May 1, 2015

Former Mets Pitching Prospect & Coach: Greg Pavlick (1971-1996)

Gregory Michael Pavlick was born March 10, 1950 in Washington, DC. Pavlick was a tall six foot right handed pitcher, that went to the University of North Carolina getting drafted by the New York Mets in 1971.

Those were tough days to get onto the Mets pitching staff unless you were exceptionally good. Pavlick got as high as AAA Tidewater in 1977, where he earned no decisions in four appearances.

Pavlick never made the Mets big league club, even though the staff had deteriorated by the late seventies era. After his playing days, he would go on to work as a pitching coach for 26 years throughout the Met organization.

Pavlick served as a coach on the Mets big league club during three different periods; the Davey Johnson glory years of 1985 - 1986. Then again from 1988 - 1991, when times were changing & finally from 1994 -1996.

He seemed to always have a job somewhere, including being the replacement for Mel Stottlemyre after his departure.

Pavlick also served as pitching Mets coach under Dallas Green, and must be accountable to some extent for the disaster known as Generation K.

In 2002 he went to work as a coach in Tampa Florida for the cross town rivals organization. He still serves in that role through 2010.

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