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The Top 100 Mets of the 2010s

Here in one place, after ten years and eleven installments, is Faith and Fear’s countdown of The Top 100 Mets of the 2010s, with links to each of the writeups. (An introduction to the series is available here.)

Nos. 100-91
100. David Aardsma
99. Paul Sewald
98. Ronny Paulino
97. Pedro Beato
96. Chris Young (the pitcher)
95. Luis Hernandez
94. Juan Centeno
93. Collin McHugh
92. Vic Black
91. Kevin Plawecki

Nos. 90-81
90. Daisuke Matsuzaka
89. Shaun Marcum
88. Buddy Carlyle
87. Bobby Abreu
86. Scott Rice
85. Anthony Recker
84. Logan Verrett
83. Rajai Davis
82. Devin Mesoraco
81. Jason Vargas

Nos. 80-71
80. Collin Cowgill
79. Frank Francisco
78. Tyler Clippard
77. Chris Capuano
76. Marcus Stroman
75. Jason Bay
74. Jeremy Hefner
73. Tim Byrdak
72. Robinson Cano
71. Edwin Diaz

Nos. 70-61
70. Eric Campbell
69. Josh Edgin
68. Rafael Montero
67. Hansel Robles
66. René Rivera
65. Michael Cuddyer
64. Jason Isringhausen
63. Neil Walker
62. Dominic Smith
61. Hisanori Takahashi

Nos. 60-51
60. Justin Wilson
59. Rod Barajas
58. John Buck
57. Jordany Valdespin
56. Eric Young, Jr.
55. Jay Bruce
54. Scott Hairston
53. Carlos Torres
52. T.J. Rivera
51. James Loney

Nos. 50-41
50. Juan Uribe
49. Kelly Johnson
48. Josh Thole
47. Mike Baxter
46. Kirk Nieuwenhuis
45. Justin Turner
44. Todd Frazier
43. Robert Gsellman
42. Francisco Rodriguez
41. Pedro Feliciano

Nos. 40-31
40. LaTroy Hawkins
39. Bobby Parnell
38. Mike Pelfrey
37. Wilson Ramos
36. Jerry Blevins
35. J.D. Davis
34. Marlon Byrd
33. Amed Rosario
32. Addison Reed
31. Jenrry Mejia

Nos. 30-21
30. Angel Pagan
29. Carlos Beltran
28. Brandon Nimmo
27. Ike Davis
26. Ruben Tejada
25. Dillon Gee
24. Zack Wheeler
23. Travis d’Arnaud
22. Steven Matz
21. Seth Lugo

Nos. 20-11
20. Asdrubal Cabrera
19. Jeff McNeil
18. Jon Niese
17. Juan Lagares
16. Johan Santana
15. Jose Reyes
14. Jeurys Familia
13. Bartolo Colon
12. Lucas Duda
11. Wilmer Flores

Nos. 10-2
10. Pete Alonso
9. Michael Conforto
8. Curtis Granderson
7. Noah Syndergaard
6. Matt Harvey
5. Yoenis Cespedes
4. R.A. Dickey
3. Daniel Murphy
2. David Wright

No. 1
1. Jacob deGrom

11 comments to The Top 100 Mets of the 2010s

  • 9th String Catcher

    I’d love to know who didn’t make this list. Must be some insane scrub-level ballplayers.

  • open the gates

    So because I’m a contrarian, I looked through the full roster to see if there was anyone who perhaps deserved to be in the top 100 who didn’t make it. (You knew someone was going to do this.) After going through a bunch of names I could have done without ever seeing again (Manny Acosta, Chris Schwinden, Eric O’Flaherty… you get the idea), I came up with one guy who may have missed the cut – my man Joe Panik. Considering that he was obviously only here temporarily to plug a hole in the infield, he seemed to have a disproportionate number of big moments in what turned out to be an actual pennant race. (It could be argued that Adeiny Hechevarria preceded him in that role, except that there was no pennant race occurring at the time.) Considering that Mr. Panik was the only guy I could find with even a slight grievance for being left out, you did a truly masterful job on your list. Yes, even (gulp) Paul Sewald. Nicely done, sir.

    • Panik was my pick for “will be our Bobby Thomson on the final day with such a big hit that it will be enough to catapult him into the 100,” but his game-tying HR didn’t really qualify as a big enough deal in the committee’s eyes (and Cano returning from the IL cost him the playing time he needed to otherwise break through).

    • Daniel Hall

      Panik hardly got much chance to do anything; but I’ll always like the guy since his quirky display in the 2014 World Series. At least someone knocked down those Royals!

      That genuinely joyful because I was largely neutral at the outset 2014 Series is the same reason why I can’t be Mad at the Bum for killing the Mets’ lights in 2016. My head sometimes works in weird ways.

  • Ken K in NJ

    Once again, thanks for the fascinating look back.

    It’s hard to quibble with any particular rank, and I love that Rod Barajas and John Buck and also Kelly Johnson and Jose Uribe are linked which is exactly how I think of them.

    Yet there was one recurring theme in my mind as I was reading the posts, and it was “How’d he rate this guy (or that guy, or some other guy) so high??

    Then of course, I realized the answer to my own question. The damn team just wasn’t that good for most of the decade.

    Looking forward to a much better look back in late 2029.

    And Happy New Year!

  • Willie

    What about Ramon Castro