The Brooklyn Cyclones have continued the rocky start to their season, as the Coney Island-based team has recorded a mediocre 12–14 record and sit solidly in the middle of the standings.
As the minor-league affiliate of the New York Mets, the team is largely made up of up-and-coming prospects with dreams of rising in the MLB farm system, or professional players looking to rehab injuries against lesser competition. Several pro ball players have spent time in Coney Island in their Big League careers — including first baseman Pete Alonso, pitcher Matt Bowman, and outfielder Michael Conforto.
Brooklyn plays at the recently-renamed Maimonides Park, just steps from America’s Playground and their namesake roller coaster.
Now playing in the South Atlantic League Northern division, the team competes with minor league affiliates of other teams from neighboring states. The team has seen success in past years, including when they captured the league title in 2019, while capturing 6 division wins since 2000.
But the team has struggled out of the gate this year, boasting a sub-.500 record while placing near the bottom of many important statistical categories.
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The team’s 81 runs on the season marks the lowest total among 12 teams in the league, while their 158 hits is good for second, behind only the Jersey Shore Blue Claws. Their team .205/.306/.295 has also translated into a porous offensive performance on the season.
Meanwhile, their pitching staff has managed to play solidly, as their 3.23 combined ERA is second-best in the league. Matt Allan, a right handed pitcher, is considered one of the Mets’ best prospects currently on the Cyclones — though he has dealt with significant injury problems throughout his young career.
Other prospects that have excited Mets fans in Coney Island include first baseman JT Schwartz, center fielder Jaylen Palmer, infielder Jose Peroza and right handed pitcher Junior Santos.
The Cyclones will next face off against the Wilmington Blue Rocks In a series beginning on Tuesday night in Coney Island.