New York Mets: An early look at a 30-man roster and Taxi Squad

Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Pete Alonso, Michael Conforto New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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  • Wilson Ramos – The undoubted number one, he’s playing for a contract.
  • Tomas Nido – The light-hitting backup catcher has to step it up at the plate in 2020.
  • Rene Rivera – Every time it looks like he’s out of the picture, the Mets drag him back in.

Discussion about New York Mets catchers begins and ends with Wilson Ramos. At least he won’t have to worry about Noah Syndergaard’s complaining about him this year. The Amazins better hope Ramos stays healthy because if they have to depend on Nido and Rivera, the offense will take a huge hit.


  • Brandon Nimmo – Nimmo is a prototype “Moneyball player.” He gets on base at a career .387 clip. Additionally, he’s an above-average center fielder and very good left fielder.
  • Michael Conforto – He hit 33 home runs in 2019 and drove in 92. It still feels like he is due for a breakout. That would be scary for opposing pitchers.
  • Jake Marisnick – The former Houlston Astro is a defensive outfielder who will see plenty of late-inning time.
  • Yoenis Cespedes – New York Mets fans have learned the hard way not to count on Cespedes. He says he’s back from his many injury issues, but at this point will have to prove it.

Michael Conforto in rightfield and Brandon Nimmo in center, are locks to play every day. The likelihood of Yoenis Cespedes getting much or even any playing time in the outfield is slim to none. Leftfield will be manned by the trio of Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, and Dominic Smith. Jake Marisnick is the late innings defensive replacement in center, and Nimmo will slide over to left.