Las Vegas 51s hitting coach Jack Voigt announced on Twitter, he will not be back with the Mets organization next year:
Thx to all my hitters in my 12 years with Mets. Disappointed I will not be back in 2018. Loved helping you all reach ur dreams to play MLB.
— Jack Voigt Baseball (@JVoigtBaseball) September 29, 2017
Voigt has been with the Mets organization since 2006 when he was hired as a scout.
In 2009, Voigt transitioned to a coach in the Mets minor league system serving as the hitting coach for Brooklyn. Voigt would take over as Buffalo’s hitting coach the following season.
From 2011 – 2014, Voigt was the organization’s outfield and baserunning coordinator.
For the past three seasons, he’s been the hitting coach for Las Vegas. In his brief tenure as hitting coach, Voigt had five hitters who finished in the top six in hitting. This includes T.J. Rivera and Brandon Nimmo, who took the top two spots in the 2016 batting race. Nimmo would finish with the best OBP in the league.
This news comes on the heels of reports the Mets may not retain Frank Viola as a pitching coach.
Apparently, with the Mets coming off a disappointing season, the team is prepared to do more than just replace Terry Collins as manager. Indeed, the team seems to be assessing its entire minor league coaching staff.