34. Preston Wilson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 19, 1974 in Bamberg, SC USA
  • Weight: 193 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: May 07, 1998
  • Final Game: May 05, 2007
  • MVP - 2003
  • Rookie of the Year - 1999
 
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A First Round Pick and former High School Player of the Year, Preston Wilson made the Mets in 1998, only for him to be traded two weeks later to Florida.

Wilson only played 14 Games the rest of the year for the Marlins, going back to the Minors, but the year after, he was a starting Outfielder, and was second in Rookie of the Year voting (26 HR, .280).  In 2000, Wilson was a 30/30 player (31 HR, 36 SB) and led the NL in Strikeouts with 187.  He had back-to-back 23 Home Run years in 2001 and 2002 but would be traded the year after to Colorado.

Wilson had 104 Home Runs, 87 Stolen Bases, and 549 Hits with the Marlins.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the New York Mets with Geoff Goetz and Ed Yarmal for Mike Piazza 5/22/98.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Colorado Rockies with Vic Darensbourg, Charles Johnson, and Pablo Ozuna for Mike Hampton, Juan Pierre, and Cash 11/16/02

  • Games Played: 588
  • Notable Statistics:

    315 Runs Scored
    549 Hits
    108 Doubles
    11 Triples
    104 Home Runs
    329 RBIs
    87 Stolen Bases
    .262/.333/.473 Slash Line
    6.2 bWAR

    No Playoff Games

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Highest Power-Speed # (2000)
    Most Assists by a Centerfielder (2001)

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