Kansas City Royals pick Peyton Wilson of Alabama baseball in 2021 MLB Draft

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

The Kansas City Royals selected Alabama sophomore second baseman Peyton Wilson in the Compensatory B round with the 66th overall pick on Monday.

The approximate pick value is $1 million, the last pick in the millions. 

Wilson, a Hoover native, started in all of Alabama's 58 games in 2021 as the Crimson Tide made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014. Wilson batted .290 and led Alabama with 46 runs, 10 stolen bases, 72 hits and 13 doubles. 

He finished third in the SEC with 158 assists and had 32 double plays, ninth most in the SEC. 

His efforts landed him a spot on the All-SEC second team at second base. 

Wilson started seven games during his freshman season, finishing with a .333 batting average. He's the younger brother of former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson. Ross Wilson, another brother, also played baseball for the Crimson Tide before he ended up in the Chicago White Sox organization. 

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