Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 17

Perhaps Jason Bay has finally turned things around as a Met. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Any delusions about the Mets' shot at contending for the wild card have gone out the window since the last player meter. August has been a particularly awful month thus far, and the Mets are now four games below .500. At this point, it's all about looking ahead to 2012 and beyond.

All stats below run from August 3 through August 14.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RP Believe it or not, this is Acosta's third consecutive green arrow. He allowed one run in 4.1 innings of work, striking out four.
Mike Baxter, OF
Mike from Whitestone produced a 1.098 OPS in his first thirteen trips to the plate with the Mets.
Jason Bay, LF Bay belted a pair of home runs and put up a slash of .316/.395/.526. If he keeps it up through the end of the year - a big if, no doubt - perhaps another team would take him off the Mets' hands this winter.
Pedro Beato, RP Beato was beaten around over the stretch, giving up five runs in 6.1 innings. At this point, the Mets are likely keeping him around just so he remains with the organization for 2012.
Tim Byrdak, RP Although he gave up a run over his three innings, he did his job the rest of the time just fine.
Chris Capuano, SP With a pair of nearly identical starts, Capuano saw his ERA rise despite striking out a good number of batters and barely walking any.
D.J. Carrasco, RP Outside of completely blowing the game when he replaced Mike Pelfrey in Arizona, Carrasco was decent enough as of late.
R.A. Dickey, SP Dickey wasn't dominant, but he was pretty good. Bonus points for joining Twitter.
Lucas Duda, RF It'd be nice if Duda were hitting home runs at a higher clip, but he still got on base over forty percent of the time with some pop. His bat should be good enough for right field in 2012 if the Mets need it.
Nick Evans, 1B
In very few plate appearances, he hit the ball well and drew a walk, probably because the opposing pitcher couldn't see a strike zone.
Dillon Gee, SP Gee was really hurt by the home run in his pair of starts, in which he posted an 8.10 ERA.
Scott Hairston, OF Hairston actually got some playing time but didn't produce. His .489 OPS was very un-Hairston.
Willie Harris, OF He didn't do much right, but his OBP was over .300, a minor accomplishment by his standards this year.
Ryota Igarashi, RP In 3.2 innings, he walked five batters and hit one with a pitch. Someone else from Buffalo probably gets the call to replace him very soon.
Jason Isringhausen, RP Izzy threw only two innings, but he issued no walks and didn't allow any runs.
Daniel Murphy, 1B Murphy didn't do anything wrong and was easily one of the team's best hitters, but his season came to a sudden halt when his knee was injured on August 7.
Jonathon Niese, SP It was a stretch of good process (9.24 K/9, 2.84 BB/9), mediocre results (4.97 ERA) for the Mets' best pitcher.
Angel Pagan, CF It's been an up and down year for Pagan, but he's been the team's best hitter during their very poor month of August.
Bobby Parnell, RP I'll still be lobbying for Parnell as the best reliever on the team next year, but his performance lately has not made it easy. The strikeouts are still there, but the walks were way too high.
Ronny Paulino, C Paulino didn't play much, and it's a good thing because he didn't hit much, either.
Mike Pelfrey, SP Anytime Big Pelf gets two starts for one player meter, his arrow seems to come out sideways. Thoroughly mediocre.
Jason Pridie, CF Pridie got a little more playing time than usual but struggled mightily at the plate.
Jose Reyes, SS There's been no real update on Reyes' rehab schedule.
Ruben Tejada, SS
He wasn't hitting in Buffalo since he was demoted, and then he hit about as well as he possibly could when he returned to the Mets: .280/.379/.400. He made a few awful mistakes in the field and on the bases, though.
Josh Thole, C Easily Thole's best offensive stretch of the year: .318/.375/.545.
Justin Turner, 2B Despite the .212 batting average, Turner produced a good-enough .757 OPS. He's no Irish Hammer, though.
David Wright, 3B After coming back from the disabled list on fire, Wright's struggled a little bit recently.
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