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Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, July 30-August 5

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

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The Mets managed just one win in the 6 games they played this week, losing both games to the Nationals—one in ugly fashion—and dropping three out of four to the Braves. The trend of the Mets hitting poorly at home continued as well; they averaged just 2.8 runs per game this week. From an individual performance standpoint, this week’s meter is a bit feast or famine, featuring several outstanding performances, some awful ones, and not much in between.

The newest Met Austin Jackson has put up a very good showing for himself at the plate so far, playing nearly every day in center field. He holds a 188 wRC+ for the week with 6 hits, two of them home runs, two walks, and four runs driven in. His four RBIs lead the team this week, which says something about how many runs they’ve been scoring.

Jeff McNeil has also distinguished himself since finally being called up from Triple-A, showing that—at least with the bat—he is a piece that should be considered a part of next year’s plan. His 4-for-4 night on Saturday buoyed his wRC+ for the week to 171. One of the only good things that happened in Tuesday’s blowout loss is that McNeil hit his first major league home run.

Wilmer Flores has been swinging the hottest bat for the Mets this week. His seven hits and 220 wRC+ both lead the team among players with at least five plate appearances. Of his seven hits, three were for extra bases, including a home run. Flores, as has been his approach for most of his career, hasn’t been striking out much and has been generating hard contact to positive results.

Second to Wilmer Flores in wRC+ this week is Jose Reyes, sporting a 217. He has four hits this week, two of which were home runs. He walked once and scored three runs. Suffice it to say, his ledger for the week isn’t exactly even, given his pitching performance on Tuesday. But it’s certainly one of the better weeks he’s had at the plate all season.

Luis Guillorme reached base in all three of his plate appearances this week, with two singles—one of which drove in a run—and a walk.

After the players above, things get quite ugly. Devin Mesoraco is pretty much the only Met that had a middling week, as opposed to a very good or very bad one. Yesterday’s game-tying home run was his second hit of the week in ten plate appearances. He also walked once. He holds an 84 wRC+ for the week.

After seeing promising signs from both, Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo both struggled again this week. Conforto did have six hits this week in his 25 plate appearances, but four of them were singles and none of them drove in any runs. He also only walked once and struck out nearly a third of the time. He put up a 69 wRC+ for the week.

Similarly, Brandon Nimmo holds just a 67 wRC+ this week, with just three hits in 22 plate appearances. One of those three hits was a solo home run, which represents his only run scored and run driven in for the week. He did lead the team in walks with three.

Phillip Evans failed to reach base in any of his three plate appearances before suffering a fractured left tibia at the hands of an Adam Eaton slide that will sideline him for the foreseeable future.

Jose Bautista has been hitless since the Mets decided not to deal him at the trading deadline. In his 20 plate appearances, he walked twice, good for a -64 wRC+ for the week.

Amed Rosario has just two hits and two walks in 21 plate appearances this week. His three runs scored are tied with Reyes for the team lead. However, he carries a 1 wRC+ for the week.

Todd Frazier has just one hit in fourteen plate appearances since returning from the disabled list, good for a -34 wRC+ for the week. He scored two runs.

Kevin Plawecki also has just one hit this week—an RBI single—in 13 plate appearances. He put up a -65 wRC+ for the week.