Things were ugly on the pitching side for the Mets over the past week, as per usual, but the team’s hitters were not very good, either. That combination got them a 1-5 record against the Rockies and Dodgers, and if there were anyone left who had playoff hopes for the Mets as the calendar turned to August, those hopes should be gone by now. Let’s take a look at the individual performances.
Jay Bruce was solid. Despite hitting for a .188 average, he belted a couple of home runs and finished the week with a 128 wRC+.
The same couldn’t be said for Asdrubal Cabrera, who hit .231/.222/.308, a line that’s good for a 34 wRC+. He’s still a potential trade candidate now that he has cleared waivers, but weeks like that won’t make him more appealing to other teams.
Yoenis Cespedes wasn’t completely awful for the week. He hit a home run but finished with just an 87 wRC+.
Michael Conforto’s week wasn’t his best, but he hit .320/.370/.440, which is fine.
As has been the case more often than not all year, Travis d'Arnaud had a bad week at the plate, finishing with a 57 wRC+. His health has been a pleasant surprise this year, but his lack of production has been an equally unpleasant one. That 2015 version of d’Arnaud is almost hard to believe.
Wilmer Flores hit a home run and slugged .444, but his .200 OBP kind of torpedoed any shot of calling this a good week.
Curtis Granderson hit .188, just like Bruce, but he got on base at a .350 clip and hit a couple of home runs to slug .563 and earn himself a 138 wRC+ for the week. Since the beginning of May, he has been great.
Juan Lagares is working his way back but is still on the disabled list.
Brandon Nimmo barely played but went just 0-for-3 with a walk.
Rene Rivera led the team with a .500/.625/1.000 line and a 309 wRC+ for the week—albeit in just eight plate appearances.
T.J. Rivera remains sidelined with his elbow injury.
Jose Reyes reminded everyone of the player he had been several months this season as he hit a whopping .077/.143/.077 with a -37 wRC+ for the week. Here’s hoping the Mets don’t deem him worth of a major league roster spot beyond this year.
Amed Rosario gets the down arrow because his overall line—.182/.182/.364—was bad. But there was plenty to like about his first week in the big leagues, as he hit a couple of triples, ran extremely fast on the bases, and looked like an actual shortstop in the field.
Neil Walker has still not been good since his return from the DL, and he surpassed Jose Reyes in the negative wRC+ department with a -75 mark for the week. He hit one single in sixteen plate appearances and did not reach base otherwise.