David Wright
David Wright

David Wright (3B)

New York Mets

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David Wright throws again

Wed, Feb 22nd 8:07am EST
By Chris Zolli

David Wright threw for the second time since neck surgery last June. Wright has played a total of only 75 games the past two seasons, limited by spinal stenosis and surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck. He had a .788 OPS for the Mets last season. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets insist Wright is their projected Opening Day third baseman, even though his bill of health may say differently. While his time as an MVP candidate may be over, he did have seven HR in 37 games last season and posted a .350 OBP. There is no reason to pick Wright in mixed leagues and he is a spotty pick even in NL-only leagues.

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David Wright took batting practice in Port St. Lucie today and will start throwing sometime this week as well. Wright has played just 75 regular-season games over the past two seasons because of serious spine issues. He had a .788 OPS in 37 games for the Mets last season (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: Wright has had a herniated disc in his neck and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, bad signs for a 37-year-old in a league without a DH. In his last full season, 2014, Wright only had a .694 OPS, falling off from his .904 OPS in 2013. Wright is not worthy of a look in mixed leagues currently, but could have value if he were traded to the American League and could be a DH.

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Mets' beat writer Mike Puma is now reporting that David Wright is not permitted to engage in any baseball activities for 6-8 weeks due to the herniated disc in his neck. This makes a time table for his return, at the very least, two months from now. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Owners in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues will need to make moves to address what will be a prolonged absence. At this point, unless those owners have deep DL space, Wright can be dropped in all formats.

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David Wright will miss an extended period of time according to multiple sources. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This is not much of a surprise considering his injury history. No one would blame you if you placed him on waivers. Adjust your lineups accordingly.

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David Wright was once again out of the lineup for Wednesday's game.

Fantasy Impact: Wright received an injection to help with the pain earlier in the week. The team should know by the weekend if the veteran will require a stint on the disabled list. While he was productive early, already totaling seven HRs, injuries continue to plague the veteran. This is a lingering issue, so Wright isn't expected to get much healthier over the course of the long season.

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David Wright is again out of the Mets' lineup on Monday against the White Sox due to lingering neck discomfort. Terry Collins stated before the game that he is concerned Wright may be placed on the 15-day DL due to this recurring issue. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wright hasn't played since Friday night, having missed the last two Mets games. Only holding fantasy value in NL-only and the deepest of mixed leagues, Wright owners should monitor the situation but be ready to replace Wright in the event he is DL'd retroactive to May 28th.

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David Wright is hitting for power lately with three straight games with a home run. Last time he's done that was 2013.

Fantasy Impact: Even with his days off due to rest, Wright is valuable as a bench player or regular utility guy. As of now, he has seven home runs with 14 RBI while batting .226.

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David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Terry Collins has said that he plans to give Wright more days off in night games that are followed by day games. Since the Mets have a day game on Wednesday, a day off tonight makes sense. Owners can expect Wright to be in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

David Wright hits fifth home run

Mon, May 23rd 10:48pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

David Wright hit his fifth home run of the season connecting on a three run blast in the third inning. Wright finished the game 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Wright has now recorded a hit in three straight games, but is likely due for an off day soon. He still strikes out at an alarming rate but continues to find ways to get on base.

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David Wright was back in the lineup for the Mets last night in the second game of their three game series against the Nationals. Wright sat out the first game due to recurring issues he is having with his back injury (spinal stenosis). Last night, Wright went 0-for-4 and struck out three times.

Fantasy Impact: Wright is clearly playing injured and does not look comfortable at the plate (or in the field) right now. Owners in NL-only or very deep mixed leagues should look to sit him, provided they have a viable alternative option at third base, until he can get his bat going again. In shallow mixed leagues, Wright does not hold much fantasy value at this point.

