Full name is Wilson Betemit...Married to Maria...Has one son, Wilson, Jr...Graduated from Juan Batista Safra High in Santo Domingo in 1996.
In his second season with the Orioles, sustained a torn right PCL in a spring training game on March 26 vs. BOS and was placed on the 60-day DL after undergoing surgery…returned from the DL on Aug 27 and appeared in 6 games (3 starts) for Baltimore, going 0-for-10…prior to his return, appeared in 18 games on a rehab assignment…played for Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Winter League…hit .267 (23-for-86) in the DWL with 1 homer and 7 RBI.
Batted .313/.365/.485 with 18 XBH in final 48 games, beginning 6/13 ... Had career-high five straight multi-hit games, 6/23-29 ... Had O's only hit off R.A. Dickey, 6/18 @NYM ... Batted .325/.426/.650 with 4 HR & 12 RBI in 13 games (4/22-5/10), including 9-game hit streak (4/22-5/5; .379; 11-29) ... Hit first career walk-off HR, 4/29 vs. OAK (Balfour) with one out in the bottom of the 9th ... Had go-ahead hits that plated eventual game-winning runs 4/8 vs. MIN and 4/13 @TOR ... Hit game-tying HR 4/14 @TOR ... On DL, 8/12-9/1, with a right wrist injury ... Played in 5 games after returning from DL, batting .167/.167/.250 before re-injuring wrist and ending his season
Began the season with the Kansas City Royals before he was acquired by the Tigers in a three-player deal on July 20 ... Hit .285 (92-323) with 22 doubles, four triples, eight home runs and 46 RBI in 97 games between the two clubs ... Established a career high with a 13-game hitting streak April 2-22, batting .400 (18-45) with four doubles, a home run and 11RBI ... Matched a career best with four hits on April 10 @DET ... Hit .348 (24-69) with eight doubles, a home run and 13 RBI in 19 games during April ... Collected a season-high three RBI on May 22 vs. STL and July 2 @COL ... Batted .390 (16-41) with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI over a 12-game stretch July 24-August 12 ... Hit .310 (18-58) with four doubles, a home run and 10 RBI in 20 games during August ... Batted .303 (71-234) vs. RHP ... Hit .329 (28-85) with RISP.
A non-roster invite to Spring Training, Wilson began the season at Omaha (AAA) before having his contractselected on May 25 and becoming a key contributor to the Royals offense for the remainder of the season...Made his first start as a Royal on June 10 at Minnesota and posted his first career 2-homer game in a 9-8 KC win...was just the sixth instance (5th player) of homering from both sides of the plate in KC history, the first since CarlosBeltran on September 6, 2002 vs. Seattle...Hit a go-ahead grand slam September 15 vs. the A's, the first grand slam of his career (4th by a Royal in 2010).
Opened the season on the White Sox's Major League roster, appearing in 20 games...also played in 72 gamesfor Charlotte (AAA)...Appeared for both Escogido and Gigantes in the Dominican Winter League following the season...hit .329 with10 doubles, 8 home runs and 35 RBI in 38 games for Gigantes, playing fi rst base, third base and left fi eld.
Hit .265 (50-198) with 13 doubles, six home runs and 25 RBI in 87games with the Yankees ... was limited to 87 games due to a pair of stintson the disabled list ... made 36 appearances at first base (21 starts), 21at third (nine), 14 at shortstop (four) and three at second (three) ... batted.274 (40-146) with four homers as a left-hander and .233 (10-43) as arighty ... was 8-27 (.296) as a pinch-hitter ... fi ve of six homers came atYankee Stadium ... hit .385 (10-26) in interleague play ... made his fourthcareer Opening Day roster ... was on the disabled list from 4/14-5/5 withcorneal conjunctivitis, including a five-game rehab stay with Class AAAScranton/Wilkes-Barre ... appeared in five games following his return tothe Yankees (.385, 5-13) before returning to the disabled list with a strainedright hamstring on 5/11 ... made three rehab appearances with scranton/wilkes-Barre before being returned from his assignment and reinstated fromthe disabled list on 5/26 ... was traded by the Yankees with pitchers JeffMarquez and Jhonny Nunez to the Sox on 11/13 in exchange for infielderNick Swisher and pitcher Kanekoa Texeira (acquisition recommended byBill Scherrer and Dave Yoakum) ... hit .234 (15-64) with 16 RBI in 20 gameswith escogido of the dominican winter league.
