Way too early predictions on former Mets players in the 2025 Hall of Fame vote

Among ex-Mets, five will return to the ballot while one will appear for the first time.

Carlos Beltran and David Wright are among ex-Mets who will return to the Hall of Fame ballot in 2025.
Carlos Beltran and David Wright are among ex-Mets who will return to the Hall of Fame ballot in 2025. / Bryan Yablonsky/GettyImages
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David Wright

A big question this year was whether David Wright would get above the 5.0 percent threshold in his first year of eligibility. Thankfully, he did, getting 6.2 percent of the vote this year, so he will get at least another year on the ballot. But for Wright, who will likely have his No. 5 jersey retired at some point, who knows how long this will last.

In his career, which spanned 14 seasons in Flushing, Wright hit .296 with 242 home runs, 970 RBI's, 1,777 hits, 196 stolen bases, 390 doubles, and an OPS+ of 133, was a seven-time All-Star, with two Gold Gloves, and two Silver Slugger awards.

Wright's numbers should increase, as his career averages are better than that of Chase Utley, who received 28.8 percent of the vote this year, also in his first year of eligiblity.

Prediction: David Wright will receive 10.0 percent of the Hall of Fame vote next year, but will remain on the ballot in 2026.

Curtis Granderson

Curtis Granderson is likely the only ex-Met who will be a newcomer to Hall of Fame consideration, as 2025 marks his first year of voter eligibility, and his home run power will surge him to the ballot. In his 16-year career with seven different teams, Granderson was named to three All-Star teams, hit 344 home runs, collected 1,800 hits, and scored 1,217 runs, while making incredible community service impacts along the way.

Granderson spent four of his years with the Mets, and hit 95 home runs. He was the leadoff hitter for the Mets in their 2015 World Series season after being signed to be their cleanup hitter.

But Granderson feels like a one-and-done candidate. His career .249 batting average and 113 OPS+ feel too low for the voters to consider, especially with potentially a dozen more compelling candidates above him, and his defensive metrics won't make up the deficiencies of his offensive game.

Prediction: Curtis Granderson will receive 1.0 percent of the Hall of Fame vote next year and will be eliminated from the ballot in 2026.

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