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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, May 1-7

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

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The Mets have bene staying afloat lately, especially since they had a winning week while dealing with even more injuries than they had before it began, and for that, they can thank their offense. Lucas Duda and Yoenis Cespedes have been on the disabled list, but the team has rattled off plenty of runs despite missing both of their powerful bats. And that performance has put the Mets at 14-16 on the season, which is better than you might expect when the team’s best position player—at least until Michael Conforto proves otherwise over the course of a full season—and best starting pitcher are out.

Over the last week specifically, the Mets hit .268/.372/.459, which was good for a 121 wRC+ that tied for the eighth-best mark in baseball. Since three of their games were played in a still-brand-new ballpark, though, it’s worth checking a non-park-adjusted metric, and their .357 wOBA ranked eighth, too. So that works out nicely.

Here’s how the Mets’ hitters did individually.

May 1-7

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Player Last Week This Week Comment
Jay Bruce, RF ++ + Bruce hit .240/.345/.600 with two more home runs and had a third home run erased by rain. Where would the Mets be without him this year?
Michael Conforto, OF + + Michael Conforto is pretty good. .333/.467/.542 this week.
Lucas Duda, 1B INJ INJ Duda is still out but is making progress toward his return.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS - ++ He's hurt now, but Cabrera absolutely raked before injuring his thumb: .357/.526/.714 with a 224 wRC+.
Yoenis Cespedes, LF INJ INJ There hasn't been much in the way of updates on Cespedes's timetable for return.
Travis d'Arnaud, C + INJ d'Arnaud became the latest Met to traverse the day-to-day-to-DL trail.
Wilmer Flores, IF INJ - Flores came back, but he was bad in eleven plate appearances.
Curtis Granderson, CF - - Granderson finally started to show some signs of life, but his .725 OPS and 86 wRC+ still weren't great.
Juan Lagares, OF - + He doesn't play much, but when he did play, he finally had a good week at the plate.
Kevin Plawecki, C + - As has often been the case in his major league career, Plawecki struggled to hit this week.
Rene Rivera, C + + With Travis d'Arnaud out, Rivera did a pretty good impression of one of his good weeks as a hitter.
T.J. Rivera, IF = + With a home run and a .381/.500/.667 line, Rivera had his best week of the year.
Jose Reyes, 3B + = With a 105 wRC+ for the week, Reyes was fine.
Matt Reynolds, IF - - Reynolds only got up three times but didn't reach base.
Neil Walker, 2B - = Walker had a tough time in April, but he hit a decent .250/.357/.375 with a 104 wRC+ this week.