Steven Wright Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 30
Born: August 30, 1984
Torrance, CA
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2006 by CLE;
26th round, 2003 by SD
How Acquired: Acquired from Cleveland for Lars Anderson (July 2012)
College: Hawaii
High School: Valley View (CA)

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Physical Description: Filled-out. Mature body.  

Mechanics: High three-quarters arm slot. Long arm action in back. Slow arm speed.  

Fastball: 82-88. Throws four-seam and sinker at lower velocity range. Will also throw cutter.  

Knuckleball: 72-79. Throws more than 80 percent of the time. Intentionally adds/subtracts velocity to keep hitters off-balance.  

Career Notes: Missed beginning of 2014 season after offseason surgery for a sports hernia. Threw 94 mph as a 2006 draft pick out of Hawaii, but added a knuckleball to his arsenal in 2011 after his progress stalled and began throwing the pitch full-time in 2012.  

Summation: Fringe number five starter potential, spot starter.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2004 Hawaii NCAA Coll - 19 2 1 0.667 4.86 18 7 0 46.1 45 27 25 0 23 30 1.47 1.30 5.83
  2005 Hawaii NCAA Coll - 20 5 3 0.625 3.26 21 2 4 66.1 58 26 24 0 15 75 1.10 5.00 10.18
  2006 Hawaii NCAA Coll - 21 11 2 0.846 2.30 16 15 1 109.2 80 32 28 2 19 123 0.90 6.47 10.09
  2007 Lake County SAL A Cle 22 4 7 0.364 4.61 14 14 0 66.1 61 37 34 9 15 75 1.15 5.00 10.18
  2007 Kinston Car A+ Cle 22 3 2 0.600 7.13 13 13 0 48.0 64 47 38 3 22 39 1.79 1.77 7.31
  2008 Kinston Car A+ Cle 23 2 4 0.333 2.99 14 14 0 72.1 59 30 24 6 17 61 1.05 3.59 7.59
  2008 Akron East AA Cle 23 4 3 0.571 4.30 14 14 0 75.1 80 38 36 14 17 58 1.29 3.41 6.93
  2009 Akron East AA Cle 24 10 0 1.000 2.32 36 5 2 81.1 72 24 21 1 20 64 1.13 3.20 7.08
  2009 Columbus IL AAA Cle 24 0 0 --- 4.76 2 1 0 5.2 5 3 3 0 0 4 0.88 --- 6.35
  2010 Akron East AA Cle 25 2 2 0.500 4.31 39 2 5 64.2 73 33 31 4 21 48 1.45 2.29 6.68
  2010 Columbus IL AAA Cle 25 0 1 0.000 7.59 9 0 0 10.2 13 9 9 2 5 10 1.69 2.00 8.44
  2011 Lake County Midw A Cle 26 1 2 0.333 3.13 9 9 0 46.0 48 30 16 3 24 33 1.57 1.38 6.46
  2011 Kinston Car A+ Cle 26 1 2 0.333 4.46 7 4 0 38.1 47 28 19 7 16 27 1.64 1.69 6.34
  2011 Akron East AA Cle 26 2 4 0.333 5.98 8 7 0 46.2 47 32 31 8 28 35 1.61 1.25 6.75
  2011 Columbus IL AAA Cle 26 0 0 --- 6.75 1 0 0 2.2 5 2 2 0 0 2 1.87 --- 6.75
  2012 Akron East AA Cle 27 9 6 0.600 2.49 20 20 0 115.7 86 44 32 8 62 101 1.28 1.63 7.86
  2012 Portland East AA Bos 27 1 0 1.000 1.50 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 2 1.17 1.00 3.00
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 0 1 0.000 3.15 4 4 0 20.0 19 10 7 1 5 16 1.20 3.20 7.20
  2012 Escogido DWL Wint Bos 27 0 1 0.000 2.48 5 5 0 29.0 27 11 8 1 7 19 1.17 2.71 5.90
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 28 8 7 0.533 3.46 24 24 0 135.3 130 64 52 10 65 99 1.44 1.52 6.58
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 28 2 0 1.000 5.40 4 1 0 13.3 12 8 8 0 9 10 1.58 1.11 6.75
  2014 Portland East AA Bos 29 1 0 1.000 3.60 1 1 0 5.0 5 3 2 1 1 4 1.20 4.00 7.20
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 29 5 5 0.500 3.41 15 15 0 95.0 86 43 36 9 22 68 1.14 3.09 6.44
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 29 0 1 0.000 2.57 6 1 0 21.0 21 8 6 2 4 22 1.19 5.50 9.43
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
July 3, 2006 (Cleveland)
Signing Bonus: $630,000
MiLB Debut: April 6, 2007 (Lake County)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2012
MLB Debut:
April 23, 2013 (Boston)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
133 days
Options Remaining
: 1 (2013, 2014)
Contract (2015): $510,500
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2008 Carolina League All-Star
2012 Eastern League All-Star
International League Pitcher of the Week (July 1-7, 2013)
2013 Red Sox Lou Gorman Award
International League Pitcher of the Week (July 7-13, 2014)
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (July 7-13, 2014)

 

  

 
 

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