Continuing our milb.com Organizational All-Star posts, today we have Brooks Wilson, who was named under “honorable mention” in Atlanta’s relief pitcher section.
Wilson is one of those interesting cases- he’s 100% an alumnus of the Valley League, but he spent a very limited time in Waynesboro after his freshman year in 2015; he only threw four innings. Well, he did bat 14 times, too, so there’s that. (He counts just the same!)
Wilson was drafted in the 7th round in 2018 after four years at Stetson. Even though he was a successful two-way player at Stetson, Atlanta has used him only as a pitcher in pro ball. In 2018, split between Rookie-level Danville and Low-A Rome, Wilson went 3-2, 1.30, with 25 K’s in 27 innings. He played for High-A Florida in 2019, going 4-3, 2.47, with 73 K’s and 25 walks in 87 1/3 innings.
After the year off (thanks, Covid), Wilson took a huge step forward. He appeared in 33 games at Double-A Mississippi and six games for Triple-A Gwinnett, all in relief, and went a combined 3-1, 2.34, with six saves, 34 hits, 19 walks, and 84 strikeouts in 50 innings- that’s a 15.1 K/9!
I would not be surprised in the least if Wilson pitches in Atlanta at some point in 2022.