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Draft Focus: Austin Wilson

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
Frankie Piliere        
Published: Friday, March 29, 2013

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Austin Wilson Perfect Game profile

Position:  OF
Height:  6-5
Weight:  245
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Feb. 7, 1992
College:  Stanford
Hometown:  Los Angeles, Calif.
Previously Drafted:  Cardinals '10 (12)
Projected Draft Round:  1-1S

In every draft class you usually have your “tools” players, and then you have your college players - those two things typically aren’t mentioned hand in hand. College players are usually the finished products where you know exactly what you’re getting and projecting them may not be all that exciting. But, sometimes you get the best of both worlds, the college polish and the tools. That’s exactly what Stanford’s Austin Wilson offers to scouts in this draft class. To be fair, his college career hasn’t him close to a finished product like someone like Kris Bryant or D.J. Peterson, but his tools have developed to a point where the performance is beginning to catch up with his tremendous upside.

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