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Jaret Wright MLB Career Stats

68-60 5.09 972.2 694 1.56

Jaret Wright Bio

  • Full Name: Jaret Samuel Wright
  • Born: 12/29/1975 in Anaheim, CA
  • Draft: 1994, Cleveland Indians, 1st rd. (10th overall)
  • High School: Katella, Anaheim, CA
  • Debut: June 24, 1997
  • Ret., Final Game: 4/29/2007
  • Relationship(s): son of Clyde Wright
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MLB Career Stats 68 60 5.09 226 171 2 972.2 694 1.56


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Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2004 3.28 11th in NL


Season W Rank
1998 12 24th in AL
2004 15 9th in NL


Season SO Rank
1998 140 22nd in AL
2004 159 14th in NL


Season WHIP Rank
2004 1.28 16th in NL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2004 .242 10th in NL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
1998 32 19th in AL
2004 32 21st in NL


Season SHO Rank
1998 1 13th in AL
2000 1 4th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
1998 6.54 24th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
1998 1.61 9th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
1998 87 8th in AL
1999 77 23rd in AL
2004 70 17th in NL
2006 57 25th in AL


Season H Rank
1998 207 25th in AL

Jaret Samuel Wright Bio Info

Married, wife's name is Julie...They have a son, Gunner (3/18/05) and live in Newport Beach, CA...Graduated from Katella (CA) High in Orange County...Was named league MVP and High School Player of the Year by the Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times...Played quarterback and linebacker for the Katella HS football team...Named to Gatorade's West Coast All-Star Team...His father, Clyde, pitched 10 years in the majors, going 100-111 with California, Milwaukee and Texas from 1966-75...Enjoys golf and surfing. 2007 Made 3 starts for the Orioles, losing all three outings, before a right shoulder injury ended his season...Went 1-2 with a 6.38 ERA in 6 spring training starts...Made his Orioles debut on April 4 at Minnesota, allowing 4 ER in 2.1 innings and taking the loss...Left his start on April 10 against Detroit in the 6th inning with soreness in his right shoulder...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 11...Was activated from the DL on April 29 and lasted 3.0 innings at Cleveland, allowing 3 runs on 4 hits to take the loss...Went back on the DL on April 30 with right shoulder soreness...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on June 19...Made 4 appearances on minor league rehab assignment, August 25-September 3, allowing one run in 2 of 4 starts...Released by the O's on October 1. 2006 Rebounded from an injury-plagued 2005 season to finish fourth on the New York Yankees staff in wins (11), starts (27), innings pitched (140.1) and ERA as a starter (4.42)...Went 11-6 as a starter and the Yankees were 16-11 in games he started...Pitched into the 6th inning in 17 of his 27 starts, with 10 "Quality Starts"...New York scored 2 runs or fewer while he was on the mound in 12 of his starts, including 5 games in which the Yankees failed to score a run...He left with a lead 3 times and failed to get a win and twice left games with the score tied 2-2 without getting a decision...Went 7-2 over his final 14 starts beginning July 7...Went 5-1 with a 3.93 ERA (52.2IP, 23ER) in his final 10 starts of the season beginning August 1...Made his first appearance of the season in relief on April 5 at Oakland and allowed 4 runs (1ER) in 2.0 IP to record the loss...Was his first relief appearance since 9/28/03 with Atlanta at Philadelphia...Earned his first win on May 13 vs. Oakland, working 5.1 innings in a 4-2 Yankees' win...Made his 200th big league appearance on May 23 at Boston, earning the victory in a 7-5 win...Left the game after 5.0 IP with tightness in his right groin...Combined with 4 relievers on a 5-0 shutout to earn the win on June 21 at Philadelphia...Recorded his first RBI since 9/1/04 (also at Citizens Bank Park) with a 5th inning sacrifice fly...Combined with 3 relievers on a 1-0 shutout on July 7 at Tampa Bay, tying his single-game careerhigh with 10 strikeouts...Also struck out 10 batters on 9/6/98 with Cleveland at Detroit...Went 7 years, 304 days between 10-strikeout games, the longest such streak since Tim Wakefield went 8 years, 63 days (6/5/97-8/7/05)...