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5 Mets players from last year you already forgot about

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Having a memory is part of what makes us human. We think, therefore, we are. Sometimes our memories aren’t so strong. Like with the 2021 New York Mets for instance. Can you recall every single player to appear in a game for them? If you can, send your time at the casino a little more often.

There are a couple of guys who appeared in games for the Mets last year that have already been forgotten. The average fan may have already forgotten about Jake Hager but you diehards out there surely do remember him. Akeem Bostick only rings a bell because you remember thinking “maybe he can be something good!”

Excluding them from this list, there are five others of note. Some even appeared in more games than Jacob deGrom.

You forgot Mason Williams played for the NY Mets last year

How many games do you think Mason Williams played for the 2021 Mets? If you said 17, you probably cheated. It’s hard to believe his stint with the club lasted that long. In those 37 plate appearances, the journeyman outfielder hit .212/.297/.333.

The way Williams got to the majors last year was through a plethora of Mets injuries. The 29-year-old outfielder hit .281/.336/.414 for the Syracuse club throughout the year. From May 31-June 19, he gave the outfield a little credibility.

This was the period when the Mets were in dire need of anyone they could get to play center field or right field. Jeff McNeil, and Michael Conforto, and Brandon Nimmo were out. Billy McKinney was your hero. Williams was starting regularly in center field as a result of the crowded IL.

You forgot all about him didn’t you? If you did remember him, surely one of these next four slipped your mind.

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