MLB Network has released its Top 100 Players Right Now, and four Mets make an appearance on the list.
Jacob deGrom leads the way for the Mets at No. 8, coming off of his second straight NL Cy Young Award. DeGrom led the National League in strikeouts with 255, and posted an 11-8 record with a sparkling 2.67 ERA. He's the second-highest pitcher ranked on the list, slotted just below new Yankees acquisition Gerrit Cole, who came in at No. 7.
Coming off of an historic rookie season, Pete Alonso debuts on the Top 100 Right Now list at No. 24. After winning NL Rookie of the Year and setting the single-season rookie home run record with 53 dingers, Alonso comes into his second season with sky-high expectations, but has done his best to downplay his personal goals early in spring training.
Jeff McNeil played just 63 games in 2018 but still managed to finish sixth in NL Rookie of the Year voting that season. He followed that up with a stellar 2019, and appears on the 2020 Top 100 list at No. 49. An All-Star last season, McNeil slashed .318/.384/.531 with 23 homers and 75 RBIs, all while making 30-plus appearances at four different positions.
Michael Conforto rounds out the group of four Mets who made the list, coming in at No. 78. The outfielder cracked the 30-home run plateau for the first time in his career in 2019, blasting 33 homers and collecting 92 RBIs. He hit .257/.363/.494 in 648 plate appearances last season.
Three-time AL MVP Mike Trout tops the list, and is followed by reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich, Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, and Alex Bregman.