Between Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Jose Reyes, the Mets have a healthy mix of switch hitters throughout their lineup. In fact, those switch hitters represent three of the team’s top six leaders in plate appearances this year. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every switch hitter in Mets history with at least 250 hits.
The Mets got excellent production from their switch hitters in 2016. Walker led the pack with a .282/.347/.476 batting line (122 wRC+), while supplying 23 home runs, 55 RBIs, and 3.7 fWAR. Cabrera’s debut season in New York went nearly as well, as the shortstop hit .280/.336/.474 (119 wRC+) with 23 long balls, 62 RBIs, and 3.0 fWAR. Reyes returned to the Mets in July and had a strong bounce back year, hitting .267/.326/.443 (108 wRC+) with eight homers, nine stolen bases, 45 runs scored, and 1.3 fWAR in 60 games. Although none of the three players has been quite as productive this year, the Mets hope that Walker and Reyes continue their hot hitting, while Cabrera returns to action soon.
You’ll have four minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!