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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 4.84 1.50 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date11-3-1986
Height6' 0"
Weight215 lbs
Age27 years, 11 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.42013
0.22014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 BOS 26 26 0 27.7 0.0 27.7 1 1 0 1 0 0 127 34 16 15 0 48 14 13 1 22 4.88 3.11 3.35 3.9 0.4
2014 BOS 27 18 0 28.3 0.0 28.3 1 0 0 1 0 0 109 20 8 6 3 38 5 5 2 19 1.91 3.94 4.32 1.5 0.2
Career44056.00.056.021020023654242138619183413.383.533.805.50.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 LOW A- 13 13 36.0 2.81 134 .147 .248 .324 .352 .256 .143 98 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2010 SLM A+ 11 11 55.7 4.46 107 .223 .253 .321 .378 .247 .257 106 6.9 0.7 6.9 0.7
2010 PME AA 16 16 78.3 6.30 71 .300 .264 .334 .411 .261 .324 108 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2011 PME AA 21 21 112.0 4.21 108 .236 .260 .325 .399 .271 .304 97 14.9 1.5 14.9 1.5
2011 PAW AAA 4 4 21.0 3.95 107 .234 .259 .332 .395 .256 .304 88 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2012 PAW AAA 40 3 72.7 3.61 118 .255 .254 .326 .382 .252 .353 98 12.4 1.2 12.4 1.2
2013 BOS MLB 26 0 27.7 3.35 123 .294 .248 .312 .393 .262 .378 101 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2013 PAW AAA 14 0 17.0 3.95 108 .247 .254 .325 .387 .254 .312 99 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2014 BOS MLB 18 0 28.3 4.32 99 .225 .256 .316 .392 .265 .212 103 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2014 PAW AAA 35 0 41.3 4.79 87 .262 .267 .333 .409 .255 .316 94 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2009 LOW A- 0 1 0 13 13 36.0 10 7 33 0 49% .143 2.5 1.8 0.0 8.2 0.47 0.50 10.6 1.1
2010 SLM A+ 2 1 0 11 11 55.7 43 15 50 4 50% .257 6.9 2.4 0.6 8.1 1.04 3.39 6.9 0.7
2010 PME AA 4 5 0 16 16 78.3 95 34 56 15 37% .324 10.9 3.9 1.7 6.4 1.65 6.67 -1.1 -0.1
2011 PAW AAA 1 0 0 4 4 21.0 19 7 24 2 41% .304 8.1 3.0 0.9 10.3 1.24 3.43 2.3 0.2
2011 PME AA 9 4 0 21 21 112.0 103 37 99 8 46% .304 8.3 3.0 0.6 8.0 1.25 3.05 14.9 1.5
2012 PAW AAA 5 3 1 40 3 72.7 76 33 78 3 45% .353 9.4 4.1 0.4 9.7 1.50 3.72 12.4 1.2
2013 BOS MLB 1 1 0 26 0 27.7 34 14 22 0 31% .378 11.1 4.6 0.0 7.2 1.73 4.88 3.9 0.4
2013 PAW AAA 3 1 0 14 0 17.0 17 5 16 2 42% .312 9.0 2.6 1.1 8.5 1.29 3.71 2.3 0.2
2014 PAW AAA 6 1 5 35 0 41.3 38 23 40 2 38% .316 8.3 5.0 0.4 8.7 1.48 4.35 1.5 0.2
2014 BOS MLB 1 0 0 18 0 28.3 20 5 19 3 45% .212 6.4 1.6 1.0 6.0 0.88 1.91 1.5 0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 477 0.4717 0.4160 0.8030 0.6000 0.2500 0.9185 0.5556 0.1970
2014 412 0.5024 0.4684 0.8549 0.6522 0.2829 0.9333 0.6724 0.1399
Career8890.48590.44030.82710.62420.26520.92540.60970.1705

