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Willie WilsonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1974-2009 MLB Years: 1976-1994
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1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsOF-2031, DH-28Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie James Wilson
Height6-3Weight195BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateJuly 9,1955 [62.351]PlaceMontgomery,Alabama
High SchoolSummit (Summit,NJ)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (18th overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers [Team Picks] in the 16th round (381st overall) of the 1974 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$90,000Signing ScoutsAl Diez
MLB DebutSeptember 4,1976 [21.057]
OrganizationsKCA [17] CHN [2] OAK [2] Awards5Awards Voting4-261
TBC Player ID19809Retrosheet IDwilsw001MLBAM ID124435
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Player Notes:   Inducted into the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame in 2000
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed96Power37Contact50XBH34RBIs31Runs79Hitting74Durability61Team.539Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1974GCL RoyalsGCLRk-1847155303935114240105100000.252.297.355.652559165.369.103.323.3006.0630.915.100.61155.0023.08
1975WaterlooMidwA-1912748692132184873760269900000.272.309.374.68318230512.327.102.313.3145.0819.343.811.5660.7522.73
1976JacksonvilleSouAA-201073885498136135370267200000.253.300.325.62512620414.308.072.235.2926.2817.392.770.24388.0020.41
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca19of20126010000210200000.167.167.167.334106.250.000.167.1540.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1977Omaha RoyalsAmerAAAkca-21132495671391064477482410686300.281.323.349.67217320536.348.068.251.3044.4819.784.420.75123.7514.39
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32of21133410112001631802001.324.343.382.72513237.423.058.176.3252.7021.628.000.000.0018.18
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of221271984343820164612163325202.217.280.278.5585510223.257.061.313.2607.1714.802.060.000.0023.26
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of23154588113185181364983122892713431.315.351.420.77124737640.362.105.274.3434.3814.383.290.9498.0020.00
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of2416170513323028153497910288165134.326.357.421.77829746745.365.095.233.3493.7610.872.890.40235.0020.00
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of2510243954133107132348184243135.303.335.364.69916018465.332.061.162.3193.879.032.330.22439.0013.53
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of261365858719419153463711268162224.332.365.431.79625237621.380.099.188.3554.1913.043.120.48195.0019.07
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of2713757690159228233598337511024.276.316.352.66820332611.315.076.222.3025.4012.272.270.33288.0020.13
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of2812854181163249244475395632327.301.350.390.74021135588.331.089.238.3346.639.521.440.34270.5021.47
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of291416058716825214434311299452136.278.316.408.72424750642.323.130.231.3194.5214.643.240.62151.2529.76
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of3015663177170207944348319793116.269.313.366.67923136675.306.097.187.3054.5914.373.131.3370.1121.18
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of311466109717018154305911328864129.279.320.377.69723037653.320.098.230.3074.9013.482.750.61152.5021.76
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of321475918115517111373572210628515.262.289.333.62219729628.315.071.156.2793.5016.884.820.16591.0018.71
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of331123835897177343246277816608.253.300.358.65813727423.305.105.222.2976.3818.442.890.71127.6727.84
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca6of341153074989133242246305723314.290.354.371.72511418345.347.081.238.3308.7016.521.900.58153.5020.22
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak16of3511329438701440282051843411111.238.290.313.6039218318.278.075.187.2755.6613.522.390.000.0025.71
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak6of36132396381071550372883565123211.270.329.333.66213220437.320.063.202.3038.0114.871.860.000.0018.69
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn6of37105221295711311172114031112.258.301.348.6497715237.309.090.163.2914.6416.883.640.42221.0026.32
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn6of381721450200101601000.238.273.429.7029223.333.191.286.2984.3526.096.000.000.0040.00
2009Kansas City T-BonesNorthernInd--5311000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter21547731116922072811474158566813442511446264352790.285.326.376.70229054698317.329.091.214.0005.1113.752.690.49188.5621.25
Minor League Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter413152424340844211416921188632886300.268.310.352.662536791627.332.084.274.0005.2920.163.810.86108.8619.36
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter132495671391064477482410686300.281.323.349.67217320536.348.068.251.0004.4819.784.420.75123.7514.39
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1073885498136135370267200000.253.300.325.62512620414.308.072.235.0006.2817.392.770.24388.0020.41
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12748692132184873760269900000.272.309.374.68318230512.327.102.313.0005.0819.343.811.5660.7522.73
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter47155303935114240105100000.252.297.355.652559165.369.103.323.0006.0630.915.100.61155.0023.08
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Kansas City Royals Totals - 15 Season(s)Filter1787679910601968241133405096121193609905459302366.289.329.382.71125954147302.332.093.218.0004.9313.562.750.55169.9821.04
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter24569076177299065481353108534322.257.313.325.63822438755.302.068.196.0007.0214.302.040.000.0021.47
Chicago Cubs Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter122242336211511182124632112.256.298.355.6538617260.311.099.174.0004.6217.693.830.38242.0027.42
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625818816621113445010328655327.285.326.376.70221835626.329.091.214.0005.1113.752.690.49188.5621.25
Average Minor - Per 162 games162598951601785668333412932100.268.310.352.66221031638.332.084.274.0005.2920.163.810.86108.8619.36

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20OF6--611-87.8751.17------1250.03.7
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21OF9--24-1-2524.9602.67------1369.25.6
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21DH2---------------1315.41.2
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22OF112--171642181177.9781.58------12788.269.1
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22DH6---------------1274.73.7
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23OF152--384126-402396.9852.61------15498.793.8
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23DH2---------------1541.31.2
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24OF159--482961497491.9883.09------16198.898.1
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25OF101--2991443317313.9873.10------10299.098.1
