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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 21 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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DateTeamOppGSK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
Total- - -- - -07.164.551.570.0017.3 %11.0 %6.3 %.3041.73.37867.4 %116803.08
DateTeamOppGSK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2013-07-08BOS@SEA06.756.751.000.0012.5 %12.5 %0.0 %.4293.00.50025.0 %483983.80
2013-07-06BOS@LAA013.500.001.000.0020.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.5003.00.6670.0 %9671174.55
2013-07-04BOSSDP06.756.751.000.0016.7 %16.7 %0.0 %.2001.50.250100.0 %0983.80
2013-06-30BOSTOR00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5003.00.500100.0 %0793.05
2013-06-29BOSTOR00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0793.05
2013-06-25BOSCOL027.000.002.000.0050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %.5003.001.0000.0 %644-75-2.95
2013-06-23BOS@DET00.0027.000.000.000.0 %50.0 %-50.0 %.0003.00.000100.0 %030912.05
2013-06-22BOS@DET00.006.750.000.000.0 %16.7 %-16.7 %.4002.25.40066.7 %1611365.30
2013-06-19BOSTBR00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5003.00.500100.0 %0793.05
2013-06-13BOS@BAL06.753.372.000.0016.7 %8.3 %8.3 %.2731.50.33375.0 %81692.67
2013-05-26BOSCLE09.009.001.000.0033.3 %33.3 %0.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %01044.05
2013-05-23BOSCLE018.000.002.000.0028.6 %0.0 %28.6 %.5714.00.80025.0 %430-24-0.95
2013-05-21BOS@CHW05.405.401.000.0012.5 %12.5 %0.0 %.2861.80.33366.7 %129943.65
2013-05-18BOS@MIN09.000.002.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.1670.50.250100.0 %0281.05
2013-05-17BOS@MIN00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0793.05
2013-05-14BOS@TBR00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0793.05
2013-05-07BOSMIN04.504.501.000.0014.3 %14.3 %0.0 %.0000.50.000100.0 %0913.55
2013-05-06BOSMIN027.0027.001.000.0033.3 %33.3 %0.0 %.5006.001.000100.0 %01556.05
2013-05-03BOS@TEX03.373.371.000.007.1 %7.1 %0.0 %.3852.25.41783.3 %81883.42
DateTeamOppGSK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2013-05-01BOS@TOR027.0013.502.000.0040.0 %20.0 %20.0 %.5004.501.00066.7 %322401.55
2013-04-27BOSHOU09.000.001.000.0020.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.2001.00.250100.0 %0281.05
2013-04-26BOSHOU09.000.001.000.0033.3 %0.0 %33.3 %.0000.00.000100.0 %0281.05
2013-04-22BOSOAK00.009.000.000.000.0 %100.0 %-100.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %01556.05
2013-04-21BOSKCR00.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5002.00.500100.0 %0793.05
2013-04-16BOS@CLE04.504.501.000.0014.3 %14.3 %0.0 %.1671.00.200100.0 %0913.55
2013-04-11BOSBAL09.009.001.000.0033.3 %33.3 %0.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %01044.05