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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, July 2-8

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

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The Mets scored five runs or more in each of their first three games this week, but then were shut out by the Rays on two consecutive days this weekend, indicating a return to their 2018 offensive norms. They also continued their trend of scoring far more runs on the road than at Citi Field.

Devin Mesoraco is the team leader in wRC+ this week with a blistering 248, thanks mostly to the two-run shot he hit against the Blue Jays in Tuesday’s 8-6 loss. Overall, he had four hits in his ten plate appearances this week, scored two runs, and walked once.

Brandon Nimmo is back in the black this week with a 124 wRC+, hopefully signaling the end of the slump he had been mired in after the finger injury he sustained from being hit by a pitch. He has four hits this week and four runs scored. Most importantly, he is back to leading the team in walks with six on the week. His .435 on-base percentage trails only Mesoraco for the team lead.

Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores have both posted their second good week in a row. Flores’ six hits lead the team for the week, good for a 129 wRC+. Cabrera had five hits, including a home run, drove in four, and walked three times. He put up a 144 wRC+ for the week.

Jose Bautista also had a good offensive week, thanks to his walk-off heroics on Friday night. His walk-off grand slam represents four out of his five RBIs for the week and one out of his three hits. But, he also walked five times, which is second only to Nimmo for the team lead. He holds a 132 wRC+ for the week.

Amed Rosario struggled mightily at the plate and in the field this week. He went hitless over his twelve plate appearances with just one walk. He has not struck out much, so he is putting the ball in play, but mostly making weak contact.

Kevin Kaczmarski also went hitless this week, but unlike Rosario, as the 25th man on the roster, he only had one shot—a pinch-hit appearance in yesterday’s game.

Dominic Smith has also had very few opportunities to prove himself, as he has mostly found himself on the bench with Flores and Bautista performing well. In his twelve plate appearances this week, he had just two hits and a run scored and struck out nearly half the time. His wRC+ for the week stands at 29. He should get more playing time this week with the much more crowded schedule.

Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier had mediocre weeks. Conforto gets his occasional few hits and draws his walks, but he is not hitting for any power. He has a .056 ISO this week. His four hits and two walks on the week are good for a 66 wRC+. He drove in two runs. Frazier posted a 61 wRC+ with three hits, including a home run, a walk, two runs scored, and two RBIs.

Kevin Plawecki put up an unremarkable 85 wRC+ for the week with one hit, two walks, and two runs scored in his nine plate appearances.

Jose Reyes continues to be bad, with a -5 wRC+ this week. He reached base just once—a pinch-hit double in Saturday’s game—in his eight plate appearances. But with Amed Rosario struggling as much as he is, Reyes continues to get at-bats.