12  Mike Wright
Mike Wright

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Laurinburg, N.C.

High School:
Whiteville

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 195

Position:
RHP

Birthdate:
01/03/1990

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


09/10/2013

Wright Named Orioles Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year

Right-hander Posted an 11-3 Record With A 3.26 ERA In Double-A

Tall right-hander that will once again compete for innings out of the bullpen ... Three-pitch guy that continues to mature on the mound ... Enjoyed success as a reliever in the Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) ... 2010: Made a career-high 22 appearances with three starts ... Posted a 2-2 ledger with 31 strikeouts and five walks ... Allowed 34 runs (27 earned) on 49 hits in 35.0 innings with a 6.94 ERA ... Recorded first start and win of the season against Monmouth (3/21) where he entered the sixth inning with a no-hitter - finished the game with a career-best eight strikeouts ... Followed that outing with another win in his second start of the season against N.C. Central (3/28) ... Suffered loss against Tulane in third and final start of the season (4/3) ... Worked a career-best 6.2 innings out of the bullpen against No. 23 Rice (5/26) ... Fanned at least one batter in 15 of 22 games and two or more in seven contests with a career-best eight against Monmouth ... Worked at least one inning of relief in 15 games ... Did not allow more than one hit in eight contests and tossed hitless frames three times ... First loss of the season was against in-state rival High Point (3/17) where he allowed five runs (all earned) on six hits in one inning of work ... Did not allow a walk in 19 of 22 outings ... Held opponents scoreless in seven outings ... Finished the season with a 6.2-to-1 strikeout to walk ratio ... Three of 10 inherited runners scored ... Enjoyed greater success against right-handers (.284) than lefties (.367) ... Held opposing hitters to a .259 average when the bases were empty ... Allowed just eight hits to the leadoff batter (.242) ... Posted a 0.00 ERA when working the first (3.0 IP) inning, while sporting a 3.00 ERA or better when pitching in the second (3.0 IP), third (3.0 IP) and ninth (4.0 IP) frames ... Appeared in one post-season game (Rice-5/26) ... Worked 8.2 innings in league play (7.2 in relief) with a 0-1 record, 6.23 ERA and seven strikeouts to just two walks ... When playing inside Clark-LeClair Stadium recorded a 4.43 ERA (fourth-best) in 13 games oppose to an11.25 ERA away from Greenville in eight appearances ... Appeared in six games against nationally-ranked teams working 12.0 innings with eight punch outs, two walks and a 6.75 ERA ... 2010 Summer: Played alongside current teammate John Wooten for the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League ... Started 3 of 12 games on the mound for the Mariners working 41.1 innings with 35 strikeouts to just nine walks with a 0-2 record ... 2009: Appeared in 15 games with three starts ... Posted a 1-2 record with 23 strikeouts and nine walks ... Allowed 21 runs (19 earned) on 28 hits in 22.1 innings with a 7.66 ERA ... Notched first collegiate win in the NCAA Greenville Regional Championship Game after working 1.1 shutout innings against South Carolina with a strikeout and walk ... Recorded starts against UCLA (3/14), UNC Wilmington (4/8) and Elon (4/28) ... Worked a season-high 3.1 innings against UNC Wilmington (4/8) ... Fanned at least one batter in 13 of 15 games and two or more in eight contests ... Set then career-highs with three strikeouts against Elon (3/31) and UNC Wilmington (5/15) ... Worked at least one inning of relief in 11 games ... Did not allow a hit in five contests or a run in seven games outings ... Both losses were against in-state rivals (Elon and UNC Wilmington) ... Allowed one or fewer walks in 13 games, no walks in nine outings ... Enjoyed greater success against lefties (.267) than right-handers (.313) ... Held opposing hitters to below a .300 average with runners on base (.289) and runners in scoring position (.226) ... Did not allow a hit when the bases were loaded (.000/0-for-3) ... Posted a 0.00 ERA when working the fifth, eighth, ninth and 10th innings ... Appeared in one post-season game (South Carolina-6/1) ... In league play posted a 0.00 ERA in three game with five punch outs and one walk in three innings ... When playing inside Clark-LeClair Stadium recorded a 2.92 ERA in eight games oppose to a 15.00 ERA away from Greenville ... 2009 Summer: Played for the Asheboro Copperheads of the Coast Plain League (CPL) ... Appeared in 15 games with four starts ... Posted a 4-3 record with three saves and a 3.89 ERA ... Fanned 39 while walking 16 ... Allowed 19 runs (16 earned) in 37.0 innings ... Held opposing batters to a .274 average (40- for-146) ... Whiteville High School: Three-year letter winner for Head Coach Brett Harwood ... Sported an impressive 1.97 ERA as a senior with an 8-4 overall record ... Fanned 107 batters allowing an opposing batting average of .159 ... Named Team MVP, first team all-conference ... Columbus County Player-of-the-Year, first-team all-region, first-team All-Wilmington area and 2A All-State selection ... As a junior worked 52 innings striking out 68 and walking only 11 ... Posted a 7-1 record and a 1.61 ERA and opponents hit a meager .145 against him ... In the batter's box batted .340 with two home runs ... During sophomore campaign at Scotland HS was 7-1 on the bump with a 0.63 ERA in 48 innings of work ... Fanned 48 and walked only 14 and in the box batted .361 with a home run ... Helped Whiteville HS win the conference title, and was the Eastern State Runner-up ... Ranked ninth in the state by Impact Baseball in the "Top 50 Seniors in North Carolina" ... Member of the National Honor Society and a North Carolina Scholar ... Received the President's Excellence Award, AP Calculus Award, Excellence in Chemistry Award and Math Scholarship ... Played American Legion Baseball for Post 137 and Coach Brett Harwood ... Also competed with the Carolina Copperheads and Coach Freddy Suggs, the Carolina Cubs and Coach Ricky Keith, and the Dirtbags and Coach Andy Partin ... Personal: Full name is Dennis Michael Wright, Jr., but goes by "Mike" ... Born January 3rd, 1990 in Bennettsville, S.C. ... Son of Dennis and Sherry Wright ... Has two siblings (James and Tiffany) ... Majoring in physical education ... Named to the ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2010.

CAREER HIGHS - innings pitched: 6.2 vs. Rice (5/26/10); strikeouts: 8 vs. Monmouth (3/21/10); walks: 3 vs. UCLA (3/14/09); hits: 8 vs. Rice (5/26/10); runs: 7 (twice, last vs. Rice 5/26/10); earned runs: 7 vs. Rice (5/26/10).