College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.
We continue the countdown today at number 84 with Stanford sophomore outfielder Austin Wilson. The 6’3 230 pounder from Los Angeles, California played his high school baseball at Harvard-Westlake. He had a fantastic prep career which led to him being named a two-time All-American, three-time All-CIF and three-time all-league first team pick. He finished his career by batting .485 with 52 runs, 13 doubles, 2 triples, five homers, and 21 RBIs as a senior.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected him the in the 12 round of the 2010 MLB Draft which was actually much lower then he was expected to go. The reason for the major slide was the fact that Wilson had a very strong committent to head to Stanford in which he ended up holding true to.
Wilson stepped right into the everyday Stanford lineup as the right fielder. He ended up playing in 55 games batting .311 with a team high five home runs, 25 runs, and 30 RBIs. He was named Honorable mention All-Pac-10 at the end of the season.
Austin spent the summer of 2011 in the Cape Cod Baseball League with the Harwich Mariners. He played in 35 games including the playoffs with a .213 average hitting a homer while driving in 18 runs. Baseball America named him the 25th best prospect in the league.
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