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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, September 18-24

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

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

The Mets are, indeed, still playing out the string, as some players try to establish their own roles on the 2018 squad to start what everyone hopes will be a much less disastrous season. There’s work to be done if the Mets are to get to that point, but for now, some individual performance are basically all we have as Mets fans.

Overall, Nori Aoki has been pretty effective as a Met, but he was just a tick above league average this week. That’s about his normal level of production as a hitter in his major league career.

Asdrubal Cabrera followed up an incredible week with a poor one. He had a .391 OBP, which carried his week overall, as he hit just .176 with no extra-base hits.

Gavin Cecchini didn’t play much, as per usual, and hit .143/.143/.143.

Travis d'Arnaud had an outstanding week with three home runs with a .313/.389/.875 line that was good for a 221 wRC+.

Infielder Phillip Evans was just a touch below league average with his .333/.375/.333 line for the week.

Juan Lagares struggled mightily at the plate and finished the week with a 31 wRC+. He’ll have to play some out-of-this-world defense to really justify being an everyday player going forward.

Tomas Nido got one plate appearance and singled in it.

Brandon Nimmo continued to impress, this time hitting two home runs which were a big part of why he had a 126 wRC+ this week despite a very-low-for-him .320 OBP.

Kevin Plawecki had a solid week as a hitter, as evidenced by his 132 wRC+.

Once again, Jose Reyes had a very good week as a hitter, which probably makes a return to the Mets next year more likely. That’s seemingly been the case for each of the past several weeks.

Matt Reynolds was one of the Mets’ best hitters by the rate stats this week, albeit in just three plate appearances.

Amed Rosario rated exactly league average with a 100 wRC+, though he only played in three games because of a stomach illness.

Dominic Smith had one of his worst weeks in the majors with a .125/.125/.125 line, which, if you were wondering, is a -40 wRC+.

Travis Taijeron only got six plate appearances but did not hit much in them.