Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 9

Rich Schultz

A review of the Mets' hitters over the past seven days.

The big news last week was that the Mets let hitting coach Dave Hudgens go and replaced him with Lamar Johnson. But over the last seven games, the Mets scored thirty runs, an average of 4.29 per game. Of course, they had twelve extra innings in which to score over the last three days in Philadelphia, so they runs per game makes the lineup look a bit better than it actually was.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF Abreu hit a cool .412/.474/.588 and even stole a base. He has been a very pleasant surprise since joining the Mets.
Eric Campbell, 1B Campbell got eleven plate appearances but managed just a .573 OPS in them. On the upside, one of his hits was a double that helped the Mets tie the Phillies before ultimately beating them yesterday.
Juan Centeno, C Centeno had hit well before this week, but he didn’t have a hit before heading back to Vegas with the return of Travis d’Arnaud.
Travis d’Arnaud, C Back from the disabled list after a concussion, d’Arnaud put up a .333 on-base percentage, which is decent, but he didn’t have many hits and had none for extra bases.
Matt den Dekker, OF -- In a brief stint with the Mets, den Dekker struck out three times in four plate appearances and did not reach base. He may or may not stick around, though, depending on the extent of Juan Lagares’s injury.
Lucas Duda, 1B After a couple bad weeks, Duda was excellent in this one. He hit three home runs, one of which was the difference in yesterday’s win over the Phillies, and hit .318/.464/.818 for the week. The Dude abides.
Wilmer Flores, SS While he’s looked okay in the field, Flores has not hit much this year. This week was no different, as he slashed .100/.100/.100.
Curtis Granderson, OF It was a very quick drop-off for Granderson, who raked in the previous week but hit just .087 with zero extra-base hits. He drew a bunch of walks and had a .312 on-base percentage as a result, but this week put a bit of a damper on his otherwise excellent month of May.
Juan Lagares, CF He struck out too often, but Lagares had a .690 OPS for the week, which isn’t great but also isn’t terrible given the value he adds with his glove in center field.
Daniel Murphy, 2B At least this week wasn’t abysmal like last week, but Murphy still struggled at the plate and had one particularly bad game in Philadelphia on Saturday on the basepaths, at the plate, and in the field.
Anthony Recker, C The only thing wrecked this week was Recker’s slash line. He struck out six times and did not reach base once in ten plate appearances.
Ruben Tejada, SS This is not a joke: Ruben Tejada hit his first home run in a very long time and posted a 1.120 OPS for the week.
David Wright, 3B Wright’s been very up-and-down this year, and he had just a .553 OPS for the week despite hitting a home run.
Chris Young, OF Like Wright, Young hit a home run but didn’t do much else at the plate. And his dropped fly ball led to the Mets’ one loss in four games in Philadelphia.
Eric Young Jr., OF Young is still on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, and there hasn’t been much in the way of an update.
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