Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Different Kind of Mets Top Ten Leaderboard (Hitters)

As I was perusing through the Saturday New York Times sports section, I came across an article by Tyler Kepner on the recent signing of David Wright.  Kepner poses an interesting question when he asks: "Has there been a single important Met before this decade who did not play in the World Series?"

Of course, David Wright has never played in a World Series for the Mets, coming closest in 2006 when the Mets fell one game short of the Fall Classic.  But Kepner's article got me thinking about other Mets who performed well for the team but never got a chance to participate on baseball's greatest stage.

If you're a regular reader of Studious Metsimus, you know that I enjoy discussing the Mets' all-time leaderboards.  But what would those leaderboards look like if they consisted of only those players who never played in the World Series for the Mets?  It would look very interesting indeed, and in some cases, quite shocking.

So sit back, kick off your Mets slippers and enjoy this special Mets leaderboard, which lists the top ten in each hitting category using only Mets players who never appeared for the team in the World Series.  (Thanks to baseball-reference.com for the leaderboard assistance.)  You might need to borrow one of Davey Johnson's old bottles of Rolaids after reading the list.

(For the pitching leaders who never played in the World Series, please click here.)



Hitting Leaders For Mets Who Never Played In The World Series


Batting Average
 
Rank
Player
Batting Average
Plate Appearances
1.
John Olerud
.315
2018
2.
David Wright
.301
5453
3.
Dave Magadan
.292
2483
4.
Jose Reyes
.292
1742
5.
Daniel Murphy
.292
4840
6.
Steve Henderson
.287
2029
7.
Angel Pagan
.284
1646
8.
Ron Hunt
.282
1887
9.
Carlos Beltran
.281
3640
10.
Roger Cedeño
.279
1614



On-Base Percentage
    
Rank
Player
On-Base Pct.
Plate Appearances
1.
John Olerud
.425
2018
2.
Dave Magadan
.391
2483
3.
David Wright
.381
5453
4.
Carlos Beltran
.369
3640
5.
Steve Henderson
.360
2029
6.
Bernard Gilkey
.357
1567
7.
Bobby Bonilla
.356
2040
8.
Cliff Floyd
.354
1884
9.
Carlos Delgado
.351
2023
10.
Ron Hunt
.344
1887




Slugging Percentage
 
Rank
Player
Slugging Pct.
Plate Appearances
1.
Carlos Delgado
.506
2023
2.
David Wright
.506
5453
3.
John Olerud
.501
2018
4.
Carlos Beltran
.500
3640
5.
Bobby Bonilla
.495
2040
6.
Cliff Floyd
.478
1884
7.
Bernard Gilkey
.461
1567
8.
Kevin McReynolds
.460
3218
9.
Dave Kingman
.453
2573
10.
Jeff Kent
.453
1992




Games Played
 
Rank
Player
Games Played
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
1262
5453
2.
Jose Reyes
1050
4840
3.
Rey Ordoñez
916
3216
4.
Carlos Beltran
839
3640
5.
Todd Hundley
829
2904
6.
John Stearns
809
3081
7.
Kevin McReynolds
787
3218
8.
Dave Magadan
701
2483
9.
Dave Kingman
664
2573
10.
George Foster
655
2610




Runs Scored
 
Rank
Player
Runs Scored
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
790
5453
2.
Jose Reyes
735
4840
3.
Carlos Beltran
551
3640
4.
Kevin McReynolds
405
3218
5.
Todd Hundley
340
2904
6.
John Stearns
334
3081
7.
Dave Kingman
302
2573
8.
George Foster
290
2610
9.
John Olerud
288
2018
10.
Dave Magadan
275
2483




Base Hits
 
Rank
Player
Hits
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
1426
5453
2.
Jose Reyes
1300
4840
3.
Carlos Beltran
878
3640
4.
Kevin McReynolds
791
3218
5.
Rey Ordoñez
720
3216
6.
John Stearns
695
3081
7.
Hubie Brooks
640
2620
8.
Todd Hundley
612
2904
9.
Dave Magadan
610
2483
10.
George Foster
602
2610




Doubles
 
Rank
Player
Doubles
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
322
5453
2.
Jose Reyes
222
4840
3.
Carlos Beltran
208
3640
4.
Kevin McReynolds
153
3218
5.
John Stearns
152
3081
6.
Todd Hundley
118
2904
T-7.
Daniel Murphy
115
1742
T-7.
Rey Ordoñez
115
3216
9.
Dave Magadan
110
2483
10.
John Olerud
109
2018




Triples
 
Rank
Player
Triples
Plate Appearances
1.
Jose Reyes
99
4840
2.
Steve Henderson
31
2029
3.
Lance Johnson
27
1023
4.
Doug Flynn
26
2269
5.
Angel Pagan
23
1646
6.
David Wright
19
5453
7.
Joel Youngblood
18
2103
T-8.
Rey Ordoñez
17
3216
T-8.
Carlos Beltran
17
3640
10.
Lenny Randle
15
1093




Home Runs
 
Rank
Player
Home Runs
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
204
5453
2.
Dave Kingman
154
2573
3.
Carlos Beltran
149
3640
4.
Todd Hundley
124
2904
5.
Kevin McReynolds
122
3218
6.
Carlos Delgado
104
2023
7.
George Foster
99
2610
8.
Bobby Bonilla
95
2040
T-9.
Cliff Floyd
81
1884
T-9.
Jose Reyes
81
4840




Runs Batted In
 
Rank
Player
Runs Batted In
Plate Appearances
1.
David Wright
818
5453
2.
Carlos Beltran
559
3640
3.
Kevin McReynolds
456
3218
4.
Jose Reyes
423
4840
5.
Todd Hundley
397
2904
6.
Dave Kingman
389
2573
7.
George Foster
361
2610
8.
Carlos Delgado
339
2023
9.
John Stearns
312
3081
10.
Bobby Bonilla
295
2040




Stolen Bases
 
Rank
Player
Stolen Bases
Plate Appearances
1.
Jose Reyes
370
4840
2.
David Wright
166
5453
3.
Roger Cedeño
105
1614
4.
Carlos Beltran
100
3640
5.
Vince Coleman
99
978
6.
John Stearns
91
3081
7.
Frank Taveras
90
1583
8.
Angel Pagan
87
1646
9.
Kevin McReynolds
67
3218
10.
Lance Johnson
65
1023


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