David Wright (born December 20, 1982) is an American baseball player, who plays third base for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.
He was drafted by the Mets in 2001, and made his Major League debut in 2004. Wright is a five-time All-Star, and won the Gold Glove Award and the Silver Slugger Award in 2007 and 2008. He also is a member of the 30-30 club, and holds the record for most career doubles as a Met.
Wright was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. Wright attended Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia and worked extensively with Coach Nick Boothe of Virginia Wesleyan College. Wright was the 2001 Gatorade Virginia High School Player of the Year. Wright also earned All-State honors in 1999, 2000 and 2001 and was named Virginia All-State Player of the Year in 2001. Over his four-year career at Hickory, Wright hit .438 with 13 home runs and 90 RBI.
Wright was signed by the New York Mets after being taken 38th overall during the 2001 First-Year Player Draft by the Mets.
Prior to signing with the Mets, Wright initially planned to attend Georgia Tech and major in engineering.
Wright was chosen by the Mets in the 2001 amateur draft during the