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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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PITTSBURGH, PA – CIRCA 1987: Kevin McReynolds of the New York Mets bats during a Major League Baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Three Rivers Stadium in 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kevin McReynolds

All-time best Mets left fielders five years from now

Left field is one position I think we can even debate right now as to who the best is. All other eight positions on the field have a more clear-cut winner or at least a bit more distance between first and second place.

Dominic Smith will start the 2021 season as the Mets left fielder with many believing he’ll eventually move to first base when the DH comes into the NL for good. Will he make any of our three predicted lists?

Matt
1. Cleon Jones
2. Kevin McReynolds
3. Yoenis Cespedes
4. George Foster
5. Steve Henderson

Elizabeth
1. Cleon Jones
2. Kevin McReynolds
3. Brandon Nimmo
4. Cliff Floyd
5. Yoenis Cespedes

Michael
1. Cleon Jones
2. Kevin McReynolds
3. Yoenis Cespedes
4. Dave Kingman
5. Cliff Floyd

At number one and two, it’s unanimous. Cleon Jones is the best and Kevin McReynolds is the runner-up. Things begin to change once we get to our third spot on these lists.

Matt and Michael agree that Yoenis Cespedes is number three. As short-lived as his success was, he did do a lot. Elizabeth, meanwhile, seems to be counting on Brandon Nimmo to move over to left field and continue his career as a member of the Mets as their starter at the position for a few more years.

The final two spots on these lists include a little more variety. Cliff Floyd makes an appearance on the lists supplied by Elizabeth and Michael. Matt opted for a combination of George Foster and Steve Henderson.

Elizabeth did sneak Cespedes onto her list in the Mount Rushmore reserve spot while Michael was the lone ranger to have Dave Kingman on his list at number four.

The outfield can be tricky to rank because many of those players will claim a different position depending on how the rest of the roster looks. Only Elizabeth believes a current Mets player will take any momentum and find a spot on the all-time list of greatest left fielders five years from now.

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