David Wright at 30

David Wright was born on this day in Norfolk, Va. in 1982. He has spent the bulk of the thirty years since punishing baseballs. Here is what he looks like:

Here's what David Wright looks like.

Using baseball-reference’s version of WAR, here’s how Wright stacks up with baseball’s top 20 active players aged 30 or younger:

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Player; Age; bb-ref WAR
Miguel Cabrera; 29; 44.4
David Wright; 30; 39.1
Joe Mauer; 29; 37.0
Robinson Cano; 30; 34.8
Justin Verlander; 29; 33.6
Ryan Braun; 29; 32.0
Felix Hernandez; 26; 31.8
Dustin Pedroia; 29; 30.7
Zack Greinke; 29; 30.0
Jose Reyes; 29; 29.8
Matt Cain; 28; 29.7
Ian Kinsler; 30; 28.7
Ryan Zimmerman; 28; 28.7
Evan Longoria; 27; 28.5
Cole Hamels; 28; 28.2
Adrian Gonzalez; 30; 28.1
Jered Weaver; 30; 27.8
Grady Sizemore; 30; 26.5
Joey Votto; 29; 26.2
Hanley Ramirez; 28; 26.2
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If you don’t get it by now, I don’t imagine you ever will. David Wright is so, so good.

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