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, was only the 4th time in the last 80 years a pitcher worked 6.0 innings without starting the 7th inning of a game and recorded at least 10 strikeouts without issuing a walk, joining Ben Sheets in 2004, Matt Perisho in 1999 and Sid Fernandez in 1995...Topped 100 pitches for the first time in 21 starts on August 1 vs. Toronto...Last time he did it came on 9/13/05 at Tampa Bay, when he threw 106 pitches...Allowed a first-inning leadoff home run to Brian Roberts on 8/17 vs. the Orioles, snapping a career-high streak of 10 consecutive starts without surrendering a homer...Had not allowed a home run to his previous 223 batters faced...Opponents batted .283 (157-555) off him...Lefties hit .314 (82-261) and right-handers batted .255 (75-294). 2005 In his first season with New York, started 13 games and spent over half of the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain...Yankees were 7-6 in games he started...Opponents batted .313 (81-259) off him, with lefties hitting .273 (38-139) and right-handers batting .358 (43-120)...Was 2-4 with a 9.14 ERA in 4 starts before being placed on the disabled list on 4/24...Was 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA in 9 starts after being reinstated from the DL on 8/15...Lost his first start with New York, 12-5, on 4/9 vs. the Orioles at Yankee Stadium...Became only the 3rd son of a former Major League pitcher to pitch for the Yankees, joining Duane Pillette (son of Herman Pillette) and Steve Trout...Recorded his first victory of the season in a 5-2 win on 4/13 at Boston, pitching 5.0 innings...Pitched 5.1 innings in a 19-8 win vs. Tampa Bay on 4/18 despite equaling career highs with 8 runs (4th time and first since 5/28/99 vs. Boston) and 11 hits allowed (3rd time and first since 7/29/98 at Seattle)...Took the loss in his next outing, 4/23 vs. Texas, allowing 11 hits for the 4th time in his career and 3 home runs for the 3rd time (first since 10/2/99 vs. Toronto)...Was removed from the game after 5.1 IP when he experienced pain in his right shoulder...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 4/24 with a right-shoulder strain and missed 94 team games...Was transferred to the 60-day DL on 6/26...Made 3 rehab starts, 2 with Class A Tampa and one with the Gulf Coast Yankees, prior to rejoining New York...Was activated prior to his start on 8/15 at Tampa Bay and recorded a 5-2 win...Combined with 3 relievers on a 7-0 shutout in his next start, 8/22 vs. Toronto, working 7 innings...On 9/1 at Seattle, recorded no decision in a 5-1 Mariners' win...Left with a 1-0 lead after being hit on the right collarbone and right side of the neck on a line drive by Raul Ibanez with one out in the sixth (5.1IP, 3H, 1ER, 2BB, 0K)...Suffered bruised collarbone but did not miss his next turn in the rotation...Did not record a strikeout in a start for the first time since 8/30/02 with Cleveland vs. Boston...On 9/18 at Toronto, was the losing pitcher but was removed after 2.1IP when he was hit by part of a broken bat and suffered a bruise and abrasion of the right elbow...Made start in final game of the regular season on 10/2 at Boston, receiving the loss after allowing 3H and 3ER and issuing a season-high 5BB in 3.1IP (1K, 1HR)...Allowed 4th-inning home run to Bill Mueller to snap his 40.0 inning homerless stretch, the longest such streak by a Yankee all season...Was 0-3 in his final three starts of the season, allowing 14H in 6.2IP (14R, 9ER, 7BB, 3K)...Was not a member of the Yankees' 25-man Division Series roster. 2004 Went a career-high 15-8 with a team-leading 3.28 ERA in 32 starts with Atlanta...also led the club with 159 strikeouts...his 186.1 IP were the most he worked since the 1998 season (192.2)...was tied for third in the N.L. with a 2.59 night ERA and ranked sixth in the N.L. with a 2.56 home ERA...led the Braves with 22 "quality starts" and the Braves went 20-12 in his starts...limited opponents to a .242 average, which ranked 10th in the N.L...went 4-1 with a 3.86 ERA in August after going 4-0, 1.42 in July...posted a career-high nine-game winning streak from 5/27-8/12...earned his first win as a starter since 9/4/02 on 4/16 vs. Florida, allowing four runs (one earned) in 6.0 IP, in a 5-4 Braves win...struck out seven batters in six innings of work on 5/16 at Milwaukee, but suffered his third straight loss as Ben Sheets fanned 18 Braves in 4-1 decision...broke a four-game losing streak with 7.1 solid innings at Philadelphia on 5/27, marking his longest outing since 5/11/00 (7.2 IP)...improved to 5-5 in perhaps his best game of the year with 7.0 shutout innings at Chicago (AL) on 6/11, allowing just two hits while striking out eight batters... posted fifth straight win with 7.0 shutout innings vs. Montreal on 7/15...threw 99 pitches and allowed just three hits in the 8-0 win...tossed 7.0 scoreless innings of three-hit ball on 7/31 vs. NY Mets in an 8-0 victory, retiring the last 11 batters he faced and 15 of the last 16...allowed seven hits in 6.1 IP and hit his first career homer with a third-inning shot off Brandon Webb in his 10th win at Arizona on 8/6...won his ninth straight game and 11th of the season with a 4-2 win vs. Milwaukee on 8/6 (7.0IP, 4H)...saw his career-high nine-game winning streak come to an end on 8/17 at San Diego, when he allowed five runs in 0.2 IP...it matched the shortest outing of his career (8/30/02 vs. Boston)...established a career high with his 13th win on 8/27 vs. S.F....pitched a season- high 8.1 innings at Florida on 9/18, allowing no runs and just one hit through 8.0 innings before allowing two runs in the ninth... his 8.1 IP marked his longest outing in 100 games - since his last complete game on 4/12/00...left the game in the third inning after being struck on the right foot by a Wilson Delgado line drive on 9/28...made two starts in the Division Series vs. Houston, losing both games (9.2 IP, 14H, 10ER, 5HR, 18BB, 7K). 2003 Scored on in only one of his 11 regular season games as a Brave (Sept. 12 at Florida)...Made 4 scoreless appearances in Division Series vs. Cubs (4.0 IP, 0 H, 2 BB, 4 K)...Made Braves debut Aug. 30 at Pit (1.0 IP, 1 H)...Began season with San Diego Padres; optioned to AAA Portland June 6, recalled by Padres July 18...Braves claimed him on waivers Aug. 29 from San Diego, designating Joe Dawley for assignment to create room on 25-man roster...2003 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Chi.): Appeared in four games vs. the Cubs, throwing 4.0 scoreless innings without allowing a hit while walking two and striking out four...Struck out the side in the 7th inning of Game 1...Pitched a scoreless 7th inning in both Game 3 and Game 4 and threw a perfect 8th inning in Game 5 with a strikeout. 2002 Visited the disabled list for a 4th straight season due to right-shoulder related ailments...Pitched in 3 Grapefruit League contests before being shut down due to weakness in his right shoulder...was placed on the 15- day DL on March 31...Began a rehab assignment with Clevelands Triple-A Buffalo affiliate on June 17...Went 3- 1 with a 4.13 ERA in 6 rehab starts with the Bisons...Touched for one run or less in 4 of the 6 starts...Allowed just one run in 13.1 IP during final 2 rehab starts...Activated from the 60-day DL on July 20 and made his 2002 big league debut that night in the opener of a twinbill at Kansas City; the start was his first in the Major Leagues since June 21, 2001; took the loss, allowing 5 runs in 4.0 innings...Matched his career high with 7 walks in his next start, July 29 at Oak...Was optioned to Buffalo on August 6...Tossed 9.0-inning complete game 2-hitter August 20 at Ottawa, fanning 12...Was recalled by the Tribe August 28...Lasted only 0.2 innings in his shortest career start, August 30 vs. Bos...Notched first win September 4 at Det; the win was his first in the big leagues since June 5,2001...Made first career regular-season relief appearance, September 12 vs. Min...Pocketed the first relief win of his career September 29 vs. KC...Gave up 16 runs in the first inning of 6 starting assignments...Cleveland declined to exercise his 2003 option on October 16....Became free agent after refusing an outright assignment to Buffalo. 2000 Jaret was again riddled with right shoulder problems in 2000, forcing him onto the disabled list two more times and ended his season after just 9 starts after shoulder surgery in August...Has been on the disabled list four times over the last two years with various shoulder ailments.

