Braves sign 5th overall pick Kyle Wright with hefty signing bonus

It’s safe to say the Braves got who they wanted with their top selection in this week’s MLB Draft. They drafted Kyle Wright out of Vandy, who many considered to be the number one overall prospect in this year’s draft. To put it in perspective, even with the Braves farm system considered the best in all of baseball, MLB prospect guru, Keith Law, thinks Wright might begin on the top of the team’s prospect list.

And the Braves made sure they let Wright know what he was worth. The team gave Wright a $7 million dollar signing bonus, which is a full $1.3 million dollars higher than 5th overall pick’s slot value.

Wright already has an arsenal of four MLB caliber pitches, that revolves around a fastball that tops out at 97 MPH. His control is above average, and he is already 21, which should allow him to reach the big leagues quicker much like Dansby Swanson did. A MLB scout said he would not be surprised to see Wright in the majors at some point next season. This kid has that kind of potential, and as the young guys begin to make their ways to the big leagues, Wright should be ready to make an impact by the time the Braves are ready to compete.


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