Mets announce player development staff (2024)

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 8, 2024 – The New York Mets today announced their 2024 minor league coaching staffs, as well their player development and medical personnel for the upcoming season.

Dick Scott will begin his 11th season with the Mets and his second season as the manager for the Triple-A Syracuse Mets. Reid Brignac enters his fifth season with the organization and his third with Double-A Binghamton. Brignac guided the Rumble Ponies to the Eastern League Championship series in 2023, their first postseason berth since 2017. Gilbert Gomez will manage the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones after managing the Single-A St. Lucie Mets in 2023. Yucarybert De la Cruz begins his first season as manager for Single-A St. Lucie. De La Cruz served as the club’s bench coach last season and managed Dominican Summer League Mets #2 from 2018-2022. Danny Ortega manages the Florida Complex League Mets after serving as the manager for Dominican Summer League Mets Orange in 2023. Félix Fermín Jr. will manage Dominican Summer League Mets Orange in his first season with the Mets organization. Fermin Jr., the son of 10-year major league veteran Félix Fermín, previously served as an international scout for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2018-2023. He also has coaching and managing experience in Mexico and Dominican Republic. Gilberto Mejia will manage Dominican Summer League Mets Blue after serving as the club’s bench coach in 2023.

Below is a complete listing of the Mets minor league coaching staffs:

Player Development Staff

Andy Green - Senior Vice President, Player Development

Andrew Christie - Director, Player Development

Max Vogel Freedman - Manager, Player Development

Eric Jagers - Vice President, Pitching

Jono Armold - Pitching Coordinator

Kyle Rogers - Pitching & Performance Integration Coordinator

Jeff Albert - Director, Hitting Development

Kevin Mahala - Coordinator, Hitting Development

Eddy Rodriguez - Field Coordinator

Miguel Bonilla - Complex & DSL Pitching Coordinator

Bob Natal - Catching Coordinator

Shane Robinson - Outfield Coordinator

Peter Mooney - Roving Infield Instructor

Luis Rivera - Infield Coordinator

Jemile Weeks - Baserunning Coordinator

Jeremy Kivel - Minor League Rehab Pitching Coach

Minor League Performance

JT Podell - Director of Minor League Athletic Training and Rehabilitation

Anthony Olivieri - Minor League Medical Coordinator

Luke Novosel - Minor League Rehabilitation Coordinator

Katherine Hinojosa - Assistant, Minor League Performance Nutrition

Kory Wan - Strength & Conditioning Rehab Coach

Alexander Gough - Minor League Physical Therapist

Tyler Ward - Minor League Physical Therapist

Ronny Reyes - Director, Minor League Operations

Juan Henderson - Director, Latin American Operations

Neskys Liriano - Manager, Learning Management Systems

Tristan Carranza - Life Skills Specialist

John Mulin, -Manager, Minor League Equipment & Operations

Drew Dunton - Assistant Manager, Minor League Clubhouse & Equipment

Amy Ross - Coordinator, Minor League Administration

Ches Goodman - Coordinator Minor League Operations

Jacob Resnick - Assistant, Minor League Operations

Dominican Staff

Yezmin Chalas - Manager, DR Academy Operations

Diana Perez - Formal Education and Continuing Professional Development Lead

Joymi Melenciano - Life Skills & Teacher Lead

Carmen Ruiz - D.R. Academy Assistant

Kremlin Martinez - D.R. Academy Field Coordinator

Juan Martinez - D.R. Rehab Coach

Dakota Herman - DSL Pitching Coach

Jhomelger García - Medical & Rehabilitation Coordinator, Latin America

Santiago Jimenez - DSL Lead Physical Therapist

Manuel Genao - DSL Physical Therapist

Joel Arias - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Triple-A Syracuse Mets

Dick Scott - Manager

Grayson Crawford - Pitching Coach

Collin Hetzler - Hitting Coach

J.P. Arencibia - Bench Coach/Assistant Hitting Coach

Adrian Texidor - Development/Infield Coach

Austin Dayton - Head Athletic Trainer

Kylie Holton - Assistant Trainer

Alex Tavarez - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Reid Brignac - Manager

AJ Sager - Pitching Coach

Darin Everson - Hitting Coach

Mariano Duncan - Bench Coach

Juan Loyo - Development Coach

Vanessa Weisbach – Athletic Trainer

Ryan Orr - Strength & Conditioning Coach

High-A Brooklyn Cyclones

Gilbert Gomez - Manager

Dan McKinney - Pitching Coach

Eduardo Nunez - Hitting Coach

John Vaughn - Bench Coach

Regan Saulnier - Development Coach

Joe Parillo - Athletic Trainer

Drew Skrocki - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Single-A St. Lucie Mets

Yucarybert De La Cruz - Manager

Jordan Kraus - Pitching Coach

Victor Ramos - Low-A/Roving Pitching Coach

Alejandro Diaz - Hitting Coach

Jeremy Cologna - Bench Coach

Bree Nasti - Development Coach

Adam Devery - Athletic Trainer

Trent McMaster - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Florida Complex League Mets

Jay Pecci - Complex Supervisor/Infield Coach

Danny Ortega - Manager

Luis Alvarado - Pitching Coach

Garrett Baker - Pitching Coach

Richie Benes - Hitting Coach

Bryce Wheary - Hitting Coach

Mac Seibert - Bench Coach

Micah Evans - Development/Baserunning Coach

Chris Jacobs - Outfield Coach

Hector Alvarez - Catching Coach

Christina Gambino - Athletic Trainer

Tavian Craft, Strength & Conditioning Coach

Eduardo Rivera - Rehab Position Player Coach

Dominican Summer League Mets Orange

Félix Fermín Jr. - Manager

Cristhian Martinez - Pitching Coach

Leo Hernandez - Hitting Coach

Gretchen Aucoin - Bench Coach

Adrian Abreu - Catching Instructor

Caitlin Lucas - DSL Athletic Training Coordinator/Athletic Trainer

Guillermo Colina - Lead DR Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dominican Summer League Mets Blue

Gilberto Mejia - Manager

Wander Cabrera - Pitching Coach

Luis Mateo - Hitting Coach

Alejandro Montiel - Bench Coach

Julianna Mangano - Athletic Trainer

Antonio Sosa - Athletic Trainer Assistant

Ismael Campusano - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Mets announce player development staff (2024)


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Who are the Mets still paying? ›

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Daniel Vogelbach

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What does a baseball director of player development do? ›

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What MLB player still gets paid after retirement? ›

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How much does a Mets player make? ›

2024 Active Roster Payroll
Player (25)PosBase Salary
Francisco LindorSS$32,000,000
Pete Alonso1B$20,500,000
Brandon NimmoLF$20,250,000
Sean ManaeaSP$14,500,000
21 more rows

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