These new Columbia Mets couldn't have come to this town at a better time. The Mets were gearing up to finally be a contender and one of the dominating teams of the 1980s. The Mets farm system was becoming very fertile, very quickly. They would miss out on Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell who had played in Shelby the year previous, but some of the Mets future benchmen... namely Dave Magadan (.336) and catcher Barry Lyons (.297), were joined by Steve Springer who's .338 led the team in hitting with 24 2B and 12 HR. Paul Hollins who would never make it to the big leagues supplied all the power with a 21 2B, 21 HR, 97 RBI, .301 performance. It was on the mound however that the Columbia Mets would introduce to Capital City Park II, it's first future Major League All-Star.