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1997 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Barry Manuel played for the 1997 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record88-74 (3rd in National League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank7th
ManagerBobby ValentineGeneral ManagerJoe McIlvaine
CoachesBob Apodaca (Pitching Coach), Bruce Benedict (Bench Coach), Randy Niemann (Bullpen Coach), Tom Robson (Hitting Coach), Cookie Rojas (Third Base Coach), Mookie Wilson (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickGeoff Goetz (#6)
Minor League AffiliatesNorfolk Tides (AAA) 75-67 ... Binghamton Mets (AA) 66-76 ... St. Lucie Mets (A+) 54-81 ... Columbia Bombers (A) 77-63 ... Pittsfield Mets (A-) 42-32 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 37-31 ... Gulf Coast Mets (Rk) 42-18 ...
Years Available1962-2017

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 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 1997 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 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)
39Juan AcevedoP6-2 220 R-R 1970-05-05 27Ciudad Juarez,Mexico MLB1992-20131995-2003Dundee-Crown (Carpentersville,IL)Parkland Col
1992-14- 403-COL
 
6Manny Alexander2B-SS5-10 180 R-R 1971-03-20 26San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1989-20071992-2006  
1988-   UDFA-BAL
 
13Edgardo Alfonzo3B5-11 187 R-R 1973-11-08 23Santa Teresa,Venezuela MLB1991-20101995-2006  
1991-   UDFA-NYN
 
8Carlos Baerga2B5-11 215 B-R 1968-11-04 28San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051990-2005  
1985-   UDFA-SDN
 
29Steve BieserCF-LF5-10 170 L-R 1967-08-04 29Perryville,Missouri MLB1989-20011997-1998Ste. Genevieve (Ste. Genevieve,MO)SE Missouri St, Mineral Area Col
1989-32- 820-PHI
 
46Brian BohanonP6-2 240 L-L 1968-08-01 28Denton,Texas MLB1987-20021990-2001North Shore (Houston,TX)
1987- 1-  19-TEX
 
43Toby BorlandP6-6 193 R-R 1969-05-29 28Ruston,Louisiana MLB1988-20051994-2004Quitman (Quitman,LA)
1987-27- 696-PHI
 
30Alberto CastilloC6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-10 27San Juan de Maguana,Dom Rep MLB1987-20091995-2007  
1987-   UDFA-NYN
 
54Mark ClarkP6-5 235 R-R 1968-05-12 29Bath,Illinois MLB1987-20001991-2000Balyki (Bath,IL)Lincoln Land CC, MacMurray Col
1988- 9- 236-SLN
 
49Joe CrawfordP6-3 225 L-L 1970-05-02 27Gainesville,Florida MLB1989-20011997-1997Hillsboro (Hillsboro,OH)Kent St
1991-17- 459-NYN
 
3Carl EverettCF-RF6-0 190 B-R 1971-06-03 26Tampa,Florida MLB1990-20101993-2006Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1990- 1-  10-NYA
 
31John FrancoP5-10 185 L-L 1960-09-17 36Brooklyn,New York MLB1979-20051984-2005Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)St. John's U.
1981- 5- 125-LAN
 
15Matt Franco3B6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-19 27Santa Monica,California MLB1987-20061995-2003Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)
1987- 7- 166-CHN
 
12Shawn Gilbert2B-SS5-9 185 R-R 1965-03-12 32Camden,New Jersey MLB1987-20031997-2000Agua Fria (Avondale,AZ)Fresno St, Golden West Col
1987-12- 295-MIN
 
23Bernard GilkeyLF6-0 200 R-R 1966-09-24 30St. Louis,Missouri MLB1985-20011990-2001University City (University City,MO)
1984-   UDFA-SLN
 
19Jason Hardtke2B5-10 175 B-R 1971-09-15 25Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1990-20011996-1998Leland (San Jose,CA)
1990- 3-  81-CLE
 
27Pete HarnischP6-0 228 R-R 1966-09-23 30Commack,New York MLB1985-20031988-2001Commack (Commack,NY)Fordham U.
1987- 1-  27-BAL
 
9Todd HundleyC5-11 199 B-R 1969-05-27 28Martinsville,Virginia MLB1987-20031990-2003William Fremd (Palatine,IL)Harper Col
1987- 2-  39-NYN
 
42Butch HuskeyRF6-3 244 R-R 1971-11-10 25Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1989-20011993-2000Eisenhower (Lawton,OK)
1989- 7- 190-NYN
 
