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David Wright

31-Year-Old Third Baseman – New York Mets

2014 Stats

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.258

HR

1

RBI

8

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7

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wright, for the second time in three years, had an injury wreak havoc with his season. This time, it was a strained right hamstring that sidelined him from the beginning of August for seven weeks. Wri...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 208   DOB: 12/20/1982   BORN: Norfolk, VA   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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David Wright Contract Information:

In November 2012, Wright signed a seven-year extension with the Mets worth approximately $122 million. He will make $8 million in 2013 and $11 million in 2013, but he'll defer $3 million without interest. Wright will make $20 million per season from 2014-2018, $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.

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David Wright Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 AA BIN 60 271 223 44 81 37 27 0 10 40 19 6 39 41 0 3 6 .363 .465 .619 1.084
2004 21 AAA NOR 31 134 114 18 34 16 8 0 8 17 2 4 16 19 0 2 2 .298 .388 .579 .967
2005 22 MAJ NYM 160 657 575 99 176 70 42 1 27 102 17 7 72 113 0 3 7 .306 .388 .523 .912
2006 23 MAJ NYM 154 661 582 96 181 71 40 5 26 116 20 5 66 113 0 8 5 .311 .381 .531 .912
2007 24 MAJ NYM 160 711 604 113 196 73 42 1 30 107 34 5 94 115 0 7 6 .325 .416 .546 .963
2008 25 MAJ NYM 160 735 626 115 189 77 42 2 33 124 15 5 94 118 0 11 4 .302 .390 .534 .924
2009 26 MAJ NYM 144 618 535 88 164 52 39 3 10 72 27 9 74 140 0 6 3 .307 .390 .447 .837
2010 27 MAJ NYM 157 670 587 87 166 68 36 3 29 103 19 11 69 161 0 12 2 .283 .354 .503 .856
2011 28 A+ St. 6 27 21 9 10 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 6 3 0 0 0 .476 .593 .619 1.212
2011 28 MAJ NYM 102 447 389 60 99 38 23 1 14 61 13 2 52 97 0 3 3 .254 .345 .427 .772
2012 29 MAJ NYM 156 670 581 91 178 64 41 2 21 93 15 10 81 112 0 5 3 .306 .391 .492 .883
2013 30 MAJ NYM 112 492 430 63 132 47 23 6 18 58 17 3 55 79 0 2 5 .307 .390 .514 .904
2014 31 MAJ NYM 15 69 62 7 16 2 1 0 1 8 1 2 5 13 0 1 1 .258 .319 .323 .642
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Wright
3-Year Averages MAJ   123 534 466 71 136 49 29 3 17 70 15 5 62 96 0 3 3 .292 .376 .476 .853
Career  (View All) MAJ   1389 6013 5234 860 1574 594 346 25 223 884 184 59 676 1101 0 61 42 .301 .381 .504 .885

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David Wright Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @Ari 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .319 .323 .642
Apr. 15 @Ari 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .316 .629
Apr. 14 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .305 .308 .613
Apr. 13 @LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .229 .296 .313 .609
Apr. 12 @LAA 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .222 .294 .311 .605
Apr. 11 @LAA 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .295 .333 .628
Apr. 10 @Atl 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .308 .324 .632
Apr. 9 @Atl 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .294 .333 .627
Apr. 8 @Atl 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .267 .308 .575
Apr. 6 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .238 .320 .381 .701
Apr. 5 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .333 .444 .777
Apr. 4 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .353 .533 .886
Apr. 3 Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 .385 .636 1.021
Apr. 2 Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .429 .444 .857 1.301
Mar. 31 Was 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200 1.800
Last 7 Days 32 1 9 1 0 0 5 3 7 1 2 0 0 0 .281 .343 .313 .656
Last 14 Days 57 5 13 1 0 0 6 5 12 1 2 1 1 0 .228 .297 .246 .543
Last 30 Days 62 7 16 1 0 1 8 5 13 1 2 1 1 0 .258 .319 .323 .642

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David Wright: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15
2013 111
2012 155 1
2011 101 1
2010 155 1
2009 142

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David Wright Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013119216156.336.6051.072
2012178306279.320.489.917
201178162116.256.410.806

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201331142124311.296.479.836
20124036115666.300.494.867
20113114412507.254.431.761

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013201256249.294.478.873
20122893912457.294.481.859
2011180325269.239.400.767

