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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 3

How did each of the Mets' hitters do over the past week?

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Although the Mets' offensive production has come down a bit overall, the team still leads Major League Baseball with an average of 5.82 runs per game. Their collective .336 wOBA is the fifth best in the game, while their 115 wRC+, which is park-adjusted, ranks fourth. Given the nature of the team's starting rotation, with Matt Harvey and Jon Niese pitching well but everyone else struggling, the unexpected output by the team's hitters has been a big part of the Mets' modest 9-8 record.

Here's how each of the Mets' hitter performed over the past week.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Mike Baxter, OF Baxter neither hit nor played adequate defense in the outfield; his mishap in left field in the second game of the doubleheader may have cost the Mets a win in Colorado.
John Buck, C Yes, Buck hit his seventh home run of the season, which is incredible, but he didn't hit much of anything else last week.
Marlon Byrd, OF Byrd: not the word.
Collin Cowgill, OF His average, OBP, and slugging were an identical .308 in five games.
Ike Davis, 1B Aside from his pair of home runs in the Harvey-Strasburg showdown, Ike looked pretty bad at the plate.
Lucas Duda, LF Duda ranked second on the team with a 1.295 OPS on the week. He's drawing walks and hitting for power at a very impressive clip.
Daniel Murphy, 2B It wasn't a flashy week at the plate, but Murphy still got on base at a decent clip.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF It's still a mystery why the Mets are keeping Kirk on the roster rather than having him play every day in Vegas and bringing up a right-handed bench bat instead.
Anthony Recker, C In his one appearance, Recker went 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. He could have been worse.
Ruben Tejada, SS The defensive woes continued, and he didn't hit at all, as evidenced by his .340 OPS.
Justin Turner, IF Everyone's favorite backup infielder is human, after all.
Jordany Valdespin, OF He got regular playing time but struggled mightily to get on base, with 3 hits and no walks in 18 plate appearances.
David Wright, 3B With two home runs and a 1.369 OPS on the week, the Mets' captain had his best week of the year.