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North Carolina Draft Blog - 2019


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

Throughout the 2019 MLB Draft, we will be following to see who is taken with a North Carolina connection.  As we update the blog daily, we will provide some news, notes, and background on players taken in the Draft.  It is an exciting time for a lot of players as they wait to hear their name called.

 

North Carolina Draft Blog - 2019

 

 

Round 1, Pick 15  Los Angeles Angels

 

Will Wilson SS / Kings Mountain , NC / 2016

  • Highly valued prospect out of Kings Mountain HS, choose NC State
  • Member of the Team USA College National Team in 2018
  • Below is an excerpt from his Draft Report filed by PBR's Director of College Scouting, Dave Seifert:

"2/17/19: Strong, athletic middle infielder with above average-to-plus raw power. Aggressive hitter. Takes a big swing and doesn't get cheated. Good balance, swing, load and weight transfer. Rotates to the ball very well. Plus bat speed with good strength in hands/forearms. Solid actions on the dirt, but overall was a tough look on defense with cold temperatures and rain. Showed a plus and accurate arm on a relay throw from short left-center field to the plate. His below average running speed and fringy range at shortstop may necessitate a move to the keystone in pro ball where he profiles very nicely as an everyday offensive second baseman with solid defense. Likely 1st round pick this June.

Full Draft Report and Grades: SEE HERE (Draft Reports tab)


 

 

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