A former football player at Kansas State that made the team on his second try... Had to retire from football due to a neck injury... Has not played organized baseball since he was 15-years-old... Needs to adjust to level of pitching at Division I... Will be used primarily as a pinch hitter or runner.
during fall drills
Started all five games for the White Sox in left field during the Fall Ball World Series... Led the team with a .500 batting average to go along with one RBI and one run scored... Also paced the team with a .667 slugging percentage and .600 on-base percentage... Went 2-for-2 in stolen base attempts.
at oakley high school (1995-98)
A three-sport athlete at Oakley High School in Oakley, Kan. ... Did not have a baseball team at Oakley... Has not played organized baseball since he was 15-years-old... Lettered three years in football and track and two years in basketball... Earned first-team All-State honors in football from a number of publications, including Kansas Sports Magazine, Wichita Eagle, Topeka Capital-Journal and Salina Journal... Selected to play in the 1998 Football Shrine Bowl.
(Full name: Matthew Dean Wilson) was born May 5, 1980, in Hays, Kan. … He is the son of Carl and Cindi Wilson... The oldest of three children, Matt has a sister, Jenna (17), and a brother, Landon (15)... Is planning a major in business administration.