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Top 5 New York Mets Players in First Half of 2014

Top 5 New York Mets in First Half of 2014

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The 2014 MLB season has already reached the halfway point as the All-Star Game is less than two weeks away. Although the New York Mets have played poorly thus far in 2014, several players have stood out in a positive manner. Here are the top 5 New York Mets so far this season.

5. Jenrry Mejia

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5. Jenrry Mejia

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Jenrry Mejia began the 2014 regular season in the starting rotation for the Mets. After a few poor outings, Mejia was sent to the bullpen. While in the bullpen Mejia earned the role of closer and has performed masterfully, converting 8-of-9 save opportunities and giving up few runs.

4. Bartolo Colon

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4. Bartolo Colon

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When the Mets signed a 40-year-old pitcher to a two-year deal in the offseason, many laughed at the team. However, at age 41 now, Colon has been one of the most reliable pitchers on the team. Colon has been a workhorse, eating up innings to give the bullpen much-needed rest.

3. David Wright

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3. David Wright

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David Wright is the third best player on the Mets at this point in the 2014 season, and that's one of the main reasons why the team is in the basement of the NL East. While Wright has not produced terrible numbers this season, he has struggled at times and has missed games lately due to a shoulder injury. Despite the underperforming, Wright is still the focal point of the Mets' offense as most of the others in the lineup are terrible.

2. Daniel Murphy

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2. Daniel Murphy

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Daniel Murphy missed the beginning of the season on paternity leave, but he seems to have found a way to make up for lost time. Murphy is currently batting .300 and leads the National League in hits with 104 as he has been the most consistently reliable hitter in the Mets lineup this season.

1. Jonathon Niese

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1. Jonathon Niese

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With Matt Harvey out for the entire season following Tommy John surgery, Jonathon Niese is the acting ace of the rotation in 2014. Niese has filled in quite well with his 2.88 ERA. Additionally, 13 of his 16 outings this season have been quality starts.

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