As I stated on another thread, he is very tough to watch right now. Something HAS to improve markedly, either his fielding or hitting, before he becomes of any value to this team or some other team. Right now, he couldn't get a job as a DH.
That's scary bad.
He's *supposed* to be someone we can count on to drive in runs too, not just hit for power, from either the 5 or 6 slot. But right now with all these swings and misses, well, nothing good comes out of swings and misses.
But I'm with you, give him a full year to see what they've got.
It is both. Players fighting for a spot on the team are going all out to impress. While players that have a spot may be working on specific parts of their game.
So some doing well can be praised and others not doing as well we can be patient with. Wright has had 3 abs and no hits and, other than the few idiots that hate him, no one is bashing him.