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Prior to the All-Star Break, David Wright was hitting .351 with a .441 on-base percentage and a .563 slugging percentage, 27 doubles, 11 home runs and 59 RBI with 47 strikeouts in 302 at-bats.

Since the All-Star Break, Wright has hit .246 with a .336 on-base percentage and a .399 slugging percentage, six home runs and 20 RBI in with 46 strikeouts in 183 at-bats.

Overall, Wright is hitting .311 with a .402 on-base percentage and a .501 slugging percentage, 17 home runs and 79 RBI in 131 games this season.

I don't know if it's been a struggle as much as an evening out. Let's face it: Wright's first half pace was ridiculous. It was impressive he sustained it for as long as he did. So to see him level out a bit isn't that surprising. Obviously, the one number that sticks out is the strike out total. In the last few months, it has looked like Wright has been a bit more prone to chase the down-and-away stuff out of the zone than he did in the entire first half. But overall, how can you get on the guy for this season? He's essentially had to produce most of these numbers with zero protection in the line up for the bulk of 2012.

I also think Wright puts an onus on himself to carry the lineup when its struggling. We've seen him thrive in those situations, like down the stretch in 2007 and 2008 where he hit .352 and .340 in those year's respective final month. But there are limitations to what one player can do, while guys who the Mets were counting on for offense have been MIA. Either way, Wright is going to wrap up the season with a final stat that will be among the best in baseball. It's hard to argue with an approach that has gotten him this far.

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