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.
NL Ranks: Wins (1st, 21), SO/9.0 IP (9th, 8.684)...Pitched his first full Major League season and went 21-5 with a 3.19 ERA (64 ER/180.1 IP)...Led the Majors in wins...Became the first Braves pitcher to lead the N.L. outright in wins since 2003, when Russ Ortiz paced the league with 21, and the first Atlanta pitcher to lead the majors in wins since Tom Glavine in 2000...Glavine also had 21 that season...Wright had three more wins on the season than any other pitcher in baseball...Houston’s Justin Verlander finished second with 18...He is just the seventh Braves pitcher to win 20 games in a season since the club moved to Atlanta in 1966, and the first since Ortiz in 2003...Tom Glavine (‘91, ‘92, ‘93, ‘98, ‘00), Phil Niekro (‘69, ‘74, ‘79), John Smoltz (‘96), Ortiz (‘03), Greg Maddux (‘93) and Denny Neagle (‘97) all reached the mark for the franchise...Wright had two career victories entering this season...The last pitcher with fewer career victories before a 20-win season was Cincinnati’s Tom Browning, who went 20-9 in 1985 after entering the year 1-0 in three career starts...Atlanta went 24-6 in Wright’s starts...That was tied for the most such team wins in a start by one pitcher in 2022...The Yankees went 24-8 when Jameson Taillon started...The Braves lost three consecutive games started by Wright, May 3 to May 15...From that date until the end of the season, Atlanta went 20-3 in Wright’s 23 starts, and did not lost back-to-back games in which he pitched...The Braves have won each of his last nine turns...Atlanta last won more of a single pitcher’s starts in 2003, when the Braves won 24 times with Russ Ortiz pitching...He opened his career with losses in each of his first seven career decisions, going 0-7 with a 7.86 ERA (39 ER/44.2 IP) over 16 total appearances...Atlanta was just 2-14 in his games...Since his first career win in his 17th appearance, he is 23-6 with a 3.33 ERA, and Atlanta is 28-7 in his 35 total games, all starts...In 17 starts at Truist Park, Wright went 13-2 with a 2.86 ERA (33 ER/103.2 IP)...Since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966, just five pitchers won as many home starts for the club in a single season...Phil Niekro won 14 in 1969 to set the single-season record that Russ Ortiz later matched in 2003, and John Smoltz (1996) and Tom Glavine (1992, 1993) both won 13 at home...Wright’s 13 wins in his home park were easily most in the majors, and just one other pitcher, Houston’s Luis Garcia, even won double-digits...Garcia had 11 wins at Minute Maid Park...Ended the season on a career-best eight-game winning streak, dating to Aug. 10...Went 8-0 with a 3.14 ERA (18 ER/51.2 IP) over his final nine turns, while Atlanta won all nine...In the only game he did not win, Sept. 6 at Oakland, he allowed a career-most eight runs in 4.0 innings...In his eight wins during the run, he pitched to a 1.90 ERA (10 ER/47.1 IP)...Wright’s eight-game winning streak was the longest active run in the National League to end the season, and the second longest in majors...Only Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill, who won his final 11 decisions, had a longer run...Set or matched a career high in each of his first five starts of the season...Debuted on April 9 and matched his career high with six strikeouts, before striking out nine in his next start, April 15, and then 11 in his turn after that, April 22...In his following start, April 28 vs. the Cubs, pitched a career-most 7.0 innings, which he then matched in his next turn on May 3...Struck out 34 batters over his first four turns, doing so in just 25.0 total innings...His 34 strikeouts were tied for third most through four starts by a Braves pitcher since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966...Kevin Millwod (1998) and John Smoltz (1996) both had 35 strikeouts through their first four starts...Started against Miami, April 22 at Truist Park, and threw 6.0 scoreless innings with a career-most 11 strikeouts...Became the first Braves starter with at least 11 strikeouts since Charlie Morton on June 22 of last season at NYM, and the first Atlanta pitcher aged 26 or younger to fan 11 since Max Fried on Aug. 30, 2019, vs. CWS.
