7. CF Carlos Beltran, 2006

2006 Season stats — 510 at-bats, .275/.388/.594, 127 runs, 38 doubles, 41 home runs, 116 RBIs, 18 stolen bases, 95 walks/99 strikeouts

Carlos Beltran finished fourth in the NL MVP vote in 2006, also winning the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Awards too. His ability to have an all-around great statistical season in just 140 games shows the kind of run Beltran can go on at the drop of a hat.

The smooth routes Beltran took to flyballs in the outfield made him look more effortless than any other Met outfielder in franchise history. The great speed he possessed was used on the basepaths as well, stealing 18 bags to just three times caught that season. In fact, Beltran ranks fourth in major league history in stolen base efficiency at nearly 86.5 percent.

As if his game could get any more complete, Beltran is also a switch hitter, showing nearly identical power ability from either side of the plate. He was sorely missed in the Mets’ lineup for a few seasons after his departure via trade to the San Francisco Giants, but the return of starter Zack Wheeler was a great addition for a then beginning to rebuild Mets squad.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.