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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.