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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Steven Wright yielded three runs -- two earned -- in seven innings to defeat the Rockies on Wednesday.
Wright worked around three wild pitches and four passed balls from Ryan Hanigan to turn in his eighth quality start in nine tries. The Red Sox are just 4-5 when he pitches, since they've mostly been saving their outbursts for their other starters. His ERA stands at 2.52. May 25 - 11:00 PM

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Steven Wright came away with a tough-luck loss against the Royals on Wednesday, surrendering just three runs on five hits in an eight-inning complete game.

The rubber-armed Wright struck out six while walking just one. A sixth-inning sacrifice fly surrendered to Lorenzo Cain would snap a 2-2 tie and serve as the deciding run. Wright has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his eight starts and will carry a strong 2.52 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a home start against the Rockies in what could be a slugfest of a series.
May 18 - 4:50 PM

Steven Wright finally turned in a dud Friday against the Astros, allowing a season-high five runs over 4 1/3 innings.

Wright held the Astros to one run over the first four innings before things fell apart for him in the fifth. He had allowed just seven earned runs combined through his first six starts while going at least six innings in all of them. We can probably give him a bit of a mulligan for this one, especially with the rain in Boston on Friday. He’ll attempt to rebound next week against the Royals.
May 13 - 11:56 PM

Steven Wright was masterful in Sunday's victory over the Yankees, logging his first career complete game and coming within one out of hurling his first shutout.

Wright surrendered a solo homer to Brett Gardner with two outs in the ninth inning. He finished the night allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out seven over his nine innings of work. Now 2-3 on the season, he'll carry a sparkling 1.54 ERA and 1.00 WHIP into Friday's start against the Astros. At this point, he should be owned and started in all mixed leagues.
May 8 - 10:42 PM

Steven Wright allowed two runs over six innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Wright allowed only three hits, but three of his four walks on the evening came in the third inning, leading to a run that ended up being the difference. Wright has been very good through five starts, turning in a quality start in each and not allowing more than two runs in any start. Despite his 1.67 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, he's 2-3 overall. He'll look to pull his record even when they take on the hated Yankees on Sunday.
May 3 - 11:49 PM

Steven Wright pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and striking out eight, to defeat the Braves on Wednesday.

Wright survived a whopping four passed balls from Ryan Hanigan, who is still trying to learn to handle the knuckleballer (it was supposed to be Blake Swihart's job). He has a 1.37 ERA after four starts, so it's really beginning to look like he's in the rotation to stay.
Apr 28 - 12:04 AM

Steven Wright earned his first victory of the 2016 campaign on Friday, limiting the Astros to only one unearned run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Wright punched out six on the night while issuing five free passes. The 31-year-old knuckleballer has pitched well through his first three starts, compiling a 1.40 ERA and 8.10 K/9. He'll look to keep things rolling when he squares off against the Braves on Wednesday. It's the type of matchup that could make him an appealing streaming option in AL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 12:34 AM

Steven Wright performed admirably in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering two runs over six innings.

While it wasn't an earth-shattering start for Wright, there is no shame in posting a clean, respectable line like his. He scattered six hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter during his time on the rubber. Both runs on his line came in the first inning, courtesy of Jose Bautista (solo home run) and Chris Colabello (RBI single). And that would be all on the scoring front. The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed three earned runs on 12 hits over 12 2/3 innings through two starts. He is still searching for his first win and will try to lock that up in a road date with the Astros next time he takes the mound.
Apr 17 - 5:09 PM

Steven Wright managed to pitch his way into the seventh inning of Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Both runs scored during Wright's time on the mound came in the second inning, when an RBI grounder by Edwin Encarnacion brought home the earned run, while a throwing error by Dustin Pedroia on the same play allowed the second (unearned) run to score. Wright struck out five, walked three and yielded six hits on the afternoon. He made nine starts last year (16 total appearances) and held a 4.09 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 52/27 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings. There is little to love on the fantasy front here, but the 31-year-old is next scheduled to start against the Rays on April 20.
Apr 10 - 3:37 PM

Steven Wright will make his first start of the season Saturday in Toronto.

Wright was going to be skipped the first week of the regular season to take advantage of some scheduled off days, but David Price's debut had to be bumped from Monday to Tuesday because of the Opening Day postponement in Cleveland. That opens up a need for Wright on Saturday, with Price making his second start in Sunday's series finale at Rogers Centre. Wright is a poor fantasy streaming option against the Blue Jays.
Apr 4 - 2:42 PM

Steven Wright finished his Grapefruit League season strong, punching out eight over 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Wright surrendered two runs on seven hits and a walk in the contest. Both of the runs against him came on solo home runs, off the bats of Kevin Pillar and Michael Saunders respectively. Wright finishes the spring with a 2.77 ERA and 19/8 K/BB ratio over 26 innings. He'll enter the season as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation.
Apr 2 - 12:22 AM

Steven Wright is expected to earn the fifth and final spot in the Red Sox Opening Day rotation.

Manager John Farrell has yet to make anything official yet, but Wright is seemingly the favorite and solidified his chances with a strong effort on Sunday against the Phillies. Roenis Elias is the other option vying for the rotation spot vacated by the injured Eduardo Rodriguez.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 27 - 8:28 PM

Steven Wright held the Phillies to one run in 5 2/3 innings Sunday to pick up his first win of the spring.

Wright should be locked into an early season rotation spot now, though he still might not get more than two or three starts before Eduardo Rodriguez comes off the disabled list. He's a borderline $1 pitcher in AL-only leagues. Ideally, he'd be a reserve pick.
Mar 27 - 4:23 PM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports Steven Wright is expected to begin the year in Boston's starting rotation.

The move is only temporary as the knuckleballer will shift to the bullpen when Eduardo Rodriguez returns from his knee injury. Roenis Elias was in the mix for the No. 5 spot but the Red Sox prefer to use him in long relief. Henry Owens struggled this spring (5.40 ERA in five outings) and will head to Pawtucket to work out some of his kinks. Wright earned a 4.09 ERA across 16 outings last season.
Mar 24 - 4:54 PM

Steven Wright yielded three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Marlins.

The battle between Wright and Roenis Elias to fill in as Boston's fifth starter is too close to call at this point. Wright will make the team either way, since he's out of options. He's a borderline $1 guy in AL-only leagues, but he'd sure make for an intriguing reserve pick.
Mar 22 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman