Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
3 months ago

Wilhelmsen was released by the Brewers on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old was picked up by Milwaukee after being released by the Diamondbacks earlier this season, but struggled over 16 relief appearances at Triple-A Colorado Springs, racking up a 13.15 ERA and 2.62 WHIP. He will look to latch on with another organization in hopes of continuing his 2017 campaign, though it will likely be on a minor-league basis.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
5 months ago

Wilhelmsen agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen, who was released by the Diamondbacks on Monday after posting a 4.44 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB through 26.1 innings this season, is expected to report to Triple-A Colorado Springs later this week. The 33-year-old could find himself back in the majors relatively soon given Milwaukee's ongoing bullpen struggles; they rank last in the majors with 19 losses and their 1.46 WHIP is the third-worst mark in the league.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
5 months ago

Wilhelmsen was released by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen cleared waivers and was let go by the Diamondbacks as he wasn't expected to accept an assignment to the minors. The 33-year-old struggled out of Arizona's bullpen before being cut loose, as he compiled a 4.44 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 17:12 K:BB in 26.1 innings. His past major-league experience could help him catch on elsewhere, though he likely won't carry any fantasy value wherever he lands.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
5 months ago

Wilhelmsen was designated for assignment Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

With Socrates Brito (finger) returning from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, the Diamondbacks opened up a roster spot by designating Wilhelmsen for assignment. The 33-year-old held a 4.44 ERA over 26.1 innings of relief this season.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
5 months ago

Wilhelmsen covered 2.1 innings to close out Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Padres, yielding one run on two hits and a walk while striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

The fact that manager Torey Lovullo turned to Wilhelmsen to record a season-high seven outs while the team owned a nine-run lead illustrates just how far he's fallen in the bullpen pecking order. The former Mariners closer opened the campaign in a key setup role and has recorded three holds on the season, but none have come since April 22. With a 4.62 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season, Wilhelmsen has been one of the worst performers in what's otherwise been a solid bullpen, so it's not expected he'll see much usage in high-leverage situations anytime soon.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
6 months ago

Wilhelmsen tossed a scoreless eight inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Pirates, working around one hit and one walk.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen was able to keep the score knotted at 3-3 in his 24th appearance of the season, but the control problems that have troubled him lately once again surfaced. He's now given up six walks over his last six innings while also tossing four wild pitches over that span. The former Mariners closer seems to have fallen behind Fernando Rodney, Archie Bradley, J.J. Hoover, Andrew Chafin and Jorge De La Rosa in the bullpen hierarchy.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
6 months ago

Wilhelmsen gave up two runs in the 10th inning to take the loss Sunday against the Pirates. He gave up one hit and one walk and needed 21 pitches to record three outs.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen entered the contest with the game tied 4-4 and retired the first two batters of the inning before walking Gift Ngoepe and then serving up a two-run homer to Jose Osuna. The right-hander was pitching for the third day in a row, so fatigue may have played a factor in his inability to escape the inning unscathed. Look for manager Torey Lovullo to try and steer away from Wilhelmsen for the next two days, but the former Mariners closer still looks to be a key part of the Diamondbacks' setup ranks.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
7 months ago

Wilhelmsen recorded two outs via strikeout and walked a batter in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Rockies in 13 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen seems to have turned a corner since allowing three runs in an appearance April 12 against the Giants. In his subsequent seven outings, he's covered 6.1 innings, giving up just one run and scattering six hits and one walk. Fernando Rodney's hold on the closing job has seemingly loosened over the past week, and while Wilhelmsen would likely rank as one of the top replacement options given his prior experience saving games, he still may find himself behind the high-performing J.J. Hoover in the pecking order.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
7 months ago

Wilhelmsen was tagged for three runs on two hits and two walks in just two-thirds of an inning Wednesday in Arizona's 6-2 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever managed to get the first two outs of the seventh inning relatively quickly, but then a wild pitch, a passed ball, and two extra-base hits ultimately turned what initially seemed to be a sharp outing into a poor one. Prior to this implosion, Wilhelmsen hadn't allowed a run since his appearance on Opening Day, but now his ERA sits at a rough 9.00 mark.

Tom Wilhelmsen
RP FA
8 months ago

Wilhelmsen's contract was selected Tuesday by the Diamondbacks, indicating that he has won a spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

EDGE Analysis

Wilhelmsen earned his place in the Diamondbacks bullpen through his excellent work in spring training, during which he limited opposing batters to a .103 average over 9.1 innings. It wasn't all gravy for the hard-throwing right-hander, however, as Wilhelmsen conceded five walks. Nonetheless, in a bullpen lacking high-impact arms, Wilhelmsen could have an opportunity to carve out a meaningful role if he's able to reign in his control, which he struggled to do in 2016. Over 46.1 innings between the Mariners and Rangers, Wilhelmsen submitted a 6.80 ERA and 3.7 BB/9 rate over 46.1 innings.