best winning percentage (.739) in the history of the game...The
Phillies’ Roy Oswalt is first at .755, while the Reds’ Don Gullet is second at .742...His 2.75 ERA (256 earned runs/836.1
innings) is the top mark in major league history among active pitchers that qualify.
• This season he did not allow a run in eight starts, which tied him for third in the majors with Jon Lester of Boston and
Gio Gonzalez of Oakland...Roy Halladay and Roy Oswalt of the Phillies were first with nine...Had 16 starts when he
permitted one runs or less, tied for the most in the majors with the Cardinals’Adam Wainwright and the Rockies’ Ubaldo
Jimenez...Dwight Gooden holds the team record with 19 such starts in 1985...Santana’s 16 starts with one run or less
are tied for the fourth highest total in franchise history with Gooden’s total in 1984...Tied for second place are Frank
Viola (17, 1990) and Tom Seaver (17, 1971).
• Struck out 10 vs. Colorado on August 12, the second time in three outings that he reached double digits...Struck out
a season-high and 2010 team-best 11 batters on August 2 vs. Atlanta...His 11 strikeouts were the most by a Mets
pitcher since he struck out 11 on May 27, 2009 vs.Washington.
• On April 5, he went 6.0 innings and allowed one run and four hits to beat Florida, 7-1...It was his sixth Opening Day
start and his fourth straight with the Mets.

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JOHAN SANTANA ...........................................................................................................................................................................

• Allowed a career-high 10 runs on May 2 at Philadelphia...The last Mets pitcher to allowed 10 or more runs in a game
was Orlando Hernandez, who surrendered 11 runs on August 15, 2006 at Philadelphia...He also allowed four home
runs in a game for the fourth time in his career in that contest...The previous occurrence was June 9, 2009 vs.
Philadelphia...The Mets lefty allowed nine runs in the fourth inning, the most he’s allowed in a single frame in his career.
• Was 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in five April starts (seven earned runs/30.1 innings)
and 3-0 with a 2.06 ERA in six contests in July (10 earned runs/43.2 innings).
JOHAN’S BESTS
• For the season, he held opponents to a .199 (31-156) batting average and WIN STREAK
12 extra-base hits with runners in scoring position...The .199 average ranked 13 games
ranked ninth in the majors.
7/17/04-9/24/04
• Tossed a three-hit complete-game shutout to turn back the Reds at home LOSS STREAK
on July 6...In that game, he hit his first major league home run, a solo shot 4 games
against Matt Maloney in the third inning...Became the first Mets pitcher to hit 2 times, last, 6/6/08-6/28/08
a home run since John Maine hit one against Ian Snell of the Pirates, July 24,
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
2007...Became the second Mets pitcher to throw a complete game shutout
17 strikeouts
and hit a home run in the same game on July 6 vs. Cincinnati...Pete Falcone 8/19/07, Minnesota vs.Texas
accomplished the feat on September 29, 1981 when he beat the Phillies,
7-0, at Philadelphia...Santana is the sixth pitcher since 1983 to throw a shutout DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUT GAMES
49 games
while allowing three hits or fewer and hitting a home run in the same
last, 10 strikeouts, 8/12/10 vs. Colorado
game...The others to do it since then are Floyd Youmans (1986), Pete
Harnisch (1999), Chan Ho Park (2000), Jeff D'Amico (2003) and Mike LONGEST OUTING, STARTER
9.0 innings
Hampton (2005).
10 times, last, 8/12/10 vs. Colorado
• Collected two hits in a game for the fifth time in his career on May 28 at
LONGEST OUTING, RELIEVER
Milwaukee.
5.1 inning
• Put together a four-game hitting streak from August 7-August 22 (4-12, .333).
3 times, last, 5/31/02, Minnesota vs.Anaheim

2009

• Underwent surgery for the arthroscopic removal of multiple bone fragments
7 walks
from his left elbow on September 1 at the Hospital for Special Surgery...Mets 7/15/02, Minnesota vs.Anaheim
Medical Director Dr. David Altchek performed the procedure.
FEWESTWALKS,COMPLETE GAME
• Recorded his 119th career win on July 11 vs. Cincinnati, giving him the most
0 walks
victories by a Venezuelan-born player, passing Freddy Garcia...Santana now 4 times, last, 8/17/08 at Pittsburgh
has 122 career wins (Garcia has 121).
(Won, 4-0)
• Since 2004, he leads the major leagues in wins (99), strikeouts (1,335), ERA
SCORELESS STREAK
(2.86) and opponents batting average (.219).
33.0 innings
• Placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 25 with bone chips in his left 8/28/04-9/24/04
elbow.
LAST COMPLETE GAME
• Recorded 13 strikeouts, his most as a member of the Mets, on April 12 at 8/22/10 at Pittsburgh (Loss, 2-1)
Florida...The 13 strikeouts were the third-most of his career.
• After his fourth start, had a 0.70 ERA and 37 strikeouts...Before 2009, only LAST COMPLETE GAME SHUTOUT
two pitchers had an ERA under 0.75 and 36 or more strikeouts in their first 8/12/10 vs. Colorado (Won, 4-0)
four starts of a season: Fernando Valenzuela for the 1981 Dodgers (0.25 FEWEST HITS, COMPLETE GAME
ERA, 36 strikeouts) and Tom Cheney for the 1963 Senators (0.25 ERA, 38 3 hits
strikeouts)...Zack Greinke (0.00 ERA and 36 strikeouts) also accomplished 5 times, last, 8/12/10 vs. Colorado
the feat.
(Won, 4-0)
• Won the National League Pitcher of the Month for April...Went 3-1 with an
NL-best 1.10 ERA in five starts...Over 32.2 innings, he allowed 22 hits, six
runs, four earned, and nine walks, while striking out 44...He surrendered two runs or fewer in all five of his starts...It also
marked his second straight monthly honor (September, 2008) and eighth overall.
• Shut out the Phillies on May 6 for 7.0 innings to stretch his streak of starts allowing two runs or less to a career-best
12.
• His 0.78 ERA through seven starts was the lowest in franchise history to begin a season...Frank Viola had a 0.87 ERA
in 1990...Santana became the 14th pitcher since 1913 (the first season that earned runs officially were tracked in both
leagues) to post an ERA below 0.80 through his first seven starts of the season, including Zack Greinke (0.51) in
2009...Became the first NL pitcher to do it since Fernando Valenzuela (0.29) in 1981...Is only the third of those 14
pitchers to lose at least two of his first seven starts...The others were Dutch Leonard (4-2, 0.42) for the Red Sox in
1914 and Dana Fillingim (5-2, 0.29) for the 1918 Boston Braves.
• The Mets defeated the Phillies 1-0 on May 6, with Santana earning the win and Francisco Rodriguez collecting the save...It
was the second time that Santana won a 1-0 game that Rodriguez saved (April 18 vs. Milwaukee)...It was the first time
in major league history that teammates posted the win and the save in a pair of 1-0 games before the end of May.
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• The six runs allowed on May 16 at San Francisco snapped his streak of starts with two runs or less at 13...That stretch
was the longest ever fashioned by a current major leaguer...EdinsonVolquez had a string of 12 games in 2008...Santana
was 9-2 with a 1.57 ERA (17 earned runs/97.1 innings pitched) and 114 strikeouts in this span.
• Surrendered four home runs on June 9 at home to Philadelphia to tie his career-high...The lefthander had allowed that
many once before on July 23, 2007 at Toronto while with Minnesota...He also surrendered consecutive home runs to
Ryan Howard and Raul Ibanez in the fourth, the first time he allowed back-to-back home runs since July 17, 2008 at
Cincinnati (Adam Dunn and Juan Encarnacion)...Also recorded his first RBI since July 27, 2008 with a run-scoring double
in the sixth inning of that game, a 6-5 win over Philadelphia.
• From July 9, 2008-June 9, 2009, he went 17-3 in 20
decisions...Over that stretch, posted a 1.80 ERA (28
HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE
earned runs/140.1 innings pitched) and he allowed just
ACTIVE PITCHERS
113 hits and 35 walks, while striking out 145.
MINIMUM: 125 GAMES
• Suffered through the worst start of his career on June 14
1. Roy Halladay .......................................................663 (169-86)
at the Yankees...In a 15-0 loss, he allowed a career-high
nine runs and nine hits in 3.0 innings, matching his shortest 2. JOHAN SANTANA.............................658 (133-69)
3. Tim Hudson.........................................................655 (165-87)
start ever...He was pulled on September 26, 2007 in
4. Roy Oswalt .........................................................644 (150-83)
Detroit after 3.0 innings due to a one hour and 18 minute
5. CC Sabathia .........................................................641 (157-88)
rain delay and lasted 3.0 innings on May 23, 2004 at home
against Chicago (AL).
• Improved to 2-0 in 2009 against former Cy Young award winners when he beat Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals,
3-2, on June 25...Santana also outpitched Randy Johnson in San Francisco on May 16 to earn a 9-6 victory.
• Allowed three hits in his start on July 5 at Philadelphia, but dropped a 2-0 decision...Finished the season 3-3 with a 1.80
ERA in six games in which he allowed three hits or less.
• Won his 10th game on July 11, marking the seventh consecutive season in which has won double-digit games.
• Struck out Atlanta’sYunel Escobar on July 18 for his 1,700th career strikeout...Reached that milestone in 1,600.2 innings,
the third-fewest among active pitchers behind only Pedro Martinez (1,483.2 innings pitched) and Randy Johnson
(1,514.2 innings pitched).
• On July 24, Michael Bourn stole the only base against the lefthander in 2009 when, in the fourth inning, the Houston
outfielder broke for second and made it safely after Santana threw to first...It was only the third stolen base attempt
against him all season...None came on a pitch delivered to home plate.
• Among pitchers who made at least 25 starts, he was second in the league with just one stolen base allowed...St. Louis’
Joel Pineiro did not allow any stolen bases.
• Was named to his fourth All-Star Game, first while in the National League...Did not appear in the American League’s
4-3 win.
• Went 7.0 scoreless innings during a 7-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader on July 30 against Colorado...It was
Santana’s seventh start of the season where he went at least 6.0 innings and did not allow an earned run..Finished two
behind the major league leader, Felix Hernandez, in such starts, despite going to the mound nine fewer times.
• From July 11 through the first inning on July 24, had a 15.0-inning scoreless streak.
• In the start on July 24 at Houston, he went on to tie his career high with 12 hits allowed, set originally on May 22, 2008
at Atlanta...It was just the eighth time in his career he allowed double-digit hits.
• In his last nine games (July 5-August 20), pitched into the seventh inning in every turn, going a season-high 8.0 innings
in consecutive starts on August 4 vs. St. Louis and August 9 at San Diego.
• Set his career high with two RBI on August 4 against the Cardinals...His two-run double off Pineiro was also his second
double to the season.
• On August 9 at San Diego, tied his career-high with two hits, done four times...Also drew a walk to reach base in three
different at-bats, doing so for just the second time in his career...He had two doubles and a walk on April 23, 2008 at
Washington...Became the first pitcher in any game in 2009 to collect two hits, a walk, an RBI and score a run.
• With just three walks in four August starts, Santana tied for the fewest bases-on-balls in the month among all major
league pitchers with at least 29.0 innings in August.
• Is 18-7 with a 2.63 ERA in 47 games, 34 starts, during the month of September...Has allowed 193 hits, 78 runs, 73 earned,
with 72 walks and 271 strikeouts in 250.0 innings...In his last 19 September starts, dating back to September 17, 2005,
he is 10-4 with a 2.53 ERA.

