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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, September 26-October 2

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the last baseball week.

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The New York Mets made the postseason, and they did so by winning four of their first five games in the final week of the regular season. The sixth game didn’t matter at all, and they lost it, but nobody cared. The offense wasn’t firing on all cylinders, but a few players were dominant, and one potentially important one came to life just in time for the playoffs. Since he’s atop the alphabetic list of Mets position players, let’s get right to it.

Player 9/19-25 9/26-10/2 Comment
Jay Bruce, OF Bruce saved his best week with the Mets for last. He hit three home runs and had a .450/.522/.900 line. Here’s hoping he carries that performance well into October.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS After tearing it up at the plate for a while, Cabrera finally cooled off a bit at the plate. He still managed a respectable .346 OBP for the week, though.
Eric Campbell, IF Campbell only made five plate appearances but did not reach base in them.
Gavin Cecchini, IF -- Cecchini did not play.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Cespedes struggled and had just a .143/.250/.286 line.
Michael Conforto, OF Conforto only made seven plate appearances, but he hit .143/.143/.143.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud barely played, too, and he didn’t hit much, either.
Alejandro De Aza, OF De Aza was another Met who didn’t play much, but he went 3-for-6 with a clean 1.000 OPS for the week.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda got on base at a .375 clip but didn’t do much in the way of power hitting as he had a .308 SLG for the week.
Wilmer Flores, IF There hasn’t been any change in Flores’s ability to swing a bat.
Curtis Granderson, OF Granderson walked more than he struck out, scored seven runs, drove in three, and had a .550/.654/.650 line for the week. His September/October splits were outstanding: .302/.414/.615 with a 174 wRC+.
Kelly Johnson, IF Johnson hadn’t had a good week in a little while, but he finished strong—albeit in very limited playing time—with a 201 wRC+.
Ty Kelly, IF Kelly went 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Juan Lagares, CF Lagares didn’t do much at the plate in limited opportunities but looked like himself in center field.
James Loney, 1B Loney only made nine trips to the plate but raked when he did, with a couple of home runs and a 1.333 OPS.
Brandon Nimmo, OF Nimmo went 2-for-2 and scored a run.
Kevin Plawecki, C Plawecki went 1-for-4 with a double.
Jose Reyes, IF Reyes wasn’t awful, but he managed just a .280/.308/.360 line.
Matt Reynolds, IF Reynolds fared well in the innings he played on Sunday.
T.J. Rivera, IF Rivera had a big hit on Saturday but only hit .227/.261/.364 overall.
Rene Rivera, C While Travis d’Arnaud’s offense has been disappointing, it’s not been as bad as Rivera’s lately. He hit just .154/.154/.154 for the week and was a notch worse than d’Arnaud over the final month of the season—though both were still bad.