Stop Saying David Wright Isn’t Clutch

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

During Thursday night’s 6-5 loss to the Tigers David Wright struck-out with the bases loaded in the 7th inning. That proved to be a pivotal point in the game. After that, my Twitter feed became full with the “David Wright is not clutch” statement. I am one who tends to disagree with this logic of thinking. I’m not saying that he’s the most “clutch” player in baseball but to say that he isn’t “clutch” at all is simply not true. There have been times when he’s come through in key moments and there are times when he hasn’t but I think the positive outweighs the negative in this situation.

Below are a few stats which show that for the most part David Wright has shown to be a “clutch” player.

2010 (as of 6/25/10):

  • Runners On: 129 AB | .295 Avg | 7 HR | 11 Doubles | 1 Triple | 52 RBI
  • RISP:  81 AB | .309 Avg | 2 HR | 8 Doubles | 1 Triple | 41 RBI
  • 2007-2009:

  • Runners On: 806 AB | .312 Avg | 39 HR | 62 Doubles | 2 Triple | 269 RBI
  • RISP:  499 AB | .285 Avg | 14 HR | 37 Doubles | 2 Triple | 208 RBI
  • September: 308 AB | .305 Avg | 14 HR | 21 Doubles | 0 Triple | 56 RBI
  • By the way, don’t forget to vote for David Wright for the All-Star game. Stats courtesy of ESPN New York.

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    4 Responses to Stop Saying David Wright Isn’t Clutch

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    2. The perception will not change until such time as he gets a pivotal hit or two in a big September game or in the playoffs. That is just the way it is. Welcome to ARod land.

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