Thank goodness for the Mets’ offense. Without the performances the team’s position players have been putting up—on a pretty regular basis—this season would be much, much worse than it’s already been. And you’ll be shocked to hear me celebrate the great week that one of the Mets’ outfielders had.
Jay Bruce had a good week, just not a great enough week to keep his fireball status. He hit .227/.346/.500 with a couple of home runs. He’s been a pleasant surprise this season.
Not-second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera wants out—or at least did want out—after the team asked him to play there. If he was trying to make himself appealing to other teams, he did a fine job with a .500/.588/.571 line for the week.
Gavin Cecchini has extremely limited major league experience but has hit well in that time. Over this week, he hit his first major league home run and had a .308/.308/.538 line.
Yoenis Cespedes was merely pretty good as he hit a home run and had a 116 wRC+ for the week.
Michael Conforto’s wrist could be an issue after he was hit by a pitch. Before that, he hit just .235/.350/.294 for the week. He’s kept his walk rate up, which helps mitigate the other issues, but he’s hitting just .206/.383/.317 in the month of June.
As has been the case more often than not lately, Travis d'Arnaud was a few ticks below average with the bat for the week.
Lucas Duda hit a home run and boasted a 177 wRC+ for the week. Good.
Wilmer Flores had a fine week at the plate, as he hit .320/.379/.600.
Excuse me while I point out that Curtis Granderson hit a fantastic .455/.552/1.045 with three home runs and a 287 wRC+ over this stretch. After an abysmal month of April, he’s up to a 107 wRC+ on the season after a very impressive nearly-two-month stretch.
Juan Lagares remains out after the surgery he had on his thumb.
Brandon Nimmo only played a little but managed a .571 OBP for the week.
Unlike his catching counterpart, Rene Rivera had a great week at the plate, albeit in a tiny sample of nine plate appearances. But the dude led the team with a 293 wRC+.
T.J. Rivera hit .211/.211/.211 with a 10 wRC+ for the week.
For the second week in a row, Jose Reyes was just a bit below league average with the bat. It would be better if that were a down week rather than a representation of some his best work in 2017.
Matt Reynolds got up to the plate twice and reached once on a walk.
And Neil Walker is still out with a hamstring injury.