Craig Wilson

  • 1B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/225

Craig Wilson MLB Career Stats

.262 99 292 14 .827

Craig Wilson Bio

  • Full Name: Craig Alan Wilson
  • Born: 11/30/1976 in Fountain Valley, CA
  • Draft: 1995, Toronto Blue Jays, 2nd rd. (47th overall)
  • High School: Marina, Huntington Beach, CA
  • Debut: April 22, 2001
  • Ret., Final Game: 5/11/2007
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MLB Career Stats 2010 303 527 99 292 14 .262 .353 .827


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Craig Wilson Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/16/2002 Pittsburgh NL
09/14/2003 Pittsburgh NL
04/16/2006 Pittsburgh NL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2000 Nashville PCL

Craig Wilson Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 29 24th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2004 .853 25th in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2004 .499 22nd in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2004 97 22nd in NL


Season 2B Rank
2004 35 22nd in NL


Season 3B Rank
2004 5 23rd in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2004 155 22nd in NL


Season SO Rank
2002 116 23rd in NL
2004 169 2nd in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2002 21 1st in NL
2003 13 6th in NL
2004 30 1st in NL
2005 10 17th in NL

Craig Alan Wilson Bio Info

He and his wife Jill have one son, Luke...They reside in Irvine, CA...Is a 1995 graduate of Marina High School in Huntington Beach, CA, where he played baseball...Was named All-State and All-America, along with league MVP, in 1995...In recognition of his work both on the field and in the community during the 2004 season, Wilson was selected as Pittsburgh's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by John Hancock...Was involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of Pittsburgh and the Gilmore Infant and Women's Center at Allegheny General Hospital. 2006 Hit .251 (90-for-359) with 17 HR and 49 RBI in 125 games with Pittsburgh and the Yankees in 2006 (65 starts at first base, 23 starts in right field)...With the Yankees, hit .212 (22-for-104) with 4 HR and 6 RBI in 40 games (25 starts at first base)...Began the season with Pittsburgh, batting .267 (68-for-255) with 13 HR and 41 in 85 games (40 starts at first base, 23 starts in right field)...Went 3-for-5 with 2 HR and 4 RBI on 4/12 vs. Los Angeles. Was his fifth career multi-HR game...Tied a career high with four hits (now done five times) on 5/24 at Arizona, going 4-for-5 with a solo-HR...Was acquired on 7/31 from the Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Shawn Chacon...Made his Yankees' debut in 8/2 win vs. Toronto, starting at 1B and going 2-for-4 with a run (recorded his first hit as a Yankee with a fourth-inning single)...Collected five hits in his first three games with the Yankees...According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only two players obtained by the Yankees from another team in midseason had five hits in their first three games (also Bobby Abreu in 2006 and John Olerud in 2004)...Hit his first home run as a Yankee - a solo-HR in the second - in 8/8 loss at CHI. 2005 Appeared in just 59 games with Pittsburgh due to spending two separate stints on the disabled list...Made fourth straight appearance on Opening Day roster, but was not in the starting lineup on 4/4 vs. Milwaukee...Went 7-for-17 (.412) in his first five games...Doubled for first extra base hit on 4/18 vs. St. Louis (the double came in his 42nd at bat)...Hit .143 (3-for-21) over eight-game stretch from 4/19 thru 5/1...Tied career high with four hits and went deep for first time on 5/3 @Houston (the home run came in his 71st at bat)...Went 9-for-16 (.563) with four doubles and one home run from 5/2-6...Produced six straight hits from 5/2-3...Tore tissue in the knuckle of his left middle finger while swinging the bat in the 4th inning on 5/6 @Arizona...