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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 17

A review of the Mets' position players over the past seven days.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets had a good week, even though they lost their last two games in Tampa Bay. They overtook the Nationals for first place as they extended their winning streak to eight games with four straight wins to start their road trip against the Marlins and Rays. And while the results at the plate were a little bit of a mixed bag, they were not bad, as was very often the case before the team made several trades.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, 3B Campbell went 1-for-3 on the week with a single.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF He might not have hit any home runs, but Cespedes was impressive, hitting .370/.370/.481 for the week. And he’s probably not going to go without a home run as a Met too much longer.
Michael Conforto, LF Conforto had a decent week at the plate despite a .300 OBP—thanks to the fact that he slugged .471 and hit his first major league home run. And for a rookie playing in the dome for his first time ever, he handled left field well, too.
Michael Cuddyer, LF Cuddyer is set to return to the Mets tonight after missing a couple of weeks with a sore knee.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud hasn’t quite found it at the plate just yet, but he did manage a 103 wRC+ for the week.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda went from about as hot as a hitter can get to a step below league average. It happens.
Wilmer Flores, SS Flores hit .294/.333/.412 for the week, and if Mets fans in Florida are any indication, he hasn’t lost his folk hero status yet.
Curtis Granderson, RF While not quite as dominant as he was the week before, Granderson still raked: .321/.387/.571 with two home runs.
Kelly Johnson, 2B/OF Johnson hit only .154/.214/.154 for the week.
Juan Lagares, CF For the first time in what feels like ages, Lagares hit well. He only made eight plate appearances, as his playing time has been greatly reduced with Cespedes on the roster.
Daniel Murphy, 2B/3B Murphy bounced back nicely with an outstanding week at the plate, hitting .429/.478/.714 with a home run. He’s up to a 105 wRC+ on the season, which is right in his typical range. His last three seasons: 102, 106, and 109, respectively.
Kevin Plawecki, C The backup catcher made eight plate appearances and reached base just once.
Ruben Tejada, SS In the four games he played, Tejada hit as well as anyone on the team. His play at shortstop that cost the Mets a run in their Saturday night loss to the Rays didn’t help, but it was still a very good week overall.
Juan Uribe, 3B It’s very hard to avoid the red arrow when you have just a 66 wRC+ on the week, but Uribe hit two incredibly beautiful home runs in the process.
David Wright, 3B Wright is set to play in his first rehab game tonight. He’ll be the designated hitter for the St. Lucie Mets.