CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are have a lot of young players on their roster already, but they could have an ace in the hole with number nine prospect, centerfielder D.J. Wilson.
Darryl James Wilson was drafted by the Cubs back in 2015 in the fourth round of the MLB June Amateur Draft from Canton South High School, according to Baseball Reference.
Wilson certainly lives in the fast lane, as speed seems to be his greatest attribute. When he played with the Single-A Eugene Emeralds in 2016, Wilson stole 21 of 29 bases, all in 64 games total, according to Cubbies Crib. In 2015, when he was only 18-years-old, he had 12 hits including, two triples, three doubles and stole five bases in only 22 games.
Wilson finished the 2016 season with a .257/.320/.371 split, three home runs, 29 runs batted in and 37 runs scored. He started flattening out his swing and performing more line drives.
If he continues to progress, he could prove a valuable asset in the Major Leagues for the Cubs.