Mets All-Time Lists

Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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11. Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson's first season as a Met was very underwhelming. He slashed .227/.326/.388 with 20 home runs and 66 RBI. Those numbers aren't bad, but he was supposed to be the guy to protect David Wright in the order. Granderson's below average season was one of the reasons the Mets finished under .500 and missed the playoffs in 2014.

In 2015, a switch flipped. Granderson was the leadoff man and he looked like a completely different hitter. He wasn't the 40 homer hitter he was on the Yankees, he wasn't the 25 stolen base guy. He posted his second highest OBP of his career at .364 and hit 26 home runs. For much of the season the Mets struggled mightily to score runs, Granderson was the one keeping them afloat.

In the playoffs he wasn't Daniel Murphy but he was excellent. He hit .283 with three home runs, all three coming in the World Series, and 12 RBI. All three of his home runs gave the Mets a lead in three separate games. His clutch play is not talked about enough because of everything Daniel Murphy did.

In 2016, Granderson hit 30 bombs and helped the Mets get to the Wild Card Game. They'd lose but Granderson made an unbelievable catch in center field to keep the game scoreless, sacrificing his body crashing into the wall.

He mightve not been in his prime anymore but Granderson was a great player for the Mets and one I wish was there longer because he for sure would've been higher on this list.