Who is Chase Wright?
I was just reading up on young Mr. Wright in John Sickels’ The Baseball Prospect Book 2007. Here’s what John had to say:
“…component ratios [in 2006] were just slightly better than league average…fastball is average…good curveball…keeps the ball low…some sleeper potential.”
“Chase Wright, FSL pitcher of the year, has a great curve and little else.”
“Chase Wright has one of the better changeups in the minors.”
And, what did Wright have to say about himself just the other day, in terms of his stuff? Read on:
“I throw a lot of two-seamers, so I usually get a majority of groundballs,” Wright said. “I am actually kind of surprised with the strikeouts I have been getting [in Double-A this year, to date]. In this cold weather, I have been going right at them. I was trying to get them to put it in play and work as fast as I can. I am effective when I am getting groundball outs.”
Summing it all up, it appears that Wright is a lefty who relies on a curve and a sinking fastball to get hitters out. If you’re asking me, at this point, I say “Think ‘Erik Bedard‘ for a likely comp.”