Cubs Arizona Fall League player profile: D.J. Wilson

Wilson is a fine outfielder. If he hits better, he could have a good big-league career.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Though the big-league Cubs season has ended, there’s still Cubs-related baseball this year. Eight Cubs prospects will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Tuesday, and Tim will be presenting profiles of all the Cubs players on the Solar Sox before game action begins.

Skeletons in the closet. Dirty little secrets. Everybody has them. To understand someone fully, you have to know their dirty little secrets. And appreciate them. Or, at least tolerate them. The Cubs have a dirty little secret in their development process. This becomes clear as you learn about D.J. Wilson.

Wilson was selected in the 4th round in 2015. Ian Happ topped that Cubs draft, and has already had over 800 plate appearances in MLB games. Meanwhile, as a high school selection, Wilson has never had more than 360 plate appearances in any season. Part of this is due to injuries. Some of it is because the Canton South High School graduate has struggled to hit.

Which is where the secret begins. When many fans think of outfielders, they …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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