Sunday, May 13, 2012

David Wright Is Impressing This Critic

I'm not a big David Wright fan. I never have been. Don't ask me why, because I don't know.

It's hard not to be impressed by Wright at the moment though.

Since I can't keep up with what the Saber Nerds consider a "good stat," I'll just give you his whole line.

He leads the National League in batting average (.402) and on-base percentage (.489).

There's only one man who has had a hotter start to the season as a Met, and that was Cleon Jones who hit .411 in his first 50 games of the 1969 season.

In Saturday's start against the Marlins, Wright went 4-6 with three RBIs. Not too shabby for a guy who still has a fractured right pinky.

It's also hard not to notice that the apparent confidence he has at the plate right now is carrying over to the field.

To date, his fielding percentage is .986, and he has committed just one error. His throws the past few games have been spot on.

I don't expect Wright to maintain any of these stats. He's bound to go into a slump at some point. It's just the  nature of the game.

Even Wright feels that his dominance at the plate won't continue.

Can .400 continue for Wright? 
"I'm going to be honest with you," the third baseman replied as he prepared to depart Marlins Park on Saturday. "No."
How does Wright feels looking at the stadium scoreboard and seeing .402? 
"It feels like it's May," Wright replied. "There's a long way to go. Those are unrealistic goals."

Let's hope for the Mets' sake that these numbers do continue. Let's face it, whether you like him or not, if Wright is playing well, the Mets are playing well.

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