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Full Name: Preston James Richard Wilson Primary Position: OF,CF
Height/Weight: 6' 2"/193 First Game: May 7, 1998
Birthdate: July 19, 1974 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Bamberg, South Carolina
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Preston Wilson (Preston James Richard Wilson) was born on July 19, 1974 in Bamberg, South Carolina. He made his Major League debut on May 7, 1998 for the New York Mets. In 1999, his rookie year, he hit .280 with 26 home runs and 71 RBI. Wilson played for the New York Mets, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals, St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros over the course of his 9 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Preston Wilson's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2003, when he slugged 36 home runs, hit for a .282 average and knocked in 141 runs. However, others believe that it was 2000, when he slugged 31 home runs, stole 36 bases and knocked in 121 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1998 NY N 8 20 3 6 0 2 .300 .364 .400 2 0 2 8 0 0 1 0 0
1998 FLA N 14 31 4 2 1 1 .065 .194 .161 0 0 4 13 1 2 0 0 0
1998 TOT N 22 51 7 8 1 3 .157 .259 .255 2 0 6 21 1 2 1 0 0
1999 FLA N 149 482 67 135 26 71 .280 .350 .502 21 4 46 156 9 0 11 3 15
2000 FLA N 161 605 94 160 31 121 .264 .331 .486 35 3 55 187 8 0 36 1 11
2001 FLA N 123 468 70 128 23 71 .274 .331 .494 30 2 36 107 6 0 20 2 14
2002 FLA N 141 510 80 124 23 65 .243 .329 .429 22 2 58 140 9 2 20 3 17
2003 COL N 155 600 94 169 36 141 .282 .343 .537 43 1 54 139 4 0 14 1 23
2004 COL N 58 202 24 50 6 29 .248 .315 .391 11 0 17 49 3 0 2 2 9
2005 WAS N 68 253 34 66 10 43 .261 .329 .443 14 1 20 71 6 0 3 0 10
2005 COL N 71 267 39 69 15 47 .258 .322 .491 15 1 25 77 1 1 3 0 8
2005 TOT N 139 520 73 135 25 90 .260 .325 .467 29 2 45 148 7 1 6 0 18
2006 STL N 33 111 18 27 8 17 .243 .300 .486 3 0 7 27 2 0 6 1 2
2006 HOU N 102 390 40 105 9 55 .269 .309 .405 22 2 22 94 2 0 6 2 18
2006 TOT N 135 501 58 132 17 72 .263 .307 .423 25 2 29 121 4 0 12 3 20
2007 STL N 25 64 6 14 1 5 .219 .265 .313 3 0 4 17 0 0 2 0 2
Total 1108 4003 573 1055 189 668 .264 .329 .468 221 16 350 1085 51 5 124 15 129

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1998 NY N LF 4 3 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 NY N CF 2 2 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
1998 NY N OF 7 6 47 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
1998 NY N RF 1 1 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 FLA N LF 3 2 26 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 FLA N OF 11 6 67.1 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 FLA N RF 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1998 FLA N CF 7 3 32.1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 TOT N CF 9 5 45.1 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .900
1998 TOT N RF 2 2 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 TOT N LF 7 5 51 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 TOT N OF 18 12 114.1 23 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .958
1999 FLA N CF 111 105 896.1 268 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1999 FLA N LF 23 16 141.2 39 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .976
1999 FLA N OF 136 128 1107 320 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1999 FLA N RF 15 7 69 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
2000 FLA N OF 158 152 1362.2 384 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2000 FLA N CF 158 152 1362.2 384 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2001 FLA N CF 121 120 1049.1 287 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2001 FLA N OF 121 120 1049.1 287 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .993
2002 FLA N OF 138 132 1178.2 303 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2002 FLA N CF 138 132 1178.2 303 8 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 .981
2003 COL N OF 155 153 1307.1 331 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2003 COL N CF 154 152 1299 327 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .980
2003 COL N LF 1 1 8.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 COL N OF 52 51 436 119 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .953
2004 COL N CF 52 51 436 119 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .953
2005 WAS N LF 11 11 94 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 WAS N OF 68 67 599.2 149 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 WAS N RF 2 2 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 WAS N CF 55 54 488.2 125 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2005 COL N CF 69 68 580 140 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2005 COL N OF 69 68 580 140 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .979
2005 TOT N CF 124 122 1068.2 265 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .989
2005 TOT N OF 137 135 1179.2 289 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2006 STL N OF 28 28 229 48 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .960
2006 STL N CF 5 4 28.1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .889
2006 STL N RF 19 18 150.2 31 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .969
2006 STL N LF 8 6 50 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 HOU N LF 94 94 823 147 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 HOU N RF 5 4 30.1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 HOU N OF 100 99 863 155 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 HOU N CF 2 1 9.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 TOT N CF 7 5 38 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .909
2006 TOT N RF 24 22 181 37 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .974
2006 TOT N LF 102 100 873 156 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2006 TOT N OF 128 127 1092 203 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2007 STL N OF 16 14 123.2 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .931
2007 STL N RF 16 14 123.2 27 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .931
Total LF 144 133 1168 228 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .996
Total OF 1059 1024 8950.2 2286 57 43 11 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total CF 874 844 7374 1972 53 38 11 0 0 0 0 0 .982
Total RF 59 47 408.2 80 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .952

Transactions

  • Selected by New York Mets in the 1st round (9th pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 1, 1992 - signed September 9, 1992).
  • Traded by New York Mets with Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarnall to Florida Marlins in exchange for Mike Piazza (May 22, 1998).
  • Traded by Florida Marlins with Charles Johnson, Vic Darensbourg and Pablo Ozuna to Colorado Rockies in exchange for Juan Pierre, Mike Hampton and cash (November 16, 2002).
  • Traded by Colorado Rockies to Washington Nationals in exchange for Zach Day, J.J. Davis and cash (July 13, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (October 27, 2005).
  • Signed by Houston Astros (January 6, 2006).
  • Released by Houston Astros (August 12, 2006).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (August 18, 2006).
  • Granted free agency (November 3, 2006).

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