44Jason IsringhausenP6-3 210 R-R 1972-09-07 24Brighton,Illinois MLB1991-20121995-2012Southwestern (Piasa,IL)Lewis and Clark CC
1991-44-1157-NYN
Free Agent  
1Lance JohnsonCF5-11 165 L-L 1963-07-06 33Lincoln Heights,Ohio MLB1984-20021987-2000Princeton (Cincinnati,OH)South Alabama, Triton Col
1984- 6- 139-SLN
 
28Bobby JonesP6-4 225 R-R 1970-02-10 27Fresno,California MLB1989-20061993-2002Fresno (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1991- 1-  36-NYN
 
48Ricardo JordanP6-0 190 L-L 1970-06-27 27Boynton Beach,Florida MLB1989-20021995-1998Atlantic Community (Delray Beach,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1990-37- 995-TOR
 
18Takashi KashiwadaP5-11 165 L-L 1971-05-14 26Tokyo,Japan MLB1994-20041997-1997  
1997-   UDFA-NYN
 
11Cory LidleP5-11 180 R-R 1972-03-22 25Hollywood,California MLB1991-20061997-2006South Hills (West Covina,CA)
1990-   UDFA-MIN
 
17Luis LopezSS5-11 166 B-R 1970-09-04 26Cidra,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20051993-2005  
1987-   UDFA-SDN
 
26Barry ManuelP5-11 185 R-R 1965-08-12 31Mamou,Louisiana MLB1985-20001991-1998Mamou (Mamou,LA)Louisiana St
1987- 2-  51-TEX
 
36Greg McMichaelP6-3 215 R-R 1966-12-01 30Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1988-20001993-2000Webb School (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1988- 7- 163-CLE
 
56Brian McRaeCF6-0 195 B-R 1967-08-27 29Bradenton,Florida MLB1985-19991990-1999Manatee (Bradenton,FL)
1985- 1-  17-KCA
 
6Carlos MendozaCF-LF6-1 188 B-R 1979-11-27 17Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1997-20091997-2000  
1992-   UDFA-NYN
 
38Dave MlickiP6-4 205 R-R 1968-06-08 29Cleveland,Ohio MLB1990-20021992-2002Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs,CO)Oklahoma St
1990-17- 460-CLE
 
10Kevin Morgan3B6-1 170 R-R 1970-03-03 27Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1989-19971997-1997Acadiana (Lafayette,LA)Southeastern Louisiana U.
1991-30- 790-DET
 
22Alex OchoaRF6-0 195 R-R 1972-03-29 25Miami Lakes,Florida MLB1991-20081995-2002Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah,FL)
1991- 3-  82-BAL
 
5John Olerud1B6-5 220 L-L 1968-08-05 28Seattle,Washington MLB1987-20051989-2005Interlake (Bellevue,WA)Washington St
1989- 3-  79-TOR
 
0Rey OrdonezSS5-9 159 R-R 1972-11-11 24Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20041996-2004  
1993-   UDFA-NYN
 
25Yorkis PerezP6-0 180 B-L 1967-09-30 29Bajos de Haina,Dom Rep MLB1983-20021991-2002  
1983-   UDFA-MIN
 
10Roberto Petagine1B6-1 215 L-L 1971-06-02 26Nueva Esparita,Venezuela MLB1990-20101994-2006  
1990-   UDFA-HOU
 
43Todd PrattC6-3 230 R-R 1967-02-09 30Bellevue,Nebraska MLB1985-20061992-2006Hilltop (Chula Vista,CA)
1985- 6- 153-BOS
 
35Rick ReedP6-1 195 R-R 1965-08-16 31Huntington,West Virginia MLB1985-20031988-2003Huntington (Huntington,WV)Marshall U.
1986-26- 644-PIT
 
40Armando ReynosoP6-0 204 R-R 1966-05-01 31San Luis Potosi,Mexico MLB1990-20021991-2002  
1990-   UDFA-ATL
 
51Mel RojasP5-11 212 R-R 1966-12-10 30Haina,Dom Rep MLB1986-20041990-1999  
1985-   UDFA-MON
 
10Gary ThurmanCF-LF5-10 165 R-R 1964-11-12 32Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1983-19981987-1997North Central (Indianapolis,IN)
1983- 1-  21-KCA
 
33Andy TomberlinRF-LF5-11 185 L-L 1966-11-07 30Monroe,North Carolina MLB1986-20001993-1998Piedmont (Monroe,NC)
1985-   UDFA-ATL
 
50Ricky TrlicekP6-2 200 R-R 1969-04-26 28Houston,Texas MLB1987-19981992-1997La Grange (La Grange,TX)
1987- 4- 104-PHI
 
99Turk WendellP6-2 205 L-R 1967-05-19 30Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1986-20041993-2004Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Quinnipiac U.
1988- 5- 112-ATL
 
45 Players