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Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 14: Hitters

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Welcome back, Irish Hammer.
Welcome back, Irish Hammer.

Given the way the Mets' pitchers have performed lately, the team can ill afford any offensive struggles. Unfortunately, there have been plenty of those to go around. The Mets' long odds at the wild card are diminishing exponentially by the day — at least that's how it feels — and some players who figured to be part of the team's long-term plans before the season have shown significant weaknesses at the plate.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Mike Baxter, OF Baxter's on a rehab assignment in Buffalo, but he has not played in the outfield yet.
Jason Bay, LF If the Mets were to release Jason Bay, he would have virtually no grounds to file a greviance regarding his 2014 vesting option.
Ronny Cedeno, SS Cedeno cracked an unlikely home run, but he had a .222 OBP.
Ike Davis, 1B Ike hit a pair of home runs, one of which tied a game, but his overall stat line just isn't cutting it for a first baseman.
Lucas Duda, RF Duda has slowly gone from power threat to borderline major leaguer.
Scott Hairston, OF Hairston continues to string together good-not-great weeks, which is not so bad for a part-time/bench player.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Irish Hammer! This is probably the best slash line we'll see in a player meter all year: .619/.636/1.000.
Mike Nickeas, C It's fair to say that Nickeas is not a major league hitter.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Like Duda, Kirk is standing on the verge of getting it on in Buffalo.
Ruben Tejada, SS Tejada's been great at the plate all year but hit only .265 with no walks or extra-base hits this week.
Josh Thole, C Thole's not going to develop into a power hitter, but a .400 OBP is more than good enough.
Andres Torres, CF Another week without much hitting from Torres.
Justin Turner, IF meh
Jordany Valdespin, IF I have plenty of doubts about Valdespin because of his complete lack of plate discipline, but he's getting away with it for now. 1.286 OPS this week.
David Wright, 3B A monster week for Wright: 4 HR, .379 average, 1.303 OPS with a few nifty plays in the field, to boot. He better be around when this team develops into a perennial contender.