Preston Wilson was selected ninth overall by the New York Mets in the 1992 MLB draft. However, he played in just eight games for the Mets before finding success elsewhere.
Traded by the Mets along with two other players for Mike Piazza in 1998, Wilson would also be a part of another blockbuster deal in 2002 when he came over from Florida to the Rockies as part of the Mike Hampton and Juan Pierre trade.
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In his first season in the Mountain Time Zone, Wilson would earn his only All-Star appearance with the Rockies in 2003 and he would finish 16th in the National League MVP voting that season as well, leading the league with 141 RBI and pounding what would be a career-high 36 homers.
Wilson’s time with Colorado wouldn’t last long. After a 2004 season that was shortened by knee surgery, he was traded in July of 2005 to Washington. He would step away from the game after playing in just 25 games with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2007.