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Portrait of Marcus Wilson

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB DRC+ WARP
325 .176 9 35 28 5 42 -1.1
Birth Date8-15-1996
Height6' 2"
Weight175 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 6 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
2016
2017
2018
-1.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2014 DIA Rk AZL 39 148 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 78 0 0.0 0.0 -8.0 0.0
2015 MSO Rk PIO 57 249 .277 .350 .425 .353 103 2 7.5 -0.7 96 0 -7.1 2.7 -9.3 -0.7
2016 KNC A MID 26 115 .251 .322 .359 .364 102 2 3.1 0.2 110 0 -2.0 1.0 -0.4 0.2
2016 YAK A- NWL 43 177 .251 .329 .354 .351 94 7.9 4.8 0.4 148 0 -1.4 1.9 1.0 0.7
2017 KNC A MID 103 447 .245 .318 .369 .361 98 19.4 12.4 -1 139 0 2.5 2.2 18.5 3.6
2018 VIS A+ CAL 111 502 .266 .333 .414 .316 96 -0.9 14.2 1.1 82 0 4.8 0.9 -8.2 1.3
2019 SLM A+ CAR 45 167 .238 .315 .350 .452 104 17.1 4.5 -0.7 212 0 -0.1 -2.2 15.5 1.9
2019 PME AA EAS 62 238 .236 .304 .363 .322 99 3.6 6.2 -1.2 101 0 -1.4 -1.5 0.5 0.3
2019 WTN AA SOU 12 40 .224 .299 .339 .316 96 2.7 1.1 -0.1 121 0 0.2 -0.7 0.9 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2014 DIA Rk AZL 148 131 15 27 2 2 1 36 22 16 40 4 2 .206 .297 .275 .069 0
2015 MSO Rk PIO 249 213 42 55 12 1 1 72 22 33 61 7 4 .258 .357 .338 .080 2 0
2016 YAK A- NWL 177 135 24 34 5 2 0 43 15 38 40 18 3 .252 .418 .319 .067 2 0
2016 KNC A MID 115 99 11 25 8 1 1 38 5 13 32 7 2 .253 .357 .384 .131 0 0
2017 KNC A MID 447 383 56 113 21 5 9 171 54 55 90 15 7 .295 .383 .446 .151 4 1
2018 VIS A+ CAL 502 447 60 105 26 2 10 165 48 44 141 16 6 .235 .309 .369 .134 5 0
2019 PME AA EAS 238 206 35 46 14 0 8 84 22 28 82 6 0 .223 .319 .408 .184 2 0
2019 WTN AA SOU 40 34 4 8 2 1 2 18 7 5 13 3 1 .235 .350 .529 .294 0 0
2019 SLM A+ CAR 167 146 26 50 12 1 8 88 29 18 47 4 3 .342 .413 .603 .260 2 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d2020

Details
  • 2020. Contract selected by Boston 11/20/19.
  • Acquired by Boston in trade from Arizona 4/19/19.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2014 (2s-69) (Serra HS, Gardena, Calif.). $1M signing bonus ($821,100 slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 385 43 73 13 1 12 42 35 114 6 3 .210 .281 .357 66 0.6 0.1
80o 364 39 66 12 1 11 38 31 110 6 2 .200 .267 .342 58 -4.3 -0.5
70o 350 36 61 11 1 10 35 29 107 5 2 .192 .258 .327 52 -7.5 -0.8
60o 337 34 56 10 1 9 33 27 105 5 2 .182 .247 .309 47 -10.0 -1.1
50o 325 32 51 9 0 9 30 25 102 5 2 .172 .235 .293 42 -12.2 -1.3
40o 313 29 48 9 0 8 28 23 100 4 2 .167 .228 .282 37 -14.1 -1.5
30o 300 27 45 8 0 8 26 21 97 4 2 .162 .220 .278 32 -16.0 -1.7
20o 286 25 40 7 0 7 24 19 93 4 1 .152 .207 .258 26 -18.0 -1.9
10o 265 22 34 6 0 6 21 16 88 3 1 .138 .189 .236 18 -20.2 -2.2
Weighted Mean3293252909312510352.173.235.29244-11.4-1.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2019 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20202345250881311347361418.213.275.34142-0.9-9.30.1-0.111.6-20.90.6
20212445151901311349381408.220.284.35245-0.9-8.50.1-0.311.6-19.90.6
20222541548821201245351287.223.288.35846-0.8-7.50.0-0.410.7-17.80.6
20232639345781201243321226.219.282.35545-0.8-7.8-0.1-0.510.1-17.30.6
20242738545771201243331186.222.289.36247-0.7-7.2-0.2-0.69.9-16.40.6
20252835341711101139311095.222.289.35647-0.7-6.9-0.3-0.69.1-15.10.5
20262936843721101141321144.220.287.35946-0.8-7.6-0.4-0.79.5-15.90.5
20273036642721101140311133.221.287.35946-0.8-7.8-0.6-0.89.4-15.70.5
20283134439671001137301072.216.282.35145-0.8-8.0-0.7-0.98.9-15.30.5

