5 Mets ranked on ESPN's top 100 players list for 2024 MLB season

With no shortage of star power, five Mets players have been ranked on ESPN's top 100 MLB players list ahead of the 2024 season.

Those players:

Francisco Lindor: No. 27 
Pete Alonso: No. 32

Edwin Diaz: No. 71 

Kodai Senga: No. 75

Brandon Nimmo: No. 91

Lindor was the fifth-highest shortstop on the list, behind Trea Turner (No. 20), Bobby Witt Jr. (No. 16), Corey Seager (No. 6), and Mookie Betts (No. 4).

Betts' offensive prowess is without question, but him being listed as a shortstop comes with a bit of an asterisk. He's played in just 16 career games there, and was recently named the Los Angeles Dodgers' shortstop, with it being termed "permanent, for now."

Elsewhere on the list, Josh Hader (No. 61) was the only reliever ranked ahead of Diaz, who missed the entire 2023 season after tearing the patellar tendon in his knee during a celebration at the World Baseball Classic.

Only four teams had more top 100 players than the Mets -- the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros had eight, the Los Angeles Dodgers had seven, and the Philadelphia Phillies had six.

As far as the Mets' three former aces?

Justin Verlander, who will begin the season on the IL, was ranked No. 50.

Max Scherzer, who is expected to be out until around June after having surgery for a herniated disc, was not ranked.

Jacob deGrom, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery with eye on a summer return, was also not ranked.