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Vanderbilt RHP Kyle Wright selected by Atlanta Braves with 5th overall pick

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The Commodore righthander has a new home.

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We knew all along that Kyle Wright was going to be drafted early, and there were talks that Wright might be the first overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft.

But the Minnesota Twins, who held the first pick, decided to go in a different direction, selecting high school shortstop Royce Lewis. The Reds, Padres, and Rays all passed as well before the Atlanta Braves snagged the Commodore righthander with the fifth overall pick.

As a junior, Wright went 5-6 with a 3.40 ERA and 121 strikeouts and 31 walks in 103.1 innings. He is the 11th Commodore to be selected in the first round of the MLB Draft since 2007.