Bryse Wilson is not a household name for Braves fans yet. This is due to the insane plethora of talent they have ready to burst on the scene in the coming years. If he were in some farm systems, he would be some team’s best pitching prospect. A fourth round pick out of Hillsborough, North Carolina, it took no time for Wilson put himself on the map as a draft steal. Though it was a small sample size, Wilson only gave up two earned runs in 26.2 innings of Rookie ball.
Bryse’s success has translated to low-A ball with the Rome Braves. The 19-year old has a 2.54 ERA and solid peripherals after 17 starts, and has established himself as one of the best pitchers in the South Atlantic League. He is coming off the best performance of his young career.
On Saturday, Wilson went the distance in a shutout effort, giving up just five hits and striking out seven. He did not walk a batter. He made such quick work of West Virginia that the game was the second shortest game in Rome Braves history.
Wilson’s bread and butter is his fastball, which touches 95 miles per hour. He will have to develop his secondary pitches more to maximize his potential, which features a slider and a changeup. Some thought he may eventually be limited to relief work in the majors, but he is proving to be doing something right. What is really impressive is that Wilson has only given up five home runs in 115.1 innings of pro ball. He checks all the boxes and the right-hander may be the most underrated pitching prospect in the system. That will not last long if he keeps providing the type of production he has put together thus far.