Year after year, Wright has been a top-five fantasy option at the hot corner. He has continued to produce despite getting no run support in the Big Apple. Wright gives the slogan “making the most of a bad situation” new meaning.
Last year alone, Wright hit .306 along with an underrated .391 On Base Percentage. He has a career .301 average and has one of most natural swings in the entire MLB. It is rare to see a third basemen with this reliable of a bat, but surprisingly enough, Wright has continued to add a decent number of homers as well.
Wright crushed 21 long balls in 2012 and drove in 93 runs. In fact, every season that Wright played in at least 150 games, he hit over 20 home runs. As long as Wright is healthy, he will provide fantasy owners with a steady batting average and at least 20 dingers.
He also played in 156 games last year, despite many people stereotyping him as an injury risk before the season started. He has played in at least 100 games in his first eight big league seasons and has only missed significant time in 2011.
Wright will once again be an elite fantasy third basemen in 2013 and should definitely be drafted within the top 25 players this spring.
2013 Fantasy Prediction: .309 BA, 25 HRs, 103 RBI, 21 SBs