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SCOUTING & MINORS
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JOHAN SANTANA ...........................................................................................................................................................................

2008

• Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to
repair a torn meniscus on October 1...Mets
Medical Director Dr. David Altchek and Mets
Team Physician Dr. Straun Coleman performed
the procedure.
• Led the National League in ERA and innings
pitched...Established career-bests in both
categories...Also finished tied for second in the
NL in strikeouts.
• Matched his career-high in starts.
• Finished third in the voting for the National League Cy
Young Award...Received four first place votes and finished
with a total of 55 points.
• Was 9-0 with a 2.09 ERA (28 earned runs/120.2 innings)
in his last 17 starts dating to July 4 at Philadelphia...
Allowed three runs or less in 16 of these 17 starts...The
Mets were 13-4 in these starts.
• Became the sixth pitcher to make their Mets debut as
the starting pitcher on Opening Day...The others were:
Roger Craig (1962), Don Cardwell (1967), Mike
Hampton (2000), Tom Glavine (2003) and Pedro
Martinez (2005)...Of those five, only Martinez did
not get tagged with a loss.
• His loss on April 6 at Atlanta was the first loss
of his career in which he allowed only one
run...John Smoltz got the win in the Mets’ 3-1
defeat.
• Won his 50th career road game on April 23 at
Washington...At 50-23, he became the fourth
pitcher since 1960 to reach 50 wins with 23 or fewer losses (Roger Clemens-21, Mike Mussina-21, Freddy Garcia-23).
• Allowed a career-high 12 hits on May 22 at Atlanta...Had never allowed more than 10 hits in a game, which he had
done five times, most recently on May 10 vs. Cincinnati.
• Collected his 100th career victory, against only 47 career losses, June 1 vs. Los Angeles...Only four other lefthanded
pitchers in major league history had fewer than 50 losses at the time of their 100th win: Whitey Ford (100-36), Ron
Guidry (100-39), Don Gullett (100-48) and Lefty Gomez (100-49).
• Named the National League Co-Player of the Week with Houston’s Ty Wigginton for the period ending August
17...Went 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA (three earned runs/16.0 innings).
• Earned NL Pitcher of the Month honors for September...Went 4-0 with a 1.83 ERA (nine runs/44.1 innings) with 47 strikeouts.
• Was 0-4 in six starts from June 6-July 4 despite a 2.48 ERA (11 earned runs/40.0 innings pitched)...It was only the sixth
time in his career that he had lost three or more decisions in a row...Lost three decisions in a row on four occasions:
August 6-August 17, 2002, June 19-July 6, 2005, April 4-April 21, 2006 and July 18-August 3, 2007...Lost four decisions
in a row one other time, May 18-June 3, 2004.
• Recorded the 1,500th strikeout of his career by striking out Chris Coste on July 22 vs. Philadelphia...Is the only active
pitcher under the age of 30 to reach that milestone...Reached 1,500 strikeouts in the fifth fewest number of innings
pitched in MLB history...Pedro Martinez (1325.2 innings), Randy Johnson (1361.0 innings), Nolan Ryan (1366.2 innings),
Sam McDowell (1417.0 innings) and Santana (1425.1 innings).
• Made his second career start on three days rest when he took the mound on September 27 vs. Florida...Tossed his
third complete game of the season, and his second shutout in the Mets 2-0 victory...Allowed three hits while walking
three and striking out nine.
• Became the first Mets pitcher since David Cone on August 13, 1990 at San Francisco to toss a complete game on short
rest and the first since Dwight Gooden on September 16, 1987 at Montreal to throw a complete-game shutout.
• Since the 2000 season, only four other pitchers have tossed complete-game shutouts on three days rest: Bronson
Arroyo (September 5, 2006, Cincinnati vs. San Francisco), Aaron Harang (April 23, 2006, Cincinnati at Milwaukee),
Jason Marquis (August 27, 2005, St. Louis at Washington) and Andy Pettitte (June 29, 2000, NewYork (AL) at Detroit).
• Hit his fifth double of the season on September 18 at Washington...The five doubles were the most by a Mets pitcher
since Rick Reed had five in 1997...The five doubles also tie the Mets single-season record for a pitcher with Reed and
Ron Darling (1987).
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2007

• Set a Minnesota club record and a career-high with 17 strikeouts on August 19 vs.Texas.
• His September 26 start at Detroit was cut short because of rain (3.0 innings)...That ended his streak of 123 starts with
5.0 or more innings...That streak started on May 29, 2004 and ran through September 21, 2007...In the last 50 years,
it is the third longest streak, trailing Curt Schilling (147 consecutive, which ended in his first start of 2007) and David
Cone (145).
• Was second in the AL in strikeouts, third in opponents batting average against (.225) and strikeouts per nine innings
(9.66).

2006

2005

• Paced the American League in strikeouts...Was the first Twins pitcher to accomplish that feat.
• Tied a then career-best with 14 strikeouts, June 2 vs. Cleveland.
• Selected to his first career All-Star Game, July 12 at Detroit.

2004

2003

• Named the AL Pitcher of the Month for August, going 5-0 with a 1.07 ERA.

2002

• Struck out 16 on April 29 vs. New Orleans.

2001

• Placed on the Disabled List, June 12-September 21, with a partial tear of the flexor muscle of his left elbow.

2000

• Made his major league debut on April 3 vs.Tampa Bay and his first start on April 7 at Kansas City.
• Gained his initial big league victory, June 6 at Houston.

1999

• Picked to the Midwest (A) All-Star team, June 22 at Lansing.

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• Selected unanimously as the American League’s CyYoung Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America
(BBWAA), receiving all 28 first place votes.
• Was the first Venezuelan to capture the honor and the third Minnesota Twin to win the award.
• Led the American League in ERA, opponents batting average against (.192) and strikeouts, and was second in wins and
winning percentage.
• Established career-highs in practically every category.
• Also was The Sporting News’ AL Pitcher of the Year and was the Major League Players Choice Award winner for AL
Most Outstanding Pitcher.
• Had five straight 10-plus strikeout games, June 20-July 11.
• Hurled his first complete game and shutout, July 6 vs. Kansas City.
• Named the AL’s Pitcher of the Month for July, August and September...Became the first pitcher since Pedro Martinez
(1999) to win the award three times in one season...In July, he went 3-2 with a 1.17 ERA...In August, he was 6-0 with
a 2.08 ERA, while his record in September was 5-0 with an 0.45 ERA.
• Selected the American League’s Player of the Week, September 13-September19...Struck out a then career-high 14 on
September 19 vs. Baltimore.
• Established a club mark with 13 victories in a row, July 17-September 24 .

