New York Mets All-Time Lists

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

By Jose Rivera
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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NEW YORK – MAY 09: Carlos Delgado #21 of the New York Mets runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 9, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets defeated the Pirates 10-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Carlos Delgado

Unfortunately for Carlos Delgado he did not make the Hall of Fame and is removed from the ballot as he fell below the minimum required 5% to stay on it. However, Delgado will go down as one of the most feared power hitters to come from the island.

Delgado who comes from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico spent his first 12 years of his career up north with the Toronto Blue Jays where he would hit a total of 336 home runs and drive in 1,058 runs. After a year with the then Florida Marlins, Delgado joined the Mets in 2006 for the tail end of his career. Delgado added more firepower to the lineup as the Mets were on the pursuit for a championship in 2006.

He would debut in great style as he hit 38 home runs for the Mets in 2006 and drive in 114 runs. Over the 4 years, he was in New York, he would hit 30 plus home runs and drive in 100 plus runs for 2 of those years

Delgado put together an impressive showing during the NLCS in 2006 against the St. Louis Cardinals he batted for a .304 batting average, hitting 3 home runs and collecting 9 RBI.

Sadly, Delgado had a rocky ending to his Mets career as his numbers began to decline with age. He still gave the fans a great season in 2006 that saw the Mets go as deep in the playoffs as they could without reaching the World Series.

Easily one of the best first basemen to ever suit up for the club, Delgado has a place in franchise history among some of the best.

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