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Alex Wilson (RP, DET) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues for Saves

OWNED IN: 3% of Fleaflicker Leagues

ANALYSIS: After today's trade of Joakim Soria to the Pirates, it was assumed that Al Alburquerque or maybe Bruce Rondon would be next in line for saves. Turns out that Alex Wilson was called upon to get the first crack at being the new closer for the Tigers tonight.

There are no guarantees in this bullpen yet, but based on usage tonight, it certainly seems like Wilson is the guy to grab off the waiver wire if you're looking to add saves to your fantasy baseball teams. Alburquerque pitched earlier in the game, and then Wilson came in to relieve him in the 8th inning. He proceeded to come back out for the 9th inning, and nailed down the save by pitching 1 2/3 innings.

Wilson has been solid this year, throwing 52 2/3 innings before tonight, and racking up a 1.84 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 32:8 K:BB ratio in the process. He doesn't have a high strikeout rate, but he's kept runners off the board thus far. He seems like the closer to own for now, but this can be a fluid situation so stay tuned for further updates.

You can see our full MLB closers & saves depth charts updated here, and follow further updates and waiver wire pickups/stashes as we continue through the trade deadline.


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