NEW YORK (WFAN) – Mets third baseman David Wright is leading all National League third basemen in All-Star voting, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
The two-time Gold Glove Award winner currently has a 32,086-vote lead over the Cardinals’ David Freese.
Wright, a five-time All-Star selection, earned a Midsummer Classic roster spot in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The Virginia native had his most memorable All-Star performance in 2006, when he homered in his first All-Star Game at-bat against American League starting pitcher Kenny Rogers.
The 29-year-old also shined in the Home Run Derby at that All-Star Game, falling in the final round to National League East foe Ryan Howard.
Wright, playing in his ninth Major League season, has been stellar in the middle of the Mets’ lineup thus far in 2012. In 51 games, the face of the franchise is batting .361 with six home runs, 32 RBIs and 19 doubles.
With the way Wright has performed this season, has he established himself as the best third baseman in baseball? Get the debate started in the comments section below…