Robert Louis Wilson...wife Lori...two children, Blake and Jace...graduated from Seminole (FL) High School with former first-round pick Casey Kotchman in 2001...the 2001 Seminole High team was rated no. 1 in the nation, winning the Florida 5A State Championship by going 31-0...that squad saw six players drafted off its roster, including Wilson in the 26th round by the Giants...played a year at St. Petersburg (FL) College.
Was an invite to Los-Angeles-NL spring training and reported to Triple-A Oklahoma City ... Placed on 7-day disabled list July 10 with a left wrist sprain; reinstated July 27 ... Went 5-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored August 21 vs. Colorado Springs ... Hit .245 (47-for-192) with nine home runs and 40 RBI against right-handed pitching and .235 (12- for-51) against left-handed pitching ... Led OKC Dodgers in games caught (72).
Began season in Texas' organization and traded to Detroit March 29, returned back to Texas May 3, then designated by Texas and claimed by Tampa Bay in early August...combined to hit .237 (54-for-228) with six doubles, seven home runs and 33 RBI in 75 games between Detroit (5 games), Texas (42 games) and Tampa Bay (28 games)...appeared in just one minor league game on the season, coming with Triple-A Toledo (Detroit).
Began season with hometown team Tampa Bay...designated for assignment June 12, and outrighted to Triple-A Durham June 14...rejoined Tampa Bay July 29 and had appeared in one game after his return before being placed on waivers...claimed by Texas July 31 and was part of the Rangers catching tandem with Chris Gimenez the majority of the final two months...combined to hit .189 (25-for-132) with one home run and 14 RBI in 56 total games between Tampa Bay and Texas...was not on Rangers postseason roster for ALDS vs. Toronto, but was with the club for the entire series.
Spent season with Triple-A Reno (Arizona) but appeared in just two games for the Diamondbacks, his first major league action since 2012... all 74 of his starts for the Aces came at catcher...caught 54.1 percentage (33 of 61) of attempted base stealers, best of any Triple-A catcher.
Played the entire season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes- Barre, batting .208 (45-for-216) with 12 doubles, 7 home runs and 38 RBI in 66 games.
Hit .211 (36-for-171) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs and 13 RBI in 75 games with the Angels...Threw out 25.0 percent (15-of-60) of potential base stealers, seventh-highest in the AL.
Spent second full season on Angels roster...Appeared in career-high 57 games and made 35 starts
behind the plate...Committed just one error in 266 total chances for a .996 fielding pct...Angels pitchers
fashioned a 3.29 ERA working with Wilson...Threw out 10 of 35 base stealers (29%)...Overall, batted .189
(21/111) with eight doubles, one HR and eight RBI...Logged 13 hits in last 24 games with an at-bat -
eight hits over first 27 games (47 at-bats)...Career-best six-game hit streak (6 for 20) August 19-30...
Caught Ervin Santana's no-hitter July 27, and was behind plate for his last 14 starts...Also caught Sean
O'Sullivan's no-hitter at triple-A Salt Lake two years and one day prior (July 28, 2009)...Made first start
of career at a position other than catcher (DH) on May 31 at KC...HR came August 27 at Texas.
Appeared in 40 games with Angels, making 29 starts behind plate...Made first career Opening Day roster
as reserve catcher...Marked first full season in Majors...Angels were 18-11 in his starts - pitchers logged
a 3.63 ERA (260.2 IP - 105 ER) with Wilson behind the plate...Threw out 19% of basestealers (6/32)...
Had best game of young career Aug. 14 vs. Toronto (2 HR, 5 RBI) - both marks set career single-game
bests...Set career-high with three hits Sept. 25 vs. White Sox...Launched first HR of MLB career June
16th vs. Milwaukee (3-run in 2nd inning)...Batted .278 (10/36) with three HR and 10 RBI in 36 games
during July and August...Recalled from rehab and activated from D.L. May 17...Appeared in five rehab
games between Salt Lake and R. Cucamonga...In first career start April 23rd vs. NYY, injured (concussion
and left ankle sprain) on collision at home with M. Teixeira - placed on 15-day DL that night...Missed
21 games on D.L.
Split season between triple-A Salt Lake and the Angels...Made four different stints with Halos, going 1-for-
5 with a double in four games...Appeared in three games at catcher and one at first base...In 97 games at
Salt Lake, batted .271 (96/354) with 38 runs, 19 doubles, one triple, eight home runs and 55 RBI...Made 74
appearances as a catcher and 12 at first base.
Spent majority of the season with
Salt Lake...Was called up to Angels on April 28 and made ML debut on the same day vs.
OAK, singling in his first ML at-bat...Optioned to Salt Lake April 30...Placed on the disabled list on May 28 with a left wrist
contusion and reinstated on June 4...Drove in a season-high four runs on July 2 at Las Vegas...Placed on the DL again on
July 6 with a right thumb fracture and was activated on August 8...Hit a grand slam on August 11 against Fresno, matching
season-high four RBI...Batted .312 (81/260) with 33 runs scored, 20 doubles, four home runs and 45 RBI in 72 games with
Salt Lake...Recalled by Angels on September 8...Batted .167 with one RBI in six ML at-bats (seven games)
In 2007, started season at double-A Arkansas, appearing in 50 games (43 as catcher) and batted .271 with
nine doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI...Named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star...Reassigned to Salt Lake
on July 2, his first stint in triple-A...Batted .295 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 40 games with Salt Lake...
Drove in six runs on August 1 against Albuquerque.
In 2006, spent campaign at double-A Arkansas, batting .286 with nine home runs and 53 RBI in 103 games (81
games as catcher)...Marked third time in four professional seasons he batted .280 or better...Was a non-roster
invitee to Angels' Major League camp...Named to the 2006 Arizona Fall League All-Prospects team.
In 2005, enjoyed finest season as professional with Rancho Cucamonga, setting then career-bests in several
offensive categories including average (.290), hits (135), doubles (32), home runs (14), and RBI (77)...His 14
home runs ranked third on the Quakes and his 77 RBI were tied for second best on the club.
In 2004, spent campaign with single-A Cedar Rapids...Played as catcher (69), third base (12) and first base (8).
In 2003, named to Pioneer League post-season All-Star team as honorable mention in first professional season
with Provo...His 62 RBI led the Pioneer League as he helped guide Provo to the South Division title.