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Charlie Tilson

#22 | OF
Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
Charlie Tilson
Name: Charles Everett Tilson
Born: Dec 2, 1992 in Wilmette, Ill. USA
High School: New Trier HS, Winnetka, Ill.
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2018106.264.331.2920
Career108.269.333.2960
Drafted in the 2nd round (79th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 (signed for $1,275,000)
Though Tilson was the best player on New Trier's 2009 Illinois 4-A championship team as a sophomore, he didn't burst onto the prospect scene until the Area Code Games the following summer. Tilson led all players with seven stolen bases in three games, hit the wood-bat event's lone home run and finished fourth in the SPARQ athletic testing. He hasn't quite shown the same tools this spring, however, and fits more in the second or third round. The Area Code homer was an aberration, as the 6-foot, 175-pounder has average bat speed and a line-drive swing. Power isn't his game, as he's a lefty hitter who fits at the top of the lineup. His game is to make contact and get on base. His speed rates a 65 on the 20-80 scouting scale, and he'll be more dangerous once he improves his jumps. He runs down balls in center field and shows a slightly above-average arm. His instincts and makeup help enhance his tools. Area scouts who have more history with Tilson don't rate him as highly as scouting directors and crosscheckers who saw him at the Area Code Games. An Illinois recruit, he draws comparisons to former Illini speedster Kyle Hudson, a standout athlete who was a fourth-round pick of the Orioles in 2008. Hudson is quicker, but Tilson is a better hitter and has more polish at the same stage of their careers. He's a top student and could be a tough sign.
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