Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 13

Because there can never be too many photos of R.A. Dickey. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Despite injuries to their three best infielders, the Mets entered the All Star break a game above .500 and close enough to the Wild Card to keep things interesting for the at least the next few weeks. They'll almost certainly make some trades - the departure of Francisco Rodriguez seems inevitable - but probably won't be waving the white flag in doing so.

Stats below cover July 1 through July 10.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta A surprisingly good week: 3 K, 1 BB, 0 runs. Acostalypse Later?
Jason Bay, LF Bay hit a pair of home runs but then went back to looking like he has for most of his time with the Mets.
Pedro Beato, RP 4.2 innings without allowing an earned run, and he's in line for the higher leverage situations when the Mets inevitably trade Frankie Rodriguez.
Carlos Beltran, RF .316/.422/.579 says it all. Another great week for one of the Mets' best position players of all time.
Taylor Buchholz, RP We learned that Buchholz is dealing with depression and anxiety. Here's hoping he gets well soon.
Tim Byrdak, RP With four more good appearances, he might net something of use at the trade deadline.
Chris Capuano, SP He struggled a bit with control this week: six walks in twelve innings. Two starts of 3.00 ERA pitching is nothing to sneeze at, though.
D.J. Carrasco, RP A truly meh week, as he didn't do anything great or awful.
Ike Davis, 1B At least there's a shot he'll return this year.
R.A. Dickey, SP Twelve more innings of great work by Dickey. His early-season struggles are far behind him.
Lucas Duda Not a great week at the plate for Duda, and his home run power from Buffalo has not appeared in the big leagues.
Nick Evans The invisible man finally got a hit and then hit a home run.
Dillon Gee, SP He got roughed up a bit in two starts to the tune of a 6.39 ERA. He was due for some regression for a while so this shouldn't be too alarming.
Scott Hairston, OF He didn't play much, but when he did play, he hit a huge home run off Brian Wilson.
Willie Harris, OF Smallest sample size ever, but hey, a 1.667 OPS.
Jason Isringhausen, RP No strikeouts in three innings of work, but he also didn't allow a run.
Fernando Martinez A lone plate appearance before he was sent back to Buffalo.
Daniel Murphy, 2B In the current lineup, Murphy's one of the team's better hitters. If everyone gets healthy, second base is his job to lose.
Jon Niese, SP His 5.40 ERA over this span was inflated by Terry Collins' use of him out of the bullpen. He pitched quite well with 8.8 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 in two starts and that relief apperance.
Angel Pagan, CF He didn't do much at the plate, made a couple strange plays in center field, and had a pretty bad stretch. One highlight: 5 stolen bases without getting caught stealing.
Bobby Parnell, RP 6 K in 4.2 IP, no walks, and only one run allowed. Parnell looks like the team's next closer - assuming they don't abandon the concept of a closer - when Rodriguez is traded.
Ronny Paulino As bas this week as he was good last week: .465 OPS sums it up.
Mike Pelfrey, SP Big Pelf may not be exciting to watch pitch, but he threw twelve innings and got very good results, namely a 1.50 ERA.
Jason Pridie, CF Only got to the plate three times and didn't get on base.
Jose Reyes, SS He was still hitting in his six at-bats before his hamstring injury, but then there was the whole hamstring injury thing.
Francisco Rodriguez, RP Rodriguez has been in fine form lately, and it'd be great for his trade value if he stays that way for a bit longer.
Ruben Tejada He's not hitting much, but Tejada drew eight walks, good enough to have a .359 OBP despite only have a .194 average.
Josh Thole, C Thole got fewer trips to the plate than Paulino but put up a .294/.400/.353 line. If he did that the rest of the way, he'd be a decent hitter for his position.
Justin Turner, 2B Earlier this year, some may have preferred his bat to that of Murphy, but his .668 OPS lately serves as a reminder that Turner is still establishing himself at this level.
David Wright, 3B Wright should be back sooner than later and would provide a huge boost, obviously. Or he'll destroy the clubhouse upon his return, if you're into that kind of thing.
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