Bobby Wilson
Bobby Wilson
35-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 December of 2018.
Inks deal with Tigers
CDetroit Tigers  NRI
December 4, 2018
Wilson signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Emily Waldon of The Athletic reports.
Wilson will report to Triple-A Toledo. The veteran backstop appeared in 47 games for the Twins in 2018, slashing .178/.242/.281 with two homers in 47 games. He figures to serve as organizational catching depth in 2019.
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Since 2016
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Since 2016vs Left .640 98 10 2 12 0 .239 .287 .352
Since 2016vs Right .571 304 27 7 37 0 .207 .251 .320
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
2016vs Left .739 62 9 2 11 0 .286 .310 .429
2016vs Right .589 189 16 5 22 0 .221 .258 .331
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Since 2016Home .706 197 20 6 31 0 .261 .295 .411
Since 2016Away .471 205 17 3 18 0 .169 .225 .246
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
2016Home .670 125 12 4 18 0 .257 .281 .389
2016Away .582 126 13 3 15 0 .217 .260 .322
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Activated from DL
CChicago Cubs  NRI
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  NRI
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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Moves to disabled list
CMinnesota Twins  NRI
August 24, 2018
Wilson was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with a right ankle bruise, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
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May hit disabled list
CMinnesota Twins  NRI
August 23, 2018
Wilson (ankle) was seen using crutches after Friday's game and may require a DL stint, Brandon Warne of reports.
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Suffers ankle sprain
CMinnesota Twins  NRI
August 23, 2018
Wilson was diagnosed with a right ankle sprain Thursday, Rhett Bollinger of reports.
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