9 players are returning from the 2014 Brooklyn Cyclones roster: RHP Gaither Bumgardner, LHP Carlos Valdez, INF Jeff Diehl, INF Will Fulmer, INF Michael Katz, INF Pedro Perez, INF Alfredo Reyes, OF Michael Bernal & OF Tucker Tharp.
If you are attending the Brooklyn Cyclones Open Practice tomorrow, which is open to all Season Ticket Holders and Mini Plan Holders, print this out. Make sure to bring the letter the team sent you to be admitted to MCU Park. Gates open at 5:30pm
- This is the 1st official indication from the New York Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones that Dave LaRoche will serve as pitching coach.
- Only 5 of the 16 pitchers are left handed. This may be the reason Valdez is back for his 3rd year in Brooklyn.
- There are no left-handed batters or fielders. Last year, only John Mora threw left handed, while Mora, Joe Tuschak and Michael Conforto hit lefty.
- Only 2 switch hitters (C Jose Garica & INF Brandon Kaupe)
- Only 4 men have not played in the Mets Organization (INF Vinny Siena, RHP Corey Taylor, RHP Michael Gibbons, & LHP PJ Conlon)
- The following guys are wearing the same jersey number from last season: Gaither Bumgardner (#36); Jeff Diehl (#24); Will Fulmer (#23); Michael Bernal (#27); Tucker Tharp (#5); Tom Gamboa (#20)
- The following guys are switching numbers: Carlos Valdez (
#16#28); Michael Katz ( #18#25); Pedro Perez ( #33#21); Alfredo Reyes ( #8#2); Dave LaRoche ( #30#17); Edgardo Alfonzo ( #4#13)
- Christian Montgomery goes against baseball tradition by being a pitcher to weara single digit number (#3)
Courtesy of Jacob Resnick, here are the Twitters for some the Cyclones players: