There is perhaps no hotter player in baseball than Yoenis Cespedes. Since joining the Mets on August 1, the reigning NL Player of the Week has hit .309/.356/.691 with a whopping 17 home runs. The 29-year-old has instantly become the Mets' most exciting player in quite some time, so it is easy to understand why he has overshadowed the play of two other streaking Mets hitters. Over the past thirty days, Cespedes has the best fWAR in all of baseball, but both Travis d'Arnaud and Curtis Granderson rank in the top 10.
Since returning from the disabled list on July 31, d'Arnaud has hit .303/.387/.588 with eight home runs over 137 plate appearances; massive numbers for any player, but even more so for a guy who is catching almost every day. The hot streak has bumped the former first-round pick's overall numbers up into an elite tier: his .938 OPS, .398 wOBA, and 159 wRC+ are all tops among MLB catchers with at least 200 plate appearances. Among all hitters with at least 200 plate appearances, he sits comfortably in the top 10 in all three of the aforementioned categories. When healthy, d'Arnaud has not just been one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, he's been one of the best hitters, period.
Meanwhile, Granderson has quietly been one of the most consistent position players in all of baseball. After a season in which many fans bemoaned the four-year deal that brought him to Queens, Granderson has had a career rebirth atop the Mets' lineup. His personal-best 13.5% walk rate has helped transform him into the leadoff hitter the franchise had been lacking since the departure of Jose Reyes, while his .196 ISO is his highest since he hit 43 home runs in 2012. Since August 1, Granderson has hit .272/.408/.503, with seven home runs in 184 plate appearances, which has pushed his full-season line up to .259/.366/.455 with 23 home runs over 620 plate appearances. More impressively, he has walked at least once in ten straight games, with 26 walks in his last 24 games. His 4.9 fWAR ranks him 16th among all position players.
It is likely that at least one of Cespedes, d'Arnaud, or Granderson will cool off by the time the leaves begin to turn. Although none of their BABIPs are particularly outrageous over their recent hot streaks, the odds are against all three of them sustaining this level of play for much longer. But with the postseason less than a month away, this tremendous trio is leading a Mets offense that shows no signs of slowing down.