Where should I rank Tom Wilhelmsen among closers?
Well, generally, he belongs in the mishmash tier of not-so-secure stoppers, which seems to have more members this year than many in recent memory. There's little track record to speak of here, despite his K talents. Expect a drop in control; he's still a bit wild and faltered a bit as last season wore on. Lefties still tag him a tad, as well.
Seattle also has some capable up-and-coming RPs behind him in Stephen Pryor, Carter Capps and Shawn Kelley. Still, it's Wilhelmsen's gig to lose, and the uncertainty surrounding him will negate most of the potential mixed money loss for employing him.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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