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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, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 06: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets at bat against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field on September 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

All-time best Mets right fielders five years from now

We arrive at our final position, right field. Tucked away in the corner, it’s one featuring some pretty great talent over the years.

The Mets currently employ Michael Conforto at the position. Definitely a guy with the potential to become the GOAT at the position, it’s going to take a contract extension or new deal after the year ends in order to happen. How boldly will our three Mets predictors go?

Matt
1. Darryl Strawberry
2. Michael Conforto
3. Rusty Staub
4. Curtis Granderson
5. Ron Swoboda

Elizabeth
1. Darryl Strawberry
2. Michael Conforto
3. Rusty Staub
4. Ron Swoboda
5. Curtis Granderson

Michael
1. Darryl Strawberry
2. Michael Conforto
3. Rusty Staub
4. Curtis Granderson
5. Ron Swoboda

We wrap up this experiment with three nearly identical lists. The lone difference between the three participants is that Elizabeth has Ron Swoboda ahead of Curtis Granderson. I won’t argue either placement. All three lists are flawless.

It does perplex me a little that at least one person didn’t believe Conforto would pass Darryl Strawberry. A long-term deal with the Mets could put Conforto in a spot where he potentially breaks a few of Strawberry’s franchise records or passes his single-season milestones. Conforto is still several seasons away from becoming a true contender for the greatest right fielder in Mets history. Knowing how much fans love him, I’m curious how many would actually put enough faith to rank him number one.

None of us own a crystal ball with true power to look into the future and know for sure what any of these men will accomplish. Thanks to optimism around the ball club, we can take away one pretty important factor.

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Mets fans are feeling good right now. And if there’s any ounce of accuracy to these predictions, the current roster employs a few all-time greats at their position already.

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