New York Mets: All Time "Homegrown" Team

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New York Mets: All Time
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After yesterday's look at homegrown players on Opening Day, I started to think about what the Mets All-Time Homegrown Team might look like.

To clarify, I am defining a homegrown player as someone who had their first Major League appearance in a Mets uniform.

Yes I know that a "true" homegrown would be someone who came all the way up through the Mets farm system, but honestly, I don't have the time or patience to do that level of research.

So here's my full 25-man roster:

Starting Lineup
SS - Jose Reyes (755 Games)
2B - Edgardo Alfonzo (1,086)
3B - David Wright (703)
RF - Darryl Strawberry (1,109)
C - Todd Hundley (829)
1B - Ed Kranepool (1,853)
LF - Cleon Jones (1,201)
CF - Mookie Wilson (1,116)

Bud Harrelson (1,322)
Lee Mazzilli (979)
Wally Backman (765)
John Milner (741)
Hubie Brooks (654)
Ron Hodges (666)

Tom Seaver (401 Games, 198 Wins)
Dwight Gooden (305, 157)
Jerry Koosman (376, 140)
Ron Darling (257, 99)
Jon Matlack (203, 82)

Jesse Orosco (368 Relief Appearances, 107 Saves)
Tug McGraw (325, 86)
Jeff Innis (287, 5)
Aaron Heilman (280, 9)
Roger McDowell (278, 84)
Craig Swan (184 Starts, 45 Relief)

Feel free to debate—I know there are some guys I left off (Wayne Garret, Bobby Jones, for example).

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