Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 14

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A review of the Mets' position players over the last seven days.

The Mets’ lineup was mediocre over the last seven days, totaling a .237/.302/.397 slash line that translated to an average-ish 96 wRC+. With better production, perhaps they could have avoided a sweep at the hands of the Braves in Atlanta last week or turned a winning series against the Rangers at Citi Field into a full-blown sweep of their own over the weekend. As usual, the individual performances were a bit of a mixed bag, with the bad outweighing the good.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF It wasn’t a good week for the veteran outfielder, who has now put up just a .605 OPS since June 1.
Eric Campbell, 1B/3B He won’t win any gold gloves at third base, but Campbell was easily the Mets’ best hitter this week, posting a video game-like line of .467/.529/.533 despite not hitting any home runs.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud only got on base at a .300 clip for the week, but he slugged .500 thanks to a couple of doubles and a home run. He’s been hitting well since coming back from Las Vegas.
Lucas Duda, 1B Despite a .211 batting average, Duda managed a respectable .769 OPS on the week. That’s not elite or anything, but it’s good enough to keep this arrow green.
Curtis Granderson, OF Even when things weren’t going well the week before this one, Granderson was making good contact. He got right back to being excellent with a couple of home runs and a .318/.385/.682 line for the week.
Juan Lagares, CF With a .263 batting average, no walks, and no extra-base hits, Lagares didn’t hit very well. He just hasn’t hit much since his return from the disabled list on June 26.
Daniel Murphy, 2B A deserving selection to the National League All-Star team, Murphy didn’t have an All-Star week, as he hit .208/.240/.375.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Nieuwenhuis only got eight plate appearances this week, but he pulled of a 1.500 OPS in them. Perhaps that’ll get him a bit more of a look this week as the Mets need to go on a run against a pair of division rivals.
Anthony Recker, C With d’Arnaud back, Recker had just one start this week, and he hit a big three-run home run in it yesterday afternoon. That’ll do.
Ruben Tejada, SS It was a pretty weak week at the plate for Tejada, even by the standards of shortstops in 2014.
David Wright, 3B I’ll take not-good David Wright over no David Wright any day. And it’s tough to get too down about his lack of hitting since he only played in two games thanks to a balky left shoulder.
Chris Young, OF What a disappointing year for Young, who’s not hitting for much power or playing above-average defense in the outfield.
Eric Young Jr., OF Take Juan Lagares’s slash line, subtract .063 from it, and you have Eric Young Jr.’s week: .200/.200/.200.
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