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1998 New York MetsSeason Roster
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Roberto Petagine played for the 1998 New York Mets
LeagueNational LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameMets
LocationNew York,New York
Record88-74 (2nd in National League East)League Rank6thMLB Rank10th
ManagerBobby ValentineGeneral ManagerSteve Phillips
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 PickJason Tyner (#21)
Payroll$49,559,665
Attendance2,287,948
Minor League AffiliatesNorfolk Tides (AAA) 70-72 ... Binghamton Mets (AA) 82-60 ... St. Lucie Mets (A+) 70-66 ... Columbia Bombers (A) 90-51 ... Pittsfield Mets (A-) 35-41 ... Kingsport Mets (Rk) 38-30 ... Gulf Coast Mets (Rk) 24-35 ...
Years Available1962-2018

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The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1998 New York Mets.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1998 baseball season.

1998 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)
39Benny AgbayaniRF5-11 225 R-R 1971-12-28 26Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1993-20091998-2002Saint Louis (Honolulu,HI)Hawaii Pacific U.
1993-30- 836-NYN
 
13Edgardo Alfonzo3B5-11 187 R-R 1973-11-08 24Santa Teresa,Venezuela MLB1991-20101995-2006  
1991-   UDFA-NYN
 
23Jermaine AllensworthRF6-0 190 R-R 1972-01-11 26Anderson,Indiana MLB1991-20081996-1999Madison Heights (Anderson,IN)Purdue U.
1993- 1-  34-PIT
 
8Carlos Baerga2B5-11 215 B-R 1968-11-04 29San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051990-2005  
1985-   UDFA-SDN
 
6Rich BeckerLF-CF5-10 193 L-L 1972-02-01 26Aurora,Illinois MLB1990-20021993-2000West Aurora (Aurora,IL)
1990- 3-  85-MIN
 
43Rigo BeltranP5-11 185 L-L 1969-11-13 28Tijuana,Mexico MLB1990-20061997-2004Point Loma (San Diego,CA)Wyoming
1991-26- 675-SLN
 
46Willie BlairP6-1 185 R-R 1965-12-18 32Paintsville,Kentucky MLB1985-20011990-2001Johnson Central (Paintsville,KY)Morehead St
1986-11- 289-TOR
 
46Brian BohanonP6-2 240 L-L 1968-08-01 29Denton,Texas MLB1987-20021990-2001North Shore (Houston,TX)
1987- 1-  19-TEX
 
30Alberto CastilloC6-0 185 R-R 1970-02-10 28San Juan de Maguana,Dom Rep MLB1987-20091995-2007  
1987-   UDFA-NYN
 
49Brad ClontzP6-1 195 R-R 1971-04-26 27Stuart,Virginia MLB1990-20061995-2000Patrick County (Stuart,VA)Virginia Tech
1992-10- 285-ATL
 
27Dennis CookP6-3 190 L-L 1962-10-04 35La Marque,Texas MLB1981-20021988-2002Dickinson (Dickinson,TX)Texas, Angelina Col
1985-18- 446-SFN
 
12Jorge FabregasC6-3 215 L-R 1970-03-13 28Miami,Florida MLB1990-20031994-2002Columbus (Miami,FL)Miami
1991- 1-  34-CAL
 
31,45John FrancoP5-10 185 L-L 1960-09-17 37Brooklyn,New York MLB1979-20051984-2005Lafayette (Brooklyn,NY)St. John's U.
1981- 5- 125-LAN
 
15Matt Franco3B-LF6-2 200 L-R 1969-08-19 28Santa Monica,California MLB1987-20061995-2003Westlake (Westlake Village,CA)
1987- 7- 166-CHN
 
12Shawn Gilbert3B5-9 185 R-R 1965-03-12 33Camden,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 31St. Louis,Missouri MLB1985-20011990-2001University City (University City,MO)
1984-   UDFA-SLN
 
18Todd HaneyLF-2B5-9 165 R-R 1965-07-30 32Galveston,Texas MLB1986-19991992-1998Richfield (Waco,TX)Texas, Panola Col
1987-38- 958-SEA
 
19Lenny HarrisRF5-10 220 L-R 1964-10-28 33Miami,Florida MLB1983-20051988-2005Jackson (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1983- 5- 108-CIN
 
43John HudekP6-1 205 B-R 1966-08-08 31Tampa,Florida MLB1988-19991994-1999Henry B. Plant (Tampa,FL)Florida So.Col
1988-10- 249-CHA
 
9Todd HundleyLF5-11 199 B-R 1969-05-27 29Martinsville,Virginia MLB1987-20031990-2003William Fremd (Palatine,IL)Harper Col
1987- 2-  39-NYN
 
42Butch HuskeyRF6-3 244 R-R 1971-11-10 26Anadarko,Oklahoma MLB1989-20011993-2000Eisenhower (Lawton,OK)
1989- 7- 190-NYN
 
28Bobby JonesP6-4 225 R-R 1970-02-10 28Fresno,California MLB1989-20061993-2002Fresno (Fresno,CA)Fresno St
1991- 1-  36-NYN
 
33Mike Kinkade3B6-1 210 R-R 1973-05-06 25Livonia,Michigan MLB1992-20081998-2003Tigard (Tigard,OR)Washington St
1995- 9- 236-MIL
 
