I appreciate the post also Eno, specifically because makeup has been described as one of Wilson’s strengths, a ‘sixth tool.’ He’s smart that is clear, as the remarks you post up make plain. Smart enough not to get trapped into blaming his low HR output on the aversion of Stanford’s coaching staff to their players pulling the ball . . . which is likely a significant factor in his low totals.
I love Austin Wilson’s package, and I’m hoping he’s still on the board come the 12th pick in the draft. If those other orgs pass on his ‘Stanford swing,’ I’d love to have him come to Seattle in due course. Moran and Bryant won’t be on the board at that level, but I wouldn’t be surprised for Wilson to end up the best all-around player of the 1st round regardless. The Mariners do have a history of drafting for organizational positional need, and we sure need an advanced outfield prospect right about now. Godd luck regardless, Mr. Wilson, and I’m supportive of your decision to have the college experience at that level also. You’re right, it’s irreplaceable, and looking at life as a whole you’ll come out ahead for it in my view.
He’ll need to correct that at the next level – it’s still moving when the pitcher releases the ball – kinda like Jon Jay was at the beginning of the season in 2013. Now Jay has stopped it earlier (with a few other small adjustments) and is hitting much better.