Biographical

Portrait of Austin Wilson

Austin Wilson RFMariners

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 22)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .200 4 19 23 0 .206 -1.1
Birth Date2-7-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight249 lbs
Age22 years, 8 months, 17 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
2013
-1.12014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2013 EVE A- 56 226 .297 .242 .320 .335 .264 .277 104 8.1 5.8 -2.2 -1.9 -0.3 12.4 1.2 12.4 1.2
2014 CLN A 72 299 .321 .254 .322 .375 .264 .346 94 19.5 8.5 -3.4 1.4 1.0 24.6 2.7 24.6 2.7
2014 MRN Rk 3 9 .661 .288 .346 .454 .282 .800 96 4 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.3 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 EVE A- 226 22 49 11 3 6 27 17 42 2 4 .241 .319 .414 .172 .297 12.4 -1.9 1.2
2014 CLN A 299 38 76 17 3 12 54 26 65 1 1 .291 .376 .517 .226 .321 24.6 1.4 2.7
2014 MRN Rk 9 3 5 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 .625 .667 1.375 .750 .661 4.5 0.0 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-14 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-25 2014-08-05 Minors 41 0 - Not Disclosed -
2013-02-24 2013-05-01 Coll 66 0 - Elbow Stress Reaction Dates Are Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

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Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 534 53 126 23 2 11 55 32 130 2 2 .257 .305 .381 .260 8.0 RF -4, CF 0 0.4
80o 505 47 111 20 2 10 49 28 127 2 1 .237 .283 .351 .241 -1.4 RF -4, CF 0 -0.6
70o 484 43 100 18 2 9 45 25 124 2 1 .223 .268 .331 .228 -7.5 RF -4, CF 0 -1.2
60o 467 39 91 17 1 8 41 23 122 1 1 .211 .254 .313 .216 -12.3 RF -4, CF 0 -1.7
50o 450 36 83 15 1 7 38 21 120 1 1 .200 .242 .296 .206 -16.5 RF -3, CF 0 -2.2
40o 433 33 77 14 1 7 35 20 117 1 1 .189 .229 .280 .195 -20.3 RF -3, CF 0 -2.6
30o 416 30 69 13 1 6 33 18 114 1 1 .178 .216 .263 .183 -24.0 RF -3, CF 0 -3.0
20o 395 27 61 11 1 5 29 16 111 1 1 .164 .200 .243 .170 -27.8 RF -3, CF 0 -3.4
10o 366 22 50 9 1 4 25 13 106 1 1 .146 .178 .215 .152 -32.3 RF -3, CF 0 -3.8
Weighted Mean46038881618402312111.207.249.307.212-13.9RF -4, CF 0-1.9

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20152325023468142111641.199.242.294.201-2.6-22.1-0.6-1.614.9-34.8-2.0
20162425025488152314621.207.256.316.213-1.8-14.9-0.5-1.714.9-27.7-2.0
20172525024499152312621.210.255.321.214-1.8-14.9-0.5-1.714.9-27.6-2.0
201826573571101921254301432.210.256.324.215-2.4-17.3-1.2-4.114.9-26.9-4.6
201927632621212121359341552.208.256.318.213-2.6-19.2-1.4-4.714.9-28.0-5.1
202028622631222121359361492.214.265.326.220-2.2-15.3-1.4-4.814.9-24.1-5.0
202129613631212121459361471.213.266.330.221-2.2-14.9-1.4-4.914.9-23.5-4.9
202230639661262121563371491.215.267.335.223-2.0-13.7-1.5-5.314.9-21.8-5.1
202331634641212121360371530.209.261.320.216-2.5-18.3-1.5-5.514.9-26.3-5.1

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.7out of baseball3.64.22.61.213.8

