A former catcher, Wilson will work primarily out of the bullpen, seeing time in long and middle relief as well as duties in the set-up role... One of the biggest surprises to come out of the fall... Arm bounces back well... Very smart player who takes his intelligence to the mound... Always looking to improve.
during fall drills
Made one start for the Purple Sox during the Fall Ball World Series... Posted a 0-1 record and 7.94 ERA in 5.2 innings pitched, allowing five runs (all earned) on six hits with a team-best seven strikeouts and five walks.
at butler county community college (2001-02)
A two-year letterman at Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kan. ... Served as a pitcher as well as designated hitter... Helped the Grizzlies post a 24-27 overall record in 2002, including a 15-17 mark in the Western Division of the Jayhawk Conference ... Named a Distinguished Academic All-American... Collected a 3-3 record and 3.98 ERA as a sophomore in 10 appearances and six starts... Allowed 26 runs (14 earned) on 30 hits in 31.2 innings pitched with 27 strikeouts and 23 walks... Ranked third on the team in wins, appearances and innings pitched... Held opposing batters to a .252 average... Coached by Trent Nesmith.
at manhattan high school
A three-year letterman at Manhattan High School in Manhattan, Kan. ... Three-year starter as a pitcher and catcher as well as at first base... Named second team all-state as a utility player by Kansas Association of Baseball Coaches (KABC) as a senior... Twice selected first team All-I-70 League... Posted a 6-1 record and 2.25 ERA as a senior in leading the Indians to a 20-2 overall record and I-70 League Championship in 2000... Wilson's only loss of the season came in the 6A Regional Championship against Junction City... Also collected 29 RBIs from the plate as a senior... Lettered two years in football... Coached by Don Hess... Hess lettered twice in baseball at Kansas State from 1979-80.
(Full name: Daniel Clark Wilson) was born May 27, 1982, in Manhattan, Kan. ... He is the son of Duane and Karen Wilson... Has a brother, Kasey (22)... Majoring in secondary education.