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New York Mets: Top ten sluggers in franchise history

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets at bat against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field on April 19, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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5) David Wright

At number five on our list, we find the Captain, David Wright. Wright is second on the team in career home runs and seventh in slugging percentage. I would never personally classify him as a slugger, but that’s probably because he did a lot more than smack home runs.

Wright’s 242 bombs over parts of 14 seasons would have been far higher if not for the injuries at the end. Even so, he did plenty to land himself in the top half of this list.

Sure, Wright only reached the 30 home run mark twice in his career. That’s because he was more of a doubles hitter. Five times in his career, the season concluded with Wright having reached the 40 double mark. He had a four-year streak of this from 2005-2008. It only ended in 2009 when Wright fell one shy.

Wright never came close to setting any single-season home run record for the Mets. He was never really in contention to lead the league either.

What makes Wright a special kind of slugger is how he managed to drive in runs through many means.

In 2007, Wright set a Mets record with 330 total bases. The following year, he had 334. The Captain was in his prime and not about to let anyone else come close. Since then, nobody has.

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