Ten Facts About Mets Third Baseman David Wright
Although I have been a Mets fan since 1975, I seldom focus specifically on the Mets in this blog. Tonight, however, please allow me to indulge myself. This post is not meant to imply that the Mets should take a specific course of action regarding Wright in this, the final year of his current contract with the Mets. These are just the facts. Let them speak for themselves.
David Wright factoid #1: At age 29, he is already the Mets all-time leader in career Off. WAR: 38.2.
David Wright factoid #2: When he scores his 37th run in 2012, he will become the Mets all-time leader in that category.
David Wright factoid #3: His 171st hit this year will make him the Mets all-time career hits leader.
David Wright factoid #4: He is already the Mets all-time leader in Total Bases: 2,112.
David Wright factoid #5: He is the Mets all-time leader in career doubles… by a wide margin with 281. Next closest is Kranepool at 225.
David Wright factoid #6: With just 9 more RBI, Wright will surpass Strawberry as the Mets all-time career RBI leader.
David Wright factoid #7: With just 46 more walks, Wright will also pass Strawberry as their all-time leader in that category, too.
David Wright factoid #8: Wright’s career OPS+: 134, is the same as HOF’ers Al Kaline, Paul Waner, and Joe “Ducky” Medwick.
David Wright factoid #9: Wright’s 825 Runs Created is the most in Mets history. Jose Reyes, by way of contrast, created 706 runs.
David Wright factoid #10: With just 19 more Extra Base Hits, Wright will become the first Met to reach 500 career Extra Base Hits.
- By The Numbers: Is David Still Wright For Mets? (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- New York Mets: 10 Things for Fans to Be Depressed About in 2012 (bleacherreport.com)
- New York Mets Expect to Keep David Wright for 2012 MLB season (inquisitr.com)