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-09 2013-10-31 60-DL 114 71 Right Thumb Surgery Ligament and Scar Tissue Around Nerve Removed 2013-10-17 -
2010-08-02 2010-08-11 Minors 9 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-06-06 2010-06-16 Minors 10 0 Right Ankle Contusion -
2007-08-01 2007-08-01 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $
2013 BOS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 154 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Boston 3/7/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Boston 11/20/12. Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • Drafted by Boston 2009 (2-77) (Texas A&M). $0.4707M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 39.9 36 14 31 4 .275 1.26 3.79 4.12 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 34.3 34 13 27 4 .289 1.35 4.22 4.59 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 30.5 31 12 24 3 .300 1.42 4.54 4.93 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 27.2 29 11 21 3 .309 1.48 4.81 5.23 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 24.3 27 10 19 3 .317 1.54 5.08 5.52 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 0 0 0 21.4 25 9 17 3 .325 1.60 5.34 5.81 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 0 0 0 18.4 22 8 15 2 .334 1.67 5.63 6.12 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 19 7 12 2 .345 1.75 5.98 6.5 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 0 0 0 10.5 14 5 8 2 .360 1.87 6.48 7.04 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0000023.62610193.3151.535.045.480.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
22% 27% 11% 24% 44%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152821044046501736542.3141.454.625.029.73.37.01.0-0.0
20162921035037401530442.3111.494.745.159.73.67.31.0-0.1
20173021034037391430442.3141.454.725.139.63.47.41.0-0.1
20183121032034361227442.3131.434.615.029.63.27.21.1-0.0
20193211029031341124442.3131.454.655.059.93.27.01.2-0.0
20203310027029311023342.3131.434.645.049.73.17.20.9-0.0
20213410025027291021342.3131.464.695.109.83.47.11.0-0.0
2022351002402527920342.3141.444.635.039.73.27.21.1-0.0
2023361002202325918342.3141.464.625.029.63.56.91.2-0.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
0.22.61.811.827.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 87)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Davis Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
2 93 P.J. Walters 2012 5.98
3 93 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
4 92 Ramon A. Ramirez 2010 0.00 DNP
5 91 Matt Maloney 2011 10.12
6 91 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
7 91 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
8 91 Humberto Sanchez 2010 0.00 DNP
9 90 Jeremy Horst 2013 6.58
10 90 Pedro Figueroa 2013 12.00
11 90 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
12 90 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
13 90 Blake Hawksworth 2010 5.58
14 90 Duane Below 2013 10.12
15 89 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
16 89 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
17 89 David Pauley 2010 4.37
18 89 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
19 89 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
20 89 Justin Thomas 2011 0.00 DNP
21 88 Jose Veras 2008 3.59
22 88 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
23 88 Fabio Castro 2012 0.00 DNP
24 88 Deunte Heath 2013 11.74
25 88 Brad Mills 2012 0.00
26 88 Jack Egbert 2010 0.00 DNP
27 88 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
28 88 Tom Cochran 2010 0.00 DNP
29 88 Joe Martinez 2010 5.03
30 88 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
31 88 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
32 87 Matt Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
33 87 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
34 87 Arnie Munoz 2009 0.00 DNP
35 87 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
36 87 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
37 87 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
38 86 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
39 86 Paul Kometani 2010 0.00 DNP
40 86 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
41 86 Ryohei Tanaka 2010 0.00 DNP
42 86 Dustin Nippert 2008 6.53
43 86 Nick Schmidt 2013 0.00 DNP
44 86 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
45 86 Evan Reed 2013 6.17
46 86 Andrew Albers 2013 5.10
47 86 Stephen Marek 2011 0.00 DNP
48 86 Andrew Dobies 2010 0.00 DNP
49 86 Ben Jukich 2010 0.00 DNP
50 86 Jon Switzer 2007 8.05
51 86 Donnie Veal 2012 2.08
52 86 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
53 85 J.D. Durbin 2009 0.00 DNP
54 85 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
55 85 Anthony Lerew 2010 8.54
56 85 Bobby LaFromboise 2013 6.75
57 85 Enrique Gonzalez 2010 3.81
58 85 Kurt Birkins 2008 0.90
59 85 Heath Rollins 2012 0.00 DNP
60 85 Dennis Sarfate 2008 5.20
61 85 Pedro Liriano 2008 0.00 DNP
62 85 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
63 85 Brian Slocum 2008 27.00
64 85 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
65 85 Kevin Pucetas 2012 0.00 DNP
66 85 Carlos Fisher 2010 5.64
67 85 Kevin Hart 2010 0.00 DNP
68 85 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
69 85 Yohan Pino 2011 0.00 DNP
70 85 Bruce Billings 2013 0.00 DNP
71 85 Bobby Bramhall 2013 0.00 DNP
72 85 Chris Narveson 2009 4.21
73 85 Matt Buschmann 2011 0.00 DNP
74 85 John Stephens 2007 0.00 DNP
75 85 Clint Nageotte 2008 0.00 DNP
76 85 David Purcey 2009 6.56
77 85 Wynn Pelzer 2013 0.00 DNP
78 84 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
79 84 Chris Martin 2013 0.00 DNP
80 84 Daniel Moskos 2013 0.00 DNP
81 84 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
82 84 Zach Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
83 84 Richie Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
84 84 Marco Albano 2011 0.00 DNP
85 84 Greg Atencio 2009 0.00 DNP
86 84 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
87 84 Juan Mateo 2010 0.00 DNP
88 84 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
89 84 Corey Kluber 2013 4.09
90 84 Rob Musgrave 2013 0.00 DNP
91 83 Randor Bierd 2011 0.00 DNP
92 83 Polin Trinidad 2012 0.00 DNP
93 83 Jon Huber 2009 0.00 DNP
94 83 Eric Hurley 2013 0.00 DNP
95 83 Eric Hacker 2010 0.00 DNP
96 83 Steven Shell 2010 0.00 DNP
97 83 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
98 83 Marcos Mateo 2011 4.30
99 83 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
100 83 Neal Musser 2008 0.00

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .200 .284 .283 .208
11 vs R (Multi) .431 .500 .608 .374
18 Split (Multi) -.231 -.216 -.325 -.166
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .200 .284 .283 .208
31 vs R (2013) .431 .500 .608 .374
38 Split (2013) -.231 -.216 -.325 -.166
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2012 Wilson's stint at Portland was the first time the 24-year-old crossed the 100 inning mark at any level. Unlike in 2010, when he struggled there thanks to a sub-two K/BB and problems with homers, he pitched well enough to earn a trip to Triple-A, where he continued to miss bats. As Wilson is mostly a fastball/slider pitcher, he projects better as a reliever than as a starter in the long-term, especially as his change-up is below-average.
2010 Undrafted Alex Wilson put up video-game numbers in his pro debut, and his fastball/slider combination is impressive, but he has yet to pitch in a full-season league; if he makes the majors, he'll be just the second player born in Saudi Arabia to do so.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 18, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ranklin' FranklinR.J. Anderson2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-01
Painting the Black: Wil the ThrilR.J. Anderson2013-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-14


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Alex Wilson has thrown 879 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Sinker (93mph), Slider (84mph) and Change (88mph).