JOHAN SANTANA

• Was named the American League’s Cy Young Award winner, receiving all 28 first place votes and capturing the award
unanimously for the second time in three seasons.
• Also was selected the American League Pitcher of the Year by The Sporting News and was the Major League Players’
Choice Award winner for the AL’s Most Outstanding Pitcher.
• Also for the second time in three years he was named the Warren Spahn Award winner by the Oklahoma Sports
Museum and the Satchell Paige Award winner by the Negro League Baseball Museum.
• Ranked first in the AL in ERA, innings pitched, strikeouts and starts and was tied for first in victories...Became the 14
pitcher in the Expansion Era (since 1961) to lead the league in wins, strikeouts and ERA in the same season.
• Made his first Opening Day start on April 4 at Toronto.
• Picked to his second career All-Star team, July 11 at Pittsburgh.
• Posted a season-high nine-game winning streak from July 15-September 15.

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JOHAN SANTANA ...........................................................................................................................................................................

BACKGROUND

• Johan Alexander Santana graduated from Liceo Jose Nucete Sardi (VZ) High School, where he played baseball and
soccer.
• Was named Tovar Merida’s Athlete of the Year in 1999.
• Created the Johan Santana Foundation which supports youth baseball and other children’s charities in his native
Venezuela.
• Arranged to have a fire truck delivered to his hometown of Tovar Merida,VZ.
• Held the Johan Santana Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon in the summer of 2007 to benefit the NYU Myeloma Center and the
Johan Santana Foundation.
• Is Major League Baseball’s Spokesman for the “Play it Smart When it Comes to the Sun Program”, which raises
awareness of skin cancer...Santana was involved in the program as a tribute to Lynne Greenberg, the wife of one of his
agents, Ed Greenberg.
• Introduced “Santana’s Select” during the 2008 season, with the help of Charity Wines, with all proceeds benefitting the
Johan Santana Foundation.
• Sponsored his Fourth Annual Holiday Party in his hometown ofTovar,Venezuela in December, 2009...Ran a soccer and
baseball tournament and handed out over 8,000 gifts to children.
• Held the Johan Santana All-Star Bowling Classic on June 21, 2010 in Manhattan...Proceeds went to the Johan Santana
Foundation.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the Houston Astros as a non-drafted free agent on July 2, 1995.
• Selected by the Florida Marlins in Major League Baseball’s Annual Rule V Draft on December 13, 1999.
• Acquired by the MinnesotaTwins in exchange for minor league righthanded pitcher Jared Camp and cash considerations
on December 13, 1999.
• On the 60-Day Disabled List, July 12-September 21, 2001, with a partial tear of the flexor muscle in his left elbow.
• Acquired by the New York Mets in exchange for outfielder Carlos Gomez, righthanded pitcher Philip Humber and
minor league righthanded pitchers Kevin Mulvey and Deolis Guerra on February 2, 2008.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List,August 25,2009-end of season, following surgery to remove bone chips in his left elbow.

YEAR TEAM
1996 DSL Astros (R)
1997 GC Astros (R)
Auburn (A)
1998 Quad Cities (A)
Auburn (A)
1999 Michigan (A)
2000 MINNESOTA (AL)
2001 MINNESOTA (AL)
2002 Edmonton (AAA)
MINNESOTA (AL)
2003 MINNESOTA (AL)
2004 MINNESOTA (AL)
2005 MINNESOTA (AL)
2006 MINNESOTA (AL)
2007 MINNESOTA (AL)
2008 METS
2009 METS
2010 METS
Minor League Totals

W-L ERA
4- 3 2.70
0- 4 7.93
0- 0 2.25
0- 1 9.45
7- 5 4.36
8- 8 4.66
2-3 6.49
1-0 4.74
5- 2 3.14
8- 6 2.99
12- 3 3.07
20- 6 *2.61
16- 7 2.87
*19- 6 *2.77
15-13 3.33
16-7 *2.53
13-9 3.13
11-9 2.98
24-23 4.56

American League Totals

93-44

3.22 251

National League Totals

40-25

2.85

Major League Totals

133-69

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23
9
1
2
15
27
30
15
11
27
45
34
33
34
33
34
25
29
88
88

3.10 339

GS CG SHO
1 0
0
5 1
0
1 0
0
1 0
0
15 1
1
26 1
0
5 0
0
4 0
0
9 0
0
14 0
0
18 0
0
34 1
1
33 3
2
*34 1
0
33 1
1
34 3
2
25 0
0
29 4
2
58 3
1

SV
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3

IP
40.0
36.1
4.0
6.2
86.2
160.1
86.0
43.2
48.2
108.1
158.1
228.0
231.2
*233.2
219.0
*234.1
166.2
199.0
382.2

H
26
49
1
14
81
162
102
50
37
84
127
156
180
186
183
206
156
179
370

R
16
36
1
7
52
94
64
25
24
41
56
70
77
79
88
74
67
67
230

ER HR HB
12
1 0
32
2 2
1
0 0
7
1 0
42
9 10
83 14 10
62 11 2
23
6 3
17
7 0
36
7 1
54 17 3
66 24 9
74 22 1
72 24 4
81 *33 4
66 23 4
58 20 3
66 16 2
194 34 22

BB SO WP BK
22
51 5 0
18
25 5 1
6
5 0 0
3
6 1 0
21
88 7 0
55 150 10 1
54
64 5 2
16
28 3 0
27
75 2 0
49 137 *15 2
47 169 6 2
54 *265 7 0
45 *238 8 0
47 *245 4 1
52 235 7 1
63 206 9 2
46 146 1 0
55 144 2 2
152 400 30 2
364 1381 55

8

164

4

175

6

4

1 1308.2 1068

500

468 144

88

7

4

0 600.0

541

208

190

59

9

263 13

8

1 1908.2 1609

708

658 203

36

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

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496 12

528 1877 67 12

DIVISION SERIES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2002 Minnesota/Oakland
2003 Minnesota/New York
2004 Minnesota/New York
2006 Minnesota/Oakland
Division Series Totals

W-L
0-0
0-1
1-0
0-1
1-2

ERA
6.00
7.04
0.75
2.25
3.23

G
2
2
2
1
7

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
2 0
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
5 0
0

SV
0
0
0
0
0

IP
3.0
7.2
12.0
8.0
30.2

H
3
9
14
5
31

R
2
6
1
2
11

ER
2
6
1
2
11

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 1
1 0
1 1

BB
2
3
4
1
19

SO WP BK
2 0 0
6 0 0
12 0 0
8 0 0
28 0 0

IP
3.1
3.1

H
4
4

R
4
4

ER
4
4

HR HB
1 0
1 0

BB
0
0

SO WP BK
4 2 0
4 2 0

HR HB
0 0
0 0
0 0

BB
1
1
0

SO WP BK
0 0 0
1 0 0
2 0 0

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIRES
YEAR TEAM/OPPONENT
2002 Minnesota/Anaheim
LCS Totals

W-L ERA
0-1 10.80
0-1 10.80

G
4
4

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
0
0

GS CG SHO
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0

SV
IP
0
1.0
0
1.0
0
1.0
Did Not Pitch
0
3.0

H
1
0
0

R
0
0
0

ER
0
0
0

1

0

0

SV
0
0

H
5
5

R
3
3

ER
2
2

ALL-STAR GAMES
W-L
0-0
0-0
0-0

ERA
0.00
0.00
0.00

G
1
1
1

0-0

0.00

3

0

0

0

0

0

2

HR HB
1 0
1 0

BB
3
3

3

0

JOHAN SANTANA

YEAR LEAGUE/SITE
2005 AL/Detroit
2006 AL/Pittsburgh
2007 AL/San Francisco
2009 NL/St. Louis
All-Star Game Totals

0

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR TEAM
2006 Venezuela
WBC Totals

W-L
0-2
0-2

ERA
2.16
2.16

G
2
2

GS CG SHO
2 0
0
2 0
0

IP
8.1
8.1

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

............................................................................................................................................................................JOHAN SANTANA

SO WP BK
10 0 0
10 0 0

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
AVG.
G
.177 29
.174 339

AB
62
213

R
2
11

H
11
37

2B 3B
3
0
12
1

HR RBI SH SF HBP
1
1 5
0
0
1
9 17
0
0

LAST HOME RUN—1, July 6, 2010 vs. Cincinnati (Matt Maloney)
MOST HITS, GAME—2, five times, last, May 28, 2010 at Milwaukee
MOST RBI, GAME—2, August 4, 2009 vs. St. Louis

