Today marks the deadline for teams to submit their initial spring training player pools, which can comprise up to 60 players. Players are not eligible to participate in either a spring training or regular season game until they are included in the pool. Teams are free to change the makeup of the pools as they see fit. However, players removed from a team’s 60-man (for reasons unrelated to injury, suspension, etc.) must be exposed to other organizations via trade or waivers.
Not all players within a team’s pool are ticketed for MLB playing time, of course. Most teams will include well-regarded but still far-off prospects as a means of getting them training reps with no intention of running them onto a major league diamond this season. A comprehensive review of 2020’s unique set of rules can be found here.
The Mets’ initial 45-year player pool consists of…
- Tyler Bashlor
- Dellin Betances
- Brad Brach
- Jacob deGrom
- Edwin Diaz
- Jeurys Familia
- Robert Gsellman
- Walker Lockett
- Seth Lugo
- Corey Oswalt
- Rick Porcello
- Jacob Rhame
- Paul Sewald
- Drew Smith
- Marcus Stroman
- Michael Wacha
- Matt Adams
- Pete Alonso
- Robinson Cano
- J.D. Davis
- Andres Gimenez
- Luis Guillorme
- Jed Lowrie
- Jeff McNeil
- Max Moroff
- Eduardo Nunez
- Amed Rosario
- Dominic Smith
Tebow is the 61st man.
He’s too busy lifting weights with Jesus to be bothered with this.
You have Buckner on your roster for this?
Not funny. Lets Bill Buckner rest in peace.
Why would you include Tebow? The only reason he is in the organization is as some fan sideshow attraction. Fans will most likely not come to any games this season, and if they do it will be very limited. There’s no reason to waste a spot on Tebow when you can give it to someone who can actually progress as a player.
Why is Sewald still on the team that guy is trash
He’s not as bad as so many fans think. He’s not good but he’s waaaay better than Rhame
Sewald is the worst pitcher the Mets have had on the team in over a decade look at his numbers he’s not better than anybody
Thought I’d see Ryan Cordell on here tbh
They have room for 15 more guys so Cordell should be added eventually. They need him for depth
I’m kind of surprised Johneshwy Fargas made it. However good for him as he was a career minor leaguer finally making a taxi squad. He could be useful as a pinch runner. Other than that no big surprises. Also glad that Peterson and Kevin Smith could be seeing time this year
I don’t think people understand how the 60 man works. Many of the young players listed are not even being considered for ML time this year. They are on the list so they can work out with the team and get reps. And instruction at the alternate site. If you are not on the list you may not participate in ANY team activity this season.
Well…now Peterson is in the rotation
vincent k. mcmahon
Big Meat Pete is ready to hit absolute nukes.
Wow keep your admiration/adoration for him to yourself
Seems very light on outfielders. I know Davis, Smith and O’Neil are there, but only 3 CF’ers with 4 LF only guys for 60 games and post season?
Mets definitely need to add overall future depth at catcher and true outfielders.
Adams,Nunez could play OF if needed.
Outfield depth has been a largely unaddressed problem for a while now… Adams, Nunez? Those two don’t inspire much confidence, especially in the field, out of position (actually both are butchers in the field no matter where you put them)
Agreed. The OF is pretty bad past their starting 3/4.
Keep in mind that McNeil, JD Davis and Dom Smith – currently listed as IFs – would all get OF playing time before Fargas and Parker would. That should be enough for a 60-game season. And this is not the completed list – there are still 10+ players to be added.
That said, yeah, organizational depth stinks at OF. But thats an issue for the off season.
They really like i mean really like walker lockett
Lockett is out of options.
Johneshwy Fargas, a real household name.
Is that the new manager in the pic?
Kilome also still considered “injured” then I assume.
Surprised not to see Mauricio or Baty on here.
This is the “INITIAL 60 MAN LIST”. There’s ONLY 45 guys on it at this point. The top prospects will be added later.
Kilome is already on the 40-man roster. Players on the 40-man are automatically included in the 60-man list. Same goes for Szapucki. Hunter Strickland and Ryan Cordell have since been added to the list. That brings the total up to 49, so there’s still room for 11 more. There are 8 free agents they signed in the off season, assigned to AAA with invites to the major league camp. Those guys would become free agents immediately if they’re not included on the list. There are also 4 of their own minor leaguers who are eligible for free agency at the end of this season – not sure if they remain Met property till then or get granted FA as well. Figure those twelve to be the primary candidates for the 11 openings. But one or two could get bumped off if the Mets decide to add Mauricio and/or Vientos just to give them development time.
Tyler Bashlor 6.95 ERA
Walker Lockett 8.34 ERA
Corey Oswalt 12.15 ERA
Just painful to keep seeing these names; no upside.
These guys can’t pitch in the majors.
Whats the point?
Give anyone else a chance; better than a proven loser.