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Wesley Wright

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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3.18

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1.59

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After spending the first six seasons of his career with the Astros, Wright headed to a winning ballclub in an August trade with the Rays. He worked in a setup role with the Astros, but the Rays had a ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 1/28/1985   BORN: Montgomery, AL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Wesley Wright Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.425 million deal with the Cubs in December of 2013.

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Wesley Wright Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 21 A A 26 0 0 42.1 29 7 0 51 23 3 3 0 1.49 1.24
2006 21 AA JAC 15 0 0 21.3 14 11 2 28 11 1 1 1 4.64 1.17
2007 22 AA JAC 30 1 0 61.3 45 17 4 68 31 6 2 2 2.49 1.24
2007 22 AAA LAS 15 1 0 16.7 28 17 4 18 18 1 2 0 9.18 2.76
2008 23 MAJ HOU 71 0 0 55.7 45 31 8 57 34 4 3 1 5.01 1.42
2009 24 AAA ROU 13 1 0 19.0 13 7 0 18 10 2 1 0 3.32 1.21
2009 24 MAJ HOU 49 0 0 44.7 53 27 9 47 25 3 4 0 5.44 1.75
2010 25 AAA Rou 15 14 0 69.2 76 37 8 41 33 4 1 0 0 0 4.78 1.58
2010 25 MAJ HOU 14 4 0 33.0 37 21 6 29 13 1 2 0 0 0 5.73 1.52
2011 26 AAA Okl 39 3 0 65.1 49 15 4 52 23 3 1 2 0 0 2.07 1.11
2011 26 MAJ HOU 21 0 0 12.0 6 2 1 11 5 0 0 0 1 3 1.50 0.92
2012 27 MAJ HOU 77 0 0 52.3 45 19 4 54 17 2 2 1 1 19 3.27 1.18
2013 28 MAJ HOU 54 0 0 41.3 45 18 5 40 16 0 4 0 4 8 3.92 1.48
2013 28 MAJ TB 16 0 0 12.3 9 4 2 15 3 0 0 0 0 1 2.92 0.97
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ HOU/TB 70 0 0 53.7 54 22 7 55 19 0 4 0 4 9 3.69 1.36
2014 29 MAJ CHC 6 0 0 5.7 7 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 3.18 1.59
3-Year Averages MAJ   56 0 0 39.3 35 14 4 40 13 0 2 0 2 10 3.20 1.22
Career  (View All) MAJ   308 4 0 257.0 247 124 36 257 115 10 15 2 4.34 1.41

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Wesley Wright Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 24 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
Apr. 20 Cin 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.59
Apr. 19 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.15 1.62
Apr. 16 @NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
Apr. 13 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.91
Apr. 4 Phi 1.3 4 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 2.10
Apr. 2 @Pit 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 0.90
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.7 8 2 2 1 2 5 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 2.70 1.50
Last 60 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.7 8 2 2 1 2 5 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 2.70 1.50

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Wesley Wright Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312328929513.269
201213339924112.198
2011301141000.038

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013109271025904.253
20129015821222.269
201114015211.385

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201327.7020311022.601.27
201227.3200251024.281.39
20115.30007313.381.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201326.002024954.851.46
201225.002129722.160.96
20116.70004200.000.60
Wesley Wright Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 21 A A 26 0 42.1 10.90 4.92 2.22 0.00 86.5% 1.49 2.49 .300
2006 21 AA JAC 15 0 21.3 11.81 4.64 2.55 0.84 60.9% 4.64 3.62 .272
2007 22 AA JAC 30 1 61.3 9.98 4.55 2.19 0.59 81.9% 2.49 3.35 .281
2007 22 AAA LAS 15 1 16.7 9.72 9.72 1.00 2.16 69% 9.18 7.58 .453
2008 23 MAJ HOU 71 0 55.7 9.22 5.50 1.68 1.29 0.95 67.6% 91.3 MPH 5.01 4.91 .270
2009 24 AAA ROU 13 1 19.0 8.53 4.74 1.80 0.00 69.6% 3.32 3.04 .268
2009 24 MAJ HOU 49 0 44.7 9.47 5.04 1.88 1.81 0.96 73.9% 91.3 MPH 5.44 5.45 .358
2010 25 AAA Rou 15 14 69.2 5.33 4.29 1.24 1.04 71.3% 4.78 5.12 .306
2010 25 MAJ HOU 14 4 33.0 7.91 3.55 2.23 1.64 1.29 65.9% 88.7 MPH 5.73 5.26 .326
2011 26 AAA Okl 39 3 65.1 7.19 3.18 2.26 0.55 83.8% 2.07 3.60 .255
2011 26 MAJ HOU 21 0 12.0 8.25 3.75 2.20 0.75 1.60 90% 90.8 MPH 1.50 3.70 .180
2012 27 MAJ HOU 77 0 52.3 9.29 2.92 3.18 0.69 2.38 74.1% 90.7 MPH 3.27 3.45 .305
2013 28 MAJ HOU 54 0 41.3 8.71 3.48 2.50 1.09 1.49 76.8% 90.2 MPH 3.92 4.22 .343
2013 28 MAJ TB 16 0 12.3 10.95 2.19 5.00 1.46 3.17 80% 90.2 MPH 2.92 3.61 .261
2013  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ HOU/TB 70 0 53.7 9.22 3.19 2.89 1.17 1.71 77.3% 90.2 MPH 3.69 3.94 .328
2014 29 MAJ CHC 6 0 5.7 6.35 3.18 2.00 1.59 1.00 87.5% 88.7 MPH 3.18 5.67 .334
3-Year Averages MAJ   56 0 39.3 9.15 2.97 3.08 0.92 77.3% 3.20 3.48 .304
Career MAJ   308 4 257.0 9.00 4.03 2.23 1.26 73% 4.34 4.41 .311

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2014 Stat Review for Wesley Wright    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.00 K/BB
POOR
6.35 K/9
POOR
3.18 BB/9
WEAK
88.7 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.00 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.18 ERA
WEAK
1.59 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.67 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.334 BABIP
HIGH
87.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Wesley Wright (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 2.333 3.000
Albert Pujols ANA 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Aramis Ramirez MIL 8 6 2 4 2 2 0 .750 1.500 2.300
Troy Tulowitzki COL 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 .333 1.333 1.833
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 .667 1.000 1.800
Drew Stubbs COL 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Josh Hamilton ANA 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
Jed Lowrie OAK 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Derek Norris OAK 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667

Best Matchups for Wesley Wright (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Dunn CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Murphy NY-N 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Young NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Heyward ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Furcal MIA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Darwin Barney CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brendan Ryan NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Pena CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Saunders SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nick Franklin SEA 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Wesley Wright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wright gave up three runs in one inning of work in his Cubs spring debut Thursday.

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Wright has signed a one-year deal with the Cubs, USA Today reports.

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Wright has been non-tendered by Tampa Bay, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Wright retired the only batter he faced Wednesday against the Red Sox.

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Wright was traded to the Rays on Monday in exchange for cash considerations, MLB.com reports.

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Wright struck out a pair during a scoreless inning against the Rangers in a losing effort Sunday night.

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Wright will be counted on to be a leader in the Astros' clubhouse, according to the team's official site. "If I see somebody doing something [wrong], I'll pull him to the side. I'm not much of a meeting guy or stand-up-in-front-of-the-team type of person," Wright said. "I'm more of an individual conversation type."

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Wright avoided arbitration, signing a one-year deal with the Astros on Friday.

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Wright has filed for arbitration, according to the Astros' official site.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wright got into an insane number of games last season, making 77 appearances and leading the team in holds after pitching just 12 innings for the Astros in 2011. The team finally committed to making Wright a LOOGY and with good results. He will spin plenty of sliders, albeit with average movement. Wright stays ahead of hitters by throwing first-pitch strikes, which helps him keep his pitch count down. With the departure of Wilton Lopez, Wright should be a lock to return to the bullpen. He will attempt to build on his breakout 2012 campaign and cement his role as a key left-hander for new manager Bo Porter.

2012

After finally giving up the dream to be a starter, Wright posted fantastic numbers in middle relief for the Astros in 2011, largely in Triple-A, but with 21 appearances as a LOOGY with the Astros. Of some concern is his plummeting strikeout rate, which for the past two seasons has been about 2.50 K/9IP lower than his 2008 and 2009 totals. He may emerge as a good source of holds, as the Astros need lefties and figure to be in a lot of close games again in 2012.

2011

Wright made only four starts for the Astros in 2010, despite the preseason talk that the team would give him a long look as a starter. He will be 26 at the start of the 2011 season, so his chances to compete for a rotation spot could be dwindling, especially if his control never quite catches up with his strikeout stuff. The Astros now have other prospects on the horizon, so perhaps it would be wise for everyone if they committed Wright to the bullpen for good.

2010

2009 was a schizophrenic year for the former Rule 5 pick. He pitched great at home, registering a 3.38 ERA and 6.0 K/BB through 25 appearances. Unfortunately he turned into Mr. Hyde on the road (8.50 ERA / 2.500 WHIP). The Astros are attempting to convert Wright into a starter, and sent him to the Dominican Winter League to stretch out his arm. He'll have as good chance as any of the young pitchers at sticking in the Astros' 2010 rotation, perhaps even more so given that he's a lefty who can pitch inside to righties and puts hitters from both sides of the plate away with ease (47 strikeouts in 44.2 innings). Whether he can overcome his nerves when pitching away from Minute Maid Park remains to be seen.

2009

After being taken from the Dodgers during the Rule 5 draft, Wright spent the entire season with the Astros, going 4-3 with a 5.01 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 55.2 innings across 71 appearances. His 34 walks were far too many, and that was compounded by the eight home runs he allowed. The fact that he’s a lefty makes it likely he’ll be part of the Houston bullpen again in 2009, but he needs to pitch better against right-handed hitters if he wants to be a real impact player. Even if that never happens, Wright gives the Astros an alternative to Tim Byrdak, in that he's also very tough against lefties (29:8 K:BB, .207 BAA).