• Full name Ethan Brent Wilson
  • Born 11/07/1999 in Andalusia, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School South Alabama
  • Drafted in the 2nd round (49th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2021 (signed for $1,507,600).
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    South Alabama has done a solid job turning unheralded high school recruits into top-of-the-draft talents in recent years, with Travis Swaggerty selected 10th in the 2018 draft and Wilson poised to sneak into the first round this year. Teams weren’t on Wilson heavily out of Andalusia (Ala.) High, but they took note when he hit .345/.453/.686 with 17 home runs and made the freshman All-America first team in 2019. Wilson had a bit of a slow start to the 2021 season and has dealt with an ankle injury that has hampered him. He didn’t homer until his 14th game of the season and through his first 13 games was hitting just over .200. However, his second half was impressive, and he managed a .319/.430/.550 line with eight homers and more walks (33) than strikeouts (20). As evidenced by those walk and strikeout numbers, Wilson controls the zone well and also has a solid all-fields approach, with the power to drive pitches on the outer half over the fence to the left-center gap. Some scouts think his swing is a bit too stiff to truly be a plus hitter, but he does have plus raw power. Those offensive tools are the carrying tools for Wilson, who profiles as a left fielder thanks to limited arm strength and below-average running ability—though he did steal nine bags in 13 attempts this spring. Wilson is in a bit of a tough position with that profile, as he didn’t have a chance last summer to play in the Cape Cod League or with Team USA, where he could have proven his bat in an environment that would give teams more confidence in their projections. Teams that bake track records heavily into their draft models could be more hesitant to take Wilson, but in a draft class light on college bats, he stands out for his hitting ability, power potential and on-base skills.

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  • OF Ethan Wilson assigned to Reading Fightin Phils from FCL Phillies.
  • OF Ethan Wilson assigned to FCL Phillies.
  • OF Ethan Wilson assigned to Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Reading Fightin Phils activated OF Ethan Wilson from the 7-day injured list.
  • Reading Fightin Phils placed OF Ethan Wilson on the 7-day injured list retroactive to April 14, 2023.
  • OF Ethan Wilson and assigned to Philadelphia Phillies.

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