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Last month, I checked in on the twenty players who donned a Mets uniform in 2010 but are no longer with the organization. I promised to check back in on the ones who are still playing with big league teams or their minor league affiliates to see if they're making us miss them yet. My guess: probably not.
All stats below are for the season through May 31. The "last month" stats were each player's stats as of May 2. Also, I've switched to fWAR for everyone and cut down the pitching stats to ERA/FIP/xFIP for the sake of simplicity.
Jeff Francoeur: .273/.322/.478, 9 HR, .352 wOBA, 1.4 fWAR
Last Month: .308/.350/.579, 6 HR, .402 wOBA, 1.5 rWAR
Frenchy's regression to his career norms has begun, and although his numbers on the season still look good by his standards, he's still very likely to end up right around his career .316 wOBA by season's end.
Hisanori Takahashi: 4.84 ERA, 5.31 FIP, 4.22 xFIP, -0.4 fWAR
Last Month: 3.65 ERA, 5.08 FIP, 4.12 xFIP, 0.2 rWAR
He's still only thrown 22.1 innings, but Takahashi's ERA quickly rose towards his FIP compared to a month ago. He's stranded fewer runners than before, but his strikeout and walk numbers have each very slightly improved. xFIP says he's been unlucky with the home runs.
Rod Barajas: .219/.261/.390, 7 HR, .279 wOBA, 0.4 fWAR
Last Month:.202/.250/.393, 5 HR, .272 wOBA, 0.1 rWAR
Not much has changed here. The Dodgers are still paying almost as much for Rod as the Yankees are paying Russell Martin, and Rod's still Rod. To recap the series of events: Mets trade subpar catcher to Dodgers, Dodgers let much better catcher walk, Yankees sign said better catcher, and he excels.
Alex Cora: .253/.303/.289, 0 HR, .274 wOBA, 0.3 fWAR
Last Month: .175/.233/.225, 0 HR, .212 wOBA, 0.0 rWAR
A positive fWAR for Cora kind of makes me wonder about the definition of replacement level, but I suppose he had an alright month given how much his average and on-base percentage improved.
Henry Blanco: .273/.333/.667, 4 HR, .406 wOBA, 0.6 fWAR
Last Month: .000/.091/.000, .063 wOBA, -0.1 rWAR
Miguel Montero still gets the grand majority of the playing time, but for 36 plate appearances, that's fairly impressive for Blanco. The most home runs he ever hit in a season was 10 back in 2004 with the Twins, and it'll be fun to see whether or not he can surpass that mark.
Feliciano is trying plasma therapy to recover from his shoulder injury. I still can't believe his arm didn't fall off during his time with the Mets so I'd be shocked to see him pitch for the Yankees this season.
Sean Green: 5.40 ERA, 3.27 FIP, 4.26 xFIP, 0.1 fWAR (AAA)
Last Month: 6.75 ERA, 3.83 FIP, 4.97 xFIP, -0.4 rWAR
Green earned the DFA from the Brew Crew a few weeks back, but in 13.2 innings at AAA, he's got a 3.29 ERA and 3.20 FIP so it wouldn't be surprising to see him back in the big leagues this summer.
Chris Carter: .286/.328/.470, 7 HR, .349 wOBA (AAA)
Last Month: .329/.359/.482, 2 HR
I couldn't see him cracking the Rays' roster a month ago, and that hasn't changed with his overall drop in performance.
Well, he hasn't been quite as good as he was to begin the year, but he's still clearly having no trouble hitting AAA pitching.
Maine's walking batters way too often, and unless there's some drastic improvement, I can't see him pitching for the Rockies this year. Since he's out of the division, I'll be rooting for him.
He's going in the right direction, but he's probably nowhere near getting the call from the Cardinals.
Oliver Perez: 0.75 ERA, 3.78 FIP (AA)
LOLie is pitching at AA in the Nationals organization, but I doubt anyone is excited about the results. Even at that level, there is no way he can maintain a 1.5 BB/9 rate.
Yeah, that's not going to get him back to the big leagues.