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5. Jacob deGrom

As of this writing, Jacob deGrom is in his seventh season and the "deGrominator" is coming off the run of his life.

To date, the Mets are the only team that he has played for, and he got off to a great start, winning the Rookie of the Year in 2011.  deGrom went to his first All-Star Game in 2015 and was seventh in Cy Young voting when he had a season of 14 Wins with 205 Strikeouts and a sub-1.000 WHIP.  2016 was not great, but he came back with a 15-8 record in an eighth place Cy Young finish.  That was good, but was going to happen next would be phenomenal.

While the Mets struggled with their offense, deGrom won the Cy Young award in both 2018 and 2019.  In 2018, he won the ERA title with a sparking 1.80, and in 2019, he won his first Strikeout Title with 255.  In both of those seasons, he was an All-Star and was a top ten finisher in MVP voting.  In the last two years, he shot up 30 spots on this list, a testament to how we value individual seasons, in compliment to an overall franchise career.

Our All-Time Top 50 New York Mets have been revised

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present the first revision of our top 50 New York Mets of all-time.

As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: 

1.  Advanced Statistics.

2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League. 

3. Playoff accomplishments.

4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.

This is the first time that we have revised this specific list, which was first put up in 2016, and there are many changes, one of which affecting the top five.

Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.

This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.

The complete list can be found herebut as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

1. Tom Seaver

 

2. Dwight Gooden

 

3. David Wright

 

4. Darryl Strawberry

 

5. Jacob deGrom

The top four remains unchanged, but DeGrom ascent was astronomical, as he was at #40 when we put out our first Mets list in 2016.  Two straight Cy Youngs will do that!

Beyond DeGrom, the other significant jump was Noah Syndergaard, who jumped from #50 to #31.

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