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New York Mets all-time greatest players born in Puerto Rico

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: The Puerto Rican flag flies as people protest outside of Wall Street against cutbacks and austerity measures forced onto the severely indebted island of Puerto Rico on December 2, 2015 in New York City. Puerto Rico made a $355 million payment on Tuesday on its bond debt to stave off a default. Officials have warned that the commonwealth's fiscal position remain dire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: The Puerto Rican flag flies as people protest outside of Wall Street against cutbacks and austerity measures forced onto the severely indebted island of Puerto Rico on December 2, 2015 in New York City. Puerto Rico made a $355 million payment on Tuesday on its bond debt to stave off a default. Officials have warned that the commonwealth's fiscal position remain dire. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – MARCH 09: Mets Carlos Beltran #15 of Puerto Rico follow through on a swing against The Netherlands during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Pool D match on March 9, 2009 at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico has produced plenty of talented Major League Baseball players. In the history of the New York Mets, we’ve seen quite a few have a major impact on the organization. These are the five greatest of all-time.

Major League Baseball has a rich history when it comes to Hispanic players that have stepped onto the baseball diamond. From all over the Caribean, the best have become household names, integral parts of championship teams, and most importantly Hall of Famers. The New York Mets are no exception.

Over the past couple of years, there has been an influx of talent coming from the island of Puerto Rico. As guys like Carlos Correa and Javier Baez take the league by storm, we should not forget about the talent that came before them. After all, there are four players in the MLB Hall of Fame that hail from Puerto Rico.

More than 50 players and coaches who were born in Puerto Rico have called Flushing home at some point or another in their careers. Only a select few have made enough of an impact to be standout in fans minds and to make our list as the Top 5 Puerto Rican born players of all-time in franchise history.

The main criteria for our list are the player must have been born on the island of Puerto Rico. As the Puerto Rican Day Parade takes place on June 9th in New York City and many natives come together to dance and celebrate, we look back on the careers of these men and the impact they had on Mets baseball big or small.

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