Colorado – John Stearns
From the Rocky Mountains, the greatest player from Colorado to ever suit up for the Mets is catcher John Stearns. Colorado is represented well here by one of the franchise’s best backstops. Four All-Star selections help to highlight Stearns’ Mets career.
None of the other Colorado-born Mets come close to what Stearns did in New York.
Connecticut – Matt Harvey
Although he never lived up to the expectations, Matt Harvey is an easy choice as the greatest from Connecticut. His Mets career ends with a 34-37 record, 3.66 ERA, and one All-Star appearance. Things ended poorly between the player and team. I don’t think he’ll pass through Flushing to return back home.
Delaware – Dallas Green
Known best as a manager in his post-playing days, Dallas Green pitched in four games for the Mets in 1966. He finished with a 5.40 ERA in those limited opportunities without factoring into any decisions.
Green is the only player to ever hail from the first state to play baseball for this franchise.
Florida – Dwight Gooden
Florida is a state that often produces surplus baseball talent. As far as the Mets go, the greatest from the Sunshine State is Dwight Gooden. He’s arguably the second-greatest pitcher in franchise history and someone you could make a case for to go on the franchise’s Mount Rushmore.
Georgia – Moises Alou
Moises Alou owns the longest hitting streak in franchise history and is a fine choice to represent Georgia on this list. Alou’s time with the Mets lasted only 102 games over two seasons. However, the .342/.391/.507 slash line is so incredible I can’t put anyone ahead of him.