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Nori Aoki

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 01: Norichika Aoki
PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 01: Norichika Aoki

And of course the ghostbuster himself, Nori Aoki! Aoki proved to be a nice little pop in the Mets line up this year after it was clear we were well out of contention. But he ended up finishing the year strong with the Mets batting .284 with 106 wRC+. Aoki never seemed to find a mainstay in the majors though, bouncing from several teams over his six-year career.

It’s hard to form an opinion on how a player truly affected a team when they’re that far out of contention. But I definitely enjoyed watching him in the short time we had him. Besides, who doesn’t love hearing the Ghostbusters theme every time he came to the plate.

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