With the 2015 World Series is set to begin on Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets have finalized their active rosters for the best-of-seven series.

Royals News

Kansas City kept the same roster through the American League Division and Championship Series, but decided to make a change heading into the Fall Classic. Base-stealing specialist Terrance Gore was left off the active roster in favor of 20-year old rookie infielder Raul Adalberto Mondesi, who has never played a major league game. If he sees action in the series he’ll become the first player in the modern era to make his major-league debut in the World Series.

Mondesi is considered one of the Royals’ top prospects but has not even played in Triple-A. With Northwest Arkansas of the Texas League, he hit .243 with six home runs to go with 19 stolen bases in 2015. He was chosen for the final roster spot over Gore, veteran Johnny Gomes, and fellow infield prospect Cheslor Cuthbert.

Mondesi, son of former major leaguer Raul Mondesi, is considered to have a better bat than Gore and gives Kansas City a pinch-hitting option as well. As a middle infielder, the young prospect gives Ned Yost and the Royals some flexibility should Ben Zobrist go on paternity leave during the series.

Below is the entire active World Series roster for the American League champion Kansas City Royals:


Johnny Cueto (#47)

Wade Davis (#17)

Danny Duffy (#41)

Kelvin Herrera (#40)

Luke Hochevar (#44)

Ryan Madsen (#46)

Kris Medlen (#39)

Franklin Morales (#45)

Yordano Ventura (#30)

Edinson Volquez (#36)

Chris Young (#32)


Drew Butera (#9)

Salvador Perez (#13)


Christian Colon (#24)

Alcides Escobar (#2)

Eric Hosmer (#35)

Raul A. Mondesi (#27)

Mike Moustakas (#8)

Ben Zobrist (#18)


Lorenzo Cain (#6)

Jarrod Dyson (#1)

Alex Gordon (#4)

Paulo Orlando (#16)

Alex Rios (#15)

Designated Hitter:

Kendrys Morales (#25)

Mets News

The Mets made a roster move of their own prior to the World Series getting under way. Juan Uribe, who hasn’t played since Sept. 25, replaced rookie Matt Reynolds on the active roster. Reynolds joined the team after the injury to Ruben Tejada in Game 2 of the National League Division Series. He did not see action in either of the Mets’ two playoff series and has yet to make his major league debut.

Uribe injured his chest cartilage while playing the field on Sept. 20 and then aggravated the injury five days later attempting to swing at the plate. In 44 games with the Mets, Uribe batted .219 with six home runs and 20 RBI. The 36-year-old veteran had a few clutch at-bats off the bench and is the only player on the Mets roster with a World Series ring after earning two with the San Francisco Giants.

Here is the complete active World Series roster for the NL champion New York Mets:


Tyler Clippard (#46)

Bartolo Colon (#40)

Jacob deGrom (#48)

Jeurys Familia (#27)

Sean Gilmartin (#36)

Matt Harvey (#33)

Steven Matz (#32)

Jon Niese (#49)

Addison Reed (#43)

Hansel Robles (#47)

Noah Syndergaard (#34)


Travis d’Arnaud (#7)

Kevin Plawecki (#22)


Lucas Duda (#21)

Wilmer Flores (#4)

Kelly Johnson (#55)

Daniel Murphy (#28)

David Wright (#5)

Juan Uribe (#2)


Yoenis Cespedes (#52)

Michael Conforto (#30)

Michael Cuddyer (#23)

Curtis Granderson (#3)

Juan Lagares (#12)

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (#9)