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Mike Wright

Mike Wright 59 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Dennis Michael Wright
  • Age: 26 (January 3, 1990)
  • Birthplace: Bennettsville, SC
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 6" Wt: 215
  • Draft: Round 3 (2011, BAL)
  • MLB Debut: 05/17/2015
  • School: East Carolina
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Mike Wright Stats Summary

Mike Wright Career Stats

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Team Date Transaction
September 4, 2015 Baltimore Orioles activated RHP Mike Wright from the 15-day disabled list.
August 27, 2015 Baltimore Orioles sent RHP Mike Wright on a rehab assignment to Norfolk Tides.
August 1, 2015 Baltimore Orioles placed RHP Mike Wright on the 15-day disabled list. left calf strain
July 31, 2015 Baltimore Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Norfolk Tides.
June 20, 2015 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Norfolk Tides.
June 11, 2015 Baltimore Orioles recalled Mike Wright from Norfolk Tides.
June 5, 2015 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Norfolk Tides.
May 13, 2015 Baltimore Orioles recalled Mike Wright from Norfolk Tides.
March 20, 2015 Baltimore Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Norfolk Tides.
November 20, 2014 Baltimore Orioles selected the contract of Mike Wright from Norfolk Tides.
February 11, 2014 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster RHP Mike Wright to spring training.
September 2, 2013 RHP Mike Wright assigned to Norfolk Tides from Bowie Baysox.
February 13, 2013 Baltimore Orioles invited non-roster RHP Mike Wright to spring training.
June 6, 2012 Mike Wright roster status changed by Bowie Baysox.
May 25, 2012 RHP Mike Wright assigned to Bowie Baysox from Frederick Keys.
April 5, 2012 Mike Wright assigned to Frederick Keys from Delmarva Shorebirds.
March 18, 2012 RHP Mike Wright assigned to Baltimore Orioles.
August 13, 2011 Mike Wright assigned to Delmarva Shorebirds from Aberdeen IronBirds.
July 4, 2011 Mike Wright assigned to Aberdeen IronBirds from GCL Orioles.
June 24, 2011 Mike Wright assigned to GCL Orioles from Baltimore Orioles.
June 23, 2011 Baltimore Orioles signed RHP Mike Wright.
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Mike Wright Awards and Honors

Mike Wright  59 P

Mike Wright
  • Full Name: Dennis Michael Wright
  • Born: January 3, 1990
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Bennettsville, SC
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 6"
  • Weight: 215
  • Draft: Round 3 (2011, BAL)
  • School: East Carolina
  • MLB Debut: 05/17/2015

2015 Highlights
• Went 9-1 with a 2.22 ERA in 15 games (14 starts) for Norfolk
• His nine wins were tied for the fourth-highest season total since the Tides became an Os affiliate in 2007 and tied   for the the fifth-most among Orioles minor leaguers in 2015
• Opened the Triple-A season with eight straight victories before suffering his first loss of the season in a MLB rehab start on August 27 at Gwinnett (4.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 1 K)
• Allowed three earned runs or less in each of his 14 starts with the Tides, registering nine Quality Starts
• Went 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA (7 ER, 36.2 IP) in seven outings (six starts) at Harbor Park
• Held IL batters to a .207 average, with right-handers batting just .188 (29-154) against him
• Dating back to 7/25/14, he's gone 12-3 with a 1.75 ERA (25 ER, 128.2 IP), 93 hits, 98 strikeouts and 32 walks in his   last 22 appearances (21 starts) with Norfolk
• Struck out a Tides season-high 10 batters on April 26 vs. Charlotte, needing just four-plus innings to do so
• Made MLB debut on May 17 vs. the Los Angeles Angels, earning the win after allowing four hits and striking out six over 7.1 shutout innings. His first strikeout as a big leaguer came in the first inning (Mike Trout)
• After working 7.1 shutout innings in his MLB debut, was the ninth Orioles pitcher to toss a scoreless start in his MLB debut (first since Chris Waters on 8/5/08), and the first to do so at home since Anthony Telford (8/19/90)
• Opened his Major League career with a 14.1 innings scoreless streak after 7.1 innings in his MLB debut and 7.0 innings on May 23 at Miami. According to Elias Sports Bureau, the last O's pitcher with at least 14.1 scoreless innings to start a career was Dave Ford in September, 1978 (Ford began his career with 15.0 scoreless innings) 
• Placed on Baltimore's disabled list August 1 with a strained left calf
• Went 3-5 with a 6.04 ERA in 12 games (nine starts) for Baltimore
• Ended the season ranked as the #7 prospect in the Orioles system by MLB.com
2014: In 26 starts during his first full season at the Triple-A level, he went 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA...Over his final seven starts, he went 4-2 with a 0.95 ERA (5 ER, 47.1 IP), 35 hits allowed, 37 strikeouts and eight walks; He held opposing batters to a .202 average over that span...Did not allow an earned run over his final three starts, over which he allowed two unearned runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out 24 over 22.2 innings...Ended the season by not allowing an earned run over his final 24.2 innings...Took a no-hitter into the ninth inning on August 21 at Durham; The Bulls got their first hit of that contest on a two-out, two-strike double by Mikie Mahtook, one batter after Tides shortstop Alexi Casilla made a throwing error that allowed the game to continue...Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in game one of a doubleheader vs. Durham in his next start on August 29 before Mahtook lined a one-out single to break up another no-hit bid...His 26 starts tied for the 5th-most in the IL and were also tied for the most by a Tides pitcher since Norfolk became an O's affiliate in 2007...Named IL Pitcher of the Week on August 25...Rated by Baseball America as the #8 prospect in the Orioles system following the season.
2013: Spent the majority of the season with Double-A Bowie before making his Triple-A debut with Norfolk on the final day of the regular season...Named as the Orioles Jim Palmer Minor League Pitcher of the Year...Ranked among Orioles minor leaguers in wins (T-1st, 11), strikeouts (2nd, 138) and ERA (3rd, 3.11)...Named to the Eastern League midseason All-Star team and picked up Game MVP honors after tossing a scoreless first inning...Ranked among Eastern League leaders in winning percentage (T-1st, .786), ERA (2nd, 3.26), wins (T-4th, 11), strikeouts per 9 IP ratio (5th, 8.52) and strikeouts (6th, 136)...Promoted to Norfolk on September 2 and made his Triple-A debut that day vs. Durham, tossing 6.2 shutout innings...Rated by Baseball America as the #8 prospect in the Orioles system following the year, and rated by the same publication as having the Best Slider among Orioles farmhands.
PERSONAL: Dennis Michael Wright, Jr. was selected in the third round of the 2011 draft out of East Carolina University...Majored in Physical Education while at ECU...Was the 94th selection in the 2011 draft, the 4th-highest selection in the history of the East Carolina program...Attended Whiteville High School (NC), where he was the Columbus County Player of the Year as a senior.