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August 23, 2004
BASEBALL: Wright to Dream

David Wright hasn't missed a game yet since arriving at Shea; here are his numbers projected to a full season:

GABH2B3BHRRRBIBBKSB-CSAVGSLGOBPHPBGIDP
1626712035802911087231046-0.303.519.331623

Well, we Mets fans need something to dream on. Wright's flyball/groundball ratio of 0.78 bodes particularly well for him as a power hitter, although it hasn't stopped him from hitting into double plays. Ironically, Wright has been missing the two elements - steady defense and patience at the plate - that were his predecessor Ty Wigginton's two most conspicuous weaknesses. But Wright is 21 and showed both in the minors, so there's hope for the future.

Now, if we can ever get Jose Reyes healthy . . .

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:11 AM | Baseball 2004 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)
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Players coming to the Mets seem to invariably strike out more and make more errors than they did elsewhere. How much of that would you say is a result of park effects from Shea?

Posted by: The Mad Hibernian at August 23, 2004 5:49 PM

Wright to Dream

Gary Wright. Dream Weaver.

Posted by: Rich at August 24, 2004 2:38 AM

I think it's pretty safe to say that Wright won't be posting a 1:5 BB:K ratio very long...

Look for it to even out not only over the last part of this season, but for the following seasons to come...

Look at Richie Sexson, a guy who showd a fraction of the plate discipline in the minors that Wright did, but is now a walk machine...

Wright's BB:K ratio will slowly even out to 1:1 over the next few years, at least that's my prediction...

Posted by: MetsRock67 at August 24, 2004 4:05 PM
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