Wright's resurgence rare

Jaret Wright is finally living up to the promise of his rookie season. Will it last long-term? History says don't bet on it.

Originally Published: August 18, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
I saw Jaret Wright pitch last summer for the Portland Beavers (San Diego's Triple-A farm club). Wright was pitching well -- he wound up striking out 21 hitters in 19 innings with the Beavers -- and Portland broadcaster Rich Burk told me that Wright's success was due in part to a splitter that he'd recently picked up.

Jaret Wright
Wright had been undefeated in his last nine starts before Tuesday's loss to the Padres.

To continue reading this article you must be an Insider