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Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 96 Alex Hassan 2010 .000 DNP
2 93 Moises Sierra 2011 .000 DNP
3 92 Bobby Crocker 2012 .000 DNP
4 92 Kellen Kulbacki 2008 .000 DNP
5 92 Yeison Asencio 2012 .000 DNP
6 92 Jeremy Barfield 2011 .000 DNP
7 91 Brennan Boesch 2007 .000 DNP
8 91 Miguel Velazquez 2010 .000 DNP
9 91 Carlos Moncrief 2011 .000 DNP
10 91 Jose Martinez 2011 .000 DNP
11 91 Abraham Almonte 2011 .000 DNP
12 91 Scott Van Slyke 2009 .000 DNP
13 90 Concepcion Rodriguez 2009 .000 DNP
14 90 Joshua Richmond 2011 .000 DNP
15 90 David Rohm 2012 .000 DNP
16 90 Jamar Walton 2008 .000 DNP
17 90 Denis Phipps 2008 .000 DNP
18 90 Matt Joyce 2007 .000 DNP
19 89 Brian Rike 2008 .000 DNP
20 89 Bryson Myles 2012 .000 DNP
21 89 Shaun Cumberland 2007 .000 DNP
22 89 Lorenzo Cain 2008 .000 DNP
23 89 Mitch Dening 2011 .000 DNP
24 89 J.R. Higley 2010 .000 DNP
25 88 Matthew Spencer 2008 .000 DNP
26 88 Rymer Liriano 2013 .000 DNP
27 88 Salvador Sanchez 2008 .000 DNP
28 87 Daniel Pertusati 2012 .000 DNP
29 87 Eudy Pina 2013 .000 DNP
30 87 Luis Sumoza 2011 .000 DNP
31 87 Jon Mark Owings 2007 .000 DNP
32 87 Luis Soto 2008 .000 DNP
33 87 Joe Dickerson 2009 .000 DNP
34 87 Rafael Fernandez 2011 .000 DNP
35 87 Max Walla 2013 .000 DNP
36 86 Mike Kvasnicka 2011 .000 DNP
37 86 Bryan Petersen 2008 .000 DNP
38 86 Ernesto Manzanillo 2011 .000 DNP
39 86 Ronnie Welty 2010 .000 DNP
40 86 Destin Hood 2012 .000 DNP
41 86 Brandon Short 2011 .000 DNP
42 86 Tim Kennelly 2009 .000 DNP
43 86 Cirilo Cumberbatch 2009 .000 DNP
44 86 Matthew Sulentic 2010 .000 DNP
45 86 Nick Van Stratten 2007 .000 DNP
46 86 D'Arby Myers 2011 .000 DNP
47 85 K.C. Herren 2008 .000 DNP
48 85 Guillermo Pimentel 2012 .000 DNP
49 85 Geulin Beltre 2013 .000 DNP
50 85 Michael Taylor 2008 .000 DNP
51 85 Daniel Ortiz 2012 .000 DNP
52 85 John Drennen 2009 .000 DNP
53 85 Leonardo Reyes 2011 .000 DNP
54 85 Bryce Brentz 2011 .000 DNP
55 85 Christian Marrero 2009 .000 DNP
56 84 Kyle Jensen 2010 .000 DNP
57 84 Josh Whitaker 2011 .000 DNP
58 84 James Jones 2011 .000 DNP
59 84 Rene Tosoni 2009 .000 DNP
60 84 Edgardo Baez 2008 .000 DNP
61 84 Dan Brewer 2010 .000 DNP
62 84 Markus Brisker 2013 .000 DNP
63 84 Aaron Altherr 2013 .000 DNP
64 84 Chris Heisey 2007 .000 DNP
65 84 Chris Lubanski 2007 .000 DNP
66 84 Marvin Lowrance 2007 .000 DNP
67 83 Michael Taylor 2013 .000 DNP
68 83 Maiko Loyola 2008 .000 DNP
69 83 JaDamion Williams 2013 .000 DNP
70 83 Mike Baxter 2007 .000 DNP
71 83 Zoilo Almonte 2011 .000 DNP
72 83 Corey Dickerson 2011 .000 DNP
73 83 Kyler Burke 2010 .000 DNP
74 83 Cyle Hankerd 2007 .000 DNP
75 83 Carlo Testa 2009 .000 DNP
76 83 Scott Schebler 2013 .000 DNP
77 83 Lance Ray 2012 .000 DNP
78 83 Taylor Grote 2011 .000 DNP
79 83 Carlos Ramirez 2013 .000 DNP
80 83 Darrell Ceciliani 2012 .000 DNP
81 83 Daniel Dorn 2007 .000 DNP
82 83 Tom Belza 2012 .000 DNP
83 83 Kuo Hui Lo 2008 .000 DNP
84 83 Ryde Rodriguez 2010 .000 DNP
85 83 Brandon Meredith 2012 .000 DNP
86 83 Ryan LaMarre 2011 .000 DNP
87 83 Emilio King 2012 .000 DNP
88 83 Reid Engel 2009 .000 DNP
89 83 Jim Gallagher 2008 .000 DNP
90 82 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2010 .000 DNP
91 82 John Matulia 2009 .000 DNP
92 82 Tim Wheeler 2010 .000 DNP
93 82 Dusty Robinson 2012 .000 DNP
94 82 Angelo Songco 2011 .000 DNP
95 82 Michael Swinson 2012 .000 DNP
96 82 Evan Bigley 2009 .000 DNP
97 82 Zach Collier 2013 .000 DNP
98 82 Colin Curtis 2007 .000 DNP
99 82 David Kandilas 2013 .000 DNP
100 82 A.J. Pollock 2010 .000 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 30Jeff Moore2014-05-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Recovering ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-04-17
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 8-10Bret Sayre2014-02-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Top 50 2013 Signees for Dynasty DraftsBret Sayre2014-01-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Second Round SelectionsZach Mortimer2013-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-25
BP Unfiltered: 2013 MLB Draft: Scouting Video IndexNick J. Faleris2013-06-06
Perfect Game Presents: MLB Mock DraftPatrick Ebert2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 1-25Allan Simpson2013-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: MLB Draft Prospect Reports 51-100Allan Simpson2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: Corner Outfielders to KnowNick J. Faleris2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPunk Hits: Eyes on the PrizeIan Miller2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Updated 2013 Top 100 Draft RankingsAllan Simpson2013-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's College Top 25: Analyzing the 2013 Top NCAA TeamsKendall Rogers2013-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Top 100 Draft Prospects: The Top Talent for the 2013 Rule 4 DraftAllan Simpson2013-01-30
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game's Preseason College All-Americans: Preseason Picks for NCAA's BestKendall Rogers2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessPerfect Game Presents: Scouting the Cape Cod League's Top 100 ProspectsAllan Simpson2012-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessScouting the Draft: College OutfieldersNick J. Faleris2012-11-15


