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Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Higher OBP than SLG

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Can you name every player in Mets history to post a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage in a season?

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When looking at players’ slash lines, you’ll notice that the overwhelming majority has a higher slugging percentage than on-base percentage. This makes sense.

For the reverse to be true, the player could really only fall into one of two categories: First, the player could post respectable power while drawing a ton of walks. In 2009, for example, Nick Johnson slugged .405; meanwhile, he got on base at a .426 clip thanks to a 17.2% walk rate that ranked third in all of baseball that year.

The second and much more common scenario is that the player simply has very little extra-base power. In 2012, for example, Jemile Weeks posted a pedestrian .305 on-base percentage while slugging an even lower .304.

For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every player in Mets history to have a season in which his on-base percentage was higher than his slugging percentage. To qualify for this list, the player needs to have qualified for a batting title, which requires 502 plate appearances.

Mets with a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage in a season.

You’ll have two minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!