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David Wright was scratched from the Mets' lineup for tonight against Max Scherzer and the Nationals. (Source: Mike Puma on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This move relates to Wright's ongoing back issues. Not an advisable start against Max Scherzer anyway, DFS players and daily lineup league owners should adjust lineups accordingly. Owners should monitor lineups tomorrow to determine when it is safe to reactivate Wright.

Manager Terry Collins believes David Wright is playing through and dealing with shoulder pain, as a result of his compensating for his lower back injury/spinal stenosis. Wright has lacked zip on a number of throws from third recently and has committed three errors this season so far. (Source: Mets.com)

Fantasy Impact: It doesn't appear as if Wright is in any danger of heading to the DL as a result of the shoulder pain, but he may get more days off for rest in the near future. Seasonal owners in daily lock leagues should check the Mets' lineup before activating him. DFS players and weekly lock league owners may wish to consider other options, at least in the short term, until this issue subsides.

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David Wright went 2-for-2 on Saturday against the Padres, including his fourth home run. He also walked three times and stole his third base.

Fantasy Impact: Wright isn't driving in many runs so far this season, but the rest of his counting stats are extremely useful for fantasy purposes. With a .405 OBP, you can expect Wright to pile on the runs scored and, if he stays healthy, to finish with 15-20 homers and around 10 steals.

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David Wright is getting a standard day off after a night game Wednesday against the Braves. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: It is hard to have Wright on your team as the Mets are doing the best they can to keep him fresh- meaning he will get a lot of days off. When Wright does play, he should be in your lineup. If you are in a weekly league, see what you can do to trade him, otherwise plan accordingly.

David Wright went 2-for-3 with his third home run on Monday night in a win against the Braves. He now has seven runs batted in and is hitting .266.

Fantasy Impact: Wright hasn't been as good as he can be lately. He is still a good fantasy pickup though, but as a backup to your starting third baseman. He hits lefties very well and he can get a big hit in the later innings. Wright will most likely be getting one or two days off each week just to keep him healthy throughout the season.

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David Wright went 0-for-4 on Monday against the Reds with two strikeouts. It was Wright's fifth consecutive game with at least two Ks.

Fantasy Impact: Wright has struck out at least once in every game he's played in 2016, and is on pace for a whopping 234 Ks. The Captain is still the heart and soul of the Mets, but it's tough to see the team keeping him in the second spot in the lineup all season if he can't put the ball in play more.

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David Wright went 2-for-5 with two home runs, including his first of the season. He now has 22 career home runs at Citizens Bank Park which is the most of any visiting player. For some odd reason, he somehow always plays very well on the road against the Phillies. According to a tweet sent out from Adam Rubin, in the past four seasons (2013-16), David Wright has five opposite field homers. Three of them have come in Philly. Pretty cool if you ask me.

Fantasy Impact: Today was a great day for David and fantasy owners who have David on their team for obvious reasons. He showed some great pop in the game and looked great in the field, as well. Today's game could be a great sign for fantasy owners out there. Now,he probably will not hit 30 home runs like he did earlier in his career, but he can potentially put up some quality numbers if his back can hold up. Keep him in the lineup right now especially for the remainder of the three game series in Philly.

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David Wright went 2-for-4 in Monday's loss to the Marlins. He is batting .316 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Wright may be the only member of the Mets who looks comfortable at the plate right now. Although he has yet to record an RBI, that is mostly due to Curtis Granderson's inability to get on base thus far, as Wright is sitting with a .932 OPS. It's a positive sign that Wright is doing well even in the cold weather and, if his back holds up, he should be a decent source of counting stats.

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Two stolen bases for David Wright? Yes, you read that right. Wright went 1-for-3 in the win against the Royals and he added on two walks and two stolen bases.

Fantasy Impact: Well, the season is under way and David is gonna be a big player to watch on the Mets this year. Terry Collins, the manager of the Mets, and the whole coaching staff is gonna have to watch him very closely because his back will be in a big factor in his role for the team. There have been a few 12-team drafts where he went in the very late rounds. If you have not drafted yet, look to steal Wright in the later rounds.

