The Mets have announced the rest of their coaching hires for the 2019 season, and the team has hired Chili Davis as hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez as bullpen coach, and Luis Rojas as quality control coach, a new role within the organization. That completes Mickey Callaway’s staff for the upcoming season after the team decided to shake things up, having already brought in Jim Riggleman as Callaway’s new bench coach, among other tweaks.
Davis has served as hitting coach for the A’s, Red Sox, and Cubs over the last seven seasons and had a good major league career at the plate himself from 1981 through 1999. He played for the Giants, Angels, Twins, Royals, and Yankees over the course of his career.
Hernandez has served in a variety of roles as a pitching coach over the years, serving as the Braves’ pitching coach for the past two, and has been a coach since the mid-80s. And Rojas, who spent the past two years managing the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies, “will be in uniform and will serve as a conduit between the front office and coaching staff on all issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics,” as the team announced.