The Mets scored four runs in three games against the Atlanta Braves. Just as the offense seemed to be coming alive against the Pirates, they got a heaping helping of "nope" courtesy of their division rivals. Matt Reynolds, Rene Rivera, Bartolo Colon, and James Loney arguably provided the most offensive value of any four Mets this week. Not great, Bob!
This meter covers the Mets' games from Monday, June 13, through Sunday, June 19.
|Player||Last Week||This Week||Comment|
|Asdrubal Cabrera||.250/.250/.333. 57 wRC+. Nope.|
|Yoenis Cespedes||122 wRC+ and a .375 OBP made Yo the only major player who had himself a week. .421 slugging isn't quite up to his lofty standards, but is still more than you can say for just about anyone else on the team.|
|Michael Conforto||It might be time for Michael to go to Vegas and regain his focus. He had the only hit against Julio Teheran, but has generally looked lost at the plate. The mature, confident approach we saw last season and early this year has vanished, and he's hitting .157 since May started.|
|Travis d’Arnaud||Travis will be back Tuesday. If his 2015 bat comes with him, that'd be wonderful.|
|Alejandro De Aza||Alejandro De Aza is awful. He's now worth nearly a full win below replacement as a pinch hitter and fifth outfielder, with a 33 wRC+ in 84 plate appearances. He should have been mercifully DFA'd already. Unfortunately, with Juan Lagares hitting the DL, it may not happen soon.|
|Lucas Duda||Still hurt, unfortunately.|
Wilmer hit just .188 this week with a .235 OBP in 17 plate appearances, but flashed his power. His .563 slugging percentage helped him sport a 113 wRC+. It's hard to give him an up arrow, but a solid neutral will suffice.
|Curtis Granderson||Grandy didn't walk once this week, so his .259 average wasn't exactly complemented well. He hit a home run, but had a .666 OPS. Hopefully that inspires someone to make a deal with the devil for some offensive firepower.|
|Kelly Johnson||Admit it, you didn't realize how much you missed Kelly Johnson. I sure didn't. His 114 wRC+ in 16 plate appearances, combined with the utility to provide passable defense at multiple positions is helping to plug holes. He's hitting .333/.407/.542 in 27 plate appearances since re-joining the Mets.|
|Ty Kelly||Ty Kelly was recalled again in the wake of the man directly below's injury, and went 0-for-3.|
|Juan Lagares||Lagares succumbed to his thumb injury and joined the cavalcade of DL'd Metropolitans. They could start an improv group soon.|
|James Loney||Summer lovin' / Had me a blast. James Loney /Acquired for cash. His .333/.391/.571 line was very much needed this week.|
|Kevin Plawecki||He had no hits in 10 plate appearances but pulled off a .300 OBP. Sadly, that was an improvement.|
|Matt Reynolds||The Summer of Matt Reynolds is nigh. Well, not really, but he tied for the team lead in net WPA despite just seven plate appearances.|
|Rene Rivera||Hey! Rene Rivera hit this week! A very nice 169 wRC+ in 12 plate appearances paired with his strong defense means it looks like he'll stay up when TdA returns.|
|Neil Walker||Two straight bad weeks for Neil Walker. He's not gonna be the guy he was to open the year, but the Mets could use consistency out of him for sure.|
|David Wright||:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(|