Kevin Wilson is a former switch-hitting middle-infielder who played at the University of Cincinnati before signing with the Chicago White Sox and embarking on a five-year professional playing career. His passion for developing hitters led him to becoming a professional hitting consultant to Major League and Minor League players at Kevin Wilson Baseball, LLC.
Kevin currently works with Minor and Major League players from 13 different MLB organizations. A small sample list of clients include Pedro Feliz, Caleb Joseph, Josh Harrison, Mike Lamb, and Garin Cecchini. Players go to Kevin for not only work on their swing, but also to hone their approach to face Major League pitching. He has over 13 years of player development experience dealing with hitting.
In 2013, Kevin was the hitting coach for the USA Baseball 18U National Team. Team USA beat Japan for the Gold medal at the IBAF World Cup in Taichung,Taiwan. Under his guidance, outfielder Adam Haseley was named the 2013 IBAF World Cup Batting Champion.
The KWB Experience
Kevin strives to maximize the swing, mindset and ultimately the potential of each individual hitter. He has always put the hitter first. Kevin firmly believes that every hitter is an individual. Not every swing and personality is the same. With that in mind, every hitter is thoroughly evaluated before Kevin customizes a player plan that maximizes development for that INDIVIDUAL hitter.
SIMPLE is a word that you will hear a lot when working with him. He aims to simplify the process of hitting so that when you get YOUR SWING, it will be easier to maintain it. He teaches the hitter to teach themselves. This allows them to have confidence in taking ownership of THEIR SWING. Once he works to get the player’s swing, he teaches them how to HIT. Kevin believes the mental side of hitting is 90% of the game and unfortunately, a lot of younger hitters are behind in this category. He stresses developing a routine and purpose in everything you do, as well as having a concrete approach and plan while at the plate.