Attended East Carolina University (NC)...Signed by Orioles scout Chris Gale... Married, wife's name is Madison... Co-founded Wright State of Mind, an organization that raises awareness and funds to benefit those affected by dementia, with his sister, Tiffany, in honor of their mother, Sherry, who was diagnosed with Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia in 2014.
Made a career-high 13 relief appearances...First season not making a start for the Orioles...Tossed 3.2 scoreless innings in relief on 9/14 at NYY, the second-longest relief appearance of his career (behind a 4.2 inning outing on 7/8/16 vs. LAA)...Made season debut on 5/31, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in relief...Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day...Went 4-6 with a 3.69 ERA (34 ER/83.0 IP) and 71 strikeouts in 16 starts with Triple-A Norfolk.
Made fve stints with the Orioles...Recalled for the last time from Triple-A Norfolk on 9.15...As a starter, went 3-4 with a 6.22 ERA (44 ER/63.2 IP) with 46 strikeouts and 24 walks over 12 starts...As a reliever, went 0-0 with a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP) with four strikeouts and two walks in six appearances...Retired four of his frst six batters faced ...Surrendered two earned runs over his last four appearances (all in relief), posting a 3.38 ERA (2 ER/5.1 IP) in that span...Went 4-4 with a 3.07 ERA (26 ER/76.1 IP) in 13 starts with Triple-A Norfolk...Entered 2016 as the 10th-best prospect in the Orioles organization, according to Baseball America and MLB.com.
Enters 2016 as the 10th-best prospect in the Orioles organization, according to Baseball America and MLB.com • Made his Major League debut on 5/17 vs. LAA and became the 993rd player to play for the Orioles since the club moved to Baltimore in 1954...He became the ninth Orioles pitcher to toss a scoreless start in hisMajor League debut and the first since LHP Chris Waters (8/5/08 at LAA)...He was the first to do so at home since RHP Anthony Telford (8/19/90 vs. OAK) • Struck out Mike Trout in the first inning for his first career Major League strikeout • Was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left calf strain on 8/1...Made two rehab outings with Triple-A Norfolk (8/27 at Gwinnett and 9/1 vs. Charlotte), going 1-1 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) • Opened his Major League career with a 14.1 innings scoreless streak after 7.1 innings in his Major League debut on 5/17 vs. LAA and 7.0 innings on 5/23 at MIA (streak snapped after surrendering a leadoff home run to Adam Eaton on 5/28 vs. CWS, GM 2...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last Orioles pitcher with at least 14.1 scoreless innings to start a Major League career was RHP Dave Ford in September 1978 (Ford began his career with 15.0 scoreless innings) • After 7.0 scoreless innings at MIA on 5/23, Wright became the third starter in Orioles history to begin his Baltimore career with two consecutive scoreless starts (also LHP Bill Short, 7/1-8/66 and RHP Tom Phoebus, 9/15-20/66) • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the first pitcher in franchise history to earn a win in his Major League debut as a starting pitcher without allowing any runs or walks to the opposition...Became the third active pitcher to have achieved the feat in his Major League debut (also RHP Anibal Sanchez on 6/25/06 for the Marlins and RHP Odrisamer Despaigne on 6/23/14 for the Padres) • Notched his first Major League hit on 5/23 at MIA • Went 2-2 with a 6.08 ERA (18 ER/26.2 IP) over seven outings (five starts) at Oriole Park...Surrendered six home runs in those outings...Went 1-3 with a 6.00 ERA (12 ER/18.0 IP) in five appearances (four starts) on the road • Went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (3.0 IP) in three appearances out of the bullpen for the Orioles • Posted a 2.70 ERA (2 ER/6.2 IP) with one save over four games (one start) in Major League Spring Training • Went 9-1 with a 2.22 ERA (20 ER/81.0 IP) and nine Quality Starts in 15 games (14 starts) with Triple-A Norfolk.
Made 26 starts with Triple-A Norfolk, going 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA (142.2IP, 73ER)...His 26 starts were tied for fifth-most in the International League and tied for the most by a Tides pitcher since Norfolk became an Orioles affiliate in 2007...Was named International League Pitcher of the Week, August 18-24...Did not allow an earned run over his final 24.2 innings (August 10-29), a stretch that was just 2.0 innings shy of matching the franchise record of 26.2 innings, set by LH Royce Ring in 2006...Went 4-2 with a 0.95 ERA (47.1IP, 5ER) over his final seven starts and held opposing batters to a .202 average over that span.
Tied for the Eastern League lead in ERA (3.26) and was tied for the league's second-highest win total (11)...Won six straight games, April 19-June 19...Struck out season-high 10, July 26 at Erie...Named to the Eastern League Mid-Season All-Star Team...Named the O's #8 prospect by Baseball America following the season.
Split the season between Class-A Frederick (8GS) and Double-A Bowie (12GS) ... Went 6.0 or more innings in six of eight starts with Keys, posting a 2.91 ERA in 46.1IP ... Had three outings of 6.0 scoreless IP or more with Frederick (April 8, May 6 and 18) ... Held lefties to a .222/.250/.278 line in 54 AB against in the Carolina League ... Was tied for the league lead with five wins at the time of his promotion to Bowie ... Went 3-2 with a 3.93 ERA (34.1IP, 15ER) in six starts at home for the Baysox ... Held righties to a .250/.292/.428 line in 152 AB against in the Eastern League ... Named the O's #8 prospect after the season by Baseball America ... Made 7 appearances in the AFL after the season (0-5, 6.43 ERA in 21.0IP)
Began his pro career and pitched at three levels in the O's system...Pitched in one game for the GCL Orioles, July 1 at theGCL Rays (IP, K)...Made seven starts for Class-A Aberdeen, going 2-1 with a 3.77 ERA (31.0IP, 13ER, 29K)...Closed his seasonwith four games for Single-A Delmarva, striking out 12 batters in 13.2 IP.