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David Wright: Should He Be in This Year's All Star Game?

NEW YORK - JUNE 23:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets celebrates the win with Ike Davis #29 against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field on June 23, 2010 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Wendy AdairAnalyst IDecember 29, 2016

There is no doubt the Mets would not be in the position they are currently in without the contributions of the whole team.

However, much of their recent success is due to David Wright, who has been an RBI machine with 57 as it stands now, first in the NL. 

Fans around the country are on a campaign to get Wright into the 2010 All Star Game. Placido Polanco is currently the top vote-getter for NL third basemen, but its possible that Wright could catch or pass Polanco before voting ends on July 1, 2010.

After a slow and frustrating start where the strikeouts mounted at an alarming rate, he has been putting the ball into play more, but still has 85 strikeouts, which is third in the NL. 

Last night he struck out with the bases loaded and potential winning run at second base in the seventh inning, but in all fairness he did all ready have two hits on the night.

His hits included a third inning single which moved Jesus Feliciano to third base, who scored when Ike Davis hit into a double play, and an RBI double and run scored by hustling from second base home on Jason Bay's single to center field.

After a 2009 season in which Wright only hit 10 HRs with a slugging percentage of .447, he has all ready hit 12 HRs in 2010 and his slugging percentage is .519 with an OBP of .382.

Wright is also making all the plays. Since he was benched last month after allowing the Braves to score the winning run, he has only made one error and it proved uncostly. 

His fielding percentage is .962 right now. He has made eight errors in 157 attempts over the first 70 games.

Many fans may not feel that Wright is deserving of All Star consideration because of the high strikeout number. 

However, that one statistic in no way detracts from his current contributions and how they have been instrumental in the Mets recent rise to second place in the NL East.

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