The New York Mets Hall of Heroes
Qualifications

The second avenue to achieve enshrinement in the New York Mets Hall of Heroes
is to have been named one of the single-season Hitters or Pitchers of the Year by Rounding Third--
also expanded by Linear Weights calculations, and now corrected by HoY/PoY.

Both the Rounding Third and the Linear Weights calculations
have been expanded to include second-place finishers who missed
winning outright by less than 1% of their total score.
All players are shown who would have qualified via any of the means, and
those whose names are in bold print are now recognized as the single-season champions
using the combined calculation (HoY/PoY).

See the notes at the bottom of the page for information about the calculations.

Hitters of the Year

Year

Player

R3

LW

HoY

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887
1887
1887

Candy Nelson

Dave Orr

Dave Orr

Dave Orr

Paul Radford
Dave Orr
Darby O'Brien

219.47 

319.09 

301.85 

378.13 

318.68 
339.87 
338.94 

6.46 

29.51 

28.79 

41.00 

41.26 
32.94 
32.87 

28.41 

61.42 

58.97 

78.81 

73.13 
66.93 
66.76 

1962
1962

1963
1963

1964

1965

1966
1966

Frank Thomas
 Richie Ashburn

Ron Hunt
Duke Snider

Joe Christopher

Johnny Lewis

Ed Kranepool
Ken Boyer

411.28 
384.01 

366.63 
306.49 

417.03 

363.29 

356.84 
358.91 

25.09 
24.89 

7.36 
8.75 

25.35 

2.46 

3.50 
2.44 

66.22 
63.29 

44.02 
39.40 

67.05 

38.79 

39.18 
38.33 

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

Tommy Davis

Cleon Jones

Cleon Jones

Tommie Agee

Cleon Jones

392.64 

400.52 

453.96 

407.84 

429.50 

18.31 

16.67 

41.40 

26.21 

30.08 

57.57 

56.72 

86.80 

66.99 

73.03 

1972
1972
1972

1973

1974
1974

1975

1976

John Milner
Rusty Staub
Tommie Agee

Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub
Cleon Jones

Rusty Staub

John Milner

318.67 
224.05 
331.39 

389.93 

378.33 
383.20 

410.86 

406.11 

10.31 
12.39 
-2.04 

20.87 

 15.62 
 12.91 

30.67 

16.33 

42.18 
34.80 
31.10 

59.86 

53.45 
49.44 

71.76 

56.94 

1977
1977

1978
 

1979

1980

1981

Len Randle
Steve Henderson

Lee Mazzilli
John Stearns

Lee Mazzilli

Lee Mazzilli

Dave Kingman

394.91 
335.63 

394.10 
389.87 

426.37 

401.88 

254.97 

18.63 
21.26 

18.18 
18.20 

40.71 

29.53 

13.59 

58.12 
54.82 

57.59 
57.19 

83.35 

69.72 

39.09 

1982
1982

1983
1983

1984

1985

1986
1986

Dave Kingman
John Stearns

Darryl Strawberry
Keith Hernandez

Keith Hernandez

Darryl Strawberry

Keith Hernandez
Darryl Strawberry

359.71 
293.23 

399.44 
331.25 

430.98 

442.07 

431.24 
434.24 

4.27 
10.20 

24.41 
24.81 

39.39 

39.50 

39.94 
32.52 

40.24 
39.52 

64.35 
57.93 

82.49 

83.71 

83.06 
75.94 

1987

1988

1989

1990
1990

1991

Darryl Strawberry

Darryl Strawberry

Howard Johnson

Darryl Strawberry
Dave Magadan

Howard Johnson

492.53 

451.73 

465.92 

441.34 
438.70 

437.83 

61.97 

44.40 

55.39 

36.69 
36.03 

36.93 

111.22 

89.57 

101.98 

80.82 
79.90 

80.71 

1992

1993

1994

1995
1995

1996

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla

Bobby Bonilla
Rico Brogna

Bernard Gilkey

391.23 

438.82 

307.17 

343.41 
368.78 

479.64 

14.60 

32.48 

26.08 

29.89 
22.00 

54.76 

53.72 

76.36 

56.80 

64.23 
58.88 

102.72 

1997
1997

1998

1999
1999

2000
2000

2001

John Olerud
Todd Hundley

John Olerud

John Olerud
Mike Piazza

Edgardo Alfonzo
Mike Piazza

Mike Piazza

446.05 
473.32 

501.23 

449.64 
472.57 

485.38 
508.16 

480.17 

42.82 
40.03 

68.01 

53.68 
43.90 

59.11 
54.57 

46.14 

87.43 
87.36 

118.13 

98.64 
91.16 

107.65 
105.39 

94.16 

2002

2003

2004
2004

2005

2006

Mike Piazza

Cliff Floyd

Mike Piazza
Mike Cameron

David Wright

Carlos Beltran

450.36 

374.70 

404.46 
400.48 

457.63 

493.02 

33.35 

28.77 

20.95 
20.20 

47.43 

58.96 

78.39 

66.24 

61.40 
60.25 

93.19 

108.26 

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

David Wright

David Wright

David Wright

David Wright

Jose Reyes

483.26 

463.86 

420.02 

429.86 

440.28 

70.60 

57.11 

34.52 

34.21 

42.87 

118.93 

103.50 

76.52 

77.20 

86.90 

2012

2013

2014

2015
2015

2016

David Wright

David Wright

Lucas Duda

Curtis Granderson
Lucas Duda

Yoenis Cespedes

443.42 

443.06 

416.43 

411.91 
420.77 

443.70 

41.38 

37.54 

26.00 

29.70 
24.60 

32.62 

85.72 

81.85 

67.64 

70.89 
66.68 

76.99 

2017

Michael Conforto

411.30 

35.01 

76.14 

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Two notes about pitchers:

(1) In the Rounding Third method of evaluating season scores, a lower number is better.

(2) In the Linear Weights method, you may see some unusual names listed.
In the early years of Met history, pitching was so uniformly bad that some pitchers
led the team in Linear Weights simply by being the least terrible for the season!

