Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 15

Carlos Beltran may be gone, but we still get to watch these guys play every day. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Mets entered play a week ago one game over .500 with Carlos Beltran on the team and woke up this morning two games over .500 with Beltran heading to Philadelphia to join his new team, the San Francisco Giants. As has been the case for most of the season, the team continues its game of .500 Pong.

All stats below run from July 21 through July 27.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RP For the week, Acosta looked liked the 2010 version of himself, striking out five in four innings of work and allowing only one run.
Jason Bay, LF I don't even know what to say anymore.
Pedro Beato, RP Mr. Rule 5 had a hard time throwing strikes and walked three batters while only recording four outs. It's probably just a hiccup, but it's something to watch down the stretch.
Carlos Beltran, RF It may not have been his best week of the year, but Beltran posted a .429 OBP and netted the Mets a top notch prospect in Zack Wheeler. He'll be sorely missed by Mets fans.
Tim Byrdak, RP I thought Byrdak would be decent this year, but his excellence has been a pleasant surprise. His three appearances added up to one scoreless inning.
Chris Capuano, SP The strikeouts were there, but so were the walks and a pair of dingers, making this a Crapuano week.
D.J. Carrasco, RP Good process (4 K, 0 BB), awful results (3 IP, 3 R) made for another frustrating week with D.J. His track record is better than this.
R.A. Dickey, SP Dickey be praised. After a rough start to the year, Dickey is back to his old tricks, walking almost nobody while throwing a knuckleball.
Lucas Duda, RF If ever there were a good time to start hitting home runs, it would be after Carlos Beltran departed. Duda hit his first and second long balls of the year and will have plenty more chances as he's now the starting right fielder.
Dillon Gee, SP Gee threw one five-inning start that was neither good nor bad, truly earning him the blue side arrow.
Scott Hairston, OF After tearing the cover off the ball last week, dude only got two plate appearances this week. Weak.
Willie Harris, OF He drew a couple of walks, but those were the only times he didn't make outs.
Ryota Igarashi, RP Having allowed two runs in two innings, Igarashi gets the side arrow for his success in the four innings of patchwork bullpen victory in Cincinnati.
Jason Isringhausen, RP It's a good thing that Isringhausen's best weeks have come after he given the all-important title of Closer.
Daniel Murphy, 1B The Irish Hammer pulls a Reyes and stays on fire for the second week in a row. His 1.105 OPS came without any home runs.
Jonathon Niese, SP One good start, one bad start, but all signs indicate that Niese is still pitching like the best pitcher on the team. 9.82 K/9 this week and 2.45 BB/9. He'll be fine.
Angel Pagan, CF He's been battling dehydration or fatigue, whichever term you prefer, and has struggled at the plate.
Bobby Parnell, RP Mr. Fastball has been a bit shaky lately, and keeping his walks down is key to his game. He didn't do that this week.
Ronny Paulino, C Terry Collins clearly favors using Paulino based on who's pitching for the Mets instead of their opponent. That exposes Paulino to righties, against whom he stinks.
Mike Pelfrey, SP Would you expect anything other than one bad start and one complete game? Pelfrey's pitch-to-contact ways can result in wildly different outcomes.
Jason Pridie, CF In limited playing time, Pridie has provided more offense than can reasonably be expected of him. He's quietly been a solid member of the Mets' bench.
Jose Reyes, SS That Reyes' .828 OPS over this stretch has felt like a bit of a letdown speaks volumes to how incredible he has been this year.
Josh Thole, C In eleven trips to the plate, Thole didn't do a whole lot.
Justin Turner, 2B I knew Turner had been hitting better lately, but until putting this table together, I had no idea his OPS in the past week was 1.020.
David Wright, 3B TRAID DAVID WRONG! Since his return, Wright's put up a gaudy .429/.414/.750 slasher with a couple bombs and some opposite-field doubles.
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