BB
0
9

SO SB CS SLG OBP E
22
0 0 .274 .177 1
64
0 0 .254 .207 19

CAREER FIELDING
POS
G
P
339

PO
91

A
216

E
19

PCT.
.942

TC
326

DP
14

MOST STRIKEOUTS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

2004 - 2010
JOHAN SANTANA ..........................................1479
CC Sabathia ........................................................................1326
Javier Vasquez ......................................................................1298
Jake Peavy ............................................................................1213
Dan Haren............................................................................1208

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MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOSH STINSON
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOSH STINSON

HEIGHT: 6-4

WEIGHT: 209

OPENING DAY AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Shreveport, LA

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Right

64

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: March 14, 1988
RESIDES: Shreveport, LA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Benny Latino
HOW OBTAINED: Mets 37th round pick in the June, 2000 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Wife, Sara

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Named to the Eastern League’s mid-season All-Star Game...Tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief, July 14 at Harrisburg
with one strikeout.
• Spent the majority of the year with Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League.
• Promoted to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and was 2-2 with a 2.57 ERA in four starts with the Bisons
from August 22-September 6.
• With Binghamton, he was 2-1 with one save and a 3.29 ERA (14 earned runs/38.1 innings) in 18 games out of the
bullpen...As a starter, he went 7-2 with a 4.82 ERA (38 earned runs/71.0 innings) in 14 outings.
• His first 18 appearances of the season were in relief.
• Pitched a season-best 4.2 innings of scoreless relief to pick up a victory against New Hampshire on April 23...Also went
4.0 innings on three other occasions.
• Became a starter for the remainder of the year on May 30.
• Twice hurled a career-best 7.0 innings, June 16 at Richmond and July 22 vs. Erie.
• Went 4-0 with a 5.19 ERA in five starts in July...In 26.0 innings, he allowed 36 hits, 15 runs, 15 earned, with 14 walks
and 19 strikeouts.
• From June 10-August 1, he was 7-0 with three, no-decisions in 10 starts (23 earned runs, 54.2 innings, 3.79 ERA).
• Won his first Triple-A start in his second game, August 27 vs. Syracuse...In 7.0 innings, he gave up no runs on six hits
with no walks and nine strikeouts.
• Captured his final outing for the Bisons, September 6 at Rochester...Pitched a complete-game, three-hitter at Rochester
with two walks and four strikeouts.

2009




Opened the season with Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League.
Allowed one run in 15.0 innings in June (0.60 ERA).
Promoted to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League the first week of July.
Finished the year with 9.2 scoreless innings over six games from August 24-September 6.
Set a career-high with eight saves between Savannah and St. Lucie.

2008

• Began the year as a long reliever and moved into the starting rotation in July.
• Promoted to St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League in August.

2007

• Spent the season as a starter for Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League...Moved to the bullpen in August.

2006

• Was the Sterling Award winner, emblematic of the top player on his Gulf Coast League team.
• Joined Hagerstown (A) of the South Atlantic League in mid-August.

BACKGROUND

• Joshua Randall (Josh) Stinson graduated from Northwood (LA) High School in 2006.
• Hobbies include golf, fishing and hunting.

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2006 GCL Mets (R)
Hagerstown (A)
2007 Savannah (A)
2008 Savannah (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2009 Savannah (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2010 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

W
1-2
0-1
3-11
3-6
0-2
2-2
3-1
9-3
2-2
23-30

ERA
G
2.00
9
1.35
3
4.86 26
3.52 21
6.14
7
3.61 25
1.98 25
4.24 32
2.57
4
3.77 152

GS CG SHO
4 0
0
3 0
0
21 0
0
6 0
0
2 0
0
1 0
0
0 0
0
14 0
0
4 1
0
55 1
0

SV
IP
0 27.0
0 13.1
0 109.1
3 71.2
0 14.2
2 42.1
6 36.1
1 110.1
0 28.0
12 453.0

H
27
11
131
78
17
45
22
108
22
461

R
10
2
77
36
12
17
12
57
10
233

ER
6
2
59
28
10
17
8
52
8
190

HR HB
0 0
0 2
13 8
7 5
0 2
1 4
0 0
7 4
5 0
33 25

BB
5
4
33
32
5
10
19
50
8
166

SO
14
5
52
46
14
49
35
68
21
304

WP BK
1 0
0 0
14 0
5 0
3 0
3 0
5 1
10 0
0 0
41 1

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

MOST RUNS SCORED BY INNING

1st Inning 2nd Inning -

4th Inning 5th Inning 6th Inning 7th Inning -

9th Inning 10th Inning -

12th Inning 13th Inning 14th Inning 15th Inning 16th Inning 17th Inning 18th Inning 19th Inning 20th Inning -

6, June 30, 1979,
at Chicago (NL)
4,April 14, 2000,
at Pittsburgh
3, three times, last
September 14, 1998, at Houston
4, June 26, 1963,
vs. Chicago (NL)
3, September 7, 1973 (Game Two)
at Montreal
2, September 1, 1963
vs. Milwaukee
3, two times, last, July 7, 2007,
at Houston
1, four times, last, July 4, 1985,
at Atlanta
5, July 4, 1985,
at Atlanta
1,April 17 at St. Louis

Note: Mets have scored nine runs in an inning eight times, five listed above, also: 10 runs, June 12, 1972 vs. Cincinnati (6th Inning) and nine
runs: May 16, 1982 vs. Los Angeles (sixth inning) and May 26, 1998 at Florida (sixth inning)

MOST RUNS ALLOWED BY INNING

1st Inning 2nd Inning 3rd Inning 4th Inning 5th Inning 6th Inning 7th Inning 8th Inning 9th Inning 10th Inning 11th Inning 12th Inning -

10, July 19, 1988
at Cincinnati
8, three times, last,
August 9, 1984 vs. Pittsburgh
10, July 30, 1969 (Game Two)
vs. Houston
11,April 7, 2004
at Atlanta
9, May 7, 2007
at San Francisco
11,April 11, 1997
at San Diego
8,August 12, 1982
vs. Chicago
11, July 18, 1964
at St. Louis
11, July 30, 1969 (Game One)
vs. Houston
6, May 18, 1985
vs. San Francisco
6, June 23, 2001
vs.Atlanta
6, May 19, 1979
vs. St. Louis

13th Inning 14th Inning 15th Inning 16th Inning 17th Inning 18th Inning 19th Inning 20th Inning 21st Inning 22nd Inning 23rd Inning 24th Inning 25th Inning -

6, June 7, 1985
vs. St. Louis
5, September 12, 1980
vs. Chicago
2, three times, last,
June 16, 1995 vs. Houston
5,August 20, 1973
vs. Cincinnati
1, three times, last,
August 5, 1971 at Atlanta
2,August 26, 1980
vs. San Diego
2, July 4, 1985
at Atlanta
None
None
None
2, May 31, 1964 (Game Two)
vs. San Francisco
1,April 15, 1968
at Houston
1, September 11, 1974
vs. St. Louis

Note: Mets have allowed 10 or more runs in an inning eight times, the six listed above, plus May 30, 1963 (Game One) vs. Chicago
(10 runs in the fourth inning) and May 4, 1985 at Cincinnati (10 runs in the sixth inning).

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11th Inning -

JOSH STINSON

3rd Inning -

9,August 16, 1988,
at San Francisco
8, three times, last,
June 6, 1980, vs. Pittsburgh
9, June 23, 2000,
vs. Pittsburgh
7, seven times, last
April 23, 2000, at Chicago (NL)
8, two times, last June 3, 2008,
vs. San Francisco
11, July 16, 2006,
at Chicago (NL)
8, three times, last,
May 17, 2002, at San Diego
10, June 30, 2000,
vs.Atlanta
9,April 6, 2002,
at Atlanta
6,August 1, 2001,
at Houston

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

..................................................................................................................................................................................JOSH STINSON

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
TOBI STONER
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

TOBI STONER

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 216

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Landstuhl Rheinland-Pfatz,
Germany

NON-ROSTER INVITEE

RIGHTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Switch

61

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: December 3, 1984
RESIDES: Oakland, MD

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 29 Days
SIGNED BY: Matt Wondolowski
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the 16th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Pitched in one game for the Mets in relief on April 18 at St. Louis...Worked
TOBI’S BESTS
2.1 innings and gave up three hits, one run, earned, with one walk and no
WIN STREAK
strikeouts...Was the losing pitcher in a 5-3 defeat...Optioned to Buffalo (AAA) None
of the International League on April 19.
LOSS STREAK
• Made 22 starts for the Bisons before a right shoulder strain ended his season 1 game
...Did not pitch in the final 27 games of the season...Placed on the Disabled 4/18/10 at St. Louis
List on August 12.
STRIKEOUTS GAME
• Was the Bisons’ Opening Day starter on April 8 at Scranton-Wilkes-Barre... 3 strikeouts
9/13/09 at Philadelphia
Threw 3.1 scoreless innings before a lengthy rain delay.
• Lost four straight starts, April 13-May 3, to fall to 0-4 with a 7.04 ERA.
LONGEST OUTING
3.0 innings
• Went 3-0 in four starts from May 8-May 23.
2 times, last, 9/17/09 at Atlanta
• His final start of the year was August 8 vs. Columbus.
MOST WALKS, GAME
• Finished third on the Buffalo staff in starts, victories, innings pitched and 1 walk
4 times, last, 4/18/10 at St. Louis
strikeouts.
• Went 7.0 innings to turn back Louisville on the road on May 13...Allowed one SCORELESS STREAK
4.0 innings
run on eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
9/17/09-9/21/09
• Also went 7.0 innings on June 25 vs. Charlotte...Pitched 6.0 innings on seven
other occasions.
• Struck out a season-high eight in a victory over Indianapolis on May 8.
• Made his lone relief outing of the year, July 11 against Rochester.
• Was 1-0 with one save and a 3.88 ERA in three spring training games with the Mets.

