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Austin Wilson

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Austin Wilson
Name: Austin H. Wilson
Born: Feb 7, 1992 in Los Angeles, Calif. USA
High School: Harvard-Westlake HS, Los Angeles
College: Stanford
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 250 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Seattle Mariners in 2013 (signed for $1,700,000)
Wilson was one of the top high school prospects in the 2010 draft out of Harvard-Westlake High in Studio City, Calif., but a Stanford commitment drove him down to the Cardinals in the 12th round. He didn't sign, and three years later still is more about potential than performance. Few players in this year's class can match Wilson's tools. He's a chiseled specimen at 6-foot-5 and 245 pounds, a prototype right fielder and a solid-average runner who could play center field in a pinch. He gets great jumps on the ball and takes instinctive routes. With his cannon arm, he'll be an above-average defender, but he still needs to prove himself with the bat. He has plenty of bat speed and strength, but has a lot of moving parts to his swing and struggles with pitch recognition. He has racked up big strikeout numbers in college, so scouts wonder if he'll be able to tap into his above-average power. Wilson is even more of a wild card because he missed a chunk of the season with a mild stress reaction in his right elbow.
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