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Where Are They Now? Max Wright Enters Senior Season At Indiana State

Today begins a new series of blogs. These will be focusing on former REX players and where they are now. The first of this series will focus on former REX Baseball player Max Wright. Wright is a 6’3” and 205 pound catcher out of Toronto, Ontario. He played for the REX in 2017 as a freshman.

Indiana State Sycamores' catcher Max Wright stepping into the batter's box. Photo Courtesy of Indiana State University Athletics (

During that 2017 REX season Wright appeared in 44 regular season games. He had an AVG of .238 with four home runs, and three doubles. He scored 36 runs, knocked in 33 runners, and had three stolen bases. The REX made the playoffs that season and Wright appeared in those games as well. Through three playoff games, Wright had one RBI and walked four times. The catcher from Canada showed great potential in his lone season with REX Baseball and went onto to prove that it was more than just potential in his collegiate career.

Max Wright is now in his senior year and is the starting catcher for the Indiana State University Sycamores. He has turned into one of the Sycamores’ key players. Wright had the best season of his collegiate career in 2019. He was a part of the 2019 Indiana State University Sycamores team that won the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. He started in 41 of the 43 games he appeared in and had a collegiate career high AVG at .309. He had seven two-baggers, four home runs, and 32 RBIs. All of these were collegiate career highs. He also had collegiate career highs in SLG% at .436 and an OBP% of .397. He also crossed home plate the most he ever had in college in 2019. He did so 28 times. Fun fact: During the 2019 season he doubled the amount of times he was hit by a pitch from the previous year. In 2018 he was hit five times, while in 2019 he was beaned 10 times.

We wish Wright the best as he begins his senior season with the Sycamores in 2020. We hope that you are able to help bring another Missouri Valley Conference Championship back to the Wabash Valley. REX Baseball is proud to be part of Wright’s legacy! Go #REXNation!

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