Kyle Wright Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 10/2/1995 (27)
Kyle Wright Season Stats
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Kyle Wright News
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright got yet another win Tuesday night, his 18th of the season, in a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Wright lasted 5 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while striking out four batters. He has a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 158 strikeouts in 164 innings this season. Wright has been a very steady fantasy presence all year for those who picked him up off the wire, and he's in position to continue racking up wins as the Braves push for a division title.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright made his return to the mound Friday night after having a turn skipped with arm fatigue, and he earned his 15th win of the season against just five losses. Wright allowed two runs on six hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in six innings of work against the Houston Astros. Wright has gone at least six innings in each of his last seven starts, and his 3.14 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 136 strikeouts in 140 2/3 innings make him a very solid roster piece for fantasy managers.
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright (arm) is lined up to make his return on Friday to open the weekend series against the Houston Astros. Left-hander Max Fried (concussion) is returning from the seven-day injured list to pitch in the series finale against the division-rival New York Mets. Wright dealt with right arm fatigue in his last outing against the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 10, so the Braves gave him some extra rest. The 26-year-old right-hander has been strong this year with a 3.14 ERA (3.67 FIP), a 1.17 WHIP and a 129:39 K:BB in 134 2/3 frames over 22 starts, but he'll be a bit more risky in his return from arm fatigue against the first-place Astros on Friday.
At 26 years old, Atlanta Braves right-hander Kyle Wright had his breakout season, posting a 3.19 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP and 174 strikeouts over 180.1 innings while winning a Major League-high 21 contests. He finally found his command, walking batters at a 7.2% rate after a 14.8% clip through his first four seasons, and his 23.6% strikeout rate was his best mark by 4.2%. Wright changed his approach, turning to his curveball more often (34.1%) than any other pitcher after using it just 14.3% in 2021. It placed in the 82nd percentile in terms of spin rate, got batters to whiff 33.5% of the time, and managed a .220 xBA. He also used a sinker (23.9%), a four-seamer (19.4%), a changeup (15.5%), and a slider (7.2%). However, these combined for a .259 xBA and .420 xSLG, so if Wright's curve falters and batters adapt to the pitch, he doesn't have much in terms of a backup plan. Even with the righty's breaking ball working, he was giving up hard contact. Wright gave up gave 35th percentile 89.0 MPH average exit velocity and 23rd percentile 41.1% hard-hit rate, and his .244 xBA and 3.89 xERA reflect that. He'll be able to keep the ball on the ground with his sinker and curve usage, and he posted an excellent 55.5% ground ball rate this year. But don't count on as many strikeouts. After posting a 37.0% strikeout rate in the first month of '22, Wright managed just a 21.7% mark the rest of the way. Fantasy managers should never count on 21 wins; without the victories, his value is minimal. There's a good chance Wright doesn't help too much in ratios and punchouts. A lot has to go right for the former first-rounder to finish as the 44th (115 ADP) best pitcher in 2023.