The Mets used a supplemental 1st round pick in the June 2001 free agent draft to select David Wright…
Final 2002 Scouting Report: 3B, David Wright
Wright had a fine season at Columbia with an OPS of 768. He had 43 extra-base hits including 30 doubles. The ratios are extraordinary: 1.5 BB per 10 AB, K:BB ratio of 1.50. He successfully stole 21 bases in 26 attempts a 82% success rate. Wright is simply a mature, hard-nosed, hard-working ball player. Wright struggled after Justin Huber was promoted to St. Lucie. Year Team AVG. AB Hits HR RBI R SB BB K OBP SLG 2002 Cap City .266 496 132 11 93 85 21 76 114 .367 .401 2001 Kingsport .300 120 36 4 17 27 9 16 30 .391 .458 *Stats as of 10/01/02. Batting and Power. Wright makes good adjustments, drives the ball to all fields, can hit and run, hit behind runners has outstanding plate, recognizes pitches well and works the count in his favor. He projects to have 25-30 HR power. Wright is an exceptionally mature hitter and should be an above average hitter at 3B. Base running and speed. While he lacks great speed, Wright runs well, is a good base runner, and solid base stealer. Defense. Wright has a solid arm, excellent mobility and grit to develop into a fine defensive 3B. He's answered the question of whether he'll remain at 3B with his fine defensive play at Columbia. Projection. Starting, above average player at 3B. ETA. 2005. Perhaps, sooner. Third Basemen Team Ty Wigginton New York Mets Enrique Cruz A - St. Lucie Mets David Wright A - Capital City Bombers Jay Caligiuri A - Capital City Bombers Blake Whealy A - Brooklyn Cyclones Aaron Baldiris R - Kingsport Mets COMMENTS The Mets have excellent depth at the lower levels at 3B. In Cruz, Wright, and Balderis, the Mets possess 3 prospects who can be above average players. Jay Caligiuri and Shawn Bowman add depth to the position. Jamar Hill, an OF, played 3B at Santa Ana Junior College. 1. David Wright, the Mets' top 3B prospect, is advanced in every phase of the game and his work ethic will guide him through the Mets system. He is a hard-nosed player who will provide leadership on and off the field. 2. Enrique Cruz has yet to demonstrate the above average power that he possesses. Cruz is very athletic with a good arm and should be able to play well defensively at 2B. He also played solid defense at SS when moved there. 3. Aaron Baldiris broke in with a .353 BA for the Universidad de Carabobo, the Mets VSL team. He slumped to .222 with Kingsport in 2000. He was troubled by elbow problems that required surgery. He missed the 2001 season while recovering. 4. Jay Caligiuri is playing 1B, but the Mets indicate that he will eventually be returned to 3B. Caliguiri has struggled this season, in part due to injuries. 5. Shawn Bowman signed to late to play at Kingsport. He played in the World Junior Championship for Canada. He led all tournament players in RBIs. He has power. 6. Ty Wigginton has a good bat, but he has no defensive postion. Do you have an opinion on the Mets? Be sure to let us know on the message board. NYfansonly.com is always looking for die-hard Mets fans who would like to be writers for the site. Click here to learn more on how to become a Mets beat writer for NYfansonly.com.
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