11Wayne KirbyRF5-10 190 L-R 1964-01-22 34Williamsburg,Virginia MLB1983-20011991-1998Tabb (Yorktown,VA)Newport News Apprentice School
1983-13- 289-LAN
 
22Al LeiterP6-3 220 L-L 1965-10-23 32Toms River,New Jersey MLB1984-20051987-2005Central Regional (Bayville,NJ)
1984- 2-  50-NYA
 
17Luis Lopez2B-SS5-11 166 B-R 1970-09-04 27Cidra,Puerto Rico MLB1988-20051993-2005  
1987-   UDFA-SDN
 
36Greg McMichaelP-P6-3 215 R-R 1966-12-01 31Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1988-20001993-2000Webb School (Knoxville,TN)Tennessee
1988- 7- 163-CLE
 
56Brian McRaeCF6-0 195 B-R 1967-08-27 30Bradenton,Florida MLB1985-19991990-1999Manatee (Bradenton,FL)
1985- 1-  17-KCA
 
26Ralph Milliard2B5-11 175 R-R 1973-12-30 24Willemstad,Curacao MLB1993-20011996-1998  
1992-   UDFA-FLO
 
38Dave MlickiP6-4 205 R-R 1968-06-08 30Cleveland,Ohio MLB1990-20021992-2002Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs,CO)Oklahoma St
1990-17- 460-CLE
 
16Hideo NomoP6-2 230 R-R 1968-08-31 29Osaka,Japan MLB1990-20081995-2008  
1995-   UDFA-LAN
 
5John Olerud1B6-5 220 L-L 1968-08-05 29Seattle,Washington MLB1987-20051989-2005Interlake (Bellevue,WA)Washington St
1989- 3-  79-TOR
 
10Rey OrdonezSS5-9 159 R-R 1972-11-11 25Havana,Cuba MLB1993-20041996-2004  
1993-   UDFA-NYN
 
18Craig Paquette3B6-0 190 R-R 1969-03-08 29Long Beach,California MLB1989-20071993-2003Rancho Alamitos (Garden Grove,CA)Golden West Col
1989- 8- 218-OAK
 
25Jay PaytonLF5-10 185 R-R 1972-11-22 25Zanesville,Ohio MLB1992-20101998-2010Zanesville (Zanesville,OH)Georgia Tech
1994- 1-  29-NYN
 
6Tony PhillipsLF5-10 175 B-R 1959-04-25 39Atlanta,Georgia MLB1978-20151982-1999Roswell (Roswell,GA)New Mexico Military Institute
1978- 1-  10-MON
 
31Mike PiazzaC6-3 215 R-R 1968-09-04 29Norristown,Pennsylvania MLB1989-20071992-2007Phoenixville Area (Phoenixville,PA)Miami-Dade Col
1988-62-1390-LAN
 
7Todd PrattC6-3 230 R-R 1967-02-09 31Bellevue,Nebraska MLB1985-20061992-2006Hilltop (Chula Vista,CA)
1985- 6- 153-BOS
 
21Bill PulsipherP6-3 200 L-L 1973-10-09 24Fort Benning,Georgia MLB1992-20111995-2005Fairfax (Fairfax,VA)
1991- 2-  66-NYN
 
35Rick ReedP6-1 195 R-R 1965-08-16 32Huntington,West Virginia MLB1985-20031988-2003Huntington (Huntington,WV)Marshall U.
1986-26- 644-PIT
 
40Armando ReynosoP6-0 204 R-R 1966-05-01 32San Luis Potosi,Mexico MLB1990-20021991-2002  
1990-   UDFA-ATL
 
51Mel RojasP5-11 212 R-R 1966-12-10 31Haina,Dom Rep MLB1986-20041990-1999  
1985-   UDFA-MON
 
33Tim SpehrC6-2 200 R-R 1966-07-02 31Excelsior Springs,Missouri MLB1988-20011991-1999Richfield (Waco,TX)Arizona St
1988- 5- 127-KCA
 
36,38Jeff TamP6-1 202 R-R 1970-08-19 27Fullerton,California MLB1993-20081998-2003Eau Gallie (Melbourne,FL)Florida St, Palm Beach Atl U., Brevard Col
1993-   UDFA-NYN
 
19Jim Tatum1B6-2 200 R-R 1967-10-09 30San Diego,California MLB1985-20001992-1998Santana (Santee,CA)
1985- 3-  76-SDN
 
99Turk WendellP6-2 205 L-R 1967-05-19 31Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1986-20041993-2004Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Quinnipiac U.
1988- 5- 112-ATL
 
39Rick WilkinsC6-2 215 L-R 1967-06-04 31Jacksonville,Florida MLB1987-20021991-2001The Bolles School (Jacksonville,FL)Furman U.
1986-23- 582-CHN
 
11Preston WilsonLF6-2 193 R-R 1974-07-19 23Bamberg,South Carolina MLB1993-20091998-2007Bamberg Ehrhardt (Bamberg,SC)
1992- 1-   9-NYN
 
21,29Masato YoshiiP6-2 210 R-R 1965-04-20 33Osaka,Japan MLB1985-20071998-2002  
1997-   UDFA-NYN
 
49 Players