Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 4

Mike Stobe

Calling the Mets' position players "hitters" over the last week might be a little too generous.

Seven days ago, the Mets were still leading baseball in scoring at 5.82 runs per game. But over the last week, the team won just once in six games and mostly struggled to score runs. As a result, they're down to 5.00 runs scored per game—a precipitous drop in such a short span of time—and tied with the Detroit Tigers for fifth in the game. The Mets weren't going to lead Major League Baseball in runs forever, but they're probably not as bad as they looked this week.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Mike Baxter, OF He didn't hit much and played some terrible defense, the latter of which has been an unpleasant surprise in the early part of this Mets season.
John Buck, C Welcome back to Earth, Mr. Buck.
Marlon Byrd, OF After another poor week, Byrd owns a .290 wOBA in 75 PA on the season.
Collin Cowgill, OF He's not getting much playing time, but he's still not hitting when he does. Less Cowgill.
Ike Davis, 1B He may have hit a home run and a double, but he had only three hits and three walks. That made for a .286 OBP.
Lucas Duda, LF Still one of the team's best hitters this year, Duda struggled mightily over the past week.
Juan Lagares, OF -- Looking good in center field, Lagares hasn't had much of an opportunity to hit yet. He hasn't hit in 10 PA, though.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Murph's bat went from red hot to ice cold. He put up a .367 OPS for the week.
Anthony Recker, C He played just once but went 0-for-3 in the game with 2 K.
Ruben Tejada, SS It's strange to see him still struggling with the glove, but Tejada was one of the team's better hitters with a very nice slash line: .300/.417/.450.
Justin Turner, IF Sure, he started the season with a couple of good weeks, but Turner's been terrible for the last two.
Jordany Valdespin, OF The power was there in limited playing time, but he made too many outs.
David Wright, 3B A routine week of .400 OBP baseball for the Mets' captain.
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