Saturday, July 25, 2015

FN's Under The Radar Wilson Thrives In Motown

Alex Wilson While In Carmine Hose
Last year, we tabbed Red Sox reliever Alex Wilson as the FenwayNation "Under The Radar" performer of 2014. In an otherwise dismal year, Wilson posted impressive stats out of the 'pen—28.1 IP, 1.91 ERA, 0.882 WHIP, 19 Ks, 5 BB. Then, Boston traded the 28-year old to the Tigers (along with Yoenis Cespedes) for Rick Porcello. This year, Wilson has continued his impressive pitching—51.0 IP, 1.94 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 30 Ks, 8 BB. So, despite being a "throw-in" in the deal, Wilson is making the trade even more lop-sided than it already was.