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Kansas City Royals Comp B selection, 66th overall: Peyton Wilson 2B/Utility-Alabama

Peyton Wilson’s quick hands are a big reason he began his career as a catcher at Alabama while also seeing time in center field. In 2021, he made the move to second base and earned second-team All-SEC honors. The academic standout also was named to the SEC’s All-Newcomer Team. In SEC action, the switch-hitter produced 11 multi-hit games and finished with a .980 fielding percentage. In 2021, Wilson had a hand in turning 32 double plays.

Before going all-in on baseball, Wilson was a star football player with the athleticism to remind many Crimson Tide fans of his older brother, John Parker, who starred as a quarterback for Alabama in the 2000s (2005-08). The Hoover High School (Ala.) product comes from an athletic family. Another brother, Ross, also played baseball for the ‘Tide and was a 10th-round pick of the Chicago White Sox in the 2010 MLB Draft. Although only a sophomore, Peyton is draft-eligible in 2021.

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It wasn’t until 2021 that Wilson moved to second base. As a freshman in 2020, he was primarily a catcher and played in the outfield. His versatility intrigues next level personnel.

2020 MLB Draft, Day 2, 6-11-20: Value PICKS (Video spotlights)

We go inside the games of five players taken on Day 2 of the 2020 MLB Draft who could one day make an impact on major league rosters.

Chicago White Sox 2020 MLB Draft, 5th Round, 142nd overall: Bailey Horn LHP-Auburn

Despite four victories, 2019 proved to be an inconsistent campaign for the former McLennan CC star at Auburn (5.97 ERA). Horn settled down considerably through his first four starts in 2020 (3-1, 2.08 ERA). In fact, the Texas native averaged 1.59 strikeouts per inning as a redshirt junior. In Horn’s final career start, he notched 11 strikeouts against Chicago State in early March. The White Sox took the 6-foot-2, 212-pound Tigers left-hander in the fifth round of the 2020 MLB Draft (142nd overall).

Horn (No. 8 pictured) pitched back-to-back scoreless games against Wright State and Chicago State in 2020.