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New York Mets: Top 10 WAR leaders in franchise history

NEW YORK - JULY 31: Former players Darryl Strawberry (L) and Dwight Gooden speak during a press conference for their induction into the New York Mets Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 31: Former players Darryl Strawberry (L) and Dwight Gooden speak during a press conference for their induction into the New York Mets Hall of Fame prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 31, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK – AUGUST 22: Tom Seaver speaks during the presentation commemorating the New York Mets 40th anniversary of the 1969 World Championship team on August 22, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

2)      David Wright: 2004-2018 (Career Mets WAR: 50.4)

Career Stats (14 years): 5,998 AB, 1,777 Runs, 242 HR, 970 RBI,196 SB .296 BA
Mets Stats (14 years):  Wright played his entire career with the Mets

As the only player on this list to play his entire career with the Mets, the Captain holds a special place in many fan’s hearts. Despite a career cut short due to injury, David Wright is still the team’s all-time leader in at-bats, runs, hits, total bases, doubles, RBI, walks, singles, and extra-base hits.

According to the advanced statistics, he is undoubtedly the best hitter in the franchise’s history. His recent retirement left many baseball fans wondering what heights he could have reached if not hampered by injury.

1)      Tom Seaver: 1967-1986 (Career Mets WAR: 76.1)

Career Stats (20 years): 647 Games Started, 311 Wins, 2.86 ERA, 3,640 Ks
Mets Stats (12 years): 395 Games Started, 198 Wins, 2.57 ERA, 2,541 Ks

Regardless of which WAR statistics you look at, Tom Seaver is undoubtedly the best player to ever take the field for the Amazins. Not only was he a key part of the team’s first World Championship in 1969, but he was also a 12-time All-Star, 3-time Cy Young winner, Rookie of the Year, and near unanimous selection into the Baseball Hall of Fame (with 98.8% of the votes).

He is currently the franchise’s all-time leader in ERA, wins, WHIP, innings pitched, strikeouts, games started, complete games, shutouts pitched, and batters faced. Odds are, Seaver’s spot on the top is safe for a long time.

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