New York Mets All Time Starting Lineup

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The New York Mets came into the league in 1962. It’s one of the few organizations not to have changed their name. The organization has made 7 playoff appearances, won 4 pennants, and 2 world championships. They have retired 3 numbers. Gil Hodges (14), Casey Stengel (37), and Tom Seaver (41).

Below is a lineup of the best single seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one season so we picked their best season.

 

Catcher

Mike Piazza, 2000

Key Stats: 5.1 WAR, .324/.398/.614, 90 R, 156 H, 26 2B, 38 HR, 113 RBI, 1.012 OPS

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 3rd in MVP

 

First Base

Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez, 1984

Key Stats: 6.3 WAR, .311/.409/.449, 83 R, 171 H, 31 2B, 15 HR, 94 RBI, 97 BB, .859 OPS

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 2nd in MVP

 

Second Base

Edgardo Alfonzo, 1999

Key Stats: 6.0 WAR, .304/.385/.502, 123 R, 191 H, 41 2B, 27 HR, 108 RBI, 85 BB, .886 OPS, 315 TB, 1.1 dWAR

Awards: Silver Slugger, 8th in MVP

 

Third Base

David Wright

David Wright, 2007

Key Stats: 8.3 WAR, .325/.416/.546, 113 R, 196 H, 42 2B, 30 HR, 107 RBI, 34 SB, 94 BB, .963 OPS, 330 TB, 1.4 dWAR, 12 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Shortstop

Jose Reyes, 2006

Key Stats: 5.8 WAR, .300/.354/.487, 122 R, 194 H, 30 2B, 17 3B (1st NL), 19 HR, 81 RBI, 64 SB (1st NL), .841 OPS, 315 TB, 1.6 dWAR, 9 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, Silver Slugger, 7th in MVP

 

Left Field

Bernard Gilkey, 1996

Key Stats: 8.0 WAR, .317/.393/.562, 108 R, 181 H, 44 2B, 30 HR, 117 RBI, 17 SB, 73 BB, .955 OPS, 321 TB, 1.5 dWAR

 

Center Field

Carlos Beltran, 2006

Key Stats: 8.2 WAR, .275/.388/.594, 127 R, 140 H, 38 2B, 41 HR, 116 RBI, 18 SB, 95 BB, .982 OPS, 303 TB, 1.5 dWAR, 13 defensive runs saved

Awards: NL All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, 4th in MVP

 

Right Field

Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry, 1987

Key Stats: 6.4 WAR, .284/.398/.583, 108 R, 151 H, 32 2B, 5 3B, 39 HR, 104 RBI, 36 SB, 97 BB, 13 IBB, .981 OPS, 310 TB

Awards: NL All-Star, 6th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden, 1985

Key Stats: 12.1 WAR (1st NL), 24 Wins (1st NL), 1.53 ERA (1st NL), 2.13 FIP (1st NL), 16 CG (1st NL), 8 SHO, 276 2/3 IP (1st NL), 268 K (1st NL), 0.965 WHIP, 8.7 K/9, .201 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, NL CY Young, 4th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Tom Seaver, 1971

Key Stats: 10.1 WAR, 20 Wins, 1.76 ERA (1st NL), 1.93 FIP (1st NL), 21 CG, 4 SHO, 286 1/3 IP, 289 K (1st NL), 0.946 WHIP (1st NL), 9.1 K/9 (1st NL), .206 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 2nd in CY Young, 9th in MVP

 

Starting Pitcher

Johan Santana

Johan Santana, 2008

Key Stats: 7.1 WAR, 16 Wins, 2.53 ERA (1st NL), 3.51 FIP, 3 CG, 2 SHO, 234 1/3 IP (1st NL), 206 K, 1.148 WHIP, 7.9 K/9, .232 BAA

Awards: 3rd in CY Young

 

Starting Pitcher

Jon Matlack, 1974

Key Stats: 9.1 WAR (1st NL), 13 Wins, 2.41 ERA, 2.42 FIP (1st NL), 14 CG, 7 SHO (1st NL), 265 1/3 IP, 195 K, 1.119 WHIP, .226 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star

 

Starting Pitcher

Jerry Koosman

Jerry Koosman, 1968

Key Stats: 6.3 WAR, 19 Wins, 2.08 ERA, 2.70 FIP, 17 CG, 7 SHO, 263 2/3 IP, 178 K, 1.100 WHIP, .228 BAA

Awards: NL All-Star, 2nd in Rookie of the Year

 

Closer

Armando Benitez

Armando Benitez, 2000

Key Stats: 2.3 WAR, 41 SV, 2.61 ERA, 3.56 FIP, 76 G, 76 IP, 106 K, 1.013 WHIP, 12.6 K/9, .148 BAA

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