qmeme_1402517336989_679The New York Mets have released a preliminary roster for the 2015 Brooklyn Cyclones season. Some changes may occur prior to Opening Night on Friday in Staten Island.

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

11536145_10154047668822366_5575038777358218656_nNOTES ABOUT THE ROSTER

  • 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:


About Daniel S. Weiss

I have been an avid Cyclones fan since 2001. In December of 2013 I decided to launch my own blog "Brooklyn Baseball Banter" to cover the Brooklyn Cyclones.

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  1. […] in 2013, playing for the DSL Mets, before moving up to the GCL Mets in 2014. He joined the Cyclones prior to the start of the 2015 season, where he hit .232 with 6 doubles & 12 RBIs in 61 games. For his career, he appeared in 69 […]


  2. […] in 2015, giving up 12 runs in 13 innings pitched for an ERA of 7.62. He was sent back to Brooklyn at the start of the 2015 NYPL season, where we appeared in 24 games. He posted a record of 2-2 with 5 saves, to go along with an ERA of […]


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