When the 2013 fantasy baseball season started everyone was obsessed with New York Mets 3B David Wright’s back injury. Now as the midway turn approaches, though, it appears that Wright is having another monster season in the Big Apple.
Wright is currently leading National League third basemen in the All-Star votes. He is currently well ahead of San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval and Wright will most likely start the game for the NL at Citi Field in 2013.
Some doubted if Wright could remain a top-tier option with the lack of run support in New York, but he has continuously proven his skeptics wrong this season. He has a very respectable .306 batting average, which seems to climb with each passing game. He has also hit 13 home runs with 44 RBIs as we approach midseason.
Wright was hitting just .250 in the first month of the season and had just one home run through his first 25 games. He started rather slow, but he has really turned it on this summer. The third baseman has a gaudy .347 average since the first of June and has also bashed six homers. He has been punishing the ball and has been carrying plenty of fantasy owners over that stretch.
Somewhat overlooked is Wright’s career-season on the bases. He has quietly amassed 14 already this season and is on pace to have another above-average season on the bases.
Wright has once again proven that he is an elite fantasy third baseman and deserves every vote heading into the All-Star weekend.