Latest Update David Wright has started swinging a bat Sat Dec, 20, 12:32 PM
An elite offensive third baseman, he's a doubles machine who consistently bats for a high average and a good baserunner who piles up steals & rarely gets caught. Also takes walks and is a clutch RBI guy.
Flaws: : Makes a few too many errors at the hot corner. Sometimes presses too much at the plate, leading to high strikeout totals and big hitting slumps. At times, his motivation gets questioned because of his laidback ways.
Wright has made good progress in his recovery from a major shoulder injury and will continue his offseason workouts with Long, the highly-regarded Mets hitting coach. The hope is that Wright will be ready for the start of spring training and can rebound from what was the worst statistical showing of his career.Analyst: Howard Bender
There are two camps here -- one who believes he should have already had surgery and this rehab is only delaying the inevitable and the other who believes that he will be just fine with an entire offseason to rehab and heal. Wright is going with the latter group and, unfortunately, fantasy owners will just have to take a wait-and-see approach here. He should be fine for spring training and then it's just a matter of watching him closely to see if, after a month or so of swinging the bat and playing the field, he is affected negatively in any way. When healthy, he remains a first-tier talent at the position, but you'll want to hedge your expectations heading into the season.Analyst: Howard Bender
Wright can be a good option at third for fantasy owners, but you have to be well protected when he goes DL. It would be nice if he could move to a team with a better home ballpark to maximize his power potential, but ya gotta take the cards dealth ya. If he's healthy come 2015, I like him for average and HRs, not so much for steals any longer.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Long was most recently the hitting coach for the Yankees so if he ends up in Queens, it won't be a huge move geographically. Due to the Yankees inept hitting this season, Long was let go, but he won't be unemployed for long. He is a well-respected hitting coach that presided over plenty of strong offensive seasons for the Yankees and will look to turn the Mets' hitting woes around if he lands the job.Analyst: David Kerr