EWB Best Season: (13) 2017 Luis Severino vs. (20) 2012 David Wright

David Wright (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Our next matchup of the Empire Writes Back best season of the 2010’s seasons features the 13th seeded 2017 season of Luis Severino vs. the 20th seeded 2012 season of David Wright.

We’ve arrived at the next matchup of the Empire Writes Back best season of the 2010’s tournament, as (13) 2017 Luis Severino vs. (20) 2012 David Wright.

The Subway Series rivalry extends to the tournament in this case, and we’ll start off on the Queens side of things with Wright’s 2012 season for the New York Mets.

Wright had a terrific season for the Mets that year, hitting 21 home runs and 93 RBI’s along with a slash line of .306/.391/.492 and 41 doubles in 156 games. He posted the second-best WAR of his career at 7.1 as well.

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All of this led to an all-star appearance for Wright that July, which was the 6th selection of his career. Wright also finished 6th in the National League MVP voting at the end of the season. Unfortunately this would be the last great year of his career, as injuries took over and derailed his once Hall of Fame worthy career. However, the season he had in 2012 was a fantastic one, as he was arguably the best third baseman in all of baseball that year.

While Wright’s season was impressive, Luis Severino’s 2017 season for the New York Yankees was one to remember.

Severino posted a 2.98 ERA, 230 strikeouts and a1.04 WHIP in 31 starts and 193.1 for the Yankees. He also had 10.7 strikeouts per 9 innings and 14-6 record, which all amassed to a 5.3 WAR. Severino was named to the first all-star game of his young career. He also was a finalist in the Cy Young award voting, finishing 3rd behind Corey Kluber and Chris Sale.

After a rough 2016 season for Severino, people were doubting whether or not he would turn into the pitcher that people though he was.

This matchup is extremely close, as both players were up toward the top in their respective awards voting’s. With that being said, I’m giving the win to David Wright here.

Severino did have an impressive season, don’t get me wrong. He definitely deserves the spot he got on this list.

Wright’s season was just flat-out better. Neither player had an all-time, historically great season, but Wright finished toward the top of the MVP race. While Severino was a Cy Young finalist, he wasn’t ever the favorite and didn’t place in the MVP award race.

It is a close matchup, but the nod should definitely go to Wright.

Do you agree that it should be Wright? Or do you think Severino should win? Either way, make sure you go vote on our Twitter, @empirewritesbck, as your votes are ultimately what decides who advances in the tournament.

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