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Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, September 19-25

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

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The Mets’ offense had one hell of a week, capping things off with a 17-run performance against the lowly Phillies on Sunday. After getting off to a bit of a slow start with an average of just 3.33 runs scored per game against the Braves in a three-game series, the Mets beat up on the Phillies with 44 runs in four games. At a total 54 runs, they scored the most runs of any team in baseball for the week, and their 126 wRC+ over that span ranked fourth-best in the game.

Player 9/12-18 9/19-25 Comment
Jay Bruce, OF ALERT: Jay Bruce had a good week.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Cabrera just keeps hitting. This week, he hit three home runs with a .370/.452/.741 line. That he’s been so great while playing through a knee injury is pretty remarkable.
Eric Campbell, IF -- Campbell drove in four runs, scored a run, and had a 166 wRC+. Not too shabby.
Gavin Cecchini, IF Cecchini went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. He didn’t play all that much, but hey, his .500/.600/1.000 line was the best on the team for the week.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF Cespedes got on base at a .355 clip, which is pretty good, but was just about league average as a hitter for the week.
Michael Conforto, OF Conforto got 16 plate appearances for the week and took full advantage of them. He hit a home run and had a 229 wRC+. Here’s hoping he can continue to rake the rest of the way—and command playing time commensurate with that production.
Travis d’Arnaud, C It wasn’t d’Arnaud’s worst week, as he had a .333 OBP, but it still wasn’t a great one, either.
Alejandro De Aza, OF De Aza didn’t play much but struck out a bunch when he did and finished the week with a .000/.111/.000 line.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda made nine trips to the plate. He hit .250/.333/.375 in them. It’d still be ideal for him to see regular playing time the rest of the regular season to prepare him as much as possible for a potential postseason run.
Wilmer Flores, IF Flores’s wrist injury hasn’t improved and he may not return in the regular season.
Curtis Granderson, OF With two more home runs and a 175 wRC+ for the week, Granderson continued his great month. He has hit .237/.344/.605 with a 148 wRC+ in September, his best month of the 2016 season by quite a bit.
Kelly Johnson, IF Johnson didn’t play a ton, but he went just 1-for-7 with a single and no walks.
Ty Kelly, IF Like many of the Mets’ bench players, Kelly raked in limited playing time.
Juan Lagares, CF Lagares was sent up to bunt in his lone plate appearance, and while he might not have done a great job of bunting, he reached base on a Phillies error.
James Loney, 1B Loney had a 68 wRC+ for the week.
Brandon Nimmo, OF Nimmo got to the plate nine times thanks to a few wacky games between the Mets and Phillies. He hit really well when he played, too: .429/.556/.571.
Kevin Plawecki, C -- Plawecki went 0-for-2 for the week.
Jose Reyes, IF Reyes’s overall stats for the week don’t jump off the page—see his 109 wRC+—but he hit a home run that kept the Mets alive in their multiple-comeback win over the Phillies that helped him wind up with the green arrow.
Matt Reynolds, IF Reynolds went 0-for-1.
T.J. Rivera, IF Rivera played a ton and had a great week in the process. He hit .409/.423/.545 with a home run and seven runs batted in.
Rene Rivera, C Rivera hit a home run and had a pretty good all-around week at the plate.