Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:52:50 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright may be moved out of the third spot in the lineup in 2015. The Mets are playing with their lineup in spring training, and they are thinking of moving Wright into the No. 2 spot. Wright has hit second three times this spring, and manager Terry Collins confirmed that the team is thinking about this move occasionally. Wright said a move in the lineup won't bother his ego at all. He hit third in all 133 starts in 2014, in 109 of 111 starts in 2013 and 144 of 155 starts in 2012.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't appear that this would be a full-time lineup switch, but just on occasion. It could give Wright a chance to see some additional at-bats over the course of the entire season, which would be a plus for his fantasy value. In the long run, it probably won't change much, though. Despite a drop to just eight home runs last year, you typical know what you're getting from Wright - decent power numbers and plenty of job security. The Citi Field fences were moved in, too, so expect a rebound in power from Wright.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:17:05 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright hit his third home run of the spring Tuesday, March 24. He is currently batting .303 (10-for-33) with 10 RBI.
Fantasy Tip: It isn't wise to overreact to spring training statistics, but Wright has performed at an elite level in the past. His 2014 struggles are largely being chalked up to shoulder troubles, and he is widely available in the early middle rounds of drafts, which could present profit potential. There is upside for a rebound year, and with third base a rather weak fantasy position, Wright could approach the top tier.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:13:44 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) took the field for an intrasquad game Tuesday, March 3, which marked the first time since his shoulder injury last season that he saw action.
Fantasy Tip: Wright told reporters his shoulder was fine afterward and it had been through all of spring training. Wright hit .269-8-63 last season and scored just 54 runs, so his fantasy value has taken a huge hit from his days of 25-30 homers a year. Wright could be a sleeper if his shoulder has healed, but for now he's no better than a mid-round selection.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:02:05 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) believes the shoulder issues that plagued him last year are behind him, but he's making no guarantees until he tests it in spring training. He didn't need surgery on his left shoulder and didn't say if his injury caused him to hit .269 with just eight home runs and 63 RBI last season. Manager Terry Collins suggested that giving Wright a dozen games off throughout the year would be helpful. "I think it is probably to the point where I have to be a little more realistic that it's probably not in my best interest or the team's best interest to go out there and play 162 games," Wright said. "I think a good off day here and there probably can be beneficial for both me and the team."
Fantasy Tip: If you pass on the high-upside third basemen in drafts, Wright could be there to provide similar statistics at a discount, providing the shoulder woes are indeed behind him. The fact that Citi Field has moved in the fences in 2015 is another positive toward him upping his homer production from last year.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:13:07 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) is in "outstanding shape" and there is "no pain whatsoever" in his shoulder, according to his orthopedist.
Fantasy Tip: Wright will be a popular bounce-back candidate during draft season, but at 32, expecting a return to fantasy dominance is ill-advised. Plus, with Wright and the team opting to avoid shoulder surgery, there is a chance going under the knife will be the end result at some point this season. It would be wise to wait until the upside outweighs the risk before investing on draft day.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:07 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he's right where he usually is in his offseason preparation despite undergoing shoulder rehab after last season.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:53:30 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) began hitting off a tee and said his left shoulder is pain-free. "In my eyes, I'm not too far behind from where I am normally at this time of year," Wright said.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:02 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he has resumed swinging a bat Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he expects to increase the volume soon. Wright noted he expects to visit hitting coach Kevin Long in Phoenix in January.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:53:59 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he is feeling good and that an MRI done on his shoulder showed significant improvement.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:41:17 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright's (shoulder) shoulder was examined this week at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His current timetable is to begin baseball activities in December.