After a six-season stint with the D-backs from 1998-2003, Matt Williams ranks among D-backs' players in home runs (99, fourth), RBI (381, third), total bases (1,067, third), hits (629, fifth), doubles (127, fifth), at-bats (2,265, sixth), runs (317, sixth), slugging percentage (.471, seventh) and games played (595, seventh). The third baseman represented Arizona in the All-Star Game in 1999 and was one of the original D-backs after he was acquired in a post-Expansion Draft trade on Dec. 1, 1997. Williams played an integral leadership role on D-backs teams from 1998-2003, including the 1999 season when he finished third in National League MVP voting after batting .303 with 35 home runs and a then-team-record 142 RBI.
Williams compiled a .268 batting average, 1,878 hits, 378 home runs and 1,218 RBI for three teams during a 17-year career from 1987-2003. He appeared in five All-Star Games, won four Rawlings Gold Glove Awards and four Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards as a third baseman during his career.