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Bobby Wilson | Catcher | #6

Team: Texas Rangers
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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Rays signed C Bobby Wilson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wilson, 31, spent almost all of last season at Triple-A with the Diamondbacks, batting .267/.324/.341 with three homers over 76 games. He's merely organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Bobby Wilson has elected free agency.

Wilson appeared in two games with the Diamondbacks in 2014. The 31-year-old will have a tough time scoring anything more than a minor league deal heading into next season.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent C Bobby Wilson outright to Triple-A Reno.

Wilson had one hit in four at-bats in September, his first major league action since 2012. The 31-year-old is nothing more than organizational depth for the Diamondbacks.
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 10:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of C Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Reno.

Wilson, 31, batted .267/.324/.341 with three home runs and 38 RBI over 76 games this season in Triple-A. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2012 with the Angels, but will give Arizona an extra catcher over the final two weeks.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Joey Gallo
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Delino DeShields
3Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Mitch Moreland
2Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Lucas Harrell
Relief Pitcher
R1Sam Dyson
2Matt Bush
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Dario Alvarez
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers