David Wright Is A Road Warrior This Season

An article by posted on May 29, 2009

After David Wright struck out four times on Wednesday night and earned the first Golden Sombrero of his career, I couldn’t help but notice how different he looked from the Wright we saw on the recent West Coast swing.

I decided to check out Baseball Reference and take a look at his home and road splits. The results were somewhat dramatic in several areas.

The comparison gets off to a good start because the sample size in terms of games played and at-bats are virtually the same. However the similarities quickly stop there.

The first thing that stands out to me is his batting average and on-base percentage. Wright performs remarkably better on the road with a whopping 120 point difference. It’s incredible that he is still maintaining over a .400 batting average with over 25% of the season already in the books. And even though he is batting 118 points less at home, a .287 batting average isn’t all that bad.

His strikeout rate is absolutely hideous at home – striking out once every 2.8 at-bats. It could explain why his RBI numbers are half of what he has on the road. On the road, Wright’s strikeout rate is a much improved 4.42.

The difference in his OPS is the most dramatic of all. Wright is over 200 points better on the road, .840 versus 1.057.

David Wright is definitely a road warrior this season.

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