10. Didi Gregorius
9. Michael Conforto
8. Giancarlo Stanton
7. Jacob deGrom
Now we’re in the top 10 featuring the good stuff, and leading off is Didi Gregorius, an all-star-caliber shortstop whose play has allowed Brian Cashman to shine so brightly from his comfortable seat in the front office. Didi is still relatively young (28) and acts as an irreplaceable bat in the middle of the lineup.
Michael Conforto might have been in the top five this time last year. He began the 2017 campaign hot and wound up with 27 home runs and 68 runs batted in coming from mainly the leadoff spot as an NL All-Star. He’s hitting a meager .253 with seven home runs through 47 games this season, thus, his ranking of ninth.
If we were discussing “best players,” Giancarlo Stanton would be higher. Eighth is appropriate with his massive salary and age nearing 30. No need to run down his stats. The dude’s a beast.
In the same category as Stanton is Jacob deGrom, perhaps the Mets best player. His rank in the top three in terms of the best overall player. Considering he’s 29 and almost a free agent, he comes in at No. 7.
Remember, starting pitchers have never been more devalued than they are right now. This is why the deGroms and Max Scherzers and Justin Verlanders are so valuable. But still, not as valuable as that everyday young stud.