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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 3—Pretty good despite the Subway Series loss

A review of the Mets' hitters over the last week.

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As much as it stung to have an eleven-game winning streak come to an end and lose two of three to the Yankees over the weekend, the Mets had a good week. They went 4-2 and still have the best record in baseball. And on the whole, their hitters did pretty well. The most consistent guy in the lineup seems to be Lucas Duda, but different players have stepped up to hit well each week to complement him. You can't really ever expect every hitter on a team to be on at the same time, so this seems acceptable.

Three weeks into the season, we can probably start comparing the Mets' hitting stats to other teams. They have hit .246/.319/.369 as a team, and their 98 wRC+ ranks 13th in baseball. Hitting is down, you guys.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, IF There is no way he keeps it up forever, but Campbell did a David Wright impression again with a .391 OBP and .500 SLG, and he did so despite a .222 batting average.
Bartolo Colon, P Everyone’s favorite hitting pitcher, Colon provided no heroics last week.
Michael Cuddyer, LF In addition to spiking a ball into the ground in left field last night, Cuddyer was cooler than cool at the plate. He had a 3 wRC+. Three.
Travis d’Arnaud, C Sidelined with a broken pinky, he’ll be out a little while. But it sounds like d’Arnaud is being pretty great to Kevin Plawecki.
Lucas Duda, 1B The dude can hit.
Wilmer Flores, SS The defense was bad. The offense was good. Flores had a .394 wOBA and 159 wRC+ at the plate, both of which are good. For the season, he ranks 7th among qualified shortstops in wRC+.
Curtis Granderson, RF Well, hello, Curtis Granderson! The highlight of his week was his first home run of the year, but Granderson hit .364/.417/.591 in total for a 188 wRC+. That is good.
Juan Lagares, CF It was another great week at the plate, even though Lagares struck out in 36 percent of his plate appearances. He hit .375/.360/.458.
John Mayberry Jr., OF He got a bit more playing time than he did last week but wound up with a 15 wRC+. He’ll have better weeks.
Danny Muno, IF The DH last night for some reason, Muno went 0-for-5 for the week.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Yes, Murphy drove in six runs this week. But he still hit just .200/.273/.350 while doing Murphy things in the field. Meter Avenue can be cruel.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF He only got four plate appearances but managed to slug .500. That’s fine.
Kevin Plawecki, C -- Plawecki made his major league debut last week and has a few hits and a home run to his name already. But his overall line at the plate was just decent. Still, not a bad week for a top prospect making his debut.
Anthony Recker, C Recker did not get on base in four trips to the plate.
Ruen Tejada, IF Tejada did not get on base in three trips to the plate.
David Wright, 3B The captain begins baseball activities today and could be back in the near future. Huzzah!