June 6, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - Junior outfielder Austin Wilson was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the second round of Thursday's MLB First-Year Player Draft. Wilson, a three-year Stanford baseball starter, was the 49th overall selection and 10th of the second round.
"Austin is a fine ball player and we were a better team this season with him in the lineup," Stanford head coach Mark Marquess said. "We're proud of what he's done for our program and the way he's persevered throughout his career."
Coupled with the draft's No. 1 overall pick in Mark Appel, Stanford was the only school to produce two of the top 50 selections.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native missed the first half of the season with a minor injury and returned to hit .288 in 31 contests. Ten of his outings produced multiple RBI. The slugger totaled 34 hits, scored 26 runs and drove in 26 more.
Wilson belted five home runs, including a pair in a home rout of San Jose State, to post a .475 slugging pct.
The deadline for underclassman to sign a professional contract is July 12. The MLB Draft continues Friday with rounds three through 10, with the final 30 rounds set for Saturday.