Future Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, Braves

Future Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, BravesFuture Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, BravesKyle 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:

In 2019, he’s been up and down. His time with the Braves has been mixed.  He started three games early on. In 14 innings he struck out 11. The Braves and collectors are waiting for him to put it all together.

Future Watch: Kyle Wright Rookie Baseball Cards, Braves – Stats

Register Pitching
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2015 19 -1.6 Vanderbilt SEC NCAA 6 1 .857 1.23 1.69 29 3 0 4 58.2 36 11 8 0 23 62 5 0 6 233 1.006 5.5 0.0 3.5 9.5 2.70
2016 20 -0.6 Vanderbilt SEC NCAA 8 4 .667 3.09 3.66 16 16 1 0 93.1 82 38 32 6 32 107 12 0 8 397 1.221 7.9 0.6 3.1 10.3 3.34
2017 21 0.5 Vanderbilt SEC NCAA 5 6 .455 3.40 3.92 16 16 1 0 103.1 82 45 39 3 31 121 5 0 8 423 1.094 7.1 0.3 2.7 10.5 3.90
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
2017 21 -2.1 Florida FLOR A+ ATL 0 1 .000 3.18 3.18 6 6 0 0 0 0 11.1 8 4 4 0 4 0 10 1 0 0 46 1.059 6.4 0.0 3.2 7.9 2.50
2017 21 0.5 Braves GULF Rk ATL 0 0 1.59 1.59 3 3 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 8 0 0 1 22 0.882 4.8 0.0 3.2 12.7 4.00
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
2018 22 -6.2 ATL NL MLB ATL 0 0 4.50 4.50 4 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 4 3 3 2 6 0 5 0 0 0 28 1.667 6.0 3.0 9.0 7.5 0.83
2018 22 -4.2 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 2 1 .667 2.51 2.83 7 4 0 0 0 0 28.2 15 9 8 2 8 0 28 1 0 4 110 0.802 4.7 0.6 2.5 8.8 3.50
2018 22 -2.3 Mississippi SOUL AA ATL 6 8 .429 3.70 4.20 20 20 0 0 0 0 109.1 103 51 45 6 43 0 105 0 0 15 466 1.335 8.5 0.5 3.5 8.6 2.44
2019 23 -5.5 ATL NL MLB ATL 0 2 .000 7.07 7.07 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 15 11 11 4 10 1 11 1 0 1 65 1.786 9.6 2.6 6.4 7.1 1.10
2019 23 -3.3 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 4 4 .500 6.08 6.62 11 11 0 0 0 0 50.1 52 37 34 8 17 0 46 4 0 1 219 1.371 9.3 1.4 3.0 8.2 2.71
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RA9 G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
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
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/26/2019.

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