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Austin Wilson RFMariners

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Birth Date2-7-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight249 lbs
Age23 years, 6 months, 22 days
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WARP Summary

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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

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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
2015 BAK A+ 103 415 .264 .256 .315 .397 .271 .298 95 1.8 11.2 -3.5 0.4 -1.9 9.2 1.0 9.2 1.0

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
2015 BAK A+ 415 44 80 13 2 8 42 31 107 7 6 .225 .333 .341 .115 .264 9.2 0.4 1.0

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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 - -

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BP Articles

Austin Wilson is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: The "Don't Give Up On Me" TeamChristopher Crawford2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWeekly Wrap: July 17, 2015Craig Goldstein2015-07-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping BeefR.J. Anderson2015-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping BeefMike Gianella2015-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Collecting Brute and Flipping BeefChristopher Crawford2015-06-04
West Coast By Us: Hats, ManJake Mintz2015-05-30
West Coast By Us: Hats, ManJordan Shusterman2015-05-30
West Coast By Us: We Were Told Not To Come HereJordan Shusterman2015-05-26
West Coast By Us: We Were Told Not To Come HereJake Mintz2015-05-26
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: May 4, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-05-04
The Lineup Card: Eight Breakout Candidates for 2015Baseball Prospectus2015-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: California LeagueMark Anderson2015-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessGoing Yard: Spring Training Series: Part TwoRyan Parker2015-03-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 and BeyondBen Carsley2015-02-11
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL WestDavid Rawnsley2015-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL WestPatrick Ebert2015-02-10
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-30
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Seattle Mariners Top 10 ProspectsJordan Gorosh2015-01-30
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
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've been asking everyone on JaCoby Jones, but heard nothing. Seems to have plus power and run tools and the Pirates seem to think he can stick at SS. He is hitting for now, but has a bad approach. Does he have a big ceiling or just old for the level?
(Matt from Cambridge)
You've come to the right place, Matt. I'm a big Jones fan. He's a risky prospect, but his ceiling is very high. I saw a good amount of him a few summers back when he played on a star-studded Harwich team that set the Cape all time record for team homers. That squad also had Austin Wilson, Eric Jagielo, Phil Ervin, AJ Reed, Brian Ragira and Brett Austin. Fun times. Jones's batting practice group was ridiculous every game. Here's the thing - he's a fast twitch guy. Great athlete. Runs, throws, makes outstanding defensive plays, can hit the ball a mile in batting practice. Will he hit? His approach, pitch recognition and command of the strike zone have a ways to go. Ultimately, it's hard to predict him hitting enough to be more than a role 5 type average regular, but I still think that's possible. And after you (quickly) run out of guys you're confident will be role 5+ Jones offers as much upside as basically anyone. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who is your favorite sleeper Mariners prospect? Also, Bainbridge HS can add a famous alum to its list!
(Walt Coug from Everett Memorial)
I think I might Austin Wilson's biggest fan among the BP crew. He's a slow mover, but I love his work ethic.

He's not really a huge sleeper though so I'll take Dan Altavilla. Small school guy who significantly improved his curveball once he got to pro ball. Wouldn't be surprised to see him crack next season's top 10. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Austin Wilson has long been a favorite of mine. Has he caught the attention of anyone in your business, or is he just another guy?
(Geoff from Kansas City)
Wilson is a physical specimen, so he certainly catches the eye of onlookers and scouts. After my exposure to him in college and on the Cape, I have to say his early professional production has surprised me a bit. In reality, he should be able to hit Low-A pitching, and in some of the reports I received this year, there were concerns from pro scouts over how the hit tool would play; the same concerns that plagued him as an amateur. When that same noise is still bouncing around 500+ plate appearances into a the career of a college product, that's not necessarily the best sign. I'm skeptical moving forward, but given his raw physical gifts, I'll have a hard time completely writing him off. (Mark Anderson)
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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