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Mike Wright

#24 | RHP
Baltimore Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Mike Wright
Name: Dennis Michael Wright
Born: Jan 3, 1990 in Benn, S.C. USA
Ht.: 6'6" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 3rd round (94th overall) by the Baltimore Orioles in 2011 (signed for $363,300)
In his first full season in the weekend rotation, Wright has been one of the Pirates' better arms. He has a good frame at 6-foot-5, 195 pounds and has a chance to remain a starter. He works with a sinker/slider combination, getting ground ball outs and keeping the ball in the park rather than racking up strikeouts. His sinker will work in the low 90s, and he throws strikes with both his fastball and slider. He has flashed a decent changeup this season, though it needs more consistency. Scouts like his competitiveness on the mound. He feeds off big situations and struck out Rice's Anthony Rendon twice, challenging him inside. Wright is probably best suited to a relief role and could get popped in the sixth round, but if a team thinks he can start he could go a little higher.
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