C.J. Wilson

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 1"/210
  • Age: 34

C.J. Wilson Stats

8-8 3.89 132.0 110 1.24

C.J. Wilson MLB Career Stats

94-70 3.74 1430.1 1259 1.32

C.J. Wilson Bio

  • Full Name: Christopher John Wilson
  • Born: 11/18/1980 in Newport Beach, CA
  • Draft: 2001, Texas Rangers, 5th rd. (141st overall)
  • College: Loyola Marymount
  • Debut: June 10, 2005
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2015 Stats 8 8 3.89 21 21 0 132.0 110 1.24
MLB Career Stats 94 70 3.74 444 192 52 1430.1 1259 1.32
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day

C.J. Wilson Two-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Angels AL 602 Two-seam FB 90.41 89.16 2124.00 5.66 91.15
MLB Avg - - - Two-seam FB 92.28 91.77 2129.00 6.05 89.66


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October 6, 2015 at 8:37 PM ET

Wilson deals with elbow injury in 2015

Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson finished the 2015 regular season with an 8-8 record, a 3.89 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and 110 strikeouts across 132 innings.

September 9, 2015 at 11:18 PM ET

Wilson encouraged by recovery progress

C.J. Wilson's range of motion in his left elbow has improved significantly since he underwent surgery to remove bone spurs and bone chips on Aug. 20, the Angels' left-hander said on Wednesday.


C.J. Wilson Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Texas AL
2012 LA Angels AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/12/2011 Texas AL

C.J. Wilson Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 3.35 10th in AL
2011 2.94 7th in AL
2012 3.83 17th in AL
2013 3.39 13th in AL


Season W Rank
2010 15 10th in AL
2011 16 4th in AL
2012 13 13th in AL
2013 17 3rd in AL
2014 13 19th in AL


Season SO Rank
2010 170 16th in AL
2011 206 6th in AL
2012 173 11th in AL
2013 188 11th in AL
2014 151 23rd in AL


Season SV Rank
2007 12 16th in AL
2008 24 10th in AL
2009 14 14th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2010 1.25 16th in AL
2011 1.19 16th in AL
2012 1.34 24th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2010 .217 2nd in AL
2011 .232 10th in AL
2012 .239 9th in AL
2013 .246 15th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 33 4th in AL
2011 34 1st in AL
2012 34 1st in AL
2013 33 4th in AL
2014 31 21st in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2010 3 8th in AL
2011 3 11th in AL
2014 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2011 1 8th in AL
2014 1 5th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 204.0 18th in AL
2011 223.1 10th in AL
2012 202.1 11th in AL
2013 212.1 9th in AL


Season G Rank
2007 66 22nd in AL
2009 74 4th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2007 15 18th in AL
2009 19 11th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2012 7.70 23rd in AL
2014 7.74 22nd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 1.83 6th in AL
2011 2.78 22nd in AL
2012 1.90 6th in AL
2013 2.21 8th in AL
2014 1.78 2nd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 93 1st in AL
2011 74 7th in AL
2012 91 3rd in AL
2013 85 2nd in AL
2014 85 1st in AL


Season H Rank
2011 191 23rd in AL
2012 181 24th in AL
2013 200 12th in AL

C.J. Wilson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 16, 2015 Los Angeles Angels transferred LHP C.J. Wilson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left elbow inflammation
July 31, 2015 Los Angeles Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 29, 2015. Left elbow inflammation
August 2, 2014 Los Angeles Angels activated LHP C.J. Wilson from the 15-day disabled list.
July 28, 2014 Los Angeles Angels sent LHP C.J. Wilson on a rehab assignment to Arkansas Travelers.
July 10, 2014 Los Angeles Angels placed LHP C.J. Wilson on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained right ankle
December 10, 2011 Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LHP C.J. Wilson.
October 30, 2011 LHP C.J. Wilson elected free agency.

Christopher John Wilson Bio Info

Christopher John Wilson...Personal website is www.leftylefty.com with updates on his several off-field endeavors...Attended Loyola Marymount University following two seasons at Santa Ana Junior College where he was team MVP, the MVP of the Orange Empire Conference and California Junior College Co-Player of the Year in 2000...Graduated from Fountain Valley (CA) High School in 1998...Drove the pace car to start the 2010 Texas 500 NASCAR event at Texas Motor Speedway in November of 2010...Also raced Formula Atlantic Cars at Mosport International Raceway in California...In January 2011 hosted a pair of baseball clinics in Cape Town, South Africa for players at both the grassroots and elite levels...Clinics featured both baseball instruction and an educational component....Also went on a safari while in South Africa...Is very active in community service...founded the C.J. Wilson's Children's Charities in 2007 to raise funds and create awareness for charitable program that benefit children and their families affected by chronic life-threatening illnesses or financial and social challenges...The charity hosts numerous events throughout the year including Guitar Hero and bowling tournaments...Since its inception, the charity has donated over $100,000 to children's hospitals, summer camps and community youth programs...Was nominated by Jefferson Awards for Public Service as an Outstanding Athlete for Service and Philanthropy in both 2009 and 2010...Has also served as the Tarrant County DARE Spokesperson...Founded Lefty Lefty Children's Charity...Participated in the Rangers' Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in September 2005.


