Mike Wright Jr.
Mike Wright Jr.
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Seattle Mariners
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Mike Wright Jr. in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019. Traded to the Mariners in April of 2019.
Remains in organization
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 22, 2019
Wright cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Wright owns a career 6.08 ERA and a 9.25 mark this season, so it's hardly a surprise to see him pass through waivers unclaimed. He'll remain in the Mariners organization as depth.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .296 244 52 24 64 12 1 8
Since 2017vs Right .308 376 77 30 101 22 1 15
2019vs Left .350 48 9 7 14 2 0 1
2019vs Right .353 75 18 4 24 8 0 5
2018vs Left .284 158 33 15 40 6 1 4
2018vs Right .310 230 41 21 61 10 1 8
2017vs Left .286 38 10 2 10 4 0 3
2017vs Right .254 71 18 5 16 4 0 2
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
ERA on Road
ERA on Road
ERA at Home
ERA on Road
Since 2017Home 6.85 1.58 69.2 2 3 0 8.1 2.6 1.9
Since 2017Away 5.63 1.70 64.0 2 0 1 9.3 4.8 1.1
2019Home 10.93 2.29 14.0 0 1 0 8.4 4.5 2.6
2019Away 6.97 1.65 10.1 0 0 1 12.2 3.5 1.7
2018Home 5.36 1.40 42.0 2 2 0 7.1 2.4 1.7
2018Away 5.74 1.84 42.1 2 0 0 8.7 5.3 0.9
2017Home 7.24 1.39 13.2 0 0 0 11.2 1.3 2.0
2017Away 3.97 1.24 11.1 0 0 0 8.7 4.0 1.6
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Stat Review
How does Mike Wright Jr. compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
92.9 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
Spin Rate
2181 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Coming off a 2015 campaign in which he posted a 6.04 ERA and walked nearly as many batters as he struck out (3.9 percent K-BB%), Wright found himself slotted in as the Orioles' fourth starter to begin the year. Though he showed improvement in almost every facet of his game, he was still generally terrible and found himself demoted to Triple-A Norfolk by mid-June. The young righty bounced between Triple-A and the major leagues for the remainder of the season, logging nearly identical innings totals between each level. In 74.2 innings with the O's, Wright posted a 5.79 ERA, 15.2 percent strikeout rate and 7.9 percent walk rate. He fared much better at Norfolk, putting together a 3.07 ERA and a lower walk rate (4.6 percent) in 76.1 innings. Wright's first two years in the big leagues paint a bleak picture for his future outlook, as he doesn't figure to be a reliable MLB option anytime soon.
Wright had a tale of two seasons, dominating Triple-A but struggling when he got a shot with the Orioles. Big league jitters likely played a role in 2015, as his 5.24 K/9 was lower than at any level he has thrown at and his BB/9 was higher. He has a live arm and can reach the upper-90s at times, but his slider and changeup are secondary pitches that need some work. Wright had a 37.7% GB%, which led to nine home runs allowed in less than 50 innings. Wright has also had trouble keeping the ball on the ground each of the last three seasons in the minors. The Orioles have a history of moving starters to the bullpen and Wright looks like a candidate for this given his high velocity and lack of secondary stuff. For now, Wright should enter spring training competing for a spot in the rotation.
2014 was looking like a lost season for Wright at the All-Star break, as he was 1-8 with a 6.15 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in his first 18 starts for Triple-A Norfolk. The 6-foot-6 right-hander salvaged his campaign in the second half (1.90 ERA), thanks in large part to a dominant final month. In five August starts spanning 35.1 innings, Wright allowed all of three earned runs (0.76 ERA), with a .176 BAA and 27:8 K:BB. He allowed just 10 homers last season despite a 0.73 GO/AO, and while he's not an overpowering pitcher, his overall body of work was enough to convince the Orioles that he warranted protection from the Rule 5 draft. A third-round pick in the 2011 first-year player draft, Wright may not have the upside of some of his organization mates, namely Dylan Bundy and Hunter Harvey, but he's someone to keep in mind in case there are several injuries to the Orioles' rotation in 2015.
Wright turned in a solid season at Double-A. His control shined and with a 3.47 K/BB ratio. The Orioles promoted him to Triple-A for his final start of the season and he dropped 6.2 shutout innings. Wright complements a low-90s fastball with a good slider and a changeup. His future role as a starter or reliever is unclear at this point, and Wright should spend most of the season continuing to get exposure at Triple-A. If he proves capable of getting hitters out consistently in the International League, a late-season promotion to Baltimore is possible.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 19, 2019
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Rough Mariners tenure thus far
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
May 17, 2019
Wright, who allowed an earned run on three hits and recorded a strikeout over an inning in a loss to the Twins on Thursday, owns a 7.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across nine innings since being traded from the Orioles on April 24.
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Shipped to Seattle
PSeattle Mariners  AAA
April 24, 2019
Wright was traded from the Orioles to the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for Ryne Ogren, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
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Removed from 40-man roster
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
April 21, 2019
Wright was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Sunday.
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Earns first save
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
March 30, 2019
Wright allowed one hit and struck out two while not allowing a run over two-thirds of an inning to earn the save against the Yankees on Saturday.
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