Baseball Crank
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May 24, 2005
BASEBALL: Wright and Wrong

We've certainly been treated lately to some reminders that David Wright, likely as he is to be a major star in the near future (among other things, he's now #10 in all of baseball in number of pitches seen per plate appearance), is still a very young player who is prone to young player's mistakes - fielding errors and, last night, running outside the baseline to break up a double play, resulting in the nullification of the tying runs and Wright's ejection from the game. (It's an open question whether Rafael Furcal would have turned the DP if Wright hadn't veered in his direction, although MIke Cameron wouldn't have scored the 7th run on the play.

On a related topic, Studes explains here why the Win Shares system assigns Jose Reyes zero defensive value thus far this season.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:26 AM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Yet another reason to bat him leadoff.

Posted by: Attila at May 24, 2005 9:30 AM

Wright sure does appear to be the real deal. I thinking a 30 HR season isn't out of the question. If only he can maintain the .300 avg, he'll be unbelievable.

Posted by: Tan The Man at May 25, 2005 2:34 AM

david is going to be amazing and he is showing great stuff right now. so far in june he has been hitting in the 7th spot alot which i think is crazy. he is one of the best hitters on the team and he should definately be in the 5th spot or below.

Posted by: susannah at July 4, 2005 12:31 PM
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