2022 Mets Wild Card Series roster: Francisco Alvarez, Starling Marte in

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Starling Marte Mets Wild Card Series roster
Starling Marte (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The New York Mets have submitted their official roster for the Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres ahead of Game 1 on Friday night at Citi Field. 

2022 Mets Wild Card Series Roster

Pitchers (12)

  • Chris Bassitt, RHP
  • Jacob deGrom, RHP
  • Edwin Diaz, RHP
  • Mychal Givens, RHP
  • Seth Lugo, RHP
  • Trevor May, RHP
  • Tylor Megill, RHP
  • Adam Ottavino, RHP
  • David Peterson, LHP
  • Joely Rodriguez, LHP
  • Max Scherzer, RHP
  • Drew Smith, RHP

Catchers (3)

  • Francisco Alvarez
  • Tomas Nido
  • James McCann

Infielders (6)

  • Pete Alonso, 1B
  • Eduardo Escobar, 3B
  • Luis Guillorme, 2B, SS, 3B
  • Francisco Lindor, SS
  • Jeff McNeil, 2B
  • Daniel Vogelabch, 1B/DH

Outfielders (5)

  • Mark Canha, LF
  • Terrance Gore, OF
  • Starling Marte, RF
  • Brandon Nimmo, CF
  • Darin Ruf, RF

Rookie catcher Francisco Alvarez and veteran right fielder Starling Marte have been included on the roster for the best-of-three series, per multiple reports. 

Alvarez, the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, was called up for the Mets’ penultimate series against the Atlanta Braves where he presents a power-hitting right-handed bat to plug into the designated hitter spot — which is an area that New York has struggled to get consistent production from. 

One of the bats brought in at the trade deadline to help create a sustained platoon alongside lefty Daniel Vogelbach, Darin Ruf, has been included after initial reports suggested he wasn’t. 

Francisco Alvarez Mets farm system
Francisco Alvarez (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Another trade-deadline acquisition in right-fielder Tyler Naquin has been left off the roster with Marte being included. 

It appeared as though the All-Star would be a long shot to get back in time for the Wild Card Series after experiencing a slow progression in his recovery from a fractured finger suffered in early September. As recent as this week, manager Buck Showalter admitted that Marte still had difficulty gripping a bat and throwing a ball.

Amongst other notable omissions from the Mets’ Wild Card roster are starting pitchers, Tajuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco, along with reliever Trevor Williams, who pitched the regular-season finale against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. 

In a three-game series that will be started by Max Scherzer in Game 1 followed by some combination of Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassitt after, the onus has been put on relievers to provide the Mets with numerous options out of the pen.

For more on the Mets and their Wild Card Series against the Padres, visit AMNY.com

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