Braves prospect Kyle Wright named to 2018 Futures Game U.S. roster
Wright, the 22-year-old pitching prospect who was tabbed with the No. 5 overall pick in the 2017 draft, will pitch for the U.S. roster during All-Star Week.
In his first full pro season, the right-handed Vanderbilt product owns a 4.18 ERA in 17 starts for Double-A Mississippi. He’s struck out 89 batters in 88 1/3 innings pitched in 2018 and he’s only allowed four total home runs in his first 26 professional starts.
One of the crown jewels of Atlanta’s rebuilding efforts, Wright co-headlines a farm system stocked with top pitching prospects Kolby Allard, Ian Anderson, Touki Toussaint, Ian Anderson, Joey Wentz, Bryse Wilson and many more, not to mention young arms at the major-league level like Mike Soroka, Luiz Gohara and Max Fried.
Soroka and outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. represented the Braves for the World Team in the 2017 Futures Game.
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