Daniel Wright

Position: RHP
Born: 4/3/1991
Height: 6'5
Weight: 205
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 10th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CIN).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 3-0 with an 0.79 ERA in 10 games, four of them starts, between Pensacola (Double-A) and Louisville (Triple-A), striking out 32 and walking just five while allowing 17 hits in 34 innings. At Pensacola he was 2-0 with a 0.45 ERA in eight games, including two starts, and at Louisville he was 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts, one of them a complete game.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Louisville May 24 when OF Steve Selsky was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 5/24/2016

Debut Details
May 24, in an 8-2 loss to the Dodgers. The starting pitcher, he took the loss, allowing four runs, three of them earned, on seven hits in 5.1 IP, walking one and striking out four. The first three batters he faced in the first inning all singled — Chase Utley, Corey Seager and Justin Turner — with Turner driving in Utley for the game’s first run. Wright then settled down and struck out Adrian Gonzalez swinging, retired Trayce Thompson on a fly out and Joc Pederson lined out to end the inning. In the fourth, Thompson led off with a single to center and Pederson doubled him home, and subsequently stole third base, which allowed him to score on a throwing error by Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart. In the sixth inning, after Gonzalez grounded out, Thompson doubled which prompted the Reds to bring in reliever Dayan Diaz. After walking Pederson, Diaz gave up an RBI single to Yasiel Puig, which scored Thompson and closed the book on Wright.

Player Notes
Basically, if you need a starting pitcher and you have a guy dealing like Wright has been dealing these first several weeks of the season, how do you NOT bring him up? Wright brought a modest career 4.27 ERA into the 2016 campaign, after going 10-11 with a 4.53 ERA in 27 starts for the Blue Wahoos of Pensacola in 2015, striking out 130 and walking 47 while giving up 154 hits in 155 innings. In his first full season, 2014, he was a combined 14-7 between two Class A stops at Dayton and Bakersfield, fanning 141 while walking just 22 in 152.1 IP, giving up 141 hits.