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 84)

Rank Score Name Year DRC+ Trend
1 93 Daniel Fields 2013 0 DNP
2 92 Luis Liberato 2018 0 DNP
3 91 Clay Fuller 2009 0 DNP
4 91 Tito Polo 2017 0 DNP
5 91 Bubba Starling 2015 0 DNP
6 91 Ryan Kalish 2010 81
7 90 Gilbert Gomez 2014 0 DNP
8 90 Jake Cave 2015 0 DNP
9 90 Michael Saunders 2009 48
10 90 Phil Ervin 2015 0 DNP
11 89 Aaron Hicks 2012 0 DNP
12 89 Austin Jackson 2009 0 DNP
13 88 Dalton Pompey 2015 77
14 88 Ray-Patrick Didder 2017 0 DNP
15 88 Mitch Einertson 2008 0 DNP
16 88 Jake Marisnick 2013 63
17 88 Yorman Rodriguez 2015 0 DNP
18 87 Kirk Nieuwenhuis 2010 0 DNP
19 87 Anthony Alford 2017 65
20 87 Delino DeShields 2015 94
21 87 Trayvon Robinson 2010 0 DNP
22 86 Zach Collier 2013 0 DNP
23 86 Evan Chambers 2011 0 DNP
24 86 Xavier Avery 2012 70
25 86 Franchy Cordero 2017 54
26 86 Brandon Nimmo 2015 0 DNP
27 85 Roger Bernadina 2006 0 DNP
28 85 Daryl Jones 2009 0 DNP
29 85 James Jones 2011 0 DNP
30 85 Cedric Mullins 2017 0 DNP
31 85 Derek Fisher 2016 0 DNP
32 85 Jacob Skole 2014 0 DNP
33 85 Brett Phillips 2016 0 DNP
34 85 Charcer Burks 2017 0 DNP
35 84 Andrew McCutchen 2009 114
36 84 Ezequiel Carrera 2009 0 DNP
37 84 Raimel Tapia 2016 71
38 84 Darrell Ceciliani 2012 0 DNP
39 84 Destin Hood 2012 0 DNP
40 84 Jordan Schafer 2009 54
41 84 Connor Lien 2016 0 DNP
42 84 Shane Peterson 2010 0 DNP
43 84 Anthony Gose 2013 75
44 84 Jae-Hoon Ha 2013 0 DNP
45 83 Lance Ray 2012 0 DNP
46 83 Mallex Smith 2015 0 DNP
47 83 Harold Ramirez 2017 0 DNP
48 83 Marcus Knecht 2012 0 DNP
49 83 Travis Harrison 2015 0 DNP
50 83 Dan Brewer 2010 0 DNP
51 83 Joseph Monge 2017 0 DNP
52 83 Joshua Flores 2008 0 DNP
53 83 Chad Tracy 2008 0 DNP
54 82 Derrick Loveless 2015 0 DNP
55 82 Rashun Dixon 2013 0 DNP
56 82 Michael Taylor 2013 0 DNP
57 82 Ramon Laureano 2017 0 DNP
58 82 Rymer Liriano 2013 0 DNP
59 82 Henry Ramos 2014 0 DNP
60 82 Jacob Scavuzzo 2016 0 DNP
61 82 Drew Vettleson 2014 0 DNP
62 82 Dorssys Paulino 2017 0 DNP
63 82 Brett Jackson 2011 0 DNP
64 81 Dustin Peterson 2017 0 DNP
65 81 Ty Morrison 2013 0 DNP
66 81 Keenyn Walker 2013 0 DNP
67 81 Carlos Tocci 2018 60
68 81 Dwight Smith Jr. 2015 0 DNP
69 81 Austin Dean 2016 0 DNP
70 81 Reymond Fuentes 2013 42
71 81 Teoscar Hernandez 2015 0 DNP
72 81 Noel Cuevas 2014 0 DNP
73 81 Monte Harrison 2018 0 DNP
74 81 David Dahl 2016 90
75 81 Brian Pointer 2014 0 DNP
76 81 Zoilo Almonte 2011 0 DNP
77 81 Domonic Brown 2010 64
78 81 Gorkys Hernandez 2010 0 DNP
79 81 Brandon Short 2011 0 DNP
80 81 Gerardo Parra 2009 82
81 81 Brett Siddall 2017 0 DNP
82 81 Jiandido Tromp 2016 0 DNP
83 81 Keon Broxton 2012 0 DNP
84 81 Mason Williams 2014 0 DNP
85 81 Tyler Hill 2018 0 DNP
86 80 Aaron Cunningham 2008 61
87 80 Ben Gamel 2014 0 DNP
88 80 Jorge Bonifacio 2015 0 DNP
89 80 Johneshwy Fargas 2017 0 DNP
90 80 Billy McKinney 2017 0 DNP
91 80 Christian Marrero 2009 0 DNP
92 80 Troy Stokes 2018 0 DNP
93 80 Kyler Burke 2010 0 DNP
94 80 Anthony Santander 2017 74
95 80 Tyler Goeddel 2015 0 DNP
96 80 Rafael Ortega 2013 0 DNP
97 80 Thomas Milone 2017 0 DNP
98 80 Chris Young 2006 82
99 80 Tommy Pham 2010 0 DNP
100 80 Omar Carrizales 2017 0 DNP

