Minor League Spring Training Schedule

spring-trainingWhile most of the focus is on Major League Spring Training, beginning this weekend, the first of hundreds of Mets minor leaguers will officially populate the back fields of Port St. Lucie.

Minor leaguers who are on the Mets’ 40-man roster, or were invited to Major League Spring Training as NRI are already officially in Port St. Lucie of course.

Key Dates
February 22 – Early Camp Pitchers & Catchers
February 26 – Early Camp Position Players
February 28 – All Staff
March 1 – Pitchers and Catchers
March 5 – Position Players

Note: almost all of the starters on full-season rosters will be in the “Early Camp.” Last year, for example, among pitchers were were invited to STEP Camp among healthy pitches, only Miller Diaz did not break Spring Training on a full-season roster.


Game Schedule
Early Camp

Mon, 3/11 – Early Camp @ WAS
Tue, 3/12 – Early Camp v. HOU
Wed, 3/13 – Camp Day

.                                AAA/AA                               A
Thu, 3/14                   @ MIA                                vs. MIA
Fri, 3/15                                   Camp Day
Sat, 3/16                    @ STL                                 vs. STL
Sun, 3/17                   @ MIA                                 vs. MIA
Mon, 3/18                 vs. STL                                 @ STL
Tue, 3/19                                  Camp Day
Wed, 3/20                vs. MIA                               @ MIA
Thu, 3/21                  @ STL                                  vs. STL
Fri, 3/22                   @ MIA                                 vs. MIA
Sat, 3/23                                 Camp Day
Sun, 3/24                vs. STL                                @ STL
Mon, 3/25               vs. WAS                               Camp Day
Tue, 3/26                vs. MIA                                 @ MIA
Wed, 3/27              @ STL                                   vs. STL
Thu, 3/28               vs. MIA                                  @ MIA
Fri, 3/29                                     Camp Day

That’s 12 games for the AA and AAA working groups and 11 for both a-ball groups. Of the 12 games for AA and AAA, they’ll see the Marlins six times, the Cardinals five and Washington once. The two a-ball groups face the Cardinals and the Marlins the same amount, but miss the Nationals.

Often players play up a level in spring training. So, guys who can reasonably expect to break camp in advanced-A will see lots of time with the AA group for example. As April draws closer, and the MLB team dispatches players who are not going to make the team, filling out the double-A and triple-A rosters, this happens less.


Sat/Sun 3/30-3/31 – Travel Days
Thu, April 3 – OPENING DAY

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