David Wright Is Striking Out a Lot

Posted: 11th May 2010 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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There are certain batters you associate with strike outs. Adam Dunn comes to mind. So does Mark Reynolds. One guy you don’t normally think of when it comes to strikeouts is New York Mets’ 3B David Wright. But now perhaps we should. Wright is striking out at a prolific rate in 2010. Before we get to what is going on with Wright in 2010, we have to first go back to 2009 to see the start of Wright’s increased strikeout rate. Four the first four years of Wright’s career, he struck out about 19 percent of the time every year. He was pretty consistent in that category. However, in 2009, Wright’s strike out rate drastically increased. Last year, Wright was whiffing 26.2 percent of his ABs. To put that rate in perspective, Wright’s was the 15th worst amongst all ...

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