David Wright’s career by the numbers — and what could have been

With Thursday’s announcement that David Wright will return to the majors for the final homestand of the 2018 season and take the field one last time in the Mets’ Sept. 29 game against the Marlins, we take a look at what the third baseman produced during his big league career and what could have been if injuries hadn’t derailed his superstar career in New York.

How Wright became a Met

The Mets drafted 38th overall in the first round of the 2001 MLB draft. That pick was a supplemental one for the loss of free agent Mike Hampton. The Mets had an earlier pick in that first round, and took Aaron Heilman 18th overall.

Other notables from the 2001 first round include Joe Mauer (1st), Mark Teixeira (5th) and Mark Prior (2nd).

Wright’s 50.4 career WAR is third-highest in that 2001 first round.

In fact, that is the fifth-most of any player drafted as a third baseman in the first round of any June draft, behind Manny Ramirez, Robin Ventura, Teixeira and Evan Longoria.

Where does he rank among the Mets greats?

– Wright is among

Article source: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24664554/david-wright-career-numbers-have-been

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