|25 Brock Wright
- SEC Academic Honor Roll (2007)
Healthy after battling injury during the 2008 season ... Added 10 pounds of muscle during the offseason ... Showcased extensive power during freshman season, as five of his 15 hits went for home runs ... Will compete for a role in the outfield ... Brother Chad is a true freshman outfielder for UK ... One of three Heath High School graduates on the UK roster.
Played in 15 games with one start, a mid-week game in hometown of Paducah, Ky. ... Batted .111 (1-for-9) with eight runs scored, one walk and two hit by pitches in limited action due to injury.
Saw action in 30 games with 15 starts ... In just 15 hits, cranked out five home runs and 15 RBI ... Batted for a .242 (15-for-62) average, scoring 21 times and ripping a double and a triple ... Slugged for a .532 percentage and reached base at a .447 clip ... Stole 5-of-6 base attempts ... With the bases empty, hit for a .292 (7-for-24) average ... Flew out six times and grounded out 14 times ... Delivered one one-out RBI ... With runners on third and less that two outs, hit for a .500 (4-for-8) average ... As a pinch hitter, was 2-for-4 ... Struck out looking 13 times in 27 total strikeouts ... In his first collegiate at bat, delivered a two-RBI double against Furman ... Hit first career home run in the series finale at Furman ... In first career start against Tennessee Tech, batted 1-for-4 with one run scored and one walk ... Posted a career day against Cincinnati, batting 2-for-3 with four runs scored, four RBI, a home run, a hit by pitch, two walks, and a stolen base ... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors in week five after a monster week, pacing the Wildcats 4-0 week, batting .455 (5-for-11), and hitting three home runs ... Scored 10 times in the four games, drawing six walks ... Wright slugged for a 1.273 percentage and reached base at a .667 clip during the four-game Freshman of the Week span ... In a start against Mississippi State, batted 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBI, a homer, and a stolen base ... Swiped bases in three consecutive games ... Hit home runs in back-to-back games against UT Martin ... Drew walks in five consecutive games ... Three of five home runs came in the eighth inning or later ... Tallied four multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games.
Earned five letters at Heath HS for coach Jimmy Long ... Led team to four District 2 championships and three Region I championships ... 2005 Region Co-Player of the Year ... Hit .403 with six home runs and 42 RBI and 35 stolen bases as a junior to lead team to Class A State Championship in 2004 ... As a senior, batted .457 with eight long balls while swiping 50 bases and carrying team to state runner-up finish ... Named to state All-Tournament Team both years ... Holds single season (50) and career (130) stolen base marks at Heath ... Also played football for four years and was a two-time All-Western Kentucky first-team selection ... Holds school record for rushing yards in a game with 344 ... National Honor Society member ... Class Salutatorian.
Full name is Gregory Brock Wright ... Son of Greg and Trina Wright ... Father played football at Murray State ... Has two brothers, Chad (16) and Bryce (11) ... Chad is a 2009 UK signee ... Born on April 17, 1986 in Paducah, Ky.