Who are these guys?
That was a common refrain over the past seven days of Mets games, as the team hit very, very well. Only one everyday player was bad this week, and the rest ranged from decent to very good to outstanding. It made for a fun week of baseball, especially since it came against a pair of division rivals in the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Bobby Abreu, OF||Abreu made just four plate appearances, but he got on base just once with a walk. The player meter can occasionally be harsh.|
|Eric Campbell, 1B||Campbell continued his excellent rookie campaign as a part-time player, hitting .333/.455/.333 this week. Of course, he’s not likely to maintain the .453 batting average on play that he has for the season, but he’s hit well so far.|
|Travis d’Arnaud, C||It was another strong week for d’Arnaud, as he hit .292/.320/.500 with a home run. He now has an .863 OPS in 65 plate appearances since returning from his June stint in Triple-A Las Vegas.|
|Lucas Duda, 1B||The Mets’ best regular hitter this year, Duda absolutely raked going into the break. His .304/.407/.565 slash line was good for a 170 wRC+ on the week.|
|Curtis Granderson, OF||The right fielder’s April struggles seem like a distant memory now that he’s turning out good weeks far more often than not. He wasn’t the best hitter on the team over this stretch, but he was one of the very good ones.|
|Juan Lagares, CF||For the first time since he came back from the disabled list Lagares had a good week at the plate—even if he didn’t draw any walks.|
|Daniel Murphy, 2B||At .280/.308/.400, Murphy’s was a cromulent week at the plate.|
|Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF||He didn’t play regularly, but when he did, Kirk hit.|
|Anthony Recker, C||Playing rarely now that Travis d’Arnaud is performing, Recker went just 1-for-5 in his lone start this week.|
|Ruben Tejada, SS||Tejada managed a .385 on-base percentage for the week, but considering that was partially because of some intentional walks and he hit .200 with no extra-base hits, he wasn’t good at the plate.|
|David Wright, 3B||HELLO, HELLO, MR WRONGZ! The Mets’ captain tore the cover off the ball with a .440/.533/.800 slash line, which included a couple of home runs, to boot.|
|Chris Young, OF||If not for Wright’s outstanding week, Young’s 190 wRC+ would have been the best mark on the team among position players. (Zack Wheeler had a 328, for the record.)|
|Eric Young Jr., OF||For the second straight week, Young drew no walks and had no extra-base hits. He hit .250/.250/.250 in this one.|