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5 players who deserve an A grade for the 2022 season

Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20), shortstop Francisco
Jul 31, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20), shortstop Francisco / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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3) Mets player who deserves an A grade: Edwin Diaz

Edwin Diaz had perhaps the most dominant season I've ever seen from a reliever. It was most definitely the best season I've seen from a Mets reliever.

Whenever Diaz came into a game and the trumpets sounded, I knew it was over. In fact, in every game he appeared in after May 24th, he didn't blow a single save.

When Diaz first got to New York, he quickly got on Mets fans bad sides with a horrendous 2019. He had great seasons in 2020 and 2021, but he still wasn't well liked by a lot of Mets fans.

Diaz was able to somehow turn every Mets fan into a believer and there will be outrage all over social media if he isn't retained this offseason.

Edwin Diaz had a 1.31 ERA and a 0.90 FIP this season. He struck out an absurd 118 batters in 62 innings pitched. That is 17.1 K/9. Just an unfathomable number.

Diaz converted 32 saves in 35 opportunities and added four holds. He was used in some eighth innings against elite hitters in close games. He came through every single time.

Edwin was also used at times when needed for more than three outs, including five outs in the game the Mets won in the postseason.

New York went 51-10 in games he appeared in, and never lost a game when leading after eight.

The Mets have to do everything they can to ensure this man is back in Queens for 2023 and beyond.

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