April Player of the Month: David Wright

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Without a doubt, the player that has carried the Mets this season has been third baseman David Wright. David is on fire, hitting .389 with three home runs and 14 RBI in the month of April. Even more impressive, was been David’s knack for getting on base. He led the NL with a .494 on-base percentage.

Coming off three so-so seasons in a row, David, so far, has regained what made him an MVP candidate in 2006, through 2008. He has hit for some power, but is focusing on just hitting. No more adjusting to the walls. No more trying to pull the ball. David has relearned how to hit the ball the other way, and is back to what made him so good before.

Top three games of the month:

  1. April 29- Against Colorado, Wright was 2-3 in a 6-5 Mets victory on the road. However, what made the night special was David’s three walks (one intentional). The Colorado pitching staff was careful to pitch around him, which gave guys behind him an opportunity to drive in some runs. David ended the night with two runs scored and two RBI.
  2. April 18- In a depressing 14-6 loss in Atlanta, David managed to put together a pretty nice game. He was 2-5 with a double and also had three RBI, the highest total in a game for him this season.
  3. April 25- David managed to string together another nice night on April 25 at home against Miami. He went 1-4, his hit being a home run. He also walked and later scored a run.

Here are Wright’s numbers for the month of April:

G PA AB R 2B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG BAbip
20 89 72 15 4 3 14 2 16 14 .389 .494 .569 .446

Congrats David!

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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