Shakes wrote:So here we are rolling towards the end of the trade deadline in our keeper leagues and many of us have wright and put up with his miserable career saying things like "last year after the asb he went on a tear" and "hes been bad because reyes and beltran have been out"
I hate to believe that the new stadium caused he lack of well everything but avg and sbs. But i have read articles saying the stadium mismatches his swing. But if that were true you would think he would at least put numbers up when on the road.
My guess was that without Reyes on the base paths causing trouble and beltran batting behind him they are just pitching around him. But there was a time when both reyes and beltran were healthy and wright still wasn't doing anything.
But look, a guy batting .330 who is obviously making good contact with the ball to put the ball into play, maybe he did just lose his power stroke? Its hard to fathom a guy who hit 30 hrs for a couple years suddenly can barely muster 10. So whats going on?
Needless to say he will be on my keeper list unless i get an offer to help me run away with my league this year. But lets talk next year, are we nuts to think we have seen the last of the old 30/30 Wright? Will we be stuck with the 10/30 wright from now on?
Nothing when Reyes and Beltran were healthy? Reyes was put on the DL May 21st, a month that Wright bat .378 with a 1.040 OPS, 22 RBI, and 9 SB. A month later, June 22, Beltran was put on the DL, while that month Wright bat .365 with a .961 OPS, 18 Runs, and 8 SB. I'd certainly be hard pressed to say that Wright was 'doing nothing' when his teammates were healthy. At that point, the only thing he wasn't doing (and still isn't doing, clearly) was hitting for power. On the day Reyes was put on the DL, he was batting .362, and when Beltran was, he was batting .349, and now he's batting .321. Also, not for nothing (and since I'm not trying to call him some tremendous performer this year, or homering), but his BABIP was through the roof to start the year, and has since settled into a more normal range, explaining the drop to his more normal .300 range...