Mets to promote Eric Chavez to bench coach, Jeremy Barnes to hitting coach: reports

Mar 13, 2022; Port St. Lucie, FL, U.S.A.; New York Mets striking coach Eric Chavez searches as gamers take batting practice throughout spring training. / Sam Navarro-U.S.A. TODAY Sports

The Mets are promoting Eric Chavez to bench coach and Jeremy Barnes to striking coach, to name a few modifications to the training personnel, according to numerous reports.

Chavez, 44, signed up with supervisor Buck Showalter‘s personnel as the striking coach on Jan. 6 after the Yankees had actually revealed Chavez as an assistant striking coach on Dec. 21, 2021.

In his only season as the striking coach, the Mets group batting average increased from .239 in 2021 to .259 in 2022. The Mets likewise tape-recorded 735 RBI last season with Chavez’ assistance, 131 more than the group had throughout its 77-win season in 2021.

Chavez formerly worked as an unique assistant to present Mets GM Billy Eppler while both were with the Yankees in 2015. He then followed Eppler to the Los Angeles Angels as an unique assistant when Eppler was employed as GM.

Chavez bet the Oakland Athletics, Yankees, and Arizona Diamondbacks throughout a major league playing profession from 1998 to 2014.

Barnes acted as the group’s assistant striking coach throughout the 2022 season, and

“was said to have been coveted by a couple different teams,” according to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman.

Additionally, Glenn Sherlock, who acted as Showalter’s bench coach last season, will transfer to training the group’s catchers and dealing with pitch contacting us to decrease challengers’ baserunning.

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