After missing more than two years due to neck and shoulder problems, New York Mets third baseman David Wright announced his retirement from Major League Baseball on Thursday. Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25th before making his final start in a Mets uniform on September 29th, the Mets’ second-to-last game of the season.
Wright has been with the Mets since they drafted him 38th overall in the 2001 MLB Draft, and he was one of the best players of the 2000s. During an eight-year span from 2006 to 2013, only four position players in the game produced more fWAR than Wright’s 40.8.
He was selected to seven National League All-Star Games and slashed .301/.384/.503 in that near-decade span, all the while playing solid defense at the hot corner. Wright was the face of the Mets’ franchise, and no position player in Mets history has produced more fWAR than Wright’s career 52.3. In fact, nobody is even close — Darryl Strawberry ranks second with a 35.5 fWAR mark.
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