With the fifth overall pick, the Braves select right-handed pitcher Kyle Wright from Vanderbilt University. Wright, who was ranked the third overall prospect in this year’s Draft by MLBPipeline.com, went 5-6 with a 3.40 ERA in 103 1/3 innings at Vanderbilt last year, striking out 121, walking 31 and holding batters to a .216 average. Wright has four MLB-quality pitches, and scouts like the simplicity of his mechanics.
Kyle Wright Scouting Report:
Weight: 200 lbs