Kyle Wright
Kyle Wright
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Braves in September of 2018.
Called up by Atlanta
PAtlanta Braves
September 13, 2019
Wright was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday.
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Wright hasn't looked good in four starts for the Braves this season, giving up 18 runs in 16.2 innings while posting a poor 14:13 K:BB. He's fared better in 21 starts for Gwinnett, though his 4.17 ERA and 1.26 WHIP at the Triple-A level aren't exactly elite numbers. It's not clear if he'll get any chances to start down the stretch.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
50
Last 10 Games
50
Last 5 Games
38
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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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 2017
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-31%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .333 51 9 6 15 4 1 3
Since 2017vs Right .232 70 14 13 13 2 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
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 7.85 1.85 18.1 0 2 0 6.9 5.4 1.5
Since 2017Away 7.36 1.77 7.1 0 1 0 11.0 9.8 3.7
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
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
1.38
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
1.8
 
Fastball
94.7 mph
 
ERA
8.69
 
WHIP
1.88
 
BABIP
.348
 
GB/FB
1.32
 
Left On Base
57.3%
 
Exit Velocity
90.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.0%
 
Spin Rate
2420 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
45.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.3%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
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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Continues dealing for Gwinnett
PAtlanta Braves
August 8, 2019
Wright allowed one run on five hits over six innings while striking out six for Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PAtlanta Braves
July 19, 2019
Wright (0-3) was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett following his spot start against the Nationals on Thursday.
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Allows seven runs in loss
PAtlanta Braves
July 18, 2019
Wright (0-3) allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks across 2.2 innings Thursday' to take the loss against the Nationals. He struck out three.
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Summoned ahead of start
PAtlanta Braves
July 18, 2019
Wright was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett ahead of his scheduled start against the Nationals on Thursday.
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Expected to start Thursday
PAtlanta Braves
July 18, 2019
Wright was scratched from his scheduled turn Wednesday at Triple-A Gwinnett and is expected to be called up to start Thursday's series opener against the Nationals, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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