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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 23

A review of the Mets' hitters over the past seven days.

Mets slugger Ruben Tejada.
Mets slugger Ruben Tejada.
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The Mets had a bit of a rough week. They went 2-4 at home against the Marlins and Yankees. It didn’t help any that their previously red-hot offense came down to Earth. A few players had good weeks, but they were certainly in the minority. The Mets still hold a six-game lead in the division, though, and just as the extreme highs couldn’t last forever for these hitters, the extreme lows shouldn’t last forever, either.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, IF -- Campbell did not fare well in the few plate appearances he made.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Believe it or not, Cespedes is human. After hitting like Mike Trout from the trade deadline until the beginning of the week, he struggled mightily.
Michael Conforto, LF/1B For the first time in a while, Conforto didn’t have a good week at the plate.
Michael Cuddyer, LF With a 109 wRC+ for the week, Cuddyer was just cromulent enough to warrant the green arrow.
Travis d’Arnaud, C A fantastic hitter this year when healthy, d’Arnaud had perhaps his worst week of the season with a 41 wRC+.
Lucas Duda, 1B The lefty hit a big home run but struggled otherwise.
Wilmer Flores, SS Flores didn’t hit much in the games he played.
Curtis Granderson, RF A huge part of the Mets’ success this season, Granderson had a tough week.
Dilson Herrera, 2B -- He only made one plate appearance, but he walked in it.
Kelly Johnson, 2B/OF Johnson continued to produce in the very limited time that he played.
Juan Lagares, CF The center fielder had put together some better weeks with the bat recently, but this was not one of them.
Daniel Murphy, 2B/3B In limited playing time, Murphy hit .286/.333/.643, and he’s now up to a 103 wRC+ on the season.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF Kirk went 0-for-1 for the week. Meter Avenue can be a cruel place.
Kevin Plawecki, C He only made one start, but he didn’t reach base in it.
Anthony Recker, C -- Recker went 0-for-1 for the week, too.
Ruben Tejada, SS With a 1.069 OPS, Tejada was the team’s best hitter among the regular and semi-regulars. Nice.
Juan Uribe, 3B It was all or nothing for Uribe, who had a .500 SLG despite a .167 average. And with zero walks, that .667 OPS wasn’t very good.
David Wright, 3B The third baseman had a fantastic week at the plate, hitting .364/.440/.591.
Eric Young Jr., OF Mostly a pinch runner, Young scored a couple of runs and stole a base, but he failed to reach base the one time he got an at-bat.