Oakland Athletics sign first-round pick Jacob Wilson
Jul 17, 2023, 4:06 PM | Updated: Jul 19, 2023, 9:18 am
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On Day One of the 2023 MLB Draft, the Oakland Athletics selected shortstop Jacob Wilson from Grand Canyon University with the sixth overall pick.
And according to the team, Jacob is now officially a member of the franchise.
The A’s announced Monday that they’ve come to terms on a contract with their top draft selection. While the A’s didn’t specify the terms of the deal in their press release, Jim Callis, senior writer for MLB.com, reports the deal is worth $5.5 million.
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1st-rder Jacob Wilson signs w/@Athletics for $5.5 million (pick 6 value = $6,634,000). @GCU_Baseball SS, best bat-to-ball skills in @MLBDraft, 12 K in 108 G last two years, school-record .411 AVG in 2023. Son of former All-Star Jack Wilson. pic.twitter.com/tQua1yqBGN
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 17, 2023
“The Thousand Oaks, Calif., native entered the draft as the No. 10 prospect by MLB Pipeline. Over three collegiate seasons, Wilson batted .361 with a .977 OPS, 22 homers, 155 RBI, 61 walks, and just 31 strikeouts in 155 career games,” the Oakland A’s said in their press release.
Wilson isn’t the first prospect from Thousand Oaks to be selected by the A’s. In 2021, Oakland picked Max Muncy with the 25th pick in 2021.