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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 22 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/205     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 28, Overall: 77, Team: Boston Red Sox
Contract: $1.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Wilson agreed to a one-year, $1.175 million contract with the Tigers on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports. (1/13/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: If you were to just stare at ERA long enough, Wilson looks like an elite relief pitcher, as he owns a 2.80 mark over four big league seasons in Detroit. The peripherals are less generous, however, as Wilson owns a paltry 16% career strikeout rate thanks to below a average swinging strike rate. He is stingy with the free passes (6% career), but a somewhat suppressed BABIP drives a disconnect between his ERA and FIP (3.55). You might be inclined to say he's a FIP-beater, but he has consistently posted yearly hard-hit percentages near 30% and doesn't have a massive pop up/fly ball split. Also remember that he is at 199 career innings, so he may still be evolving, but it's also close to being a sample we bank on to identify Wilson. None of this is to say that Wilson is not a useful cog in Detroit's bullpen, but without an obvious path to saves and a skillset not conducive to being a shutdown reliever, he seems more likely to be a guy valued more highly in real-life than fantasy.(Colin Zarzycki)

The Quick Opinion: Alex Wilson has been a solid mid-to-late inning reliever for Detroit over the past few years. However, his strikeout rate is below average and defense independent pitching estimators think batted ball luck makes him closer to a league-average reliever than an elite one.

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DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
Total- - -- - -0100028.1109208635196.041.590.95.21383.3 %43.9 %9.7 %1.913.913.88 
DateTeamOppGSWLSVHLDIPTBFHRERHRBBSOK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPGSv2
2014-09-25BOSTBR000001.0410000218.000.000.00.500100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.00-0.870.37 
2014-08-30BOS@TBR000003.01221000412.000.000.00.28666.7 %16.7 %0.0 %0.001.473.53 
2014-09-28BOSNYY000001.030000019.000.000.00.000100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.001.131.13 
2014-09-10BOSBAL000001.030000019.000.000.00.000100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.001.132.37 
2014-08-26BOS@TOR000001.062111119.009.009.00.333100.0 %25.0 %50.0 %9.0017.136.60 
2014-08-14BOSHOU000001.042000019.000.000.00.667100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.001.133.60 
2014-05-31BOSTBR000002.093111029.000.004.50.333100.0 %28.6 %25.0 %4.507.633.60 
2014-09-08BOSBAL000002.181000127.713.860.00.200100.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.002.704.29 
2014-08-23BOSSEA000003.2120000037.360.000.00.000100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.002.313.33 
2014-09-19BOS@BAL000001.150000016.750.000.00.000100.0 %75.0 %0.0 %0.001.631.63 
2014-08-02BOSNYY000002.193110013.860.000.00.37566.7 %62.5 %0.0 %3.862.282.28 
2014-09-18BOS@PIT000001.030000000.000.000.00.000100.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.003.134.37 
2014-09-16BOS@PIT000000.231100000.000.000.00.3330.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.003.133.13 
2014-09-05BOSTOR000000.242111000.000.0013.50.333100.0 %75.0 %100.0 %13.5022.634.99 
2014-09-03BOS@NYY000001.073220200.0018.000.00.60060.0 %40.0 %0.0 %18.009.1310.37 
2014-08-19BOSLAA000002.060000000.000.000.00.000100.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.003.134.37 
2014-08-16BOSHOU010002.170000000.000.000.00.000100.0 %28.6 %0.0 %0.003.135.25 
2014-05-25BOS@TBR000001.040000100.009.000.00.000100.0 %66.7 %0.0 %0.006.137.37