Phil Wilson (minors02)

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Philip John Wilson

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Biographical information[edit]

Philip Wilson was a minor league starting pitcher prospect.

This right hander was selected in the third round - 101st overall - by the Anaheim Angels in the 1999 amateur entry draft. He was signed by scout Tim Kelly.

His first professional season, 2000, was perhaps his best. He split time with the Cedar Rapids Kernels and Lake Elsinore Storm. In six games with the Storm, he went 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA. Combined, he went 11-5 with a 3.06 ERA.

In 2001 with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes and Arkansas Travelers, he went 9-11 with an ERA of 5.46, 115 strikeouts and 59 walks combined. He threw 19 wild pitches with the Quakes, averaging 1 every 8.4 innings. While with the Travelers, he had an ERA of 11.37 in two games.

Spending time with the Quakes and Travelers again in 2002, he went 6-9 with an ERA of 6.07 . Though he threw less wild pitches that year (18) he still averaged one wild pitch every 7.2 innings. He also gave up 23 home runs.

In 2003, he appeared in four games - two for the Kernels and two for the Quakes. He went 1-2 with an ERA of 3.92 (although his RA was 8.27 - in just 9 2/3 innings with the Quakes in 2003, he gave up 9 unearned runs. He gave up one unearned run with the Kernels).

For the first time in his career, Wilson appeared in relief in 2004. Playing for the Quakes, he appeared in 38 games total, starting 16 of them. He went 3-9 with an ERA of 6.50. He hit 9 batters that year.

On December 14, 2004, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays selected Wilson in the 2004 Rule V Draft, though he never played in the Devil Rays organization.

In 2005, Wilson played some independent baseball and was also in the Seattle Mariners organization for a few games. With the Chico Outlaws of the Golden Baseball League, Wilson started two games, going 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings. He walked 8, struck out 9 and threw four wild pitches. While in the Mariners organization in 2005, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers and the San Antonio Missions. He was a reliever while he was in the M's organization. In 5 games with the 66ers, he struck out 9 in 8 2/3 innings, but still had an ERA of 6.23. In 4 games with the Missions, he had a 5.56 ERA, throwing 3 wild pitches in 11 1/3 innings. He did not play in 2006.

He returned to professional baseball in 2007, going 0-2 with an 8.64 ERA in four games for the Macon Music of the independent South Coast League.

Overall, Wilson had a 32-39 minor league record with an ERA of 5.09. He threw 68 wild pitches, with a career average of one every 9.3 innings.