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# Beltran climbing up Mets Run Factor list

After a long delay, Carlos Beltran had a field day at Coors Field. The Mets outfielder hit three home runs off of Rockies pitching, totaling six RBIs in the process, to lead New York to the win. The three homers drove Beltran's total on the season to eight. Credit: Getty Images

That three-homer performance for Carlos Beltran last Thursday gave him a nice boost in the Mets Run Factor. He was among eight Mets who upped their MRF/G during a 4-2 week.

Here's a look at the season's MRF thus far.

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR MRF/G MRF/PA
Ike Davis 36 149 20 25 7 1.056 .255
Justin Turner 15 42 7 9 1 1.000 .357
Carlos Beltran 38 150 21 24 8 0.974 .247
Jose Reyes 40 190 24 15 1 0.950 .200
David Wright 39 172 23 18 6 0.897 .203
Jason Pridie 21 70 10 10 3 0.810 .243
Jason Bay 20 85 12 6 2 0.800 .188
Daniel Murphy 36 120 16 12 3 0.694 .208
Fernando Martinez 3 6 1 2 1 0.667 .333
Angel Pagan 19 82 7 6 1 0.632 .146
Mike Nickeas 8 23 3 3 1 0.625 .217
Willie Harris 36 86 11 7 1 0.472 .198
Josh Thole 33 114 4 10 0 0.424 .123
Scott Hairston 28 50 5 5 1 0.321 .180
Ronny Paulino 10 30 1 2 0 0.300 .100
Brad Emaus 14 42 2 1 0 0.214 .071
Lucas Duda 10 23 1 1 0 0.200 .087
Chin-Lung Hu 21 22 2 1 0 0.143 .136

What is the Mets Run Factor?

The Mets Run Factor is a fairly simple statistical metric. It takes the "Runs produced" sabermetric created by Bill James and divides it in two different ways.

Equation 1

The first equation is R + RBI - HR / G = Runs produced per game, as indicated in the chart above as MRF/G.

Equation 2

The second equation is R + RBI - HR / PA = Runs produced per plate appearance, as indicated in the chart above as MRF/PA.

The Mets Run Factor is updated every Monday. See past Mets Run Factor reports.