Marcus Wilson

Position: CF
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Portland Sea Dogs
League: Eastern League
Born: 08/15/1996 (Age: 27)
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 175
B/T: Right / Right
Acquired: 2nd Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (ARI); Traded to BOS 4/19/2019

Prospect Spotlight

Wilson was an extra-raw prospect as an amateur, so Arizona knew he would be on a longer development path when they selected him with the 69th overall pick in 2014. It has been just that, as Wilson just cracked Double-A this season. The athletic outfielder struggled to a .235/.309/.369 line in the hitter-friendly California League in 2018, carrying a strikeout rate close to 30-percent. Boston acquired him in a trade with Arizona after having DFA’d former top catching prospect Blake Swihart.

Wilson looks the part of a big league outfielder, his quick-twitch 6-foot-3 frame projecting to grow into more strength while maintaining plus speed. He covers good ground in CF and grades as an above-average defensive outfielder. There’s interesting power projection too, as Wilson shows pull loft that hints more game power could be on the come with strength gains. He profiles as a toolsy role player, with the chance to be more than that if his hit tool can ever get close to average.