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C.J. Wilson | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/18/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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C.J. Wilson limited the Yankees to one run in six innings to pick up the win on Monday.
Wilson scattered five hits and a three walks while striking out five. A lot of credit has to go to center fielder Mike Trout, though, as he made a handful of outstanding catches to save Wilson's hide. The lefty lowered his ERA to 3.78 with the effort and has a 1.19 WHIP with an 89/32 K/BB ratio over 102 1/3 innings. He'll face the Rangers in Texas next. Jun 30 - 1:11 AM

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C.J. Wilson was roughed up by the Astros on Tuesday, surrendering seven runs in 3 1/3 innings.

A rare off night for Wilson this season. Not only were the seven earned runs a season high, but he had pitched at least five innings in each of his previous 14 starts. He dropped to 5-6 with a 3.92 ERA.
Jun 24 - 1:33 AM

C.J. Wilson racked up nine strikeouts over eight strong innings as the Angels defeated the Diamondbacks on Thursday in Arizona.

Wilson surrendered just one run on eight hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a walk. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Nick Ahmed in the sixth inning. Wilson is enjoying a nice bounceback season to this point, compiling a 3.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 81/27 K/BB ratio over 93 innings. He'll take on the Astros his next time out on Tuesday.
Jun 18 - 6:25 PM

C.J. Wilson held the A's to two hits over seven innings in a 1-0 victory Saturday.

Wilson's last six starts haven't been quite as good as his first seven, but he's still having a fine year for the Angels. One positive is how much more consistently he's been providing innings. He's averaging 6.5 innings per start right now, compared to 5.7 last year.
Jun 14 - 12:54 AM

C.J. Wilson yielded six runs across seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

Wilson allowed seven hits, struck out eight and didn't walk anyone on the day, but three of the base knocks cleared the wall, including a pair in the Yanks' decisive four-run fifth inning. The southpaw has permitted at least four runs in four out of his last five starts to push his ERA from 2.63 to 3.92. He'll take on the A's at home next weekend.
Jun 7 - 3:45 PM

C.J. Wilson gave up five runs in six innings of work Tuesday as the Angels lost 6-1 to the Rays.

Wilson was immediately behind after Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The Rays rallied for three more runs in Wilson's final inning. The lefty allowed only four hits in total but walked three and hit a batter while striking out seven. Wilson has struggled as of late, allowing four-plus runs in three of his last four starts, but he still has a productive 3.55 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 56/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll face the Rays again in his next start, this time on the road.
Jun 3 - 12:51 AM

C.J. Wilson painted six innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 12-2 blowout of the Tigers on Thursday.

Wilson was hard to touch -- he surrendered only two hits and struck out seven -- but his control wavered in walking five. Fortunately, none of that mattered as he danced from danger and his teammates turned Buck Farmer and Tom Gorzelanny into human Piñatas. At 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, Wilson is pitching slightly better than his career norms.
May 29 - 1:35 AM

C.J. Wilson had an up-and-down start in a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing four runs on seven hits over six innings.

The start would have looked better if Mike Napoli had taken the day off, as Napoli took Wilson deep for a pair of homers to account for three of the Red Sox four runs off the southpaw. The other run came home on an RBI single by Mookie Betts. During his six innings on the mound, Wilson struck out six and walked three while allowing seven hits. Despite the less-than-stellar outing, he still holds a 3.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 42/16 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. Thankfully for Wilson, he won't have to face Napoli when he takes on the Tigers in his next start.
May 23 - 10:32 PM

C.J. Wilson was touched up for four runs on 10 hits and two walks over five innings in Monday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Wilson had been on a roll, but facing the Jays at Rogers Centre is always a difficult task. He needed 98 pitches to get through five innings in what was his shortest outing of the season. The veteran left-hander will try to bounce back this weekend in Boston.
May 18 - 5:07 PM

C.J. Wilson held the Rockies to two runs over eight innings in a win on Tuesday.

Wilson allowed a sacrifice fly to Troy Tulowitzki in the third inning and an RBI double to Corey Dickerson in the fourth. The Angels quickly tied the game, then rallied late to put Wilson in line for the win. He gave up five hits and a walk while striking out six on the evening. Wilson has been good for the Angels not just because he has a 2.63 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and a 33/11 K/BB ratio in 48 innings, but because he's gone deep into games most of the time, saving the bullpen. The lefty will take the hill next in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
May 13 - 1:14 AM

C.J. Wilson pitched seven innings of two-run ball in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Wednesday.

The 34-year-old struck out four, didn't throw a ball four and gave up seven hits. He would have won -- Wilson's first since April 7, his first start of the season -- if Huston Street hadn't blown a save in the ninth. In the most crushing of baseball ironies, Wilson's victory went to Street himself when the Angels tacked on a run in the bottom half of the frame. AL-only owners who gambled on a Wilson rebound from last season's 4.51 ERA debacle are ecstatic with early returns, and mixed leaguers have even decided to get involved over the past few weeks. Wilson boasts a stellar 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through six outings.
May 7 - 1:19 AM

C.J. Wilson held the Giants to two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings on Friday.

Although he's pitching with an elbow that will eventually require surgery, Wilson was strong once again, striking out five and walking one. He'll be a decent, though not exceptional, play in mixed leagues next week with the Mariners on the schedule.
May 2 - 2:43 AM

C.J. Wilson had fluid drained from his left elbow after his most recent start.

Wilson dealt with elbow soreness last week that pushed his scheduled start back two days, and after Saturday's start he had fluid taken out of the elbow. Wilson said the elbow felt "way better than it was a week ago" in the days after having the fluid removed. Wilson will start Friday against the Giants, so the procedure doesn't appear it will have any adverse effects on the southpaw.
Apr 29 - 11:11 PM

C.J. Wilson pitched 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 4-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

Unfortunately, Wilson needed one more out in order put himself in position for the victory; the Angels were down 1-0 when he left, but then scored three times in the bottom of the sixth. Wilson has pitched well in three of his four starts, albeit not against the toughest of competition. We want to see more strikeouts before we consider recommending him in mixed leagues.
Apr 26 - 12:50 AM

C.J. Wilson (elbow) indicated that he was not concerned by the elbow stiffness he's currently feeling.

Wilson's being pushed back from Thursday's intended start with elbow stiffness. Nick Tropeano will start in his place on Thursday. Wilson is slated to go on Saturday, now. Manager Mike Scioscia said that the injury wasn't considered serious and that he's just giving Wilson a few extra days of rest. We'll see if anything more comes from this, but with both manager and pitcher unconcerned, it appears to be relatively minor.
Apr 23 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
2Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos
7Cory Rasmus