By Jerry Del Priore
After three seasons with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League has signed former Staten Island Yankee infielder Zach Wilson, the team announced earlier in the week.
Last year with the Blue Crabs, Wilson lined a .282 average with 14 home runs in just 80 contests and was selected to the Atlantic League All-Star Game, in which he captured the league’s Home Run Derby title and was named the game’s MVP after drilling a three-run homer, helping to guide the Freedom Division team to victory.
The Long Beach, Californian slugged a career-best 19 home runs in 2016 while finishing third in the league in doubles (34) and fourth in extra-base hits (53).
The 27-year-old combined to bat .284 with 42 home runs, 75 doubles, and 177 RBI in his three years in Southern Maryland.
Wilson, a Yankees’ 21st round 2011 draft pick out of Arizona State University, began his first season of professional baseball with Staten Island in 2011, batting .256 with 10 homers and 31 RBI, to go along with a .457 SLG percentage in 234 at-bats in 65 affairs.
Wilson spent a total of four years in New York’s farm system, reaching as high as the Double-A Trenton Thunder.