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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 18—Murphy, Lagares rake, others struggle

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Daniel Murphy and Juan Lagares were the Mets' best hitters over the past week.

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The Mets went 3-4 over the last seven days, dropping a game to the Giants and two of three to the Nationals before taking two of three from Philadelphia, who they play again this afternoon, over the weekend. They scored 26 runs in total over those seven games, and average of 3.71 per game. At least they avoided getting shut out, which they did twice in the previous week.

Here's how each of the Mets' hitters performed.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF After several weeks of struggles at the dish, Abreu was designated for assignment as the Mets look to play younger—and potentially better right now—players moving forward.
Eric Campbell, 1B/OF Named as half of a platoon in left field moving forward, Campbell had a -23 wRC+ in 12 plate appearances.
Travis d’Arnaud, C The rookie hit a couple of home runs and had a .397 wOBA. On the season, he’s up to an 89 wRC+, which isn’t too far below the major league average catcher’s mark of 96.
Matt den Dekker, OF -- Recalled to take the place of Chris Young on the Mets’ roster, den Dekker went 2-for-5 over the weekend, a nice return after he raked in Triple-A Las Vegas for the past few weeks.
Lucas Duda, 1B At .267/.333/.337, Duda wasn’t terrible at the plate, but he cooled off a bit after several weeks of being the Mets’ best hitter.
Wilmer Flores, SS Flores got 18 plate appearances but had a 31 wRC+ in them and looked like the type of shortstop that every scouting report in the minors said he would be in the majors.
Curtis Granderson, OF Granderson hit for little power on the week, but he got on base at a reasonable clip and walked more times than he struck out.
Juan Lagares, CF The defensive wiz was as good at the plate as he was in the field over the last week, if not better, as he hit .370/.433/.556. With a couple more weeks even close to this one, his hitting stats could look pretty good by year’s end.
Daniel Murphy, 2B What a week for Murphy, who hit .400/.429/.594, a line good enough to earn 0.5 fWAR over the past week alone to set a new career high by that metric at 3.1 this year.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF -- At .273/.333/.273, Nieuwenhuis joined several of his teammates in earning the sideways arrow.
Anthony Recker, C Recker went 0-for-5 and did not reach base in his lone start of the week.
Ruben Tejada, SS Flores might not have had a good week, but Tejada might not take playing time back from him if he hits .167/.167/.167 like he did this week.
David Wright, 3B Like Duda, Granderson, and Nieuwenhuis, Wright hit a bit and got on base at a non-awful clip, but he hit for little power in the process.
Chris Young, OF Young had a 57 wRC+ on the week before the Mets finally designated him for assignment.
Eric Young Jr., OF Young made only four plate appearances but failed to reach base in any of them.