Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 5/24/12
David Wright and Ike Davis play on opposite corners of the Mets' infield. Their hitting approaches and results in the first quarter of this season also couldn't be more opposite. Wright is off to the best start of what has been a fine career. The 29-year-old third baseman has a triple-slash line of .399/.497/.601 in 173 plate appearances. Now healthy after being limited to 102 games because of back problems last season, Wright seems to have taken his game to another level in 2012. Davis, conversely, has been miserable at the plate so far; he is hitting .159/.213/.290 in 155 plate appearances. That is a far cry from last season, when he got off to a .302/.383/.543 start in 149 trips to the plate before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. While more and more people are catching on to the fact that batting average is low on the scale of significant hitting statistics, .400 still has a mystical quality to it. No major leaguer has reached that plateau since Ted Williams hit .40...
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