Florida Complex League Mets
Minor league affiliations
ClassRookie
LeagueFlorida Complex League
DivisionEast Division (1992−1999, 2004–2011, 2013–present)
Previous leagues
Gulf Coast League (1988−1999, 2004−2011, 2013–2020)
Major league affiliations
TeamNew York Mets
Minor league titles
League titles (2)
  • 1997
  • 1999
Division titles (8)
  • 1993
  • 1997
  • 1999
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
Team data
NameFCL Mets
Previous names
GCL Mets (1988−1999, 2004−2011, 2013–2020)
BallparkClover Park (1992−1999, 2004−2011, 2013–present)
Previous parks
Twin Lakes Park (1988−1991)
Owner(s)/
Operator(s)
New York Mets
ManagerDavid Davalillo

The Florida Complex League Mets are a Rookie-level affiliate for the New York Mets, competing in the Florida Complex League of Minor League Baseball. Prior to 2021, the team was known as the Gulf Coast League Mets. The team plays its home games at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The team is composed mainly of players who are in their first year of professional baseball either as draftees or non-drafted free agents from the United States, Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and other countries.

History

The team entered the Gulf Coast League (GCL) in 1983, was absent for four seasons, then returned to the league for the 1988–1999 seasons. After again being absent for four seasons, the team returned to the league for the 2004–2011 seasons. On December 20, 2011, it was announced the Mets would eliminate their Rookie level team due to financial reasons.[1]

The team originally played their home games in Sarasota, Florida, at Twin Lakes Park. In 1992, the team moved their base of operations to Port St. Lucie, Florida, when the league expanded to Florida's east coast.

On November 8, 2012, the Mets announced the re-establishment of a Gulf Coast League team based in Port St. Lucie.[2] The team has competed continuously since the 2013 season, except for the 2020 season, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to the 2021 season, the Gulf Coast League was renamed as the Florida Complex League (FCL).

Season-by-season record

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Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1983 24–35 8th Vern Hoscheit
1988 21–42 10th (t) John Tamargo
1989 25–38 12th John Tamargo
1990 29–30 10th John Tamargo
1991 24–35 14th Junior Roman
1992 29–30 10th Junior Roman
1993 39–20 2nd Junior Roman Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Astros (1 game to 0)
1994 32–27 6th Junior Roman
1995 38–19 2nd John Stephenson
1996 29–30 10th Mickey Brantley
1997 42–18 1st Mickey Brantley (18–7) /
Doug Flynn (24–11)
League Champs
vs. GCL Rangers (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Yankees (1 game to 0)
1998 24–35 13th John Stephenson
1999 39–21 1st John Stephenson League Champs
vs. GCL Twins (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Royals (1 game to 0)
2004 36–24 2nd (t) Brett Butler Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Red Sox (1 game to 0)
2005 37–16 1st Gary Carter Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Yankees (2 games to 0)
2006 23–30 9th Bobby Floyd
2007 20–35 14th Juan López
2008 27–27 9th (t) Bobby Floyd
2009 22–34 14th Julio Franco
2010 31–25 4th Sandy Alomar, Sr. Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Phillies (1 game to 0)
2011 27–29 8th Luis Rojas
2013 20–40 16th Jose Carreno
2014 33–27 7th Jose Carreno
2015 27–32 9th (t) Jose Carreno
2016 26-29 10th Jose Carreno
2017 19-37 16th Jose Carreno
2018 24-31 14th David Davalillo
2019 30-24 6th David Davalillo Playoffs cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian
2020 No Season due to pandemic[3]

Roster

Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • 29 Luis Alvarez
  • 55 Jesus Anton
  • 21 Wellington Aracena
  • -- Jorge Avendano
  • 53 Brayhans Barreto
  • 77 Jose Chirinos
  • -- Jhosep Chirinos
  • 49 Irving Cota
  • 59 Estarlin Escalante
  • 30 Wilson Esterlin
  • 75 Andinson Ferrer
  • 39 Rodolfo Garrido
  • 40 Lucas Gordillo
  • 49 Daviel Hurtado
  • 78 Miguel Mejias
  • 22 Francisco Mercado
  • -- Luis Moreno
  • 80 Juan Oramas
  • 79 Cesar Rivera
  • 50 Christian Rodriguez
  • -- John Valle
  • -- Alfred Vega
  • 45 Omar Victorino

Catchers

  • 12 Daiverson Gutierrez
  • 32 Francisco Toledo
  •  9 Julio Zayas

Infielders

  • 15 Branny De Oleo
  •  2 Yonatan Henriquez
  • 51 Anthony Nunez
  • 35 Carlos Oviedo
  •  4 Jeremy Rodriguez
  • 10 Dangelo Sarmiento
  •  1 D'Andre Smith #
  • 20 Jake Zitella

Outfielders

  • 26 Donovan Antonia
  •  3 Sebastian Castro
  • 13 Simon Juan
  • 11 Fabian Machado
  • 28 Jeffry Rosa


Manager

  • 58 Danny Ortega

Coaches

  • 39 Hector Alvarez (catching)
  • 61 Luis Alvarado (pitching)
  • 40 Garrett Baker (pitching)
  • 51 Richie Benes (hitting)
  • 10 Micah Evans (baserunning)
  • 44 Chris Jacobs (outfield)
  • 46 Jay Pecci (infield)
  • 12 Mac Seibert (bench)
  • 29 Bryce Wheary (hitting)


7-day injured list
* On New York Mets 40-man roster
~ Development list
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporarily inactive list
Roster updated May 4, 2024
Transactions
→ More rosters: MiLB • Florida Complex League
New York Mets minor league players

References

  1. ^ Mets cut ties with Gulf Coast League: New York will operate eight Minor League affiliates in 2012, Minorleaguebaseball.com (Dec. 20, 2011)
  2. ^ Mets to field GCL team in '13, Minorleaguebaseball.com (Feb. 9, 2013)
  3. ^ "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved". Minor League Baseball. June 30, 2020.