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Mets player performance meter: Positon players, Week 13

A review of the Mets' hitters over the last week of games.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets had an interesting baseball-calendar week last week, as they were swept by the Nationals in a three-game series and looked lifeless at the plate in the process before routing the Cubs in a four-game sweep. Baseball.

This week’s meter covers the Mets’ games from Monday, June 27, through Sunday, July 3.

Player Last This Comment
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS The .250 batting average and .280 on-base percentage were ugly, but a couple of home runs and a .542 slugging percentage were just enough to warrant the up arrow here.
Yoenis Cespedes, CF Since coming to the Mets, Cespedes has been one of the best hitters in baseball. And he hit a couple of home runs and had a .357/.400/.607 line over these two series. That’ll do.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud’s first home run will be included in next week’s meter, but he still had a great week as an on-base machine. He hit .471/.500/.471.
Alejandro De Aza, OF At some point, De Aza will probably hit better than he has this year. He didn’t get there during this week, though, as he had a .444 OPS. Woof.
Lucas Duda, 1B He’s not doing baseball activities yet but might be doing them soon.
Wilmer Flores, 3B Flores capped off his week with an excellent 6-for-6 performance and wound up with a .943 OPS. He probably shouldn’t lose playing time to Jose Reyes, even though it sounds like he will.
Curtis Granderson, RF After missing a few games with a calf injury, Granderson returned in—pardon me here—grand fashion. He had a .545/.615/.818 line with a home run in his 13 plate appearances.
Kelly Johnson, IF Johnson didn’t play a ton, but he had a 1.192 OPS when he did. In 54 plate appearances since re-joining the Mets, he’s hit .319/.407/.574 with a 165 wRC+.
Juan Lagares, CF In his first two games off the disabled list, he managed a decent .715 OPS.
James Loney, 1B Loney had a cool .909 OPS over this stretch with a couple of home runs. He’s probably not going to sustain anywhere near the level of production he’s given the Mets at the plate so far, but he’s done well in what should still be considered a fill-in role.
Brandon Nimmo, OF Nimmo hit a very long home run, the first of his career, and finished the baseball week with a .320/.370/.440 line in 26 plate appearances.
Matt Reynolds, IF He didn’t play much, but when he did, he didn’t hit.
Rene Rivera, C Rivera hit a home run and had a 1.262 OPS. Not too shabby.
Neil Walker, 2B Walker hit a home run but didn’t do a whole lot else at the plate.
David Wright, 3B It still doesn’t sound like Wright will make it back this season. But he’s been at the Mets’ home games, watching from the bullpen so as to keep his surgically-repaired neck safe.