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According to ESPN, Collins has ruled out using Wright as the designated hitter to open the season in Kansas City. He will be eased into regular action to manage the spinal stenosis in his lower back. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright only played 38 games for the Mets in the regular season. They will need their captain to stay health, if they are to make another World Series push this season. When in the lineup, Wright should have plenty of opportunities to drive in runs.

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In his debut for the Mets this spring training, David Wright went 2-for-3 with two singles against the Nationals on Friday evening. He swung the bat well and it was great to see him back in the hot corner for the Mets.

Fantasy Impact: Wright played third base this game and hopefully, fantasy owners can trust him this season. If, and thats a big if, he plays 140+ games this year, it would be a good sign for his back and for the Mets. If you are in need of a third baseman, grab Wright, but definitely wait for later rounds and take a chance. Good third basemen are hard to find and, when Wright is healthy, he is one of those top guys in the league for sure.

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After going 1-for-5 in a minor league game as a designated hitter on Monday, David Wright will make his Grapefruit League debut Friday against the division rival Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Wright and the Mets organization have been taking this process very slowly. He will be a huge bat in this loaded lineup this season for the Mets and Terry Collins does not want him to miss as many games as he did last year. From a fantasy perspective, it is best to stay away from Wright, unless you can pick him up late in a draft. He most likely will not play everyday, but when he does, he can put up solid numbers for sure.

Wright missed four months last season due to spinal stenosis in his lower back. He also remained idle for a month after the World Series, and proceeded cautiously with his health. He will finally make his spring debut on Monday, and is on track to play on Opening Day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If the Mets make a run at the playoffs, they need a healthy Wright in their lineup. He will bat in the heart of their lineup and have many opportunities to drive in runs. Last season, he batted .289 with five homeruns and 17 RBIs in 38 games.

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David Wright won't appear in a Spring Training game for at least another week, but the veteran still believes he'll be ready for the start of the regular season. (Source: Mets.MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets have allowed Wright to prepare for the season more slowly than normal, putting him behind this spring. The hope is that this will provide him with more rest and help the back issues that he's dealt with in the past. After struggling mightily in 2014, Wright was limited to 38 games last season. He was effective when he played in 2015, but injuries limited him. The Mets hope to avoid these extended absences in 2016.

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According to coach Collins, last year the Mets "started out the year with David hitting second. As you saw throughout baseball, the No. 2 hitter became a big hitter in a lot of lineups." He referenced Josh Donaldson (last year's AL MVP), as a perfect example. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If David Wright slots into the second order, the lineup could be Granderson, Wright, Cespedes, Duda, Neil Walker, Michael Conforto, d'Arnaud and Cabrera. Wright would lose some RBI opportunities, but could pick up a few more runs with the big bats behind him.

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David Wright went 1-for-3 with a three run home run. Wright also walked twice and scored two runs. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright has continued to excel since coming off the disabled list. Wright is back to being a must owned player and should be a part of daily fantasy line ups.

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David Wright was the lone bright spot for the Mets on Wednesday night as he went 2-for-4 with a double in the Mets 6-0 loss to the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: With tonight's performance, David Wright has raised his batting average to .303 on his injury plagued season. Wright does have a mini four-game hitting streak, batting .400 over that span, heading into the Subway Series vs. the Yankees on Friday.

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David Wright went 2-for-4 with two doubles including the game winning RBI in the Mets 4-3 win over Miami. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: David Wright is now batting 275 with two home runs, three doubles and five RBI since his return from the disabled list. Wright has also posted a .359 on base percentage the past 16 games.

David Wright went 2-for-4 with a double in tonight's game against Philadelphia. Wright also scored a run. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright is due for a day of rest tomorrow as the Mets wrap up their series with the Phillies. Expect Juan Uribe to get the start.