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 5/8...Had surgery to repair the torn tissue on the middle finger of his left hand on 5/10 @Allegheny General Hospital (surgery was performed by Mark Baratz)...Had stitches removed and finger placed in a splint by Baratz on 5/23...Began "range of motion" exercises on 5/24...Wife, Jill, gave birth to couple's first child on 6/20 (Luke Alan)...Began taking batting practice with the team in Milwaukee on 7/1...Began rehab assignment with Indianapolis (AAA) on 7/4 and went 1-for-3 with an RBI vs. Louisville...Hit safely in all five games while on rehab, going 7-for-17 (.412) with three homers and eight RBI...Went deep three times in final two games with Indy before being recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated from D.L. on 7/9...Made start at first base that night vs. New York and went 1-for-4 with a run scored...Recorded an outfield assist in back-to-back games 7/10 and 7/14...Went 0-for-7 in first two games after the All-Star break on 7/14-15 in Chicago...Was hit by a Greg Maddux pitch on 7/16 at Wrigley Field and suffered a fractured fifth metacarpal on the left hand...Was placed on the 15-day disabled list on 7/17. ...Began taking batting practice with Pirates on 8/23...Went 1-for-4 with two walks and three RBI on second rehab assignment with Indianapolis from 8/26-27...Was recalled from rehab assignment and reinstated from D.L. on 8/28...His home run on 9/8 vs. Arizona was second of the season and first since 5/3...Hit .267 (27-for-101) with four home runs and 15 RBI in 28 games after returning in August...Hit safely in eight of his last 10 games, going 12-for-34 (.353) with three home runs and eight RBI...Made a total of 27 starts in right field (all after 8/27), 18 in left field and 11 at first base while playing with the Pirates...Made a fielding error at first base on 4/17 vs. Chicago and a fielding error in right field vs. Cincinnati on 8/28...Had four outfield assists. 2004 Established career highs in nearly every offensive category...Led club in home runs and runs scored...Shared team lead in RBI with Jason Bay...Was hit by a pitch a major league leading 30 times; one shy of Jason Kendall's club record set in 1997 and 1998...Made 78 starts in right field, 52 @first base, 17 in left field, two as the designated hitter and one @catcher...Made three errors while playing first base, three while playing right field and one while playing left field...Established club record for most strikeouts in a season; previous record of 163 was set by Donn Clendenon in 1968...Ranked second in the league in strikeouts behind Cincinnati's Adam Dunn (195)...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter in right field for the second time in his career (also 2002). ...Homered in each of the first two games; joining Jason Kendall (2003), Dale Berra (1983) and Willie Stargell (1966) as the only Pirates ever to do so. ...Started each of the first 64 games (entered game as defensive replacement on 6/20) and appeared in each of the club's first 102 games thru 7/31...Reached base in 19 of his first 20 games, going 27-for-74 (.365) and producing a .447 on-base percentage...Had career-high seven RBI, second career two-homer game and career-high four hits on 5/11 @Colorado...Moved into the cleanup spot for good on 5/14...Went 12-for-26 (.462) with a double, triple, three home runs, nine RBI and nine runs on six-game road trip from 5/11-16...Saw first action behind the plate on 5/27 @St. Louis...Tied career high with four hits on 5/31 vs. St. Louis...Had batting average as high as .360 following the action on 6/4. ...Hit just .212 (77-for-364) in his final 105 games...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/13 @Oakland and 6/15 vs. Anaheim but then went 17 straight games without going deep...Hit .143 (8-for-56) in final 15 games during the month of June...Had batting average above .300 for the final time on 6/23...Made lone start behind the plate on 7/2 vs. Milwaukee (game two)...Fell a home run shy of hitting for the cycle on 7/18 vs. Florida...Homered on 7/19 vs. Montreal, but then went 17 games until going deep in back-to-back games on 8/10-11...Ended year with a career-high tying, seven-game hitting streak, going 9-for-26 (.346) with four doubles and a homer...Fell one home run shy of becoming just the second major league player ever to hit 30 home runs and to be hit 30 times in the same season (Don Baylor accomplished the feat while playing with Boston in 1986). 