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Ranking the 15 greatest Mets outfielders in franchise history

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10. Lenny Dykstra

Lenny Dykstra only played in New York for four and a half seasons but he definitely made his mark as a Met. He played in 544 games, slashing .278/.350/.413 with 30 home runs and 153 RBI. His calling card was his speed as he stole 116 bases as a Met, averaging about 25 a season.

Dykstra's best season as a Met came in 1986, his first season as a full-time starter, as he slashed .295/.377/.445 with eight home runs and 45 RBI. He chipped in 31 stolen bases in 147 games and finished 19th in the NL MVP race.

His best regular season as a Met came in 1986 and he came up big in the postseason as well. He hit .300 with three home runs and six RBI in what led to the Mets second World Series title. For a guy who wasn't known to hit home runs to hit three in just 50 at bats in the 1986 playoffs says a lot about Dykstra as a clutch player.

It's unfortunate that a majority of his career was spent in Philadelphia but Dykstra's tenure as a Met cemented himself as one of the better center fielders in the franchise's history.

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