MLB News: Kyle Wright Feeling Great After League-Leading 17th Win

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Kyle Wright continues to make a strong case for NL Cy Young after recording his league-leading 17th win, this time vs. the Colorado Rockies.

The 2017 first-round pick boasts a 17-5 record with a 2.85 ERA, 1.125 WHIP, 150 strikeouts, and 43 walks on 25 starts and 154.2 IP, and looks far from the struggling pitcher he was just last season.

It's Been A Wild Ride

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Following the win, Wright looked back on his MLB journey and how fast he's turned things around, going from an afterthought to one of the most dominant pitchers in the game:

“It’s pretty cool,” Wright said. “Just knowing, I guess, how quickly I kind of turned it around. I had two starts last year — and they were both pretty bad — before I got called back up for the World Series. So, just kind of seeing the growth I made last year in Triple-A and being able to take it into this year and continue doing what I’ve been building and working on is definitely exciting for me."

Wright Is Dominating

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Wright is finally living up to his potential and expectations. He's getting his teammates hyped, and his energy on the mound has been infectious:

“It's a great feeling doing this. It's a great feeling winning, so I want to keep it going and try to keep getting better every day," Wright added.

Braves Had Faith In Him

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Manager Brian Snitker praised Wright for turning things around. He had to put in the work in the minors before getting another shot to prove his value, and not many players can mentally recover from that:

"[This is] always kind of what we envisioned Kyle doing," Snitker said. "Credit to him, he went back to Triple-A last year and kind of got himself going. He had the big World Series performance that I think jumped him right into this next level."

He's On A Superior Level Now

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The Atlanta Braves boast one of the best rotations in the Majors right now, but as much as people talk about Spencer Strider or Max Freid, Snitker believes Wight has the nastiest repertoire:

"His arsenal and weapons, I mean, they're real," the skipper added. "This is just the confidence he's pitching [with], and he's a different guy, which comes with maturity and the success."

Hopefully, he'll keep his foot on the gas and helps his team go back to the ultimate stage this season.