Alex Wilson was one of the Detroit Tigers most reliable relievers in 2015 and 2016. While 2017 was a down year for him, he still provided some solid relief innings. With two years of team control left, he will be a hot trade commodity in the coming months.
Alex Wilson was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in December 2014 alongside all-star Yoenis Cespedes and minor leaguer Gabe Speier. He was part of the trade that sent future Cy Young winner Rick Porcello to the Red Sox. While Porcello won a Cy Young award in 2016, his other two seasons in Boston have been horrible. The Detroit Tigers clearly won this trade. Alex Wilson has been a very solid reliever. While Cespedes only spent half a season in Detroit, won a Gold Glove that year and was traded to the New York Mets. This trade sent Luis Cessa and Chad Green to the New York Yankees for Justin Wilson and current ace Michael Fulmer. Gabe Speier was later flipped with Ian Krol to Atlanta for Cameron Maybin.
Alex Wilson’s stats are an important key to predicting any trade he might be involved in.