Thursday, February 5, 2009
Chase Wright 2009
After a solid 2006 season at high A ball and a good start to 2007 at AA, it appeared that Chase Wright might be a decent major league prospect. It is now apparent that isn't the case, as he's been absolutely terrible since then. His most recent significant action was at AA last year, where he struck out 53 and walked 34 in 94.1 innings. Even with the benefit of his recent trade to the National League, and a possible move to the bullpen, Wright is going to need to improve substantially in 2009 and beyond to have any shot at a successful major league career. Wright turns 26 in a few days, and with his lack of progress the last few years, he's a longshot to make the needed improvement.