Wright, a top Braves prospect out of Vanderbilt University, threw just 19.2 IP last season. Across a very small 27-pitch sample, his changeup showed some intriguing swing-and-miss ability, with a 14.8% swinging-strike rate and 30.8% whiff rate. It averaged 85.6 mph while his fastball sat at 94.7 mph.
Wright threw his curveball roughly half as much as his slider. While the curveball showed excellent horizontal movement and above-average spin (79th percentile), it returned just a 15.4% chase rate and a rather underwhelming 9.5% swinging-strike rate across a small 42-pitch sample.
Wright’s fastball features impressive velocity, averaging 94.7 and topping out at 98 mph. While it showed above-average spin (79th percentile), it returned an alarmingly low swinging-strike rate of 3.3%.
By far his best whiff pitch at 42.1%, Wright’s slider showed just about average movement while garnering a 31.3% chase rate. It averaged 87.1 mph and topped out at just over 90 mph.
Brave prospect Kyle Wright averaged 93.9 mph on his fastball topping out at 95.6 mph. On average his four-seamer moved two inches toward a righty (average horizontal movement was seven inches) and dropped 22 inches (league average vertical was 16 inches).
The Brave prospect Wright threw only six innings in 2018. His curve moved on average 17 inches away from righties (average was 10 inches) but also had below average vertical drop at 50 inches (54 inches was league average).
The Vanderbilt product Wright threw his slider 25 times last year. It showed above-average vertical drop at 42 inches (37 inches was average) and moved five inches away from a righty (league average horizontal movement was six inches).
Easily Wright’s fourth pitch, he only threw it a total of eight times last year across his very brief six-inning stint. It showed exactly average horizontal movement at 13 inches toward a righty and exactly average vertical drop at 32 inches.