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Mets 2015 World Series roster: Where are they now?

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on after the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Royals defeated the Mets 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 01: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Matt Harvey #33 of the New York Mets looks on after the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals during game five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. The Royals defeated the Mets 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 01: Lucas Duda #21, David Wright #5, Daniel Murphy #28 and Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets look on as Matt Harvey #33 is relieved in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Five of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on November 1, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Only one of the six infielders on the roster is still active in the majors

Infielders:

Lucas Duda

Duda led the Mets with 27 home runs and 73 runs batted in during the 2015 regular season. He played a huge offensive role in the NLCS vs. the Cubs, where he hit .400 with six runs batted in. However, he will be most remembered for his errant throw to home in the 9th inning of Game 5 that tied the game and sent the game to extra innings.

Duda was traded during the 2017 season to the Tampa Bay Rays where he hit .175 in 52 games. He bounced around between the Royals, Braves, and Twins in 2018 and 2019, where he hit .224 across 146 games in the two combined seasons. He is currently a free agent and has not appeared in a major-league game since July of 2019.

Wilmer Flores

Flores experienced a highly emotional season in 2015, in which he thought he had been traded in late July and then proceeded to hit a walk-off homer two days after. It was the third walk-off hit of the season for the Mets. Although Flores hit .292 in the 1st two postseason series, he only managed one hit in 17 World Series at-bats.

After becoming a free agent at the end of the 2018 season, Flores signed a one-year $4.25 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Flores performed well in the desert, hitting .317 in 89 games. His club option was declined for 2020 and Flores ended up signing with the rebuilding San Francisco Giants. His 1.3 WAR last season was a career-high even though he played in only 55 games. He is currently is entering his second season with the club, with a club option for 2022.

Kelly Johnson

Johnson was a mid-season acquisition from the Braves during the 2015 season, who ended up playing in six different positions over 49 games for the Mets. He had four plate appearances in the World Series and only reached base on a hit by pitch. Johnson would become a free agent after the season was over, and signed back with the Atlanta Braves.

After 49 games with the Braves in 2016, he was traded back to the Mets for his last season in the majors. In his 2016 stint with the Mets, Johnson got on base at a .328 clip and also played at five different positions over 82 games. Johnson retired following the 2016 season, accumulating 11 seasons in the major leagues during his career.

Daniel Murphy

Murphy had a solid regular season in 2015, getting on base at a .322 clip and driving in 73 runs. However, it was Murphy’s postseason play that was one of the most memorable performances in Mets history. Murphy became the first player in MLB history to hit a home run in six straight postseason games. However, his hot streak ended in the World Series as he only contributed three hits in 20 at-bats, and also had two costly errors late in the series.

Murphy’s heroic performance during the 2015 postseason landed him a 3-year $37.5 million contract with the Washington Nationals. After back-to-back All-Star appearances in 2016 and 2017, the Nationals traded him to the Chicago Cubs in the middle of the 2018 season. He then signed a 2-year deal with the Colorado Rockies where he became their starting first baseman. After a struggling 2020 season, Murphy announced his retirement in late January of this year.

Juan Uribe

Uribe came along with Kelly Johnson in the mid-season trade with the Atlanta Braves after starting the year with the Dodgers. He would end up hitting a walk-off single in just his second game with the Mets. Uribe had chest contusions that prevented him from making the NLDS or NLCS roster, but he was healthy enough to replace Matt Reynolds for the World Series roster.

Uribe only received one plate appearance off the bench during the World Series and came through with an RBI single. During the offseason, Uribe would sign a one-year deal with the Cleveland Indians. He would struggle in 73 games with the Indians and would be released in August of that season. Uribe would eventually retire after a 16-season major league career.

David Wright

Team Captain and fan-favorite David Wright suffered a career-changing injury in April of 2015 when he was first diagnosed with spinal stenosis. This caused Wright to miss the majority of the season until his late August return. Wright was eventually able to help get the Mets to the World Series for the first time in his career.

Wright hit his first and only World Series home run in Game 3 of the World Series. He went 2-4 that game with four runs batted in and was the key contributor in the Mets lone win in the series. Wright would battle with injuries for the next three seasons and only played in 39 games between 2016-2018. His final game in a Mets uniform would come during the Mets’ last homestand of the 2018 season against the Miami Marlins.

Wright did serve as an occasional advisor in the Mets front office for Brodie Van Wagenen over the past two seasons before new management has taken over this season.

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