Buckhorn grad Kyle Wright has logged a 2.33 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in his last seven starts for the Double-A Missippi Braves and it seems it's earned him a new home.
According to fancred.com's Jon Heyman, he'll be heading to Atlanta's Triple-A team in Gwinnett, taking Kolby Allard's spot after reports surfaced that he's heading to the bigs to make his major league debut.
Top pitching prospect Kyle Wright has not been traded. he is going to Triple A. there's been speculation due to him being scratched tonight. #braves
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 30, 2018
While there have been some bumps along the way, after being selected 5th overall by the Braves in the 2017 MLB Draft Wright has impressed, posting a 3.70 ERA and 3.42 FIP in 2018, all while averaging nearly one strikeout an inning.
Kyle Wright since June 13th
7 starts for 46.1 IP, or 6.6 innings a game
48 K to 13 BB
.221/.276/.326 slash line
— Matt Powers (@MattPowers31) July 30, 2018