Alex Wilson Pitcher

     
 

Born: November 3, 1986
Hurricane, WV
Height: 6-1
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Drafted: 2nd round, 2009
10th round, 2008 by CHC
How Acquired: Draft
College: Texas A&M
High School: Hurricane HS (WV)

Photo © Dave Letizi

Links
Q&A with Alex Wilson

The Ladder - 8.26.09
2010 Prospect Preview
The Ladder - 5.12.2010
2011 Prospect Preview
The Book: Alex Wilson (4.11.11)
The Ladder - 6.29.2011

The Ladder - 7.18.11
Wilson ready for highs and Lowe's (1.16.12)
2012 Prospect Preview

The Book: Alex Wilson (4.26.12)
Wilson groomed to help 'pen (4.29.12)
Wilson earns first professional save (7.3.12)

Traded to Detroit with Yoenis Cespedes and Gabe Speier for Rick Porcello (Dec. 2014)

Scouting Report
: Throws from high 3/4 arm slot. His delivery is somewhat arduous with long arm action and effort behind. Fastball sits 92-93 mph and tops out at 94-95 mph. Can sit in the mid-90s in short bursts out of the bullpen. Four-seam fastball is on the straight side and hittable when elevated. 90-92 MPH two-seam fastball shows improved arm-side run against right-handed batters. Average fastball command. Used to primarily rely on his fastball, but his usage of the pitch decreased as he started to integrate his slider more into his arsenal in late 2014. Slider works in the mid-80s with tight rotation and depth that misses bats. Uses slider as out pitch later in the count but could improve on throwing his slider for strikes and featuring earlier in counts. Inconsistent with snap at times, but can flash as a plus pitch. At higher velocities can look more like a cutter. Average command of offering. Also throws a below-average 86-87 mph changeup as a look pitch. Lacks separation from his fastball. Can be home-run prone. Fights delivery at times, which reduces the command of his arsenal. Converted to a full-time reliever in early 2012. Projects as a middle releiver at the major-league level, with the ceiling of a 7th-8th inning setup man in peak seasons. Missed the 2008 college season due to Tommy John surgery.

Links (cont.)
2013 Prospect Preview
Wilson ready for first full season as a reliever (4.4.13)
2013 Top 40 Season in Review
Trade analysis: Scouting the prospects dealt for Porcello (12.11.14)

 
   
    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2006 Winthrop NCAA Coll --- 19 13 3 0.813 3.78 20 19 0 138.0 127 64 58 8 50 143 1.28 2.86 9.33
  2007 Winthrop NCAA Coll --- 20 6 4 0.600 2.51 17 16 0 111.3 83 43 31 5 39 97 1.10 2.49 7.84
  2008 DNP - Injured NCAA Coll --- 21 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
  2009 Texas A&M NCAA Coll --- 22 5 5 0.500 4.22 24 8 2 89.7 80 48 42 4 25 120 1.17 4.80 12.04
  2009 Lowell NYPL A Bos 22 0 1 0.000 0.50 13 13 0 36.0 10 3 2 0 7 33 0.47 4.71 8.25
  2010 Salem Car A Bos 23 2 1 0.667 3.40 11 11 0 55.7 43 24 21 4 15 50 1.04 3.33 8.08
  2010 Portland East AA Bos 23 4 5 0.444 6.66 16 16 0 78.3 95 59 58 15 34 56 1.65 1.65 6.43
  2011 Portland East AA Bos 24 9 4 0.577 3.05 21 21 0 112.0 103 42 38 8 37 99 1.25 2.68 7.96
  2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 24 1 0 1.000 3.43 4 4 0 21.0 19 8 8 2 7 24 1.24 3.43 10.29
  2012 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 5 3 0.625 3.72 40 3 1 72.7 76 40 30 3 33 78 1.50 2.36 9.66
  2013 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 3 1 0.750 3.71 14 0 0 17.0 17 7 7 2 5 16 1.29 3.20 8.47
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 26 1 1 0.500 4.88 14 0 0 27.7 34 16 15 0 14 22 1.73 1.57 7.16
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 27 6 1 0.857  4.35 35 0 5 41.3 38 21 20 2 23 40 1.48 1.74 8.71
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 27 1 0 1.000 1.91 18 0 0 28.3 20 8 6 3 5 19 0.88 3.80 6.04
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 15, 2009 by Jim Robinson
Signing Bonus: $470,700
MiLB Debut: June 28, 2009 (Lowell)
Added to 40-man: November 20, 2012
MLB Debut:
April 12, 2013 (BOS)
     
  Awards
Carolina League All-Star (2010)
2011 Eastern League All-Star
2011 Red Sox ML Pitcher of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (April 26 - May 2, 2010)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (May 23-29, 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Month (May 2011)
SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Week (August 29 - September 5, 2011)
2011 SoxProspects.com All-Star - SP
2011 SoxProspects.com Pitcher of the Year
2012 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star
2013 SoxProspects.com Pre-Season All-Star

 

  

 
 

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