Speaking to the media Tuesday morning, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Triple-A Las Vegas’ coaching staff will see big changes.
Alderson was reportedly unhappy with the performance of the rookies that debuted this year and believes they were not properly prepared for the majors.
Former manager Terry Collins will also see a new role focusing on player development.
“I was disappointed with the performance of some of these players and their preparation for playing at the major league level,” Alderson said.
“This is an area I think Terry can be very helpful, so I expect that a good part of his time will be spent in the area of player development.”
Original report – Sept. 29
Voigt has been with the Mets organization since 2006 when he was hired as a scout.
In 2009, Voigt transitioned to a coach in the Mets minor league system serving as the hitting coach for Brooklyn. Voigt would take over as Buffalo’s hitting coach the following season.
From 2011 to 2014, Voigt was the organization’s outfield and baserunning coordinator.
For the past three seasons, he’s been the hitting coach for Las Vegas. In his brief tenure as hitting coach, Voigt had five hitters who finished in the top six in hitting. This includes T.J. Rivera and Brandon Nimmo, who took the top two spots in the 2016 batting race. Nimmo would finish with the best OBP in the league.
Voigt is clearly not pleased with the situation and had this to say about him not coming back for 2018:
And thanks to #LV51 fans for 3 great years. 5 hitters in top 6 of PCL batting over 2 seasons ain't bad! But wasn't good enough, I guess.
— Jack Voigt Baseball (@JVoigtBaseball) September 29, 2017