The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

An article by posted on January 4, 2014

In the National League, the pitcher’s spot comes up to the plate once every nine batters. A good hitting pitcher can help himself out with the bat. So who are the best hitting pitchers the Mets have seen in their history? Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Hitting Pitchers in Mets History (minimum 100 at bats).

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10. Jonathon Niese – .167 batting average – 35 hits with 2 doubles, 1 triple and 10 RBI. He also has 22 walks and a .246 OBP.

9. Tug McGraw – .172 batting average as a Met – in the Orange and Blue, Tug had 27 hits with 6 doubles, 1 HR and 15 RBI with a .216 OBP.

8. Rick Reed – .173 batting average as a Met. He had 44 hits with 8 doubles, 2 HR and 21 RBI, and a .201 OBP.

7. R.A. Dickey – .176 average as a Met. He had 32 hits with 2 doubles and 10 RBI to go with a .198 OBP.

6. Tom Glavine – .189 as a Met. 53 Mets hits with 5 doubles, 20 RBI and a .265 OBP.

5. Sid Fernandez – .190 as a Met. 94 Mets hits with 14 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 31 RBI and a .211 OBP.

4. Dwight Gooden – .197 as a Met. 144 Mets hits with 15 doubles, 5 triples, 7 HR, 65 RBI and a .213 OBP.

3. Rick Aguilera – .203 as a Met. 28 Mets hits with 3 doubles, 3 HR, 11 RBI and a .236 OBP.

2. Jay Hook – .209 as a Met. 23 Mets hits with 1 double, 6 RBI and a .273 OBP.

1. Ray Sadecki – .213 as a Met. 34 hits as a Met with 2 doubles, 9 RBI and a .236 OBP.

On the flip side, who are the pitchers with the lowest batting averages in Mets history?

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10. Mike Scott – .100 as a Met. 11 Mets hits with 4 doubles, 5 RBI and 52 K’s in 110 AB.

9. Pat Zachry – .099 as a Met. 22 Mets hits with 4 RBI and 89 K’s in 223 AB.

7. Mike Pelfrey – .098 as a Met. 26 hits with 5 doubles, 12 RBI and 70 K’s in 264 AB.

7. Jim McAndrew – .098 as a Met. 19 Mets hits with 6 doubles, 9 RBI and 82 K’s in 194 AB.

6. John Maine – .096 as a Met. 16 Mets hits with 1 double, 1 HR, 8 RBI and 84 K’s in 166 AB.

5. Gary Gentry – .090 as a Met. 20 Mets hits with 4 doubles, 9 RBI and 155 K’s in 249 AB.

4. Al Leiter – .084 as a Met. 33 Mets hits with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 14 RBI and 208 K’s in 394 AB.

3. Roger Craig – .069 as a Met. 10 Mets hits with 2 RBI with 72 K’s in 145 AB.

2. Glendon Rusch – .058 as a Met. 6 Mets hits with 6 RBI and 42 K’s in 104 AB.

1. Mark Clark – .045 as a Met. 5 Mets hits with 1 double, 1 HR, 4 RBI and 45 K’s in 112 AB.

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Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at metsfanontwitter@aol.com

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