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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, August 22-28

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week.

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Believe it or not, the Mets had an incredible week at the plate as they took two of three games from the Cardinals and did the same against the Phillies. As a team, they had a 129 wRC+ for the week, the third-best mark in baseball, and they scored 40 runs, also the third-best mark in baseball. Let’s take a look at how they did individually.

Player 8/15-21 8/22-28 Comment
Jay Bruce, OF It was another brutal week at the plate for Bruce, as he hit just .143/.143/.214 with a -11 wRC+. He’s better than this, right?
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS This might have been the best week of Asdrubal Cabrera’s careeer, at least until he left yesterday’s game with a knee injury. He hit .545/.583/1.136 with three home runs and a 355 wRC+.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF While he wasn’t quite on Cabrera’s level, Cespedes stayed red hot with a .333/.455/.556 line.
Bartolo Colon, RHP -- Colon hit a double and a single in his lone start, good enough for a .667/.667/1.000 line and a team-best 360 wRC+.
Travis d’Arnaud, C d’Arnaud had been hitting well in August but had just a .553 OPS over this stretch.
Alejandro De Aza, OF De Aza hit a home run and managed a 112 wRC+ for the week. That’ll do.
Lucas Duda, 1B We miss Lucas Duda.
Wilmer Flores, IF When Wilmer Flores plays against left-handed starters, things go well. Overall, he made 15 plate appearances, hit two home runs—including a grand slam—and finished the week with a .357/.333/.857, 201 wRC+ line.
Curtis Granderson, OF What’s cooler than bein’ cool? Ice cold.
Kelly Johnson, IF As a Met this year, Kelly Johnson has been out-of-this-world good. He hit a grand slam and had a .300/.364/.600 line in 11 plate appearances this week.
Juan Lagares, CF There’s been no update on Lagares’s return from thumb surgery recently.
James Loney, 1B Well, at least his .263/.263/.263 line was better than the previous week.
Jose Reyes, IF Yes, there are really this many fireballs on the meter. Reyes kept up his pace since coming off the disabled list with a .927 OPS.
T.J. Rivera, IF He’s been to Vegas and back more times in the past week than anyone, but he didn’t reach base in his 7 major league plate appearances.
Rene Rivera, C Rivera had a nice week at the plate—see his .844 OPS—and behind it.
Justin Ruggiano, OF Ruggiano hit well in his brief time between disabled list stints.
Noah Syndergaard, RHP -- While he wasn’t quite on Colon’s level, Syndergaard hit a double and had a 164 wRC+ for the week as a result.
Neil Walker, 2B Though he didn’t play much this week because of lingering back soreness and his time on paternity leave, he raked when he played, coming in third for the week with a 322 wRC+.