New York Mets best five offensive teams in franchise history
4) 2000 Mets, 807 runs scored
A team near and dear to the hearts of many, the 2000 Mets are most remembered for their appearance in the World Series versus the New York Yankees. Sadly, the ending wasn’t the one fans in Flushing dreamed of. The fourth-best offensive team in club history only managed to come away with a single victory in the best of seven series.
The regular season for this Mets team included plenty of run-scoring. In total, they managed to put across 807 runs. The main culprits were some very familiar names.
Mike Piazza was the go-to run-producer on the team. His 38 home runs and 113 RBI each led the team. In first-place with 109 runs scored we find second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo.
Fonzy had an awesome season of his own. Not usually recognized as a star offensive player, he hit 25 home runs and finished the year with 94 RBI. What’s more, he walked 95 times to help award him with a .425 OBP.
The run-scoring did go beyond those two. This Mets team was heavy with home run hitters.
Right behind Alfonzo on the home run list, we find Robin Ventura with 24 and then Todd Zeile with 22. They had 84 and 79 RBI respectively.
In the outfield, the Mets got 15 home runs from Benny Agbayani, 17 from Jay Payton, and another 18 from Derek Bell. The only starting position without 15 or more home runs was at shortstop. Between Rey Ordonez and Mike Bordick, there wasn’t much power.
The bench wasn’t built incredibly well but it did have some notable performances. Backup catcher Todd Pratt hit .275 with 8 home runs and 25 RBI. Lenny Harris was a .304 hitter in his 157 trips to the plate.
The 2000 Mets season included a good mix of offense and pitching. When it counted most, though, it wasn’t enough.