Mets Player Performance Meter: Hitters, Week 21

Chris McShane
SB Nation

A review of Mets position players over the last seven days.

As has often been the case this year, last week was not a pretty one at the plate for the Mets. With a .191/.256/.268 slash line as a team—good for just a .241 wOBA and 54 wRC+—only the Rockies were worse than the Mets over the past seven days. There were a couple of bright spots among the team's hitters, but the bad performances were significant.

Player Last Week This Week Comment
Eric Campbell, 1B Campbell made 13 plate appearances but had just a .308 on-base percentage and no extra-base hits.
Travis d’Arnaud, C With a .555 OPS for the week, d’Arnaud had one of his worst weeks since coming back from his stint in Las Vegas in late June.
Matt den Dekker, OF Thanks to the fact that he drew a bunch of walks, den Dekker had a .467 on-base percentage for the week. That plays at any position.
Lucas Duda, 1B Duda had a rare down week, but it sure was a bad one, as he hit .087/.087/.087.
Wilmer Flores, SS With a .333/.400/.556 hitting line for the week, Flores was the Mets’ best everyday hitter, and he made a couple of good plays in the field, to boot. This was probably the best week of his major league career.
Curtis Granderson, OF Granderson was dreadful at the plate and hasn’t produced much with the bat in several weeks. He now has a 97 wRC+ on the season.
Dilson Herrera, 2B -- In his first three major league games, the 20-year-old hit .222/.364/.222. One of those singles was the difference in the Mets’ victory yesterday.
Juan Lagares, CF Lagares hit a home run and had a .713 OPS for the week, and he played his typical brand of defense.
Daniel Murphy, 2B Murphy sat for a few days before the team placed him on the disabled list because of a calf injury. It sounds like he will miss the rest of the season.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF He only got 7 plate appearances, but Nieuwenhuis had a .929 OPS and 168 wRC+ for the week. Perhaps he should play a little bit more.
Anthony Recker, C Recker went 1-for-4 in his lone start of the week, but that one was a three-run home run that put the Mets in front of the Phillies.
Ruben Tejada, SS Tejada hit .100/.100/.100. It wouldn’t be shocking to see him non-tendered this winter, assuming the Mets are capable of acquiring a new starter at short.
David Wright, 3B Wright’s .313 on-base percentage wasn’t awful by 2014 standards, but he hit just .214 with no extra-base hits. Here’s hoping his shoulder gets well soon after season’s end.
Eric Young Jr., OF Of the Mets who drew no walks and had no extra-base hits for the week, Young’s .200/.200/.200 line was the best, which is not saying much, of course.

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