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Wilson Selected By Braves PDF Print
Written by Brent Williamson   
Wednesday, 06 June 2012 08:13

Wofford College pitcher Alex Wilson was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 15th round of the MLB Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Wilson was the 479th overall selection. It marks the second straight season the Braves have picked a Wofford pitcher in the 15th round.
“Obviously I am very excited and blessed to have this opportunity,” said Wilson. “I have

always dreamed about being drafted by a professional team and it is great to see that dream realized.”
Wilson, a right-handed junior from Landrum, S.C., was second on the team with a 3.61 ERA on the season. He was fourth on the team with 51 strikeouts in 42.1 innings pitched. Wilson allowed only 17 earned runs as he posted a 2-3 record with one save. His 31 appearances (all in relief) were the most on the team and the fifth-most in the Southern Conference.
For his career, Wilson has played in 54 games with two starts and has posted a 2-4 record. In 76.0 innings pitched he has 72 strikeouts and a 6.99 ERA. He has been named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll all three seasons.
Wilson becomes just the eighth Terrier to be drafted since 1982. Wilson is the fourth player to be drafted in the last six seasons, joining Brandon Waring (7th round, Reds) in 2007, Michael Gilmartin (27th round, Oakland) in 2009, and John Cornely (15th round, Braves) in 2011.

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy: Alex Wilson, Wofford Athletics

  
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