Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 16

Patrick McDermott

A few Mets were great hitters this week, but the rest weren't good at all.

The Mets' lineup has been a weakness all year, but that doesn't mean there haven't been good performances along the way. Over the last thirty days, the team's 105 wRC+ is the tenth-best mark in baseball, which is probably higher than most folks would expect.

This week's player meter covers the Mets' games from July 15 through July 28.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Andrew Brown, 1B/OF Brown couldn’t do much for the Mets over this span.
John Buck, C Paging Travis d’Arnaud.
Marlon Byrd, RF Regression to his career norms could very well happen, but Byrd hasn't slowed down yet. With a .391 OBP and .581 SLG, this might have been one of his best weeks of the year.
Ike Davis, 1B With an .819 OPS, Davis was actually decent. Perhaps playing in a platoon role has helped him a bit.
Lucas Duda, ?? He’s slowly working his way back on a rehab assignment.
Juan Lagares, CF Having shown virtually nothing at the plate before the break, Lagares was one of the Mets’ best hitters with a 1.109 OPS. That was good enough to win an everyday job in center field, at least for now.
Daniel Murphy, 2B After several weeks of struggling mightily, Murphy has been incredibly good at the plate. Over these eleven games, he had a 1.063 OPS.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF After a handful of unproductive plate appearances, Kirk found himself on the way back to Las Vegas.
Omar Quintanilla, SS The Mets, according to Terry Collins, won’t bring back Ruben Tejada anytime soon, but Quintanilla has been pretty terrible at the plate lately.
Anthony Recker, C Did I mention Travis d’Arnaud?
Josh Satin, 1B With a bad week, Satin is down to a .441 OBP on the season.
Justin Turner, IF He’s back! But he still put up just a .300 OBP.
David Wright, 3B Wright hit .317/.349/.512 as he continued what might very well be the best season of his career.
Eric Young Jr., LF Although he was impressive in his first few weeks with the team, Young cooled off quite a bit at the plate. He stole 5 bases despite a .278 OBP, but it was still a bad stretch.
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