Where Are They Now? 2010 Mets July Update

A month into the season, I took a look at the twenty players who were on the Mets in 2010 and playing elsewhere this season. At the beginning of June, I checked in on them again. They were all pretty bad, but let's see how they're doing now. All stats below are for the season through June 30.

In the Majors

Jeff Francoeur: .261/.308/.442, 11 HR, .333 wOBA 1.6 fWAR
Last Month: .273/.322/.478, 9 HR, .352 wOBA, 1.4 fWAR

The regression continues. Unsurprisingly, Frenchy is nowhere near as good as he was for his first month with the Royals. Speaking of which, Royals Review wrote about all the times the guy has raked at the plate immediately upon joining a new team before turning ice cold.

Hisanori Takahashi: 3.41 ERA, 3.81 FIP, 3.44 xFIP, 0.2 fWAR
Last Month: 4.84 ERA, 5.31 FIP, 4.22 xFIP, -0.4 fWAR

After struggling pretty mightily early in the season, Takahashi's been great lately for the Angels. In the month of June: 9.75 K/9 and 0.75 BB/9 were the driving forces behind his 1.02 FIP and 1.98 xFIP. His arm is missed in the Mets' bullpen, but his salary for this year, and especially next year, are not.

Rod Barajas: .220/.262/.385, 8 HR, .278 wOBA, 0.2 fWAR
Last Month: .219/.261/.390, 7 HR, .279 wOBA, 0.4 fWAR

Barajas has settled in to the lack of production he established a month ago, reducing his WAR because he's gotten more plate appearances and been just as awful in them as he was before. I've said it before but still need to point it out: the Dodgers signed him for $3.5 million after non-tendering Russell Martin, who has a .338 wOBA, 1.7 fWAR, and still looks good despite playing in Yankee Stadium III with a 111 wRC+. I look forward to watching Barajas not hit when the Mets head to Los Angeles beginning on the fourth.

Alex Cora: .239/.294/.275, 0 HR, .262 wOBA, 0.3 fWAR
Last Month:  .253/.303/.289, 0 HR, .274 wOBA, 0.3 fWAR

Omar Minaya was king of the vesting option but managed to get the Mets out of the minor one they had on Cora for 2011. Too bad the other two are much, much bigger problems.

Henry Blanco: .212/.281/.481, 4 HR, .317 wOBA, 0.4 fWAR
Last Month: .273/.333/.667, 4 HR, .406 wOBA, 0.6 fWAR

He's still only been to the plate 57 times since Miguel Montero is among the top producers at catcher this year. Even with the limited playing time, he's looking a lot more like himself at the plate than he was a month ago.

On the Disabled List

Pedro Feliciano

There's no return in sight for Perpetual Pedro, who promised to strike out Ike Davis this season. Well, that's clearly impossible now.

In the Minors

Sean Green: 2.45 ERA, 3.20 FIP (AAA)
Last Month: 5.40 ERA, 3.27 FIP, 4.26 xFIP, 0.1 fWAR (AAA)

Still toiling in the minors, Green has at least gotten better. It wouldn't be a shock for him to crack the Milwaukee bullpen again sometime this year.

Chris Carter: .277/.317/.463, 11 HR, .340 wOBA (AAA)
Last Month: .286/.328/.470, 7 HR, .349 wOBA (AAA)

Relased by the Rays, Carter is now playing for the Braves' affiliate. Still tough to see him getting called up to the big leagues, but the Braves could give him a shot to add some power off their bench.

Mike Jacobs: .292/.364/.492, 13 HR, .369 wOBA (AAA)
Last Month: .310/.391/.503, 7 HR, .391 wOBA (AAA)

Still tearing up AAA pitching, but Jacobs probably won't get a shot at the Rockies' roster until September unless Todd Helton gets hurt.

John Maine: 7.43 ERA, 5.98 FIP (AAA)
Last Month: 6.46 ERA, 5.52 FIP (AAA)

Maine left the Rockies' Triple-A team and is supposedly considering retirement.

Raul Valdes: 5.05 ERA, 3.97 FIP (AAA)
Last Month: 5.95 ERA, 4.10 FIP (AAA)

Last month, I said he was "probably nowhere near" making it up to the Cardinals, but he did, despite still pitching pretty poorly. In his one appearance so far, he struck out two in an inning of work.

Oliver Perez: 2.22 ERA, 2.62 FIP (AA)
Last Month: 0.75 ERA, 3.78 FIP (AA)

He's on the disabled list at the moment, but I wouldn't expect those numbers to stay that low, even at Double-A, as Perez was throwing his fastball at 85 mph.

Joaquin Arias:.194/.215/.272, .215 wOBA (AAA)
Last Month: .230/.242/.361, 1 HR, .265 wOBA (AAA)

Well, there's a reason this guy was traded for Francoeur.

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