Detroit Tigers: Five Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire Pickups from AL Central

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Aug 6, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Alex Wilson (30) makes a throw to first in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Detroit won 8-6. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

RP Alex Wilson, Detroit Tigers

Just as his teammate Iglesias is receiving the chance to bat second, Wilson will have a tremendous opportunity over the last two months to become the Tigers closer.

In 57 2/3 innings, Wilson has a 1.72 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and just 10 walks. Those numbers prove Wilson is clearly the best Tigers relief pitcher available out of the bullpen.

And he has been particularly hot since the All-Star Break. Wilson has thrown 11 1/3 scoreless innings since the Mid-Summer Classic. Over that time, opponents are hitting just .167 against him. He hasn’t given up a run since July 7.

Wilson has been added in 20.4 percent of ESPN leagues recently, but he is still just owned in 25.9 percent of them. Any fantasy baseball owner looking for a relief pitcher would immediately add Wilson.

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