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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 27 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- - -- - -0-2.60.5  -0.7  -0.790.42  -3.92  
2013-05-17BOS@MIN00.20.0     20.493.81     
2013-04-26BOSHOU00.50.2     8.0910.25     
2013-04-21BOSKCR01.1-0.5     7.83-25.65     
2013-05-14BOS@TBR00.30.0     6.98-3.62     
2013-05-18BOS@MIN01.30.0  -0.1  6.68-2.88  -2.88  
2013-04-11BOSBAL00.60.1     6.334.57     
2013-05-07BOSMIN01.00.0  0.2  6.12-1.19  12.50  
2013-06-29BOSTOR00.30.2  0.0  5.4510.25  -2.88  
2013-04-16BOS@CLE00.50.4  0.0  2.349.04  -2.88  
2013-04-27BOSHOU00.2-0.3     1.66-8.34     
2013-06-23BOS@DET00.0-0.1     0.34-3.30     
2013-06-22BOS@DET0-0.10.0  0.1  -0.350.42  5.34  
2013-07-04BOSSDP0-0.30.2     -1.362.72     
2013-05-03BOS@TEX0-0.7-0.3  0.0  -2.26-2.33  -0.48  
2013-05-06BOSMIN0-0.3-0.2     -2.29-3.49     
2013-05-26BOSCLE0-0.20.5  -0.1  -2.807.02  -5.58  
2013-06-13BOS@BAL0-0.80.8  0.0  -2.977.85  -0.98  
2013-07-06BOS@LAA0-0.5-0.3  0.1  -3.68-8.44  6.01  
2013-07-08BOS@SEA0-0.70.2  -0.8  -3.973.70  -27.91  
2013-05-21BOS@CHW0-0.90.6     -5.068.67     
2013-06-30BOSTOR0-0.2-0.1     -5.07-5.58     
2013-04-22BOSOAK0-0.30.0     -5.38-3.62     
2013-05-23BOSCLE0-0.9-0.9  -0.1  -5.47-9.50  -5.58  
2013-05-01BOS@TOR0-1.30.0     -6.660.61     
2013-06-19BOSTBR0-0.50.0     -9.91-0.16     
2013-06-25BOSCOL0-1.20.2     -12.245.53