The Mets went 4-3 this week, finishing up a home stand against the Braves and moving out west to start a road trip against the Padres. While there were a few games with some absent offense, the big-time production came, as well. Whether it was from places you'd expect or not is really up to your imagination.
Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright, and Kevin Plawecki all had big weeks.
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, May 2, through Sunday, May 8.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||Sure, he hasn't walked in a week, but Asdrubal put up a .333/.357/.519 line at short and has cemented himself as a lineup fixture.|
|Eric Campbell||Well, Campbell went 2-for-3 with two walks and made a great play at third to end Sunday's game. He's starting to look like a valuable bench piece.|
|Yoenis Cespedes||The fireball is not going anywhere anytime soon it seems. Yo has upped his walk rate to 10.1% overall on the young season, by far the best of his career. He hit four home runs this week and his earning his paycheck with a .299/.376/.701(!!!) triple slash in 2016.|
|Bartolo Colon||--||What a time to be alive.|
|Michael Conforto||Conforto went cold for the first time this season, walking a decent amount but not hitting for much of anything. He's adjusted many times in his young career, and will be perfectly fine.|
|Travis d’Arnaud||d'Arnaud had a setback after his injury and is still on the DL.|
|Alejandro De Aza||De Aza was just 0-for-4 this week, striking out twice.|
|Lucas Duda||Good baseball player Lucas Duda had a .910 OPS this week, making the most of his five hits by sending three of them deep. He won't get a fireball by any means, but another up arrow is his. Yes, the rules have changed a bit this year. Embrace it.|
|Wilmer Flores||Wilmer went 3-for-12 with a walk, putting up a .725 OPS. That line in a part time role will be just fine.|
|Curtis Granderson||Well, at least he still walked a solid amount. Unfortunately, Grandy had just three hits in 28 at-bats this week after a solid stretch of production.|
|Juan Lagares||Lagares was 0-for-4 as well, though his defensive value makes it hard to trend him down. Holding pattern is about right.|
|Kevin Plawecki||The Good Kevin Plawecki, the one who made prospect lists before 2015, showed up this week. .286/.444/.500 is a mark that certainly helps make up for the loss of TdA, and not striking out once was huge as well, though throwing out baserunners has been a struggle.|
|Rene Rivera||Rivera was 1-for-6 with a home run, and the pitchers seem to like throwing to him. He's been a solid backup for Plawecki.|
|Neil Walker||Well, he had to go cold sometime, right? Walker was 0-for-20 this week, though he is also banged up with a shin injury. Hopefully, some rest will get him back to where he was.|
|David Wright||O Captain, My Captain! David was your clubhouse leader in OBP this week with a ridiculous .571 mark on his way to a .544 wOBA. He walked in 38% of his at-bats, hit two home runs, and stole another base.|