Kyle Wright

Kyle Wright

26-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
2022 Fantasy Outlook
The last we saw of Wright he provided Atlanta with an effective outing following Dylan Lee in Game 4 of the World Series, limiting Houston to one run over 4.1 innings. The outing was a microcosm of Wright's time at the big-league level as he permitted eight baserunners while allowing a home run in the outing. Wright has spent the past three seasons on I-85 between Gwinnett and Atlanta, pitching effectively at Triple-A, but he has a 6.56 ERA with a 1.69 WHIP and 1.9 HR/9 rate in 70 innings of major-league work. The 2017 first-round pick is expected to compete for a spot at the end of the Atlanta rotation, but with one remaining option, could once again be stuck in traffic jams on I-85 multiple times in 2022. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#585
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $565,000 contract with the Braves in March of 2019.
Rebounds with quality start
PAtlanta Braves
May 15, 2022
Wright allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks over 6.1 innings during Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Pares in 11 innings. He had nine strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander surrendered six runs his last time out but bounced back Sunday by generating 14 swinging strikes on 86 total pitches. The Atlanta infield struggled defensively with three errors on the day, leading to two unearned runs for Wright, which may have also cost him a shot at the win. He's without a victory in his past three starts and has a 2.79 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 50:13 K:BB across 42 innings this season.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
90
Last 10 Games
90
Last 5 Games
92
How many pitches does Kyle Wright generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
 
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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 2020
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-30%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-72%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-32%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .247 191 40 27 40 11 0 6
Since 2020vs Right .219 183 46 15 35 2 0 5
2022vs Left .176 84 23 9 13 4 0 1
2022vs Right .250 87 27 4 20 1 0 1
2021vs Left .400 20 3 4 6 2 0 1
2021vs Right .111 15 3 1 1 0 0 1
2020vs Left .288 87 14 14 21 5 0 4
2020vs Right .197 81 16 10 14 1 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-47%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-36%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-20%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 3.07 1.23 44.0 3 2 0 10.4 4.3 1.0
Since 2020Away 5.74 1.49 42.1 2 5 0 7.4 4.5 1.3
2022Home 2.40 1.03 30.0 3 1 0 11.4 3.6 0.3
2022Away 3.75 1.25 12.0 0 1 0 9.0 0.8 0.8
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 9.95 1.89 6.1 0 1 0 8.5 7.1 2.8
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
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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
3.85
 
K/9
10.7
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
95.0 mph
 
ERA
2.79
 
WHIP
1.10
 
BABIP
.312
 
GB/FB
1.72
 
Left On Base
71.8%
 
Exit Velocity
81.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
2374 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.9%
 
Swinging Strike
13.4%
 
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Wright 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.
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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Crushed by Red Sox
PAtlanta Braves
May 10, 2022
Wright (3-2) pitched 4.2 innings, surrendering six runs on seven hits and four walks on his way to a loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He struck out four batters.
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Takes tough loss in twin bill
PAtlanta Braves
May 4, 2022
Wright (3-1) took the loss in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, giving up three runs on nine hits and a walk over seven innings. He struck out three.
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Dominant again Thursday
PAtlanta Braves
April 28, 2022
Wright (3-0) earned the win over the Cubs on Thursday, tossing seven innings during which he allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out eight.
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Career-high 11 punchouts
PAtlanta Braves
April 23, 2022
Wright (2-0) picked up the win Friday, giving up four hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Marlins. He struck out a career-high 11.
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Fans nine in no-decision
PAtlanta Braves
April 16, 2022
Wright gave up two runs on five hits while fanning nine across five innings Friday against the Padres. He also hit a batter and did not factor in the decision.
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