|Report Date:||June 3rd, 2019|
There are some shortstops in this class who look the part far more than Wilson does, but they aren’t half the ballplayer. The NC State infielder isn’t terribly big or toolsy–but Wilson has the most important tool (Hit) regardless of his future position. He possesses a high baseball I.Q. and competitive nature that elevates his game, showing swagger on the field that endears him to scouts. With quick hands in the field and at the plate, Wilson is just a hitterish player who laces the ball all over the field. With his bat speed and feel for the barrel, I see Wilson hitting for above average power in today’s game.
The best defensive fit is 2B, but Wilson has arm, jumps and quickness enough to play anywhere in the infield. The arm strength isn’t true plus, but his transfer and quick release make it work. There are many teams whose systems will immediately push Wilson to 2B and discount him for it, but with his history of production he should still be an early pick. College bats often move up a bit on draft boards early, and given a fairly light overall class, the middle of the first round isn’t out of the question. Wherever Wilson lands, a team will be getting a fairly safe big league infielder in a year where floor is hard to come by.