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Portrait of Austin Wilson

Austin Wilson RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
5 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0
Birth Date2-7-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight250 lbs
Age27 years, 9 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
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

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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
2013 EVE A- NOR 56 226 .242 .320 .335 .277 103 8.2 5.8 -2.2 110 0 0.3 -0.3 -2.8 0.1
2014 CLN A MID 72 299 .254 .322 .375 .346 94 19.3 8.5 -3.4 141 0 2.9 1.0 8.7 1.8
2014 MRN Rk AZL 3 9 .000 .000 .000 .800 0.0 220 0 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.0
2015 BAK A+ CAL 109 442 .258 .318 .400 .315 100 3.7 11.9 -3.7 99 0 7.6 -2.2 -11.4 0.2
2016 BAK A+ CAL 104 435 .261 .329 .399 .348 100 4.3 12.4 -3.2 88 0 -2.1 -0.3 -14.6 -0.8
2017 PMB A+ FSL 37 129 .252 .317 .360 .250 92 -15.2 3.6 -1.8 19 0 3.9 -1.4 -8.7 -0.5

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
2013 EVE A- NOR 226 203 22 49 11 3 6 84 27 17 42 2 4 .241 .319 .414 .172 0 0
2014 MRN Rk AZL 9 8 3 5 1 1 1 11 1 1 2 1 0 .625 .667 1.375 .750 0
2014 CLN A MID 299 261 38 76 17 3 12 135 54 26 65 1 1 .291 .376 .517 .226 1
2015 BAK A+ CAL 442 380 51 91 17 2 10 142 48 31 115 8 7 .239 .342 .374 .134 2 0
2016 BAK A+ CAL 435 368 56 83 14 1 13 138 49 48 157 7 3 .226 .338 .375 .149 3 0
2017 PMB A+ FSL 129 119 8 20 0 0 0 20 11 8 39 0 1 .168 .233 .168 .000 0 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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-08-14 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-25 2014-08-05 Minors 41 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-02-24 2013-05-01 Coll 66 0 - Elbow Stress Reaction Dates Are Estimated - -

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've been asking everyone on JaCoby Jones, but heard nothing. Seems to have plus power and run tools and the Pirates seem to think he can stick at SS. He is hitting for now, but has a bad approach. Does he have a big ceiling or just old for the level?
(Matt from Cambridge)
You've come to the right place, Matt. I'm a big Jones fan. He's a risky prospect, but his ceiling is very high. I saw a good amount of him a few summers back when he played on a star-studded Harwich team that set the Cape all time record for team homers. That squad also had Austin Wilson, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, AJ Reed, Brian Ragira and Brett Austin. Fun times. Jones's batting practice group was ridiculous every game. Here's the thing - he's a fast twitch guy. Great athlete. Runs, throws, makes outstanding defensive plays, can hit the ball a mile in batting practice. Will he hit? His approach, pitch recognition and command of the strike zone have a ways to go. Ultimately, it's hard to predict him hitting enough to be more than a role 5 type average regular, but I still think that's possible. And after you (quickly) run out of guys you're confident will be role 5+ Jones offers as much upside as basically anyone. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite sleeper Mariners prospect? Also, Bainbridge HS can add a famous alum to its list!
(Walt Coug from Everett Memorial)
I think I might Austin Wilson's biggest fan among the BP crew. He's a slow mover, but I love his work ethic.

He's not really a huge sleeper though so I'll take Dan Altavilla. Small school guy who significantly improved his curveball once he got to pro ball. Wouldn't be surprised to see him crack next season's top 10. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Austin Wilson has long been a favorite of mine. Has he caught the attention of anyone in your business, or is he just another guy?
(Geoff from Kansas City)
Wilson is a physical specimen, so he certainly catches the eye of onlookers and scouts. After my exposure to him in college and on the Cape, I have to say his early professional production has surprised me a bit. In reality, he should be able to hit Low-A pitching, and in some of the reports I received this year, there were concerns from pro scouts over how the hit tool would play; the same concerns that plagued him as an amateur. When that same noise is still bouncing around 500+ plate appearances into a the career of a college product, that's not necessarily the best sign. I'm skeptical moving forward, but given his raw physical gifts, I'll have a hard time completely writing him off. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please tell me something positive about Austin Wilson's season? #hope
(Bill from Vancouver)
He's very large still. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from Austin Wilson longterm? I know he's a little old for his league, but coming from Stanford, wouldn't he benefit from working on his swing at a lower level??
(ryan from montreal)
It would be really concerning if Wilson wasn't doing this in the Midwest League. That said, I'm a sucker for a big, physical athlete like Wilson. I'm highly skeptical that he puts it together enough to even develop into an average regular, but a guy can dream, can't he? (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hearing anything positive about Austin Wilson so far? The early numbers look good, but he's pretty old for Low-A ball. What are people's eyes seeing?
(James from Butte)
I wasn't impressed early on, but will reserve judgment until I either see him again or get an updated report. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mark. I was wondering if you could tell us anything about Austin Wilson and what people are saying about him this spring. What are the chances he's a top-100 (or better) guy by the end of the year? Thanks!
(Scott from Sacramento)
Wilson is a tough guy for me. I absolutely love the physicality and the potential of his raw tools, but I've never seen the feel for the game to project him for considerable MLB success. I'd love to be wrong because there's a lot to like physically and it could be fun to watch if it all comes together. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)3 Years from now will people think Austin Wilson is a stud prospect? Also, can you talk about the Stanford swing in more detail?
(Alex from Tampa)
No. There are a couple of three-year alternatives for Wilson, but neither is stud prospect. Either he struggles in the minors which is perfectly reasonable or he's already a big leaguer in three years. Players from advanced colleges (or anybody) isn't a stud prospect at age 24 1/2.

And some indiscretion in executing the Stanford Swing was responsible for my last breakup, so I'd rather not. (Zachary Levine)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Austin Wilson prove all his doubters wrong next year?
(Reed from Seattle)
The physical package is certainly impressive, but I have never been a big believer in it all coming together for Wilson. The swing needs a lot of work and the pitch recognition would need to follow suit as well. I think he can get to the big leagues eventually, but I don't think it is going to be as an impactful everyday player. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know Austin Wilson stock has been falling but whats his upside?
(Jim from SoCal)
Wilson is going to have to overcome the Stanford stigma, but I still believe he can be an everyday regular. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)I was disappointed to see the O's pass on Austin Wilson at 37 in favor of Josh Hart, and Devin Williams or Jon Denney at 61 in favor of Chance Sisco (who various articles have described in the last couple of years as a P, 3B and SS). Did they really make the right moves in skipping over these talents for the players picked?
(David from Virginia)
Well, Williams came off the board to the Brewers six or seven picks before Baltimore had a shot in the second round. But I understand your general point. Wilson was a likely first rounder entering the spring and missed a bunch of time due to injury. He has already turned down a few million (when drafted out of high school) so I'd imagine he is angling for 1st round money regardless of where selected.

Denney, likewise, was set to go in the first round before high level decision makers started cooling on him as a sure fit behind the dish. I could see a team on the phone with him early this morning to try and work out a deal, but we are getting close to the point where he might be better off going to Arkansas.

Sisco won't command anywhere near the money Denney and Wilson would, so Baltimore has more financial flexibility entering Day 2. Let's see how they use it. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)


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