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New York Mets all-time best players homegrown from the farm

Sep 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) looks on from the dugout prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) greets New York Mets shortstop Jose Reyes (7) before a game against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets all-time homegrown first baseman: Pete Alonso

Pete Alonso blasted his way into the majors with an MLB leading 53 home runs in his rookie season and hasn’t looked back since.

The power-hitting first baseman has quickly become one of the best hitters in the MLB, slugging .547 and hitting 173 RBI since his first MLB appearance in 2019.

With an All-Star appearance and Rookie of the Year Award under his belt already, Alonso is just getting started on his way to being one of the best homegrown Mets ever.

Second baseman: Edgardo Alfonso

The Mets’ all-time leader in WAR, home runs, and RBI amongst second basemen, Alfonso was the easy pick for this spot.

In eight seasons from 1995-2002, Alfonso hit 538 RBI on a .292 AVG, making the All-Star game in 2000. That same year the Mets took home the NL Pennant for the first time since 1986, in no small part due to Alfonso’s team-leading 6.4 WAR that season.

In 2020, Alfonso was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

Shortstop: Jose Reyes

Speedster Jose Reyes may be the best leadoff hitter in team history. Signing with the Mets in 1999, Reyes would work his way up through the minors, playing for the Mets from 2003-2011, and then rejoining the team from 2016-2018 after stints with the Miami Marlins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Colorado Rockies.

Reyes is possibly best known for his 2011 season, in which he hit .337 AVG and took home the NL batting title.

The star infielder is the franchise’s all-time leader in steals and triples, making four All-Star games in his time with the team.

Third baseman: David Wright

Any list of Mets homegrown talents would be incomplete without David Wright. Wright leads the Mets in all-time hits, runs, RBI, doubles, and is second in WAR and home runs.

Wright is the most quintessential Met of the 21st century. Despite the Mets struggles as a team during most of his tenure, Wright was part of the 2006 Mets team that made it to the NL pennant game, and the 2015 World Series team.

He spent his entire 13 season career in blue and orange and was named team captain in 2013.

The Captain did it on both sides of the ball, making seven All-Star games and winning two Gold Gloves and two Silver Slugger awards.

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