• Full name Bob Ike Bright
  • Born 10/26/2000 in Montgomery, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 199 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Auburn
  • Drafted in the 5th round (137th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2022 (signed for $400,000).
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    Bright was a projection arm out of Alabama in high school, when he ranked as the No. 353 prospect in the 2019 draft class. At the time, he was touching 92-93 mph but three years later he’s now sitting with that velocity—and a strong trio of secondaries to complement it. This spring he started 17 games and posted a 5.13 ERA over 80.2 innings, with 94 strikeouts (26.4 K%) and 38 walks (10.7 BB%). He pitches off a fastball that has been up to 96-97 mph this spring, and regularly works in a mid-80s slider, upper-70s curveball and mid-80s changeup. Bright looks the part of a starter with a still-projectable 6-foot-4, 199-pound frame, but he’ll need to refine his control to make the most of what is a legitimate and deep arsenal of solid stuff. He gets hit around at times and has posted a career walk rate of 10.2% in his three seasons with Auburn, with a 6.01 career ERA to go with it.

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  • RHP Trace Bright assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds.

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