Let’s all calm down about David Wright. Yes, he’s off to a slow start this season, batting just ,261 with one home run and 15 RBI with a .310 OBP through May 2nd. But let’s not start jumping off of bridges.
As long as the captain stays healthy, by the time the season is over, he’ll be hitting close to .300, have around 20-25 home runs, and will have driven in 90+ runs.
Prior to 2013, when he was consistently solid for every month of the season, Wright has typically had month-long slumps throughout his career.
In August of 2012, David hit just .271 with 1 HR and 7 RBI. He finished the season batting .306 with 21 HR and 93 RBI.
In May of 2010, he hit just .248 with 4 HR and 18 RBI. He finished the season batting .283 with 29 HR and 103 RBI. In August of the same season, he hit .225 with 4 HR and 9 RBI.
In July of 2009, he hit .269 with 2 HR and 9 RBI. He finished the season batting .307/.390/.447 with 72 RBI.
In March/April of 2007, he hit only .225 with 0 HR and 6 RBI. He finished the year .325 with 30 HR and 107 RBI.
In August 2006, he hit .245 with 2 HR and 21 RBI. He ended the year batting .311 with 26 HR and 116 RBI.
In other words… he’s going to have an off month here and there. He’s had cold months before and been fine come the end of the season. Relax. He’ll be fine.