Will Wilson

23-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
San Francisco Giants AA
7-Day IL
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 5/22/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Will Wilson in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a $3.4 million contract with the Angels in June of 2019. Traded to the Giants in December of 2019.
On injured list at Double-A
2BSan Francisco Giants  AA
May 7, 2022
Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the 7-day minor-league injured list at Double-A Richmond this week.
Wilson hasn't played since April 30. The infielder has done alright with a .246/.373/.507 slash line, five home runs, 13 RBI, 16 runs scored and a stolen base in 19 contests this season. The nature of his injury is unknown.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The Giants, who were high on Wilson pre-draft in 2019, essentially bought him from the Angels for $12.7 million last offseason by taking on the final year of Zack Cozart's contract in the deal. He spent his first year in his new organization at the alternate training site and the fall instructional league. Wilson came out of North Carolina State known as a bat-first middle infielder who could hit for average and power but might have to move off shortstop, which remains an apt description. He didn't receive much pro instruction after getting drafted by the Angels, but the Giants quickly got to work developmentally after acquiring him. Adjusting Wilson's launch angle was the first order of business, as he logged a 54.7 GB% in the Pioneer League. Hitting lasers is still his bread and butter, but he has enough raw power to the pull side to hit 20-plus home runs some day to go with a potentially plus hit tool.
Wilson, the No. 15 overall pick, had a surprisingly middling debut (101 wRC+) in the hitter-friendly Pioneer League. He was then attached in an offseason deal to get the Giants to take the final year of Zack Cozart's contract. Seen as a bat-first shortstop who would inevitably end up at second base, Wilson is the type of hitter who should have laid waste to rookie-level pitching before earning a bump to Low-A. He hit .346/.435/.682 with 16 home runs and a 41:32 K:BB in 53 games as a junior at North Carolina State, and we don't have to look further than Alec Bohm in 2018 to find a high-end college hitter who struggled in his debut but followed it up with an excellent first full season. Wilson won't steal many bases and he will need to really hit to profile as an everyday player, but that is still a potential outcome. His underwhelming debut provides a nice buy-low opportunity in first-year-player drafts.
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Promoted to Double-A
2BSan Francisco Giants  AA
July 6, 2021
Wilson was promoted from High-A Eugene to Double-A Richmond on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Joining big-league camp
2BSan Francisco Giants  AA
February 12, 2021
Wilson received an invitation Friday to the Giants' major-league spring training.
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Joining player pool
2BSan Francisco Giants  AA
July 1, 2020
Wilson will be a part of the Giants' 60-man roster, Jim Callis of MLB.com reports.
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Traded to Giants
2BSan Francisco Giants  AA
December 10, 2019
Wilson was traded to the Giants on Tuesday along with Zack Cozart (shoulder) in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.
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Lands with Halos at No. 15 overall
2BLos Angeles Angels  AA
June 3, 2019
The Angels have selected Wilson with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 first-year player draft.
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