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Report: Padres to sign Tom Wilhelmsen

The Padres have inked righty Tom Wilhelmsen to a minors deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (via Twitter). He’ll receive an invitation to participate in MLB camp.Once an anchor of the Mariners bullpen, Wilhelmsen hit a rough patch upon moving to the Rangers in 2016. While he rebounded somewhat in the second half of that campaign when he returned to Seattle, the veteran...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 06, 2018  |  Discuss

Mariners Replace Good Closer with Good Closer

The Mariners lost Tom Wilhelmsen last year, not to injury, but to whatever it is that capriciously claims the effectiveness of relievers with otherwise quality stuff. In stepped Danny Farquhar, one of two guys the Mariners got for Ichiro in a deal interpreted as nothing other than a dump and a favor. At the time, […]
Via Fangraphs
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Closer edition

The position of closer looked to be one of strength for the Seattle Mariners going into 2013.  Tom Wilhelmsen stepped into the closer’s role after Brandon League was traded to the Dodgers, and he had a fine 2012 saving 29 games with a 2.50 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.  He came hot out of the gate in 2013 saving 8 games in April with a 0.75 ERA, but a disastrous June (0-2, 4 saves, 3 blown...
Via isportsweb.com
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners' Closer Danny Farquhar’s Curveball And MLB Closers

The Seattle Mariners have a new closer: Danny Farquhar.  The former M’s closer, Tom Wilhelmsen, has been cast aside after repeated implosions and losing the ability to consistently strike out MLB hitters.  Strikeouts are incredibly important for closers, because they limit the chances for batters to get hits.  Now, Wilhelmsen is in Tacoma playing triple-A baseball and the Mariners...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

The Reason for Seattle Mariner Tom Wilhelmsen’s Struggles

Is Wilhelmsen’s bad fastball location leading to an inordinate amount of hard hit balls? Tom Wilhelmsen has amazing stuff.  He has a 95-97 mph fastball and probably the best curveball of any right hander in the MLB.  In 2012 he had an incredible season; 9.87 K/9, 29 saves, and a sparkling 2.50 ERA backed up by a 2.89 Fielder Independent Pitching (FIP) score, which demonstrated...
Via Oregon Sports News
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Closer by committee fails

The bullpen seems a little bit like a scape goat for the Seattle Mariners’ problems in 2013, but the facts are going against them.  After Tom Wilhelmsen came blazing out out of the gates, a bad June moved him out of the closer’s role and moved Seattle into a closer by committee.  Despite the insistence of some that the save is an overrated stat, the committee never seems to work...
Via isportsweb.com
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners swept four straight in Clevleand

The Seattle Mariners don’t play the Cleveland Indians again until July 22nd.  After this weekend, that might be too soon.  Seattle can now refer to Cleveland as “heartbreak city” as the Mariners lost three times on walk-offs, twice in extra innings.  The red-hot Indians posted a four-game sweep, sending Seattle to 20-25 on the season and 2-5 on a road trip that started promising...
Via isportsweb.com
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Wilhelmsen Thrives With Fastball

Tom Wilhelmsen converted his seventh save of the season Monday night against the Orioles, tossing a scoreless ninth inning. The appearance marked his 16th straight without allowing an earned run, a span encompassing 19.2 innings pitched. Wilhelmsen brandishes a three-pitch arsenal, using a curve and change along with his fastball. But it’s the fastball — averaging 95.8 MPH, 14th...
Via Fangraphs
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

GIF: Tom Wilhelmsen Delivers the Most Knee-Buckling Pitch of the Weekend

Over the weekend, the White Sox continued their winning ways by taking two out of three games from the Seattle Mariners. That makes 14 wins in 16 games for the surging Sox, who now sit atop the AL Central by 2.5 games. However, in the one game the White Sox lost weekend, Mariners pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen made them – and one player in particular – look absolutely silly. Here is White...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
June 04, 2012  |  Discuss

From bartending to bigs, Wilhelmsen thriving

Tom Wilhelmsen is on the Mariners' radar as a potential big leaguer. This comes after he spent five seasons away from the game after quitting in 2004.
Via Mariners.com
March 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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