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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 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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DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
Total- - -- - -026.3 %63.6 %41.6 %64.9 %88.7 %79.8 %41.0 %56.7 %8.4 %
DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013-07-08BOS@SEA014.3 %75.0 %42.3 %50.0 %88.9 %81.8 %46.2 %37.5 %7.7 %
2013-07-06BOS@LAA027.3 %57.1 %38.9 %66.7 %100.0 %85.7 %38.9 %60.0 %5.6 %
2013-07-04BOSSDP028.6 %66.7 %37.0 %66.7 %100.0 %80.0 %22.2 %66.7 %7.4 %
2013-06-30BOSTOR00.0 %100.0 %50.0 % 100.0 %100.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %
2013-06-29BOSTOR050.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %75.0 %75.0 %100.0 %12.5 %
2013-06-25BOSCOL028.6 %85.7 %57.1 %50.0 %66.7 %62.5 %50.0 %75.0 %21.4 %
2013-06-23BOS@DET050.0 % 50.0 %100.0 % 100.0 % 50.0 %0.0 %
2013-06-22BOS@DET015.4 %71.4 %44.4 %100.0 %80.0 %83.3 %51.9 %33.3 %7.4 %
2013-06-19BOSTBR040.0 %33.3 %37.5 %50.0 %100.0 %66.7 %37.5 %100.0 %12.5 %
2013-06-13BOS@BAL033.3 %57.9 %45.0 %57.1 %81.8 %72.2 %47.5 %75.0 %12.5 %
2013-05-26BOSCLE023.1 %33.3 %25.0 %66.7 %100.0 %75.0 %18.8 %66.7 %5.9 %
2013-05-23BOSCLE043.8 %58.3 %50.0 %42.9 %100.0 %71.4 %42.9 %71.4 %14.3 %
2013-05-21BOS@CHW031.3 %75.0 %45.8 %60.0 %100.0 %81.8 %33.3 %62.5 %8.3 %
2013-05-18BOS@MIN028.6 %44.4 %34.8 %50.0 %75.0 %62.5 %39.1 %66.7 %13.0 %
2013-05-17BOS@MIN0 50.0 %50.0 % 100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %
2013-05-14BOS@TBR033.3 %50.0 %40.0 %0.0 %100.0 %50.0 %40.0 %100.0 %20.0 %
2013-05-07BOSMIN07.7 %88.9 %40.9 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %40.9 %28.6 %0.0 %
2013-05-06BOSMIN038.5 %60.0 %44.4 %80.0 %100.0 %87.5 %27.8 %66.7 %5.6 %
2013-05-03BOS@TEX030.0 %77.8 %47.9 %77.8 %92.9 %87.0 %37.5 %42.9 %6.3 %
DateTeamOppGSO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2013-05-01BOS@TOR023.5 %50.0 %33.3 %75.0 %100.0 %88.9 %37.0 %40.0 %3.7 %
2013-04-27BOSHOU028.6 %75.0 %53.3 %50.0 %83.3 %75.0 %53.3 %40.0 %13.3 %
2013-04-26BOSHOU033.3 %40.0 %37.5 %100.0 %50.0 %66.7 %62.5 %100.0 %12.5 %
2013-04-22BOSOAK00.0 %50.0 %16.7 % 100.0 %100.0 %33.3 %100.0 %0.0 %
2013-04-21BOSKCR025.0 %50.0 %37.5 %100.0 %75.0 %83.3 %50.0 %50.0 %6.3 %
2013-04-16BOS@CLE06.7 %61.5 %32.1 %100.0 %87.5 %88.9 %46.4 %42.9 %3.6 %
2013-04-11BOSBAL014.3 %60.0 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %50.0 %41.7 %33.3 %16.7 %