Headlined by Marlon Anderson, Mets Set Low Minors Coaching Staffs

By Jacob Resnick

February 26, 2018 No comments

The New York Mets have set their minor league coaching staffs for the 2018 season. Coaches for Las Vegas, Binghamton, St. Lucie, and Columbia have previously been announced.

Starting with Brooklyn, manager Edgardo Alfonzo and pitch coach Royce Ring return for their second seasons with the Cyclones, and they’ll be joined by a new face, hitting coach and former major leaguer Marlon Anderson. Anderson, who spent the past five seasons as a television analyst, held the same position for the Hagerstown Suns, a Washington Nationals affiliate, in 2011 and 2012. Anderson, 44, enjoyed a 12-year major league career, which included parts of four seasons with the Mets.

Also joining the Cyclones staff is bench coach David Davalillo, trainer Daichi Arima, and returning strength coach Sam Nickelsen.

In Kingsport, the K-Mets will be led by Sean Ratliff, the former minor league outfielder who has spent the last two seasons as the Brooklyn hitting coach. Ratliff will be flanked by returning pitching coach Josue Matos and hitting coach Delwyn Young. Young, a five-year major league veteran, is making his professional coaching debut.

The GCL Mets are managed by Jose Carreno, who returns for his sixth season at the helm. Rafael Fernandez will again serve as hitting coach, while Ariel Prieto, who worked as Yoenis Cespedes‘ interpreter with the Oakland Athletics and was teammates with Mickey Callaway on the 2001 Tampa Bay Devil Rays, joins the organization as the GCL pitching coach.

The DSL Mets staffs are as follows.

DSL Mets 1: Manager Manny Martinez, pitching coach Francis Martinez, hitting coach Leo Hernandez, coaches Alejandro Bautista and Carlos Capellan, and catching instructor Alberto Castillo.

DSL Mets 2: Manager Yucarybert De La Cruz, pitching coaches Rafael Roque and Benjamin Marte, hitting coach Gilbert Gomez, and coaches Liliano Castro and Pedro Reyes. De La Cruz and Gomez are former Mets minor leaguers.