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Mets player performance meter: Position players, Week 2

Yo knows homers, and so does Neil Walker. Plus, a return to form for Curtis Granderson.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets won their first series of the season over the weekend, taking two out of three from the Cleveland Indians. In non-traditional Mets fashion, they did it largely with their bats. One of the wins had Bartolo Colon beating the team he made his MLB debut with way back in 1997 thanks in part to four Mets home runs. Last night's game had the Amazins putting up a six-spot on former AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. After scoring just six runs in the entire series loss to the Miami Marlins earlier in the week, it was certainly a welcome sight.

Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, and Kevin Plawecki highlight the list of players who had excellent showings this week, and hopefully their hot streaks will continue tonight as the Mets open the season against the Phillies.

This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, April 11, through Sunday, April 17.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Asdrubal Cabrera The new shortstop's bat and glove both came out to play this past week. Cabrera hit .350/.435/.400 and has been very steady in the field. Though he hasn't shown a ton of pop yet (.050 ISO), he's getting on base.
Eric Campbell Campbell went 0/2 this past week. However, he did accomplish the impressive feat of still being on the Mets roster.
Yoenis Cespedes Yo put the hurt into quite a few baseballs over the last seven days, with two homers and a .727 slugging percentage. He's still striking out plenty, but when he makes contact it goes very far. With a .364 average the last week, he's doing so.
Michael Conforto Conforto had himself a week as well. The left fielder was moved up to the #3 spot in the lineup against righties after putting up a .353/.421/.706 line. He's walking a lot, not striking out much, and seems ready to become the premier piece in the Met lineup.
Travis d’Arnaud TdA's bat still hasn't shown up so far in this young season, though it's not all his fault. He was 2/13 with one walk and three strikeouts last week, and his season line is just .120/.267/.160. However, a .158 BABIP is doing him no favors, and will surely rise with time. He'll sit tonight with an elbow ailment, opening the door for Kevin Plawecki to see more at-bats.
Alejandro De Aza De Aza went just 3/15 this week, but one of those hits was a home run that came during the four-homer bonanza in a 6-5 win over Cleveland. We'll call it neutral.
Lucas Duda The struggle continued for Duda, who went 4/21 and, uncharacteristically, did not draw a single walk. It's early, and Duda won't maintain a .475 OPS for long, but he has looked rather lost at the plate so far.
Wilmer Flores Wilmer connected for just one hit in ten at-bats this week, his first hit of the season. His .111 BABIP will regress to the mean over time, but he's not exactly striking fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers.
Curtis Granderson After a brutal first week, Grandy has begun to round into form. A .240/.321/.520 line is solid for sure, and he launched his first homer of the season this week.
Juan Lagares Lagares was an uninspiring 0/6 this week with two strikeouts and no walks. His other outs came via rather meek grounders. His defense will buoy his playing time, but some productivity from the bat would be welcomed.
Kevin Plawecki Plawecki will start again tonight in place of Travis d'Arnaud, and has played well recently. This week, he went 3/6 with two walks, and his defense behind the plate looked good to boot.
Neil Walker The Walk Man is someone ironically named, as he failed to draw a single base on balls this past week. However, he did hit two homers en route to a .500 slugging percentage for the week including one batting right-handed.
David Wright DWright's been on base a lot lately, with a .435 OBP the past week. Though he didn't have much thunder in his bat (.056 ISO), he's making solid contact and drawing walks, and looks good at third base. All things considered, he's had a very nice start to the season.