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.
More from Rising Apple
- NY Mets News: Marcus Stroman sees “potential fit” with the Angels
- NY Mets were too “seek” and not enough “destroy” last winter
- NY Mets: 1 trade target to consider from each 100-loss team
- NY Mets: Top 12 free agents the team should look to sign this winter
- NY Mets: Jeff Wilpon’s legacy continues to plague the Amazins
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.