2014 Fantasy Baseball: 5 Reasons To Draft 3B David Wright

5 Reasons To Draft 3B David Wright

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The drop off between Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the field at the hot corner is monumental this fantasy baseball season. There are still value picks out there, though, most notably David Wright of the New York Mets. So as you prepare for your upcoming draft, here are five reasons to consider drafting David Wright in 2014 fantasy baseball drafts.

5. Wright Has A Career .301 Batting Average

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5. Wright Has A Career .301 Batting Average

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Wright is a natural hitter. He lives in the batting cages during the season, and while he has struggled this spring to make contact, he will turn it on once the season starts. Wright is one of the safest bets at third to finish with an average over .300.

4. Wright Has 25 HR Potential

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4. Wright Has 25 HR Potential

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Wright plays in one of the worst ballparks home run ballparks in the majors, but the veteran has shown that he can still put balls in the bleachers at Citi Field. If he can stay healthy for an entire season, expect DW to finally have another 25-plus home run season.

3. Wright Has A Great Eye

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3. Wright Has A Great Eye

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While Wright has a .301 career average and a propensity to swing at high fastballs, he still has a career .382 On Base Percentage. The veteran has one of the best eyes in baseball and knows how to draw a walk. He will give fantasy owners a respectable OBP week after week.

Wright Is The Only SB Threat At Third

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Wright Is The Only SB Threat At Third

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Wright was the only third basemen to steal double-digit bases last season, as the veteran finished with 17 steals. Even more impressive, he has averaged 19.7 stolen bases over the last nine seasons. Wright’s ability to add a couple steals each week will only add to his fantasy value in 2014.

1. Wright Is Falling In 2014

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1. Wright Is Falling In 2014

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Wright was once the premier name at the hot corner, but he has quickly been overshadowed by many other players and has even dropped outside of the top-five in some formats. If you get your hands on Wright anywhere after the top-three third basemen, consider it a win.


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