Early in the week during the Marlins series, the offense once again struggled to score enough runs, as they dropped two out of three to the team sitting in the basement in the NL East. The bats woke up against the Brewers, but unfortunately the pitching couldn’t get the job done, and the Mets finished up a rough week in which they went 2-5.
The hottest Met this week is also the newest Met: Jose Bautista. He’s been a tough out since joining the Mets and owns a 214 wRC+ in his first eleven plate appearances. He has four hits and has also been seeing the ball well at the plate, drawing two walks.
The other hot bat on the Mets this week is Brandon Nimmo, who is having his second straight good week at the plate and has seemingly been unstoppable since getting an opportunity to play every day. He has seven hits this week, including two home runs with five runs scored and four walks, good for a 197 wRC+.
Michael Conforto also continues to look much more like his old self at the plate, posting a 143 wRC+ for the week and almost identical numbers to Nimmo: seven hits, four walks, five runs scored, and two home runs.
Even when he’s not blistering hot at the plate like he had been earlier in the year, Asdrubal Cabrera still collects his hits every week. He leads the team in hits as usual with nine. He also leads the team in RBIs with five. He holds a 104 wRC+ for the week.
Devin Mesoraco has been absolute money for the Mets since joining the club. He has six hits this week, including a home run, and three RBIs, good for a 121 wRC+ on the week.
Wilmer Flores had been having himself a decent week at the plate with a 94 wRC+, including six hits, two walks, and four RBIs, but he now finds himself on the disabled list with a sore lower back.
This will likely mean more opportunities for Luis Guillorme, who has cooled off significantly with the bat since starting off hot. He continues to play slick defense, but has an unsightly -73 wRC+ for the week.
Jose Reyes, too, is now seeing more playing time with Flores hitting the DL and Frazier remaining out for the time being. Reyes finally had a good week at the plate this week, posting a 187 wRC+ in eight plate appearances with two hits, two walks, and two RBIs.
Phillip Evans was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Flores’ spot on the roster and had a hit in his only plate appearance this week—a pinch hit single in Monday’s game.
Tomas Nido collected one hit and two RBIs in his six plate appearances this week, good for a -12 wRC+. While he was solid behind the plate defensively, it is clear that he does not have a major league bat at this stage. With the return of Kevin Plawecki, Nido has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets’ two big lefties, Jay Bruce and Adrian Gonzalez, continue to struggle at the plate, both posting their second bad weeks in a row. Jay Bruce has six hits on the week, but is hitting for virtually no power. He has just a 65 wRC+ this week. Gonzalez hasn’t fared much better, posting a 75 wRC+ this week with five hits, two walks, and two runs scored.
Amed Rosario, however, continues to see the ball better at the plate. He has five hits, including a home run, good for a 103 wRC+ for the week. Another encouraging sign is that he is walking more; he has two walks this week. And he stole a base!