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Nigel Edward Wilson

  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 185 lb.

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Nigel Wilson was a minor league slugger and star in Japanese baseball. His career in the U.S. major leagues didn't take off, as he hit .000 in his first two cups of coffee.

Wilson, born in Canada in 1970, was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1987 as a free agent. During his last five years in the minors, 1992-96, he slugged over .500 each time.

He was drafted by the Florida Marlins with their first pick in the 1992 expansion draft. Coming up in September 1993, he went 0-for-16. Later, coming up in 1995 with the 1995 Cincinnati Reds, he went 0-for-7.

In 1996, his last cup of coffee, he slugged .750 for the 1996 Indians, going 3-for-12 with 2 homers. It was a tough outfield to break into, as the 1996 Indians had Albert Belle, Manny Ramirez and Kenny Lofton in the outfield with Jeromy Burnitz and Brian Giles looking for playing time there.

He hit 119 home runs while playing for the Nippon Ham Fighters and the Kintetsu Buffaloes in Japan.

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