Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/22/13
With eight games remaining in the 2013 season, Wilmer Flores has 96 PA here in his MLB debut. His production has been nothing to write home about; however, the fact that he’s in the majors at such a young age is certainly enough for us to sit up and take notice. Let’s take a look into Mets’ history and see which players came up and produced 100 PA or more in their rookie season at age 22 or younger. There have been 30 seasons in franchise history to meet these parameters, by 28 different players. Some of the biggest names in franchise history, like Jose Reyes, Darryl Strawberry and David Wright, came up and saw significant time at a young age. But it’s not all sunshine and lollipops, as Kevin Collins, Fernando Martinez and Billy Murphy area also on the list. Let’s break them up into five groups of six, sorted by their OPS+: Group A 1988 Gregg Jefferies (178), Strawberry (134), Wright (119), John Milner (119), 1982 Wally Backman (115), 1980 Backman (115) Group B Ron Hunt (110), 1...
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