Braves: Kyle Wright finishes as one of the best pitchers in AAA

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The Braves are undoubtedly still waiting on former fifth overall pick Kyle Wright to have a breakthrough, and I don’t think all hope is lost. At least in 2021, Wright showed some reason for optimism:

It’s worth noting an important caveat — Wright also led AAA East in innings pitched, so he had more time than anyone else to compile these stats. However, that serves to his benefit when talking about ERA, considering he had to keep it lower for longer. Wright had a strong finish to the season as well, posting a 2.43 ERA in August and 2.81 ERA in September. He did not allow a run in one October start, going seven innings and posting a 0.86 WHIP.

Overall, Wright’s biggest thing will be confidence. I thought he found it at the end of 2020, but after allowing seven runs in 6.1 innings in 2021, it was clear he needed to develop some more. Hopefully, this all-around solid season will be a big part of building him up for the future.

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