Jaret won the first two starts of the season for the second consecutive year, but lost his next two decisions to even his record at 2-2...Tossed the 2nd complete game and shutout of his major league career in his 2nd start of the season on April 12 in Oakland in the 5-0 Tribe win....Limited the A's to just 5 singles (2BB) and did not allow a runner past first base while fanning six batters...Took a no-hitter into the 7th inning in his 4th start at Seattle on April 26, getting a no-decision in the Tribe's 5-3 10.0 inning win (7.0IP, 2H, 2R/ER), before allowing a single to Stan Javier to lead off the 7th inning.

Left his 7th start of the year after 7.2 shutout innings and 100 pitches vs. Kansas City on May 11 with tightness in his right shoulder...His next start was pushed back to May 20 before he complained of more soreness in the shoulder and went on the 15-day disabled list on May 18 (retroactive to May 12 with a strained muscle in his right shoulder)...Was activated off the DL on May 27 for a start at Chicago (AL)...His 1.1IP stint in the May 27 start at Chicago (AL) was the shortest regular season start of his major league career (2.0IP was previous worst)...Went 0.2IP in game 1 of the 1998 ALCS at New York.

His last start of the season came at St. Louis on June 2 (4.2IP, 4H, 4R/ER, 4BB, 5SO) and was placed on the disabled list on June 7 (retro. to June 3) with inflammation in his pitching shoulder and fraying in the labrum...At the time of the injury his .235 average against was the 7th best mark in the AL...Began rehabilitating the shoulder region and made three rehab. starts in AAA Buffalo and AA Akron from July 29 to August 6 before being removed from his start at Akron on August 6 after 3.0 innings with more discomfort in the shoulder.

Had surgery in Los Angeles, CA by Dr. Lewis Yocum on August 17 and was lost for the season...Yocum repaired the labrum and repaired some fraying in the rotator cuff in the procedure...Is expected to begin a throwing program in December of 2000...Spent 136 days on the disabled list in 2000. Held batters to a .225 (18-80) average with runners on base, including an 0 for 15 mark with runners in scoring position and 2 outs...Went into the 6th inning in 5 of his 9 starts (56%) as the Tribe average 6.4 runs/start for Jaret (58RS/9GS).
1999 Had an up and down year and was bothered by the injury bug for the first time in his major league career... Made only eight starts in the second half and won just one game after the reak...Was on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the sub-scapularis muscle behind his right shoulder two times in the 2nd half...Was on the disabled list from 7/19-8/3 after leaving his start at Houston on 7/18 (5.0IP, 3H, 1R) and again from 8/9 until his activation on 9/10 after leaving his start of 8/8 at Tampa Bay after 2.0+IP (4H, 2R)...Made just 2 starts between his two stints on the DL...Marked his first two career trips to the DL at the big league level...Made rehab. starts at AAA Buffalo (3.0IP, 0H, 0R, 4K) on Sept. 2 & at AA Akron (5.0IP, 3H, 0R, 6K) on 9/6...After his second activation he went 1-3 w/a 6.65 ERA (23.0IP, 25H, 17ER, 12BB, 18SO)...His win in his start on 9/22 at Detroit was his first since 7/7 (7GS w/o a win) & his only win of the second half... Jaret made his first career opening day start at the big league level in his first start in his hometown of Anaheim, CA vs. the Angels (6.1IP, 8H, 5R/ER, 1BB, 4SO)...Did not get a decision in Anaheim's 6-5 win over Steve Karsay on 4/6...The 23-year old Wright was the youngest Indians opening day hurler since a 22-year old Dennis Eckersley opened the 1976 season vs. Detroit....Won his first four decisions on the year, compiling an ERA of 5.23 over his first 7 starts (41.1IP, 41H, 24ER)...Did not win between 5/9-6/9 (5GS w/o a win) and won just two games from 6/20 thru the end of the season (12 starts)...Averaged 5.2 walks/9.0 innings and his 65 BB's allowed were tied for 6th in AL at the time of his 2nd DL stint...Equaled his career-high by walking 7 batters vs. Oakland on 6/15 and seven vs. New York on 9/17...Served a 5-game suspension from 5/10-15 that was handed down from AL President Gene Budig on April 29 after hitting Darren Lewis with a curveball in Boston on 4/23...Lewis charged the mound, a melee ensued as did his five game suspension...Was fined by the AL an undisclosed amount for his actions in a brawl w/Detroit on 5/22 and met w/AL President Gene Budig in New York on June 1 to discuss his bdeportmentb on the mound...Pitched into the 6th inning in 15 of 26 starts (57.7%) and into the 7th inning in 5 of the 26 (19.2%)...Appeared in relief in game 3 of the Division Series and was the losing pitcher in the 9- 3 Red Sox win (22.50 ERA, 2.0IP, 4H, 5R/ER, BB, SO, HR to Valentin). 