Braves Draft RHP Kyle Wright In First Round

Vanderbilt RHP Kyle Wright: Picked By Braves 5th Overall.


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.comwent 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:

School: Vanderbilt
Year: Junior
Birthdate: 10/02/95
Position: Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 200 lbs


Selection Announced:

John Smoltz on Braves Drafting Wright:

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