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you please tell me something positive about Austin Wilson's season? #hope
(Bill from Vancouver)
He's very large still. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can we expect from Austin Wilson longterm? I know he's a little old for his league, but coming from Stanford, wouldn't he benefit from working on his swing at a lower level??
(ryan from montreal)
It would be really concerning if Wilson wasn't doing this in the Midwest League. That said, I'm a sucker for a big, physical athlete like Wilson. I'm highly skeptical that he puts it together enough to even develop into an average regular, but a guy can dream, can't he? (Mark Anderson)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hearing anything positive about Austin Wilson so far? The early numbers look good, but he's pretty old for Low-A ball. What are people's eyes seeing?
(James from Butte)
I wasn't impressed early on, but will reserve judgment until I either see him again or get an updated report. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mark. I was wondering if you could tell us anything about Austin Wilson and what people are saying about him this spring. What are the chances he's a top-100 (or better) guy by the end of the year? Thanks!
(Scott from Sacramento)
Wilson is a tough guy for me. I absolutely love the physicality and the potential of his raw tools, but I've never seen the feel for the game to project him for considerable MLB success. I'd love to be wrong because there's a lot to like physically and it could be fun to watch if it all comes together. (Mark Anderson)
2013-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)3 Years from now will people think Austin Wilson is a stud prospect? Also, can you talk about the Stanford swing in more detail?
(Alex from Tampa)
No. There are a couple of three-year alternatives for Wilson, but neither is stud prospect. Either he struggles in the minors which is perfectly reasonable or he's already a big leaguer in three years. Players from advanced colleges (or anybody) isn't a stud prospect at age 24 1/2.

And some indiscretion in executing the Stanford Swing was responsible for my last breakup, so I'd rather not. (Zachary Levine)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Austin Wilson prove all his doubters wrong next year?
(Reed from Seattle)
The physical package is certainly impressive, but I have never been a big believer in it all coming together for Wilson. The swing needs a lot of work and the pitch recognition would need to follow suit as well. I think he can get to the big leagues eventually, but I don't think it is going to be as an impactful everyday player. (Mark Anderson)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I know Austin Wilson stock has been falling but whats his upside?
(Jim from SoCal)
Wilson is going to have to overcome the Stanford stigma, but I still believe he can be an everyday regular. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)I was disappointed to see the O's pass on Austin Wilson at 37 in favor of Josh Hart, and Devin Williams or Jon Denney at 61 in favor of Chance Sisco (who various articles have described in the last couple of years as a P, 3B and SS). Did they really make the right moves in skipping over these talents for the players picked?
(David from Virginia)
Well, Williams came off the board to the Brewers six or seven picks before Baltimore had a shot in the second round. But I understand your general point. Wilson was a likely first rounder entering the spring and missed a bunch of time due to injury. He has already turned down a few million (when drafted out of high school) so I'd imagine he is angling for 1st round money regardless of where selected.

Denney, likewise, was set to go in the first round before high level decision makers started cooling on him as a sure fit behind the dish. I could see a team on the phone with him early this morning to try and work out a deal, but we are getting close to the point where he might be better off going to Arkansas.

Sisco won't command anywhere near the money Denney and Wilson would, so Baltimore has more financial flexibility entering Day 2. Let's see how they use it. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)


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