Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 12

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

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

As a team, the Mets hit .270/.333/.416 this week, among the better hitting performances in baseball over the last seven days. They scored just 25 runs, which put them right in the middle of the major league pack, but there were several encouraging signs at the plate. That’s a pretty big upgrade from last week’s collection of miserable performances.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF In twelve trips to the plate, the veteran Abreu barely hit at all, taking some of the shine off his numbers on the year.
Eric Campbell, 1B Despite a big pinch hit single in Miami on Friday night, Campbell didn’t hit much for the week in limited playing time.
Lucas Duda, 1B El Dudarino absolutely raked in six games on this road trip, hitting two home runs with a .350/.458/.750 line, which helped him notched 0.4 fWAR for this week alone. He might not be knocking on the All Star Game door, but Duda has a respectable 127 wRC+ on the season.
Wilmer Flores, SS Flores hit .222/.222/.333 in nine plate appearances, but it’s still perplexing that he’s playing so infrequently.
Curtis Granderson, OF Granderson’s Mets career got off to a terrible start, but that memory keeps fading with every week that he hits like this. On April 22, he had a .442 OPS on the season, but through June 22, he’s up to .757. He posted a .467 on-base percentage this week and hit fairly well—even if not for a ton of power—to earn the fireball.
Juan Lagares, CF It sounds like he’ll return from the disabled list within a matter of days. Huzzah!
Daniel Murphy, 2B Murphy would have had to produce more than a 100 wRC+ to call this a good week, especially given his key defensive miscues in one of the Mets’ losses to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF -- Recently recalled in favor of Matt den Dekker, Nieuwenhuis had just six plate appearances but raked in them, to the tune of a 1.500 OPS and .639 wOBA. Talk about fun with small sample sizes.
Anthony Recker, C Recker’s .300/.313/.400 line was decent, particularly compared to the league-average .248/.315/.384 line for catchers this season.
Taylor Teagarden, C In four games, Teagarden managed a .119 wOBA and -33 WRC+, a week that probably doesn’t hurt Anthony Recker’s chances of sticking around.
Ruben Tejada, SS Given the bulk of the playing time at shortstop again this week, Tejada managed a very good .368 OBP but hit just .200 with no extra-base hits. That all translated to a meager .239 wOBA, which is an almost impressive feat given how much weight wOBA gives to getting on base.
David Wright, 3B Hello, David Wright! With a couple of home runs and a .444/.448/.815 slash line, Wright looked like his good self this week for the first time in a little while.
Chris Young, OF It was another poor week at the plate for Young, whose signature power from years past has not shown up this year. A low on-base percentage is a lot more palatable when a hitter is hitting dingers.
Eric Young Jr., OF Young came back from a somewhat long stint on the disabled list with a decent week at the plate that saw him hit in the nine hole a couple of times.
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