2022 Postseason: Earned the win in his only playoff start, pitching 6.0 scoreless innings in Game 2 of the NLDS vs. Philadelphia…Allowed two hits and walked one, fanning six...The win was Atlanta’s only victory of the series...Over his last 11.2 postseason innings, dating to the 2021 World Series, has allowed just one run (0.77 ERA) and struck out 12.
Made two starts for Atlanta in the regular season, going 0-2 with a 9.95 ERA (7 ER/6.1 IP) and six strikeouts...Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett and went 10-5 with a 3.02 ERA (46 ER/137.0 IP), 137 strikeouts and a pair of shutouts for the Stripers...Over his final 12 starts for the Stripers, went 8-1 with a 2.11 ERA (18 ER/76.2 IP) and just a .199 batting average against him…He struck out 78 and walked just 17...He was named AAA East Pitcher of the Week in September after tossing a two-hit shutout Sept. 19 vs. Nashville… He did not walk a batter and struck out five. ...Was added to Atlanta’s postseason roster prior to the World Series and pitched in Games 2 and 4, combining to allow just five hits and one run over 5.2 innings…He struck out six...Entered Game 4 with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the first inning and induced a ground out and a strikeout to allow just one inherited runner to score…Proceeded to yield just one run over 4.2 innings as Atlanta rallied to win, 3-2, and take a three-games-to-one series lead.
Made a career-most eight starts during his third major league campaign, going 2-4 with a 5.21 ERA (22 ER/38.0 IP)...Won each of his last two decisions and the Braves won his last three starts...Went 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA (5 ER/19.0 IP) in his last three starts, allowing opponents to bat just .164 and walking six...The wins came after Wright went 0-7 to begin his major league career...Prior to his last three outings, the Braves were just 2-14 in the 16 career games in which Wright had pitched...Since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966, just three other pitchers have started their careers winless in their first seven decisions…Dave Campbell (1977- 78) and Joel De La Cruz (2016) each started 0-7, while Frank LaCorte (1975-76) was winless in his first nine decisions...He opened the season in Atlanta’s rotation and made four starts for the Braves, going 0-3 with a 7.20 ERA (12 ER/15.0 IP) before being optioned on August 20...Was recalled, August 8, from the club’s alternate training site and went 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA (10 ER/23.0 IP) over his final four starts.
Made his playoff debut in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Miami and pitched 6.0 shutout innings in the start, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out seven...He became just the fifth player in franchise history to throw at least 6.0 scoreless frames in their playoff debut... The others were Ian Anderson (2020), Steve Avery (1991), Johnny Sain (1948) and Bill James (1914)…He is the second Braves rookie to do so, joining Anderson...Wright and Anderson both pitched 6.0 shutout innings in their postseason debuts in 2020, becoming the first pair of rookie teammates in MLB history to each throw 6.0 scoreless frames in their playoff debut in a single postseason...Just four sets of teammates had done so in their postseason debuts at any point in their careers, with Baltimore’s Mike Boddikcer and Storm Davis last doing so in 1983…Jimmy Ring and Hod Eller of the 1919 Cincinnati Reds did so, while the 1966 Baltimore Orioles had three such pitchers (Moe Drabowsky, Jim Palmer and Wally Bunker)...Also started for Atlanta in Game 3 of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles and pitched just 0.2 innings, allowing five hits and seven runs, all earned, to take the loss...He is just the fifth pitcher in franchise history to start a playoff game and not complete a full inning, joining Mike Foltynewicz (Game 5, 2019 NLDS), John Thomson (Game 3, 2004 NLDS), Steve Avery (Game 5, 1992 NLCS) and Bob Buhl (Game 3, 1957 World Series)...Is just the second Braves starter to ever allow seven earned runs in a postseason start, joining Hall-of-Famer Tom Glavine who did so four times.
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.