Top 10 New York Mets Players of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Tom Seaver

The greatest pitcher of all time.

2 Dwight Gooden

Dwight had a unforgettable 1984 season. In his rookie campaign, he struck out 276 batters a major league record and a Mets rookie record. Established major league record with an average of 11.39 strikeouts per nine innings. 15 times he struck out 10 or more batters in 1984, in consecutive games he struck out 32 batters a National League record. He played in the ALL-Star Game. Twice that year he struck out 16 batters and was named National League Rookie of the Year. Good old Dr. K
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3 Mike Piazza

Piazza is the best hitting catcher of all-time!

4 Darryl Strawberry

His troubles off the field cannot take away his greatness on it, 1983 saw a first taste of greatness as a National League Rookie of the year, he went on to play in 8 straight All-Star games 1984 to 1991, 1987 saw him hit 39 home runs and 36 stolen bases, along with 32 doubles and drove in 104 runs. 1988 National League Home Run king 39 home runs in all and 2 time Silver Slugger Award (1988,1990). 1990 saw him hit 37 home runs and drove in 108 runs. From 1984 to 1990 Darryl's New York Mets formed one of the premier teams in the National League, finishing first or second every year. Darryl is a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

5 David Wright
6 Keith Hernandez

Like a rock, Keith was just that. As a Met he won Gold Gloves as first baseman from 1983 to 1988, a Silver Slugger award in 1984, and played in the 1984, 1986 and 1987 MLB ALL-Star Game. Keith made all the great plays that would be the key to the Mets 1986 World Championship season. He still holds the record for most game winning RBIS in MLB history with 129, a stat that no longer exists. He was the first team captain in Mets history and is a member of the New York mets Hall of fame since 1997.
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He turned around the whole attitude that led to the 1986 mets world championship.

7 Jerry Koosman

Kooz became a star in 1968 as he won 19 games, with 7 shutouts along with 178 strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA and got a save in the All-Star Game. In 1969 he won 17 games and got 180 strikeouts and earned his 2nd straight ALL-Star berth. In the World Series, he registered 2 Complete Game wins in the Mets World Championship season. 4 years later, he shined again in the postseason, getting a win in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series and a win in Game 5 of the World Series. Finally in 1976, he got his only 20-win season as a Met and struck out 200 batters. Koosman is a member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

8 Gary Carter

How the hell can you rate Piazza over Carter. Hell... Even Grote was better the Piazza. Piazza was over rated.

9 Jose Reyes
10 Lenny Dykstra

He was Nailz and long before he was the savior for the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies, he was a clutch hero for the 1986 Mets. that year he teamed with Wally Backman to formed "Partners in Grime" for their scrappy play as spark plugs for the new york mets star studded lineup. Game 3 of the NLCS was Dykstra as its best with a walk off home run and the Mets would later take the pennant over the 1986 Houston Astros. It was Dykstra that kick started the Mets drive to a 2nd world championship in Game 3 of the 1986 World Series with a lead off home run.
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The Contenders
11 Carlos Beltran

He arrived in New York in 2005 in hope of a Mets revival and back to the postseason. He was injured a lot in season 1, but I season 2 he arrived. Now healthy, Beltran hit 10 home runs in May and sparkled the Mets into playoff contention. He played in the All-Star Game, the first of 4 such appearances as a Met. At the end of 2006, he hit 41 home runs tying the Mets record for home runs in a season and helped the Mets win the NL East title and all the way to the National League Championship Series. when he finished his stay as a Met, he collected 2 Silver Slugger Awards (2006 and 2007) and 3 straight Gold Gloves (2006-08).
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12 Jesse Orosco
13 John Franco

When he arrived in New York in 1990, the Mets we're 4 years removed from a world championship and we're needed a closer to win games to get back to the World Series. They got Franco, in his first year as a Met he led the whole National League in saves, and won the Rolaids National League Relief Man Award. He survived a chaotic 1992 team later called "The Worst Team Money Can Buy" and stayed on the Mets, in 1999, he finally made the postseason and in 2000, as promised John finally played in the World Series. His number of saves we're way good enough to be inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.
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14 David Cone

He joined the Mets in 1987, one year after their world championship, just one year later he became a 20-game winner and on August 30, 1991 he struck out 3 hitters on 9 pitches in a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds, only the 25th pitcher in MLB history to achieve this feat and then on October 6, 1991 he struck out 19 Phillies and gave up only 3 hits in a Mets 7-0 victory in the season finale. In 1992, on a Met team loaded with turmoil, he was the Lone Met to play in the MLB All-Star Game. He was one of the Mets best pitchers of all time.

15 Dave Kingman
16 Mookie Wilson

He's truly a popular player who is best known for his speed, positive attitude and one of the best Mets players in the 1980s.
In 1982, on a team that was rebuilding, his 58 stolen bases was a team record (since broken) and in 1984, set the Mets career record for most stolen bases (also since broken). 1986 was the Mets year and Mookie played a big part of it and his hit in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series paved the way for Game 7 and Bill Buckner into baseball lore.
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17 Robin Ventura
18 Edgardo Alfonzo
19 Cleon Jones

He was one of the New York Mets best players and the key to the 1969 World Championship team. In his career he played in the 1969 MLB All-Star Game, that year he hit .340, hit .429 in the 1969 NL Championship Series, member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame, hit a then Mets record 23-Game hitting Streak in 1970, had 64 outfield assists including 10 in 1966 and 1970, played in the 1973 World Series and on the Mets 50th Anniversary, he was their team's all-time left fielder.

20 Rusty Staub

Rusty came to the Mets in 1972 as the team needed offense to back up with some great pitching. In his first season, Rusty was hitting .313 when he was hit by a pitch by Atlanta Braves' George Stone fracturing his right wrist. He returned in 1973, but still not 100 percent, however he did lead the Mets to the National League Championship Series where he separated his right shoulder while making a spectacular catch in Game 4. But the Mets still won the Pennant and into the World Series, and though still hurt he still hit .341 with 4 home runs and 11 RBIS. In 1974 and 1975 Rusty was injury free and producing great results especially 1975 when he became the first Met to surpass 100 RBIs with 105 and then in 1981 after 6 seasons away, he returned to the Mets as a great pinch-hitter all good enough to land him in the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

21 John Stearns

John was a catcher who was unfortunate to play on bad Mets teams, but John was a hard working catcher. He played in the MLB ALL-Star Game (1977, 1979 (though he did notplay), 1980 and 1982). In 1978, he stole 25 bases, the most by any catcher in MLB history. He was an excellent defensive catcher with a .985 fielding percentage. In 1978, he hit 15 home runs and 73 RBIs and played hard every day on a team that won only 66 games. Stearns, a true blue collar man.

22 Bartolo Colon
23 Lee Mazzilli

Lee played during a bad time when the Mets we're bad. In 1979, he was probably the Lone Mets star who shined and played very well in the All-Star Game. By the time lee returned in 1986, he was a backup but contributed very well to bring the Mets a world championship.

24 Ron Darling
25 Sid Fernandez
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