Wright was doing it all for fantasy owners and was ready to explode in the playoffs this season, but he strained his hamstring in a game on August 2. The Mets’ captain injured his hamstring running out a ball at first and he has been itching to get back on the field ever since.
Before his trip to the DL, Wright was hitting .309/391/ .512 in 402 at-bats this season. He was the starting third baseman in the All-Star game in Citi Field and was even the captain of the National League’s home run derby squad. Needless to say, he was having another super star fantasy season.
Well, he has publicly stated that he not only plans on coming back this season, but that he also wants to play the majority of the remaining games. Fantasy owners couldn’t be happier, as the fantasy playoffs have just over two rounds left.
Wright is in the process of playing some rehab games. He has been taking lite batting practice all week and finally seems ready to see some live fastballs. The odds are that if he shows he is healthy this week, he could be joining the team by the early part of next week.
If everything goes as planned, the seven-time All-Star could be eligible for fantasy owners in the middle of next week, or in the very least the fantasy finals. It may not be exactly what fantasy fans were hoping for when they reached for the veteran this spring, but it is better than nothing.
Wright can still have an impact in this year’s fantasy playoffs. If you still have him on your roster, stay tuned and start getting excited.