CJ Wilson – 2012 Profiles and Projections

CJ Wilson (31)

W – 19

ERA – 2.95

WHIP – 1.16

K/9 – 8.3

Statistics

Wilson improved in every facet of his game in his 2nd year as a starter.  Even with his HR/9 normalizing, he still achieved a lower ERA by inducing close to 50% ground balls in Arlington.  Now with the move from Arlington to Anaheim, he should be in line to have an even better year (as I will detail in a post).  Even though he improved his swinging strike rate from 6.7% in 2010 to 8.3% in 2011, it’ll probably be tough for him to achieve a K/9 over 8.5 unless he gets more swinging strikes.