Meet Patrick Wisdom
As March approaches we are going to use this blog space to introduce you to potential 2013 Peoria Chiefs players. We do not have any inside information on our roster and nothing will be official until the end of March. But with the affiliation change it is time to get familiar with some faces and names that we could see on the diamond in Peoria this summer. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at 2012 and 2011 draftees plus foreign born players who excelled in Batavia, Johnson City and GCL Cardinals in 2012.
Today I’m starting off at the top with a look at 2012 supplemental first round pick Patrick Wisdom (First rounders Michael Wacha and James Ramsey skipped over the MWL last season while first rounder Stephen Piscotty put up great numbers in 55 games in Quad Cities and is unlikely to repeat the MWL).
3B Patrick Wisdom Ht: 6’2 Wt: 210 Bats: R Throws: R
DOB: August 27, 1991
Drafted: 1st supplemental round 2012 (52nd overall) out of St. Mary’s College
Residence: Murrieta, California
School: St. Mary’s College, Murrieta Valley High School
- Played in 65 games for Short-Season A Batavia in the New York-Penn League in 2012
- Hit .282 with six homers, 16 doubles, five triples, 32 RBI, 40 runs scored and 31 walks for a .373 on-base percentage
- Committed just five errors at third base while leading the league in fielding percentage at .969
- Named a NY-Penn League All-Star
- Made his pro debut with Batavia on June 18 going 0-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored
- His first pro hit was a double on June 27 and he had two hits in four straight games June 30 to July 3
- Hit first pro homer on July 5 vs. Connecticut…
- Homered twice and drove in four on July 16 at Aberdeeen
- Hit in 14-straight games from July 19 to August 2 with five multi-hit games to raise average from .247 to .299
- Named by Baseball America as the #6 prospect in the NY-Penn League after the 2012 season
- Ranked by Baseball America as having the Best Infield Arm in the Cardinals system heading into the 2013 season
College: Played three seasons at St. Marys where he ranks in the top 10 in the Gaels career list in HR (3rd), doubles (6th) and RBI (10)… For his St. Mary’s career batted .303 with 29 homers, 39 doubles, 109 RBI and 109 runs scored in 159 games…Walked 80 times for a career .391 on-base percentage…Played summer bal in 2011l for the Peninsula Oilers in the Alaska Baseball League winning a ABL Championship while leading the league with seven home runs…Batted .296 with a .503 slugging percentage…
- 2012: Named Pre-season All-West Coast Conference
- Started all 53 St. Mary’s games hitting .262 with 22 extra-base hits and led the Gaels with 37 walks
- Hit nine homers to rank third in the WCC and finished seventh in conference with 39 runs scored
- 2011: As a sophomore he hit .351 with 25 extra base hits and 46 RBI
- Scored 33 runs and had a .416 on-base percentage with 23 walks
- Finished the season with a 12-game hit streak
- Hit .340 against lefties and .417 with RISP.
- 2010: Hit 12 homers and was named to the All-West Coast Conference Freshman Team
- Batted .290 with 39 RBI, 11 doubles and 37 runs scored
- Played third base and shortstop
- Had 14 multi-hit games
- Drove in six runs with a grand slam against #22 Stanford
- Homered in three straight games against Gonzaga
High School: Played third base at Murrieta Valley High School…Played just 13 games as a senior because of a football knee injury…Hit .667 in the 2009 Palomino Pony World Series in San Jose, CA…Named to the Toyota Academic Team with a 3.5 GPA in high school
Miscellaneous Notes: Grew up as a Cardinals fan rooting for Mark McGwire…Played with Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig’s cousin and Allen is from the same area of California (Temecula Chaparral HS)…Tennis Grand Slam Champion Lindsay Davenport and PGA golfer Rickie Fowler both graduated from Murrieta Valley HS.
Check back on Monday for a look at another potential Chiefs player for 2013.