Detroit Tigers hypothetical trade idea: Justin Wilson to Houston Astros
Detroit Tigers reliever Justin Wilson’s name has been bandied about in trade rumors as of late. Here’s a hypothetical trade idea worked out with the folks at Climbing Tal’s Hill.
Detroit Tigers fans could see the team make a few moves in the coming days. One potential trade partner is the Houston Astros.
We here at Motor City Bengals reached out to our friends at Climbing Tal’s Hill, FanSided’s Astros website, to work out a mock trade.
In terms of negotiations, Justin Wilson was the obvious centerpiece of the deal.
Wilson is without a doubt Detroit’s best trade chip, and could bring in a substantial haul before all is said and done.
The southpaw can fill a variety of roles for teams in terms of closing, serving as a setup man, or pitching multiple innings.
Wilson also misses plenty of bats, as evidenced by his 12.58 strikeouts per nine innings, a 35.7 strikeout percentage and a 14.4 swinging strike percentage.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that the 29-year-old is also sporting a 2.75 ERA, a 3.23 FIP, a 3.43 xFIP and a 2.86 SIERA in 39.1 innings.
Here’s the hypothetical/mock trade we negotiated with Climbing Tal’s Hill.