David wright silent assassin

Daniel SmithCorrespondent IAugust 10, 2008

David Wright New York’s silent hero

 

In a sports world where money, fame, and trouble leads the headlines there is one glimmer of hope.

 

Batman!

 

Just joking, David Wright!, David Wright is not only a leader in the clubhouse and on the field he is a throwback to the old days, when you played hard, kept your mouth shut unless need be, be true to the fans and play with passion. In today’s day and age, ball players seem to care more about there inflating salaries then they do about the people who pay them. The fans. However, David is not like that he gladly signs autographs before and after games when time permits and keeps a good image for baseball.

 

Now let us talk about stats

 

David Wright is currently batting 292 with 22hr’s, 131hits, 89rbi, 13sb, and only 75 strikeouts. He has a fielding percentage of .956

 

His career numbers to date are .308 avg, 119hr, 761hits, 454rbi, 91sb and .952 fielding percentage.

 

As you see, Wright puts up great numbers for a third baseman…well for any position but he is hardly talked about in the media except for the city he plays in “the big apple”

If Wright stays on this pace for lets say the next 9 years, which will give him a 14 yr career. Which he can play longer just estimating, he will have around

 

350-400 hrs, 2,200-2,500 hits, 1,300-1,600rbi and .950 fielding percentage

 

That would have put him ahead of Mike Schmidt in Hits, RBI and way ahead in batting average. More Hr and RBI then Paul Molitor, more Hr, RBI and better avg then brooks Robinson. More Hr, RBI and probably better avg then Pete Rose. More Hits, better avg and RBI then Eddie Matthews. The list can go on and on. I think its time to start thinking of David Wright as something more then an avg 3rd baseman.

 

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