Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 8

Al Bello

The Mets' hitters have been atrocious of late, but a few of them were good this week.

There was a time that the Mets led the National League in runs scored per game, but that doesn't even seem possible given the way things have gone over the past few weeks. Now, the Mets have averaged 4.04 runs per game, which ranks eighth and is exactly the same as the National League average.

As a team, the Mets now have a .297 wOBA, which ranks 27th in all of baseball. Their park-adjusted 89 wRC+ isn't much better, either, at 24th. This week's meter covers games from May 20 through 26.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Rick Ankiel, OF Despite a few extra-base hits, Ankiel looked a lot more like himself with 7 K and a .286 OBP.
Mike Baxter, OF He barely played, but Mike from Whitestone went 1-for-5 with a walk.
John Buck, C Buck might have only hit .222, but his home run and .777 OPS wasn't bad for a catcher.
Marlon Byrd, OF He's been better than almost anyone expected this season, but he was an out-making machine this week.
Ike Davis, 1B His well-timed go-ahead single aside, Davis had another terrible week, this time with a .476 OPS.
Lucas Duda, LF After a rough stretch, Duda hit .391/.440/.652 with a home run. The defense won't ever be good, but he still has a .363 wOBA on the year, which isn't bad at all.
Juan Lagares, OF He only started one game and appeared in three others as a defensive replacement, but Lagares didn't reach base in 4 plate appearances.
Daniel Murphy, 2B With 7 singles, 2 doubles, and 1 walk, Murphy had a pretty good, if unspectacular, week.
Anthony Recker, C In his lone start of the week, Recker got on base once with a walk but didn't reach otherwise.
Ruben Tejada, SS One of the biggest disappointments of the first two months of the season has been Tejada's inability to hit.
Justin Turner, IF With 3 singles in 9 plate appearances, Turner's slash line was .333/.333/.333. The .666 OPS goes well with his hair.
Jordany Valdespin, OF JV1 finds a way to get his OBP in the .280s every week. This week, it was .286.
David Wright, 3B A rare poor week for the Mets' best player.
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