2009








Had his contract selected from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on September 8.
Made his major league debut with 1.0 scoreless inning on September 10 vs. Florida.
Tossed 3.0 innings during the season twice: September 13 at Philadelphia (Game One) and September 17 at Atlanta.
Lefthanded batters were 3-17 (.176) against him.
Ended the season with a 4.0-inning scoreless streak dating back to September 17.
Made 16 starts and finished tied for first with seven victories with Buffalo after his promotion from Binghamton (AA)
of the Eastern League on June 15...Also was third on the squad in innings pitched (97.2) and fifth in strikeouts (64).
Went 4-0 with a 1.91 ERA (seven earned runs/33.0 innings pitched) over his final five starts with the Bisons.
Threw a 9.0-inning complete game on August 31 vs. Rochester, yielding just one run on five hits in a 6-1 triumph.
On July 26 at Indianapolis, he pitched 8.0 innings, allowed four hits, one run, earned, with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 win.
Began the season at Binghamton...Made seven starts and was 2-2 with a 2.68 ERA (14 earned runs/47.0 innings pitched).

2008

• Allowed two runs or less in eight of nine starts with St. Lucie.
• Won four straight starts, July 21-August 5.
• Went a season-best 8.0 innings vs. Connecticut on July 31.

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• Allowed two runs or less in 17 of his 24 starts on the season.
• Won the Florida State League Pitcher of the Week award for August 20-August 26.
• Threw 8.0 shutout innings and struck out 10 vs. Brevard County on August 22.

2006

• Led the league in complete games, was third in innings pitched and fourth in ERA.

BACKGROUND

• Tobi Neal Stoner graduated from Southern Garrett High School (MD) in 2002 before attending Garrett Junior College
(MD) and Davis & Elkins College (WV).
• Was named Davis & Elkins’ Male Athlete of the Year in 2006.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Was selected by the New York Mets in the 16th round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

....................................................................................................................................................................................TOBI STONER

MAJOR LEAGUE HITTING
AVG
----W-L
6-2
3-5
4-5
1-5
4-6
2-2
7-7
0-0
6-10
0-1
33-42

Major League Totals

0-1

AB
0
0

R
0
0

ERA
G
2.15 14
3.61 11
4.90 16
2.60
9
4.33 15
2.68
7
3.96 16
4.00
4
5.97 23
3.86
1
4.04 111
3.97

5

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

GS CG SHO
14 *1
0
11 0
0
16 0
0
9 0
0
15 0
0
7 1
1
16 1
0
0 0
0
22 0
0
0 0
0
110 3
1
0

0

0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0
SV
IP
0 83.2
0 57.1
0 82.2
0 52.0
0 79.0
0 47.0
0 97.2
0
9.0
0 120.2
0
2.1
0 620.0
0

11.1

BB
0
0

H
66
59
90
46
80
28
92
9
158
3
619

R
25
32
57
17
39
15
45
4
88
1
318

ER
20
23
45
15
38
14
43
4
80
1
278

12

5

5

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0
--- --0
0 0
--- --HR HB
1 4
1 1
9 2
3 2
7 3
5 1
9 2
2 0
18 5
0 0
53 20
2

0

BB
17
17
25
9
29
13
34
3
43
1
187
4

E
0
0

SO WP BK
62 2 1
50 3 0
57 3 1
48 1 0
59 4 0
28 0 0
64 3 0
5 0 0
83 1 2
0 0 0
451 17 4
5

0

0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
P

G
5

PO
2

A
2

E
0

PCT.
1.000

TC
4

DP
0

PITCHER BATTING RECORDS
SEASON
Most Hits—21
Dwight Gooden (1985)

GAME
Most Hits—3
Many times, last,Tom Glavine,
August 11, 2005 at San Diego

Most Home Runs—3
Tom Seaver (1972)
& Walt Terrell (1983)

Most Home Runs—2
Walt Terrell,
August 6, 1983, at Chicago

Most RBI—10
Tom Seaver (1970)

Most RBI—4
six times, last, Dwight Gooden,
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2006 Brooklyn (A)
2007 Savannah (A)
St. Lucie (A)
2008 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
2009 Binghamton (AA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

G
1
5

TOBI STONER

YEAR TEAM
2010 METS
Career Totals

SCOUTING & MINORS TAYLOR TANKERSLEY MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

TAYLOR TANKERSLEY

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 210

OPENING DAY AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Vicksburg, MS

LEFTHANDED
PITCHER

BATS: Left

47

THROWS: Left

BIRTHDATE: March 7, 1983
RESIDES: Asheboro, NC

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 3 Years, 50 Days
SIGNED BY: Dave Dangler (Marlins)
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a six-year minor league contract on January 12, 2011
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
NON-ROSTER INVITEE

FAMILY: Wife, Lauren

0CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Appeared in 27 games, pitching 12.0 innings with the Florida Marlins...Pitched
a season-high 1.1 innings on August 13 at Cincinnati.
• Held lefthanded hitters to a .200 (6-30) batting average.
• Had six holds for Florida.
• Began the year with New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Was
recalled on May 27...Optioned back to New Orleans on August 17.
• Went 2-1 with one save and a 1.08 ERA (two earned runs/16.2 innings)
over his final 17 contests with the Zephyrs.

2009

TAYLOR’S BESTS
WIN STREAK
4 games
5/8/07-9/20/07
LOSS STREAK
1 games
3 times, last, 5/12/08-present
STRIKEOUTS, GAME
3 strikeouts
3 times, last, 9/17/06 Florida at
Atlanta

• Missed the entire campaign after having surgery to repair a stress fracture
in his left elbow.
LONGEST OUTING

2008

• Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career.
• Appeared in 25 games in separate stints with the Marlins.

2007



2.0 innings
9/17/06 vs. Florida at Atlanta
MOST WALKS, GAME
3 walks
2, last,5/27/07, Florida vs New York (NL)

Began the year on the 15-Day Disabled List with left shoulder tendinitis.
SCORELESS STREAK
Established career-highs in wins, games, innings and strikeouts.
10.2 innings
Held lefthanded batters to a .179 (14-78) mark.
8/21/07-4/1/08
Was unscored upon in 33 of his final 35 appearances (24.1 innings) and did
not permit a run over his final 18 games (10.0 innings).
• Was 2-0 with one save and a 1.48 ERA (four earned runs/24.1 innings) after the All-Star break.

2006

• Led the Marlins with 22 holds during his rookie campaign.
• Finished second on the club with three saves and fourth in games pitched.
• Selected from Carolina (AA) on June 2 and made his major league debut on June 3 at Colorado with a scoreless
inning...Fanned J.D. Closser for his first major league strikeout in that contest.
• Earned his first major league save with 1.1 scoreless frames on June 11 at San Diego in the Marlins 7-3 win.
• Picked up his first major league victory on June 14 vs.Atlanta with two strikeouts in 1.0 inning of work in Florida’s 6-5,
10-inning triumph.

2005

• Split the season between Greensboro (A) of the South Atlantic League and Jupiter (A) of the Florida State League,
combining to go 3-7 with a 4.70 ERA in 16 starts.

