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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, August 6-12

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

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The Mets won two series in a row this week for the first time since April. Granted, it was against less than stellar competition. However, the offense averaged 4.67 runs per game over the past six games, well above their average clip for the season, which is an encouraging sign.

Austin Jackson continues to be the Mets’ hottest hitter, posting a 206 wRC+ for the week. He leads the team in both hits with nine and RBIs with five. Along with Michael Conforto, he also leads the team in WAR, putting up 0.3 fWAR for the week. However, he is also rocking a .692 BABIP this week. While a small sample size, that may be indicative of some luck helping him out. But having him around has been a big boost to the outfield situation for the Mets with regard to simply having warm bodies to finish out the season, especially with Jose Bautista continuing to struggle.

Unlike last week, Bautista did not go hitless this week. He had two hits and three walks in 17 plate appearances. He scored two runs and drove in one. But his wRC+ for the week still stands at a paltry 40, making it harder and harder to envision the Mets getting anything back for him in trade.

Meanwhile, the resurgence of Michael Conforto continues. He hit a slight snag last week, but went right back to hitting this week, putting up a 153 wRC+, which is second only to Jackson among the starters. He leads the team in both walks and runs scored this week, with six in each column. He also had six hits, one of them a home run, and two RBIs. He now carries a 150 wRC+ for the second half.

Jose Reyes continues to have his patented late-season surge. In his six plate appearances this week, he had two hits, including a home run, and a walk, driving in two runs.

After a dismal return from the disabled list last week, Todd Frazier looked a lot better at the plate this week. He drove in all three runs with a bases clearing double in Saturday’s extra-inning loss. He drove in all three runs in Saturday’s extra-inning loss. Overall, he collected six hits, two walks, and four RBIs in his 21 plate appearances this week, good for a 113 wRC+.

Wilmer Flores continues to be one of the Mets’ most consistent hitters this season. This week he holds a 114 wRC+. His seven hits are second only to Jackson for the team lead. Of those seven hits, three were for extra bases. He also drove in three runs and scored three runs.

This week has been a bit kinder to Brandon Nimmo, who put up an even 100 wRC+ for the week. It’s still not the Nimmo we’re used to, but it’s a start. His five runs scored this week are second only to Conforto for the team lead. He also had five hits, drew two walks, and drove in three in his 23 plate appearances this week.

After a scorching start, Jeff McNeil has come back down to earth a bit this week, posting just a 59 wRC+ in 25 plate appearances. He had four hits, one of them his second big league home run.

Luis Guillorme had one hit—a single—in his three plate appearances this week.

The Mets’ catching tandem did not have a terribly good week. Devin Mesoraco went hitless in his ten plate appearances, but he did walk four times, which is second only to Conforto this week. However, his wRC+ for the week stands at -44.

Kevin Plawecki fared a bit better. He had just two hits in his 16 plate appearances this week, but one of them was a towering shot for his third home run of the year in Monday’s win against the Reds. He drove in three runs this week. He holds a 71 wRC+ for the week.

Amed Rosario posted just a 57 wRC+ this week. He had six hits—only one for extra bases—in 28 plate appearances. He walked twice, drove in three runs, and scored three runs. He did, however, also steal two bases this week.