After being drafted in the 3rd round in 2011, RHP Mike Wright established himself as one of the top prospects in the Orioles system. In 4+ years in the Orioles system, he compiled a 32-21 record, with a 3.99 ERA in 91 games, 87 of them starts.
Wright returned to Norfolk in 2015, hopefully to put a difficult 2014 season behind him. (He went 5-11 with an ERA over 4.60.) He did better, going 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA in 6 starts in ’15 with the Tides, and was rewarded with a promotion to the Orioles, and his first major league start, a warm Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards against Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and the Los Angeles Angels.
The way things went, he might have forced the Orioles to keep him around for a while.
Wright went 7 1/3 innings, allowing only 4 hits, no walks, and 6 strikeouts, dominating the Angels to get his first major league win.