Opening Day is over three months away, but it’s never too early to take a dive into the New York Mets roster projections for 2017.

The euphoria that surrounds Opening Day for baseball fans is a feeling unmatched by anything else this world has to offer. Well, maybe not anything, but close to it.

The New York Mets are coming off their second season in a row with a postseason appearance – something that, including now, has only happened twice in franchise history. So, needless to say, expectations in the Big Apple are high for the 2017 version of this team.

It has been a relatively slow offseason for general manager Sandy Alderson so far, but the moves he has made have been crucial to keeping the Mets deep postseason aspirations afloat.

So with Opening Day still over three months away, let’s take a way too early look at what the Mets’ 25-man roster could look like on April 3rd, 2017.


  1. Here’s the problem. This is a team that finished 8 games out of first place and your early prediction has them making no improvements but to count on a return to health for a roster that is a year older and with serious injury in Walker and Wright. They need a closer (and 7th and 8th inning guys) for the first third of the season. They need improvement out of the C position too. Nothing has changed, there are still serious questions all over the field. The only place i’m willing to hold the line without adding a player is 1B with the hope that Dom Smith is ready by mid season.

    • I definitely don’t see Smith in the majors until 2018, unless he’s improbably a September call-up this year. But, like you said, they finished eight games out with all those health issues, so without that happening again, that’s really all the Mets need to compete – especially if Bruce stays and hits cleanup behind Ces. Yes, Familia will probably be out at least 30 games, but Reed is a great option at closer, and Robles can handle himself enough in the seventh or eighth for that short time. And like the headline says, these are “way too early” projections, so free agent signings and trades are still possible, even likely.