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1997 New York Mets

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1996 / 1998

88-74, Finished 3rd in NL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bobby Valentine (88-74)
GM: Joe McIlvaine (Reassigned 7/16/1997), Steve Phillips (Promoted 7/16/1997), Farm Dir: Jack Zduriencik, Scouting Dir: John Barr
Scored 777 runs, Allowed 709 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-74

Ballparks: Shea Stadium · Attendance: 1,766,174 (10th of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 97 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 101

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1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Juan Acevedo 27 R R 6' 2" 245 May 5, 1970 2 25 2 22 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Manny Alexander 26 R R 5' 10" 150 Mar 20, 1971 5 54 39 54 53 0 0 0 31 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0.7 $205,000
Edgardo Alfonzo 23 R R 5' 11" 210 Nov 8, 1973 3 151 132 151 147 0 0 0 3 143 12 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 6.2 $215,000
Carlos Baerga 28 B R 5' 11" 165 Nov 4, 1968 8 133 122 133 131 0 0 0 131 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1.1 $4,750,000
Steve Bieser 29 L R 5' 10" 170 Aug 4, 1967 1st 47 11 47 22 0 2 0 0 0 0 9 13 1 23 0 26 5 -0.0 $150,000
Brian Bohanon 28 L L 6' 2" 210 Aug 1, 1968 8 21 14 20 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.4 $205,000
Toby Borland 28 R R 6' 6" 186 May 29, 1969 4 13 0 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $262,500
Alberto Castillo 27 R R 6' 0" 184 Feb 10, 1970 3 35 18 35 34 0 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1 $152,500
Mark Clark 29 R R 6' 5" 225 May 12, 1968 7 23 22 22 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $2,200,000
Joe Crawford 27 L L 6' 3" 225 May 2, 1970 1st 19 2 18 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.4
Carl Everett 26 B R 6' 0" 181 Jun 3, 1971 5 142 101 142 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 71 65 145 0 28 1 0.2 $205,000
John Franco 36 L L 5' 10" 170 Sep 17, 1960 14 59 0 56 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $3,000,000
Matt Franco 27 L R 6' 2" 200 Aug 19, 1969 3 112 24 112 52 0 0 13 0 39 0 1 0 0 1 1 71 0 0.1 $160,000
Shawn Gilbert 32 R R 5' 9" 170 Mar 12, 1965 1st 29 4 29 17 0 0 0 8 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 9 9 -0.3
Bernard Gilkey 30 R R 6' 0" 170 Sep 24, 1966 8 145 136 145 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 136 1 0 137 2 8 0 2.3 $3,850,000
Jason Hardtke 25 B R 5' 10" 175 Sep 15, 1971 2 30 9 30 22 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0.0
Pete Harnisch 30 B R 6' 1" 195 Sep 23, 1966 10 6 5 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $3,213,400
Todd Hundley 28 B R 5' 11" 170 May 27, 1969 8 132 118 132 122 0 122 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 12 1 3.8 $4,150,000 All-Star
Butch Huskey 25 R R 6' 3" 244 Nov 10, 1971 4 142 120 142 123 0 0 22 0 15 0 30 0 72 102 4 18 0 0.8 $212,000
Jason Isringhausen 24 R R 6' 3" 235 Sep 7, 1972 3 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0 $212,000
Lance Johnson 33 L L 5' 10" 160 Jul 6, 1963 11 72 62 72 66 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 66 0 66 0 8 0 1.5 $3,050,000
Bobby Jones 27 R R 6' 4" 210 Feb 10, 1970 5 30 30 29 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 $1,925,000 All-Star
Ricardo Jordan 27 L L 6' 0" 175 Jun 27, 1970 3 22 0 21 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $155,000
Takashi Kashiwada 26 L L 5' 11" 165 May 14, 1971 1st 35 0 32 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Cory Lidle 25 R R 5' 11" 175 Mar 22, 1972 1st 54 2 51 54 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $150,000
Luis Lopez 26 B R 5' 11" 175 Sep 4, 1970 4 78 36 78 65 0 0 0 20 4 45 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0.3
Barry Manuel 31 R R 5' 11" 175 Aug 12, 1965 4 19 0 19 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $185,000
Greg McMichael 30 R R 6' 3" 215 Dec 1, 1966 5 73 0 70 73 73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 $1,100,000
Brian McRae 29 B R 6' 0" 175 Aug 27, 1967 8 45 35 45 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 41 0 6 0 -0.0
Carlos Mendoza 22 L L 5' 11" 160 Nov 4, 1974 1st 15 2 15 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 5 7 0.2
Dave Mlicki 29 R R 6' 4" 185 Jun 8, 1968 5 33 32 30 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2.4 $610,000
Kevin Morgan 27 R R 6' 1" 170 Dec 3, 1969 1st 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 -0.0
Alex Ochoa 25 R R 6' 0" 175 Mar 29, 1972 3 113 54 113 88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 84 88 1 31 3 -0.3 $152,000
John Olerud 28 L L 6' 5" 205 Aug 5, 1968 9 154 141 154 146 0 0 146 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 4.1 $6,500,000
Rey Ordonez 26 R R 5' 9" 160 Jan 11, 1971 2 120 112 120 118 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0.3 $192,500
Yorkis Perez 29 L L 6' 0" 180 Sep 30, 1967 5 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $375,000
Roberto Petagine 26 L L 6' 1" 172 Jun 7, 1971 4 12 0 12 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7 0 -0.2
Todd Pratt 30 R R 6' 3" 195 Feb 9, 1967 5 39 28 39 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.9 $200,000
Rick Reed 32 R R 6' 0" 195 Aug 16, 1964 9 33 31 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.8 $212,000
Armando Reynoso 31 R R 6' 0" 186 May 1, 1966 7 16 16 15 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $1,000,000
Mel Rojas 30 R R 5' 11" 175 Dec 10, 1966 8 23 0 21 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Gary Thurman 32 R R 5' 10" 170 Nov 12, 1964 9 11 0 11 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 1 8 0 5 3 -0.1
Andy Tomberlin 30 L L 5' 11" 160 Nov 7, 1966 5 6 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0 -0.1 $200,000
Ricky Trlicek 28 R R 6' 3" 200 Apr 26, 1969 5 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $177,500
Turk Wendell 30 B R 6' 2" 185 May 19, 1967 5 13 0 12 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1996 / 1998 Roster (40-man)