Las Vegas 51s Release Initial Roster

51s LogoMonday, the Las Vegas 51s, the Mets’ AAA affiliate quietly posted an initial roster on the team’s site.

There are no surprises here.

This rotation of Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom is prospect-fun.

Also, the roster came out before the Mets officially signed 40-year-old Bobby Abreu. Also, the Mets signed Bobby Abreu to a minor league contract!

Noah Syndergaard
Jacob deGrom
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Rafael Montero
Logan Verrett


SS Wilmer Flores
2B Danny Muno
1B Allan Dykstra
UT Anthony Seratelli
1B/3B Zach Lutz
1B/3B/OF Eric Campbell

Wilmer and friends should get on base plenty. In all seriousness, this would be a good time for Flores to get his walk rate to 6% or better. 

Cesar Puello
Matt den Dekker
Kirk Nieuwenhuis

In addition to Abreu, Eric Campbell can also play left field.

This is now an interesting race between den Dekker and Nieuwenhuis who are basically racing/hitting against each other and Abreu in case the Mets need another outfielder. And of course, can Puello prove that 2013 was not a fluke?

Juan Centeno
Taylor Teagarden
Kai Gronauer

Giancarlo Alvarado
Vic Black
Buddy Carlyle
Joel Carreno
*Josh Edgin
*Dana Eveland
Kyle Farnsworth
Erik Goeddel
Ryan Reid
Miguel Socolovich
Jeff Walters

The Mets’ bullpen on Opening Day was bad. Some, maybe even most of these guys will get a shot in the big leagues over the course of 2014. Who will be first? Vic Black? Edgin? Goeddel? Reid?

Despite a tweet/story saying that had made the team, Jon Velasquez is not listed on the initial roster.

Here’s the roster in a Vegas_2014_Roster_March31_igbcrpag.

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