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5 best player additions to this year's ball club ranked

Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi
Sep 3, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (21) at Citi / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Best NY Mets player additions ranked: Starling Marte

Starling Marte has probably been the most consistent bat in what's turned out to be a good Mets lineup. While guys like Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso have better overall numbers, both stars have had prolonged slumps. It feels like Marte always gets his hits no matter what.

Marte was an all-star this season and has slashed .292/.347/.468 with 16 home runs and 63 RBI. He's tacked on 18 stolen bases and has looked very comfortable in his new position of right field.

While it feels like certain Mets have a specialty, Marte is as complete of a player that the Mets have. Marte has a hit tool that rivals Jeff McNeil's. He's the best base stealer on the roster even with his subpar year on the basepaths this season.

Marte also has some power, as he's fourth on the club in home runs. He has the strongest arm in the outfield, and is a really solid right fielder as he can track balls down with his speed.

If Marte does not return for the beginning of the playoffs, the Mets path to winning a round becomes much harder. He's a guy they can always rely on to set the table for their big bats and he just does so much for this ballclub.

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