Will Wilson
21-Year-Old ShortstopSS
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Angels in June of 2019 that includes a $3.4 million signing bonus. Traded to the Giants in December of 2019.
Traded to Giants
SSSan Francisco Giants  R
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.
After being drafted by the Angels with the No. 15 overall pick in June, the 21-year-old bat-first infielder didn't quite live up to expectations in his pro debut. This was the price the Angels had to pay to get Cozart's contract (due $12.7 million in 2020) off the books, which they hope precedes a big free-agent signing or two. If Wilson reaches his potential, he will be a second baseman with a plus hit tool and plus power.
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SSLos Angeles Angels  R
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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