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# Wright's return gives him boost in run factor

David Wright #5 of the New York Mets warms up his arm during batting practice before a game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium. (July 22, 2011) Credit: Getty Images

In three games since returning from the DL, David Wright has made up for lost time. The third basemen is 6-for-14 with one home run and six RBIs against the Marlins this past weekend.

Here's a look at the season's Mets Run Factor through the first half.

PLAYER G PA R RBI HR MRF/G MRF/PA
Jose Reyes 86 410 73 33 4 1.186 .249
Carlos Beltran 96 409 58 64 15 1.115 .262
Ike Davis 36 149 20 25 7 1.056 .255
David Wright 42 186 27 24 7 1.048 .237
Angel Pagan 71 309 37 33 4 0.930 .214
Justin Turner 70 299 30 37 2 0.929 .217
Jason Bay 73 307 34 30 6 0.795 .189
Daniel Murphy 97 374 40 42 6 0.784 .203
Mike Nickeas 8 23 3 3 1 0.625 .217
Ruben Tejada  52 195 13 19 0 0.615 .164
Lucas Duda 46 134 12 14 1 0.543 .187
Josh Thole 71 241 15 23 1 0.521 .154
Ronny Paulino 49 161 12 12 1 0.469 .143
Scott Hairston 60 104 14 19 5 0.467 .269
Jason Pirdie 61 147 17 14 3 0.459 .190
Willie Harris 73 160 23 10 1 0.438 .200
Nick Evans 17 35 5 3 1 0.412 .200
Fernando Martinez 11 23 3 2 1 0.364 .174
Brad Emaus 14 42 2 1 0 0.214 .071
Chin-Lung Hu 22 23 2 1 0 0.136 .130

What is the Mets Run Factor?

The Mets Run Factor is a fairly simple statistical metric. It takes the "Runs produced" sabermetric created by Bill James and divides it in two different ways.

Equation 1

The first equation is R + RBI - HR / G = Runs produced per game, as indicated in the chart above as MRF/G.

Equation 2

The second equation is R + RBI - HR / PA = Runs produced per plate appearance, as indicated in the chart above as MRF/PA.

The Mets Run Factor is updated every Monday. See past Mets Run Factor reports.