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Bobby Wilson | Catcher | #21

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/8/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: St. Petersburg JC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 48 (0) / LAA
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Bobby Wilson has elected free agency.
Wilson chose free agency after being outrighted off the Rays' 40-man roster. The 33-year-old hit .237 with seven homers and a .626 OPS over 75 games this season while making stops with the Tigers, Rangers, and Rays. He might be able to land a major league contract elsewhere. Nov 15 - 3:10 PM

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Bobby Wilson clubbed his sixth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday.

His solo shot off Masahiro Tanaka in the eighth inning was the only offense that the Rays were able to generate on the afternoon. Wilson finished the day 1-for-3, raising his season slash to .246/.277/.367 to go along with six long balls and 32 RBI.
Sep 10 - 10:08 PM

Rays claimed C Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Rangers.

Wilson was designated for assignment by the Rangers at the trade deadline to open a spot for Jonathan Lucroy. The 33-year-old could see semi-regular time behind the plate with Tampa Bay, but he is not fantasy relevant.
Aug 4 - 3:34 PM

Rangers designated C Bobby Wilson for assignment.

Bryan Holaday was also designated for assignment after Monday's acquisition of Jonathan Lucroy. Wilson, 33, was batting .250/.277/.352 with three homers over 141 plate appearances this season.
Aug 1 - 5:33 PM

Bobby Wilson hit his second grand slam of the season in Saturday's 6-5, 10-inning win over the Blue Jays.

Wilson has flashed almost no power during his major league career -- entering Saturday's game he had just 10 home runs to his name over 559 at-bats -- but the world works in mysterious ways. After being traded from the Tigers to the Rangers in early May, the 33-year-old has socked a pair of grand slams in just 24 at-bats. He burned Marco Estrada in the second inning on Saturday. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when the Rangers will load the bases and allow Wilson to work his magic moving forward. His career .208/.270/.306 triple-slash does not suggest there will be many more trips to Denny's this season.
May 14 - 11:17 PM

Bobby Wilson launched a grand slam in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Tigers.

Ah, the poetry. Wilson was traded from the Tigers to the Rangers on May 3. Just five days later, he made them pay. The 33-year-old backstop cranked a grand slam off Tigers reliever Mark Lowe in the eighth inning to help propel his new club to victory. Despite the heroics, Wilson holds a .203/.266/.299 triple-slash for his major league career and can be safely avoided in all fantasy formats.
May 8 - 5:02 PM

Rangers acquired C Bobby Wilson from the Tigers for LHP Chad Bell.

The Rangers already acquired Bryan Holaday from the Tigers back in March and now they have added another catcher to the mix as they try to get by without Robinson Chirinos. The 33-year-old Wilson is a .203/.266/.299 hitter in the majors and can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 2:03 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Toledo.

He'll take the place of the injured James McCann (ankle) on the active roster. Wilson is a .204/.267/.303 hitter in the majors, so don't look for any fantasy value here.
Apr 12 - 9:32 AM

Tigers acquired C Bobby Wilson and RHP Miles Jaye from the Rangers in exchange for C Bryan Holaday.

Wilson is on a minor league contract and will head to Triple-A for the Tigers. He's a career .204/.267/.303 hitter in the majors.
Mar 29 - 8:42 PM

Rangers re-signed C Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson became a free agent after being outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster last month, but it didn't take them long to agree to a new deal. The 32-year-old will serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Rangers sent C Bobby Wilson outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

He had been slated for minor league free agency already, so the move just removes him from the 40-man roster a little early. Wilson will catch on somewhere as a depth guy.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 08:59:00 AM

Rangers claimed C Bobby Wilson off waivers from the Rays.

A defense-first backstop, Wilson has hit just .145/.203/.145 in the majors this season. He's been added to the big league roster and will share catching duties with Chris Gimenez with Robinson Chirinos (shoulder) and Carlos Corporan (thumb) sidelined.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 02:01:00 PM

Rays sent C Bobby Wilson outright to Triple-A Durham.

Wilson was designated for assignment by the Rays last week and passed through waivers unclaimed. The 32-year-old catcher is a .201/.263/.299 career hitter in the majors.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 02:15:00 PM

Rays designated C Bobby Wilson for assignment.

The 32-year-old backstop was hitting just .145/.203/.145 in 55 at-bats with the Rays this season. He became a roster casualty with the team's desperate need to add fresh arms to the bullpen. The Rays will play on Friday with Jake Elmore as an emergency option behind starting catcher Rene Rivera.
Thu, Jun 11, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Durham.

He beat out Curt Casali for the Rays' backup catcher job. Wilson is a defense-first catcher who sports a career .209/.271/.321 batting line over parts of six seasons in the majors.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 08:51:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Luke Maile
2Curt Casali
1B1Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Willy Adames
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Chih-Wei Hu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Danny Farquhar
7Ryan Garton
8Eddie Gamboa
9Ryne Stanek