1998 Jaret enjoyed a solid season in his first full Major League campaign...Rebounded from a slow start to post productive numbers after posting a mark of 1-3 with a 5.86 ERA over his first 8 starts (43.0IP, 51H, 28ER)... Over his last 24 starts he went 11-7 with a 4.38 ERA (150.0IP, 156H, 73ER) to lower his ERA from 5.86 to 4.72 (Went into the 6th inning in 20 of the 24GS)...Won his opening start of the year at Seattle on 4/1 and did not win again until 5/21 at KC (8GS w/o a win)...Had shortest outing of his major league career in his start in Anaheim on 8/3, allowing a career-high 7 earned runs in 2.0 innings...Allowed a career-high 11 hits and 7 earned runs in his start at Seattle on 7/29...Fanned a career-high 10 batters in his start at Detroit in 6.0 innings on 9/6...Went 1-2 in 5 Sept. starts w/a 4.40 ERA (30.2IP, 27H, 15ER, 32SO) and was 1-1 over his last 3 starts with a 2.84 ERA (19.0IP, 15H, 6ER)...Finished the season with 87BB (T7th in the AL)...His 11 HB were T6th among AL pitchers...He & Bartolo Colon comprised the first two Tribe pitchers under the age of 24 to win 10+ games since 1964 (Sam McDowell & Luis Tiant)...In his start on 6/1 @DET, Jaret tossed his first career ML shutout, blanking Detroit 2-0 on just 3 hits (9.0IP, 3H, 0R, 3BB, 7SO)...It was the first 9.0 inning complete game of his professional career (2 minor league CG's were both 7.0IP)...Went 0-2 with a 9.82 ERA in 3 post-season outings in 1998 (2GS, 11.0IP, 14H, 12ER, 10BB, 10SO)...Allowed two 3-run HR's in his first playoff start (4.1IP, 7H, 6R/ER) vs. Boston in game 1 of the Division Series and last just 0.2IP (5H, 5R/ER) in his 2nd start in game 1 of the ALCS at New York, the shortest start of his Major League career...Rebounded with a solid performance in long relief in game 5 of the ALCS vs. New York (6.0IP, 2H, 1R/ER), equaling the 2nd longest relief outing in ALCS history...Signed a 4-year contract thru the 2002 season a day after the season ended on 10/15. 1997 Made a late, but strong impression on Rookie of the Year voters, posting a mark of 8-3 w/a 4.38 ERA in 16 regular season starts...Finished T4th among AL rookies in wins(8), 6th in starts (16) and 9th in innings (90.1) despite making along 16 starts after he was called up on 6/25...Finished 5th in the BBWAA American League Rookie of the Year voting with 7 points...Voting was completed prior to his 3-0 post-season record in 5 starts...Began the regular season in AA Akron where he compiled a record of 3-3 with a 3.67 ERA in 8 starts (54.0IP, 43H, 22ER, 59SO) before he was promoted to AAA Buffalo on 5/16...Tossed a 7-inning, 2-hit shutout on 6/3 vs. Indianapolis (G1) ....Over his last 4 starts at AAA he was 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA (26.0IP, 15H, 5ER, 24SO)...Combined at AA and AAA, he went w/a 2.82 ERA in 15 starts (94.0IP, 73H, 42R/31ER, 42BB, 106SO)...Averaged 10.2 strikeouts per 9.0IP in minors as hitters hit .206 (73-355) off him at AA & AAA...RH hitters hit .171 (44-257)...Contract was purchased from AAA Buffalo on 6/24 and he made his major league debut that night vs. the Minnesota Twins...Picked up his first ML win in the Tribe's 10-5 win (5.2IP, 7H, 5R/ ER)...Left his 2nd ML start on 7/1 at Houston in the 5th inning w/a bruised and lacerated right index finger, injured on a bunt attempt...Did not pitch between 7/2-15 before returning to action at Milwaukee on 7/ 16...Indians were 12-4 (.750) over his 16 starts (4-1 in post-season)...ML hitters hit just .238 off Jaret (81- 341) w/9HR...Over his last 7 starts he was 5-1 w/a 3.48 ERA (41.1IP, 35H, 16ER, 14BB, 29SO) with the Tribe going 6-1over the span...Was 7-0 w/a 3.44 ERA in 11 regular season starts after a Tribe loss (65.1IP, 51H, 25ER)...Was outstanding in the post-season, compiling a mark of 3-0 with a 4.73 ERA in 5 playoff starts (26.2IP, 24H, 14ER, 19BB, 25SO).

Became one of six rookie pitchers to win three games in a single post-season and the first since LA's Tim Belcher in 1988...Florida rookie Livan Hernandez became the first rookie ever to win 4 games in the '97 post-season...Became the youngest pitcher (21 years, 9 mos., 4 days) in AL Division Series history after he started and won Game 2 in Yankees Stadium on 10/2...Also won the deciding Game 5 vs. New York, putting the Tribe in the ALCS for the 2nd time in 3 years...Started and won Game 4 of the World Series vs. Florida (6.0IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 5BB, 5SO) and started the deciding Game 7 at Florida, becoming the 2nd youngest pitcher ever to start a deciding game of a World Series and the 7th rookie to a start a Game 7 of a series...KC's Bret Saberhagen was the youngest in 1985 vs. the Cardinals (21 years, 6 mos., 16D) and St. Louis' Joe Magrane in 1987 at Minnesota was the last rookie to start a Game 7 before Wright.