Kyle Wright
Kyle Wright
24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Atlanta Braves
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $565,000 contract with the Braves in March of 2019.
Tosses scoreless no-decision Sunday
PAtlanta Braves
August 2, 2020
Wright fired 3.1 scoreless innings in Sunday's win against the Mets but didn't factor into the decision. He allowed five hits and four walks while striking out five.
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Although Wright didn't allow any Mets to cross the plate Sunday, he struggled with control, which helped contribute to the nine baserunners that he allowed over just 3.1 innings. As a result, he didn't qualify for the win due to the length of his start. The right-hander was slightly more effective Sunday than he was in his season debut, and he'll attempt to build on his momentum on the road Friday against the Phillies.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
65
Last 10 Games
65
Last 5 Games
65
How many pitches does Kyle Wright generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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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
 
 
-26%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-31%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .339 71 14 12 20 5 1 3
Since 2018vs Right .250 83 17 14 17 2 0 3
2020vs Left .357 20 5 6 5 1 0 0
2020vs Right .333 13 3 1 4 0 0 0
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
 
 
-33%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
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 6.65 1.98 21.2 0 2 0 7.9 6.2 1.2
Since 2018Away 9.90 2.00 10.0 0 2 0 10.8 9.9 2.7
2020Home 0.00 2.70 3.1 0 0 0 13.5 10.8 0.0
2020Away 16.88 2.63 2.2 0 1 0 10.1 10.1 0.0
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
1.14
 
K/9
12.0
 
BB/9
10.5
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
7.50
 
WHIP
2.67
 
BABIP
.502
 
GB/FB
1.75
 
Left On Base
68.8%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2428 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.7%
 
Swinging Strike
14.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Struggles in first start
PAtlanta Braves
July 28, 2020
Wright (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against the Rays after surrendering five runs on four hits and three walks over 2.2 innings. He had three strikeouts.
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First start slated for Tuesday
PAtlanta Braves
July 27, 2020
Wright is slated to start Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay.
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Slow to build up
PAtlanta Braves
July 12, 2020
Wright is a little behind the rest of the Braves pitchers in summer camp, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.
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Back in rotation mix
PAtlanta Braves
July 7, 2020
Wright will compete for the final spot in the Braves' rotation with Felix Hernandez opting out of the 2020 season, Charles Odum of the Associated Press reports.
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Top option for depth role
PAtlanta Braves
April 30, 2020
Wright could see consistent usage as part of the Atlanta staff this season if rosters are expanded beyond 26 players, Gabriel Burns of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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