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Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 18

The Dude belongs in the big leagues, man. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Dude belongs in the big leagues, man. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Although the rest of this year is clearly about looking ahead to the future, the fashion in which the Mets have played of late has still been brutal. The bullpen is ashambles, but there were some good performances by non-bullpen players this week.

All stats below run from August 15 through August 21.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Manny Acosta, RP The Acostalypse may be the second-best reliever in the bullpen right now.
Mike Baxter, OF Mike from Whitestone didn't get to play much, but the only time he got on base was a hit-by-pitch.
Jason Bay, LF After a very good stretch, Bay turned in a true stinker: .095/.136/.143.
Pedro Beato, RP Supposedly Beato is tired, but the reality is he just may not be very good.
Tim Byrdak, RP For the most part, he did his job this week, and he enraged Prince Fielder, which was fun.
Chris Capuano, SP Plenty of strikeouts for Capuano, but they were outweighed by the three home runs he gave up to the Brew Crew.
D.J. Carrasco, RP After another poor week, Carrasco's clearly the mop-up man right now.
R.A. Dickey, SP The Mets couldn't take advantage of his pitching, but he was very good. He walked only one hitter in 13.1 innings of work.
Lucas Duda, 1B/RF With two home runs and a double highlighting his week, Duda continued to look the part of a major league masher.
Nick Evans, 1B It's tough to pass judgment on a guy I can't see with my eyes, but my spreadsheet tells me he didn't do much in four chances at the plate.
Dillon Gee, SP It's tough to get away with walking four batters in one start, but Gee did in this one.
Scott Hairston, OF The only positive contribution for Hairston was a walk in his ten plate appearances.
Willie Harris, OF His OPS was lower than Ruben Tejada's slugging percentage on the week.
Ryota Igarashi, RP After a nice little stretch, Iggy looked like he may not even be cut out for the Buffalo bullpen. One of Omar's remaining mistakes, his time with the Mets is almost over.
Jason Isringhausen, RP It's merely two innings of work, but these are some big numbers: 22.50 ERA, 13.5 K/9, 18.0 BB/9.
Jonathon Niese, SP Niese defined the Quality Start, throwing six unspectacular innings and giving up three runs.
Angel Pagan, CF 2011 has not been kind to Pagan, but if he keeps this up, he'll finish the season looking very good for 2012.
Bobby Parnell, RP He did allow one run over three appearances, but all in all, not a bad stretch for Parnell by any means.
Ronny Paulino, C He singled twice in seven trips to the plate. Let's hope Thole continiues to see most of the playing time from here on out.
Mike Pelfrey, SP His ERA on the week was inflated when he briefly joined the Terry Collins Bullpen Experience, but Pelf still did his normal thing, walking too many and not striking out enough.
Jason Pridie, CF Although he only had a pair of hits, Pridie walked four times while striking out three. That's the nice way of spinning his week at the plate.
Jose Reyes, SS Sounds like Jose may return soon.
Ruben Tejada I didn't believe my eyes when I saw he put up a .471/.571/.647 slash. Arbitrary end dates and all, but I didn't think it was posisble to pick any six games in which Tejada did that.
Josh Thole, C With a 1.167 OPS this week, Thole would get the comet here if not for that horrid bunt against the Brewers.
Justin Turner, 2B If he's as banged up as it looks like he is, he should probably get a DL break. In the field and at the plate, it was a brutal week.
David Wright, 3B Wright's second half started off very well, turned decent, and now he's in a slump. He should be fine.