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BACKGROUND

• Taylor M.Tankersley graduated from Warren Central (MS) High School...Was a member of the 5A state championship
baseball team as a senior.
• Attended the University of Alabama...Went 8-5 with seven saves in 25 games, three starts as a junior.
• His grandfather, Earl Tankersley, played in the St. Louis Browns minor league system and his father, Tom is a nuclear
physicist for Entergy Company, a nuclear power plant in Vicksburg, Miss.
• Created Eric’s Legacy Scholarship Fund in memory of a high school friend Eric Smith...The Fund awards one college
scholarship each year to a student from Vicksburg, Miss.
• Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 39th round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Florida Marlins in the first round (27th overall) of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft.
• On the 15-Day Disabled List, March 23-April 13, with left shoulder tendinitis.
• Signed by the New York Mets as a six-year minor league free agent on January 12, 2011.
YEAR TEAM
2004 Jamestown (A)
2005 Greensboro (A)
Jupiter (A)
2006 Carolina (AA)
FLORIDA (NL)
2007 Jupiter (A)
Albuquerque (AAA)
FLORIDA (NL)
2008 FLORIDA (NL)
Albuquerque (AAA)
2009 Injured
2010 FLORIDA (NL)
New Orleans (AAA)
Minor League Totals
Major League Totals

W
1-1
2-7
1-0
4-1
2-1
1-0
0-1
6-1
0-1
2-1
0-0
0-0
4-2
15-13

ERA
G
3.38
6
5.18 12
3.38
4
0.95 22
2.85 49
6.75
4
4.76
7
3.99 67
8.15 25
1.71 29
0.00
0
7.50 27
3.42 27
3.47 111

8-3

4.58 168

GS CG SHO
6 0
0
12 0
0
4 1
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
0 0
0
22 1
0
0

0

0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

SV
IP
0 26.2
0 66.0
0 24.0
6 28.1
3 41.0
0
4.0
0
5.2
1 47.1
0 17.2
0 31.2
0
0.0
0 12.0
1 26.1
7 212.2

H
21
74
21
11
33
4
3
42
22
32
0
12
20
186

R
14
45
10
4
14
3
3
22
16
8
0
11
12
99

ER
10
38
9
3
13
3
3
21
16
6
0
10
10
82

HR HB
2 0
12 2
1 0
0 1
4 1
1 0
1 0
4 3
6 1
2 3
0 0
4 1
3 0
22 6

BB
8
25
9
14
26
0
2
29
8
17
0
7
8
83

SO WP BK
32 1 2
63 3 1
19 0 0
40 1 0
46 3 0
5 0 0
5 0 0
49 2 0
13 3 0
28 2 0
0 0 0
7 1 0
22 2 0
214 9 3

4 118.0

109

63

60

18

70

115

9

0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0
--- --2
0 0
--- ---

E
0
1

6

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

BATTING STATS
YEAR TEAM
2010 Florida (NL)
Career Totals

AVG
G
--- 27
.000 168

AB
0
2

R
0
0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

FIELDING STATS
POS
G
P
168

PO
2

E
1

PCT
.944

TC
18

DP
0

MOST WINS
1.
2T.
2T.
3.
4T.
4T.

2004 - 2010
CC Sabathia ....................................................................114
JOHAN SANTANA ...................................... 110
Roy Halladay ....................................................................110
Roy Oswalt ......................................................................107
Cliff Lee ..............................................................................99
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FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES TAYLOR TANKERSLEY SCOUTING & MINORS YEAR IN REVIEW HISTORY POSTSEASON MEDIA

........................................................................................................................................................................TAYLOR TANKERSLY

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
RUBEN TEJADA
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

RUBEN TEJADA

HEIGHT: 5-11

WEIGHT: 187

OPENING DAY AGE: 21
BIRTHPLACE: Veraguas, Panama

INFIELDER
BATS: Right

11

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 27, 1989
RESIDES: Veraguas, Panama

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 109 Days
SIGNED BY: Ismael Cruz, Wilfredo Blanco, Alex Zapata
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on July 11, 2006
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Appeared on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career...At the
RUBEN’S BESTS
time, was the youngest player in the major leagues to make the Opening HITS, GAME
Day roster at 20 years, five months and nine days (Chicago’s Starlin Castro 3 hits
became the youngest player in the majors when he made his debut for the 2 times, last, 9/28/10 vs. Milwaukee
Cubs on May 7).
HOME RUNS, GAME
• Started 46 games at second base and 24 games at shortstop.
1 home run
• Made his major league debut as a pinch-hitter and defensive replacment on 9/5/10 at Chicago (NL)
April 7 vs. Florida...Popped out against Leo Nunez in the ninth inning.
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
• Started for the first time in the big leagues on April 8 vs. Florida...Played None
eight innings at shortstop before being removed for a pinch hitter in the
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
ninth inning...At 20 years, 219 days old, he became the youngest player to None
start a major league game at shortstop since B.J. Upton did it at age 20
years, 40 days old on September 30, 2004 for Tampa Bay in the second INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
game of a doubleheader against Detroit.
• Collected his first major league hit on April 9 vs. Washington...Singled off WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
None
Tyler Walker in the eighth inning and finished the game 1-3 with a walk.
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
• Was optioned to Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on April 10.
• Recalled by the Mets on June 4...Went 1-4 with his first career extra-base None
hit, a double in the third inning, and his first career RBI that evening vs. Florida. RBI, GAME
5 RBI
• Collected his first multi-hit game, a 2-3 effort, on June 17 at Cleveland.
9/5/10 at Chicago (NL)
• Had a 10-game hitting streak from June 12-June 27...Hit .333 (11-33) with
nine runs scored over the stretch...It was the longest hitting streak by a Mets STOLEN BASES, GAME
rookie since Jason Phillips also had a 10-game stretch from August 9-August 1 stolen base
2 times, last, 9/4/10 at Chicago (NL)
20, 2003.
HITTING STREAK
• Stole the first base of his career on July 11 at Atlanta.
• Optioned to Buffalo for the second time on July 19...Was recalled for the 10 games
6/12/10-6/27/10
final time on August 7 and started that evening at Philadelphia.
• Snapped an 0-28 drought dating to his final at-bat on July 16 at San Francisco GRAND SLAMS
with a double on August 19 at Houston...It was the longest drought by a Met None
position player since Jason Phillips went 0-29 from April 14-April 26, 2004.
• Hit his first major league home run on September 5 at Chicago...It was a solo shot off of Marcos Mateo.
• Became the second Met to drive in five RBI this season when he plated a career-high five runs on September 5 at
Chicago.
• Collected a career-high three hits on September 14 vs. Pittsburgh...Also had three hits on September 28 vs. Milwaukee.
• After beginning his time in Buffalo with a 2-25 (.080) stretch over his first eight games, he hit .306 (59-193) over his
final 57 games with the Bisons.
• Tied his minor league career-high with a 4-4 effort on May 10 at Louisville.
• Hit .316 (31-98) in 29 games with the Bisons during May.

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2009

• Started the season at Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League, where he was the youngest position player in all of
Double-A.
• After hitting .222 (14-63) in April, he compiled a .299 (127-425) batting average the remaining five months of the year.
• Hit .309 in 28 games in May and .319 with 16 runs scored in 27 games in August.
• Also hit .309 (68-220) with runners on base and .289 (35-121) with men in scoring position.
• For the season, he had 31 multiple-hit games: 19 games with two hits, 10 games with three hits and two contests with
four hits; July 12 vs. Reading and August 9 vs. New Britain.
• Compiled the same average vs. lefthanded (.289, 39-135) and righthanded pitching (.289, 102-353).
• Made 120 starts at shortstop and 14 at second base.
• Reached base safely in 20 straight games from April 18-May 10 with an on-base percentage of .438 over that stretch.
• Had four straight two-hit games from June 17-June 21.
• Put together a 10-game hitting streak from June 2-June 11 (.353, 12-34).
• Hit .254 (15-59) with nine runs, one home run, and nine RBI in 17 games with Surprise of the Arizona Fall League.

2007

• Was the 2007 Sterling Award winner for the Venezuelan Summer League.

RUBEN TEJADA

BACKGROUND

• Ruben Dario Tejada signed as an international free agent at the age of 16.
• Played in the 2009 World Baseball Classic for Panama, going hitless in four at-bats over two games.
• Played in the 2000 Little League World Series for Panama.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted agent on July 11, 2006.
AVG
G AB
R
H
.364 32 121 32 44
.283 35 120 13 34
.229 131 497 55 114
.289 134 488 59 141
.213 78 216 28 46
.280 65 218 25 61
.273 397 1444 184 394

2B 3B
5
0
4
3
19
4
24
3
12
0
11
0
63 10

Major League Totals

.213

12

78

216

28

46

0

HR RBI SAC SF HBP BB SO SB CS
3
25 1
2
6 19 19 16 5
0
16 2
2
6 19 16
2 1
2
37 8
4
5 41 77
8 5
5
46 15
2 11 37 59 19 3
1
15 6
3
8 22 38
2 2
1
16 7
2
3 14 36
1 3
11 140 33 12 31 130 207 46 17
1

15

6

3

8

22

38

2

2

SLG
.479
.367
.296
.381
.282
.344
.353

OBP
.466
.401
.293
.351
.305
.329
.343

E
13
8
30
21
8
10
82

.282 .305

8

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC
YEAR CLUB
2009 Panama
WBC Totals

AVG.
.000
.000

G
2
2

AB
4
4

R
0
0

H
0
0

2B 3B
0
0
0
0

HR RBI SH SF HBP
0
0 0
0
0
0
0 0
0
0

BB
0
0

SO SB CS SLG OBP
0
0 0 .000 .000
0
0 0 .000 .000

E
2
2

CAREER FIELDING
POS
2B
SS

G
50
28

PO
79
33

A
126
75

E
6
2

PCT.
.972
.982

TC
211
110

DP
31
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YEAR TEAM
2007 VSL Mets (R)
GCL Mets (R)
2008 St. Lucie (A)
2009 Binghamton (AA)
2010 METS
Buffalo (AAA)
Minor League Totals

