FULL NAME: Desi Bernard Wilson
BORN: 5/9/68 in Glen Cove NY
RESIDENCE: Gilbert, AZ
FAMILY: Married - Kristi...Children - Tayah, Hillary, Rhalee and Desi Jr.
Desi Wilson enters his fourth season in the Cubs organization, his first as Boise's hitting coach. Wilson was selected to coach at Boise in 2009 but took over Triple-A Iowa's hitting coach duties when Von Joshua was named the major league hitting coach. Wilson has also handled hitting coach duties in Single-A Peoria back in 2008.
- Appeared in 41 games for the San Francisco Giants in 1996, hitting .271 with two home runs and 12 RBI.
- Produced a .307 career minor league batting average in 10 seasons and 1,043 games with five organizations (Texas, San Francisco, Arizona, the White Sox and Montreal).
- Originally drafted by Boston in the 15th round of the 1987 draft, but did not sign...selected by Houston in the 87th round of the 1989 Draft, but did not sign...signed with Texas after he was chosen in the 30th round of the 1991 draft.
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