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132293812348.319.546.932
2012292529488.318.503.908
2011209289354.268.450.773
David Wright Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA BIN 271 223 14.4% 15.1% 0.95 82% .413 .256
2004 21 AAA NOR 134 114 11.9% 14.2% 0.84 83% .299 .281
2005 22 MAJ NYM 657 575 11% 17.2% 0.64 80% .343 .217
2006 23 MAJ NYM 661 582 10% 17.1% 0.58 81% .350 .220
2007 24 MAJ NYM 711 604 13.2% 16.2% 0.82 81% .362 .221
2008 25 MAJ NYM 735 626 12.8% 16.1% 0.80 81% .328 .232
2009 26 MAJ NYM 618 535 12% 22.7% 0.53 74% .400 .140
2010 27 MAJ NYM 670 587 10.3% 24% 0.43 73% .345 .220
2011 28 A+ St. 27 21 22.2% 11.1% 2.00 86% .556 .143
2011 28 MAJ NYM 447 389 11.6% 21.7% 0.54 75% .306 .173
2012 29 MAJ NYM 670 581 12.1% 16.7% 0.72 81% .350 .186
2013 30 MAJ NYM 492 430 11.2% 16.1% 0.70 82% .342 .207
2014 31 MAJ NYM 69 62 7.2% 18.8% 0.38 79% .313 .065
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for David Wright
3-Year Averages MAJ   534 466 11.6% 18% 0.65 79% .337 .184
Career MAJ   6013 5234 11.2% 18.3% 0.61 79% .346 .203

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2014 Stat Review for David Wright    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.258 AVG
WEAK
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.313 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.323 SLG
TERRIBLE
.065 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.38 BB/K
WEAK
7.2% BB Rate
WEAK
18.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.642 OPS
TERRIBLE
.319 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for David Wright (by OPS, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kevin Correia MIN 17 13 3 6 0 2 0 .765 1.471 2.235
Jeff Francis CIN 14 6 3 3 6 3 2 .429 1.071 1.690
J.A. Happ TOR 16 7 3 6 2 2 1 .438 1.125 1.625
Craig Stammen WAS 17 8 1 3 4 4 0 .471 .706 1.297
Aaron Harang ATL 24 11 1 7 4 6 2 .458 .750 1.267
Tyler Clippard WAS 18 6 3 7 3 7 1 .333 .833 1.262
Ross Detwiler WAS 19 8 1 4 0 1 0 .421 .789 1.211
Ricky Nolasco MIN 66 27 6 17 3 15 1 .409 .773 1.208
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 14 6 1 2 4 2 0 .429 .643 1.198
Kyle Lohse MIL 21 9 2 4 0 4 2 .429 .762 1.190

Worst Matchups for David Wright (by OPS, min 14 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yovani Gallardo MIL 19 3 1 2 3 8 3 .158 .316 .589
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 19 5 0 0 0 3 0 .263 .316 .579
Kris Medlen ATL 25 6 0 0 2 7 0 .240 .280 .576
Mike Leake CIN 18 4 0 0 2 5 2 .222 .222 .522
Jake Peavy BOS 16 2 0 0 5 7 1 .125 .188 .521
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 28 5 0 4 2 10 1 .179 .286 .512
A.J. Burnett PHI 21 3 0 4 2 10 0 .143 .190 .399
Peter Moylan HOU 15 2 0 0 2 2 2 .133 .133 .369
Tim Lincecum SF 23 3 0 1 3 13 1 .130 .130 .361
Josh Beckett LA 18 1 0 0 2 3 0 .056 .056 .206

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David Wright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wright has apparently been battling the flu for much of the early season, which is why manager Terry Collins believes he has gotten off to a slow start, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

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Wright went 0-for-5 in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Braves on Tuesday.

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Wright got off to a good start to the 2014 season, going 3-for-5 with a two-run home run.

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Mets manager Terry Collins is considering batting the pitcher eighth to put more runners on base for Wright and Curtis Granderson, the NY Post reports.

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Wright (thumb) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers, ESPN New York reports.

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Wright (thumb) will not play Friday against the Brewers due to thumb issues, ESPN New York reports.

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Wright (head) passed concussion tests after leaving Thursday's game, and he was only removed as a precautionary measure, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Wright left Thursday's game in the third inning after a pitch hit him in the helmet, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt reports.

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Wright is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Reds, ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wright rebounded from an injury-plagued 2011 campaign to hit .306/.391/.492 and last season and solidify his place among the league's elite third basemen. The Mets ended speculation of a possible trade by inking him to a seven-year, $122 million contract extension in November, which could keep him in New York through 2020. If Wright sustains the improvement in his contact rate (83 percent), he should be able to keep his average near the .300 range going forward. Perhaps the only concern in the short term is that he struggled on the basepaths, going 15-for-25 when given the green light, likely eliminating the hope of a rebound back toward the 20-plus steals marks we saw from him earlier in his career.

2012

The Face of the Mets first hurt his back diving to tag Carlos Lee on April 19. After playing nearly a month with the injury, Wright finally was diagnosed with a stress fracture that kept him out for two months. Upon returning, Wright went on a tear, batting .455 in 10 July games, but crashed back to earth, going just 46-for-199 with only six home runs during the last two months of the season. Wright, who had just five of his 14 home runs at home and has struggled since the Mets have moved to Citi Field, could be the primary beneficiary of the team's decision to move in the fences in right-center, his power zone. In addition, that change may help his psyche and reduce his free-swinging ways, as his strikeout rate has spiked since 2008. With the Mets' financial woes, expect the trade rumors for Wright to swirl approaching the July 31 trade deadline.

