The New York Mets are hoping that 29-year old righty swinging 3B David Wright can stay healthy in 2012. Wright played in 102 games for the Mets last year and he was 99 of 389 (.254 avg, .771 OPS) with 60 runs scored, 14 homers, 61 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. He has now played in 1,106 games in his first 8 years with the Mets and he is 1,248 of 4,161 (.300 avg, .887 OPS) with 699 runs scored, 183 homers, 725 RBIs and 151 stolen bases. Wright played in 101 games at 3B last year for the Mets and he made 19 errors while showing slightly below average range. The Mets are hoping that a return to health in 2012 will help Wright improve both at the plate and in the field.
27-year old righty swinging Justin Turner will be the top backup at 3B in 2012 for the Mets. Turner played in 36 games for the Mets last year at 3B and he had 4 errors while showing slightly below average range.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 3B IN 2012: B+