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Alex Wilson
Birthdate: 11/3/1986 (30 y, 4 m, 26 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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SeasonLow LeverageIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2013Low Leverage21.1- - -97265312110100118.302.381.430.359
2014Low Leverage21.2- - -82144142140216.184.244.307.247
2015Low Leverage42.0- - -163354087370124.226.265.314.256
2016Low Leverage37.2- - -1583710112112122025.253.310.377.295
TotalLow Leverage122.2- - -50011223536316332483.242.299.354.287

SeasonLow LeverageK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2013Low Leverage7.594.221.800.0018.6 %10.3 %8.2 %- - -1.69.38267.6 %2.914.38
2014Low Leverage6.651.664.000.4219.5 %4.9 %14.6 %- - -0.83.22086.0 %3.093.80
2015Low Leverage5.141.503.430.6414.7 %4.3 %10.4 %- - -1.00.25090.2 %3.494.07
2016Low Leverage5.972.872.080.4815.8 %7.6 %8.2 %- - -1.30.29480.1 %3.474.59
TotalLow Leverage6.092.422.520.4416.6 %6.6 %10.0 %- - -1.18.28380.4 %3.314.24

SeasonLow LeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2013Low Leverage1.0032.4 %33.8 %33.8 %0.0 %0.0 %4.3 %0.0 %32.4 %39.7 %27.9 %13.2 %52.9 %33.8 %365141224
2014Low Leverage1.1316.9 %44.1 %39.0 %17.4 %4.3 %3.8 %100.0 %40.0 %30.0 %30.0 %16.7 %48.3 %35.0 %308100208
2015Low Leverage1.5116.9 %50.0 %33.1 %4.7 %7.0 %9.2 %0.0 %35.9 %40.5 %23.7 %19.9 %56.5 %23.7 %583177406
2016Low Leverage1.4417.4 %48.8 %33.9 %4.9 %4.9 %6.8 %0.0 %36.4 %42.2 %21.5 %10.7 %58.7 %30.6 %569219350
TotalLow Leverage1.3319.8 %45.8 %34.4 %6.2 %4.6 %6.9 %50.0 %36.1 %39.2 %24.7 %15.3 %55.3 %29.5 %18256371188