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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, August 7-13

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

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

All things considered, the Mets just had a pretty decent week of baseball. They split one of those silly two-game series against the Texas Rangers and beat the Phillies three out or four times. Beating the Phillies all four times is always preferable, especially when they are as bad as they are right now, but even the best teams occasionally lose to the worst. And no, I am not saying that the Mets are one of the best. Anyway, here’s how the Mets’ position players did over the past week.

Jay Bruce only played two games this week before he was traded to the Indians, but in those two games, he hit .000/.143/.000. He was a pleasant surprise this season, though, and if not for his play—especially early in the season—things might have gone even worse.

Asdrubal Cabrera, who could still very well join the list of Mets to be traded away, has a nice week at the plate with a .333/.333/.467 line and a 111 wRC+.

There’s been a lot of talk about how bad Yoenis Cespedes has been this year, but given the injury stuff he dealt with and the limited playing time, it has seemed a bit unfair. But this week, he raked, with a .286/.318/.762 line and three home runs.

Speaking of players who slugged .762 on the week, Michael Conforto did exactly that. He had just a .190 average but got on base at a .370 clip to go along with those home runs, and that is more than good enough.

Travis d'Arnaud had another bad week at the plate—see his -7 wRC+—in a season that has seen him stay mostly healthy but struggle mightily as a hitter.

Wilmer Flores hit a pair of home runs and had a 188 wRC+ for the week, and he’s been making it tough not to give him playing time lately. If the Mets do find a taker for Asdrubal Cabrera, that would open things up a bit more for him the rest of the way.

The way Curtis Granderson has hit since the beginning of May has been thoroughly impressive, and this week was another great one for him: two home runs and a .313/.353/.750 line and a 183 wRC+. He’s up to 17 home runs in just 382 plate appearances on the season, and some contending team should probably trade for him.

Juan Lagares returned from the disabled list but struggled at the plate. Brandon Nimmo had a rough go of it at the plate, too. And hey, so did Rene Rivera.

T.J. Rivera might not be back this season because of his elbow injury, and as that seems to be the case, he might fall off the meter the rest of the way.

Those good weeks that Jose Reyes put together are seeming more and more like a distant memory. He hit .222/.300/.333 this week and still has bad numbers on the season.

Amed Rosario bounced back very nicely as a hitter after not faring too well with the bat in his first week in the bigs. He hit .353/.389/.588 with his first major league home run—which happened to be a game-winner for the Mets.

Called up once Jay Bruce was traded away, Dominic Smith struggled to hit in his first week in the bigs with a .200/.200/.200 line.

And the man who has manned the final line of this piece all season, Neil Walker, was destroying the ball—.438/.471/.625, 1 HR, 194 wRC+—this week before the Mets dealt him to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday.