Kyle Wright
Kyle Wright
25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Wilson won the Braves' No. 5 rotation spot to open the season but did not take advantage, posting a 7.20 ERA and 2.20 WHIP in four outings, walking 16 in 15 innings. His lack of control sent him to the Braves' alternate training site until he was recalled in early September. After stumbling in his first start back, Wright reeled off three solid outings to close the season, registering a 2.37 ERA and 0.89 WHIP while walking only six with 14 strikeouts in 19 frames. The strong finish was encouraging, but Wright's strikeouts were low, and he was buoyed by a lucky .176 BABIP. Still just 25 years old, Wright has time to develop into a reliable starter, but the Braves are in win-now mode, signing Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly, to go along with Mike Soroka returning from injury. With both Ian Anderson and Max Fried developing faster, Wright is looking at a swingman/bullpen role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $565,000 contract with the Braves in March of 2019.
Gets nod for spring opener
PAtlanta Braves
February 27, 2021
Wright will start Atlanta's Grapefruit League opener Sunday against the Rays, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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The right-hander is in the mix for a potential vacancy in the team's rotation to begin the season if Mike Soroka (Achilles) isn't quite ready to go for Opening Day. Wright struggled to a 5.21 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 30:24 K:BB through 38 innings last year, but the 25-year-old did close out the 2020 regular season with three straight quality starts and may be ready to take the next step forward in his development.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
76
Last 10 Games
76
Last 5 Games
78
How many pitches does Kyle Wright generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Kyle Wright generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-31%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .305 138 23 20 36 9 1 7
Since 2018vs Right .213 151 30 23 27 3 0 6
2020vs Left .288 87 14 14 21 5 0 4
2020vs Right .197 81 16 10 14 1 0 3
2019vs Left .361 39 6 3 13 4 1 1
2019vs Right .256 54 12 10 11 2 0 3
2018vs Left .222 12 3 3 2 0 0 2
2018vs Right .154 16 2 3 2 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.40 1.76 32.1 0 3 0 7.5 5.6 1.9
Since 2018Away 6.03 1.56 31.1 2 4 0 7.5 6.6 1.7
2020Home 4.50 1.64 14.0 0 1 0 8.4 5.8 2.6
2020Away 5.63 1.50 24.0 2 3 0 6.4 5.6 1.1
2019Home 10.05 2.09 14.1 0 2 0 7.5 5.0 1.9
2019Away 5.06 1.31 5.1 0 1 0 10.1 8.4 1.7
2018Home 0.00 1.00 4.0 0 0 0 4.5 6.8 0.0
2018Away 13.50 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 13.5 13.5 9.0
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Wright compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.25
 
K/9
7.1
 
BB/9
5.7
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
94.3 mph
 
ERA
5.21
 
WHIP
1.55
 
BABIP
.266
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
73.2%
 
Exit Velocity
82.2 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2318 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
26.3%
 
Swinging Strike
9.8%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Wright has four above-average pitches in his arsenal, but has thus far been unable to translate his minor-league success to the majors. He began the season in the Atlanta rotation, but was quickly farmed out up I-85 to Gwinnett, where he remained until September save a spot start just after the All-Star break. Wright struggled mightily with his command at the big-league level, and major-league hitters punished him when he was forced to pitch from behind in the count, scoring 18 runs off him in his four starts. Just one of his four MLB outings was a quality start. On the other hand, his minor-league summer was his best run as a pro, as he logged a 2.60 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 92:23 K:BB in 79.2 IP over his final 13 starts on the farm. He does not have much left to learn at Triple-A. The Braves still like Wright quite a bit, and he will have a chance to win the fifth starter spot in spring training.
Wright's sinking 94-mph four-seam fastball helped him log a 53.0 GB% in 138 innings across stops at Double-A and Triple-A. For reference, Dallas Keuchel led qualified MLB starters with a 53.7 GB%. Continuing to generate groundballs at a high clip will be important, as Wright struck out slightly less than a batter per inning, which is atypical of a pitcher with his pedigree (No. 5 overall pick out of Vanderbilt in 2017) and perceived No. 3 starter upside. Wright's best pitch is probably his 85-mph cutter, which also has heavy sink and is his best swing-and-miss offering. His 80-mph slider could be a third above-average offering, while his changeup lags behind as a distant fourth pitch. He has average command. The Braves transitioned Wright to the bullpen down the stretch in order to utilize him in the majors, but he will be back in the Triple-A rotation to start 2019. He could join the big-league rotation if a spot opens up in the first half.
In the days leading up to the 2017 draft, Wright was rumored as the favorite to be the first player off the board, and while he fell to the Braves at No. 5, his $7 million bonus ranked third in the class. His deep repertoire and 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame are tailor-made for the rotation. His best pitch is his mid-90s fastball -- a double-plus offering thanks to its late life. He complements it with a curveball and slider, both of which can be out pitches on the right day. His changeup is his fourth pitch, but it too shows plus potential at times. He only logged 17 innings after signing, allowing runs to score in just three of his nine outings. It would not be surprising if he were aggressively assigned to Double-A, and he should be the first starting pitcher from last year's draft to reach the majors. He should settle in as a No. 2 or No. 3 starter, but if he maxes out his command, he could pitch atop a big-league rotation.
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Fails to escape first inning
PAtlanta Braves
October 15, 2020
Wright lasted just two-thirds of an inning at the start of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLCS, allowing seven runs on five hits and two walks.
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Fans seven in series-clinching win
PAtlanta Braves
October 9, 2020
Wright allowed three hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in a win over the Marlins on Thursday in Game 3 of the NLDS. He struck out seven.
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Solid in no-decision
PAtlanta Braves
September 25, 2020
Wright allowed two runs on two hits and three walks and struck out four in 6.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Red Sox on Friday.
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Sharp against Mets
PAtlanta Braves
September 20, 2020
Wright (2-4) fired 6.1 scoreless innings Sunday as he earned the win against the Mets. He allowed one hit and one walk while striking out six.
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Earns first win
PAtlanta Braves
September 13, 2020
Wright (1-4) allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings as he earned the win Sunday against the Nationals.
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