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David Wright collects two hits

Thu, Aug 27th 11:45pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

David Wright went 2-for-6 with two runs scored in a win over the Phillies. Wright also drew a walk in the game. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright looked comfortable at the plate since his return from a four month absence. According to manager Terry Collins, Wright is line to start the first two games against Boston with rest likely for Sunday.

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David Wright launched a solo home run in his first at bat after a 131 day stint on the disabled list. Wright finished the night 2-for-5 with three runs and a walk. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: David Wright looked every bit himself at the plate in his first game back off the disabled list. Wright however, looked a step slow in the field committing two errors. Wright could be a buyer beware player as there is always a possibility of him going down with an injury but should be picked up in fantasy leagues as of now.

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David Wright to return Monday

Tue, Aug 18th 9:19am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

New York Mets 3B David Wright is set to return from the disabled list next Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies. Wright is recovering from spinal stenosis in his lower back. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright has been on the shelf for most of the season due to the back issue. It remains TBD what his value will be moving forward considering his age and injury history.

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Wright played third base for the St. Lucie Mets last night for six innings. His ability to play the field was yet another step toward his return to the Mets from the spinal stenosis he is suffering from. Wright went 1-for-3 and is now 2-for-6 during his rehab stint. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Wright is expected to need at least 25 plate appearances before the Mets consider bringing him back to the MLB club. Assuming he has no setbacks, Wright could be ready to return by late August. Given the persistent back issues, however, it is questionable what type of power Wright will have once he is cleared to play. That said, he is certainly worth a stash in most formats for fantasy owners making a stretch run if he has been dropped.

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David Wright finally returned to the baseball field today going through a light workout at Citi Field. Wright fielded ground balls and made throws over to first base without any discomfort. (Source: New York Post )

Fantasy Impact: Wright is expected to continue to workout with the Mets for the duration of this week. The aim is for him to return to Port St. Lucie next week to begin a rehab assignment and participate in games.

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David Wright has begun to train moderately in California and has begun some baseball activity. Wright is expected to return to New York later next week to do some workouts with the team. The news was a big turnaround from what was posted earlier this week. (Source: nj.com)

Fantasy Impact: Wright is still a long way from playing this season and will likely have a minimum fantasy impact when he returns.

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According to Sandy Alderson, there was been no change to Wright being cleared for baseball activity. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic Wright was close to being cleared two weeks ago. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Wright, who is still recovering from spinal stenosis, continues to be out. It may be best advised to rule him out for the season. Wright has no fantasy value until he can prove what he can do on the field again.

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David Wright still not cleared

Tue, Jul 14th 7:19pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

David Wright has still yet to be cleared for baseball activities. A rumor circulated that Wright might be cleared to resume activities starting Monday. However after his weekly visit with the doctor there was no change to Wright's status. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Wright is slowly running out of time to play this season. Although, he and Sandy Alderson remain optimistic about him playing this year, it is becoming more and more unlikely. Wright will still need about three weeks of rehab before he can resume playing at the major league level.

David Wright provided a sense of optimism that he will return this season. Wrights claims his back is starting to feel stronger and is going to attempt to field grounders and begin running next week. A further update will be provided this week when Mets officials visit him in Los Angeles this coming weekend. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: Best guess is David Wright is still about a month away from playing if the rehab goes all according to plan. An estimated return should be around the beginning of August.

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that third baseman David Wright has a realistic shot of being activated around the All Star break. Wright has been on the DL since April 15 with a hamstring strain and then got diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Fantasy Impact: Wright should start baseball related activities soon and it will be interesting to see how his back holds up. If you have an open DL spot on your roster and Wright is available go ahead and make the add. As long as he stays healthy he should be able to contribute the second half of the season.

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According to Adam Rubin, David Wright participated in batting practice for the first time since injuring his hamstring. (Source: Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: David Wright is looking to play in a minor league game early next week. His injury is progressing and should return to the Mets lineup as soon as late next week barring any setbacks.

