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NY Mets best players at each position five years from now

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets greets baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver after the pair combined for the ceremonial first pitch before 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. The American League defeated the National League 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) National League All-Star David Wright of the New York Mets greets baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver after the pair combined for the ceremonial first pitch before 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. The American League defeated the National League 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets runs to the dugout during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on September 30, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)

All-time best Mets third basemen five years from now

It’s going to take a lot for anyone to dethrone David Wright as the greatest third basemen in club history. No one currently on the roster has a chance to do so. Unless you’re high on Brett Baty, I don’t think anyone within the organization has a shot at even making the top five.

Maybe one of the three I asked this question to believes the Mets end up with a third baseman from outside of the organization. Put Kris Bryant on the Mets now and in five years he could be a top five player.

Matt
1. David Wright
2. Howard Johnson
3. Robin Ventura
4. Wayne Garrett
5. Ronny Mauricio

Elizabeth
1. David Wright
2. Howard Johnson
3. Robin Ventura
4. Wayne Garrett
5. Hubie Brooks

Michael
1. David Wright
2. Howard Johnson
3. Kris Bryant
4. Robin Ventura
5. Ray Knight

Much to my surprise, we got some vastly different lists.

Elizabeth played it safe. She doesn’t seem to believe anything changes in the next five years. Matt, on the other hand, thinks the franchise’s top prospect Ronny Mauricio moves over to the hot corner and within the next five seasons manages to climb into the top five. Whether he would have chosen Hubie Brooks, Ray Knight, or someone else doesn’t matter. The Mets certainly seem to have room for a youngster to quickly land on this list.

Or, in Michael’s case, maybe it’s a new star added to the roster in Flushing. He went as far as to predict Kris Bryant ends up with the Mets. Within five years, he surpasses everyone in third base history other than Wright and Howard Johnson.

I do tend to think someone will overtake Brooks and Knight at least in overall numbers. Will it be Mauricio, Bryant, or another player? Where is the love for J.D. Davis?

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