23. Dan Wilson
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 25, 1969 in Arlington Heights, IL USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 07, 1992
  • Final Game: September 30, 2005
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Dan Wilson would play all but 48 of his Games with the Seattle Mariners, and he is regarded as one of the best defensive Catchers in Mariners history.

Wilson came over in a trade from Cincinnati and would immediately become the regular starting Catcher.  While he was a light hitter at the plate and only had an On Base Percentage of .309, he was a favorite of most of the Mariners' Pitchers.  He would twice lead the AL in Runners Caught Stealing and would also be second among his AL peers in Range Factor per Game and also in Fielding Percentage.

While we may have maligned Wilson’s hitting, he was still an All-Star in 1996, where he had an 18 Home Run Season and batted .285.  He would overall have 1,071 Hits for Seattle.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Catcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Cincinnati Reds with Bobby Ayala for Bret Boone and Erik Hanson 11/2/93.
  • Departed: Retired after the 2005 Season.
  • Games Played: 1251
  • Notable Statistics: 433 Runs
    1,071 Hits
    207 Doubles
    13 Triples
    88 Home Runs
    508 Runs Batted In
    23 Stolen Bases
    .262/.309/.384 Slash Line
    13.5 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1996)
    Most Putouts by a Catcher (1995 & 1997)
    Most Double Plays Turned by a Catcher (1997)
    Most Runners Caught Stealing (1995 & 1997)
    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Catcher (1995 & 1998)
    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Catcher (2001 & 2003)

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