Wilson was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett and will start Monday's game versus Pittsburgh.
The 20-year-old will make his major-league debut somewhat unexpectedly, taking the place of projected starter Kevin Gausman just hours prior to the first pitch. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, this will allow the club to push each starter back a day. Across three starts with Gwinnett, Wilson posted a 4.50 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with a sparkling 24:2 K:BB over 20 innings. In order to make room for Wilson, Ryan Flaherty was designated for assignment and Chad Bell was outrighted to Triple-A.
Wilson (3-0) was dominant for Triple-A Gwinnett in Wednesday's win over Louisville, allowing only one hit over eight scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 13.
The Braves' No. 11 fantasy prospect had been cuffed around in his first two starts for Gwinnett since a promotion at the beginning of August, but he rebounded in impressive fashion, retiring the first 10 batters he faced and facing the minimum number of batters through eight frames. Wilson isn't on the 40-man roster yet, but Atlanta hasn't been afraid to start the service clock early on their top pitching prospects this season as the team pushes for the playoffs, so the 20-year-old could be the next arm to get called up if he continues to shut down International League hitters.
Wilson was promoted from Double-A Mississippi to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com reports.
Wilson was one of several top prospects in the organization promoted this week, with fellow starting pitcher Kyle Wright also joining him in Gwinnett. It's the second move of the season for Wilson, who made a brief stop at High-A Florida to open the campaign before posting a 3.97 ERA and 89:26 K:BB in 77 innings in the Southern League.
Wilson threw seven scoreless innings Thursday for Double-A Mississippi in a win over Montgomery, giving up three hits and a walk while tying his season high with nine strikeouts.
The 20-year-old right-hander has been absolutely brilliant since the calendar flipped to July, allowing only two runs in 27 innings over four starts with a 34:4 K:BB. Wilson's overall numbers in his first exposure to Double-A haven't been exceptional since an early May promotion from High-A (4.13 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 81:23 K:BB in 72 innings), but it looks like he's figured things out. The Braves' No. 13 fantasy prospect could still see a late-season move up to Triple-A Gwinnett if he continues to dominate the Southern League, but even if he remains in Double-A through the rest of the year, Wilson is on track for a potential 2019 big-league debut.
Wilson (2-0) fired 6.2 scoreless innings for High-A Florida in Thursday's win over Lakeland, scattering three hits and two walks while striking out four.
The right-hander has been dealing to begin the season, and Wilson now boasts a 0.45 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 19:5 K:BB through his first 20 innings at High-A. The Braves' system is loaded with pitching prospects and the organization has little reason to rush the 20-year-old, but if Wilson keeps putting up numbers like this, he'll get his first crack at Double-A over the summer.
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