Alex Wilson, Relief Pitcher, Detroit Tigers, #30


Date of Birth: 11/3/1986
Birthplace: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
College: Texas A&M
Current Salary: $1,175,000

Alex Wilson, relief pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, had Tommy John surgery in 2007, while in college. The following year, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs but he didn't sign with them. In 2009, he signed with the Boston Red Sox. He pitched in Boston's minor league system from 2009 through 2012.

In 2013, Wilson pitched 27.2 innings in relief for the Red Sox. He finished the season with a 4.88 ERA in 26 games. The following season, he had a 1.91 ERA in 28.1 innings in 18 games. He also pitched in 36 games in the minors in 2014.

The Red Sox traded Wilson to the Tigers on December 11, 2014. In 2015, he pitched in 59 games with the Tigers. He finished the season with a 3-3 record, 2 saves, 38 strikeouts to 11 walks, and a 2.19 ERA in 70.0 innings.

In 2016, Wilson had a 2.96 ERA in 62 games with the Tigers. He finished the season with 4 wins and no losses and 49 strikeouts to 21 walks in 73.0 innings.

Career pitching statistics for Wilson through 2016 include:

  • 165 games played
  • 199.0 innings pitched
  • 9-4 win-loss record
  • 2 saves
  • 128 strikeouts to 51 walks
  • 2.80 ERA

Sources for Information
Wikipedia - Alex Wilson
ESPN - Alex Wilson