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Justin Wilson
Birthdate: 8/18/1987 (29 y, 7 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-2/233     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 5, Pick: 2, Overall: 144, Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Contract: $2.7M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Wilson allowed a hit, two walks and two earned runs while retiring just a single batter in Tuesday's spring training loss to the Phillies. (3/7/2017)
Profiles:  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Wilson may have been on his third team in three years in 2016, but he proved his emergence over the last few seasons was not a fluke. The lefty reliever's first season in Detroit was generally successful, with him seeing a slight uptick in velocity, swinging strike rate, and punchouts. He was a bit more long ball prone and suffered through a higher BABIP (unsupported by the peripherals), but generally looked like the same guy he's been the last few years. While some may brush the southpaw off as nothing more than a situational guy, it's worth noting that he's owned reverse splits over the entirety of his career, performing better against righties than lefties. That aspect of his performance might allow him to be an option to close games at some point, although for now he remains behind K-Rod in Motown's bullpen pecking order. Don't sleep on him late in drafts that count holds, though.(Colin Zarzycki)

The Quick Opinion: Wilson continued to put up above-average peripherals, even though he was victimized by a degree of bad batted ball luck in 2016. The owner of reverse splits, the lefty might be a sneaky option as a closer, but he's unlikely to open the season in that capacity barring a major injury or trade and instead should be viewed as an asset only in holds leagues. 

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SeasonHandednessIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
Totalvs L89.1- - -3728613136345290382.253.318.343.296
Totalvs R168.2- - -7001331856260126986176.213.300.318.275
SeasonHome / AwayIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalHome139.03.11571113204514875254127.219.297.316.273
TotalAway119.03.485011061124746104635131.236.317.340.293
TotalHome vs L47.1- - -188398118161130139.224.282.299.261
TotalHome vs R91.2- - -3837412333326395388.217.304.324.279
TotalAway vs L42.0- - -184475018184160243.283.355.390.332
TotalAway vs R77.0- - -317596229286303388.208.294.311.270
SeasonMonthlyIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalMar/Apr42.21.481662580770204140.172.279.231.230
TotalMay46.14.47198426425232141254.231.294.343.281
TotalJun44.13.45177292017172210339.190.301.243.258
TotalJul39.12.97163391114134102140.257.309.358.292
TotalAug46.03.91195447121204160144.247.316.369.303
TotalSept/Oct39.13.20173407014145171141.258.337.403.326
Total1st Half153.23.10620112165555375866155.201.285.288.258
Total2nd Half104.13.544521071514341104023103.262.335.380.316
SeasonLeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalLow Leverage109.1- - -46589151262674913104.216.305.309.279
TotalMedium Leverage93.1- - -3848113428286281591.231.297.343.283
TotalHigh Leverage55.1- - -223493144404216163.244.326.337.288
SeasonSituationalIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalBases Empty130.2- - -5721131531111115606139.222.306.327.286
