David Wright

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Age: 30 (born December 20, 1982)
Position: Third Base
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Number: 5
Acquired: 2001 amateur draft
Contract: 8 year, $138 million (thru 2020)

David Wright is a third baseman for the Mets. He joined the team in 2004. Wright is among the Mets’ all-time team leaders in many hitting categories. He has accumulated more runs batted in that any other Mets player.

In ’04, Wright made his major league debut in the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Expos at Shea Stadium on July 21. He doubled twice, homered and drove in six runs in an 11-6 Mets win at Milwaukee on August 5. David had two singles and a two-run homer in the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Rockies in the second game of a doubleheader at Colorado on August 19. He had a single, three doubles and three runs scored in an 11-9 Mets victory at San Francisco in 12 innings on August 21. Wright singled, doubled and homered in the Mets’ 7-0 win over the Braves on September 14 at Shea. He also had a sacrifice fly and a two-run homer in an 8-1 Mets triumph over the Expos at Shea on October 3.

Wright had a team high .306 batting average in 2005. He also led the club with 42 doubles and 102 runs batted in for the season. At Philadelphia on April 19, David hit a grand slam in the Mets’ 16-4 win over the Phillies. He doubled and scored twice each in a 9-2 Mets victory over the Reds on May 16 at Shea. Wright had two singles, a home run and a stolen base in the Mets’ 12-1 triumph over the Giants in the second game of a doubleheader at Shea on June 5. He hit two homers in a 6-3 Mets win over the Braves on July 14 at Shea. David had a run-scoring single, a two-run double and a three-run homer in the Mets’ 9-1 victory at San Diego on August 10. He singled, doubled and homered twice in an 18-4 Mets triumph over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on August 24. Wright homered for the only run of a 1-0 Mets victory over the Giants at San Francisco on August 26. He also hit a grand slam in a 5-2 Mets win over the Nationals at Washington on September 24.

In 2006, Wright once again led the Mets in doubles with 40. He batted .311 with 26 home runs in the Mets’ division-winning season. David drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly, homer and single in a 9-3 Mets win over the Marlins at Shea on April 7. Two days later, he drove in all the Mets’ runs with a triple and a ninth-inning sacrifice fly for a 3-2 Mets triumph over the Marlins at Shea. In May, Wright had three walk-off hits at Shea to produce wins for the Mets. He hit a run-scoring double in the 14th inning for an 8-7 Mets victory over the Braves on May 5. David singled in the bottom of the ninth to plate the winning run for a 7-6 Mets triumph over the Yankees on May 19. Two nights later, he homered in a 4-3 Mets victory over the Yanks at Shea. Wright also had an RBI single in the ninth to give the Mets an 8-7 win over the Diamondbacks on May 29.

Also in ’06, Wright had a grand slam and an RBI single in a 9-4 Mets victory over the Orioles on June 18 at Shea. He hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Mets a 7-6 win over the Marlins at Shea on July 9. David hit a home run in the National League’s 3-2 loss to the American League in the All-Star Game at Pittsburgh on July 11. He had three singles and two RBIs in a 3-2 Mets win over the Padres at Shea on August 8. Wright hit a grand slam and a run-scoring single in the Mets’ 11-3 triumph over the Rockies at Colorado on August 30. He had a single, a triple, a homer and three RBIs in a 12-6 Mets victory over the Nationals on September 23 at Shea. David drove in three runs with a pair of doubles in the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the Division Series at Shea on October 4. He also homered in a 12-5 Mets triumph at St. Louis in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on October 15.

Wright led the Mets with 196 hits in 2007. He had a team-leading .325 batting average and set a club record with 330 total bases during the year. David opened the season with a 14-game hitting streak, batting .327 (18-for-55) between April 1 and April 19. He hit the second of two three-run homers by the Mets in the ninth inning (after Damion Easley) in a 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on May 3. Wright had two singles and a two-run homer in a 5-4 Mets victory over the Cubs at Shea on May 14. He hit a pair of two-run homers in a 10-7 Mets win over the Yankees on May 19 at Shea. David hit a run-scoring double in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 1-0 victory over the Athletics at Shea on June 23. He had three singles, a homer and two RBIs in the Mets’ 5-3 triumph at Houston in 17 innings on July 7. Wright hit two doubles and drove in a pair of runs in a 7-4 Mets win at Washington on August 18. He had a two-run homer in the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Braves on September 10 at Shea. David also had an RBI single in the 11th inning that gave the Mets a 7-6 win over the Marlins at Florida on September 23.

