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Alabamian Kyle Wright drafted No. 5 overall by the Atlanta Braves

The Vanderbilt junior right-hander and Buckhorn High alum, who entered the weekend projected as the top overall pick in numerous mock drafts, was taken No.

Braves Director of Scouting Brian Bridges told the media that there were rumblings entering the draft that Wright may drop to No.

The 6-foot-4, 220 pound Wright went 5-6 with a 3.40 ERA, 121 strikeouts and 31 walks in 103 1/3 innings as Vanderbilt advanced to the super regional round.

Braves Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz had high praise for Wright.

Wright is the latest Vanderbilt pitcher to be selected in the first round, joining the likes of current big leaguers David Price (No.


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Alabamian Kyle Wright drafted No. 5 overall by the Atlanta Braves


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