The Mets’ young pitchers haven’t just acquitted themselves well on the mound, but also with their bats. In fact, as a group, Mets pitchers have been among the best in the league offensively in each of the last few years. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name the Mets’ pitchers to post the best single seasons with the bat, measured by wRC+.
wRC+ is a catchall offensive stat whereby 100 is league average, 90 is 10% worse than league average, and 110 is 10% better. To qualify for this list, the pitcher needs to have posted a single-season wRC+ of at least 50, indicating that he was about half as good as a league-average hitter. That’s pretty impressive offensive production for a pitcher. Furthermore, the pitcher needs to have done so in at least 50 plate appearances.
You’ll have four minutes for this quiz. Good luck, and remember to post your time and score in the comments!