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Josh Wilson

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Josh Wilson
Name: Joshua Aaron Wilson
Born: Mar 26, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pa. USA
High School: Mount Lebanon HS, Pittsburgh
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 175 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 3rd round (86th overall) by the Florida Marlins in 1999 (signed for $450,000)
Team USA took some of the nation's top high school prospects to Venezuela in April to secure a berth for the U.S. in this summer's World Junior Championships. Scouts said the best of the bunch was SS Josh Wilson, who has become an almost certain first-round pick. He compares favorably to Adam Everett and Josh McKinley, shortstops who went in the first round a year ago. To go a step further, his slight build and loose, athletic actions remind scouts of a young Nomar Garciaparra. Wilson, the son of Duquesne coach Mike Wilson, is a polished high school player in every phase of the game. He has a natural rhythm in all his actions at shortstop, with good hands, arm and lateral quickness. He has a knack for getting the sweet spot of the bat on almost every pitch and has surprising bat speed for his size. His only drawback may be a lack of stength. Physically and emotionally, however, he's as ready to take the plunge into pro ball as any high school player.
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