Next up in the off day wins above replacement (WAR) series is the first base position. Here are the top 10 seasons in Mets history per Sean Smith's WAR database:
And the bottom 10:
Some quick notes:
- Keith Hernandez and John Olerud are two of my favorite players ever, and it's no surprise they dominate this list. If the Hall of Fame voters valued defense as they should, Keith would have received more consideration.
- Dave "Mr. OBP" Magadan. Nice 1990 season for Dave.
- The bottom 10 list is filled with some beloved characters in Mets history (Ed Kranepool, Mike Piazza, Marv Throneberry) and others not so beloved (Dave Kingman). Mo Vaughn was memorable for his fatness and the Mo-Licious sandwich, but his on-field performance was quite poor.