Citi Bracket: (3) Carlos Beltran vs. (14) Brandon Nimmo
(3) Carlos Beltran – Mentored David Wright and Jose Reyes from day one. By WAR, had the second best ever season a Mets player ever had in 2006. Tied then season season record for homers and extra base hits. Set team record for runs scored in a season. Hit three homers in NLCS against Cardinals helping Mets get to Game 7 before that final at-bat. Hit last ever homer for Mets player at Shea Stadium. Had great catch on Tal’s Hill. Was a five time All-Star and three time Gold Glove winner with Mets. Stood up to Wilpons and got surgery he needed to save career. Willingly moved to right field to help team. Played at Hall of Fame level and could one day be next player inducted into Hall of Fame and possibly have number retired by team.
(14) Brandon Nimmo – Instant fan favorite for always smiling and constant hustling. Will do anything he needs to do to get on base. Mets single season leader in HBP and is 10th all-time. If he qualified, would have third best OBP in team history. Was second best hitter in NL in 2018. Returned from neck injury to have strong finish to 2019 season to show he can once again play at that level.