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2015 Mets season review: Anthony Recker

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We hate to see him leave, but we love to see him walk away.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Recker, the Met most likely to get noticed by your significant other, had a down year in 2015, which turned out to be his last with the team. Recker had been the Mets' primary backup catcher since 2013. Always affable with the press, he was noted for his chiseled jawline and oft-complimented derriere.

The Mets acquired Recker off the waiver wire from the Cubs shortly after the close of the 2012 season, and since then has been a reliable, if unspectacular, backup catcher for the organization. This year, Recker had his least productive year as a Met, only appearing in 32 games for the team. Because of the Mets' young catching tandem of Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki, Recker's playing time was almost non-existent when the two young catchers were healthy.

Recker was an unlikely source of infield depth this year, as well, playing a complete game at first base in September and playing an emergency inning at third in April. While no balls were hit to him at the hot corner, he didn't embarrass himself at first base, recording nine put outs and helping turn a double play. Keith Hernandez he wasn't, but it was nice to see Recker do alright for that one game.

In 2015, Recker really struggled at the plate, hitting a career low .125/.239/.213 while striking out in 38 percent of his plate appearances. On May 14 against the Cubs, his old team, Recker hit two solo home runs in what turned out to be a 6-5 loss. Those were the entirety of Recker's home runs in 2015. He also appeared in 27 games for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s this season, and like most players with any power, he hit much better in the Pacific Coast League. He hit .245/.343/.553 with eight home runs in his time there.

Because of the Mets' catching depth, Recker was probably never going to return to the team, and he signed with the Cleveland Indians shortly after the World Series. While he didn't make a significant impact on any Mets team he played for, Recker seemed like a good guy and will be missed by Mets fans.