July 25, 2021

The best Mets seasons of the decade: Hitters (Amazin’ Avenue)

Against all odds, we’ve made it through another decade of Mets baseball. Ten more years have been put in the books, so it’s time to look back at the best Mets performances of the 2010s, staring with the hitters.

Unlike the classic “team of the decade” format – which is a fun exercise in its own right – the objective here is to create a team using the best Mets seasons of the decade. The only rule, other than “let’s have fun!” is that players can only appear once on the list, other than the honorable mention section. Other than that, there are no rules – again, other than “let’s have fun!”

C: Travis d’Arnaud (2015) 268 PA, .268/.340/.485, 12 HR, 3.4 fWAR

While his Mets career was marred by injuries, d’Arnaud was an integral part of the 2015 team that won the pennant; his solo shot that smacked off of the Home Run Apple in Game 1 of the NLCS was one of the most memorable moments of that postseason run. Fun fact: during his first two full seasons, d’Arnaud was fifth among all catchers with a 6.2 fWAR.

Honorable mention: Wilson Ramos (2019) 524 PA, .288/.351/.416 14 HR, 1.4 fWAR

1B: Pete Alonso (2019) 693 PA, .260/.358/.583, 53 HR, 4.8 fWAR

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