One of the more intriguing relievers on the market in Justin Wilson has heard his name whirled around in rumors. Many people believe that he will find himself with a new club by the time that the trade deadline comes.
Justin Wilson could fill a teams need as a closer or just a needed left handed reliever. Wilson has put up a very good walks and hits per inning at .906 and an earned run average at 2.29. Left-handed batters have hit .235 against him but right-handed batters have hit .122. Wilson also has one year of arbitration left before entering free agency.
Houston Astros: The Houston Astros who have had a much more consistent year from their closer Ken Giles who has converted 20 of his 22 save opportunities. However Tony Sipp has had a different year, as he has had an earned run average of 3.95 and 1.1 walks and hits per each inning that he pitches. Sipp has held his left-handed opponent to .200 and right-handed opponents to .178.
Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers who have one of the best closers in the game as Kenley Jansen has converted 23 saves in his 23 opportunities have no need for a closer. Luis Avilan the Dodgers main left-handed option has had an earned run average of 4.07 along with 1.60 walks and hits per each inning. Avilan has limited left-handed batters to a .204 average while right-handed hitters have hit .404.
Tampa Bay Rays: The Rays, like the Astros and Dodgers have no need for a closer as Alex Colome has converted 26 of his 30 opportunities. Adam Kolarek, the left-handed option in the Rays bullpen has struggled mightily this year as he has had a 5.40 earned run average. Along with that he has had 1.20 walks and hits per each inning. Left handed hitters have also hit an astonishingly high .400 while right-handed batters have hit .231.
Washington Nationals: The Washington Nationals who already went out and traded for left hander Sean Doolittle still have a need. Sammy Dolis now the secondary left-handed reliever has put up an astonishingly high walks and hits per each inning at 2.59. Not only that but his job to get left-handed hitters out has not worked as he has let up a .400 batting average. The Nationals also have a need for a closer even with the acquisition of Ryan Madson.
Justin Wilson, who will be a name thrown around during the whole deadline time period will command a good haul. The Astros, Dodgers, Rays, and Nationals all make sense as they have a good farm system and a need for Justin Wilson.