David Wright (3B)
David Wright hit his third spring HR today, a 2 run shot in the Mets 4-3 loss to the Astros in Port St. Lucie. Wright now has 3 HRs and 9 RBIs in his last seven games.
Fantasy Impact: After Wright's second spring HR, there was talk that Wright’s power may have returned. While the talk appeared premature, there may now be some truth to it. He managed only 8 HRs last season due to a lingering ligament injury in his left shoulder. With a current FantasyPros ADP of 98 in mixed leagues (87 ECR), he has a potentially high ceiling relative to his draft position - if, of course, he is past the lingering injury and his power has returned.
Category: Game Recaps
David Wright connected for his second homer of the spring off of CC Sabathia this afternoon against the Yankees. He finished 1 for 3 with the HR and 2 RBI.
Fantasy Impact: Wright currently has a FantasyPros ECR mixed league 3B rank of 11 (92nd overall). With the opposite field HR today, there is talk that Wright’s power may have returned. It is believed to have disappeared in the second half of 2014 due to a ligament injury in his left shoulder. With only 2 HRs this spring, it may be too early to jump to that conclusion. That said, with a current ADP of 98 in mixed leagues, he could outperform this draft position. He has a potentially high ceiling relative to his draft position - but do not overpay/overreach for him in drafts.
Category: , Game Recaps
It was David Wright's first HR since July 11, 2014 to be exact. He finished the game against the Nationals 1 for 2 with the HR and 3 RBIs.
Fantasy Impact: Wright is looking for a bounce back season coming off a 2014 where he hit only 8 homers and was shut down early due to left shoulder ligament damage. While the shoulder is apparently better, it is questionable what impact last season's injury will have on Wright's power productivity going forward. Wright currently projects as a middle tier 3B in mixed leagues at the deep 3B position. The potential for higher returns from Wright based on his ADP and average auction value is there if he is, in fact, fully recovered from and not impeded by the injury which plagued him last year.