Kyle Wright is blossoming into pitcher Braves always anticipated

Chip Caray refers to Wright as Charlie Morton 2.0

Through six starts of his 2022 MLB season, Atlanta Braves SP Kyle Wright (3-2, 3.03 ERA) has been the most consistent member of the Braves starting rotation for manager Brain Snitker.

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Before giving up six runs in his last outing against Boston on Tuesday night, Wright had not allowed more than three runs in any of his first five trips to the mound.

The Braves (15-17) have won four out of the six games started by Wright so far this season, with Wright pitching into the sixth inning or beyond in five of his starts.

When Bally’s Sports Braves Announcer Chip Caray joined the Midday Show with Andy & Randy earlier this week, Chip raved about what he has seen from the much improved Wright thus far this season.

“He’s pitching like the guy the Braves made the #5 pick in the draft” said Caray when asked of his thoughts on Wright’s performance in the early stages of this 2022 campaign.

Chip further described the maturation of Wright’s pitching development by saying, “He’s gone away from being a sinker, slider guy to being a curveball, fastball guy. And that’s the strength of Kyle Wright’s game.”

If the Braves are going to make a run to their fifth consecutive NL East crown in 2022, they will need the progress Wright has shown to carry deep into the season.