Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 5

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

It was a mostly good week for the Mets' lineup as they visited Philadelphia for one game and Colorado for four.

The Mets had a good week at the plate over the course of five road games, posting a 127 wRC+ as a team, the sixth-best mark in baseball over the last week. Though they only hit two home runs, they hit .291 with a .368 on-base percentage and .425 slugging percentage as a group. A couple of regulars struggled, but several hitters were very good.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF Abreu only made four plate appearances, but he did just fine in them. Perhaps he’s at least a viable pinch hitter.
Travis d’Arnaud, C After a few good weeks, d’Arnaud was one of the few Mets regulars who didn’t hit well.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda didn’t rake quite as much as some of his teammates did, but he still hit .364/.500/.455 in four games. The Dude abides.
Curtis Granderson, RF Here’s hoping a visit to Colorado was all Granderson needed to get on a roll. He hit .368/.455/.526 over the five games the Mets played this week.
Juan Lagares, CF Back from the disabled list, Lagares picked up right where he left off. He posted a .435 wOBA for the week, which is good even within the confines of Coors Field.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Despite a couple of head-scratching mistakes on the basepaths, Murphy had a great week, hitting .417/.440/.625 with three doubles and a triple.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF -- To make room the activated Lagares, Nieuwenhuis was sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Omar Quintanilla, SS In five at-bats, Quintanilla did not reach base.
Anthony Recker, C In his one start of the week, Recker went 2-for-5 with a double and a pair of rib-eye steaks.
Josh Satin, 1B Satin didn’t hit much but managed a .444 on-base percentage for the week. #HAIL?
Ruben Tejada, SS Tejada continued to not hit. He drew three walks, all of which were officially unintentional. Of the 33 shortstops with at least 50 plate appearances this season, Tejada’s 47 wRC+ is tied with Jose Reyes for 27th place.
David Wright, 3B The Mets are a couple games over .500 despite a slow start from their captain. Wright had just a .267 wOBA for the week.
Chris Young, OF The Mets’ best hitter for the week, at least among starting players, Young hit .421/.522/.579 and scored seven runs. He stole a couple of bases, too.
Eric Young Jr., OF It was a rough week for Young, who hit just .167/.286/.167 before hitting the bench in favor of Juan Lagares and getting hit in the face by a baseball during batting practice on Sunday.
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