Hit .229 (55-for-240) with 33R, 12 doubles, 14HR, 50 RBI and 38 BB in 121 games with the Yankees and the Dodgers in 2007 (nine starts at 1B, three starts at 2B, four starts at SS and 44 starts at 3B)...was a .276 (8-for-29) batter as a pinch-hitter (2 doubles, 3HR, 9RBI and 9BB)...was tied for the Major League lead with three pinch-hit home runs, ranked first with a .655 slugging percentage and tied for third with a .485 on-base percentage...was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on 7/31 in exchange for RHP Scott Proctor...In 37 games with the Yankees, hit .226 (19-for-84) with 11R, 4 doubles, 4HR and 24RBI (9 starts at 1B, one start at 2B, four starts at SS and five starts at 3B)...Made his Yankees debut in 8/1 win vs. Chicago, entering the game in the ninth inning at 3B (did not bat)...hit three-run HR (#1) and was 1-for-2 with 1BB in 8/2 loss vs. Chicago before being removed for PH (Jeter) in the seventh...became the first player to homer in his first plate appearance as a Yankee since Andy Phillips on 9/26/04 at Boston...Made first career start at 1B and was 3-for-4 with 1R and 3RBI in 8/4 win vs. Kansas City before being replaced defensively in the eighth...was 0-for-1 in 8/16 loss vs. Detroit, pinch-hitting for Duncan in the eighth and remaining in game in LF...was his first career appearance in LF...Tied a season-high with 4RBI in 8/19 win vs. Detroit, going 2-for-5 with 1 double...also drove in four runs on 7/3 (w/ Los Angeles) vs. Atlanta...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first Yankees shortstop other than Derek Jeter to collect 4RBI in one game since Tony Fernandez on 7/2/95 vs. Detroit...Batted .231 (36-for-156) with eight doubles, 10HR and 26RBI in 84 games (39 starts at 3B and one start at 2B) with the Dodgers prior to being traded...hit pinch-hit home runs in consecutive games on 5/5 and 5/6 at Atlanta...tied his career high with four hits on 7/14 at San Francisco, going 4-for-6 with 1R, 1 double, 1HR and 1RBI.
Began the season with Atlanta, batting .281 with nine homers, 16 doubles and 29 RBI in 88 games...Was acquired on July 28 from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for pitcher Danys Baez, infielder Willy Aybar and cash considerations...Set career highs in games (143), hits (98), doubles (23), homers (18) and RBI (53) in 2006...Had 41 extra-base hits in 373 at-bats, an average of one every 9.1 at-bats...Did most of his damage offensively from the left side of the plate, batting .281 (84-for-299) with 15 homers and 40 RBI compared to .189-3-13 when batting right-handed...The Dodgers went 32-13 in his 45 starts at third, including victories in his first 14 starts and 15 of his first 17...Though his batting average in the first half was .277, 25 points higher than in the second half, he hit 12 homers after the All-Star Break, compared to six prior to it...Hit especially well in home games, batting .331 (50-for-151)...flourished at Dodger Stadium, hitting .329 (25-for-76) in 26 games...Slugged five homers in his first 23 games with Los Angeles...Went 3-for-4 in his Dodger debut on July 30 vs. Washington...Homered in just his second game as a Dodger, when he went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI on Aug. 1 at Cincinnati...Hit .277 (13-for-47) with four homers and 22 RBI with runners in scoring position and two out...Finished the month of July with a .344 average (22-for-64) to go along with four homers and 13 RBI...Went 2-for-4 and hit the eventual game-winning home run off San Francisco starter Matt Cain in the Dodgers' 6-5 victory on Aug. 12...Had a season-high 10-game hitting streak from Aug. 23-Sept. 4, during which he hit .351 (13-for-37)...Appeared in games at second base (10), shortstop (18), third base (79) and DH (1) and posted a .955 fielding percentage.
Enjoyed a fine rookie season, batting .305 in 115 games. Played 63 games at 3B, 25 at SS and one at 2B.... Led all NL rookies in batting average and on-base percentage (.359).... Hit .327 vs. RHP and .256 vs. LHP.... Hit safely in 44 of the last 71 games in which he batted and was 62-for-198 (.313) in that span.... Ranked 12th in the majors with a .346 (18-for-52) average in August. Batted .325 (27-for-83) in June.... Had career-high four hits 8/31 vs. WSH in Game Two of DH.... Had his career-high eight-game hitting streak (11-for-23) from 7/30 to 8/7.... Had three hits, including a HR on 6/17 at CIN.... Established a career high with three hits 5/18 at SD after having two hits 5/17. Played 5/17 and 5/18at SD in place of Chipper Jones and went 5-for-8 in those two games.... Hit first-career home run off Tom Glavine in the fifth inning on 4/27 at NYM. ...2005 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Had a pinch-hit single in Game 1 and struckout while pinch hitting in the 12th inning of Game 4.
Was recalled from Richmond (AAA) on 9/1...Batted .278 at Richmond, with 13 HRs and 59 RBI in 105 games...Posted a .282 average in August and hit .317 with 22 RBI in 30 games in June...Had his first Major League hit on 5/8 off HOU's Roy Oswalt. Also started (at shortstop) for the first time inhis career...Was recalled earlier in the season (5/8) from Richmond and hit .172 (5-for-29) in nine games for theBraves.2004 POSTSEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Division Series (Hou.): Appeared in Game 2 as a pinch runner.
