Taken with the Phillies' second round draft pick (49th overall) last year, outfielder Ethan Wilson has landed among the top prospects in the organization.
A co-freshman of the year in 2019, with South Alabama, Wilson has been on the radar of some big league teams for quite a while. In his junior season last year, Wilson batted .313 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. When his collegiate season was through, the lefty hitter quickly debuted in the minors.
In 30 games with Class A Clearwater last year, Wilson tallied a .215 average with three homers, 17 RBI and two steals.
Listed at six-foot-one, 210-pounds, Wilson opened the 2022 campaign with Class A Advanced Jersey Shore. The 22-year-old has been slow to start offensively, but confidence and poise are not a problem for this strong, promising individual.
On the base paths, Wilson is quick and can contribute with his feet. Defensively, the Alabama native will likely play left or right field moving forward.
Possessing an ability to go with pitches and drive the ball to varying fields, the hitting should come along for Wilson. With strong bat speed and a good reserve of power, he remains a high ceiling performer despite a cold emergence initially in the minors.
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