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4.140 Colorado Rockies - Russell Wilson, OF, NC State

The Rockies spent the 140th overall pick on Russell Wilson.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft profile.

Russell Wilson   Position: 2B   School: NC State   State: NC   Year: Jr.   Height: 5’11’’   Weight: 200

Bats: R   Throws: R   Birth Date: 11/29/88   Seiler Rating: 5C1   Last Drafted: 2007 (BAL-41)

 

Year

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

SB

CS

BB

SO

AVG

OBP

SLG

2008

32

71

9

21

2

1

2

8

6

1

6

14

.296

.351

.437

2009

27

72

13

17

2

1

0

10

2

2

10

16

.236

.333

.292

2010

47

98

25

30

5

2

3

12

9

1

18

25

.306

.443

.490


Russell Wilson is a raw college infielder from North Carolina State University. Wilson originally came to NC State from The Collegiate School in Richmond, Virginia, where he was a strong prospect in both baseball and football. He was a little too raw with a commitment that was too strong to be considered in the top rounds of the 2007 draft, falling instead to the forty-first round, where the Orioles took him and failed to sign him. He headed to NC State, but primarily as a quarterback, and he was the Wolfpack’s starting quarterback through last season. He put football on hold in favor of baseball this spring, but that was after two very unproductive seasons at the plate, one where he qualified as a redshirt. He entered the spring looking to move into the top ten rounds, but it didn’t happen, since he was only a raw part-time player. Scouts think he has enough tools to be a starting second baseman at the Major League level, but that’s a long way away. His hit tool is roughly average, but without a number of repetitions, he’s far too raw for the pro game. He has above-average raw power and speed, too, but they’re also raw in their uses in game action. He plays second base right now at a fringe-average level , but he might move to the outfield, where he could use his above-average arm. As you can tell, the tools are all there, but he needs to start moving towards refining them before he’s worth a high draft pick. He should go in the sixteenth to twenty-fifth round range, where he won’t sign as an eligible sophomore.