Monday, December 15, 2014

Biggest Sox Trade Loss Might Be Alex Wilson

(USAToday Sports)
It has gone almost completely unnoticed that RHP Alex Wilson was included in the package that netted the Red Sox Rick Porcello. Yoenis Cespdes was obviously the big chip that was moved for the right-handed starter, but Wilson may end up being the guy we regret sending to Detroit. In fact, FenwayNation awarded Wilson our 2014 "Under The Radar Award". Why? Wilson hurled just 28.1 innings in 18 appearances for the 2014 Sox, but he posted a 1.91 ERA—striking out 19 and walking just 5. He delivered a 0.88 WHIP and held opposing hitters to a .198 average. Sure, it's a small sample—but a damn good one nonetheless.