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Peyton Wilson

#7 | 2B | RoyalsKC
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Peyton Wilson
Name: Peyton Thomas Wilson
Born: Nov 1, 1999 in Birmingham, AL
High School: Hoover HS
College: Alabama
Ht.: 5'9" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 2nd round (66th overall) by the Kansas City Royals in 2021 (signed for $1,000,800)
Wilson is part of an athletic family with strong ties to the Alabama program. Both his brothers played for the Crimson Tide—his brother John Parker played quarterback, while his brother Ross played baseball and was drafted by the White Sox in 2010. His brother-in-law, Will Lowery, also played football at Alabama. Wilson has a chance to be the second straight Alabama player drafted among the top three rounds, following Tyler Gentry in 2020. Wilson is a twitchy athlete, with at least plus running ability and plenty of defensive versatility. Those tools became even more exciting after a solid offensive season when he hit .290/.353/.460 with nine home runs, 13 doubles and 10 stolen bases through 58 games. Wilson has explosive hands that should allow him to be an average hitter from both sides and will also give him a chance to play either middle infield position, with the arm strength for shortstop or third base. He’s played center field and has caught for Alabama as well, and could become a super-utility type player who brings speed and average raw power to the table. A big league team could also let him try to settle in as an everyday player at a premium position like shortstop or catcher. While Wilson struck out at a modest rate (14%) this spring, he did show a tendency to expand the zone, particularly against breaking balls and offspeed offerings in the lower part of the zone.
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