The Atlanta Braves have had yet another special season.
Plenty of new faces have emerged as key contributors, while others who hadn’t quite reached their potential last year have finally done so this year.
His last four starts have been something to watch for sure.
He’s 4-0 in those previous starts.
He’s thrown 26 innings, allowed just 19 hits and three runs, and has struck out 26 batters.
That all amounts to a microscopic 1.04 ERA in that stretch.
He’s also the Major League leader in wins for a pitcher with 17.
Kyle Wright's last 4 starts:
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 1, 2022
The Wright Stuff
The Braves are certainly a team that knows how to draft and develop young talent and turn that talent into a group of superstars.
Wright is just the latest example.
Consider where he was last season.
He appeared in just two games and posted an abysmal 9.95 ERA.
That’s not the case this year.
He’s turned himself into a guy with ace potential and he could end up leading the majors in wins by the end of the season.
He’s at that mark now anyways.
He’s 17-5 with a 2.85 ERA in 25 starts and 154.2 innings pitched.
When the postseason comes along, which will be very soon, Atlanta will have a ton of options in their starting rotation.
Between Wright, Fried, Strider, and Charlie Morton, manager Brian Snitker is going to have some tough decisions to make on who starts Game 1 in the Wild Card Series or the NLDS should the Braves overtake the New York Mets.
We’ll see what Snitker decides to do.
But for now, the Braves have a ton of options, with Wright being one of them.