In 2008, Wright hit .302 and drove in 124 runs to lead the Mets. He topped the National League with 11 sacrifice flies during the season. David had a single, a double and a three-run homer in the Mets' 13-0 win over the Marlins at Florida on April 2. He had a homer, two doubles and five RBIs in a 6-0 Mets triumph over the Nationals at Shea on April 15. At Shea on April 29, Wright had a game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning for a 5-4 Mets victory over the Pirates. He singled, doubled and homered in a 7-2 Mets win over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on May 2. David had two singles and a two-run homer in a 7-4 Mets triumph over the Yankees on May 17. He hit a pair of two-run homers in an 8-4 Mets win over the Dodgers on May 29 at Shea. Wright drove in three runs with two homers in the Mets’ 8-2 triumph over the Mariners at Shea on June 25. Two days later, he had four singles and three RBIs in a 15-6 Mets triumph over the Yankees. David had a two-run single and a two-run homer in the Mets’ 10-8 victory over the Reds at Cincinnati on July 17. He hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to give the Mets a 5-3 win over the Padres on August 7 at Shea. One night later, Wright slugged a two-run homer in a 3-0 Mets victory over the Marlins at Shea. He hit a home run that put the Mets ahead to stay in a 6-2 win over the Marlins at Florida on August 31. David singled twice, doubled, homered and scored four runs in the Mets’ 13-10 triumph over the Nationals at Shea on September 10. He also went 16-for-32 for a .500 batting average in a nine-game hitting streak from September 19 to September 27.

Wright was the Mets’ leader with 164 hits, 39 doubles and 27 stolen bases in 2009. He had a team-leading .307 batting average for the year. In the inaugural game at Citi Field on April 13, David doubled and hit the Mets’ first homer in the new ballpark in the team’s 6-5 defeat to the Padres. He singled twice and homered in a 7-5 Mets win over the Phillies at Citi Field on May 7. Wright had a run-scoring single and a three-run double in an 8-6 Mets triumph at San Francisco on May 15. He singled twice, doubled twice and drove in a pair of tenth-inning runs in the Mets’ 3-1 victory at Washington on June 5. David had three singles, a double and a stolen base in an 11-0 Mets victory over the Cardinals on June 24 at Citi Field. He singled twice and homered in a 9-0 Mets win over the Cardinals at Citi Field on August 5. Wright had a single, a two-run double and a sacrifice fly in an 8-3 Mets triumph at Colorado on September 3. He also had a two-run single and a pair of two-run homers in the Mets’ 10-9 win at Philadelphia on September 12.

In 2010, Wright hit 29 homers and drove in 103 runs to lead the Mets. He had team-leading totals of 36 doubles and 87 runs scored and a league-leading 12 sacrifice flies for the season. In the second game of a doubleheader at Citi Field on April 27, David had two singles, a triple and four RBIs in the Mets’ 10-5 win over the Dodgers. He had a three-run double and a sacrifice fly in a 10-7 Mets victory at Washington on May 20. Wright had a double, a pair of home runs and four runs batted in during an 11-4 Mets triumph at Baltimore on June 13. He collected eight hits in fourteen at bats with eight RBIs in three games against the Cardinals and Diamondbacks between July 28 and July 31 at Citi Field. David hit a three-run homer in the Mets’ rain-shortened 5-1 win at Pittsburgh on August 21. He singled and homered in a 4-2 Mets victory at Atlanta on September 2. Wright hit a game-tying two-run homer in a 4-3 Mets win over the Brewers at Citi Field on September 28. He also broke a tie with a three-run homer in the seventh inning in an eventual 7-2 Mets triumph over the Nationals on October 2 at Citi Field.

