Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 17

Come back soon, please. - Andy Marlin

With David Wright hitting the disabled list, the hitter meter will be missing its only reliably green arrow for the next few weeks.

The Mets' offense hasn't been very good this year, but the team somehow ranks 6th in the National League at 4.06 runs scored per game for the season. That mark is slightly above the league average—4.03 runs per game—but nearly a full run lower than the league-leading St. Louis Cardinals. This week, though, was a mixed bag, with more bad than good.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Mike Baxter, OF -- Recalled when David Wright hit the disabled list, Baxter went 0-for-2 in pinch hitting appearances, a sample too small for harsh judgment even in this space.
Andrew Brown, OF With only 20 plate appearances since the All-Star break, Brown has been the Mets’ least frequently used player. He went 1-for-4 this week with a single.
John Buck, C Travis d’Arnaud is likely to make his major league debut—however brief—when Buck takes a brief paternity leave.
Marlon Byrd, RF Although Byrd hit decently, his defensive miscues cost him the green arrow here and almost earned him a red one.
Ike Davis, 1B I double checked this before typing it: Ike Davis hit .375/.583/.562 with 8 BB and 2 K. That’s his best week of the season.
Lucas Duda, OF/1B While Duda has a measly .554 OPS in 11 games of rehab work in the lower minors, he’ll likely be back in Queens as soon as he’s healthy.
Juan Lagares, CF There’s little doubt that Lagares is legitimately a great center fielder, but his .300 OBP for the week wasn’t very good.
Daniel Murphy, 2B After a fantastic week, Murphy had just a .598 OPS this time around. He hit a home run but was mostly dreadful at the plate the rest of the time.
Omar Quintanilla, SS Without any extra base hits, Quintanilla still provided some value as a hitter with a .393 OBP. It’s still odd that Ruben Tejada hasn’t been recalled to get some more reps in the big leagues, though.
Anthony Recker, C His .200 OPS for the week speaks for itself.
Josh Satin, 1B Satin was obviously bound to come down to Earth after a few hot weeks upon his promotion to the Mets, but he’s really struggled in the past two weeks.
Justin Turner, IF Turner’s .375 OBP in limited playing time was more than adequate for his role.
David Wright, 3B & In five games before a hamstring injury sent him to the 15-day disabled list, Wright hit .364/.391/.591. He’s easily one of the best players in the game, and let’s hope he gets back soon.
Eric Young Jr., LF Young bounced back from a very bad week with a pretty good one, posting a .771 OPS in 37 plate appearances. That might not sound like much, but the MLB average in left field this year is .738.
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