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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, April 10-16, 2017

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

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To be cliché about it, the Mets’ offense was in feast-or-famine mode over the past seven days. The team went 4-3, winning all three of its games in Philadelphia and the first of four in Miami before losing the final three—all of which were close. In total, the Mets hit 16 home runs for the week, the highest mark in baseball, and had a solid overall line as a team: .241/.322/.483 with a 119 wRC+.

A quick note on the meters: We’ve switched up our symbols for the foreseeable short term future to make tables work best for readers across all devices. We’ll miss the fireball and the old arrows as much as anyone, but for now, we’re rolling with:

  • ++ for fireball
  • + for up arrow
  • = for sideways arrow
  • - for down arrow

And now, let’s review how each of the Mets’ position players fared over the past seven days.

April 10-16, 2017

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jay Bruce, RF + + Bruce put together a 130 wRC+ thanks to a solid .286 average and a couple of home runs. That'll do.
Michael Conforto, OF + + Conforto continued to excel in limited playing time with a home run and a 165 wRC+.
Lucas Duda, 1B + + Duda hitting and fielding well shouldn't really surprise anyone. He had a 180 wRC+ for the week.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS - + With a good week at the plate, Cabrera continued to look like an absolute bargain for the Mets.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF - ++ Cespedes had an outstanding week, with five home runs and a .308/.387/.962 line and a 245 wRC+. He won't do that every week, but that's the type of thing that makes having him on the Mets for four more seasons really exciting.
Travis d'Arnaud, C - ++ d'Arnaud's swing seems to be working a whole lot better now than it did last year, and he hit .381/.458/.810 with a pair of home runs and a 236 wRC+. More of that would endear him to Mets fans—perhaps as much as running away from Ray Ramirez did.
Wilmer Flores, IF - - Flores got 20 plate appearances but didn't do much with them.
Curtis Granderson, CF - - The early-season woes continued for Granderson, who hit just .154/.267/.269. Don't give up on him completely just yet, though.
Ty Kelly, IF - / Kelly got DFA'd and claimed by the Blue Jays, which makes this his last appearance on the player meter, at least for now.
Rene Rivera, C + - Although his first week of the year went well, Rivera didn't repeat that performance.
T.J. Rivera, IF = - Rivera struck out twice, walked once, and was optioned to Las Vegas.
Jose Reyes, 3B - - With a 33 wRC+, Reyes took a step forward from his very forgettable first week but still didn't do well.
Neil Walker, 2B - + After struggling pretty mightily over the first week of the season, Walker looked more like himself at the plate in this one with a 144 wRC+.