• Full name Joshua Aaron Wilson
  • Born 03/26/1981 in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Mount Lebanon
  • Debut 09/07/2005
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (86th overall) by the Miami Marlins in 1999 (signed for $450,000).
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    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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  • Rated Best Defensive SS in the Southern League in 2004

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