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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position Players, August 21-27

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

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The Mets played another week of baseball games, this time with their roster shed of nearly every player who was considered a potential trade piece a few weeks ago. The team played eight games over the past seven days, splitting a four-game series with the Diamondbacks at home before splitting a four-game series with the Nationals on the road. And here’s how the position players fared over that span.

Asdrubal Cabrera, one of the aforementioned trade chips who is still here, hit just a tick above league average with one home run. That’s basically the definition of the blue arrow.

Fellow infielder Gavin Cecchini got 17 plate appearances but finished the week with a 17 wRC+, which is not the kind of numerical thing you want in your stat line.

Yoenis Cespedes suffered an injury that may end his season, but before that, he raked: .727/.823/1.091 with one home run in sixteen plate appearances.

Michael Conforto suffered an injury that will definitely end his season and might even affect next season, but he hit really well in his final three games played.

As has too often been the case, Travis d'Arnaud struggled at the plate this week. He hit .235/.278/.294. Wilmer Flores did, too, with a .200/.226/.433 line that netted him just a 69 wRC+.

Juan Lagares did great work in the field, but he hit just .267/.333/.333.

Brandon Nimmo hit a big home run last night, got on base at a .355 clip for the week, and had a 111 wRC+ over this stretch.

Kevin Plawecki had perhaps his best week as a major league hitter with a .429/.529/.500 line and a 176 wRC+.

Fresh off the disabled list, Jose Reyes hit well in three games.

Matt Reynolds checked in at a 98 wRC+ for the week.

Amed Rosario hit a couple home runs and had a .259/.286/.556 line with a 115 wRC+. There are parts of his offensive game that will need improvement—the strikeout and walk rates, basically—but the 21-year-old is already holding his own at the plate.

Dominic Smith hit a home run but had just a .174/.200/.348 line for the week. He now has a .161/.186/.339 line with a 32 wRC+ in his still-incredibly-young major league career.

An outfielder whose big league career is even younger, Travis Taijeron got eight plate appearances in his first week in the majors but did not reach base.