TotalMen on Base127.1- - -500106163878364283119.233.306.327.278
TotalMen In Scoring68.2- - -2946310379753288273.239.316.335.281
SeasonThrough CountIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalThrough 3 - 05.0- - -5231000035806.177.731.235.492
TotalThrough 3 - 114.1- - -921111330400018.212.560.275.422
TotalThrough 3 - 226.1- - -1501930661540134.200.493.263.381
TotalThrough 2 - 025.2- - -1491940660578025.207.510.250.369
TotalThrough 1 - 092.2- - -4328815337347738481.248.383.367.335
TotalThrough 2 - 146.2- - -218377112122470054.216.387.306.326
TotalThrough 1 - 1106.1- - -43688112413883602123.221.290.321.274
TotalThrough 0 - 1147.1- - -555101122464562503177.192.234.259.221
TotalThrough 2 - 264.1- - -267439016142330296.185.292.251.255
TotalThrough 1 - 290.2- - -34763102282521603143.192.237.255.221
TotalThrough 0 - 268.0- - -240346111110502110.146.171.181.159
SeasonSP / RPIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalAs Reliever258.03.2810722193169894179889258.227.306.327.282
SeasonShiftsIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
TotalNo Shift129.2- - -5871672440000000.285.287.342.274
TotalShift - All19.2- - -10335720000000.340.347.460.347
TotalShift - Traditional15.0- - -6720410000000.299.299.388.298
TotalShift - Non Traditional4.2- - -3615310000000.417.441.606.443
SeasonTTOIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
Total1st Through Order as RP256.23.2610662183169793179789257.227.306.328.282
Total2nd Through Order as RP1.16.7561001101001.200.333.200.263

SeasonHandednessK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
Totalvs L8.262.922.830.5022.0 %7.8 %14.2 %- - -1.29.32073.9 %3.083.49
Totalvs R9.393.682.550.6425.1 %9.9 %15.3 %- - -1.20.27776.4 %3.283.55
SeasonHome / AwayK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalHome8.223.372.440.4522.2 %9.1 %13.1 %.2191.19.27874.1 %3.153.67
TotalAway9.913.482.850.7626.2 %9.2 %17.0 %.2361.28.31176.9 %3.293.36
TotalHome vs L7.422.473.000.1920.7 %6.9 %13.8 %.2241.10.28467.8 %2.633.37
TotalHome vs R8.643.832.260.5923.0 %10.2 %12.8 %.2171.23.27577.1 %3.423.83
TotalAway vs L9.213.432.690.8623.4 %8.7 %14.7 %.2831.50.36179.1 %3.593.62
TotalAway vs R10.293.512.930.7027.8 %9.5 %18.3 %.2081.16.27975.4 %3.123.21
SeasonMonthlyK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalMar/Apr8.444.222.000.0024.1 %12.1 %12.0 %.1721.05.23884.8 %2.713.68
TotalMay10.492.723.860.3927.3 %7.1 %20.2 %.2311.21.31859.8 %2.372.87
TotalJun7.924.261.860.4122.0 %11.9 %10.2 %.1901.13.24171.7 %3.563.76
TotalJul9.152.294.000.9224.5 %6.1 %18.4 %.2571.25.32481.1 %3.243.21
TotalAug8.613.132.750.7822.6 %8.2 %14.4 %.2471.30.30872.2 %3.443.76
TotalSept/Oct9.383.892.411.1423.7 %9.8 %13.9 %.2581.45.32186.3 %4.063.93
Total1st Half9.083.402.670.4125.0 %9.4 %15.6 %.2011.11.26772.8 %2.933.34
Total2nd Half8.883.452.580.8622.8 %8.9 %13.9 %.2621.41.32878.7 %3.633.80
SeasonLeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalLow Leverage8.564.032.120.5822.4 %10.5 %11.8 %- - -1.26.27287.7 %3.463.83
TotalMedium Leverage8.782.703.250.5823.7 %7.3 %16.4 %- - -1.17.29581.4 %3.063.51
TotalHigh Leverage10.253.423.000.6528.3 %9.4 %18.8 %- - -1.27.33641.3 %2.972.96
SeasonSituationalK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalBases Empty9.573.862.480.7624.3 %9.8 %14.5 %- - -1.29.283100.0 %3.503.75
TotalMen on Base8.412.972.830.4223.8 %8.4 %15.4 %- - -1.16.30344.9 %2.923.30
