Tom Seaver (1967-1976, 1983)
Well, obviously. Tops in wins (198), strikeouts (2541) and ERA (2.57) for the Mets. Three Cy Young awards. Hall of Fame. Need I go on?
Jerry Koosman (1968-1978)
Koosman was underrated. Third in wins and strikeouts. In fact, when he retired, he was in the top 10 all-time in strikeouts. He nearly won a Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year. Had he won those, he would be viewed with much more esteem.
Jesse Orosco (1979-1987)
Orosco was actually acquired for Koosman. His 2.73 ERA is second on the Mets list. His 107 saves is third.
Ron Darling (1983-1991)
Darling is fourth on the wins list with 99.
Dwight Gooden (1984-1994)
Second to Seaver in wins and strikeouts. Gooden won the Cy Young in 1985 in perhaps the best pitching year in Mets history. What might have been…
Sid Fernandez (1984-1993)
People forget how good Fernandez was for the Mets. He’s right behind Darling with 98 wins, fourth in strikeouts and his 3.14 ERA wasn’t too bad, either.
David Cone (1987-1992)
Cone had 81 wins and a 3.13 ERA in a relatively short Mets career.
John Franco (1990-2004)
Sure, he could be maddening to watch at times, but Franco is by far the Mets save leader with 276.
Al Leiter (1998-2004)
Leiter is sixth on the wins list with 95 and was one of the toughest competitors the Mets have ever had.
Johan Santana (2008-present)
When healthy, Santana has been spectacular for the Mets. His 2.88 ERA is third on the Mets list, and he might have won the Cy Young in 2008 had the Mets scored any runs for him.
Mug Shots courtesy Ultimate Mets Database