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New York Mets: All-time worst lineup in franchise history

5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
5 Apr 1998: Coach Don Zimmer of the New York Yankees in action during a game against the Oakland Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California. The Yankees defeated the Athletics 9-7. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Carlick /Allsport
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2: Shortstop- Kevin Baez

Kevin Baez played for three seasons, all with the Mets. In 1990 he played in five games and in 1992 he played in six games. He played in 52 games in 1993, his final season. During his short career, he had no power and could barely hit.

1993 was his best season. He hit .183 and had an OPS of .513. For his entire career, Baez hit .179 and posted a .489. In 151 career at-bats, he failed to hit a single home run.

He did post a good number of extra-base hits, with nine doubles in just 126 at-bats. For 162 game averages, Baez would have reached just 26 runs scored and 18 RBI’s.

As a defender, Baez wasn’t the best at all. In 1992, he committed two errors, in only four games. In 1993 his fielding percentage was .963.

3: Left Field- Gene Clines

Gene Clines spent just one season with the Mets in 1975 after coming from the Pirates. Clines was a really good hitter with the Pirates. In 1971 he hit .308 in 97 games. In 1972 he hit .334 in 107 games.

For his Pirates career, he hit .287. During his one season with the Mets, he hit .227 over 82 games. In 203 at-bats he didn’t hit a single home run and only drove in ten runs. As a baserunner, he stole four bases and was caught stealing four times.

This is another way in which his skill dropped off from the Pirates. The year before he joined the Mets, he stole 14 bases and was caught only two times.

As a fielder, Clines was terrible when at left field. In 34 games at the position, his fielding percentage was just .957.

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