Saturday, October 13, 2012

2013 Draft Profile Austin Wilson

First Look Austin Wilson
OF- Stanford
6'5"     250 Lbs
Bats: Right    Throws: Right

Austin Wilson is simply a beast. At 250 Lbs. he a monstrous athlete with upside that can make scouts drool. Wilson was a first-round talent out of Harvard Westlake HS in the 2009 draft, but he slipped to the 9th round because of sign-ability issues. Wilson wound up on campus the following season and has been a key contributor to Stanford baseball since his arrival. His sophomore campaign was good, but not spectacular, as he posted a .285/.389/.493 slash line. He also connected for 10 homers in just over 200 at bats. However, if he is ever able to tap into his raw power, which is at least a 70 on the 20-80 scale, expect him to hit a lot more than that. Wilson projects best in right field. He possesses a rocket for an arm, that also grades out as a plus-plus tool. While Wilson does not have blazing speed, he is quick for his size and moves well once he is under way. At this point, his greatest challenge will be to learn how to be a hitter oppose to just an athlete. At the dish, he needs to improve his plate discipline and cut down on his strikeout rate. Wilson could make a run at being  a top 5 pick this June.

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