#1 Michael Wright
- Michael Wright 2007 game-by-game stats (updated regularly)
Electric newcomer who plays full-speed in all areas … named by Perfect Game as ‘captain of its all-time hustle team’ … will compete for time in center field … classic lefthanded leadoff option who can spark offense with bunting skill, linedrive hitting ability to all fields, plate discipline and havoc on the bases … hit 4-for-8 while helping Gold team win fall intrasquad series (RBI, SB) … dons number-1 jersey worn previously by an Irish player in the 1997 season (centerfielder Randall Brooks).
PREP & PERSONAL: Ranked among top batters in Central Texas as a senior team captain at Lockhart High School, after hitting .500 with a .595 onbase pct. and .818 slugging … named district 26-4A MVP (also a district all-academic pick) in 2006, with other honors including first team all-Central Texas, honorable mention all-state and all-state academic team … played in ’06 Austin Area all-star game … also one of the top hitters in central Texas during junior season (.508 batting, .597 onbase, .737, slugging, team-best 14 RBI – from leadoff spot – 3 HR, 16 SB, 20 R, 5 outfield assists) … runner- up for ’05 district MVP, also receiving all-district and district all-academic honors in ’04 and ’05 … played summer and fall ball for three years with Austin Baseball Club … helped ABC reach World Wood Bat U-17 national semifinals (July ’05, in Georgia), serving as leadoff hitter and centerfielder in every inning at elite event while leading team with .555 batting … selected to Top Prospect List from Perfect Game South Top Prospect Showcase (July ’05, at Baylor) … never missed a day of school due to illness or injury in 13 years … honor student with a 4.0 GPA … member of National Honor Society and student council (freshman class president) … born Oct. 19, 1987, in Austin, Texas … son of Michael and Janie Wright … full name is Michael Martin Wright … enrolled in the First Year of Studies … intends to major in business (finance or accounting).