TotalMen In Scoring9.573.672.610.3924.8 %9.5 %15.3 %- - -1.33.31915.8 %2.863.39
SeasonThrough CountK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalThrough 3 - 010.8063.000.170.0011.5 %67.3 %-55.8 %- - -7.60.273100.0 %21.7123.00
TotalThrough 3 - 111.3025.120.450.0019.6 %43.5 %-23.9 %- - -3.56.32494.1 %8.9810.38
TotalThrough 3 - 211.6218.460.630.3422.7 %36.0 %-13.3 %- - -2.77.30093.7 %7.298.13
TotalThrough 2 - 08.7719.990.440.0016.8 %38.3 %-21.5 %- - -2.96.28492.1 %7.839.26
TotalThrough 1 - 07.877.091.110.6818.8 %16.9 %1.9 %- - -1.74.30382.5 %4.845.26
TotalThrough 2 - 110.419.061.150.3924.8 %21.6 %3.2 %- - -1.80.30488.7 %4.384.96
TotalThrough 1 - 110.413.053.420.6828.2 %8.3 %19.9 %- - -1.17.30074.0 %2.852.99
TotalThrough 0 - 110.811.537.080.3731.9 %4.5 %27.4 %- - -0.86.27668.8 %1.812.20
TotalThrough 2 - 213.434.622.910.2836.0 %12.4 %23.6 %- - -1.18.30682.5 %2.162.64
TotalThrough 1 - 214.191.598.940.2041.2 %4.6 %36.6 %- - -0.87.33368.2 %0.871.39
TotalThrough 0 - 214.560.6622.000.0045.8 %2.1 %43.7 %- - -0.57.27673.2 %0.190.89
SeasonSP / RPK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalAs Reliever9.003.422.630.5924.1 %9.1 %14.9 %.2271.23.29375.5 %3.213.53
SeasonShiftsK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
TotalNo Shift0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.29.285100.0 %3.115.00
TotalShift - All0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.78.340100.0 %3.114.82
TotalShift - Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -1.33.299100.0 %3.114.99
TotalShift - Non Traditional0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %- - -3.21.417100.0 %3.124.26
SeasonTTOK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
Total1st Through Order as RP9.013.402.650.6024.1 %9.1 %15.0 %.2271.23.29375.6 %3.213.53
Total2nd Through Order as RP6.756.751.000.0016.7 %16.7 %0.0 %.2001.50.25050.0 %3.803.80

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
Totalvs L1.7722.1 %49.8 %28.1 %14.1 %7.0 %6.3 %0.0 %35.3 %36.1 %28.7 %22.9 %54.3 %22.9 %1473520953
Totalvs R1.5717.2 %50.6 %32.3 %14.9 %8.5 %6.3 %8.3 %34.1 %35.0 %31.0 %22.5 %56.4 %21.2 %289110211870
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalHome1.6619.7 %50.1 %30.2 %14.8 %6.1 %6.8 %14.3 %31.4 %38.4 %30.2 %25.0 %52.3 %22.7 %23378221515
TotalAway1.6118.1 %50.5 %31.4 %14.4 %10.3 %5.8 %0.0 %38.2 %31.7 %30.1 %19.8 %59.6 %20.7 %20277191308
TotalHome vs L1.9424.8 %49.6 %25.6 %14.7 %2.9 %4.5 %0.0 %32.6 %42.2 %25.2 %24.4 %51.9 %23.7 %734252482
TotalHome vs R1.5416.9 %50.4 %32.7 %14.8 %7.4 %8.0 %20.0 %30.8 %36.4 %32.8 %25.3 %52.6 %22.1 %16035701033
TotalAway vs L1.6219.2 %50.0 %30.8 %13.5 %10.8 %8.3 %0.0 %38.2 %29.3 %32.5 %21.1 %56.9 %22.0 %739268471
TotalAway vs R1.6017.5 %50.8 %31.7 %15.0 %10.0 %4.2 %0.0 %38.3 %33.2 %28.6 %18.9 %61.2 %19.9 %1288451837
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalMar/Apr1.8019.2 %51.9 %28.8 %20.0 %0.0 %5.6 %0.0 %32.4 %40.0 %27.6 %22.9 %52.4 %24.8 %711264447
TotalMay1.8021.6 %50.4 %28.0 %8.6 %5.7 %4.8 %0.0 %39.1 %39.8 %21.1 %23.4 %51.6 %25.0 %814282532
TotalJun2.4419.6 %57.0 %23.4 %20.0 %8.0 %4.9 %14.3 %31.6 %33.3 %35.1 %20.2 %63.2 %16.7 %680257423
TotalJul1.5317.3 %50.0 %32.7 %25.0 %11.1 %5.5 %0.0 %35.7 %30.4 %33.9 %25.9 %52.7 %21.4 %628204424
TotalAug1.3818.9 %47.0 %34.1 %11.1 %8.9 %9.7 %0.0 %29.9 %32.8 %37.3 %20.2 %59.7 %20.2 %790261529
