Diamondbacks To Sign Marcus Wilson

The Diamondbacks are in agreement with their Competitive Balance Round B selection, Marcus Wilson, on a $1MM bonus, reports MLB Daily Dish’s Chris Cotillo (Twitter link). Wilson, selected 69th overall, receives an above-slot deal that will sign him away from his Arizona State commitment. The assigned pick value to his draft slot was $821,100.

Wilson was ranked 31st among draft prospects by ESPN’s Keith Law, while Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis of MLB.com ranked him 35th, and Baseball America considered him the draft’s 44th-best prospect.

Law calls Wilson — a prep outfielder from southern California — “an impressive athlete who is still more athlete than baseball player right now,” and that sentiment is shared by MLB.com and BA. In their scouting reports, BA referred to Wilson as a “classic high-risk, high-reward prospect.” All three outlets seem to agree that Wilson has five-tool potential, with plus speed being his best current tool to go along with intriguing right-handed bat speed, but he needs work to develop his raw tools into more polished baseball skills.

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