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1996 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Rico Brogna played for the 1996 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record71-91 (4th in National League East)League Rank12thMLB Rank24th
ManagerDallas Green,Bobby ValentineGeneral ManagerJoe McIlvaine
CoachesBob Apodaca (Pitching Coach), Mike Cubbage (Third Base Coach), Frank Howard (First Base Coach), Tommy McCraw (Hitting Coach), Greg Pavlick (Pitching Coach), Steve Swisher (Bullpen Coach), Bobby Wine (Bench Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRob Stratton (#13)
Minor League AffiliatesNorfolk Tides (AAA) 82-59 ... Binghamton Mets (AA) 76-66 ... St. Lucie Mets (A+) 71-62 ... Columbia Bombers (A) 82-57 ... Pittsfield Mets (A-) 46-29 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 48-19 ... Gulf Coast Mets (Rk) 29-30 ...
Years Available1962-2017

Team History -- 1996 Statistics -- 1996 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1996 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1996 baseball season.

1996 New York Mets Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
13Edgardo Alfonzo2B-3B5-11 187 R-R 1973-11-08 22Santa Teresa,Venezuela MLB1991-20101995-2006  
1991-   UDFA-NYN
 
6Carlos Baerga1B5-11 215 B-R 1968-11-04 27San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051990-2005  
1985-   UDFA-SDN
 
11Tim Bogar1B-3B6-2 198 R-R 1966-10-28 29Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1987-20021993-2001Buffalo Grove (Buffalo Grove,IL)Eastern Illinois U.
1987- 8- 212-NYN
 
26Rico Brogna1B6-2 203 L-L 1970-04-18 26Turners Falls,Massachusetts MLB1988-20011992-2001Watertown (Watertown,CT)
1988- 1-  26-DET
 
43Paul ByrdP6-1 184 R-R 1970-12-03 25Louisville,Kentucky MLB1989-20091995-2009St. Xavier (Louisville,KY)Louisiana St
1991- 4- 112-CLE
 
30Alberto CastilloC6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-10 26San Juan de Maguana,Dom Rep MLB1987-20091995-2007  
1987-   UDFA-NYN
 
54Mark ClarkP6-5 235 R-R 1968-05-12 28Bath,Illinois MLB1987-20001991-2000Balyki (Bath,IL)Lincoln Land CC, MacMurray Col
1988- 9- 236-SLN
 
45Jerry DipotoP6-2 205 R-R 1968-05-24 28Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1988-20001993-2000Toms River East (Toms River,NJ)Virginia Commonwealth U.
1989- 3-  71-CLE
 
12Alvaro Espinoza3B6-0 181 R-R 1962-02-19 34Valencia,Venezuela MLB1979-19971985-1997  
1978-   UDFA-HOU
 
3Carl EverettRF6-0 190 B-R 1971-06-03 25Tampa,Florida MLB1990-20101993-2006Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1990- 1-  10-NYA
 
31John FrancoP5-10 185 L-L 1960-09-17 35Brooklyn,New York MLB1979-20051984-2005Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)St. John's U.
1981- 5- 125-LAN
 
15Matt Franco3B6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-19 26Santa Monica,California MLB1987-20061995-2003Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)
1987- 7- 166-CHN
 
40Mike FyhrieP6-2 203 R-R 1969-12-09 26Long Beach,California MLB1988-20031996-2002Ocean View (Huntington Beach,CA)UCLA
1991-12- 314-KCA
 
23Bernard GilkeyLF6-0 200 R-R 1966-09-24 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1985-20011990-2001University City (University City,MO)
1984-   UDFA-SLN
 
7Charlie GreeneC6-2 170 R-R 1971-01-23 25Miami,Florida MLB1991-20031996-2000Killian (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1991-19- 497-SDN
 
19Jason Hardtke2B5-10 175 B-R 1971-09-15 24Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1990-20011996-1998Leland (San Jose,CA)
1990- 3-  81-CLE
 
27Pete HarnischP6-0 228 R-R 1966-09-23 29Commack,New York MLB1985-20031988-2001Commack (Commack,NY)Fordham U.
1987- 1-  27-BAL
 
35Doug HenryP6-4 205 R-R 1963-12-10 32Sacramento,California MLB1983-20011991-2001Tennyson (Hayward,CA)Arizona St
1985- 8- 185-MIL
 
