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Mets player performance meter: Position players, Week 7

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Let's look at how well—or poorly—the Mets' position players played over the last seven days.

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There was plenty of bad in the Mets' lineup over the past week, but there were some excellent performances, too. In total, the Mets scored just 15 runs in six games, but they went 4-2 for the week thanks to some big home runs and other hits and some excellent pitching performances.

This week's meter covers games for the week of May 16 through 22.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS While his overall line wasn’t good, Cabrera gets the blue arrow thanks to the fact that he managed to drive in a few important runs over the weekend.
Eric Campbell, IF Campbell managed to draw some walks but still had a bad week at the plate, as he played in six games and made 19 plate appearances.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Maybe Cespedes really is this good. Over the past week, he hit .368/.478/.737 with two home runs, one of which turned a two-run deficit into a tie game, and a 229 wRC+. On the season, his 180 wRC+ is second only to David Ortiz’s 190.
Michael Conforto, LF The general idea of the fireball is that you have to put together a good week or two before achieving it, but Conforto was at least as good as Cespedes this week, depending on your favorite part of this line: .294/.400/.882, 3 HR, 237 wRC+.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud is working on getting his shoulder back into shape at home in California. Here’s hoping he’s not gone for as long as that makes it sound like he will be.
Alejandro De Aza, OF He only made five plate appearances, but De Aza managed to hit .500/.600/.500 in them. That works.
Lucas Duda, 1B A week from today, there’s a chance Duda’s on the disabled list. He’s dealing with a back issue that limited him to two games played this week, and he struggled in them.
Wilmer Flores, IF Flores is set to start a rehab assignment tomorrow, which could put him on track to return as soon as Friday and—if Duda does go on the DL—get a crack at playing first base regularly.
Curtis Granderson, RF It’s been a bit of a weird eyar at the plate for Granderson, but he hit a couple of home runs and managed an .860 OPS despite hitting only .200. That combination isn’t what makes it weird, but on a week-by-week basis, he’s been all-or-none as a hitter.
Juan Lagares, OF Lagares only got to the plate seven times, but he went 1-for-7 with a single.
Kevin Plawecki, C With a clear opportunity to prove himself as a major league hitter in d’Arnaud’s absence, Plawecki hasn’t done that yet. He had a .220 OPS and -36 wRC+ this week.
Matt Reynolds, IF -- Reynolds finally got to play in major league games, btu he went 0-for-5.
Rene Rivera, C Rivera made some very good plays defensively, but he didn’t reach base safely once in a couple of starts.
Neil Walker, 2B Walker couldn’t maintain what he started in the previous week and had only a .451 OPS. He’s obviously better than that, even though he was obviously never going to keep up his incredible home run pace from earlier in the season.
David Wright, 3B Wright’s game-winning hit on Saturday evening was one of the best moments of the week and the season thus far. But he struggled overall this week and finished it with a .423 OPS.