Densem and Fillier return to Mets Coaching Staff

by Darryl Reid

The Toronto Mets are thrilled to welcome back coaches Greg Densem and Kyle Fillier to the organization. Densem will return as a catching and hitting instructor during the off-season training program. Fillier will be working on the 18u staff as an assistant coach.

Fillier is a Toronto Mets Alumni and former Junior National team player. The Southern Arkansas University grad joined the Mets coaching staff in the fall of 2014 with the 15u Development program.

“We are thrilled to have him back.”, says Mets General Manager Darryl Reid. “Kyle is a natural leader. His ability to connect with student-athletes and train them to maximize their potential, makes Kyle a welcomed addition to our coaching staff.” 

Kyle’s experience has seen him as an assistant coach with both the 18u and 16u programs as well as a stint as head coach with the 16u program in the fall of 2016. Welcome back Filly!

After a very successful career as a Toronto Met that included playing with the Junior National Team, Greg Densem went on to the University of British Columbia where he would be a standout for four years with the T-Birds.

Densem would join the Toronto Mets coaching staff, after his collegiate career ended, and made an immediate impact on the program development the next wave of young Toronto Met athletes.

While a member of the Toronto Mets coaching staff, Densem found himself back in BC as a member of the Vancouver Canadians as the Video Coordinator. This alone is a great opportunity for any young coach but would not compare to the opportunity that was a head for the former catcher.

April 2015, Densem would receive a call from Kevin Malloy of the Toronto Blue Jays, asking him to fly to New York to be the bullpen catcher for the Jays at Yankee Stadium. The opportunity was supposed to last for a month, but Densem would see himself with the Jays for the entire 2015 season, a season to remember for any Blue Jay fan.

Toronto Mets President, Ryan McBride is thrilled to welcome back Greg and Kyle. “Anytime we can add quality coaches and people to our organization we are excited to do so. Greg and Kyle are first class people who’s playing and coaching resume speak for themselves. Given the fact they both played and coached for the Mets in the past makes this special. it is a tremendous day for the Toronto Mets” 

 With the addition of Kyle and Greg, the Mets are showing their commitment to providing student-athletes with first class baseball training experience. “We really missed them with our program when they were gone. I am thrilled to see them back with our program and look forward to see the impact they will have on our 2020 season”, says Mets Director of Baseball Operations Rich Leitch. 

The 2020 off-season training program is off to a great start for the Toronto Mets.