Friday, October 7, 2022

Mets Wild Card Series Roster


Citi Field on Friday afternoon. Photo by Jason Schott.

The Mets announced their Wild Card Series roster ahead of Game 1 with the San Diego Padres on Friday night at Citi Field.

The biggest takeaway looking at this is that Starling Marte, the Mets right fielder who has been out with a broken finger since he got hit by a pitch in Pittsburgh on September 6, is on the roster for this three-game series.

Mets Manager Buck Showalter announced in his pregame press conference that Marte will be batting sixth on Friday night.

Catcher Francisco Alvarez, the Mets top prospect who came up a week ago, is on the roster as a third catcher. Pitchers Mychal Givens and Tylor Megill, who battled through injuries in the final days of the regular season, are also on the roster, as is David Peterson, who served most of the year as a starter but performed well enough out of the bullpen the final few weeks to earn his spot. 

Also on the roster is Darin Ruf, the slugger whom they acquired at the trade deadline, but who has hit just .152, with a .216 on-base percentage (OBP) with 0 home runs and 7 RBI in 28 games with the Mets. He began the season with the San Francisco Giants, and in 90 games, he hit .216, with a .328 OBP, and 11 home runs and 38 RBI. His only playoff experience was last season, with the Giants, and he played in three games, and hit 1-for-11, with the one hit being a home run, and two RBI. 


Number - Name (whether they bat left (L) or switch-hitter (S) is noted) - Position

0 - Adam Ottavino - RHP

1 - Jeff McNeil (L) - INF

3 - Tomas Nido - C

4 - Terrance Gore - OF

6 - Starling Marte - OF

9 - Brandon Nimmo (L) - OF

10 - Eduardo Escobar (S) - INF

12 - Francisco Lindor (S) - INF

13 - Luis Guillorme (L) - INF

19 - Mark Canha - OF

20 - Pete Alonso - INF

23 - David Peterson - LHP

28 - Darin Ruf - OF

30 - Joely Rodriguez - LHP

32 - Daniel Vogelbach (L) - INF

33 - James McCann - C

38 - Tylor Megill - RHP

39 - Edwin Diaz - RHP

40 - Chris Bassitt - RHP

50 - Francisco Alvarez - C

60 - Mychal Givens - RHP

62 - Drew Smith - RHP

65 - Trevor May - RHP

67 - Seth Lugo - RHP

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