Ranking the 15 greatest Mets infielders in franchise history
3. Jose Reyes
The most electrifying player I've ever seen in a Mets uniform is Jose Reyes. Every time he would step onto a baseball field I expected something special to happen. Whether it was something with his speed, his power, or his arm, he was one of, if not the most exciting player to watch in my opinion.
Reyes spent 12 of his 16 seasons in New York slashing .282/.334/.427 with 145 home runs and 719 RBI. He was a key piece of the 2006 Mets and also the 2016 Mets. In that 2016 season Reyes came mid-season and lit a spark that helped the team even make the playoffs that season.
Reyes is best known for his ability to change a game on the base paths. His 408 stolen bases as a Met are over 100 more than second place Mookie Wilson. His 113 triples are over 50 more than second place Mookie Wilson. He'd turn singles into doubles, doubles into triples, and even triples into inside the park home runs.
Reyes won the team's only batting title when he hit .337 in the 2011 season. He also won the franchise's lone Silver Slugger Award for a shortstop in 2006, when he slashed .300/.354/.487 with 19 home runs and 81 RBI. He also stole 64 bases and hit 17 triples, both of which led the league.
Reyes definitely had his ups and downs on and off the field but there is no question he is the best shortstop in franchise history and one of the best players overall in Mets history.