Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hottest of the Hot Corner: Ranking MLB's Top 16 Third Basemen—No. 3

MLB: Giants vs Mets MAY 09
Part 14 of 16

No. 3 David Wright, New York Mets

Just like on their AAU team in Virginia Beach, David Wright is slightly ahead of Ryan Zimmerman. He's a couple years older and has one more major league season under his belt— and a much more recognized player having played a starring role in the Big Apple.

Wright has been one of baseball's brightest stars since becoming a regular in 2005. Over seven seasons, he has accumulated a .308 BA, .390 OBP, and .519 SLG.

After averaging 29 HR's and 112 RBI's in his first four full seasons, Wright's power numbers dropped off drastically when the team moved into cavernous Citi Field in 2009. He managed just 10 homers and 72 RBI's, but appears to have made adjustments in 2010 as he already has five big flies.

Until Zimmerman took it away last year, Wright received the Gold Glove Award in successive seasons. He was also the recipient of the Silver Slugger those years as well.

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