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Mets and Yankees who debuted in 2015

Yankees reliever James Pazos was the 27th player to make his MLB debut for the Yankees or Mets in 2015. The Mets have had 10 players debut, while the Yankees have had 17. Players are ordered by date of debut.

SEAN GILMARTIN, METS, LHP

Age: 25 | Drafted: 1st round in 2011
Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

Age: 25 | Drafted: 1st round in 2011 (by Braves)
Debut: April 10
Sean Gilmartin entered with the score tied in the seventh inning during a 5-3 loss to the Braves, getting Nick Markakis to ground out and striking out Freddie Freeman swinging. Gilmartin was traded from Atlanta to Minnesota in 2013 and the Mets selected him from the Twins during the Rule 5 draft a year later.

MATT TRACY, YANKEES, LHP

Age: 26 | Drafted: 24th round in 2011Debut:
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 26 | Drafted: 24th round in 2011
Debut: April 11
Matt Tracy entered in the eighth and pitched the final two innings of an 8-4 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out one in two innings, allowing two hits, two walks and three runs (all unearned). Pablo Sandoval struck out swinging with one out in the ninth to earn the title of Tracys inaugural strikeout victim. The Marlins selected Tracy off waivers from the Yankees on April 18, but the Yankees re-claimed the lefty on April 22 after Miami put him on waivers.

BRANDEN PINDER, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 26 | Drafted: 16th round in 2011Debut:
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Mitchell Layton

Age: 26 | Drafted: 16th round in 2011
Debut: April 15
Branden Pinder pitched the seventh inning of a 7-5 loss to the Orioles, allowing one hit in a scoreless inning. His next outing was during a 9-0 win over the Rays on April 18 and featured Pinders first strikeout, of catcher Rene Rivera, looking.

DANNY MUNO, METS, 3B

Age: 26 | Drafted: 8th round in 2011Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 26 | Drafted: 8th round in 2011
Debut: April 17
Danny Muno singled in his first at-bat, pinch-hitting for Bartolo Colon in the seventh inning of a 4-1 win over the Marlins. Pitcher Jerry Blevins replaced Muno to start the eighth.

KEVIN PLAWECKI, METS, C

Age: 24 | Drafted: 1st round in 2012Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 24 | Drafted: 1st round in 2012
Debut: April 21
Kevin Plawecki started at catcher against the Braves and went 2-for-4 with two runs scored during his first game. He hit his first home run in the fourth inning off CC Sabathia during an 8-2 win over the Yankees on April 25.

HANSEL ROBLES, METS, RHP

Age: 24 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 24 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent in 2008
Debut: April 24
Hansel Robles entered during the seventh inning of a 6-1 loss to the Yankees, striking out a pair in one scoreless inning, allowing only a hit. After the first two hitters of the inning reached via a single and an error, Robles came in, promptly allowing a single to Alex Rodriguez to load the bases. He got Mark Teixeira to popout in foul territory before striking out Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran swinging to prevent the Yankees from scoring.

JACK LEATHERSICH, METS, LHP

Age: 24 | Drafted: 5th round in 2011Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 24 | Drafted: 5th round in 2011
Debut: April 29
Jack Leathersich replaced Erik Goeddel with two outs in the eighth inning of a 7-3 loss to the Marlins. He gave up a long single to right to pinch-hitter Justin Bour, but Bour was thrown out at second trying to stretch the hit into a double. Leathersich recorded his first legitimate outs the following night against the Nationals. Leathersich replaced Buddy Carlyle with one out and the bases loaded and surrendered a three-run double to Bryce Harper on an 0-2 pitch. Leathersich then struck out Ryan Zimmerman and got Wilson Ramos to ground out to end the inning.

NOAH SYNDERGAARD, METS, RHP

Age: 22 | Drafted: 1st round in 2010
Photo Credit: AP / Seth Wenig

Age: 22 | Drafted: 1st round in 2010 (by Blue Jays)
Debut: May 12
Noah "Thor" Syndergaard took the loss against the Cubs, striking out six in 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, four walks and three runs. Syndergaard, acquired from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey trade, struck out Dexter Fowler swinging to lead off the game.

DARRELL CECILIANI, METS, OF

Age: 24 | Drafted: 4th round in 2009Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 24 | Drafted: 4th round in 2009
Debut: May 19
Darrell Ceciliani, pinch-hitting for Erik Goeddel in the seventh inning of a 10-2 loss to the Cardinals, singled in his first at-bat. He stayed in, playing centerfield, and struck out swinging to end the game.

