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New York Mets most recent All-Star player at every position

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: National League All-Star David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against the American League All-Stars during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: National League All-Star David Wright #5 of the New York Mets bats against the American League All-Stars during the 84th MLB All-Star Game on July 16, 2013 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX, AZ – JULY 12: National League All-Star Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets and National League All-Star Carlos Beltran #15 of the New York Mets talk in the field during batting practice before the start of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Designated Hitter – Carlos Beltran in 2011

Although the Mets do not employ an actual DH (one could argue they have kept guys on their roster only worth of this position), they did recently have a guy go to the All-Star Game as the National League’s one-dimensional batter. In 2011, it was Carlos Beltran who made the trip.

The 2011 All-Star Game featured an American League lineup that began with four straight future Mets at the top. Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jose Bautista batted one through four. Batting eighth, we find Robinson Cano.

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I only mention this because of how long ago this now feels. Eventually, a Mets DH should become the longest streak without a representative. For now, it’s not too far in the distance.

Shortstop – Jose Reyes in 2011

Hopefully, Amed Rosario sees many trips to the All-Star Game in his future as the Mets’ shortstop. Until then, it’s Jose Reyes’ representation in 2011 which remains the most recent.

Reyes went to the All-Star Game several times during his Mets tenure. His final trip there in 2011 didn’t include an appearance in the actual game.

In fact, you have to go back to 2007 to find a time when Reyes actually played. He made the most of his chance, too. Jose-Jose went 3 for 4 in an All-Star Game featuring two other Mets in the starting lineup.

Center Field – Carlos Beltran in 2009

Even though Carlos Beltran went to the All-Star Game more recently than 2009, the last time he did so strictly as a center fielder was in this year. He didn’t even play the game, but still received a selection.

Two years earlier, Beltran started in the All-Star Game as the National League’s center fielder. Alongside Jose Reyes and David Wright, they helped make it a memorable Midsummer Classic for Mets fans.

Beltran had an especially fantastic place in the lineup, batting third between Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. Not many have ever done that.

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