Seahawks coach Carroll gives scouting report on Wilson's baseball skills

Seahawks coach Carroll gives scouting report on Wilson's baseball skills

Seahawks coach Carroll gives scouting report on Wilson's baseball skills

The Yankees had said Wilson wouldn't appear in a game after they "traded" for him from the Rangers.

Wilson played 93 games in the Rockies' system in 2010 and 2011 before committing totally to being an National Football League quarterback.

It's unlikely Wilson will do a Tim Tebow and make a full go at playing Pro Baseball, but that's largely because he's an elite quarterback in the NFL.

Because we've spent time across the state, hanging with the Mets' Heisman Trophy victor, it's hard not to draw some comparisons between the two quarterbacks - one now piloting an National Football League team, the other past tense. He proceeded to strike out swinging, as Braves left-hander Max Fried sent him down on a 93-mph fastball up and in.

The difference on Friday was that he was given a chance to test himself with bat in hand for the Yankees against the Atlanta Braves in a pre-season contest at Tampa, Florida, according to the club's website. That was when Wilson wore number 7 and was a middle infielder with low-Class-A Asheville, on his way to quarterbacking Wisconsin to the Rose Bowl then getting drafted by the Seahawks the following spring.

"I used to go insane when Derek Jeter walked up to the plate", Wilson said. Some guys are maybe traveling all over the world. Coming in, the Yankees didn't intend to get Wilson into a Grapefruit League game.

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He was pinch-hitting for right fielder Aaron Judge in the bottom of the fifth inning.

The YES Network announcer eluded to more at-bats for Wilson, saying it "wouldn't be his last" at-bat after he struck out. "That's real", Wilson said.

You can say one thing about Wilson's lone plate appearance: He did not get cheated - that's a hack. "I went up there with confidence". I was ready and will always remember that.

"He's going to be working out and doing something anyway".

"I'm sure he is competing his butt off, you know?"

The Yankees hope that message sticks around long after he has left for his day job.

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