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Mets third baseman David Wright resumed baseball activities today in Port St. Lucie Florida. He did everything but swing a bat. Wright went on the disabled list on April 15 with a hamstring injury and then suffered a back injury while rehabbing. (Source: Michael Baron Mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: We have yet to hear a timetable for Wright, but he is likely still a few weeks away from returning. Owners of Wright should hope for no more setbacks and look to get him back in their lineups by late May or early June.

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The New York Mets will shut down third baseman David Wright due to back issues. Wright will remain sidelined until his back soreness subsides. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets placed Wright on the 15-day DL in the middle of April, but that was due to a hamstring injury. The veteran is said be recovering well from that ailment, but he's now dealing with a new one. Considering Wright's age, and the fact that he's dealing with injuries to his hamstring and back, the news is certainly concerning for fantasy owners.

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David Wright placed on 15-day DL

Wed, Apr 15th 5:46pm EDT
By Nicky Tapas

David Wright has been placed on the 15-day DL with a mild strain of the right hamstring. The Mets have recalled Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas (Source: Fox Sports MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Campbell will start in place of Wright at third base tonight and, presumably, for the duration of Wright's DL stint. Travis d'Arnaud has been bumped up in the lineup and is batting second this evening against the Phillies. Wright owners should, of course, make alternate plans at third base during the DL stint. Hopefully Wright will return at the end of the month given that the injury has been deemed "mild."

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Mets manager Terry Collins announced after tonight's game that David Wright has been diagnosed with a pulled right hamstring. Collins also referred to the injury as a "major problem". Wright hurt himself and left the game in the bottom of the 8th inning after sliding awkwardly into second base.

Fantasy Impact: This is not the news the Mets or fantasy owners wanted to hear. Pulled hamstrings can last a while depending on the severity. A DL stint is almost certain for Wright.

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New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright, left tonight's game with an apparent leg injury after sliding into second base. Wright slid awkwardly on a stolen base in the bottom of the 8th inning. (Source: Adam Rubin on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Obviously this is bad news for the Mets and fantasy owners but hopefully the injury is just minor. We should find out more about Wrights status after the game tonight or by tomorrow.

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Mets third baseman David Wright went 3-for-4 with his first home run and stolen base of the season against Atlanta. Wright's two run shot came in the top of the 4th inning. It was Wrights first home run since last July.

Fantasy Impact: Wright struggled going 3-for-13 in the opening series against the Nationals but had a big Friday night in Atlanta. As long as he remains healthy look for Wright to be a solid fantasy contributor across the board.

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David Wright drives in two runs

Thu, Apr 9th 10:43pm EDT
By Mike Ryan

David Wright went 2-5 with 2 RBI's while also scoring one run. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: David Wright had a solid day at the plate and broke the game open in the sixth inning with a two run opposite field single. Wright should be able to continue the momentum into the Atlanta series as the Mets are scheduled to face two left handed starters.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright went 0-for-4 today against the Nationals. Wright did contribute a run on a Lucas Duda single in the sixth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Although he went hitless, Wright is coming off a solid spring and should produce good stats as long as he stays healthy this year.

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New York Mets third baseman David Wright is batting second in the Mets Opening Day lineup in Washington. Wright usually bats third in the order and this is just the 16th time in his career that he's batting second. (Source: New York Mets on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It seems like manager Terry Collins wanted to split up lefties Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda. For Wright, batting second means he may see more fastballs to hit and more opportunities to steal bases.

The New York Mets got 10 hits in their 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. David Wright was a major contributor, going 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI to raise his Grapefruit League average to .283. Wright had struggled much of the spring but could have found his stroke as the regular season gets set to begin.

Fantasy Impact: Wright struggled with a shoulder injury last season, which limited his power. He hit just .269 with eight home runs in 535 at bats. The shoulder hasn't appeared to be an issue this spring. Expect Wright to bounce back and regain some of his power and be a solid option at third base in most fantasy leagues.

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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.

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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.

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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.