From the Diaries... Breaking News as Royals sign Matt Wright
I noticed that the Royals signed a minor league free agent named Matt Wright. He was highly thought of in the Braves organization. In 2006, he was 10-8 3.47 ERA, 137.1 IP, 131 Hits, 57BB 118K and 1.17 WHIP combined AA and AAA. At just AA alone, Wright was 7-3, 2.22 89IP 74H 28BB 84Ks and 1.15 WHIP. He may have been one of the Braves minor league pitchers of the year - not sure on that one. He is 6'4'' 230lbs. and will be 25 on opening day 2007.
Some of the fans on the Braves blog Talking Chop were disappointed he got away. One would have had him in the Braves top 20 prospects. For an organization like the Royals who are desperate for starting pitching, Wright sounds like a guy who might be a sleeper. His AA numbers are better than Lumsden (who is a LH and younger). Still, Wright might be one of those guys who could slip into the picture and provide the Royals with some hope.
Update [2006-11-17 14:22:41 by royalsreview]: Link to all of Matt Wrights split stats in the minors here.