Pitchers of the Year

Year

Pitcher

R3

LW

PoY

1883

1884

1885

1886
1886

1887
1887

Tim Keefe

Tim Keefe

Ed Cushman

Ed Cushman
John Shaffer

Jack Lynch
Bill Fagan

1.07 

0.98 

1.37 

1.53 
2.86 

2.14 
3.62 

60.97 

52.88 

9.76 

11.48 
11.37 

-16.86 
1.45 

122.02 

115.68 

64.87 

63.27 
36.69 

22.84 
11.61 

1962
1962
1962

1963

1964
1964

1965
1965

1966

Al Jackson
Roger Craig
Galen Cisco

Carl Willey

Galen Cisco
Ron Locke

Jack Fisher
Dennis Musgraves

Dennis Ribant

2.00 
2.00 
3.83 

1.59 

1.76 
3.28 

1.84 
3.36 

1.47 

-11.73 
-14.85 
1.46 

3.90 

-1.82 
0.21 

-11.22 
5.29 

8.96 

30.75 
27.64 
7.27 

46.01 

36.79 
8.44 

23.93 
9.99 

54.75 

1967

1968
1968

1969

1970

1971

Tom Seaver

Jerry Koosman
Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver

1.48 

1.26 
1.16 

1.10 

1.33 

1.04 

16.99 

26.60 
24.25 

42.33 

39.80 

54.48 

57.11 

58.78 
58.37 

80.75 

78.86 

94.45 

1972
1972

1973

1974

1975

1976
1976

Jon Matlack
Tug McGraw

Tom Seaver

Jon Matlack

Tom Seaver

Tom Seaver
Jerry Koosman

1.38 
1.31 

1.12 

1.41 

1.22 

1.32 
1.28 

30.53 
20.63 

50.93 

35.72 

38.76 

27.39 
22.19 

66.91 
58.52 

93.25 

75.46 

81.87 

60.08 
55.59 

1977

1978

1979

1980
1980

1981
1981

Nino Espinosa

Craig Swan

Craig Swan

Pat Zachry
Jeff Reardon

Pete Falcone
Mike Scott

1.63 

1.31 

1.54 

1.61 
2.10 

1.68 
1.69 

10.89 

26.24 

12.16 

10.87 
12.13 

9.97 
-6.26 

47.30 

71.60 

54.87 

50.64 
42.10 

45.77 
29.34 

1982
1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

Craig Swan
Jesse Orosco

Jesse Orosco

Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden

Bob Ojeda

1.53 
2.22 

1.56 

1.28 

0.93 

1.25 

4.53 
10.73 

26.37 

23.96 

63.36 

27.83 

49.00 
41.38 

66.59 

68.35 

107.42 

65.61 

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

Dwight Gooden

David Cone

Sid Fernandez

Frank Viola

David Cone

1.47 

1.19 

1.28 

1.37 

1.56 

17.45 

31.68 

16.05 

31.14 

10.13 

57.81 

66.83 

54.35 

68.57 

45.31 

1992

1993
1993

1994

1995
1995
1995
1995

1996

Sid Fernandez

Dwight Gooden
Sid Fernandez

Bret Saberhagen

Bret Saberhagen
Jason Isringhausen

Bobby Jones
Dave Mlicki

Mark Clark

1.34 

1.61 
1.91 

1.23 

1.98 
2.19 
1.80 
1.78 

1.60 

18.48 

13.67 
14.72 

29.15 

10.09 
14.19 
-0.12 
-1.38 

18.56 

60.18 

52.86 
47.82 

77.77 

40.36 
40.12 
33.60 
32.73 

62.24 

1997

1998

1999
1999

2000
2000

2001
2001

Rick Reed

Al Leiter

Armando Benitez
Masato Yoshii

Al Leiter
Mike Hampton

Al Leiter
Kevin Appier

1.32 

1.31 

2.06 
1.75 

1.49 
1.65 

1.56 
1.57 

30.45 

37.92 

23.52 
3.16 

33.00 
35.98 

21.75 
18.12 

75.17 

80.87 

55.83 
41.81 

76.17 
75.98 

59.95 
56.15 

2002
2002

2003
2003

2004

2005

2006
2006

Al Leiter
Steve Trachsel

Steve Trachsel