Wright was limited to 102 games played in 2011. He had 99 hits for 166 total bases and 60 runs scored during the year. At Citi Field on April 24, David hit a pair of home runs in the Mets’ 8-4 win over the Diamondbacks. He had three singles and scored both of the Mets' runs in a 2-1 win over the Phillies in 14 innings at Philadelphia on May 1. Wright hit a two-run homer to put the Mets ahead to stay in a 6-4 triumph over the Astros at Houston on May 13. In his first game back after an injury on July 22, he hit two run-scoring doubles in a 7-6 Mets victory over the Marlins at Florida. David had a single, a homer, a sacrifice fly and four RBIs in the Mets’ 8-2 triumph over the Reds at Cincinnati on July 27. At Citi Field on August 8, he hit a two-run homer, a game-tying single in the ninth inning and scored the winning run in the Mets’ 9-8 victory over the Padres. Wright slugged a three-run homer in a 7-3 Mets win over the Padres at San Diego on August 17. He had a three-run homer and a double in a 7-3 Mets triumph over the Nationals at Washington on September 2. David had a single, two home runs and five RBIs in the Mets’ 12-2 victory over the Braves at Atlanta on September 16. He also doubled to drive home the winning run in a 2-1 Mets victory over the Phillies in a doubleheader opener at Citi Field on September 24.

In 2012, Wright became the Mets’ all-time leader in runs batted in with a two-run homer in the Mets’ 5-1 win over the Marlins on April 25 at Citi Field. He had three singles, a homer and four RBIs in a 9-3 Mets victory at Miami on May 12. David drove in five runs with a single, a double and a sacrifice fly in the Mets' 17-1 win over the Cubs at Chicago on June 27. He hit a three-run homer in an 11-1 Mets triumph over the Phillies on July 3 at Citi Field. Two days later, Wright drove in four runs with a homer and two singles in a 6-5 Mets victory over the Phils. He had two doubles and a pair of runs scored in a 6-5 Mets win over the Braves at Citi Field on August 12. David hit a two-run homer in the Mets' 3-2 triumph over the Marlins on September 23 at Citi Field. He slugged a three-run homer that put the Mets ahead to stay in a 6-5 win over the Pirates at Citi Field on September 27. After the season, Wright signed an eight-year, $138 million contract extension.

In 2013, Wright singled three times and had a stolen base in the Mets' 7-3 win over the Marlins at Citi Field on April 6. He singled, doubled, tripled and drove in four runs in a 16-5 Mets victory over the Twins at Minnesota on April 12. David singled home the tying run with two outs in the ninth in an eventual 7-3 Mets triumph over the Dodgers in 10 innings on April 24 at Citi Field. He had a single, a double, a homer and three runs scored in the Mets' 7-6 win over the Marlins at Miami on May 1. Wright hit a game-tying home run in the ninth inning of an eventual 7-5 Mets victory over the Braves in 10 innings at Atlanta on May 3. He homered in the Mets' 2-1 win over the Yankees on May 27 at Citi Field. One night later, David had an RBI single and scored the winning run in another 2-1 Mets triumph over the Yanks. He homered twice in a 4-3 Mets victory over the Braves at Atlanta on June 20. Wright hit two doubles, a triple and a home run in an 8-0 Mets win over the Phillies on June 23 at Philadelphia. He homered for the Mets' first run of a 5-0 triumph over the Phillies at Citi Field on July 21. David singled, doubled and scored twice in the Mets' 4-2 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings at Miami on July 30. He also slugged a two-run homer in the first inning of a 6-4 Mets win over the Phillies at Philadelphia on September 20.

In 2014, Wright had four singles, a run scored and an RBI in the Mets' 4-3 win over the Braves in 14 innings at Citi Field on April 20. He singled to drive in the Mets' first run of a 2-0 victory over the Cardinals on April 21 at Citi Field. David had a double and a pair of RBI singles in the Mets' 12-7 win over the Yankees on May 13. He drove in two runs with a single and a homer in a 5-0 Mets triumph over the Pirates on May 28 at Citi Field. Wright had a run-scoring single in the 14th inning that gave the Mets a 5-4 victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia on May 31. He had a single, a two-run double and a pair of runs scored in an 11-2 Mets win over the Phillies at Philadelphia on June 2. David had a first-inning homer for the only run of a 1-0 Mets victory over the Marlins at Miami on June 19. Two days later, he had two singles, a double and a pair of runs scored in a 4-0 Mets triumph over the Fish. Wright had three singles and a two-run homer in the Mets' 7-1 win over the Marlins on July 11 at Citi Field. He doubled and scored twice each and drew a bases-loaded walk in a 9-1 Mets victory over the Marlins at Citi Field on July 13. David singled twice and drove in the Mets' final run of a 3-2 win over the Mariners at Seattle on July 23.