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D.J. Wilson

#4 | OF | CubsCHC
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D.J. Wilson
Name: Darryl James Wilson
Born: Oct 8, 1996 in Canton, Ohio USA
High School: Canton (Ohio) South HS
Ht.: 5'8" / Wt.: 177 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (113th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2015 (signed for $1,300,000)
Wilson is a favorite of many evaluators who have seen him bring his aggressive, dirt-on-the-uniform approach to the field every day. He's undersized (5-foot-9, 170 pounds) but Wilson projects as an above-average center fielder. He's an above-average runner (6.6 in the 60-yard dash) whose speed makes an impact on the basepaths and in the field. And unlike most shorter speed merchants, he has some strength to his swing. He shows excellent bat speed, solid contact skills and has some ability to drive the ball. Wilson is committed to attend Vanderbilt, and players his size are often asked to prove it at the college level before teams are willing to cut a sizable check. But his tools and frame draw comparisons to Adam Eaton and Wilson's decision to use wood bats all spring helped scouts in their evaluations.
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