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Austin Wilson | Outfielder

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cardinals selected OF Austin Wilson from the Mariners in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft.
The former second-round pick out of Stanford batted just .226/.338/.375 with 13 home runs and seven stolen bases in 104 games this past season at High-A Bakersfield. Wilson will try to revitalize his prospect stock in the Cardinals organization, though he's already 24 years old and will turn 25 in February. Dec 8 - 11:00 AM

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Mariners OF prospect Austin Wilson notched a career-high six hits in Saturday's win for High-A Bakersfield.

He drove in four of Bakersfield's 19 runs on Saturday. The 23-year-old has hit .368 during his 10-game hitting streak and is now batting .292 in 48 games since the All-Star break. In the first half, he hit just .191 with an embarrassing .299 slugging percentage. The Mariners have to be pleased with Wilson's rapid improvement.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:07:00 PM

Mariners prospect OF Austin Wilson went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run on Monday for High-A Bakersfield.

The dinger was just the second of the season for Wilson, who’s batting just .202/.311/.281 with 26 strikeouts through 26 games. The 23-year-old outfielder’s slow start is disappointing, as he’s coming off a breakout 2014 campaign in which he posted an .893 OPS with 32 extra-base hits (12 home runs) and 54 RBI in 72 games at Low-A Clinton. There is concern about how Wilson’s approach and lengthy swing will translate against Double-A pitching, but few expected him to struggle like he has at the High-A level, let alone in the hitter-friendly California League.
Tue, May 19, 2015 01:10:00 PM

Mariners outfield prospect Austin Wilson hit a home run and a double as part of a 2-for-5 night for Low-A Clinton.

Wilson knocked in six runs as part of the 16-13 slug fest, and sits at .309/.382/.495 with seven doubles, one triple, and three home runs for the season. He has the potential to be a force in the middle of the order, but he is surprisingly raw given the fact that he spent three years in college. He is a future corner outfielder, so he will have to hit in order to reach the major leagues.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:54:00 AM

Mariners prospect OF Austin Wilson hit his first home run of the season on Thursday for Low-A Clinton.

The 22-year-old was also 3-for-4 with two runs and a walk. The No. 49 overall selection in the 2013 draft, Wilson spent his professional debut last summer at Short-Season Everett, where he batted .241/.319/.414 with 11 doubles, six home runs and a 42/17 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 56 games. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound outfielder is an impressive talent and loaded with upside, but he's also very raw for a player of his age and college background.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 05:46:00 PM

Mariners and second-rounder Austin Wilson reached an agreement on a $1.7 million bonus on June 21.

Wilson is receiving $590,000 more than the recommended slot value for the No. 49 overall selection. The 6-foot-5, 245-pound outfielder suffered a stress reaction in his right elbow during Stanford's opening series against Rice that limited him to only 31 games this spring. Overall, the junior batted .288/.387/.475 while trimming his once-concerning strikeout rate.
Mon, Jun 24, 2013 05:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Carson Kelly
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Matt Adams
3Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
3Breyvic Valera
4Eliezer Alvarez
SS1Aledmys Diaz
2Edmundo Sosa
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Randal Grichuk
2Jose Martinez
3Todd Cunningham
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Tommy Pham
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Alex Reyes
6Michael Wacha
7Luke Weaver
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Matt Bowman
5Tyler Lyons
6Jonathan Broxton
7Miguel Socolovich
8Sam Tuivailala
9Mike Mayers
10John Gant
11Rowan Wick
12Zach Duke
13Zach Phillips