SLADE HEATHCOTT, YANKEES, CF

Age: 24 | Drafted: 1st round in 2009Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 24 | Drafted: 1st round in 2009
Debut: May 20
Slade Heathcott saw his first action as a pinch runner for Mark Teixeira in the top of the eighth inning during a game against the Nationals, and stayed in the game playing centerfield. His first turn at bat came during his first start on May 22. Heathcott, playing centerfield, went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and strikeout. He hit his first home run against Royals reliever Greg Holland during Heathcotts third start on May 25.

JACOB LINDGREN, YANKEES, LHP

Age: 22 | Drafted: 2nd round in 2014Debut:
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 22 | Drafted: 2nd round in 2014
Debut: May 25
Lindgren relieved starter Nathan Eovaldi in the eighth inning of a 14-1 win over the Royals. In two hitless, scoreless innings, Lindgren struck out two and walked two. Outfielder Paulo Orlando was Lindgrens first strikeout victim, going down swinging.

RAMON FLORES, YANKEES, OF

Age: 23 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 23 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent in 2008
Debut: May 30
Ramon Flores got the start batting seventh for the Yankees and went hitless in his four plate appearances, but flashed the leather in left field as the Yankees beat the Oakland A's on the road, 5-3. He notched his first career hit, a single through the left side of the infield, the following night. After two other brief tours at the major-league level, he was traded along with Jose Ramirez to Seattle for Dustin Ackley on July 30.

MASON WILLIAMS, YANKEES, OF

Age: 23 | Drafted: 4th round in 2010Debut:
Photo Credit: AP / Gail Burton

Age: 23 | Drafted: 4th round in 2010
Debut: June 12
Mason Williams started in centerfield and batted ninth. He struck out swinging in his first at-bat, but launched a two-run homer to rightfield in the fourth inning and was replaced by Chris Young before his next plate appearance. The Yankees lost to the Orioles, 11-3, and Williams lasted just eight games before right shoulder inflammation sidelined him.

AKEEL MORRIS, METS, RHP

Age: 22 | Drafted: 10th round in 2010Debut:
Photo Credit: Steven Ryan

Age: 22 | Drafted: 10th round in 2010
Debut: June 17
Akeel Morris was handed the ball to start the eighth inning with the Mets trailing the Blue Jays on the road, 3-0. The righthander walked his first two batters, allowed two run-scoring singles and then surrendered a three-run home run to Danny Valencia. Morris was replaced by fellow rookie Jack Leathersich two batters later, the Mets lost, 8-0, and Morris was sent down to Double-A Binghamton the next day.

DANNY BURAWA, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 26 | Drafted: 12th round in 2010Debut:
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 26 | Drafted: 12th round in 2010
Debut: June 21
The Riverhead native and St. John's product entered against the Detroit Tigers in the sixth inning with the Yankees down, 7-2. Burawa walked Miguel Cabrera, then allowed singles to Victor Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes before J.D. Martinez took the young righthander deep to rightfield. Burawa struck out Bryan Holaday swinging, but was then removed for Jose De Paula, who was also making his major league debut.

JOSE DE PAULA, YANKEES, LHP

Age: 27 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 27 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent in 2006 (by Padres)
Debut: June 21
Jose De Paula came in to replace Danny Burawa after his unsuccessful debut in the Yankees' 12-4 loss. The southpaw immediately gave up a home run to the Tigers' Andrew Romine, but didn't allow a run for the rest of his 3.1 innings despite walking four. He was designated for assignment three days later.

DIEGO MORENO, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 27 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 27 | Drafted: Signed as an amateur free agent in 2006 (by Pirates)
Debut: June 22
A day after Joe Girardi handed the ball to two rookies to make their debuts, Diego Moreno got his turn in the Yankees' 11-8 home loss to the Phillies. Moreno allowed three baserunners in his first inning, but fanned two Phillies swinging to record a scoreless frame. He allowed two earned runs two games later and was demoted to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre on June 25.

NICK RUMBELOW, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 23 | Drafted: 7th round in 2013Debut:
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 23 | Drafted: 7th round in 2013
Debut: June 23
Nick Rumbelow became the fourth Yankee in three games to make his pro debut and did so in the Yankees' 11-6 loss to Philadelphia. Entering with runners on the corners, he walked Domonic Brown and yielded a bases-clearing triple to Andres Blanco before fanning two batters to end the inning. He appeared in three more games before being reassigned to the minors.

