WREN, KYLE

Position: Outfield

DOB: April 23, 1991

Height: 5’10” / Weight: 175

Bats: Left / Throws: Left

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Trade with Braves (November 14, 2014)

Profile: The son of former Atlanta Braves General Manager Frank Wren, Kyle was selected by the Braves in the eighth round of the 2013 draft out of Georgia Tech. He saw action at three different levels after signing, then split 2014 between High-A Lynchburg and Double-A Mississippi. Traded to Milwaukee following the 2014 season, Wren spent time at both Biloxi and Colorado Springs in 2015, then opened 2016 back at Biloxi before returning to Colorado Springs in early June. Wren’s best tool is his speed and he’s shown an ability to get on base and be a table-setter at the top of the order. A good bunter who will steal his share of bases, Wren is a smart player with a good baseball IQ, showing a keen eye at the plate and using the entire field. Defensively he is a solid centerfielder who tracks balls well and covers ground from gap-to-gap.

2013: After signing with the Braves following the draft, Wren appeared at three different levels in the Braves system, getting five games at rookie level Danville before joining Low-A Rome and appearing in one game for High-A Lynchburg. He hit a combined .335 with a pair of home runs while stealing 35 bases.

2014: Wren returned to High-A Lynchburg to begin the 2014 season and hit .296 over 76 games there. He stole 39 bases and scored 46 runs, earning a spot on the Carolina League All-Star team and a promotion to Double-A Mississippi. He .283 over 56 games there and was sent to the Arizona Fall League following the season before being traded to Milwaukee in exchange for pitcher Zach Quintana.

2015: After joining the Brewers in November of 2014, Wren joined Milwaukee’s Double-A team in Biloxi, appearing in 60 games there and hitting an even .300, receiving a Southern League All-Star nod and a bump to Triple-A Colorado Springs. He finished out the year with the Sky Sox, hitting .251 over 76 games.

2016: Wren opened 2016 back at Biloxi and again put together a strong first half, batting .283 over 50 games and again was named to the Southern League All-Star squad. He returned to Colorado Springs in June and saw action in 77 games there, batting .339 while stealing 20 bases and scoring 54 runs.

MPP Pre-Season Prospect Rankings
2015 (#20)