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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, May 14-20

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

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With many Mets regulars being sidelined this week due to injury, the bench and depth pieces on the roster have had to step up. And they have filled in admirably, as the Mets completed a sweep of the Diamondbacks to finish off a sunnier week of performance meters. The Mets also had a shorter week than usual, having played just five games over the past seven days. But they won four out of those five, one in dominant fashion, which means a good week for the offense.

With Todd Frazier remaining on the disabled list (he will likely need a rehab assignment before being activated), Wilmer Flores continues to get a lot of at-bats. He leads the Mets in plate appearances for the week and holds a very solid 112 wRC+. He had five hits this week and two RBIs, including of course the walk-off sacrifice fly in Saturday’s win.

Due to Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Lagares both having to be placed on the disabled list this week, the Mets have had to do some roster shuffling, which included recalling utility man Phillip Evans from Triple-A Las Vegas. He went hitless in four plate appearances this week, striking out three times.

Luis Guillorme, also recently recalled from Triple-A, is making the most out of his few plate appearances. He went hitless in his first start as a Met in yesterday’s game, but overall he has a 115 wRC+ for the week with three hits and an RBI.

The Mets have switched up their backup catcher as well. Jose Lobaton went hitless in his three plate appearances this week before being designated for assignment. Tomas Nido was called back up to the big leagues in his stead and reached base two out of his three plate appearances with one walk, one hit, and a run scored.

The Mets’ primary catcher, meanwhile, had a scorching week at the plate. Mesoraco rocks a 329 wRC+ and a .615 on-base percentage this week, leading the team in both categories. He walked four times and collected three hits, two of which were home runs. The Mets have to like what they’ve been seeing out of Mesoraco at the plate lately.

Speaking of liking what the Mets are seeing at the plate, Amed Rosario has had a breakout week as well. Rosario hit two home runs in yesterday’s game, his first two of the season. He collected five hits in total this week and four RBIs, both tied for the team lead. That amounts to a 156 wRC+ for the week. And perhaps most importantly, he only struck out two times this week.

Brandon Nimmo has flourished given more regular playing time, also collecting five hits on the week, including a home run. He scored three runs and also stole two bases this week. He holds a 150 wRC+ this week.

Michael Conforto, too, had a good week at the plate and is finally starting to look like the player we all know he can be. He has five hits this week as well, including a home run. His wRC+ for the week stands at 154.

Of the Mets’ veterans remaining on the active roster, Asdrubal Cabrera continues to be the most consistent hitter. He blasted a decisive pinch-hit two run homer in yesterday’s game to help the Mets complete the sweep. Overall, he carries a 118 wRC+ this week.

The remaining trio of veterans—Jay Bruce, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jose Reyes—struggled at the plate this week. Jay Bruce returned from the paternity list for Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays. He had four hits and two runs scored this week, but also struck out six times to the tune of a 61 wRC+.

Adrian Gonzalez came back down to earth after a hot week at the plate last week, posting just a 68 wRC+. He collected three hits and scored a run.

Jose Reyes, meanwhile, continues to be, well, poop. He has a -15 wRC+ this week, with one hit, one walk, and a run scored in eleven plate appearances.