We’re going with the strategy of better late than never here: This is the player meter that would have normally run last Monday. But for the sake of keeping things complete, here’s the player performance meter for position players for the week that began on May 22 and ended on May 28. As a quick refresher, that was the week that saw the Mets drop two of three to the lowly Padres at home and win two of three from the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Jay Bruce hit a home run, got on base at a .348 clip, and slugged .619 for the week. His overall numbers since the beginning of May aren’t good, but this stretch was probably his best since April.
In a season that has gone exceedingly well thus far, Michael Conforto had another great week with a .333/.440/.619 line.
Lucas Duda absolutely raked with three home runs and a .435/.519/1.000 line. Good week.
Finally playing without being too banged up Asdrubal Cabrera had a not-so-great week at the plate.
Speaking of banged up, Yoenis Cespedes remained out for this stretch.
Travis d'Arnaud doesn’t always stay on the field, but he’s fully capable of hitting well when he does. With a .972 OPS over these games, he certainly did.
Wilmer Flores, who has now displaced Jose Reyes as a starting player, had an .846 OPS over this stretch.
As ice-cold as he was in April, Curtis Granderson has really turned things around. In these six games, he hit .350/.440/.550.
Juan Lagares didn’t do well at the plate at all, but he made several spectacular catches for the Mets in a game they ultimately lost on Saturday night of Memorial Day weekend in Pittsburgh.
The unexpected offensive production from Rene Rivera took a turn back toward reality as he hit just .143/.143/.143 for the week.
T.J. Rivera barely played but had a .250 OBP.
Jose Reyes’s .624 OPS was lower than several of his teammates’ slugging percentages for the week. Woof.
Matt Reynolds barely played but hit well when he did.
And last but not least, Neil Walker put up a 1.023 OPS as he continued to improve his stats for the season.