Drafted:2012, 10th (330)-Stl
Height 5’11” Weight 180lb
Age:25 DOB 7/29/1990
Hi t45 Power 50 Run 40 Field 45 Overall 45
Jacob Wilson was drafted in the 10th round of the 2012 draft by the St. Louis Cardinals out of Memphis University. Later that year he was sent to short A ball where he impressed scouts by hitting .275/.341/.444 with 6 homeruns in 46 games. Although Wilson won’t hit for a ton of average, he has the ability to hit the ball a long way. His power compensates for his lack of hits. Unlike most power hitters, Wilson does not strike out a lot and draws many walks. With the ability to hit the ball hard along with above average plate discipline, Wilson has the potential to hit for higher power than he has shown in the higher levels of the minors. Wilson can play any infield position besides shortstop. He is an adequate fielder, making the routine plays but no extraordinary ones. He does not have the speed to play shortstop and is better suited for a corner infield position. He spent last season between double A and triple A hitting 18 homeruns. Expect Wilson to make his debut this season when the roster size expands to 40.