Saturday, December 10, 2016

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Kyle Wright

A quick note before we get to Kyle Wright:  The Rockies gave up their #11 overall pick to sign Ian Desmond who had a QO from the Rangers.  The Cardinals gave up their #19 to sign Dexter Fowler.  The Giants move up from #21 overall to #19.


Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt.  6'4", 220 lbs.

2015:  6-1, 1.23, 58.2 IP, 23 BB, 62 K.
2016:  8-4, 3.09, 93.1 IP, 32 BB, 107 K.

Wright has a classic SP body and a classic repertoire of pitches.  Sinking 2-seam FB low-mid 90's, Cutter high 80's, spike curveball which his grips with his index and middle fingertips along a single seam presumably to get both downward and lateral movement.  He also has a changeup that is a work in progress.  He has a fairly standard windup and delivery.  Strong command and pitchability.  Should move fast in most systems although his ceiling is most likely a #3 starter.  Was a college roommate of Bryan Reynolds.  Comps would be a bigger version of Mike Leake, Sonny Gray, Aaron Nola, Luke Weaver.  Those types.


DrB's Updated Draft Board:

1.  Jordan Adell, OF, HS
2.  Mark Vientos, SS, HS
3.  Hunter Greene, RHP, HS
4.  Tanner Houck, RHP, College(Missouri)
5.  Alex Scherff, RHP, HS
6.  JB Bakauskas, RHP, College(North Carolina)
7.  Jeren Kendall, OF, College(Vanderbilt)
8.  JJ Schwarz, C, College(Florida)
9.  Alex Faedo, RHP, College(Florida)
10. Kyle Wright, RHP, College(Vanderbilt)
11.  Conner Uselton, OF, HS
12.  Hans Crouse, RHP, HS
13.  Royce Lewis, SS/OF, HS
14.  Tristan Beck, RHP, College(Stanford)
15.  Brandon McKay, LHP, College(Louisville)
16.  Hagen Danner, RHP, HS
17.  Alejandro Toral, 1B, HS

1 comment:

  1. On the Giants' #19 pick: good chance it will go up -- reasonably, with 5 big names left, are the Marlins, Tigers, Astros, Yankees, Mariners, and a couple others "out"?
    What a great signing of another "MM" -- no loss of a pick from your list next year!