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2019  Due to publishing agreements, the 2019 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2019 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2018 Marcus Wilson lacks power, but he's fast, can play the outfield well and can hit for average with a good eye at the plate. Keep an eye on this guy.
2017 Drafted as an unpolished athlete, center fielder Marcus Wilson has made steady progress. He's a 70-grade runner with a fringy hit tool and limited power, but his ability to get on base shines bright.
2016 Wilson was a young pick—only 17—when the Diamondbacks plucked him in the second round in 2014 and bought him out of his Arizona State commitment for $1 million. He hasn't cracked short-season ball yet, and if there are positive signs in his approach and excuses baked into his age, there are also serious concerns about his lack of power. To be fair, his home run total (1) might have doubled if not for an opponent's insane leap/glove/juggle/secure catch against one of his opposite-field drives, but Wilson is nonetheless still looking to crack triple digits with his ISO. He has plus speed that he pairs with a plus arm, and he puts both to use in center field. He remains a candidate to explode in any given season, as adding bulk will help the lack of power; so should his willingness to elongate his swing to compensate for that lack of power.
2015 A second-round pick in 2014, Marcus Wilson is the classic toolsy, athletic, boom-or-bust profile. The hit tool is the big question mark here, as his plus bat speed could be deadly if he makes enough contact.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any insight on Marcus Wilson?
(Sean L. from AZ)
I saw him hit a bomb off of Michel Baez last night in my first look. High ceiling type, fast and has some pop.
-Nathan (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank for dynasty purposes? Kieboom, Welker, Mountcastle, Gatewood, Pache, and Marcus Wilson.
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
Kieboom, Mountcastle, Welker, Pache, Wilson, Gatewood. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)What can you share about ARI's Marcus Wilson? Learned about him recently, like what I see. One to scoop up in leagues or only worth watching for now?
(Breht from TTK)
I've always liked the swing but the guy is stick-figure skinny, last I saw him. Good to see the power coming (more homers this year than in his career prior). It depends a bit on the depth of your leagues, but he's worth tabbing in 20-team leagues and deeper, if they have a minors system. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)There are some interesting tools guys in the low minors who are putting things together so far this year: Monte Harrison, Marcus Wilson, and Demi Orimoloye to name a few. Do you have any favorites you can say a few words about?
(This Guy from Seattle, WA)
I think I've covered Harrison and Wilson in depth. Orimoloye I liked out of the draft but was always going to be a slow burn. While we're talking Milwaukee prospects, I love love love Lucas Erceg, and am highly intrigued by Mario Feliciano. I'll be catching High-A Carolina tomorrow for a double-header so should have more thoughts on Corey Ray, Corbin Burnes, etc too. Estevan Florial is also a name to watch if you're not already. (Craig Goldstein)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any names in the D-backs system that have gained momentum in 2015? Guys who were previously off the general radar?
(jwise224 from DTLA)
Does Dansby Swanson count? If not, it's been a pretty bad season for that system. Marcus Wilson has gotten good reviews in the Pioneer, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any names to watch in Missoula this summer? Might catch a game out there.
(Jon from Battle Ground, WA)
Rosters for the short season teams are still coming out, but Matt Railey, Marcus Wilson, Jose Herrera are all intriguing. Don't think you'll get Dansby. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)Any Pioneer League prospects I should be sure to see in person before they move on?
(Jon from Billings)
There will be once teams release all of their rosters. Missoula has a few, including Marcus Wilson, who are intriguing. Billings looks a little light right now. Helena has Gatewood and Harrison. Colorado treats their Grand Junction affiliate well, so you might get to see Brendan Rodgers. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which NL West 2014 Draft bat has the best fantasy baseball impact? Forrest Wall, Michael Gettys, Alex Verdugo, or Marcus Wilson?
(tlw08 from The Great White North)
Gettys is the biggest upside. Wall is the safest bet. Verdugo needs to be run through the full season gauntlet, because it's been a Jekyl & Hyde act over the last 18 months and we don't really know what we have here, yet. Wilson has five-tool potential, but is a slow developmental burn. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)


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