David Weathers

Al Leiter

Pedro Martinez

Billy Wagner
Tom Glavine

1.67 
1.75 

1.67 
2.70 

1.69 

1.19 

 1.77 
1.68 

14.31 
14.31 

11.33 
11.69 

20.97 

33.75 

18.09 
14.78 

52.29 
50.75 

56.49 
36.33 

61.82 

79.08 

54.01 
52.51 

2007
2007

2008

2009

2010
2010

2011

Oliver Perez
John Maine

Johan Santana

Johan Santana

R. A. Dickey
Johan Santana

R. A. Dickey

1.66 
1.66 

1.34 

1.52 

1.48 
1.49 

1.64 

17.12 
11.01 

45.96 

19.59 

23.06 
23.11 

12.45 

57.65 
51.53 

92.05 

67.03 

64.57 
64.52 

50.68 

2012

2013

2014
2014
2014

2015

2016

R. A. Dickey

Matt Harvey

Jacob deGrom
Jon Niese
Bartolo Colon

Jacob deGrom

Noah Syndergaard

1.22 

1.14 

1.66 
1.67 
1.66 

1.20 

1.39 

31.29 

28.91 

15.07 
5.32 
-9.72 

28.77 

31.89 

78.12 

77.21 

48.66 
38.86 
23.95 

67.22 

70.85 

2017

Jacob deGrom

1.53 

18.09 

54.17 

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Notes on the calculations used:

1. The Rounding Third calculation for batters compares teammates within the same team for relative value to the club, and places an emphasis on being a starting player. The formula is essentially (OBP+SLG)*(team games*3.1) for batters who achieved at least (team games*3.1) plate appearances. For players who did not reach (team games*3.1) plate appearances, the formula is (OBP+SLG)*(plate appearances).

2. The Linear Weights calculation for batters compares players' performances against established values which would apply to any player on any team, and recognizes quality of performance without regard to "qualification" as a starter. Therefore, if all of a team's starters are uniformly bad, a good season by a part-time player could identify him as the "best" player on a team. The formula I used to calculate Linear Weights is slightly modified from the official version, which was more complicated than I could easily calculate. It is (.47)1B+(.78)2B+(1.09)3B+(1.4)HR+(.33)(BB+HBP)+(.3)SB-(.6)CS-(.25)(AB-H).

3. The Rounding Third calculation for pitchers is so convoluted that I'm not even going to bother printing it here, but suffice it to say that, like its companion measurement for hitters, it tends to favor starting pitchers over relievers, in particular due to the number of innings pitched. Unlike Linear Weights, however, there is no possibility of a negative score, so if a pitcher racks up a batch of innings with any degree of success at all, he's got a shot. What may be most surprising about the Rounding Third calculation for pitchers is the degree of agreement between that and Linear Weights, at least when it comes to naming the "best" for any given year.

4. The Linear Weights calculation for pitchers, which again compares performances against values which would apply to any pitcher throughout history, is quite simple: IP*(league ERA/9)-ER.