Five Mets were ranked among ESPN's top 100 MLB players list 2020, a list that was compiled by polling 40 "writers, analysts, contributors, and insiders."
The Mets who made the list:
Michael Conforto, No. 100
Jeff McNeil, No. 76
Noah Syndergaard, No. 51
Pete Alonso, No. 20
Jacob deGrom, No. 3
Freddie Freeman, who came in at No. 17, was the only first baseman ranked higher than Alonso.
Former Met Zack Wheeler, who signed a huge deal with the Phillies in the offseason, came in at No. 83
Among the other Mets who made the list, it can be argued that McNeil -- who hit .318/.384/.531 last season -- should've been higher on the list. If he has a 2020 season similar to what he did in 2019, he certainly will be higher on next year's version.
Noticeably absent from the list was Edwin Diaz, who went from being arguably the best reliever in baseball in 2018 to a huge disappointment in 2019 during what was his first season with the Mets.
As Diaz looks to rebound this season, he knows all eyes will be on him.