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................RUBEN TEJADA

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JOSH THOLE
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JOSH THOLE

HEIGHT: 6-1

WEIGHT: 214

OPENING DAY AGE: 24
BIRTHPLACE: Breese, IL

CATCHER
BATS: Left

30

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: October 28, 1986
RESIDES: Breese, IL

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 142 Days
SIGNED BY: Quincy Boyd
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the 13th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Wife, Kathryn

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Began the season with Buffalo (AAA) of the International League.
• Recalled by the Mets on May 10 but did not appear in a game before being
optioned back to Buffalo on May 15.
• Recalled from Buffalo for the second time on June 24 and spent the
remainder of the season with the Mets...Made his first start of the year on
June 25 vs. Minnesota and went 0-3.
• Collected his first hit of the season as a pinch-hitter on June 28 at
Florida...Each of his first three hits of the year came as a pinch-hitter, including
a pair of RBI singles...Finished the season hitting .357 (5-14) as a pinch-hitter.
• Connected on his first major league home run, July 20 at Arizona...It was a
solo shot off of Barry Enright.
• Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak from August 3-August 14...Hit
.375 (9-24) over the span.
• Scored a career-high three runs on September 5 at Chicago.
• Hit the first walkoff home run of his career to give the Mets a 2-1 win on
October 1 vs. Washington...The solo home run came in the 10th inning
against Tyler Clippard and was the fourth walkoff home run of the season
for the Mets and the third by a Mets catcher.
• Threw out eight of 22 (36.4%) would-be basestealers with the Mets...Threw
out five consecutive base stealers from July 9-August 8.
• Went 1-14 in his first six games with the Bisons and then hit .305 (43-141)
over the rest of his time in Buffalo.
• Bison pitchers went 27-20 with a 3.99 ERA in his 47 games with Buffalo.
• Had a season-high four RBI on April 22 at Rochester.
• Went 3-3 with two doubles, a home run and an RBI on June 14 vs. Lehigh
Valley.

JOSH’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
9/13/09 (Game One) at Philadelphia
HOME RUNS, GAME
1 home run
3 times, 10/1/10 vs. Washington
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
None
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
1 home run
10/1/10 vs. Washington (Tyler Clippard)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
2 RBI
4 times, 9/6/10 at Washington
STOLEN BASES, GAME
1 stolen base
2 times, 8/3/10 at Atlanta
HITTING STREAK
7 games
8/3/10-8/14/10
GRAND SLAMS
None

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2009

2008

• Spent the season at St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Appeared in 75 games behind the plate after spending
his first three professional seasons primarily at first base.
• Named to the FSL All-Star team...Went 1-1 in the game at Viera, FL.

JOSH THOLE

• Recalled from Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on September 1...Made his first major league start, September
3 at Colorado and went 2-5 with a double...Collected his first big league hit, a single, in his first at-bat against Jason
Marquis in the second inning.
• Collected his first career RBI with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning on September 8 at Florida.
• Went 4-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the day game of a split doubleheader on September 13 at Philadelphia to
become the youngest catcher in Mets’ history to pick up four hits in a game (22 years, 320 days) and was the youngest,
regardless of position, since Jose Reyes had his sixth career four-hit game, September 27, 2005.
• Fashioned six multi-hit games in his 15 starts...Had four, two-hit games, a three-hit contest, October 4 vs. Houston and
the four-hit game.
• Threw out one of the four base-runners who tried to steal against him.
• Had one RBI in five of his last six games.
• Finished second in the EL with a .328 batting average.
• At Binghamton, he hit over .300 the first four months of the year: April (.383), May (.361), June (.310) and July (.348).
• Went 5-5 vs. Trenton on May 14...Also had two, four-hit games, April 24 vs. New Hampshire and July 27 vs. Altoona.
• In addition, he had 30 games with two hits, and five contests with three hits.
• Played one game at first base August 19 vs. New Britain.
• Threw out 26 of the 86 runners (30 percent) who tried to steal against him with the B-Mets.
• Finished second in the Venezuelan Winter League with a .381 (59-155) batting average...Had 16 doubles, two triples,
three home runs and 28 RBI in 44 games with Leones del Caracas.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

......................................................................................................................................................................................JOSH THOLE

2007

BACKGROUND

• Joshua Michael (Josh) Thole graduated from Breese Mater Dei High School (IL) in 2005...Was All-State in baseball and
also played football.
• Enjoys playing golf and fishing.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Was selected by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.
YEAR
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009

TEAM
GCL Mets (R)
Kingsport (R)
Savannah (A)
St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
METS
2010 Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals

AVG
.269
.235
.267
.300
.328
.321
.267
.277
.289

Major League Totals

.286

G AB
R
35 104 14
36
98 13
117 389 46
111 347 49
103 384 48
17
53
2
48 165 20
73 202 17
450 1487 190
90

255

19

H
28
23
194
104
126
17
44
56
429
73

2B 3B
2
1
4
0
17
0
25
2
29
2
2
1
19
1
7
1
96
6
9

HR RBI SH SF
1
12 2
0
1
12 0
2
0
36 4
0
5
56 1
5
1
46 1
9
0
9 0
2
2
17 1
2
3
17 0
0
10 179 9 18

2

3

26

0

2

HB BB SO SB CS
4 20 11
1 1
3
7 25
1 1
4 61 57
4 4
4 45 38
2 1
6 42 34
8 4
0
4
5
1 0
1 22 25
0 0
1 24 25
1 0
22 197 190 16 11
1

28

30

2

0

SLG
.337
.306
.311
.427
.422
.396
.430
.366
.381

OBP E
.406 2
.300 4
.372 9
.382 4
.395 5
.356 1
.353 4
.357 3
.376 28

.373 .357

4

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
C

G
77

PO
413

A
32

E
4

PCT.
.991

TC
449

DP
2

PB
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• Appeared in 103 games at first base and 11 behind the plate.

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
JUSTIN TURNER
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JUSTIN TURNER

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 208

OPENING DAY AGE: 26
BIRTHPLACE: Long Beach, CA

INFIELDERS
BATS: Right

2

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: November 23, 1984
RESIDES: Bellflower, CA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 45 Days
SIGNED BY: Mike Misuraca (Cincinnati)
HOW OBTAINED: Claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on May 25, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011

FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on May 25.
JUSTIN’S BESTS
• Recalled from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League on July 16...
HITS, GAME
Optioned back to Buffalo on July 20.
1 hit
• Appeared in four games with the Mets, with one start at second base, July 4 times, last, 7/18/10 at San Francisco
18 at San Francisco.
HOME RUNS, GAME
• Saw action in two other games at second base and one game at third, July None
19 at Arizona.
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
• Started the year with the Baltimore Orioles and went hitless in his first nine None
at-bats in the big leagues from April 12-April 23.
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
• Finished fifth in the International League with a .316 (125-396) batting av- None
erage...Hit .333 (104-312) in 78 games with Buffalo and .250 (21-84) in 23
contests with the Orioles’ Norfolk (AAA) team of the International League. INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
• Tied for first on the Bisons in runs scored...Ranked third in hits, and fifth in
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
doubles and extra-base hits (34).
• Hit home runs in back-to-back games twice: July 7-July 8 and August 31- None
September 1.
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
• With Buffalo, hit .380 (30-79) in 19 games in June, .360 (27-75) in 21 None
contests in July and .344 (11-32) in seven games in September.
RBI, GAME
• From July 1-August 31 his .370 average was second in the International 2 RBI
10/4/09, Baltimore vs. Toronto
League.
• Hit safely in 17 of 18 games from July 4-August 2...Hit .408 (29-71) in those STOLEN BASES, GAME
None
contests.
• Went 6-6 and hit for the cycle vs. Rochester in the last game of the season HITTING STREAK
on September 6...Scored four runs...Became the first Buffalo player to hit for 2 games
the cycle since outfielder Mark Little accomplished the feat in Rochester on 9/11-9/13/09
April 26, 2004...Also became the first Bisons’ player to collect six hits in a GRAND SLAMS
game in the modern era...The last six-hit game by a Buffalo player was by None
Howard “Butch” Meyers on June 29, 1936 at Rochester.
• Saw action at second base, shortstop and third base.
• Compiled a .366 (52-142) batting average after the All-Star break.
• Hit .374 (37-99) vs. lefthanded pitchers and .315 (67-213) vs. righthanders.
• Went 4-4 with two home runs vs. Columbus on July 29.
• For the season he had 14, two-hit games; nine, three-hit games; two, four-hit games and the six-hit contest.
• Hit safely in his first 10 games with Buffalo from May 28-June 7...Was 14-41 (.341) in that span...Also had another 10game streak from July 22-August 2...Batted .457 (16-35) during that streak.

