Workhorse hurler Wright rounds out Day 2
The Reds rounded out Day 2 of the First-Year Player Draft on Friday by selecting right-handed pitcher Daniel Wright from Arkansas State in the 10th round.
Wright -- the seventh pitcher taken by Cincinnati -- is coming off the best season of his college career. He led Arkansas State starters with a 6-5 record and 3.18 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts). Wright also was tops on the team with 110 1/3 innings, allowing 92 hits and 26 walks while striking out 96 batters.
Last month, Wright was named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, which he sealed with an impressive close to the 2013 season. Wright threw complete games in his last three starts, tossing perfect frames in 11 of his final 26 innings.
With his reputation as a workhorse, senior director of amateur scouting Chris Buckley said the Reds liked Wright's versatility.
"We just saw a guy that can probably fill a couple different roles," Buckley said. "We think he can start and he can pitch out of the bullpen."