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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Weeks 24-25

The last hitter meter of the 2014 season.

Jim McIsaac

Meter Avenue took a week off last week, which means the final edition of the series for the year covers the last two weeks of the season rather than just the last one. So "last week" below refers to the week that ended on September 14.

As for the Mets’ hitters, there was a lot to like over these last couple of weeks. Of course, the quality of the game tends to get a little watered down later in the season because of expanded rosters, but it's still better to see some of the Mets' most important hitters for 2015 end the 2014 season on a high note.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Bobby Abreu, OF Abreu fared well enough in his final ten plate appearances and hit a single in his very last one before retiring. He had quite the career.
Eric Campbell, 1B Campbell played in ten games and got 17 plate appearances but hit just .077/.294/.077 in them.
Juan Centeno, C -- Crazy things often happen in small samples: Juan Centeno had a -59 wRC+ over these two weeks.
Travis d’Arnaud, C He might not have torn the cover off the ball, but with a .217/.308/.478 line, he had a .338 wOBA and 120 wRC+ over this span before his season came to an end with a bone spur in his right elbow.
Matt den Dekker, OF In ten games, den Dekker finished the year hitting to the tune of a 149 wRC+, something he hadn’t often done before in any of his weeks in the big leagues.
Lucas Duda, 1B The Dude raked over the last two weeks of the year, hitting .304/.365/.565 with 3 home runs and a 163 wRC+, further solidifying his hold on the starting gig at first base in 2015.
Wilmer Flores, SS The Mets probably can’t count on Flores to play short regularly next year, but he finally hit like everyone thought he might hit in the final two weeks: .326/.367/.543 with a couple of home runs.
Curtis Granderson, OF Like the two hitters before him on this list, Granderson finished the season very strong with a .326/.396/.535 line that include a couple of home runs.
Dilson Herrera, 2B Before his year ended with a leg injury, Herrera hit very well in the three games he played over this stretch.
Juan Lagares, CF With a 43 wRC+ in 7 plate appearances, Lagares didn’t hit much, though his season-ending elbow injury robbed him of more chances to hit.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Murphy’s last two weeks of the year went pretty poorly, as he hit just .220/.259/.280. That’s probably not how he or the Mets wanted him to finish the year.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF He was sick at the end of the season, but Nieuwenhuis hit fairly well with a .286/.286/.476 line in them.
Anthony Recker, C Despite not hitting any home runs—an oddity for Recker—he managed an 84 wRC+.
Josh Satin, IF Satin failed to reach base in four plate appearances, possibly his last on the Mets’ 40-man roster.
Ruben Tejada, SS Ruben Tejada had a 170 wRC+ and hit two home runs over the season’s last two weeks.
Wilfredo Tovar, SS -- Recalled as many other Mets were dropping like flies, Tovar got just three plate appearances but did not reach base in any of them.
David Wright, 3B Unfortunately, Wright’s season-ending injury didn’t go away.
Eric Young Jr., OF The speedy outfielder played in seven games but really struggled, producing a .179 wOBA and 11 wRC+ to end his year.