Marcus Wilson Portland Sea Dogs Outfield

       
 
Age: 23
Born: August 15, 1996
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Height: 6-3
Weight: 175
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 2nd round, 2014 by ARI
How Acquired: Acquired from Arizona for Blake Swihart and international bonus pool money (April 2019)
College: (Arizona State commit)
High School: Junipero Serra (CA)

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Pronunciation: -
First Pro Contract: June 15, 2014 (ARI)
Signing Scout: Hal Kurtzman
Signing Bonus: $1,000,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2019
MLFA Eligible: November 2020
   
Pro Debut: July 15, 2014 (AZL D-Backs)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: -
Service Time (1/19): 0 days
Options Remaining: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
   
Twitter: @MW12
Instagram: @MW12

 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, projectable frame. Excellent athlete, was also a standout football player in high school. Still has some remaining physical projection and room to add power.

Hit: Wide, balanced stance with a leg lift. Strikes out at high clips, but shows semblance of plate discipline. Hit tool is a major question mark. Will always have swing and miss in his game. Can struggle with advanced off-speed stuff. Solid plate discipline. 

Power: Swing has some loft, will show above-average raw power. Present in-game power is fringe-average and there are questions about how much his power will play due to his questionable hit tool.

Run: Plus speed and range.

Field: Above-average defensive center fielder. Should stick in center field, although could move to a corrner if he fills out. Solid overall instincts.
  Arm: Solid-average arm.

Career Notes:
Considered a potential five-tool prospect out of high school. The Diamondbacks signed him out of a commitment to Arizona State. Put together a fine year in 2017, vaulting his prospect status. Struggled as he started to face more advanced pitching in 2018. Boston acquired him from Arizona for Blake Swihart early in 2019.

Summation: Currently profiles as a fringe bench player, possibly a 4th/5th outfielder at the major league level, but could develop into more with continued hit tool development. Will take time to develop into his tools. 

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    Hitting Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2014 AZL D-Backs AZL Rk Ari 17 39 131 15 27 2 2 1 22 36 16 40 4 2 0.206 0.297 0.275 0.572
  2015 Missoula Pio Rk Ari 18 57 213 42 55 12 1 1 22 72 33 61 7 4 0.258 0.357 0.338 0.695
  2016 Hillsboro Nwst A- Ari 19 43 136 24 34 5 2 0 15 43 38 40 18 3 0.250 0.416 0.316 0.732
  2016 Kane County Midw A Ari 20 26 99 11 25 8 1 1 5 38 13 32 7 2 0.253 0.357 0.384 0.741
  2017 Kane County Midw A Ari 20 103 383 56 113 21 5 9 54 171 55 90 15 7 0.295 0.383 0.446 0.829
  2018 Visalia Cal A+ Ari 21 111 447 60 105 26 2 10 48 165 44 141 16 6 0.235 0.309 0.369 0.678
  2019 Jackson Sou AA Ari 22 12 34 4 8 2 1 2 7 18 5 13 3 1 0.235 0.333 0.429 0.862
   
     
    2019 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age g ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi tb bb so sb cs avg obp slg ops
2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 22     stats                            
2019 Portland East AA Bos 22     stats                            
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  idwest League Player of the Week (April 16, 2017)
Midwest Legaue All-Star (2017)
Midwest League Post-Season All-Star (2017)
Carolina League Player of the Week (June 17-23, 2019)
Carolina League Player of the Month (June 2019)
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 17-23, 2019)  
   

   
     
     
     
 
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