8. RF Curtis Granderson, 2015
2015 Season stats — 580 at-bats, .259/.364/.457, 98 runs, 33 doubles, 26 home runs, 70 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, 91 walks/151 strikeoutsThe Mets have not had many great right fielders over the last 16 years, so this pick was kind of a wash. But Curtis Granderson was, in hindsight, a vital cog in a Mets lineup that made it to the 2015 World Series.
Grandy-man’s work atop the lineup then was invaluable, as he completely changed his all-out home run approach from his time with the crosstown Yankees to a much more balanced, intelligent style up at the plate. Even at 34-years-old, Granderson still showed solid pull and gap power, enabling him to hit for extra bases consistently, and helping to ignite the Mets’ hitters from the top.
He’ll also throw in a stolen base at certain points, showing a sneaky penchant for stealing second when the Mets are in dire need of a runner in scoring position. Grandy’s made countless important catches and throws over his three seasons traversing the outfield expanses of Citi Field, making his presence even more invaluable for the Mets.