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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

C.J. Wilson's next start was pushed back to Saturday because of elbow stiffness.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said it's nothing too serious, the team just wanted to give him a few extra days of rest. Nick Tropeano will start Thursday and Garrett Richards will start on normal rest Friday.
Apr 22 - 7:34 PM

C.J. Wilson posted a strong start against the Astros on Saturday, allowing two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings.

Up, down, up. That's how Wilson's season has started. He did not allow a run to the Mariners in his first start, then allowed six earned runs against the Royals, then pitched very well against the Astros. In the contest, he struck out eight and allowed just three hits, though he did walk four. The only direct damage on his line came on a solo homer by George Springer in the sixth. The veteran lefty is more liable to allow big innings than he was in his prime, but he still has enough talent left in the arm that starts like Saturday's are not complete aberrations. Wilson will try to break his pattern of good and bad starts when he returns home to pitch against the A's.
Apr 18 - 11:38 PM

C.J. Wilson was rocked by the Royals on Sunday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Wilson shut down the Mariners in his first start, but it was a much different story on Sunday. The Royals scored four runs in the second inning, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. They did all of this without hitting a home run. Instead, they opted to water-torture Wilson, racking up nine hits. Wilson's a veteran and should be able to rebound from the tough start, but the reality is that at this point in his career, he's going to be more prone to rough outings like this. In 2014, he posted a 4.51 ERA in 175 2/3 innings. That's about who he is as a pitcher these days. The Astros are up next for the lefty.
Apr 12 - 6:40 PM

C.J. Wilson needed only 96 pitches to get through eight shutout innings in a win against the Mariners on Tuesday.

It's difficult to start a season any better than Wilson just did. The lefty limited the Mariners to just two hits and a walk while striking out two. Huston Street preserved the win with a scoreless ninth. Wilson will look to repeat the performance in his second start of the season on the road against the Rangers.
Apr 8 - 12:25 AM

C.J. Wilson was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Friday, surrendering five runs (one earned) on nine hits and a pair of walks over 4 2/3 innings.

Wilson punched out three on the afternoon. While his defense didn't do him any favors, the veteran left-hander was far too hittable to have success in this one. Still, he boasts a 2.31 ERA and 7/6 K/BB ratio over 11 2/3 on the Cactus League season.
Mar 27 - 7:37 PM

C.J. Wilson allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Angels topped the Giants 3-2 on Sunday.

Both runs scored on solo home runs by Matt Duffy and Justin Maxwell. The lefty allowed only one other hit, but walked four while striking out two. It was Wilson's first outing since March 7, as he's battled a minor knee injury and an illness. He is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Wilson is hoping to bounce back from last season's struggles, when he led the league with 85 walks and posted a 4.51 ERA in 175 2/3 innings.
Mar 22 - 6:45 PM

C.J. Wilson (knee, illness) is scheduled to start a Cactus League game on Sunday.

Wilson tossed two scoreless innings in an instrasquad game Wednesday and felt fine. The veteran left-hander had to be scratched from a Cactus League appearance earlier this month after tweaking his knee during pitchers' fielding practice and he missed another scheduled outing last week because of an illness. Wilson should be fine to make a start during the first week of the Angels' regular season schedule.
Mar 18 - 4:42 PM

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C1Chris Iannetta
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1B1Albert Pujols
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2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
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S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
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4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
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8Cam Bedrosian