Among those cut were 11 former Cyclones.
A total of 14 guys were cut. The non-Cyclones cut included Jose Figueroa, 2B Leon Canelon, & 3B Alvin Maracaro. None of these guys went higher than Kingsport.
6 members of the 2015 Brooklyn Cyclones were cut.
Kaupe was shown the door after 4 seasons with the Mets.
He spent 5 years in the Mets organization.
Reyes had been with the Mets since 2010.
He hit .177 with 1 homer & 14 RBIs.
He was drafted by the Mets in 2014.
Oswald Caraballo, who may go down as one of the worst Cyclones ever, due to his inability to get on base or even field. Caraballo hit .131 with 3 RBIs, but had a sub .100 average for most of the season.
Caraballo began his Mets career in 2011.
Zach Mathieu, was another player cut. In 5 years, most fans will only remember Mathieu in Brooklyn Cyclones history as “Daniel Weiss’ Look-A-Like.” A 1B who was excellent defensively, the nearly-24-year-old Mathieu hit .206 with 4 homers, 27 RBIs and 16 doubles. However, Mathieu was prone to striking out a lot and did not excel fast enough through the system.
Mathieu spent 4 years at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire finishing in spring 2013. He joined the Mets in 2013 after being drafted from college and was with the Mets for 3 years.
The Former Cyclones who were cut include:
Kolarek was in the Mets system for 6 seasons.
Hilario joined the Mets in 2010.
Glenn spent 6 seasons with the Mets, making it as high as St. Lucie.
Chavez was working on becoming a pitcher in 2015, as his posted an ERA of 0.73 for the GCL Mets this season in 12.1 innings pitched.
Cory Vaughn, who had an All Star Season in 2010. The son of former MLB OF Greg Vaughn, Cory holds the Cyclones single season record for homers (14) and RBIs (56). During his lone season in Brooklyn, Vaughn hit .307 with 14 doubles, 5 triples and 12 stolen bases. As Vaughn progresses through the system, he suffered injuries and made it as high as Las Vegas.