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2017 Arizona Diamondbacks Review: #39, Tom Wilhelmsen

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Next on our review of the 2017 Diamondbacks: The Bartender

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Date of Birth: December 16, 1983

2017 Line: 27 appearances, 26.1 innings pitched, 4.44 ERA, 17:12 K:BB

2017 Value: 0.2 bWAR

2017 Salary: 1.25 million dollars

SnakePit Rating: 3.44

2017 Analysis

I recall three facts about Wilhelmsen’s time in the Valley, none of which relate to his play on the field:

  1. He was tall
  2. He worked at a tiki bar in Tucson, hence the nickname “The Bartender”
  3. His walk out song was the Arctic Monkeys hit “R U Mine,” which I enjoyed

On the field, Wilhelmsen never stuck out for his performance, good or bad. He was a mediocre reliever, although I was a bit surprised when he was DFA’d in June to open up a spot for the great Socrates Brito. I guess that the team wasn’t a fan of his 5.32 FIP and 17:12 K:BB ratio. He would sign a minor league deal with the Brewers toward the end of June, but never made it to the big league club before being released in August.

2018 Prospects

I dunno, I’d imagine a team will give him at least a minor league contract during the winter. He wasn’t awful. I doubt it’ll be the Diamondbacks giving the contract, however.