Pitched three years for Vanderbilt University, and in 61 career games, 35 starts, went 19-11 with a 2.78 ERA (79 ER/255.1 IP) and 290 strikeouts...Named first team All-SEC by the league's coaches and a Second Team All-America by Baseball America after going 5-6 with a 3.40 ERA (39 ER/103.1 IP) over 16 starts in 2017... Lettered four years in baseball and one in track at Buckhorn (AL) High School…His dad, Roger, was his baseball coach.
Made his first Opening Day roster and appeared in seven total games for Atlanta…Pitched to an 0-3 record with an 8.69 ERA (19 ER/19.2 IP) and 18 strikeouts in seven games (four starts)... Started Atlanta's third game of the season, 3/31 at Philadelphia... The Braves pitched RH Julio Teheran on Opening Day, followed by rookies RH Bryse Wilson and RH Kyle Wright in games two and three…2019 marked the first time since 1905 that the Braves had two (or more) rookie starting pitchers in the first three games of the season... RH Dick Harley started game two in 1905, while LH Irv Young made the first of his 42 starts that season in game three... Wright, who appeared in four games out of the bullpen in 2018, became the first Braves pitcher to make his first career start in the first three games of a season since LHP Horacio Ramirez in 2003... Following those starts on Opening Weekend, Wilson and Wright made just 11 more appearances for the Braves on the season, including six starts... Atlanta beat San Francisco, 8-1, on 9/21…Wright pitched 1.0 inning of relief in the win, his 11th career appearance... That day marked Atlanta's first win in a game in which Wright pitched... The Braves lost each of the first 10 games in which he pitched, the longest such streak of losses to start a player's career since Atlanta lost each of the first 12 games in which Dan Winkler pitched from 9/21/15-9/8/17... Made 21 starts for Gwinnett, going 11-4 with a 4.17 ERA (52 ER/112.1 IP) and 116 strikeouts... His 11 wins paced all Atlanta farmhands, and he ranked tied for ninth in strikeouts. Over his final 12 starts for the Stripers, from 6/28 through the end of the season, went 7-0 and compiled a 2.61 ERA (18 ER/62.0 IP)...In his first 11 games for Gwinnett, went 4-4 with a 6.08 ERA.
Made his major league debut and pitched to a 4.50 ERA (3 ER/6.0 IP) in four appearances with Atlanta ... Atlanta selected his contract from Triple-A Gwinnett, 9/1, for his first stint on the active roster ... Made his major league debut 9/4 vs. BOS and tossed 2.0 scoreless innings with a pair of strikeouts…Fanned the first batter he faced, Jackie Bradley Jr., on five pitches for his first career strikeout ... Became the first player from the 2017 draft class to reach the majors ... The last Braves player to make the majors the year after he was drafted was LHP Alex Wood, who debuted in 2013 after club selected him in the second round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft ... Appeared in 27 games (24 starts) in the minors between Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett, combining to go 8-9 with a 3.46 ERA (53 ER/138.0 IP)…Went 6-8 with a 3.70 ERA in 20 starts for the M-Braves and was 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA in seven games (four starts) with the Stripers before his selection ... Ranked among Atlanta farmhands in innings (3rd, 138.0 IP), strikeouts (T4th, 133) and wins (T5th, 8) ... Selected to the U.S. Team for the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game and tossed 1.0 scoreless inning of relief ... Entered 2018 tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 30 prospect in the minors, and as Atlanta's second-best farmhand.
Made his professional debut with rookie-level GCL Braves and Single-A Florida, going a combined 0-1 with a 2.65 ERA in nine games, all starts...Fanned 18 while walking six...Started his organizational debut on 7/17 vs. GCL Yankees West, going 1.2 innings and allowing one run while striking out three...Pitched twice more for the GCL club, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings each time...Made his Single-A debut on 8/1 at Dunedin, retiring all six batters he faced in the start...Finished his season on 9/1 at Daytona...Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts.