Mets All-Time Lists

Best hitting pitchers in Mets history

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NY Mets best hitting pitcher Number 2: Sid Fernandez

While he may not be the first name to come to mind when thinking of the Mets' all-time great pitchers, Sid Fernandez had a very respectable 10 year stint in New York, both on the mound and at the dish.

Over his 10 years in New York, Fernandez appeared in 255 games for the Mets while logging a 3.14 ERA with an overall record of 98-78, and was a key member of the 1986 World Series championship team.

Those are respectable numbers by themselves, but where Fernandez really stands apart from the pack was his ability at the plate.

Over the 10 years Sid spent as a Met, he had 539 at bats in 629 plate appearances, over which he posted a .190 batting average with a .211 OBP.

Over all those at bats, he recorded 94 hits, 14 doubles, 2 triples and 1 home run while driving in 31 RBI.

He may not have as many flashy home runs as some of the others on this list, but in terms of average and consistency at the plate, Fernandez manages to leg out all but one other Mets pitcher, making him the second best in team history.

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