2003 Established Pittsburgh club record with ninth career pinch-hit home run on 7/17 vs. Milwaukee, surpassing Willie Stargell (eight)...Made season debut as catcher on 4/3 @Cincinnati, his fifth major league start behind the plate...Went hitless in his first 14 at bats...Made first career start (third appearance) in left field on 4/12 @Chicago (NL)...Went 9-for-23 (.391) in seven games following his hitless slump...Hit eighth career pinch-hit home run on 5/12, tying Stargell for the all-time club lead...Went 13-for-40 (.325) in June...Connected off Wayne Franklin for first career grand slam on 7/17 (pinch hit)...Posted second career multi-homer game on 8/13 vs. St. Louis...Batted .333 (14-for-42) with a .786 slugging percentage during the month of August...Went 16-for-40 (.400) from 9/6-16...Registered third career multi-homer game on 9/8 @Cincinnati, going 3-for-5 with two taters and four RBI in the contest...Also went deep the following day and again on 9/11 @Great American Ball Park...Capped off the week with a solo homer vs. Philadelphia on 9/14...Was named National League's Player-of-the-Week for the week of 9/8-14 after hitting .370 with five home runs and 10 RBI...Batted just .195 (8-for-41) after garnering his second career Player-of-the-Week award...Went 5-for-23 (.217) as a pinch hitter and 2-for-9 (.222) in two starts as the designated hitter...Made 40 appearances in right field (28 starts), 36 @first base (29 starts), 21 behind the plate (15 starts) and seven in left field (four starts)...Threw out two of the five baserunners attempting to steal against him while pitchers posted a 6.04 ERA (143.0ip/96er) with him behind the plate...Committed one error as a catcher and had one passed ball. 2002 Spent first full season in the majors...Made 74 appearances (65 starts) in right field, 42 appearances (34 starts) @first base, five appearances behind the plate and one appearance in left field (8/11 @San Francisco)...Also went 3-for-10 with an RBI in three games as the designated hitter...Led the National League in hit-by-pitches...Was Pittsburgh's Opening Day starter in right field. ...Hit safely in career-high seven straight games from 5/3-12 (7-for-21, .333)...His three-run home run off Curt Schilling @Arizona on 5/8 was his first of the season...Made first of five appearances behind the plate on 5/13 vs. Arizona...Went 0-for-12 in five-game stretch from 5/21 (game one) thru 5/26...Had career-high four hits on 5/31 @St. Louis...Also hit safely in seven straight games from 5/30 thru 6/5 (14-for-25, .560)...Was named National League Player-of-the-Week for week of 6/10-16 after hitting .500 with four home runs and 12 RBI in six games...Had one hit in 26 at bats from 6/18-28...Had first career two-homer game on 8/4 vs. San Francisco, his first home runs of the season @PNC Park...Made second career appearance in left field on 8/11 @San Francisco. 2001 Spent majority of season with Pittsburgh and tied major league record for most home runs (seven) by a pinch hitter (Los Angeles' Dave Hansen also hit seven in 2000)...Was named to the Topps' 43rd annual Major League Rookie All-Star team as a first baseman...Began season with Nashville (AAA)...Hit lone home run on 4/13 @Tacoma...Made six appearances @first base and four behind the plate...Was recalled by Pittsburgh on 4/17 and remained with the Pirates for the rest of the season...Made major league debut on 4/22 vs. Chicago (NL) and flied out as a pinch hitter...His first big-league hit was a pinch-home run off San Francisco's Kirk Rueter @PNC Park on 5/1 (third at bat)...Made first major league start on 5/2 (1B) and homered again...Had four hits (three homers) in his first nine at bats, but then went 2-for-14 in his next nine games...Made first of four starts behind the plate on 5/13 @Milwaukee...Homered in back-to-back games for the second time on 6/29-30 @Montreal...Made first career outfield appearance (LF) on 7/1 @Montreal...Established season club record with fifth pinch-homer on 7/18 vs. Chicago (NL)...Went 5-for-40 (.125) in a 22-game stretch from 7/21 to 8/26, dropping batting average from .309 to .239...His pinch-hit homer off Chicago's Kerry Wood