Marcus Wilson   Outfield

       
 
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
   
Pro Debut: July 15, 2014 (AZL D-Backs)
MLB Debut: -
   
Twitter: @MW12
Instagram: @MW12


Claimed off waivers by Seattle (Aug. 2021)
 
 
 
 
 
     
  Scouting Report & Links      
         
  Physical Description: Tall, sturdy frame. Average athlete. Athleticism has decreased as he has physically matured.

Hit: Starts square in a slight crouch. Leg kick timing device. Below-average bat speed, struggles with velocity. Swing has some length. Hit tool is a major question mark. Will always have swing-and-miss in his game. Can struggle to recognize breaking balls. Knows the strike zone and is willing to work the count and take a walk. Well below-average potential hit tool.

Power: Above-average raw power. Swing has loft and is on an uphill plane. How much his power will play in-game will be determined by how much contact he makes. Potential fringe-average game power.

Run: Average speed. Good instincts on the bases.

Field: Potential solid-average right fielder. Decreased athleticism makes him a better fit in a corner, but could play center in a pinch. Good instincts in the outfield. Average range.

Arm: Above-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 upward. Struggled as he started to face more advanced pitching in 2018. Boston acquired him from Arizona for Blake Swihart early in 2019. Struggled initially in Portland (.161/.307/.226, 44% K rate in 19 games), but fixed some issues with his swing along with hitting coach Lance Zawadzki after a demotion to Salem and hit better the rest of the season. Was added to the 40-man roster in November 2019. Played at the Alternate Training Site for the final three weeks of the 2020 season. Opened 2021 season at the Alternate Training Site. Despite solid statistical season in Worcester, was designated for assignment following the trade deadline in 2021 and was claimed by Seattle.

Summation: Projects as a solid organizational outfielder. Ceiling of an up-and-down bench outfielder. Lack of hit tool limits upside. Other tools all grade out around average, but has far too much swing-and-miss in his game. Elite makeup and work ethic. Leaves it all on the field and is a very vocal and supportive teammate.

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State of the System: Outfielders (5.13.20)
 
   
     
    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 0.519 0.862
  2019 Salem Car A+ Bos 22 45 146 26 50 12 1 8 29 88 18 47 4 3 0.342 0.413 0.603 1.016
  2019 Portland East AA Bos 22 62 206 35 46 14 0 8 22 84 28 82 6 0 0.223 0.319 0.408 0.727
  2019 Peoria AFL Fall Bos 22 8 30 4 10 1 0 1 8 14 3 7 2 1 0.333 0.412 0.467 0.878
  2020 Season Cancelled --- --- Bos 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2020 Mexicali LMP Wint --- 23 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  2021 Worcester TAE AAA Bos 24 64 219 34 53 10 3 10 30 99 41 88 10 1 0.242 0.370 0.452 0.822
   
     
  Advanced Stats & Splits
   
     
  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  Midwest 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)
2019 Arizona Fall League Rising Star
  SoxProspects.com Player of the Week (June 17-23, 2019)
2019 SoxProspects.com All-Star
2020 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
 
   

   
     
     
     
 
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