Bryse Wilson

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Bryse Wilson
Bryse Wilson in dugout, Sept 18 2018.jpg
Wilson with the Atlanta Braves in 2018
Atlanta Braves – No. 46
Pitcher
Born: (1997-12-20) December 20, 1997 (age 22)
Durham, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 20, 2018, for the Atlanta Braves
MLB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Win–loss record3–1
Earned run average5.91
Strikeouts37
Teams

Bryse Everett Wilson (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB). Wilson was drafted by the Braves in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2018.

Early life and amateur career[edit]

Bryse Wilson was born on December 20, 1997, in Durham, North Carolina, to parents Chad and Tracey.[1][2] His father is a truck driver, and his mother works for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC.[3] He has a younger brother Payton.[4][5]

Wilson attended Orange High School in Hillsborough, North Carolina and played both baseball and football.[6] As a senior, he was named The News & Observer's high school athlete of the year.[7] That year, Wilson pitched to a 10–2 record, with six shutouts and three no-hitters, as well as a perfect game in the 3A playoffs. In his high school career, he won 33 games, and lost only four.[8] Wilson was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the fourth round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft, 109th overall, and offered a $1.2 million signing bonus.[9]

Professional career[edit]

Wilson made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Braves in 2016, going 1–1 with an 0.68 ERA in 26.2 innings pitched.[10] He spent 2017 with the Rome Braves and was selected to the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.[11] Wilson posted a 10–7 record, 2.50 ERA, and 139 strikeouts in 137 total innings pitched for Rome.[12][13]

He began the 2018 season with the Florida Fire Frogs,[14] and in May, was promoted to the Mississippi Braves.[15] On July 31, Wilson joined the Gwinnett Stripers.[16] Across three minor league levels prior to his promotion to the major leagues, Wilson started 23 games, compiling an 8–5 win–loss record and 3.23 ERA.[17]

Wilson was promoted to the major leagues on August 20, 2018, and debuted the same day against the Pittsburgh Pirates.[18] Wilson pitched five innings, yielding three hits and three walks alongside five strikeouts.[19] He earned the victory in the Braves' 1–0 win, and became the youngest pitcher to win his debut by that score.[20][3] Wilson was optioned to Gwinnett after the game.[21] In 2018 with the Braves he pitched seven innings over three games.[22]

In 2019, he was 1–1 with a 7.20 ERA in 20.0 innings over six games (four starts).[22]

In 2020, he was 1–0 with one save and a 4.02 ERA in 15.2 innings over six games (two starts).[22]

Wilson was announced as Atlanta’s Game 4 starter in the NLCS on October 14, 2020. The following day, in his first postseason start, Wilson pitched 6 innings of 1-hit ball (a home run to Edwin Ríos), striking out 5 and walking 1, picking up the win. The Braves handled the Dodgers, 10-2, to go up 3-1 in the series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burns, Gabriel (August 20, 2018). "Bryse Wilson latest standout in Braves' pitching prospects parade". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Pogacar, Charlie (August 20, 2018). "Bryse Wilson to make MLB Debut". News of Orange. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Morris, Ron (August 22, 2018). "'I'm pitching in Pittsburgh.' Former Orange High star wows parents in MLB pitching debut". News & Observer. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Avallone, Michael (July 8, 2017). "Family sees Rome's Wilson reach milestones". MILB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Jonas Pope IV (December 20, 2017). "The inside story of how a top high school football prospect flipped from UNC to NC State". News & Observer. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  6. ^ Hamlin, Jeff (October 12, 2015). "Bryse Wilson: Imagine if football was his best sport". News & Observer. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Warnock, W. E. (July 7, 2016). "Orange dual-sport star Bryse Wilson is the N&O male athlete of the year". News & Observer. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  8. ^ Jonas Pope IV (August 20, 2018). "Orange High alum Bryse Wilson gets big league call up". News & Observer. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  9. ^ Dykstra, Sam (March 9, 2018). "Braves' Wilson ready to fight for place". MILB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Bryse Wilson Stats, Highlights, Bio | MiLB.com Stats | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com.
  11. ^ Sutton, Bob. "Braves minor leaguer shows all-star stuff". The Times-News. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  12. ^ O'Brien, David (September 14, 2017). "Acuna, Albies head impressive list of Braves award winners". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Gilberto, Gerard (May 2, 2018). "Wilson continues to roll for Fire Frogs". MILB.com. Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  14. ^ Mayo, Jonathan (April 5, 2018). "Where Braves' Top 30 prospects are starting season". MLB.com. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  15. ^ "Braves #12 prospect Bryse Wilson promoted to Mississippi". WLBT. May 8, 2018. Archived from the original on August 1, 2018. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  16. ^ Hamlin, Jeff (July 31, 2018). "Wilson called up to Triple-A Gwinnett". The News of Orange County. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
  17. ^ Jonas Pope IV (August 21, 2018). "Bryse Wilson, former Orange High star, picks up his first major league win". News & Observer. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  18. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 20, 2018). "Fast-rising Wilson shows promise in MLB debut". MLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  19. ^ Bowman, Mark (August 20, 2018). "Steely D, debut secure Braves' narrow win". MLB.com. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  20. ^ Hill, Jordan D. (August 21, 2018). "He made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves, and then made history". Ledger Inquirer. Retrieved August 22, 2018.
  21. ^ Sutton, Bob (August 22, 2018). "Wilson embraces whirlwind Braves debut — now back with minor-league team". Times-News. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  22. ^ a b c "Bryse Wilson Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.

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