The Mets went 5-1 this week and continued to score plenty of runs and pitch well. They hold the third-best run differential in baseball, powered by the sixth-best slugging percentage and fifth-most home runs. After returning home and putting together a large winning streak, the Mets have the fourth-best record in the game, and their hot bats have had plenty to do with it.
This week, Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto, and Neil Walker are again the hottest hitters on the team. At this time last year, none of them were on the roster. Change is good.
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, April 25, through Sunday, May 1.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||The shortstop has been productive overall, but hit just .167/.286/.222 this week despite the offense's relative explosion.|
|Eric Campbell||Campbell was 1-for-5 with two walks this week. Yay.|
|Yoenis Cespedes||The fireball is here to stay for at least another week. A 1.206 OPS will do that for a guy, and his walk rate is creeping up a bit.|
|Michael Conforto||Conforto is one of the hottest hitters on the planet right now. For the season, he stands at .342/.418/.633 with a 178 wRC+. Not bad for a guy with half a season of MLB plate appearances to his name.|
|Travis d’Arnaud||TdA hit the disabled list with a right shoulder injury.|
|Alejandro De Aza||De Aza picked it up this week, reaching base four times in nine plate appearances including a start.|
|Lucas Duda||Another good week is quickly erasing the memories of his very slow start, as the walks finally came at a more typical pace this week.|
|Wilmer Flores||He was just 2-for-11 with a walk, but Wilmer hit a home run Saturday that seemed to bring his spirits up greatly, and hopefully his game will follow.|
|Curtis Granderson||.278/.350/.389 this week for Curtis, who sat against Madison Bumgarner but otherwise continued steady production.|
|Juan Lagares||We knew his defense was back, and this week his bat looked like the 2014 version. Even more impressive, he looked more patient and didn't strike out.|
|Kevin Plawecki||Pressed into action in the wake of d'Arnaud's injury, Plawecki's been fine so far. He's shown glimpses of his upside for sure.|
|Rene Rivera||--||Rivera started on Saturday and went 0-for-3 with a walk. The veteran was called up to take d'Arnaud's spot on the roster, and typically provides solid defense behind the plate. His brother is Adam Rubin's CrossFit instructor.|
|Neil Walker||Another one of the hottest hitters alive, Walker hit two more home runs this week to bring his total to nine. He also started walking some and hit .391.|
|David Wright||He got on base at a .381 clip, but Wright's hits were infrequent (.235) and they were all singles. An OPS just above .600 won't get you an up arrow.|