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Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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1. Darryl Strawberry

The best outfielder in Mets history is Darryl Strawberry and it's not close. He's the most dominant and feared hitter the Mets have ever had. In his eight years in Flushing he slashed .260/.359/.520 with 252 home runs and 733 RBI. The 252 home runs is a Mets franchise record.

Strawberry burst onto the scene as a 21-year old kid and won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. In that season he slashed .257/.336/.512 with 26 home runs and 74 RBI. He tacked on 19 stolen bases in 122 games played.

In the following season, Strawberry hit another 26 home runs and stole another 27 bases. He made his first of eight straight all-star games.

Strawberry's best season came in 1987 when he slashed .284/.398/.583 with 39 home runs and 104 RBI. he made the all-star team and finished sixth in the MVP voting. The .981 OPS was at that time the highest in a single season in franchise history and is now the fifth highest.

The following season, Strawberry led the National League in home runs, slugging percentage, and OPS. He also finished second in the MVP race and won the first of his two Silver Slugger Awards.

Strawberry's status as the franchise's home run leader and as a key piece of the Mets second World Series title team are two of the many reasons why Strawberry ranks as the best outfielder in Mets history.

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