Braves: Kyle Wright needs to continue his encouraging play to finish 2021

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 08: Kyle Wright (30) of the Atlanta Braves pitches during the MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins on September 8, 2020 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

Many Braves fans have given up on Kyle Wright, but I’m not one of them. Wright is still an exceptional talent; there are very few pitchers in this minor league system who have his makeup. We’ve seen Wright show some flashes; he put up a fight at the backend of 2020 before a rough end to his season in the NLCS. Wright had a rough 2021 in Atlanta over two starts, only making it 6.1 innings. He has quietly been rebuilding his stock down in AAA.

Kyle Wright throws a stellar 7.0 IP. Wright struck out 10 batters and only allowed 2 hits on the night. The only run being a solo HR.

— Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) September 9, 2021

Outside of one rocky start on September 2nd, Wright has been very consistent. Since getting rocked back on July 15th, Wright has made nine starts. In eight of those nine starts, Wright hasn’t allowed more than two earned runs. He has gone over seven innings four times, including one outing of scoreless ball over eight innings. Wright’s raw numbers still don’t pop off the page, but he had a great August:

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