Bobby Wilson
Bobby Wilson
36-Year-Old CatcherC
Detroit Tigers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Bobby Wilson in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Tigers in March of 2019.
Headed to big leagues
CDetroit Tigers
June 14, 2019
Wilson will have his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Saturday's game against the Indians.
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Wilson is set to get another shot in the big leagues after struggling to a .178/.242/.281 slash line over 47 games a season ago while with the Twins. He'll serve as the backup catcher to John Hicks after Grayson Greiner (back) was placed on the injured list.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .469 36 1 0 1 0 .156 .250 .219
Since 2017vs Right .540 115 11 2 15 0 .184 .239 .301
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .469 36 1 0 1 0 .156 .250 .219
2018vs Right .540 115 11 2 15 0 .184 .239 .301
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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+168%
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+168%
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .767 72 8 2 13 0 .269 .319 .448
Since 2017Away .286 79 4 0 3 0 .088 .169 .118
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .767 72 8 2 13 0 .269 .319 .448
2018Away .286 79 4 0 3 0 .088 .169 .118
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Bobby Wilson
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294 days ago
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310 days ago
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341 days ago
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The Z Files: AL Playing Time Overview
June 14, 2018
Todd Zola checks out the playing time situations across the American League and wonders when Tigers prospect Christin Stewart will make his big-league debut.
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Wilson was well-traveled in 2016, landing in Tampa for a second Rays stint after stops in Detroit and Texas. The veteran backstop actually smacked a career-high seven homers over 251 plate appearances last season, while also driving in a personal-best 33 runs. However, as has been the case throughout his career, consistent contact continued to be a problem, as he connected at only a 72 percent clip. The 33-year-old signed with the Dodgers over the offseason, which leaves him in a clear third catcher role behind Yasmani Grandal and Austin Barnes. If some playing time were to clear up, however, Wilson could potentially provide modest fantasy production in the homer and RBI categories, but he figures to only serve as veteran depth until then.
Wilson was released by Tampa Bay in late July and quickly snatched up by Texas who had a desperate need for anyone with squatting experience. He fulfilled those expectations and little else, hitting just .221/.291/.325 in 31 games, and elected for free agency in November after Texas outrighted him off the 40-man roster. The veteran backstop will likely land a minor-league contract for 2016.
Wilson spent most of the 2012 season as the backup to Chris Iannetta in Anaheim and stumbled into some significant playing time after Iannetta suffered a broken wrist. Unfortunately for the Angels, Wilson was overmatched at the plate, producing a .211/.277/.292 batting line in 201 plate appearances. He's actually a pretty similar player to Jeff Mathis, and the Yankees will look at him during spring training as a non-roster invite.
Wilson served as a reserve catcher for the Angels last season and appeared in 57 games. While the Angels kept three catchers on the roster for most of the season, a deeper roster may prevent them from doing the same in 2012. Chris Iannetta will be the Angels' regular catcher, so Wilson will either serve as his backup or head to Triple-A if the Angels want to keep Hank Conger with the big club for the part-time role.
Wilson played in a career-high 40 games last year thanks to injuries to Jeff Mathis and Kendry Morales, but he still only managed to see 96 at-bats. With Mike Napoli back at catcher due to Morales' return, Mathis' ability to handle the pitching staff, and Hank Conger knocking on the door at Triple-A, Wilson is unlikely to see much major league time this season.
Wilson is slightly better than Jeff Mathis, which is worth getting worked up about if you like the Angels a lot, but not useful information for fantasy players. Wilson is about to get lapped by Hank Conger, and will need a new organization to have any shot at, well, Jeff Mathis' career.
Wilson batted .312 with four home runs and 45 RBI with Triple-A Salt Lake last season. He's currently the third catcher on the Angels' organizational depth chart, which means he will begin next season at Triple-A once again. However, starting catcher Mike Napoli has had trouble staying healthy in the past and Wilson could find himself in the majors if Napoli isn't able to stay on the field.
Wilson showed last season that he has the potential to be a catcher at the major league level. He is very good defensively, and though his power numbers weren’t flashy, he still hit .295 at Triple-A Salt Lake. He doesn’t strike out much, but still could stand to do a better job of working the count after taking 30 walks all season. Wilson is behind several other catchers in the team's pipeline, so it will take a trade or an injury for him to see action with the Angels in 2008.
Wilson doesn't hit as well as Mike Napoli or have the defensive tools to make you forget that he's a backup catcher just trying to get his card. As a backup, he might play ten years the way a guy like Todd Pratt has.
A native of Dunedin, FL, Wilson was selected by the Angels in the 48th round of the 2002 free agent draft.
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Winds up back with Tigers
CDetroit Tigers
March 24, 2019
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Sunday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Parts ways with Detroit
CFree Agent
March 23, 2019
The Tigers released Wilson on Saturday, a source told Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
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Inks deal with Tigers
CDetroit Tigers
December 4, 2018
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
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Activated from DL
CChicago Cubs
September 28, 2018
Wilson (ankle) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game, Gordon Wittenmyer of The Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Dealt to Cubs
CChicago Cubs
Ankle
August 30, 2018
Wilson (ankle) was traded to the Cubs from Minnesota on Thursday in exchange for Chris Gimenez and a player to be named later or cash considerations, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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