Mets manager Jerry Manuel moved Jose Reyes from his typical leadoff spot into the no. 3 hole in the lineup six games ago, and since then the Mets have not lost a game going a perfect 6-0.

How much of that is due to Reyes? Well here are some of his numbers: 6 G, 22 AB, 7 R, 6 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 2 BB, 3 SO, 2 SB, .273 BA, .333 OBP, .409 SLG, .742 OPS.

So he hasn’t exactly been on fire, but he has contributed nearly to his career averages. Seven runs in six games is pretty impressive, but only one RBI from the three spot is pretty tough to take. Although the RBI probably say more about the hitters hitting in front of him, usually the pitcher’s spot, Angel Pagan, and Luis Castillo.

Speaking of Castillo, he may have had more to do with the Mets recent surge than Reyes. Here are his numbers: 8 G, 26 AB, 3 R, 8 H, 1 3B, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 1 SO, 2 SB, .308 BA, .419 OBP, .385 SLG, .804 OPS.

Meanwhile, Pagan has been struggling as the team’s leadoff hitter. Here are his stats: 6 G, 23 AB, 5 R, 4 H, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 5 SO, 1 SB, .174 BA, .269 OBP, .261 SLG, .530 OPS.

These are small sample sizes, but at this point it looks like the Mets have the worst of the three leading off and the best of the three batting second.

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