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The Mets' updated 40-man roster

A look at the team's roster as it stands heading towards the Rule 5 draft.

Steven Matz
Steven Matz
Chris McShane

Earlier today, the Mets added six minor league playersNoah Syndergaard, Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris, and Jack Leathersich—to their 40-man roster and removed Jeff Walters from it to settle in at exactly forty players. Players are that roster are protected from the Rule 5 draft, which will take place on December 11 and allows teams with open spots on their 40-man rosters to acquire eligible, unprotected players for a nominal cost—so long as that team is willing and able to keep the player on its 25-man roster for the entirety of next season.

Here's the Mets' current 40-man roster in its entirety.


Dario Alvarez
Vic Black
Bartolo Colon
Jacob deGrom
Josh Edgin
Jeurys Familia
Dillon Gee
Gonzalez Germen
Erik Goeddel
Matt Harvey
Jack Leathersich
Steven Matz
Cory Mazzoni
Jenrry Mejia
Rafael Montero
Akeel Morris
Jon Niese
Bobby Parnell
Hansel Robles
Noah Syndergaard
Carlos Torres
Zack Wheeler
Gabriel Ynoa


Travis d'Arnaud
Anthony Recker


Eric Campbell
Lucas Duda
Wilmer Flores
Dilson Herrera
Daniel Murphy
Ruben Tejada
Wilfredo Tovar
David Wright


Michael Cuddyer
Matt den Dekker
Curtis Granderson
Juan Lagares
Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Cesar Puello
Eric Young Jr.

Moving forward, the Mets cannot protect any additional eligible players from the Rule 5 draft. If the Mets acquire a player on a major league contract between now and the draft, they will have to remove a player from the current 40-man roster. Major League Baseball's non-tender deadline, by which teams must decide whether or not to give contracts to their arbitration-eligible players, will give them the opportunity to do just that if they would like. And any player can of course be removed from the 40-man roster, but the Mets would risk losing any such player to another team as a result.