Folks, the Mets did not have a good week. Only two position players—Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes—have a positive fWAR this week. Everyone else stands at zero or a negative number.
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There are a lot of red arrows to dissect here. This was also me being pretty generous when it comes to dolling out poop emojis.
Let’s start with the small sliver of good news here. Asdrubal Cabrera continues to be the most consistent hitter for the Mets, even in the worst offensive week they have had to date. Cabrera collected seven hits, which leads the team, posting a 147 wRC+. He also leads the team in RBIs for the week with four, which says something about the number of runs the team scored this week.
Yoenis Cespedes, who seems to have finally emerged from his slump, had his second good week in a row, putting up a 155 wRC+ with six hits and a home run. Unfortunately, he will be sidelined for at least a day or two, as his quad issues have acted up once again.
The team leader in both on-base percentage and wRC+ is Wilmer Flores, who holds a .417 OBP and a 160 wRC+ for the week, with three hits, two walks, a run scored, and an RBI.
Things drop off rather precipitously from there. The rest of the team had offensive weeks ranging from bad to abysmal. The next-highest wRC+ on the team after Asdrubal Cabrera’s 147 for the week is 64—a distinction held by both Todd Frazier and Adrian Gonzalez. Todd Frazier did hit a home run and drive in four runs this week. Adrian Gonzelez did not drive any runs in with his three hits.
Brandon Nimmo continues to get on base via the walk; his four walks this week lead the team. However, he seems to not be making much contact with the baseball at all. He struck out five times this week and has just one hit. His wRC+ for the week is 54.
Juan Lagares has just one hit and one run scored in his ten plate appearances this week, good for a 22 wRC+.
Jay Bruce had a very good week last week and there was some home that he had broken out as well, but he took a serious step back this week, posting just a 25 wRC+ with just four hits and no RBIs.
Amed Rosario continues to flounder as well. He also only managed four hits this week and scored a run. He holds a 9 wRC+ for the week.
That’s all for players that have a wRC+ that is a positive number this week. In a week full of rough offensive performances, Michael Conforto had the roughest of them all. He went hitless in 14 plate appearances this week, coming up empty in several big spots. He had been struggling at the plate before this week, but at least he had been getting on-base via the walk. He only walked once this week.
Jose Reyes also went hitless this week and failed to reach base at all in his five plate appearances.
The Mets continue to get next to no offensive production from the catching tandem of Tomas Nido and Jose Lobaton, who have three hits between them this week. Lobaton posted a -2 wRC+ and Nido a -26 wRC+ for the week.