Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 7

Jeff Curry

The Mets had another mediocre week at the plate as they visited the Cardinals and Cubs.

On their seven-game road trip over the last week, the Mets scored a total of 23 runs, an average of 3.28 runs per game. The team continues to slide down the run-scoring rankings in the National League, now sitting 6th in the league at 4.24 runs per game this season. If the team's hitters don't turn things around soon, they'll soon be at or below the league average of 4.08 runs per game.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Rick Ankiel, OF -- It's hard to figure out why the Mets signed Ankiel in the first place, but of course he had an excellent first week with the team. The guy hit 2 home runs and put together a 1.033 OPS.
Mike Baxter, OF On-base percentage is Baxter's biggest strength as a hitter, but it was just .133 over the last seven days.
John Buck, C Buck actually drew four walks in the six games he played, but he hit .211 and had no extra-base hits. He also got thrown out attempting to steal second base.
Marlon Byrd, OF Byrd only started two games but played in four and hit very well. That he threw out a would-be tying rub at home plate in Chicago was a bonus.
Ike Davis, 1B Shaun Marcum had more hits than Ike Davis on the road trip. Ike had a .122 OPS and looked shaky in the field at times.
Lucas Duda, OF Duda has been one of the Mets' best hitters this year, but the putrid week he had the plate on this road trip was his worst all year.
Juan Lagares, OF With Ankiel on the team, Lagares is slated to platoon in center field. His first big league home run was well timed, tying the game in Chicago yesterday.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Following a long slump, Murphy had one of his best weeks of the year, posting a .500/.517/.857 slash line, including 2 HR and 4 doubles.
Anthony Recker, C He went 0-for-4 in his lone appearance of the week.
Ruben Tejada, SS Tejada played plenty on the road trip but hit just .125 with no walks and no extra-base hits. Among qualified shortstops, Tejada's .256 wOBA on the season is the second-worst in baseball.
Justin Turner, IF Turner didn't so much as reach first base in 10 plate appearances, striking out 4 times in the process.
Jordany Valdespin, OF Valdespin's consistently sub-.300 OBP is a lot less palatable when he's not hitting for power.
David Wright, 3B Wright bounced back nicely from a pedestrian week at the plate with a home run and a .950 OPS.

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