Future Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, Braves – Kyle Wright is a 6-4, right-handed pitcher who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the 5th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Amateur Draft. His star first rose at Vanderbilt University.
Some of Wright’s career-highs include a nine-inning start in his last season, a 13-strikeout game, All-Tournament and, All-SEC teams.
Coach Corbin had this to say about his former player: ”Kyle has been a mature pitching presence since he arrived at Vanderbilt. Along with his personal investment, Kyle has been able to capitalize on his Vanderbilt experiences as well as his summer opportunities to develop into a special baseball player. He is a combination of athletic ability, a special arm, ball skills and mentality all rolled together. We have been able to rely on him in tough situations which he has thrived upon. He loves the arena of competition.”
Wright has been in Gwinnett for two consecutive seasons. His Triple-A combined numbers are 6-5. He has 74 strikeouts in 79 innings. In 2018 Wright got in four games but pitched just six innings.
According to his MLB.com Draft Profile:
Wright has four pitches, all of which will flash at least better than average, with the ability to throw all of them for strikes. He throws his plus fastball in the 94-98 mph range and can comfortably sit around 95-96 mph, maintaining his velocity deep into starts. He has two distinct breaking balls, with his hard curve a plus pitch that is just a touch ahead of a power slider. His changeup might be a touch behind the other three, but it’s a usable weapon and he will throw it at times with above-average deception and movement. ETA Now.
Collectors can find his rookie card in 2019 Bowman Baseball.
Here’s a look at his talent:
Future Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, Braves – Stats
|2017||21||2 Teams||2 Lgs||A+-Rk||ATL||0||1||.000||2.65||2.65||9||9||0||0||0||0||17.0||11||5||5||0||6||0||18||1||0||1||68||1.000||5.8||0.0||3.2||9.5||3.00|
|2018||22||2 Teams||2 Lgs||AA-AAA||ATL||8||9||.471||3.46||3.91||27||24||0||0||0||0||138.0||118||60||53||8||51||0||133||1||0||19||576||1.225||7.7||0.5||3.3||8.7||2.61|
|MLB (2 seasons)||MLB||0||2||.000||6.30||6.30||7||3||1||0||0||0||20.0||19||14||14||6||16||1||16||1||0||1||93||1.750||8.6||2.7||7.2||7.2||1.00|
|Minors (3 seasons)||Minors||12||14||.462||4.03||4.47||47||44||0||0||0||0||205.1||181||102||92||16||74||0||197||6||0||21||863||1.242||7.9||0.7||3.2||8.6||2.66|
|NCAA (3 seasons)||NCAA||19||11||.633||2.78||3.31||61||35||2||4||255.1||200||94||79||9||86||290||22||0||22||1053||1.120||7.0||0.3||3.0||10.2||3.37|
|All Levels (5 Seasons)||31||27||.534||3.46||3.93||115||82||1||0||2||4||480.2||400||210||185||31||176||1||503||29||0||44||2009||1.198||7.5||0.6||3.3||9.4||2.86|
|AAA (2 seasons)||Minors||6||5||.545||4.78||5.24||18||15||0||0||0||0||79.0||67||46||42||10||25||0||74||5||0||5||329||1.165||7.6||1.1||2.8||8.4||2.96|
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