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Gilbert Gómez - Manager

  • Enters his seventh season with the Mets organization and his first with the Brooklyn Cyclones.
  • This winter, became the youngest manager to win a championship in Dominican Winter League (LIDOM) history with Tigres del Licey.
  • In February, became the second-youngest manager to win a game in Caribbean Series history.
  • Served as the manager for Single-A St. Lucie during the 2023 season after a year as bench coach in 2022.
  • Was the hitting and third base coach for the 2021 bronze-medal-winning Dominican Republic national team in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Spent the 2019 and 2021 campaigns as the bench coach for Single-A Columbia and the Florida Complex League Mets, respectively.
  • Served as hitting coach for the Dominican Summer League Mets2 squad in 2018.
  • Spent seven seasons as an outfielder in the Mets’ organization between 2009 and 2015...Posted a career .229/.336/.327 slash line with a .662 OPS in 537 career games...Reached as high as Double-A Binghamton.
  • His brother, Dariel, was an infielder/outfielder in the Mets’ farm system in 2023 and played eight minor league seasons in the St. Louis and Seattle organizations.
  • Brother, José, is a scout for the Tampa Bay Rays and an executive for Leones del Escogido in LIDOM.
  • Brother, Héctor, is one of the top sports journalists in the Dominican Republic.
  • Gómez resides in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic with his wife and daughter.

Eduardo Núñez - Hitting Coach

  • Begins his fifth season in the organization and his first in Brooklyn.
  • Spent the 2023 campaign as the hitting coach on manager Gilbert Gómez’s Single-A St. Lucie staff.
  • Served as hitting coach for the Florida Complex League Mets and Dominican Summer League Mets2 in 2022 and 2021, respectively...Joined the Mets’ organization during the 2020 season as a video intern.
  • Was the video coordinator and analytics assistant for Team Puerto Rico during the 2023 World Baseball Classic.
  • During the winter, serves as third base and infield coach with Gigantes de Carolina in the Puerto Rican Winter League (LBPRC).
  • Selected by the Montréal Expos in the 18th round of the 2003 MLB Draft out of the American Military Academy in Guaynabo, P.R.
  • Spent four seasons in the Expos, Washington Nationals, and Kansas City Royals organizations...Registered a slash line of .209/.308/.286 with a .594 OPS in 145 games...Reached as high as the South Atlantic League’s Single-A Savannah in 2004 and 2005.
  • Resides in Puerto Rico with his wife, Vanessa López, and their two daughters, Viveca and Vianna.

Dan McKinney - Pitching Coach

  • Begins his second year with the Mets and his first in Brooklyn.
  • Served as pitching coach on manager Gilbert Gómez’s Single-A St. Lucie staff during the 2023 season.
  • Joined the organization after spending 2022 as the pitching coach at Southeast Missouri State University...Helped guide SEMU to an Ohio Valley Conference championship and NCAA Tournament berth.
  • Was an assistant coach at Oakland University in 2021 after two years as pitching coach at Akron University (2019-20).
  • Served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • Attended the University of Michigan on a baseball scholarship, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

John Vaughn - Bench Coach

  • Is in his fourth season with the Mets and his second as Brooklyn’s bench coach.
  • Before 2023, spent the previous two seasons at Double-A Binghamton as a player development associate in 2021 and as a minor league analytics associate in 2022.
  • Earned his master’s in Sport Management from St. John’s University in 2020 while volunteering in a baseball data and video operations role with the baseball program.
  • Worked at MLB in their Pitchcast/Statcast department in 2019 and 2020.
  • Began his career in baseball as the clubhouse manager for the Double-A Eastern League’s New Britain Rock Cats from 2010-13.
  • Was a four-year starter and two-time captain of the baseball team at Anna Maria College in Paxton, Mass.
  • Resides in New York City with his wife, Alaina, and their sons, Grady and Samuel.

Regan Saulnier - Development Coach

  • Enters her second year in the Mets’ farm system and first on Coney Island...Becomes the first female to serve as a full-time uniformed coach in Cyclones’ franchise history.
  • Spent the 2023 season as the development coach for manager Gilbert Gómez at Single-A St. Lucie.
  • Served as a game-planning strategist for the Los Angeles Angels during the 2022 campaign.
  • Started her professional baseball career as a minor league video and technology intern with the Minnesota Twins (2019-20) and Cincinnati Reds (2021).
  • Spent four years as a promotional team member and production intern with the South Atlantic League’s Greenville Drive between 2013-17.
  • Graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a degree in Sports and Entertainment Management.

Joe Parrillo - Athletic Trainer

Trent McMaster - Strength & Conditioning Coach

Skylar Nicholson — Athletic Training Associate

Chloe Walker — Player Development Associate

Max Blane — Baseball Analytics Associate

Brian Cochrane — Nutritionist

Maria Bogaert — Mental Skills Coordinator