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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 25 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 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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Total- - -- - -0-1.65-3.02-0.84  10.900.42   0.91  
2013-06-22BOS@DET0-6.3138.39    0.43   5.30  
2013-07-04BOSSDP0-2.6117.19    2.45      
2013-05-21BOS@CHW0-7.9416.58    8.66      
2013-06-23BOS@DET0-1.345.30    -3.23      
2013-07-06BOS@LAA0-7.321.36    -7.89      
2013-05-26BOSCLE0-2.78-5.61    7.00      
2013-07-08BOS@SEA00.55-19.73    3.69      
2013-06-13BOS@BAL0-1.17-25.50    7.84   -0.97  
2013-06-30BOSTOR0-5.05     -5.61      
2013-06-29BOSTOR04.05     10.25      
2013-06-25BOSCOL0-6.14     5.50      
2013-06-19BOSTBR0-9.92     -0.15      
2013-05-23BOSCLE0-5.47     -9.49   -5.61  
2013-05-18BOS@MIN06.67     -2.85   -2.85  
2013-05-17BOS@MIN020.49     3.79      
2013-05-14BOS@TBR06.96     -3.56      
2013-05-07BOSMIN06.11     -1.19   12.50  
2013-05-06BOSMIN0-2.28     -3.48      
2013-05-03BOS@TEX0-2.26     -2.32   -0.49  
2013-05-01BOS@TOR0-6.65     0.60      
2013-04-27BOSHOU02.19    1.93-8.33      
2013-04-26BOSHOU02.67    18.9210.25      
2013-04-22BOSOAK0-5.38     -3.56      
2013-04-21BOSKCR0-7.24    16.12-25.62      
2013-04-16BOS@CLE0-0.51    7.689.02   -2.85  
2013-04-11BOSBAL023.06 -0.84   4.55