June 14, 2024

Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, April 15-21

The Mets had an excellent week, stopping the surging Pirates in their tracks with a three-game sweep at home before taking the first two out of three from the Dodgers in LA. The offense performed very well this week right up until yesterday’s game when they were shut out by Tyler Glasnow for eight innings. But a healthy Glasnow can do that to the best of lineups. The worst news of the week was the news of Francisco Alvarez’s injury. Pete Alonso slumped this week as well, but the rest of the lineup was able to weather that with Starling Marte remaining the Mets’ most consistent hitter, the Mets continuing to get contributions off the bench, and Francisco Lindor finally coming around with the bat.

We’ll get the bad news out of the way first. In Friday’s game Francisco Alvarez injured his thumb in a stumble as he rounded first base and imaging revealed a torn ligament that will require surgery and sideline him for 6-8 weeks. It’s a huge blow for the Mets, as Alvarez is very valuable on both sides of the plate. As if to underscore that point, Omar Narváez, now serving as the starting catcher, went hitless in ten plate appearances this week, reaching base just once via a walk. Tomás Nido was called up from Triple-A Syracuse to serve as the backup catcher and made an impact defensively in the first game he played in, throwing out a runner trying to steal; it was the first caught stealing for the Mets this season. Nido, who was hitting well in Syracuse, is 1-for-3 with the bat so far since returning.

Mets' Starling Marte takes key steps forward in rehab

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