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2009

• Had his contract selected from Norfolk (AAA) of the International League on September 8...Made his major league
debut as a pinch-hitter that night at Boston and struck out against Clay Buchholz in his first at-bat.
• Recorded his first big league hit at New York (AL) on September 11, (occurred at 1:17 a.m., on September 12) a
single off Michael Dunn following a 2:34 delay.
• Made his first major league start on September 13 against the Yankees and went 1-2 with two walks, a run scored and
his first career RBI.
• Led the Tides in games played and hits, and finished second in doubles and runs scored.
• His .300 batting average was good for 10th in the International League.

2008

• Split the season between Sarasota (A) of the Florida State League and Chattanooga (AA) of the Southern League.

2007

2006

• Finished fourth in the Pioneer League in batting average.
• Recorded a 17-game hitting streak, August 5-August 21...Hit .411 (30-73) with 19 runs scored during that span.
• Was named to the Pioneer League postseason All-Star team.

BACKGROUND

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the seventh round of the 2006 First-Year Player Draft.
• Acquired by the Baltimore Orioles along with infielder/outfielder Ryan Freel and infielder Brandon Waring in exchange
for catcher Ramon Hernandez on December 9, 2008.
• Claimed off waivers by the New York Mets on May 25, 2010.
YEAR TEAM
2006 Billings (R)
2007 Sarasota (A)
Dayton (A)
2008 Sarasota (A)
Chattanooga (AA)
2009 Norfolk (AAA)
BALTIMORE
2010 BALTIMORE
Norfolk (AAA)
Buffalo (AAA)
METS
Minor League Totals
American League Totals
National League Totals
Major League Totals

AVG
G AB
R
.338 60 231 53
.200
6
20
2
.311 117 466 70
.316 33 136 23
.289 78 280 45
.300 108 387 54
.167 12
18
2
.000
5
9
0
.250 23
84 11
.333 78 312 58
.125
4
8
1
.309 503 1916 316
.111 17
27
2
.125
4
8
1
114 21
35
3

H 2B 3B
78 16
3
4
0
0
145 25
4
43
8
1
81 14
1
116 28
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
21
8
0
104 22
1
1
1
0
592 121 10
3

0

0

1

1

0

4

1

0

HR RBI SH SF HBP BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
6
41 0
2
7 23 38 12 2 .511 .411
0
0 0
0
0
1
2
0 0 .200 .238
10
59 0
2
9 39 72 12 8 .446 .374
0
11 0
0
3 12 19
3 1 .390 .384
8
42 3
6
1 33 54
2 1 .432 .359
2
43 4
8
8 34 37
9 4 .388 .362
0
3 0
0
0
4
3
0 0 .167 .318
0
0 0
0
0
0
3
0 0 .000 .000
1
8 1
1
0
9 13
2 0 .381 .319
11
35 4
2
6 24 38
5 3 .516 .390
0
0 0
0
0
1
0
0 0 .250 .222
38 239 12 21 34 175 273 45 19 .442 .373
0
3 0
0
0
4
6
0 0 .111 .226
0
0 0
0
0
1
0
0 0 .250 .222
0
3 0
0
0
5
6
0 0 .143 .225

E
8
0
14
1
8
21
0
0
3
10
0
65
0
0
0

* - led league
# - rehabilitation assignment

CAREER FIELDING
POS
2B
3B
SS

G
9
8
1

PO
11
3
1

A
10
9
0

E
0
0
0

PCT
1.000
1.000
1.000

TC
21
12
1

DP
4
2
0

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• Justin Matthew Turner graduated from Mayfair High School (CA) in 2002, where he played baseball...Was named
League MVP his senior year.
• Played at Cal State-Fullerton...Was a member of the 2004 College World Series champions...Named to the College
World Series All-Tournament team as a shortstop as a freshman and a second baseman as a senior.

JUSTIN TURNER

• Batted a combined .307 with 10 home runs, 59 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 123 games with Dayton (A) of the
Midwest League and Sarasota (A) of the Florida State League.
• Finished the season second in the Midwest League in hits and third in batting average.
• Was the East Division’s starting second baseman in the Midwest League All-Star Game.
• Named to the Midwest League postseason All-Star team.

FRONT OFFICE MANAGER & COACHES

................................................................................................................................................................................JUSTIN TURNER

MANAGER & COACHES FRONT OFFICE
MANNTY ACOSTA
SCOUTING & MINORS
MEDIA POSTSEASON HISTORY YEAR IN REVIEW

JORDANY VALDESPIN

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 190

OPENING DAY AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: San Pedro de Macoris, DR

INFIELDER

BATS: Left

63

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: December 23, 1987
RESIDES: San Pedro de Macoris, DR

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 0 Years, 0 Days
SIGNED BY: Ramon Pena, Ismael Cruz and Marciano Alvarez
HOW OBTAINED: Signed as a non-drafted free agent on June 12, 2007
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2011
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

• Spent the majority of the Season with St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League...Joined Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern
League on August 8.
• Started off the season by hitting safely in 17 of his first 18 games (26-82, .317).
• Went on the Disabled List from April 23-May 29, with a fractured finger on his left hand.
• Batted .351 (20-57) with runners in scoring position; .340( 32-94) with runners on base and .438 (14-32) with runners
on and two outs.
• Hit .300 (15-50) in 11 games in April and .310 (31-100) in 24 contests in June...Also compiled a .300 (64-213) batting
average vs. righthanded pitching.
• For the season in the Florida State League, he had 19 games with two hits and three games with three hits.
• Put together a 10-game hitting streak from July 6-July 17 (13-43, .302).
• Saw time at second base and shortstop.
• At Binghamton, all of his 28 games were at second base.
• Had six games with two hits and one contest with three hits.
• Appeared in 19 games for the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League...Hit .355 (27-76) with 18 runs scored, three
doubles, one triple, one home run and 11 RBI...His .355 average ranked seventh in the AFL and he was named to the
annual Rising Stars Game.

2009

• Opened the season with Savannah (A) of the South Atlantic League.
• Sidelined by an ankle injury for most of June and July.
• Split the remainder of the season between the Dominican Summer League, the Gulf Coast (R) League and Brooklyn
(A) of the New York-Penn League.

2008

• Began his professional career with the GCL Mets where he made 24 starts at shortstop and six at second base.

BACKGROUND

• Jordany Valdespin attended Liceo Gastón Fernando Deligne High School in San Pedro De Macoris, DR...In addition to
baseball also played basketball.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

• Signed by the New York Mets as a non-drafted free agent on June 12, 2007.
YEAR
2007
2008
2009

TEAM
DSL Mets (R)
GCL Mets (R)
Savannah (A)
DSL Mets (R)
GCL Mets (R)
Brooklyn (A)
2010 St. Lucie (A)
Binghamton (AA)
Minor League Totals

AVG
G
.245 43
.284 34
.322 39
.333
4
.174
6
.279 18
.289 65
.232 28
.277 237

AB
R
H
139 23 34
134 23 38
152 30 49
15
0
5
23
0
4
68 10 19
270 40 78
112
8 26
913 134 253

2B 3B
4
3
6
3
9
3
0
2
0
0
3
1
16
3
8
0
46 15

HR RBI SH SF HBP
1
16 0
1
4
3
22 1
2
1
3
18 0
1
0
0
5 0
1
0
0
0 0
0
0
1
5 2
0
1
6
33 3
1
6
0
8 2
1
0
14 107 8
7 12

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# - rehabilitation assignment

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BB SO SB CS SLG OBP E
24 26
8 4 .338 .369 4
7 10
9 2 .440 .319 6
11 32
7 2 .480 .366 8
3
1
1 1 .600 .421 1
1
3
1 0 .174 .208 0
5 16
4 3 .397 .338 3
8 45 13 10 .437 .323 14
2 23
4 2 .304 .243 9
61 156 47 24 .406 .328 45

HEIGHT: 6-0

WEIGHT: 209

OPENING DAY AGE: 28
BIRTHPLACE: Norfolk, VA

INFIELDER
BATS: Right

5

THROWS: Right

BIRTHDATE: December 20, 1982
RESIDES: Chesapeake, VA

MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 6 Years, 75 Days
SIGNED BY: Randy Milligan
HOW OBTAINED: Selected in the first round (38th pick overall) of the 2001 FirstYear Player Draft
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2012
FAMILY: Single

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2010

DAVID’S BESTS
HITS, GAME
4 hits
14 times, last, 6/24/09 vs. St. Louis
HOME RUNS, GAME
2 home runs
13 times, last, 9/12/09 at Philadelphia
MULTI-HOME RUN GAMES
13 multi-home run games
13, two-home run games
LEADOFF HOME RUNS
None
INSIDE-THE-PARK HOME RUNS
None
WALK-OFF HOME RUNS
1 walk-off home run
8/7/09 vs. San Diego (Heath Bell)
PINCH-HIT HOME RUNS
None
RBI, GAME
6 RBI
3 times, last, 9/12/09 vs. Philadelphia
STOLEN BASES, GAME
4 stolen bases
5/14/09 at San Francisco
HITTING STREAK
26 games
9/17/06-4/19/07
GRAND SLAMS
4 grand slams
last, 8/30/06 at Colorado (Josh Fogg)

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