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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, September 4-10

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

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With the season still plodding along despite the Mets’ disappointing results, the team had one of its better weeks all year in terms of wins and losses. They took two of three from the Phillies and three of four from the Reds at home, which is nice. That sort of success might hurt their draft position a bit next year, but the players on the field probably don’t care too much about that.

After starting his Mets stint off very hot, Nori Aoki was not so great this week with his .250/.308/.375 line, but it wasn’t the worst week by a Mets hitter this year by any stretch.

Asdrubal Cabrera absolutely raked with a 1.424 OPS, one home run included, in 20 plate appearances. He’s sitting on a 104 wRC+ for the season, which isn’t spectacular but is definitely still useful.

Fellow infielder Gavin Cecchini did not rake at all, as evidenced by his .220 OPS.

Travis d'Arnaud of 2015, welcome back! The catcher hit .438 and slugged .812 for the week, and he hit just one home run en route to doing that. That sort of week has been a rarity for him all year.

Phillip Evans made his major league debut, and thus far, he is the owner of a 1.500 OPS in two plate appearances.

Wilmer Flores is done for the season because of his broken nose, making this his last appearance on the meter for the year.

Juan Lagares only had a .292 OBP but put up a .522 SLG, and with his defense, that combination is more than acceptable. If only he could have more weeks like those, he might be an everyday starter on a contending team.

Brandon Nimmo wasn’t quite on the Asdrubal level of dominance at the plate, but he had one hell of a week with two home runs, seven runs batted in, and a .409/.483/.727 line.

Believe it or not, Kevin Plawecki was great, too. He had a 1.135 OPS with one home run.

Jose Reyes had another very good week—.296/.367/.667—and will probably do just enough at the plate the rest of the way this year to end up back on the Mets’ roster for 2018. That’s how this goes, right?

Matt Reynolds didn’t hit for any power, but he got on base at a .450 clip.

In a tiny sample, Amed Rosario had an .833 OPS, but he’s missed the past several games because of a finger injury.

Dominic Smith hit a home run but had just a .240/.345/.400 line. That’s not terrible, but it’s not quite good, especially at first base.

Travis Taijeron rocketed his first major league home run, and had a very nice .267/.333/.636 line for the week.