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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 24 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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DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
Total- - -- - -09.36.910.2  7.7-0.7   7.5  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-04-26BOSHOU013.5    12.43.0      
2013-05-21BOS@CHW013.114.3    2.9      
2013-04-22BOSOAK011.8     -1.1      
2013-04-21BOSKCR011.6    10.1-0.4      
2013-04-11BOSBAL011.1 10.2   2.9      
2013-05-06BOSMIN011.0     0.3      
2013-05-07BOSMIN010.9     0.5   8.0  
2013-07-06BOS@LAA010.88.5    -0.2      
2013-04-16BOS@CLE010.6    8.7-1.6   5.9  
2013-06-19BOSTBR010.6     0.9      
2013-05-14BOS@TBR010.5     -2.3      
2013-05-23BOSCLE010.5     0.6   7.2  
2013-05-17BOS@MIN010.5     -1.5      
2013-05-26BOSCLE010.49.2    1.9      
2013-05-03BOS@TEX010.2     -0.9   7.8  
2013-06-13BOS@BAL09.89.5    -1.0   8.3  
2013-06-30BOSTOR09.7     -0.3      
2013-05-18BOS@MIN09.3     -0.5   7.3  
2013-07-04BOSSDP09.39.0    0.5      
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-06-25BOSCOL09.1     1.1      
2013-06-22BOS@DET09.17.7    0.6   5.7  
2013-05-01BOS@TOR08.7     -3.3      
2013-06-23BOS@DET08.57.4    -1.2      
2013-07-08BOS@SEA04.22.2    -6.5      
2013-04-27BOSHOU0-2.7    -3.7-8.8      
2013-06-29BOSTOR0-4.6     -9.1