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Former Met David Wright makes cut to remain on Hall of Fame ballot

Former Mets third baseman David Wright may not have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he'll have another chance at it next year. 

The 2024 ballots were revealed Tuesday night and Wright reached the required five percent of the total votes to remain on for a second year. He finished with 24 votes of the 346 total ballots cast (6.2%).

Other former Mets Bartolo Colon (one vote), Adrian Gonzalez (three votes) and Jose Reyes (zero votes) missed the cut in their first years on the ballot but were longshots to stay on the ballot past 2024.

According to ballot tracker Ryan Thibodaux, Wright held steady at 6.3 percent of the 206 ballots revealed, more than half of the total number, entering Tuesday.

Wright played his entire 14-year MLB career with the Mets, playing in 1,585 games. He posted a .296 batting average with a .376 OBP while slugging .491. He also had a .867 OPS (144 OPS+) with a 49.2 WAR. Wright was a seven-time All-Star who also won two Gold Gloves for his play at third base and won two Silver Slugger Awards. He also received MVP votes in six seasons, getting as high as sixth place in 2012 when he slashed .306/.391/.492 with 21 home runs and 93 RBI for the 74-88 Mets and fourth in 2007 when he slashed .325/.416/.546 while hitting 30 home runs and driving in 107 RBI.

On the field, Wright was one of the best players in baseball but his Hall of Fame candidacy was likely hampered by injuries that diminished the latter stages of his playing career. Between 2015-18, Wright played in just 77 games including missing the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgeries to repair a herniated disc in his neck, a rotator cuff and another herniated disc in his lower back.

Drafted by the Mets in the first round (38th overall) of the 2001 MLB Draft, Wright would become just the fourth captain in team history and in the process become one of the most beloved members of the franchise.