Former Mets catcher Brian Schneider will be the team’s quality control coach in 2020. Schneider, named manager of Triple-A Syracuse in January, will be taking over the position from new manager Luis Rojas, who held the position in the 2019 season.
Schneider, a 13 year veteran who played for the Mets in 2008-2009, will be “a conduit between the front office, coaching staff and players on issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics.” Schneider will also be the catching coach.
Rojas had this to say about the signing:
“Brian is a welcome addition to our coaching staff. He has been in a major league uniform as a player and as a coach for the better part of the last two decades and his insight will be a valuable tool as he communicates ideas between our front office, myself, his fellow coaches and our players.”
It was also announced that, in addition to his first base coaching responsibilities, Tony DeFrancesco will also be in charge of the team’s outfield coaching, which previously fell under the quality control heading.
A new manager for the Syracuse Mets has not yet been named.