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New York Mets All-Time Roster

Updated 03/26/2020

This is the New York Mets all-time roster. The roster consists of one starter and one bench player for each infield position and one starter and one bench player for each outfield position. Hitters had to have a minimum of 1,500 plate appearances. For pitching, I selected five starting pitchers and three relief pitchers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 75 games during their time with the franchise to qualify. Relief pitchers had to accumulate a minimum of 150 innings pitched to be eligible.


  • Catcher – Mike Piazza
    • Age: 29 – 36
    • Years: 1998 – 2005

    Mike Piazza
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    24.6 134 972 3941 3478 532 1028 193 2 220 655 7 9 424 546 .296 .375 .542 .917

  • First Base – Keith Hernandez
    • Age: 29 – 35
    • Years: 1983 – 1989

    Keith Hernandez
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    26.5 132 880 3684 3164 455 939 159 10 80 468 17 17 471 459 .297 .390 .429 .819

  • Second Base – Edgardo Alfonzo
    • Age: 21 – 28
    • Years: 1995 – 2002

    Edgardo Alfonzo
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    29.6 115 1086 4449 3897 614 1136 212 14 120 538 45 14 458 498 .292 .368 .445 .813

  • Third Base – David Wright
    • Age: 21 – 33, 35
    • Years: 2004 – 2016, 2018

    David Wright
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    50 133 1585 6870 5998 949 1777 390 26 242 970 196 65 762 1292 .296 .380 .491 .871

  • Shortstop – Jose Reyes
    • Age: 20 – 28, 33 – 35
    • Years: 2003 – 2011, 2016 – 2018

    Jose Reyes
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27 103 1365 5931 5437 885 1534 272 113 108 521 408 102 428 676 .282 .334 .433 .767

  • Right Field – Darryl Strawberry
    • Age: 21 – 28
    • Years: 1983 – 1990

    Darryl Strawberry
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    36.4 143 1109 4549 3903 662 1025 187 30 252 733 191 75 580 960 .263 .362 .520 .882

  • Center Field – Carlos Beltran
    • Age: 28 – 34
    • Years: 2005 – 2011

    Carlos Beltran
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.3 127 839 3640 3133 551 878 208 17 149 559 100 16 449 545 .280 .372 .500 .872

  • Left Field – Cleon Jones
    • Age: 20, 22 – 32
    • Years: 1963, 1965 – 1975

    Cleon Jones
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    18.1 112 1201 4683 4223 563 1188 182 33 93 521 91 48 355 697 .281 .341 .406 .747

  • Starting Pitcher – Tom Seaver
    • Age: 22 – 32, 38
    • Years: 1967 – 1977, 1983
    Tom Seaver
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    79.3 74 401 395 198 124 2.57 3045.1 171 44 1 953 870 847 2541 20.8% 1.08

  • Starting Pitcher – Dwight Gooden
    • Age: 19 – 29
    • Years: 1984 – 1994
    Dwight Gooden
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    41.7 86 305 303 157 85 3.10 2169.2 67 23 1 823 747 651 1875 21.1% 1.17

  • Starting Pitcher – Jacob deGrom
    • Age: 26 – 31
    • Years: 2014 – 2019
    Jacob deGrom
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    28.7 68 171 171 66 49 2.62 1101.2 3 1 0 350 321 266 1255 28.6% 1.05

  • Starting Pitcher – Jerry Koosman
    • Age: 24 – 35
    • Years: 1967 – 1978
    Jerry Koosman
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    39.5 89 376 346 140 137 3.09 2544.2 108 26 5 994 875 820 1799 17.1% 1.22

  • Starting Pitcher – Al Leiter
    • Age: 32 – 38
    • Years: 1998 – 2004
    Al Leiter
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    28 81 213 213 95 67 3.42 1360 10 7 0 574 517 546 1106 19.2% 1.30

  • Relief Pitcher – Tug McGraw
    • Age: 20 – 22, 24 – 29
    • Years: 1965 – 1967, 1969 – 1974
    Tug McGraw
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    13 89 361 36 47 55 3.17 792.2 5 1 86 316 279 350 618 18.5% 1.31

  • Relief Pitcher – Jesse Orosco
    • Age: 22, 24 – 30
    • Years: 1979, 1981 – 1987
    Jesse Orosco
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    12.2 75 372 4 47 47 2.73 595.2 0 0 107 207 181 240 506 20.5% 1.21

  • Relief Pitcher – Armando Benitez
    • Age: 26 – 30
    • Years: 1999 – 2003
    Armando Benitez
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO K% WHIP
    9.9 64 333 0 18 14 2.70 347 0 0 160 111 104 168 456 32.1% 1.13

Bench

  • Catcher – John Stearns, 1975 – 1984
  • First Base – John Olerud, 1997 – 1999
  • Second Base – Daniel Murphy, 2008 – 2009, 2011 – 2015
  • Third Base – Howard Johnson, 1985 – 1993
  • Shortstop – Bud Harrelson, 1965 – 1977
  • Right Field – Michael Conforto, 2015 – 2019
  • Center Field – Lenny Dykstra, 1985 – 1989
  • Left Field – Kevin McReynolds, 1987 – 1991, 1994
  • Starting Pitcher – Jon Matlack, 1971 – 1977
  • Starting Pitcher – Sid Fernandez, 1984 – 1993
  • Starting Pitcher – David Cone, 1987 – 1992, 2003
  • Relief Pitcher – John Franco, 1990 – 2001, 2003 – 2005

4 Comments »

  1. At catcher, I’d pick Jerry Grote over Mike Piazza. Piazza was one of the best pure hitters in baseball during his time with the Mets; but the catching position is all about defense–and the stubborn truth is that Mike Piazza won many more games with his bat than with his glove despite handling the pitchers well. Throughout his entire career, Mike Piazza allowed 1,400 stolen bases in 1,600 games caught. That’s a concerning statistic for a starting catcher. Also, when the Dodgers traded Mike Piazza back in 1998, starting pitcher Ishmael Valdez remarked that he was relived that both his fellow pitchers and he would no longer have to be afraid to throw curve balls. Now, for a decade, Jerry Grote was an all-around defensive wiz for the Mets at the catching position. Grote’s contemporary, the great Johnny Bench, once said that he would have to play third base if he was on the same team as Grote. That’s one hell of a compliment.

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  2. I would have included Carlos Delgado instead of Lucas Duda at first, David Cone over Sid Fernandez, and John Franco instead of Benitez.

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