Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 11 — David Wright is great, Marlon Byrd hits three home runs

Jim McIsaac

The Mets' offense was mostly terrible again this week, though Marlon Byrd and David Wright were fantastic.

It is no secret that run scoring is not the Mets' strength this year, and the team continued to mostly flail at the plate over its last six games. Their rate of 3.88 runs scored per game ranks 10th in the National League, a notch below the league average of 4.11. Things could be worse—the Marlins have scored just 3.13 runs per game—but the Mets might fall even lower in the rankings given the way they've hit for the last several weeks.

This week's player meter covers the six games the Mets played between June 10 and 16.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
John Buck, C Although he was sure to fall from the .905 OPS he had on May 3, Buck has come all the way down to .686. This week, he had just one extra-base hit and a .300 OBP.
Marlon Byrd, OF Byrd, who looks an awful lot like 2012 Scott Hairston, hit 3 home runs this week and now has 11 on the year in just 185 plate appearances.
Collin Cowgill, OF -- He doubled in his only plate appearance. Hooray!
Lucas Duda, LF He didn't do anything particularly great, but he hit a home run and got on base at a moderate clip.
Juan Lagares, OF Lagares is making center field look easier than it is, but he managed just a .666 OPS at the plate.
Daniel Murphy, 2B/1B It wasn't a good week for Murphy, as evidenced by his .541 OPS.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF He really looked dreadful at the plate before hitting a no-doubt home run to give the Mets a walk-off win yesterday.
Omar Quintanilla, SS Even a home run from the shortstop couldn't save him from the red arrow. His .105 OBP on the week was far more significant and, of course, really bad.
Anthony Recker, C Hitless in his only start, Recker's hard to judge since he barely ever plays.
Josh Satin, IF -- 0-for-3 strictly in pinch hitting duty, Satin didn't give us any reasons to #HAIL just yet.
Ruben Tejada, SS The latest on Tejada is that he's been fielding ground balls hit directly at him and running on a submerged treadmill. So he's still a ways away.
Justin Turner, IF To make up for his lousy week at the plate, Turner stepped up his pie game, using an actual pie on Kirk Nieuwenhuis yesterday afternoon.
Jordany Valdespin, 2B/OF With Ike Davis trying to work things out in Las Vegas, Valdespin got a whopping 23 plate appearances while playing second base. He drew no walks and ended up with a .260 OPS. Yes, a .260 on-base-plus-slugging.
David Wright, 3B Just an outstanding week for Wright: .476/.542/.762 with a home run. That he only drove in two runs has everything to do with his teammates not getting on base frequently enough in front of him.
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