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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 19

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

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Despite the Mets' outstanding weekend at the plate in Colorado, it was tough not to make this entire meter "DAVID WRIGHT" next to a smiley emoji. But we'll contain our excitement about that and enjoy the gaudy numbers the Mets put up while playing baseball on the moon.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Cespedes had quite a week, the highlight of which was, of course, his monster night at Coors Field on Friday. He hit three home runs in that game, plus a single and a double, and stole a base while driving in seven runs. In total for the week, he hit .348/.423/.783 with a 227 wRC+.
Michael Conforto, LF/1B The rookie was among the team’s better hitters this week, with a .357/.438/.643 line and one home run. His promotion and adjustment to playing in the big leagues has gone about as well as anyone could have reasonably hoped so far.
Michael Cuddyer, LF Cuddyer hit .308 for the week but didn’t draw any walks and only slugged .385.
Travis d’Arnaud, C With a .778 OPS for the week, d’Arnaud was hardly a slouch at the plate, but he didn’t quite partake in the run-scoring festival like many other Mets did.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda struggled a bit in the three games he played before hitting the disabled list with a back injury. Here’s hoping it’s just a short-term thing.
Wilmer Flores, SS At .429/.455/.667, Flores was one of several Mets who put up video game numbers in Baltimore and Denver.
Curtis Granderson, RF Cespedes might have had the best single game of the week—and the season and perhaps more than that, too—for the Mets, But Granderson had the better overall line at .391/.481/.783 with a couple of home runs and a 247 wRC+. He’d get a fireball, too, if he’d had a better previous week.
Kelly Johnson, 2B/OF Johnson was one of the few Mets hitters that struggled at all, but by wRC+, his was the worst weak among them.
Juan Lagares, CF In limited playing time, Lagares hit .400/.400/.500. He’s up to an 80 wRC+ on the season now, which might not sound like much but is a big step up from where he had been a few weeks ago. He’s been an outstanding hitter in August and a very good hitter against left-handed pitching on the season.
Daniel Murphy, 2B/1B The notoriously-streaky infielder had one of his great weeks, with a .412/.400/.765 line.
Anthony Recker, C He only played in one game but came out of the week with a 1.167 OPS. That’ll play.
Ruben Tejada, SS Like Recker, Tejada only played in one game. But the shortstop had a 1.800 OPS in it!
Juan Uribe, 3B Despite having just a .313 OBP, which is decent enough in its own right in 2015, Uribe guaranteed the up arrow with a .571 SLG. His role figures to be reduced now that the Mets’ captain is returning, but he should still see some starts at third and plenty of pinch hitting action.
David Wright, 3B Ignore the images to the left, for David Wright returns tonight. TRAID!