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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, September 11-17

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

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The past seven days went pretty well for the Mets at the plate, all things considered. There were several players who didn’t hit well at all, but the team got good-to-great performances from more players than you might expect at this juncture of this season.

Outfielder Nori Aoki had a nice week with a .273/.385/.455 line and one home run. It’ll be interesting to see whether or not he’s tendered a contract by the Mets this winter.

Asdrubal Cabrera is absolutely deserving on the fireball. He hit one home run this week, but the overall line—.556/.571/.889, 275 wRC+—is the highlight here and one of the best offensive weeks by any Met this season. That’s nothing to sneeze at, either, as offense was generally not an issue before all of the trades.

Infielder Gavin Cecchini only got ten plate appearances but had a very nice week with a 166 wRC+.

Travis d'Arnaud, however, was just league average with the bat, as reflected by his 101 wRC+. Given the way his season has gone, that’s still a relatively good week for him.

Phillip Evans only got nine plate appearances but hit .222/.222/.333 in them.

Juan Lagares got plenty of playing time but had a .136/.240/.227 line. That translates to a 36 wRC+. He might be testing the limits of “how poorly can a great defensive outfielder hit to still be useful?”

Tomas Nido, recently called up to the bigs for the first time, went 1-for-2 with an RBI in his first week with the Mets.

Brandon Nimmo managed a .300 OBP despite a .167 average, but his was overall a bad week at the plate.

If you were buying into the reinvented Kevin Plawecki, the past week did not help, as he hit .200/.385/.200. That’s an impressive walk rate, though.

Jose Reyes continued his push to get the Mets to make a bad decision about him this winter with another good week at the plate.

Matt Reynolds had a -36 wRC+ in limited playing time.

Amed Rosario was just a tick above league average at the plate, which is really fine at this stage of his very young career.

Dominic Smith was more than a tick above league average—and the second-best Mets hitter of the week—with a .316/.409/.737 lines, two home runs, and a 196 wRC+.

Fellow rookie Travis Taijeron, however, finished with merely a 78 wRC+ for the week.