I'm very thankful for everyone involved." Braves Director of Scouting Brian Bridges told the media that there were rumblings entering the draft that Wright may drop to No. "We really felt like we had a chance to get him," Bridges said.
"They said, 'Hey, he might get to you.' And I said 'Really? 1 on our board at the time, so we feel really good about where we are." Wright said he's not sure when he'll begin talking business with the Braves.
Vanderbilt University baseball has done the same in recent years.
He spent his first year at the University in the bullpen.
With a 1.23 ERA in 58.2 innings pitched, he was the go-to relief arm for the team.
They see the stuff he brings, and that’s all the sales pitch he needs.
A pitcher out of Huntsville, Alabama, Wright, 21, was a top draft prospect back in 2014 when his was coming out of high school.