Originally posted on Fangraphs  |  Last updated 4/25/12
There has been a lot of speculation whether David Wright will remain a New York Met. While the club still has a $16 million option on the 29-year-old third baseman for next season, Wright has been mentioned as a contract-extension candidate. Whether he stays with the Mets — or he’s dealt to another team — it seems likely Wright would be locked up before hitting the free-agent market. Assuming that’s the case, he should be in for a large payday. Wright, however, could be looking for an extension in the $100 million range. And though Wright has been stellar throughout his career, $100 million is far from a guarantee. So whose career could we compare to Wright’s? When we sort by similar third basemen, he’s in pretty elite company: Name PA HR BB% K% AVG OBP SLG wOBA WAR Alex Rodriguez 4257 281 12.20% 18.10% 0.306 0.400 0.596 0.421 52.7 Miguel Cabrera 4816 236 11.60% 16.40% 0.323 0.403 0.567 0.407 40.3 David Wright 4549 171 11.60% 19.00% 0.302 0.384 0.507 0.385 37.7 Scott Rolen 3111 144
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