Yunir Garcia

Cyclones Hitting Coach Yunir Garcia (Pat Sanchez / Brooklyn Baseball Banter)

Brooklyn Baseball Banter has been informed that Yunir Garcia, who served as the Brooklyn Cyclones Hitting Coach during the 2015 season, has been reassigned by the New York Mets.

For the 2016 season, Garcia will serve as the Hitting Coach for the GCL Mets, a role he previously held in 2011.

This move comes following an abysmal offensive season by the Brooklyn Cyclones, as the team produced a multitude of sub-.200 hitters and no .300 hitters. The entire team hit .221 on the season, finishing last in the New York – Penn League and 158th out of 160 MiLB teams.

The Cyclones only collected 542 hits, a franchise low. They led the NYPL with 684 strikeouts.

Garcia played with the Mets for 8 years, making it as high as AAA in 2006. He appeared in 37 games with the Cyclones in 2003 & 10 games in 2004.

Following his career, he has been a Mets Minor League Hitting Coach at various levels. From 2012 through 2014, Garcia was the Hitting Coach for the Kingsport Mets. He was the Hitting Coach for the DSL Mets in 2010 & VSL Mets in 2008 & 2009.

He was the 2nd former Cyclone to serve as hitting coach, joining Bobby Malek, who played for the Cyclones in 2002 & coached from 2011-2013.

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.

4 responses »

  1. […] As reported by Brooklyn Baseball Banter, Tom Gamboa will return as Manager, Edgardo Alfonzo is back as Bench Coach & Sean Ratliff is the new Hitting Coach, as Yunir Garcia has been assigned to the GCL Mets. […]


  2. […] Garcia was the Cyclones hitting coach during the 2015 season, he will now drop down to the GCL Mets in the Gulf Coast League in the same position. The move to the GCL follows a […]


  3. […] Yunir Garcia being assigned to the GCL Mets for 2016, former Sean Ratliff has been named Hitting Coach for the 2016 Brooklyn […]


  4. […] Baseball Banter also reports that 2015 Cyclones’ hitting coach Yunir Garcia has been reassigned to the Gulf Coast League […]

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