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Mets Player Performance Meter, Week 19: Hitters

Justin Trollner
Justin Trollner

The Mets have won five of their past six games, and it comes as no surprise that they've been able to win more frequently since their offense has been significantly better than it was for most of the month of August. The team's hitters have by no means been perfect, but any improvement is welcome.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Mike Baxter, OF Sure, he hit .136 in his past 8 games, but his .059 BABIP was about as low as it gets. He belted a pair of home runs and totaled a .751 OPS despite the low average.
Jason Bay, LF He only started twice, but Bay posted a 1.357 OPS in 8 PA including a grand slam. Yes, really.
Ronny Cedeno, SS/2B Cedeno was jusy okay this week, but his production at the plate this year remains one of baseball's greatest mysteries.
Ike Davis, 1B Another strong week from Ike. Since June 1, he's hit .255/.331/.531 with 20 HR.
Lucas Duda, OF He's back, and he made plenty of outs but hit a home run, too.
Scott Hairston, OF Like Baxter, Hairston didn't hit for average but made up for it with power.
Zach Lutz, IF 0-for-1 so far in his time back with the Mets.
Daniel Murphy, 2B All singles and no walks makes Daniel a dull baseball player.
Kelly Shoppach, C A catcher who can hit! Please come back in 2013, Kelly.
Ruben Tejada, SS He's struggled quite a bit in the second half, and his .310 wOBA for the season is lower than his .315 from last year.
Josh Thole, C At this point, there's no guarantee that Thole starts the 2013 season in the big leagues.
Andres Torres, CF Torres looked good for a little while there, but that feels like a long time ago now.
Justin Turner, IF For the second straight week, Turner raked in limited playing time. He's up to a .710 OPS on the year, just barely shy of the .713 NL average for second basemen.
Jordany Valdespin, OF He didn't play much but got sent back to Buffalo for the end of the Triple-A season last week. He figures to return to the Mets' expanded roster soon.
David Wright, 3B Wright's second half hasn't been spectacular, but he looked a bit more like his first-half self over this stretch.

This week's player meter covers games between August 24 and September 2.