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Preston Wilson
Preston Wilson
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 390 of 1043 players
Preston James David Wilson
Born: July 19, 1974 at Bamberg, S.C.
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.02 Weight: 193


First Mets game: May 7, 1998
Last Mets game: May 17, 1998

Stepson/nephew of Mookie Wilson

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That breeze you are feeling is Preston Wilson, futilely swinging through fastballs as he threatens to obliterate Bobby Bonds' all-time single-season strikeout record of 189. Stay tuned....

Until Preston learns to cut down his swing with 2 strikes, he will own several single-season strikeout records. Anyone who throws him a belt-high fastball should get the death penalty. Absolutely cannont hit the breaking ball. I like Preston and I wish him well, but the Mets got the best hitting catcher in the history of the sport for him. Not even close.

Dave A
December 15, 2000
Eric Davis and Gary Sheffield-like swing speed.

I was always slightly uncomfortable with his moniker -- "Preston Wilson: Mookie Wilson's Stepson AND Nephew."

Jose Otero
May 24, 2001
Good Ballplayer. Just needs to be more picky with the pictches he swings at.

Mr. Sparkle
July 29, 2001
Preston is Mookie's brother's kid and therefore Mookie's nephew. When Mookie married his brother's wife, he bacame Mookie's stepson. Mookie will always be my favorite all time Met but that is one wierd situation.

Sorry to hear about Preston V who was born 3 months premature and then passed away a couple of weeks later. My heart goes out to the Wilson family.

January 31, 2002
oooo Preston is so good on florida I mean the Mets got big mike for him but still what a loss and to think the Mets had him in the leadoff spot anf now hes batting cleanup for the marlins and crushing the ball

February 1, 2002
If they had to give up Mookie's son, I wouldn't have accepted anything less than Mike Piazza. Good thing Steve Phillips didn't either...

Mr. Sparkle
September 6, 2002
In 4 years of playing he has 18 career home runs against the Mets. He must get pumped when he sees his uncle/stepdad.

Gregory Gewirtz
April 1, 2003
His first few games as a Met were exciting. I think he had three hits his first game, and the next game he had at least one hit and a stolen base.

It was sad to see him get traded away, since he was the Mets top prospect at the time, but you have to pay for quality, and Piazza is certainly quality.

Big E
November 11, 2003
Can we get Preston back? The season just ended in September, and I can't even remember who plays center field now. Certainly nobody who can lead the league in RBI! And Colorado seems to have repaired some of the strikeout holes in his swing. Ah well...

Barney Beaugareaux
November 27, 2003
Let's not be too fast to get Preston back. Before going to Colorado he was an overpaid and under-producing slugger who struck out too many times and the Marlins were dying to get rid of. Sure he had a monster year in Colorado, but I wouldn't count on big numbers in NY. He is not the way to go.

September 9, 2004
Looks like he strikes out too much, but he seems to have ability.

The Mets hyped the heck out of him in 1998, put him in their scorebook with a big article, then traded him to Florida for Mike Piazza. Another brilliant marketing decision!

I hope he can cut down on the strikeouts.

August 18, 2005
Two out last of the ninth, Rockies down by 3. Wilson at the plate 3-2 count. And the pitch, swing and a miss and they struck him out!

Preston is a good major league ballplayer, but he is the perfect example of trading what is supposed to be a great ballplayer, and turning out to be just good. Mike Piazza trade was/is pure genius.

Jonathan Stern
March 31, 2007
Because Preston was on the 2006 Cards, Mookie was rooting against the 2006 Mets in the postseason. Tough to swallow, but I probably would have done the same thing if I were him. Ultimately, Preston got a ring days after Carlos Beltran forgot to swing.

I and many others grumble over the numerous dumb deals the Mets have pulled off during their existence. But let's not forget a winner like this one: Preston and several minor leaguers for Mike Piazza.

scott r
April 24, 2009
How can you not like this guy? Stepson/nephew of Mookie and him and a couple of other guys got us Piazza.

david lozano
January 1, 2016
When I was playing with the Mets organization in 1978 in Jackson, Mississippi we would pick-up Mookie and take him to the park never realizing that Ppreston was his step-son. Mookie treated with respect and care obviously he turned out to be one heckuva ball player. Take the nephew-step-son equation out of the picture the kid turned out fine and his dad is one of the all-time most-liked Mets.

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