TotalSept/Oct1.2717.0 %46.4 %36.6 %7.3 %12.2 %7.7 %0.0 %38.6 %36.0 %25.4 %23.7 %53.5 %22.8 %741273468
Total1st Half1.8319.5 %52.1 %28.5 %18.0 %6.3 %4.4 %9.1 %34.4 %36.9 %28.7 %22.2 %54.9 %22.9 %25008931607
Total2nd Half1.4318.3 %48.0 %33.7 %10.9 %9.9 %9.0 %0.0 %34.6 %33.3 %32.0 %23.2 %56.5 %20.3 %18646481216
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalLow Leverage1.6120.6 %49.0 %30.4 %17.2 %7.5 %6.0 %0.0 %31.4 %39.5 %29.1 %24.6 %55.7 %19.7 %19096911218
TotalMedium Leverage1.5218.4 %49.2 %32.4 %14.5 %7.2 %4.8 %25.0 %36.5 %32.7 %30.8 %21.2 %55.4 %23.5 %15825381044
TotalHigh Leverage1.9716.4 %55.5 %28.1 %8.3 %11.1 %9.9 %0.0 %37.7 %31.2 %31.2 %21.0 %55.8 %23.2 %873312561
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalBases Empty1.5116.8 %50.0 %33.2 %15.6 %9.0 %7.6 %33.3 %35.0 %35.0 %29.9 %24.5 %55.8 %19.7 %23648351529
TotalMen on Base1.8121.4 %50.6 %28.0 %13.3 %6.7 %4.9 %0.0 %33.9 %35.7 %30.4 %20.5 %55.4 %24.1 %20007061294
TotalMen In Scoring1.7421.3 %50.0 %28.7 %13.0 %5.6 %6.4 %0.0 %35.6 %36.1 %28.3 %24.1 %55.5 %20.4 %1199427772
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalThrough 3 - 00.8018.2 %36.4 %45.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %36.4 %45.5 %18.2 %9.1 %81.8 %9.1 %26119071
TotalThrough 3 - 10.7924.2 %33.3 %42.4 %21.4 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %26.5 %38.2 %35.3 %14.7 %61.8 %23.5 %540316224
TotalThrough 3 - 20.9224.6 %36.1 %39.3 %8.3 %4.2 %4.5 %0.0 %31.2 %36.1 %32.8 %11.5 %57.4 %31.2 %1047505542
TotalThrough 2 - 01.0419.7 %40.9 %39.4 %26.9 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %34.3 %31.3 %34.3 %22.4 %58.2 %19.4 %757443314
TotalThrough 1 - 01.3819.9 %46.5 %33.6 %19.8 %7.7 %6.3 %33.3 %31.0 %38.7 %30.3 %21.2 %56.6 %22.3 %19309111019
TotalThrough 2 - 11.5620.0 %48.7 %31.3 %25.0 %5.6 %5.4 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %22.2 %54.7 %23.1 %1190595595
TotalThrough 1 - 11.7018.8 %51.1 %30.1 %9.8 %9.8 %7.2 %33.3 %30.6 %39.6 %29.8 %21.8 %55.3 %22.9 %21448141330
TotalThrough 0 - 11.9018.0 %53.7 %28.3 %8.3 %6.3 %5.5 %0.0 %35.1 %32.9 %32.0 %23.4 %56.0 %20.6 %23496281721
TotalThrough 2 - 21.7421.3 %50.0 %28.7 %7.7 %5.1 %4.4 %0.0 %33.1 %39.0 %27.9 %20.6 %56.6 %22.8 %1658664994
TotalThrough 1 - 21.7920.3 %51.1 %28.6 %1.9 %3.8 %6.5 %33.3 %31.4 %41.1 %27.6 %23.8 %55.7 %20.5 %18625751287
TotalThrough 0 - 21.8819.7 %52.5 %27.9 %8.8 %0.0 %3.1 %0.0 %35.0 %34.2 %30.9 %24.4 %61.0 %14.6 %1071214857
SeasonSP / RPGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalAs Reliever1.6419.0 %50.3 %30.7 %14.6 %8.0 %6.3 %5.9 %34.5 %35.4 %30.1 %22.6 %55.6 %21.8 %436415412823
SeasonShiftsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
TotalNo Shift1.7617.7 %52.5 %29.8 %14.5 %0.0 %6.3 %10.0 %33.9 %35.8 %30.3 %24.2 %57.1 %18.7 %20966431453
TotalShift - All1.8329.2 %45.8 %25.0 %25.0 %0.0 %6.8 %0.0 %33.0 %35.0 %32.0 %17.5 %56.3 %26.2 %364123241
TotalShift - Traditional1.5025.4 %44.8 %29.9 %25.0 %0.0 %3.3 %0.0 %35.8 %31.3 %32.8 %19.4 %56.7 %23.9 %25685171
TotalShift - Non Traditional3.5037.9 %48.3 %13.8 %25.0 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %27.8 %41.7 %30.6 %13.9 %55.6 %30.6 %1083870
SeasonTTOGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
Total1st Through Order as RP1.6219.1 %50.0 %30.9 %14.6 %8.0 %6.1 %5.9 %34.4 %35.3 %30.3 %22.8 %55.3 %21.9 %434315342809
Total2nd Through Order as RP4.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %21714