9Todd HundleyC5-11 199 B-R 1969-05-27 27Martinsville,Virginia MLB1987-20031990-2003William Fremd (Palatine,IL)Harper Col
1987- 2-  39-NYN
 
42Butch Huskey1B-RF6-3 244 R-R 1971-11-10 24Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1989-20011993-2000Eisenhower (Lawton,OK)
1989- 7- 190-NYN
 
44Jason IsringhausenP6-3 210 R-R 1972-09-07 23Brighton,Illinois MLB1991-20121995-2012Southwestern (Piasa,IL)Lewis and Clark CC
1991-44-1157-NYN
Free Agent  
1,51Lance JohnsonCF5-11 165 L-L 1963-07-06 32Lincoln Heights,Ohio MLB1984-20021987-2000Princeton (Cincinnati,OH)South Alabama, Triton Col
1984- 6- 139-SLN
 
28Bobby JonesP6-4 225 R-R 1970-02-10 26Fresno,California MLB1989-20061993-2002Fresno (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1991- 1-  36-NYN
 
5Chris JonesRF6-2 210 R-R 1965-12-16 30Utica,New York MLB1984-20041991-2000Liverpool (Liverpool,NY)
1985- 4- 105-TOR
 
12Jeff Kent3B6-1 205 R-R 1968-03-07 28Bellflower,California MLB1987-20081992-2008Edison (Huntington Beach,CA)California
1989-20- 523-TOR
 
49Bob MacDonaldP6-3 200 L-L 1965-04-27 31East Orange,New Jersey MLB1985-19961990-1996Point Pleasant Boro (Point Pleasant,NJ)Rutgers U.
1987-19- 491-TOR
 
48Pedro MartinezP6-2 185 L-L 1968-11-29 27Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB1987-20021993-1997  
1986-   UDFA-SDN
 
17Brent MayneC6-1 192 L-R 1968-04-19 28Loma Linda,California MLB1988-20041990-2004Costa Mesa (Costa Mesa,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Orange Coast Col
1989- 1-  13-KCA
 
34Blas MinorP6-3 203 R-R 1966-03-20 30Merced,California MLB1988-20001992-1997Merced (Merced,CA)Merced Col, Arizona St
1988- 6- 148-PIT
 
38Dave MlickiP6-4 205 R-R 1968-06-08 28Cleveland,Ohio MLB1990-20021992-2002Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs,CO)Oklahoma St
1990-17- 460-CLE
 
22Alex OchoaRF6-0 195 R-R 1972-03-29 24Miami Lakes,Florida MLB1991-20081995-2002Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah,FL)
1991- 3-  82-BAL
 
0Rey OrdonezSS5-9 159 R-R 1972-11-11 23Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20041996-2004  
1993-   UDFA-NYN
 
29Robert PersonP6-0 194 R-R 1969-10-06 26St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-20051995-2003University City (University City,MO)Seminole St Florida
1989-25- 645-CLE
 
20Roberto Petagine1B6-1 215 L-L 1971-06-02 25Nueva Esparita,Venezuela MLB1990-20101994-2006  
1990-   UDFA-HOU
 
18Kevin RobersonRF6-4 210 B-R 1968-01-29 28Decatur,Illinois MLB1988-20041993-1996Eisenhower (Decatur,IL)Parkland Col
1988-16- 404-CHN
 
33Andy TomberlinLF-RF5-11 185 L-L 1966-11-07 29Monroe,North Carolina MLB1986-20001993-1998Piedmont (Monroe,NC)
1985-   UDFA-ATL
 
34Ricky TrlicekP6-2 200 R-R 1969-04-26 27Houston,Texas MLB1987-19981992-1997La Grange (La Grange,TX)
1987- 4- 104-PHI
 
15Jose Vizcaino2B6-1 180 B-R 1968-03-26 28San Cristobal,Dom Rep MLB1987-20061989-2006  
1986-   UDFA-LAN
 
47Derek WallaceP6-3 215 R-R 1971-09-01 24Van Nuys,California MLB1990-19991996-1999Chatsworth (Chatsworth,CA)Pepperdine U.
1992- 1-  11-CHN
 
32Paul WilsonP6-5 235 R-R 1973-03-28 23Orlando,Florida MLB1992-20081996-2005Boone (Orlando,FL)Florida St
1994- 1-   1-NYN
 
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