on 9/24 tied the major league record for most in a season...Had back-to-back three-hit games on 9/24-25 and hit .517 (15-for-29) in his final 11 games, raising average from .264 to .310...Made a total of 26 appearances (18 starts) @first base, 13 appearances (11 starts) in right field, 10 appearances (four starts) behind the plate and one appearance in left field...Threw out one of the four runners attempting to steal against him and made one throwing error while catching...Collected a hit in six straight innings on 9/24 (6th, 7th & 8th) and 9/25 (1st, 2nd & 3rd)...Was Pittsburgh's most-used pinch hitter, going 10-for-34 (.294) with seven walks and two HBP...Ranked fourth among N.L. rookies in home runs behind St. Louis' Albert Pujols (37), Cincinnati's Adam Dunn (19) & Philadelphia's Jimmy Rollins (14). 2000 Spent entire season with Nashville...Was named to both the mid-season and post-season All-Star teams. ...Led Nashville in games, batting, home runs and RBI...His 33 home runs tied him for third in the Pacific Coast League and fell one short of the franchise record, held by Steve Balboni (1980) and Brian Dayett (1982)...Tied for fourth in home runs among all minor league players...Also led club and finished third in the P.C.L. with a .604 slugging percentage...Was hit by a pitch a league-leading 25 times, one shy of Sal Fasano's league record of 26, set in 1999 with Omaha...Also led Nashville in strikeouts and tied for fourth in the league in that department...Made 71 appearances behind the plate and threw out 20 of the 68 baserunners attempting to steal against him (29%)...Had 15 passed balls - the second-highest total in the P.C.L. - and committed 10 errors...Also made 30 appearances at first base and went 11-for-47 (.234) with two homers and seven RBI in 12 games as the designated hitter...Homered in first Triple-A at bat on 4/7 at Omaha and went deep in each of his first two games...Batted .333 in 16 games during the month of April. ...Homered twice on 5/11 vs. Colorado Springs and again on 5/22 at Colorado Springs...Swiped lone base on 5/11...Hit safely in season-high six straight games from 6/3-9 (10-for-23, .435)...Tied franchise record with three home runs on 6/6 vs. Tucson...Batted .366 in 26 games during the month of June, going 34-for-93 with 14 multi-hit games...Went 0-for-2 with a walk in the mid-season All-Star Game played at Rochester on 7/12...Hit just .216 (21-for-97) during the month of July, but 10 of his 21 hits were home runs. ...Homered seven times in an 11-game stretch from 7/16-26...Homered in three straight games from 8/21-24, which included a two-homer game on 8/21 at Albuquerque...Participated in the Arizona Fall League and hit .263 (26-for-99) with two homers and 19 RBI in 29 games with Peoria. 1999 Spent entire season with Altoona (AA)...Finished second on club in home runs and RBI...Made 34 appearances behind the plate, 14 in left field and 13 at first base...Threw out just nine of the 61 baserunners attempting to steal against him (15%)...Hit .323 (21-for-65) in his first 19 games thru 5/4...Hit a grand slam and knocked in five runs on 7/4 at Erie...Swiped lone base on 7/27 at Erie...Hit safely in season-high eight straight games from 7/24-31 (9-for-28, .321). 1998 Began season with Lynchburg (A)...Was named to the Carolina League mid-season All-Star team...Hit .327 (17-for-52) from 5/26 thru 6/8...Homered in back-to-back games on 6/7-8...Was promoted to Carolina (AA) on 6/21...Batted .294 with 17 home runs and 66 RBI in 106 games with the two clubs...Missed some time due to pain in right elbow. 1997 Spent entire season with Carolina League champion Lynchburg - team managed by current Pirate coach Jeff Banister...Ranked fifth among Pittsburgh farmhands in home runs...Went 0-for-30 over a nine-game span from 6/25 to 7/9...Homered twice on 7/21 at Frederick and again on 7/30 vs. Winston-Salem. 1996 Spent entire season with Hagerstown (Blue Jays' A)...Established minor league career highs in games, hits and stolen bases...Made 67 appearances behind the plate and 50 in the outfield. 1995 Made professional debut with Medicine Hat (Pioneer League) after being selected by Toronto in the second round of the June draft.