David Wright, power hitting third baseman for the New York Mets, has won two Silver Slugger awards (2007, 2008) and two Gold Glove awards (2007, 2008) in his nine years in the major leagues. He is very popular with the fans and has been an All-star six times in his career. This year, he was made captain of the Mets.
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Daniel Murphy, second baseman for the New York Mets, was drafted by the Mets in 2006. He had his first start in the majors in early August of 2008 when he replaced an injured Marlon Anderson for 49 games. Murphy ended his first season with a .313 batting average, 2 home runs and 41 hits. Last year was probably Murphy's best one, with 166 hits and 40 doubles for the season. The previous year, he had his highest batting average with .320 in 109 games.
Terry Collins, manager of the New York Mets, never played baseball in the major leagues. After playing baseball in college, in 1971, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and sent to the minor leagues, where he played for 10 years for both the Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers.