Last month, Wright was named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Year, which he sealed with an impressive close to the 2013 season. Wright threw complete games in his last three starts, tossing perfect frames in 11 of his final 26 innings.
With his reputation as a workhorse, senior director of amateur scouting Chris Buckley said the Reds liked Wright's versatility.
"We just saw a guy that can probably fill a couple different roles," Buckley said. "We think he can start and he can pitch out of the bullpen."
Jeremy Warnemuende is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.