2011

Wright's 2010 season was a mixed bag. After plummeting to 10 HR and 72 RBI in 2009, he rebounded to post 29 HR and 103 RBI, the fifth time in the last six seasons he had 25-plus HR and 100-plus RBI. However, that power resurgence came at a cost to his BA and OBP, as Wright became even more of a swing-and-miss player, striking out a career-high 161 times - his third straight season where his strikeouts have increased. Part of the reason for the increase might have been the decrepit lineup around him, as Jason Bay struggled, then was injured, and Carlos Beltran was a shell of himself after returning in July. Wright still is the face of the franchise and should be good for another 25-plus HR, 100-plus RBI season, the question is will it once again come at the cost of his BA and OBP?

2010

Two of the good parts of Wright's 2009 campaign were his .390 OBA and .307 BA, but even his average was artificially inflated by a .400 BABIP. Wright struggled from the start, racking up strikeouts at an alarming rate and finished with a career-worst 140 K's. After being woeful with RISP in 2008, Wright hit .309 in those situations in 2009. But Wright was unable to drive the ball, neither at home nor on the road, finishing with just 10 home runs and an 87-point drop in slugging percentage. Whether he was frustrated by the vast confines of Citi Field, pressing to do too much because of all the Mets injuries or just having an off year, Wright will have a lot to prove in 2010. After returning Sept. 1 from his concussion due to a 93-mph Matt Cain fastball off his helmet, Wright admitted to flinching on high-and-tight pitches, something he will also need to correct this season. Wright has the track history that signals 2009 was an aberration, but the multiple areas he needs to correct may result in a drop in his draft position.

2009

While Wright's overall numbers were nice, he hit just .243 with RISP and .235 with the bases loaded. Plenty of Mets fans will completely overlook the fact that he hit .340/.416/.577 with six homers and 21 RBI in September, instead nitpicking about his shortcomings in particular at-bats during the team's collapse in the final weeks. Scapegoat or not, Wright is an elite option at third base, which is a little bit thinner heading into 2009 with Ryan Braun and Miguel Cabrera losing their eligibility there. The 20-point drop in average and OBP was largely attributed to the decline in his BABIP, which likely will move back to his norm this season. Wright's overall production and potential for more power as he approaches his peak at age 26 make him a likely first-round pick again this season.

2008

Wright improved his overall numbers for the third straight year in 2007. What makes his season even more remarkable was that he started extremely slowly, hitting just .244 with no home runs and eight RBI in April as questions about his swing still being impacted from the 2006 Home Run Derby surfaced. Wright turned it on in May and remained hot the rest of the season, posting at least 20 RBI while batting higher than .300 in four out of the five remaining months while carrying the Mets after the All-Star break with an 1.061 OPS, 14 HR and 56 RBI. He finished fourth in the MVP voting and won the Gold Glove, and given his age and ability to make adjustments, Wright probably hasn't yet reached his ceiling as a player.

2007

Wright continued his standing as one of the best third baseman in baseball by posting similar stats in 2006 as he did in his breakthrough 2005 campaign. For Wright, it was a Tale of Two Halves; before the All-Star break, he was tearing up pitching to the tune of a .316-20-74-11 line, while after the break, he had just a .305-6-42-9 line and saw his OPS drop by more than 100 points. Some of the reasons given for Wright's slump range from changing his swing for the Home Run Derby, making too many off-the-field appearances, the big contract he signed in early-August and not having Cliff Floyd hitting behind him, which reduced the number of good pitches he saw in an at-bat. Wright's slump continued into the playoffs but he rebounded to have a solid MLB All-Star Tour of Japan. Given his age and the adjustments he makes on the fly, look for him to remain one of the best third basemen in baseball.

2006

Wright took the next step in 2005, becoming a leader on the Mets infield and one of the best third basemen in either league. In his first full season in the majors, his splits were all above-average and his numbers - save for home runs - were in the top 25 of every offensive category. It's scary to think that Wright could get better, but given his age and the adjustments he makes on the fly, that's certainly likely. He's one of the best options in yearly and keeper leagues.

2005

"The Franchise" seems to be the best nickname to give Wright, who quickly adjusted to the major leagues and became the Mets' most feared hitter following his call-up from Triple-A on July 20. His ability to make adjustments on the fly, both in the field and at the plate, is why many feel he will be one of the top-tier third basemen within the next year or two. If you can't get Scott Rolen or Eric Chavez, target Wright and you won't be disappointed.

2004

Wright lead the high Single-A Florida State League with 56 extra-base hits in 2003, ranking third in slugging percentage and fourth in on-base percentage. He has the potential to be a perennial .300 hitter with 20-25 home runs a season, and has a tremendous eye at the plate. Defensively, Wright has soft hands, a strong and accurate arm, and is one of the best at charging bunts and choppers at third base. The one negative about Wright is his streakiness, and resulting pressure he puts on himself. He'll begin 2004 in Double-A Binghamton.

2003

Wright drove in 93 runs last year at Single-A Capital City. He struck out 114 times in 496 at bats, but also walked 76 times. Wright is a complete player with no glaring weaknesses - if he locks into a true power swing in the near term, watch out. He's moving closer to the untouchable category, along with shortstop Jose Reyes and catcher Justin Huber.