Outfielder Jack Schneider has retired after just three games for the Gulf Coast Mets. Although an official reason was not given, the 2017 11th round draft pick had not appeared in a game since getting with a pitch on July 17.
Schneider had received a $125,000 bonus largely due to his mid 90s fastball and raw power.
The Mets have also announced catcher Jeff Glenn was released. The 2009 ninth round draft pick had just played 25 games over the past two seasons as he’s been basically the 51s’ bullpen catcher.
It should be noted this is not the first time Glenn and the Mets parted ways. At the end of the 2015 season, Glenn was released only for the Mets to re-sign him before the Mets reported to Spring Training. After the 2016 season, Glenn elected free agency only for the Mets to again re-sign him before Spring Training began.
Right-handed pitcher Daniel Bard has also retired after only one ugly appearance for the GCL Mets. He pitched only 0.2 of an inning for the GCL while allowing four runs on five walks and hit two batters.