School: Vanderbilt; Class: Junior
Position: RF; B/T: L/R
Height: 6-1`; Weight: 205
Previously Drafted: Chicago Cubs, 25th round, 2012
Background: A quiet, uninspiring performer during his first two seasons with Vanderbilt, Wiseman, who batted .289/.360/.438 in part time action as a true freshman but declined to a more mediocre .277/.343/.387 the following season, has been one of the more pleasant surprises in 2015.
Wiseman, a lefty-swinging right-fielder, is sporting career highs in nearly every statistical category including: average (.310), on-base percentage (.410), slugging percentage (.557), and homeruns (13). He’s also tied a career best in triples with four. Topping it all, of course, is the fact that he ranks 16th among all qualified D1 hitters with 146 total bases.
Projection: Every year, without question, several players seemingly pop up out of nowhere a la Hunter Renfroe. Wiseman falls into that category this year -sort of.
Vanderbilt’s corner outfielder has always shown offensive promise, even going back to his days in high school when the Cubs drafted as a late round pick. This year he finally capitalized on it.
His power is his best offensive offering, grading out as an above-average skill. Otherwise, he has more than a few questions: fringy plate discipline, decent hit tool, and a little speed. He looks more like a solid fourth outfielder option/platoon player (depending upon his ability to handle southpaws).
Ceiling: 1.0- to 1.5-win player
Floor: 0.5-win player
Grade: Third Round
Photo Courtesy of Bosley Jarrett via vanderbilthustler.com.