According to Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 1B/LF Craig Wilson has cleared waivers and become a free agent. The 30 year-old can be had for the Major League minimum. Some have speculated he might return to Pittsburgh, but so far the team hasn’t contacted Wilson’s agent.
Baseball Prospectus projected a mildly useful .256/.339/.476 from Wilson for 2007, but he was awful for the Braves at .172/.304/.259 in 58 ABs. Based on his BP comparables, Wilson can go in one of two directions to finish out his career: Pete Incaviglia or Glenallen Hill. Hill at least built a nice post-30 career as a 250-350 AB guy with good pop. I’ll never forget some of the home runs Hill hit at Wrigley…click here to read some amusing trivia on him.