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2018 Mets draft profile: Tommy Wilson

With their nineteenth selection in the 2018 draft, the Mets selected Tommy Wilson, a right-handed pitcher from California.

Name: Tommy Wilson

Born: Los Angeles, California

Age: 22 (5/26/96)

Height/Weight: 6’4”/220 lbs.

Position: RHP

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: Cal State Fullerton

Tommy Wilson doesn’t have baseball in his blood, but he does have greatness: his father, Thomas Wilson, portrayed Biff Tannen in Back to the Future. After graduating from Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, Wilson attended St. Mary’s College of California. He did not play baseball there, but when he transferred to Pierce College in 2017, he began playing ball again. In 85.0 innings that year, he posted a 2.11 ERA, allowing 61 hits, walking 23, and striking out 104. In 2018, he transferred to Cal State Fullerton and had an immediate impact, pitching the Titans into the Super Regionals.

Standing 6’4” and weighing 220-pounds, Wilson has a good pitcher’s frame. Throwing from a high three-quarters arm slot, he has a bit of funkiness in his delivery: during his hand-glove separation, he keeps his glove in front of his knee lift and hides the ball behind it. He also has shown the ability to change up the timing and pace of his delivery, adding hesitation and pauses, while maintaining his command.

The fastball sits in the low-90s, topping out at 93 MPH. The pitch doesn’t have too much movement, but Wilson has excellent command of the pitch. He complements the pitch with a slider and a changeup. The slider is an effective pitch, sitting in the low-80s and missing plenty of bats with tight spin. The changeup is also effective, with fading life.