C Josh Thole: since his call-up on June 25th, Thole is batting 12-for-24, that’s .500 with 6 runs batted in and an on-base percentage of .571…in about 27 plate appearances he has struck out three times, about 12 percent of the time, (if you’re wondering about Ike Davis, the first baseman undergoes strike three around a quarter of the time)…the most impressive statistic though is Thole’s ability to hit in the clutch…he is batting 5-for-7 with runners in scoring position, in the same situation with 2 outs, a perfect 2-for-2…the Mets front office must have noticed those numbers or else Mets fans would have seen Oliver Perez replacing the 23-year-old catcher.
RHP Bobby Parnell: since his call-up on June 30th, Parnell is holding a 1.32 ERA…in 13.2 innings pitched (41 outs), the young right-hander has 15 strikeouts to just three walks and has given up 13 hits while allowing two runners to score. Mets manager Jerry Manuel has also decided to go with Parnell as his eighth-inning guy.
Honorable Mentions: OF Angel Pagan and LHP Johan Santana
C Rod Barajas: since June 1st, the veteran catcher is batting .161 (15-for-93) with just 2 RBIs and 3 extra-base hits, all doubles. Barajas does put the ball in play, however, his lack of speed lessens the chance of anything productive taking effect if an opposing infielder happens to botch a routine play…in 884 career games, Barajas has swiped just two bases in only four stolen-base attempts.
RHP Mike Pelfrey: since a nine-inning performance on June 8th against the San Diego Padres, Pelfrey’s next seven starts have seen his earned run average jump from 2.23 to 4.01…in that span, he has earned a 2-4 won-lost record in which he has surrendered 62 hits and allowed 31 runs, all earned…looking at the right-hander’s strike outs, previous to that June 8th start, Pelfrey was averaging five strike outs an outing, his last seven starts have yielded just under two strike outs a start.
Under Consideration: LF Jason Bay and LHP Pedro Feliciano