STEVEN MATZ, METS, LHP

Age: 24 | Drafted: 2nd round in 2009
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Age: 24 | Drafted: 2nd round in 2009 (by Braves)
Debut: June 28
Steven Matz, a Ward Melville native, made his major league debut against the Reds at Citi Field and it was arguably the best debut ever by a Met. Despite giving up a home run to his first batter, Matz went 7.2 innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out six. But the most memorable part of his debut was his work at the plate, going 3-for-3 with four RBIs in the Mets' 7-2 victory. Matz pitched another gem in his follow-up start, but was sidelined with a tear of his lat muscle in his left side.

ROB REFSNYDER, YANKEES, 2B

Age: 24 | Drafted: 5th round in 2012Debut:
Photo Credit: AP / Michael Dwyer

Age: 24 | Drafted: 5th round in 2012
Debut: July 11
With Stephen Drew hitting below the Mendoza line, the Yankees called up the Korean-born infielder to start on the road against the Boston Red Sox. In his debut Refsnyder went 0-for-3, grounding into a double play, hitting a soft lineout and popping out to first.

MICHAEL CONFORTO, METS, OF

Age: 22 | Drafted: 10th round in 2014
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 22 | Drafted: 10th round in 2014
Debut: July 24
As Michael Cuddyer's balky left knee didn't get any better and the Mets' offense sputtered along, the team called up Conforto from Double-A Binghamton looking for a jolt. He debuted against the Los Angeles Dodgers at home on July 24 and hit a hard groundout to first base in his first at-bat. In his second appearance, he recorded his first career RBI with a fifth-inning groundout. He grounded out in the seventh inning for a hitless debut in the Mets' 7-2 loss.

CALEB COTHAM, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 27 | Drafted: 5th round in 2009
Photo Credit: AP

Age: 27 | Drafted: 5th round in 2009
Debut: July 29
With the Yankees trailing Texas, 4-2, Cotham replaced lefty reliever Chasen Shreve and allowed his baserunner to score. But Cotham bounced back to strike out Elvis Andrus to end the seventh, and then in the eighth allowed a runner to reach second but ended the threat by fanning back-to-back hitters. He ended his debut with four of his five outs coming via strikeout.

NICK GOODY, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 24 | Drafted: 22nd round in 2011
Photo Credit: AP

Age: 24 | Drafted: 22nd round in 2011
Debut: July 30
After Dellin Betances had thrown 29 pitches, Joe Girardi called on the young right-hander Goody to keep the game tied at 6. Goody struck out Rangers catcher Robinson Chirinos to end the eighth, but walked Delino DeShields to open the ninth and was replaced by closer Andrew Miller -- who allowed a walk-off single to Josh Hamilton four batters later.

LUIS SEVERINO, YANKEES, RHP

Age: 21 Debut: Aug. 5 Luis Severino delivered
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 21
Debut: Aug. 5
Luis Severino delivered five solid innings for the Yankees in his long-awaited debut, but the Yankees' offense couldn't get it going in a 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. Severino allowed just two runs (one earned) on two hits while striking out seven. His one blemish was a solo home run by David Ortiz in the fourth inning.

GREG BIRD, YANKEES, 1B

Age: 22 Debut: Aug. 13 Greg Bird was
Photo Credit: Getty Images / David Maxwell

Age: 22
Debut: Aug. 13
Greg Bird was called up to help revitalize a sluggish Yankees offense, drawing the start at first base against the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees won, 8-5, but Bird went 0-for-5 with three hard-hit outs and two strikeouts.

RICO NOEL, YANKEES, OF

Age: 26 Debut: Sept. 2 Rico Noel was
Photo Credit: AP / Winslow Townson

Age: 26
Debut: Sept. 2
Rico Noel was a Sept. 1 call-up for the Yankees. He made his MLB debut as a defensive replacement for Carlos Beltran in rightfield during the bottom of the seventh inning of the Yankees' 13-8 win. He was taken out in the top of the eighth for pinch-hitter Jose Pirela.

Age: 24 Debut: Sept. 5 Pazos, a lefty
Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

Age: 24
Debut: Sept. 5
Pazos, a lefty reliever, made his major-league debut in a 3-2 loss to the Rays at Yankee Stadium, facing Joey Butler and Daniel Nava in the ninth and retiring both.

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