Attended Orange High School in Hillsborough, N.C...Went 33-4 in his high school career, including 10-2 as a senior, a year that included him throwing six shutouts, three no-hitters, and a perfect game...Was committed to play collegiately at the University of North Carolina.
Pitched in six games and made a pair of starts during his third major league season, going 1-0 with a 4.02 ERA (7 ER/15.2 IP) and 15 strikeouts… Exceeded his rookie limits during the season...Made his first start of the season, September 22 vs. MIA, and pitched 5.0 scoreless innings with a career-most seven strikeouts...The Braves beat the Marlins, 11-1, to clinch the N.L. East...Made three stints with Atlanta during the season, first being recalled on August 11 before the Braves optioned him on August 19...Was also up from September 6 to September 17 and was recalled for the last time on September 21...Spent the remainder of the season at the club’s alternate training site in Gwinnett.
Made his postseason debut in Game 4 of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles and held the Dodgers to one hit and one run over 6.0 innings, fanning five…It was his only appearance of the postseason...Became just the second rookie pitcher in baseball history to start his postseason debut and allow no more than one hit in at least 6.0 innings, joining the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha in Game 4 of the 2013 NLDS...Wilson went 6.0 innings and allowed one run in the game, while teammate Ian Anderson pitched 6.0 scoreless innings in his postseason debut during Game 2 of the Wild Card Series...They are just the second set of teammates in a single postseason to go at least 6.0 innings and allow no more than one run in their playoff debuts prior to turning 23, joining Hall-of-Famer Jim Palmer and Wally Bunker of the 1966 Baltimore Orioles.
Made his first Opening Day roster and appeared in six total games for Atlanta…Went 1-1 with a 7.20 ERA (16 ER/20.0 IP) and 16 strikeouts in six games, including four starts... Started Atlanta's second game of the season, 3/30 at Philadelphia... The Braves pitched RH Julio Teheran on Opening Day, followed by Wilson and fellow rookie RH Kyle Wright in games two and three…2019 marked the first time since 1905 that the Braves had two (or more) rookie starting pitchers in the first three games of the season... RH Dick Harley started game two in 1905, while LH Irv Young made the first of his 42 starts that season in game three... Following those starts on Opening Weekend, Wilson and Wright made just 11 more appearances for the Braves on the season, including six starts... Made seven total stints with Atlanta…Was with the Braves from Opening Day through 4/3, and again from 4/21-26, 6/27-7/3, 7/16-18, 8/16-19, a single day on 9/3, and finally from 9/13 through the end of the season... Was optioned to Gwinnett on 4/3 and made 21 total starts for the Stripers... Tied for the Gwinnett lead in starts and paced the starting staff in ERA and strikeouts…Ranked second on the staff with 10 wins, which also tied for second most among all Atlanta farmhands... Was named a Triple-A All-Star by Baseball America... Won each of his last six starts with Gwinnett, going 6-0 with a 0.90 ERA (4 ER/40.0 IP)... Entered 2020 rated by Baseball America as Atlanta's No. 6 prospect.
Atlanta selected his contract on 8/20 and he made his debut that night at PIT…Tossed 5.0 shutout innings as the Braves beat the Pirates, 1-0 ... At 20 years, 243 days old, became the youngest starter in major league history to win 1-0 in his MLB debut ... Became the fourth Atlanta starter to win his MLB debut last season, joining Kolby Allard, Mike Soroka and Touki Toussaint… The Braves became just the second team in the last 110 seasons to have four different starters win their major league debut in the same season...The 2009 Baltimore Orioles had five such pitchers ... Debuted at 20 years, 243 days old, and was the youngest pitcher in the majors at the time… Became the eighth-youngest Braves pitcher to start his debut in the last 110 seasons, and the youngest since RHP Julio Teheran debuted at 20 years, 100 days on 5/7/11 ... Pitched at three different levels of the Braves minor league system, combining to go 8-5 with a 3.44 ERA (48 ER/125.2 IP) and 143 strikeouts between High-A Florida, Double-A Mississippi and Triple-A Gwinnett ... Ranked in the Top 10 among Atlanta's starting farmhands in strikeout-to-walk ratio (1st, 3.97), strikeouts (2nd, 143) wins (T5th, 8), innings pitched (7th, 125.2) and ERA (8th, 3.44) ... Named Florida's Pitcher of the Month for April after going 2-0 with a 0.34 ERA over five starts… Earned the same honor with Mississippi in July, finishing 2-0 with a 0.84 ERA in five turns ... Earned a pair of Pitcher of the Week honors, first on 7/8 with Mississippi before a second award on 8/19 with Gwinnett ... Ranked by Baseball America as Atlanta's No. 12 prospect and MLB.com's No. 13 entering the season.
Named by the organization as Rome's Pitcher of the Year after going 10-7 with a 2.50 ERA (38 ER/137.0 IP), one shutout and 139 strikeouts over 26 starts ... Paced all Atlanta starting pitcher farmhands in starter's ERA (min. 75.0 IP), and ranked in the Top 10 in wins (2nd, 10), strikeouts (5th, 139) and innings (6th, 137.0), while ranking fifth in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.76) and tied for ninth in hits per 9.0 innings (6.9) among prospects with at least 30.0 innings ... Earned South Atlantic League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star honors ... Was named SAL Pitcher of the Week on 7/9 after tossing a five-hit, 9.0-inning shutout on 7/8 vs. West Virginia, fanning seven without a walk ... Entered the season tabbed by Baseball America as Atlanta's No. 25 prospect.
Made nine appearances (six starts) after being selected in the fourth round of the First-Year Player Draft and went 1-1 with a 0.67 ERA (2 ER/26.2 IP) for the GCL Braves ... Did not allow an earned run over 18.0 innings in his six starts, while pitching to a 2.08 ERA (2 ER/8.2 IP) over three relief appearances.