Mets: Three things David Wright needs to do for a monster 2017 season
Wright needs to stay healthy
Above all else, Wright needs a clean bill of health.
In the past two seasons, he only had about 340 combined plate appearances, which is horrible for a guy who used to have 1,400 over two seasons.
If Wright can stay healthy he will be able to play more games. If he can do that, the Mets are more than certain that he can help the team win.
The goal for 2017 should be for Wright to crack 100 games played, and if he can, and both his strikeout and home run numbers work out, things could turn around for Wright. Terry Collins sees David playing in 130 games next season, a number that any Mets fan would take in a heartbeat. Whether that’ll happen remains to be seen.
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That’s what Wright needs to focus on for the 2017 season. If he can get through the first month of the season with a strikeout rate that hovers around 16 to 20 percent, along with a good number of plate appearances, he’ll be looking at a much better season.