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Willson made his major league debut in 2016, his eighth season in the Cubs organization after signing as a nondrafted free agent, July 2, 2009 ... was added to the 40-man roster, November 20, 2015 ... Batted .282 (71-for-252) with 14 doubles and 12 homers in 76 games in his debut season in the majors ... Named the 2015 Cubs Minor League Player of the Year after leading the Southern League with a .333 batting average (151-for-454) to go along with 71 runs, 34 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 75 RBI ... Has batted .283 (537-for-1,896) in 517 minor league games across eight seasons ... Selected as the top catching prospect in baseball by MLB.com heading into the 2016 season ... also ranked by MLB.com as the 51st-best prospect in baseball ... named the second-best prospect in the Cubs system by Baseball America ... Named to the 2015 mid-season and postseason Southern League All-Star Team with Double-A Tennessee ... Selected to play in the 2015 Arizona Fall League All-Star game.

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