Matt Wright

SP / Oakland Athletics / EXP: YRS / MINORS Height: Weight: lb Age: College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    • A's send 10 to minor-league camp

      News: Former major league infielder Dallas McPherson was among the 10 players the Oakland Athletics reassigned to their minor league camp on Sunday. The team also reassigned right-handed pitchers Sam Demel and Matt Wright, left-handed pitcher Cedrick Bowers, catchers Joel Galarraga and Max Stassi, and infielders Grant Green, Jemile Weeks, Matt Whitney and Corey Wimberly. The Athletics have 53 players remaining in camp with the 40-man roster and 13 non-roster invitees. The breakdown includes 27 pitchers, four catchers, 12 infielders and 10 outfielders.
      Analysis: The players listed above will need to break through and get called up to the major leagues before they have any Fantasy value.
    • A's hand out 19 spring invites

      News: Infielder Grant Desme, former Angels third baseman Dallas McPherson and ex-Reds reliever Marcus McBeth are among 19 players extended invitations to spring training on Monday by the A's. They also signed pitcher Matt Wright, infielder Matt Whitney, reliever Cedrick Bowers and reliever Fernando Hernandez to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. The other 13 invitations are players already in the organization: right-handers Sam Demel and Tyson Ross; catchers Josh Donaldson, Joel Galarraga, Anthony Recker and Max Stassi; infielders Adrian Cardenas, Grant Green, Brett Wallace and Jemile Weeks; and outfielders Matt Carson, Corey Wimberly and Desme.
      Analysis: The arms are nothing more than middle relievers for the deepest of AL-only leagues that use true middle men, if they get time on the roster in 2010. Ignore them on Draft Day. McPherson is a nice injury-risk sleeper if he can prove healthy and capable of making the roster, while Desme, Wallace, Weeks, Cardenas and Wimberly are prospects worth considering in long-term keeper leagues at this point.
    • Royals cut three from spring camp

      News: The Kansas City Royals optioned RHPs Henry Barrera and Julio Pimentel (elbow) to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday. Also, they reassigned RHP Matt Wright to minor league camp. Pimentel will be out at least six weeks with an elbow injury and possibly the season, if surgery is required. The Royals say Pimentel has a non-displaced bone spur fracture in his pitching elbow. The bone spur is close to the ulnar collateral ligament. Manager Trey Hillman says the 23-year-old is waiting for a second opinion on whether he needs surgery.
      Analysis: These players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
    • Wright dealing with groin strain

      News: Royals RHP Matt Wright has not pitched since March 6 because of a strained left groin.
      Analysis: Wright is nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him in all Fantasy leagues right now.
    • Royals invite two to spring training

      News: The Royals re-signed C Matt Tupman and RHP Matt Wright to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. Also, they offered salary arbitration to 2B Mark Grudzielanek, who has until Sunday night to accept. If he does, he becomes a signed player. If he doesn't, the Royals could still sign him back in free agency.
      Analysis: Tupman and Wright are nothing more than organizational depth at this point in their careers. Ignore them in all Fantasy leagues right now.
    • 17 Royals no longer in big camp

      News: The Royals have cut the following players from their spring roster: Ryan Z. Braun, Tyler Lumsden, Carlos Rosa, Brian Lawrence, Shane Costa, Angel Sanchez, Mario Lisson, John Foster, Roberto Giron, Ben Hendrickson, Matt Peterson, Matt Wright, Damaso Espino, Adam Donachie, Mike Stodolka, Chris Lubanski and Julio Pimentel.
      Analysis: Lumsden is a decent pitching prospect, while the rest of these players are nothing more than organizational depth and can be ignored on Draft Day.
    • Royals hand out spring invites

      News: The Royals signed OF Damon Hollins, C Ken Huckaby, LHP Tim Hamulack and UTL David Matranga to minor league contracts and utility man Jason Smith accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha. Also, the Royals invited RHP Roman Colon, LHP John Foster, RHP Roberto Giron, RHP Ben Hendrickson, RHP Hideo Nomo, RHP Matt Peterson, RHP Chin-hui Tsao, RHP Matt Wright, C Adam Donachie, C Damaso Espino, C Ken Huckaby, C Kiel Thibault, INF Mike Aviles, SS Angel Berroa, SS Jason Smith, INF Mike Stodolka, OF Chris Lubanski and OF Damon Hollins.
      Analysis: All of these players are nothing more than organizational depth at this point in their careers. Ignore them on Draft Day at this point.
    • Royals give Matt Wright spring invite

      News: The Kansas City Royals re-signed RHP Ben Hendrickson, RHP Matt Wright and 1B Mike Stodolka to minor league contracts with invitations to spring training. Also, they signed RHP Matt Peterson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training, along with C Damaso Espino and RHP Roman Colon.
      Analysis: Wright is not a top prospect, so consider him nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him in all Fantasy leagues.
    • Royals' Wright starts for Team USA

      News: Matt Wright made his second start of the Baseball World Cup tournament Tuesday and allowed one run and one hit in three innings, striking out four. Six U.S. pitchers combined for 10 strikeouts.
      Analysis: Wright is not a top prospect, so consider him nothing more than organizational depth at this point in his career. Ignore him in all Fantasy leagues.
    • Royals make first cuts

      News: The Royals optioned RHP Luke Hochevar to Double-A, OF Mitch Maier to Triple-A, and RHP Carlos Rosa to Class-A. They reassigned P Dewon Brazelton, Billy Buckner, Wayne Franklin, Roberto Giron, Tyler Lumsden and Matt Wright; C Damaso Espino and Jared Price; and 1B Graham Koonce to minor league camp.
      Analysis: Hochevar and Buckner could impact AL-only leagues before the end of the year. Consider them minor league stashees at this point and good picks in long-term keeper leagues. Maier could be considered a marginal prospect. Consider him in deeper AL-only leagues if and when he sees time on the big-league roster. Brazelton is nothing more than a low-end AL-only option if he gets a call-up in 2007. Consider Lumsden, a top pitching prospect, a candidate to get starts early this season. All of the other players here are worthless even in the deepest of AL-only leagues on Draft Day.
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