Led Richmond in 3B (13), ranked 3rd in multi-hit games (34) and tied for 3rd in multi-RBI games (12)... Ranked 2nd in the International League with 13 3B... Ranks 2nd on R-Braves' single-season 3B list behind Albert Hall (15 in 1982)... Had first four-hit Triple-A game in 6-4 win at Pawtucket May 7... Hit .254-3-36 with 17 2B, 3 3B, 6 SB, and 38 R prior to the all-star break and .280-5-29 with 6 2B, 10 3B, 2 SB, and 17 R during the second half... Drove in four runs in 6-1 win over Scranton/Wilkes-Barre July 18 (2 x 3, 3B, HR, 2R)... Named Richmond's player of the month during July after hitting .313-2-17 with 3 2B, 5 3B, 11 BB, 5 SB, and 15 R. Collected a hit in 13 of his last 14 games August 19-September 1 (19 x 50, 3 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBI)... Homered twice in 7-0 victory over Norfolk September 1 (2 x 4, 4 RBI)... Had season-best 10-game hitting streak August 22 through the end of the season (15 x 36)... Tore ligaments in right hand during instructional league; is expected to be ready by Spring Training.
Opened season on Richmond's disabled list with lower back strain and activated April 10...Hit in 11 of 12 games April 19-May 1 (15-for-45, 5 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI)..Recorded first AAA home run off Darwin Cubillan at Ottawa April 26...On the disabled list June 10-July 14 with right ankle sprain...Hit .292-4-17 with 9 2B, 3B, and 23 R in the second half after hitting .198-4-17 with 8 2B and 20 R before the all-star break...Had season-best 11-game hitting streak July 18-28 (16-for-37, 4 2B, HR, 5 RBI)...Hit .351 with 5 2B, 2 HR, and 6 RBI during July...Named the 2nd-best prospect in the Braves' organization by Baseball America.
Named the Braves top prospect by Baseball America for the second straight year...Also named top hitting prospect in the organization by Baseball Weekly...Recalled from AA Greenville Sept. 7...Made M.L. debut as a pinch-runner Sept. 18 at Philadelphia...Went 0 x 3 as a pinch-hitter for Atlanta in 8 games...Was promoted to Greenville from Class A Myrtle Beach on July 12th...Despite playing in just 47 games with the G-Braves, he was named Greenville's "Position Player of the Year" Atlanta's by Player Development Department...Named Topps Southern League Wlayer of the Month for August...Went 3-for-5 with an RBI in his G-Braves debut on July 12th vs. Chattanooga...Began his stint in Greenville with a 10-game hit streak (July 12-22), going 14-for-41 (.341)...Hit his first AA home run on August 3rd vs. Carolina as part of a 4-for-5 game with 4 RBI...Had an 8-game hitting streak from July 30-August 9, going 18-for-36 (.500) with 2 HR and 6 RBI...Was named SL "Hitter of the Week" for the period ending August 10th...Put together club season-long 19-game streak August 16-September 1, going 30 x 69 (.435) with 9 doubles and 2 HR...Named G-Braves "Player of the Month" for August/September, batting .397-5-15...Switch hitter, batted .417 as a right-handed hitter, .315 from the left side...While with Myrtle Beach, was named the Baseball America/Carolina League Player of the Week for June 14-20: 4 games...5-for-15 (.333) with two home runs (including a grand slam), 9 RBI, .733 slugging percentage, .375 on-base percentage and one stolen base...Was the starting shortstop on the 2001 Carolina League All-Star Team...1-for-3, 2 Runs...Hit a grand slam off of Terry Plank on June 15 vs. Frederick...Hit the first inside-the-park home run in Pelicans history on June 11 vs. LYN.
Named Braves' #1 minor league prospect by BASEBALL AMERICA. Hit .331 (highest BA among 2000 Braves minor leaguers) in 69 games for Short A Jamestown...Ranked 2nd in New York-Penn League with 54 runs, T2nd with 89 hits, 4th with his .331 BA, and T4th with 123 TB...Compiled an 11-game hitting streak (17 x 43, .395, 4 2B, 6 RBI) July 31-Aug. 14.
Named Player of the Year for Danville (Rookie Advanced) and claimed position on Appalachian League All-Star team after batting .320 in 67 games, a 100 point improvement over 1998...Led squad in doubles (18), RBI (53), total bases (120) and SLG% (.463)...Hit safely in 13 of 14 games Aug. 1-16 (20 x 59, .339)...Listed by BASEBALL AMERICA as the Braves' 13th-best prospect.
Ranked 2nd on Gulf Coast League Braves in homers and RBI...Went 3 x 5 with 2 homers and 4 RBI in a 13-3 win over the Mets Aug. 5.
Began pro career with Gulf Coast League Braves.