Irving Alexis Wilson
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 10", Weight 200 lb.
Alexis Wilson has played in the minors.
Wilson was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in March 2014. He was 4 for 19 with two walks for the 2014 DSL Cardinals but half his four hits were homers and he threw out 7 of 13 who tried to steal. He was back with the same team a year later, playing 27 games and batting .248/.339/.446, throwing out 42.9% who tried to steal. He tied for 9th in the Cards chain in triples. Making his Mexican Pacific League debut, he hit .208/.345/.250 for the Tomateros de Culiacán, backing up Alí Solís.
In 2016, he played for the DSL Cardinals (.231/.367/.256 in 11 G) and GCL Cardinals (.223/.321/.287 in 30 G), then he hit .237/.250/.390 for the Tomateros in winter ball, now as their main backstop, ahead of veteran Iker Franco. He moved up in '17 to the Johnson City Cardinals (.255/.350/.402 in 30 G) and State College Spikes (1 for 4, BB, 3 R). He had a rough winter at .186/.255/.186, backing up Solís, though he threw out 50%.
Wilson spent the summer of 2018 with State College (.220/.366/.317 in 27 G) and the Peoria Chiefs (3 for 23, 3 BB), still seeing limited time. He hit .203/.294/.271 in the winter. In 2019, he was with Peoria (.265/.325/.376 in 53 G) and the Palm Beach Cardinals (9 for 22, 2 BB, HR), gunning down 45% as his arm remained his top asset despite his improved offense. He produced at a .240/.298/.298 clip for Culiacán in 2019-2020, throwing out an amazing 21 of 30 would-be base-stealers.
There was no minor league season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the winter, he hit .231/.297/.374 with 12 doubles in 48 games and he threw out 47%. He tied for 8th in the LMP in doubles. He was 2 for 10 with four walks, a run and a RBI in the 2021 Caribbean Series, tying for 4th in the event in walks, two behind leader Robinson Canó. He was with the Tigres de Quintana Roo to open 2021, then was picked for the Mexican team for the Tokyo Olympics; Tomateros skipper Benji Gil drew some criticism for selecting so many players from his 2020-2021 title-winning squad.