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26OF135--37645-385380.9872.81------13699.383.3
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27OF136--35439-366357.9752.63------13799.384.0
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28OF128--383642393389.9903.04------128100.079.0
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29OF140--378421384382.9952.73------14199.386.4
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30OF155--408432415412.9932.66------15699.495.7
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31OF143--342311346345.9972.41------14697.988.3
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31DH2---------------1461.41.2
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32OF142--36514-370366.9892.58------14796.688.2
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33OF108--25226-260254.9772.35------11296.466.7
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33DH1---------------1120.90.6
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34OF106--1872-11891891.0001.78------11592.265.8
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34DH1---------------1150.90.6
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35OF87--17623-181178.9832.05------11377.053.7
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35DH9---------------1138.05.6
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36OF120--355272364357.9812.98------13290.974.1
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36DH5---------------1323.83.1
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37OF82--10911-111110.9911.34------10578.150.6
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38OF10--9---991.0000.90------1758.88.8
MLB Totals for OF - 19 season(s)-   OF2031--506076671552035136.9872.53------20310.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH28---------------280.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1976Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca20---------6-
1977Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca21---------92
1978Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca22---------1126
1979Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca23---------1522
1980Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca24---------159-
1981Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca25---------101-
1982Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca26---------135-
1983Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca27---------136-
1984Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca28---------128-
1985Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca29---------140-
1986Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca30---------155-
1987Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca31---------1432
1988Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca32---------142-
1989Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca33---------1081
1990Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca34---------1061
1991Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak35---------879
1992Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak36---------1205
1993Chicago CubsNLMLBchn37---------82-
1994Chicago CubsNLMLBchn38---------10-

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1978Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB2234010000000200000.250.250.250.500104.500.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1980Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB24313242104001200000.308.357.615.9728314.364.307.3857.1414.292.000.000.0075.00
1980Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB246263410002041200000.154.267.192.4595130.286.038.26913.3340.003.000.000.0025.00
1981Kansas City RoyalsDiv SeriesMLB25313040001000000000.308.308.308.6164013.308.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1984Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB28313020000001200000.154.214.154.3682014.182.000.0777.1414.292.000.000.000.00
1985Kansas City RoyalsChamp. SeriesMLB29729590012101500000.310.333.414.74712130.348.104.1723.3316.675.003.3329.0011.11
1985Kansas City RoyalsWorld SeriesMLB297302110103301400000.367.387.433.82013131.423.066.2003.2312.904.000.000.009.09
1992Oakland AthleticsChamp. SeriesMLB36622051000701500000.227.261.273.5346123.294.046.4094.3521.745.000.000.0020.00
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs313040001000000000.308.308.308.6164013.308.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 5 yrs228172131168041600000.259.294.358.65229585.313.099.2474.7118.824.001.1881.0023.81
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs135651511035051600000.268.328.321.64918261.375.053.2328.2026.233.200.000.0013.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1997Syracuse SkyChiefsILAAAMinortor41Hitting Coach1425587.38728.54Garth Iorg
2001South Bend Silver HawksMidwAMinorari45Hitting Coach1367066.51511.53Steve ScarsoneCo-League Champions (Kane County)
2002Lancaster JetHawksCalifA+Minorari46Hitting Coach1406377.45014.03Steve Scarsone,Bill PlummerLost in 1st Round
2003London MonarchsCdnIndIndy-47Manager332013.606--1 -
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin54Third base coach1629468.580--1Ron GardenhireLost in 1st Round (Yankees)
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBMLBmin55Bench Coach1626399.38932.05Ron Gardenhire
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [5]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1979American League Player of the Week (August 20-August 26)1
1980AL Silver Slugger Award (OF) ... American League Gold Glove (Outfielder)2
1981AL Player of the Month (September)1
1982AL Silver Slugger Award (OF)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1994-05-16Released by Cubs. 
1992-12-18ContractSigned as Free Agent by Cubs. 
1992-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1990-12-03ContractSigned as Free Agent by Athletics. 
1990-11-05Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1989-12-07ContractSigned as Free Agent by Royals. 
1989-11-13Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1974Los Angeles Dodgers-1890,000-------90,000Signing Bonus out of 1974 Draft (16th round - 381st overall)
1985Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll29843,750-72489++370,78060,000933,750
1986Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll301,175,000-33296++386,34760,0002,108,750
1987Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll311,389,706-22298++344,90660,0003,498,456
1988Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll321,383,712-33396++392,10762,5004,882,168
1989Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll332,112,205-16199++429,80262,5006,994,373
1990Kansas City RoyalsTeam Payroll34800,000-1941172++515,727100,0007,794,373
1991Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll351,000,000-2061770++742,231100,0008,794,373
1992Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll361,100,000-2481869++962,245109,0009,894,373
1993Chicago CubsTeam Payroll37700,000-3211465968,431109,00010,594,373
1994Chicago CubsTeam Payroll38700,000-3071266957,101109,00011,294,373
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red