Michael Conforto is on pace to have one of the best single-season offensive performances in Mets history, entering Wednesday hitting .278 with a .385 OBP and .559 SLG to go along with 27 HR in 107 games. The 24-year-old Conforto, who made his first All-Star Game appearance this season, is on pace to finish the year with 35 HR.
As Conforto comes into his own as a star, let's look back at the five best offensive seasons in team history...
Darryl Strawberry, 1987
Strawberry won the Rookie of the Year award in 1984 and was second in the MVP voting in 1988, but the 1987 campaign was arguably his best. As a 25-year-old, Strawberry hit .284/.398/.583 with 39 HR (tied for the most in his career, with 1988), 104 RBI, 32 doubles, 108 runs scored, and 36 stolen bases.
Jose Reyes, 2006
At just 23 years old, 2006 was the season Reyes put it all together as the Mets won their first N.L. East title since 1988. Reyes slashed .300/.354/.487 (the second-highest slugging percentage of his career) with 64 stolen bases, 17 triples, 19 HR, 122 runs scored, and 81 RBI. His 2007, 2008, and 2011 seasons were also tremendous.
Mike Piazza, 2000
In his third season as a Met, the 31-year-old Piazza tore the cover off the ball, hitting .324/.398/.614 with 38 HR, 26 doubles, and 113 RBI. From May of 1998 -- when he was acquired by the Mets -- to 2002 -- Piazza clubbed 170 home runs, but his 2000 campaign was his best full-season performance as a Met.
David Wright, 2007
Wright's 2006 and 2008 campaigns were also stellar, but his 2007 season stands a bit above those. As a 24-year-old, Wright hit .325/.416/.546 with 30 HR, 42 doubles, 34 stolen bases, and 107 RBI. Along the way, he made the second of five-straight All-Star games.
Carlos Beltran, 2006
We're speaking just offensive-wise for the purposes of this article, but Beltran was arguably the best all-around player the Mets ever had. And the offensive season he had in 2006 was simply extraordinary. In his second year with the Mets, the 29-year-old hit .275/.388/.594 with 41 HR (tied for the most in team history), 38 doubles, 116 RBI, 127 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases.