The 2013 fantasy baseball season was marred with injured for New York Mets 3B David Wright. He hurt his right hamstring in an August game and the veteran was forced to miss the remainder of the fantasy season.
Wright was drafted within the top hitters in the game during 2013 drafts, but he once again crushed the heart of many fantasy owners by missing the fantasy playoffs with an injury. Needless to say, it left a sour taste in some people’s mouth this season.
Luckily, Wright wasn’t asked to do too much this spring. He only took 45 ar-bats and the team didn’t want to put too much wear and tear on him in the early months of the season. He wasn’t been injured, but the team was strictly taking a precautionary measure.
Just like the team planned, Wright came up huge for the Metropolitans on Opening Day. The third baseman went 3-5 in the season opener against the Washington Nationals, including three hits. He also blasted a two-run home run and scored two runs. It was a typical DW effort.
For the first time in years, Wright has a decent supporting cast. He is followed in the lineup by free agent acquisition Curtis Granderson, who will only give Wright more hittable pitches throughout the year.
Wright looks completely healthy this season and DW will once again be a fixture within the top-five third basemen in fantasy.