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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, Week 21

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

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The Mets went 3-3 over the past week, taking two of three from the Phillies in Queens before dropping two of three to the Marlins in Miami. The offense wasn't quite as thoroughly-dominant, but there were still plenty of good things to be found. Yoenis Cespedes has been nothing short of fantastic since the Mets acquired him, and it's an absolute joy to watch him destroy baseballs, leg out triples, and use his impressive throwing arm.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, IF -- Back with the Mets now that rosters have expanded, Campbell hit well in his limited playing time this week.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Cespedes continues to be one of the best trade-deadline acquisitions ever. He hit .370/.393/.963 with 4 HR, a .560 wOBA, and a 269 wRC+ over the past week. Just outstanding.
Michael Conforto, LF/1B The rookie has surpassed all reasonable expectations for his production in the big leagues. He hit .400/.409/.800 with a couple of home runs and a 224 wRC+ for the week.
Michael Cuddyer, LF Cuddyer had a couple of rough games at the plate and is dealing with wrist tendinitis. The Mets aren’t sure yet when he might be ready to play again.
Travis d’Arnaud, C With a .471/.550/.765 line for the week, d’Arnaud improved his season line to .293/.374/.557. When healthy this year, he has been the best-hitting catcher in baseball.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda is back with the Mets today after working his way back from a back injury and playing a couple of rehab games with Binghamton.
Wilmer Flores, SS Flores had an ugly .286 OBP for the week, but he hit a couple of home runs and slugged .692, so that’s alright.
Curtis Granderson, RF Granderson has streaky over the course of the season, but this was one of few down weeks overall.
Kelly Johnson, 1B/2B/OF Johnson followed up a good week at the plate with another one, though it’s probably fair to say he won’t be winning any Gold Glove awards for his work in the field.
Juan Lagares, CF He only played a little, but Lagares hit a lot: .500/.500/.875 with a home run.
Daniel Murphy, 2B/3B Murphy struggled in the limited time that he played but missed a few games with quad soreness. It sounds like he’s available today, though.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF -- Another one of the Mets’ September call-ups, Nieuwenhuis only played a little but didn’t hit much, either.
Kevin Plawecki, C -- With a 101 wRC+ for the week, Plawecki sort of defined the blue arrow.
Anthony Recker, C He barely played, but Recker went 0-for-1 and was part of the Mets’ loss to the Marlins on Sunday when he couldn’t record an out on a Tyler Clippard strikeout to begin the ninth inning.
Ruben Tejada, SS When he played, the shortstop raked. He’s had a surprising, perfectly-decent season.
Juan Uribe, 3B The loveable infielder had a not-so-good week at the plate. It happens.
David Wright, 3B He didn’t hit any monster home runs, but Wright still managed a .391 OBP for the week.
Eric Young Jr., OF -- In his first week back in the big leagues with the Mets, Young didn’t hit much—not that he should be expected to hit at all—but also did not steal a base as a pinch runner.