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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, June 12-18

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

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Although the Mets went just 3-4 over the past week, taking two of three from the Cubs but just one of four from the Nationals, their offense mostly did okay. Here’s how the position players did individually over the week of June 12 through 18.

Jay Bruce was the Mets’ second-best hitter for the week, at least among those who played the full week, with an outstanding .407/.448/.704 line that translated to a 205 wRC+.

Before hitting the disabled list again, Asdrubal Cabrera hit two home runs in the Mets’ Monday night win over the Cubs,

Yoenis Cespedes is looking awfully good for a guy who came back from the disabled list at less than 100 percent. He hit a home run and had a .500/.526/.778 line and a 249 wRC+ for the week. For the season, he’s now hitting .322/.400/.667 with a 177 wRC+.

Michael Conforto, however, had a pretty bad week as he hit .231/.375/.231 with an 83 wRC+. That on-base percentage is fine, but Conforto’s been slumping as a power hitter for the past couple of weeks now.

Travis d'Arnaud continued to struggle at the plate with just a 62 wRC+. It’s getting harder to remember the months that he raked in 2015.

Every Mets fan’s favorite first baseman, Lucas Duda didn’t hit for average but did hit a pair of home runs and finished the week with a 121 wRC+. That’s pretty good.

Wilmer Flores didn’t have the best defensive week, and he didn’t hit much, either.

Curtis Granderson had a perfectly decent week, with one home run and a .267/.353/.467 line in relatively limited playing time—17 plate appearances, to be precise.

After struggling at the plate, Juan Lagares broke part of his thumb as he dove trying to make a catch. His inability to stay healthy over the past few years has been an issue as much as his struggles at the plate have been.

Brandon Nimmo got the call when Lagares went down. He went 0-for-1 but had just one plate appearance.

Rene Rivera hit a home run, had a 57.1% strikeout rate, and finished the week with a 75 wRC+. That actually seems like an accomplishment given the K rate.

People have kept doubting his ability to stick as a major league hitter, but just when his numbers dip, T.J. Rivera always seems to bounce back. He hit .474/.500/.526 for the week.

For the first time in a long time, Jose Reyes put together a respectable week at the plate, good for a 94 wRC+, which is still just okay.

Like Nimmo, Matt Reynolds didn’t reach base, but he didn’t play much.

Neil Walker hit a home run and had a great week going and then hurt his hamstring pretty badly. Like two of his teammates, he’ll have the red cross next to his name next week.