Well the title is misleading. It’s not that the numbers hiding something, it is more that the opening to the season was quite rough. Travis didn’t get a hit until game 7 on the season. His numbers on the season are .219 BA, .306 OBP, .313 SLG and .618 OPS.
However, let’s do the unfair thing and truncate the start of the season, starting the season with the two hit game against the Braves. If the season started then, his numbers would be .286 BA, .364 OBP, .408 SLG, .772 OPS. That’s great! The OBP is quite high compared to the BA, so that might be difficult to keep up for the whole season, but I would be completely alright with a .286 BA for the rest of the season even with a drop in OBP (if it also came with a bump in SLG).
Now let’s do the really unfair thing and look at his current hot streak, starting with April 19th. Since that date he has a .364 BA, .417 OBP, .455 SLG and .871 SLG. That’s impressive and has shown that in recent days he’s been playing quite well. Its been hidden a bit by him being in the back end of the lineup. When you’re around SS and P for the Mets, your production is of getting on base is washed out. If he was around better players, maybe we’ll be talking about him as a scoring threat.
Basically the point here is that especially as of late, he is playing way better than his .219 BA suggests.