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Kyle Wright

Kyle Wright

P | B/T: R/R | 6' 4" 200 | Age: 24
Draft: 2017 (Rd: 1, #5, Atlanta Braves) - Vanderbilt
Huntsville, AL USA
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Fastball Velocity
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 0 3 8.69 7 4 0 19.2 18 1.88
2 Seasons 0 3 7.71 11 4 0 25.2 23 1.83
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 7 0-3 8.69 19.2 18 1.88
2 Seasons 11 0-3 7.71 25.2 23 1.83

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGBFWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 ATL NL 28 0 0 4.50 4 0 0 6.0 4 3 3 2 6 5 1.67
2019 ATL NL 93 0 3 8.69 7 4 0 19.2 24 19 19 4 13 18 1.88
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 65 | Curveball: 60 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55

7/19: Wright optioned to Triple-A

Vanderbilt has been a veritable first-round pitching factory over the years and Wright was the latest, going No. 5 overall in 2017, the seventh Commodore arm to be taken since 2009, dating back to when the Braves last took someone from the school (Mike Minor). Wright made quick work of the Minors, reaching the big leagues in his first full season, though he pitched sparingly out of the bullpen, then having mixed results as a starter in brief big league looks in 2019.

The 6-foot-4 right-hander has a four-pitch arsenal and outstanding delivery that point to a future in a big league rotation soon. He can touch the upper-90s with his fastball, sitting in the 95-96 mph range, and has shown the ability to maintain that velocity deep into his outings. He still has two distinct breaking balls and while his slider at its best might be superior to his curve, it's the latter that's more consistent. He throws his above-average changeup with excellent deception and movement.

The only thing that hasn't completely lived up to advanced billing has been his control and command. It might be average, or a tick below, at present, but because his delivery works so well, there is every confidence he will find greater strike-throwing consistency, allowing him to reach his potential as a frontline starter.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2018 128 17 2 11.8 85.8 12.3 .215 .420 .356 .359 .348 23.5 17.9 21.4
2019 351 61 6 9.8 89.8 11.9 .295 .541 .401 .392 .444 44.3 19.4 14.0
ALL 479 78 8 10.3 88.9 12.0 .277 .515 .391 .385 .423 39.7 19.0 15.7
MLB 40553 6.3 87.5 11.2 .251 .412 .317 .318 .371 34.5 21.7 8.3

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/10/2019 Atlanta Braves activated RHP Kyle Wright.
10/03/2019 Atlanta Braves reassigned RHP Kyle Wright to the minor leagues.
09/13/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled RHP Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
07/19/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett Stripers.
07/18/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
06/27/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett Stripers.
06/24/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
05/27/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/24/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
05/13/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett Stripers.
05/08/2019 Atlanta Braves recalled Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
04/13/2019 Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Kyle Wright to Gwinnett Stripers.
09/01/2018 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of RHP Kyle Wright from Gwinnett Stripers.
07/30/2018 RHP Kyle Wright assigned to Gwinnett Stripers from Mississippi Braves.
04/05/2018 RHP Kyle Wright assigned to Mississippi Braves from Florida Fire Frogs.
01/26/2018 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster RHP Kyle Wright to spring training.
08/01/2017 Kyle Wright assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from GCL Braves.
08/01/2017 RHP Kyle Wright assigned to Florida Fire Frogs from GCL Braves.
07/01/2017 Kyle Wright assigned to GCL Braves.
06/16/2017 Atlanta Braves signed RHP Kyle Wright.