• Full name Paul David Wilson
  • Born 12/11/2004 in Oregon City, OR
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 197 / Bats: R / Throws: L
  • School Lakeridge HS, Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (76th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2023 (signed for $1,697,500).
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    School: Lakeridge HS, Lake Oswego, Oregon Source: HS

    Commit/Drafted: Oregon State
    Age At Draft: 18.6
    BA Grade:55/Extreme
    Tools:Fastball: 60. Slider: 60. Curveball: 50. Changeup: 45. Control: 45.

    Wilson is the son of eight-year big leaguer Trevor Wilson. The younger Wilson, like his father, is an Oregon State commit who has plenty of arm talent from the left side. A 6-foot-3, 180-pound southpaw, Wilson throws with a compact arm stroke and varies between a three-quarter and high, three-quarter slot. He’s consistently shown impressive velocity, and was up to 95 mph last summer, though he has improved his strike-throwing while also adding more power this spring to push him up draft boards. He has been up to 97 mph this spring with Lakeridge High, and has consistently pitched in the low 90s. He throws two different breaking balls. The first is a low-80s slider that has plus potential, and the second is an upper-70s curveball that looks like an average offering. He has also worked in a fringe-average, 80 mph changeup that gives him a viable four-pitch mix. Scouts praise the physicality and athleticism that Wilson has, and while he has made strides with his control, he’ll need to continue working on that area of his game. At times he’ll get out of sync with his delivery and a wandering arm slot doesn’t help with consistency or control, but scouts are optimistic that he’ll be able to make the necessary adjustments at the next level. Despite some reliever risk, Wilson is viewed as a top-two round talent.

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  • LHP Paul Wilson assigned to FCL Tigers.
  • Detroit Tigers signed LHP Paul Wilson.

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