Posted a 13-10 record and 4.51 ERA (175.2 IP - 88 ER) in 31 starts for Angels in 2014...Recorded 1,000th career strikeout in first start (April 1) vs. Seattle (Kyle Seager, 2nd inning)...Won six-straight decisions at Angel Stadium from April 13 - June 24, marking longest streak by Angels lefty since Chuck Finley won 10 straight from May 16, 1997 - April 17, 1998...Tossed complete game shutout May 17 vs. Rays...Held Tampa Bay to five hits and two walks while striking out seven...Marked second shutout of career and first as a member of the Angels...Seventh complete game of big league career...Had streak of 16 straight starts tossing at least 100 pitches snapped on June 3rd at Houston...Was longest active streak in Majors...Tied own club record for longest streak by a lefty (also, Chuck Finley - 1999)...Appeared as a pinch hitter in 13th inning on June 14th at Atlanta, drew a walk and scored later in the inning...Became first Angels pitcher to have a pinch hit appearance since Dan Haren May 20, 2012 at San Diego and first Angels pitcher to reach base as a pinch hitter since Mel Queen Oct. 1, 1970...Missed 18 games on disabled list with a right ankle sprain...Suffered injury July 9 vs. Toronto and exited game in 4th inning...Made one rehab start with Double-A Arkansas Aug. 28 vs. Northwest Arkansas...Earned win for Travelers after tossing 5.1 innings and allowing two earned runs on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts...Tossed at least 105 pitches in 14 of first 15 starts but eclipsed the 105 pitch mark in just five of last 16 starts...Angels won each of his last nine home starts against American League opponents and went 12-3 for the year in his starts at Angel Stadium.


Set a career high with 17 wins during second season with Angels and finished the year with a 17-7 record and 3.39 ERA (212.1 IP - 80 ER) in 33 starts, allowing 200 hits (15 HR) while walking 85 batters and striking out 188…Led all Angels pitchers in victories, innings pitched and strikeouts... Ranked T3rd in the American League in wins, 4th in winning percentage (.708), T4th in starts, 9th in innings pitched and 11th in strikeouts... Led the Majors with an average of 110.6 pitches per start... Became the 9th different Angels lefty all-time to win 15 games in a season and the first since Joe Saunders in 2008 & 2009... Eclipsed 200 innings pitched for the fourth straight season...Wilson and CC Sabathia are the only AL lefties to do so each of last four years... In 18 starts from June 14 to September 16, compiled a 13-1 record and 2.91 ERA (117.1 IP - 38 ER)…Led the Majors with 13 victories over that span…2.91 ERA was seventh in the AL over that span... Went 9-0 in 13 starts from July 10 to Sept. 16…13 straight starts without a loss is a new career high…The nine-game win streak (in decisions) was the longest streak by an American League left-hander in 2013 and the longest streak by an Angels lefty starter since Jarrod Washburn in 2002... Finished the year with a 12-start unbeaten road streak…Marks the longest such streak of his career and broke Chuck Finley's franchise record of 11 straight unbeaten road starts by a left-hander…The streak is tied with John Lackey for the secondlongest overall in Angels history and trails only Bruce Kison's 15-start unbeaten road streak from 1980-82... 24 of 32 starts were quality starts in 2013, including 13 of last 17. Tossed 11 straight quality starts at home from April 14-August 20, which marked longest streak in AL in 2013... Married Brazilian supermodel Lisalla Montenegro during 2013 offseason on December 14.

2012 Finished first season with Angels going 13-10 with a 3.84 ERA (202.1 IP - 86 ER) in 34 starts, allowing 181 hits (19 HR) while walking 91 batters and striking out 173...Led AL in games started (tied) for second consecutive season...Selected to second consecutive All-Star Game (DNP)...Eclipsed 200 innings for third straight season...On May 22 at Oakland, teamed with Ernesto Frieri for the eighth combined one-hitter in Angels history...Recorded 50th career win June 8 at Colorado, becoming just one of six active pitchers with 50+ wins and 50+ saves...Made back-to-back starts, May 11-12 at Texas, becoming first Major League pitcher to make starts in consecutive games since Aaron Myette (TEX), Sept. 3-4, 2002...Angels were rain-delayed on May 11...Finished first-half at 9-5 with a 2.43 ERA, matching most first-half wins in his career (also 2011)...Suffered 11-start winless streak, July 1-Aug, 23, marking longest such streak of his career. 2011 Finished season 16-7 with three complete games, one shutout and a 2.94 ERA (223.1 IP - 73 ER) in 34 starts for Texas...Allowed 191 hits (16 HR) while walking 74 batters and striking out 206...Led the Rangers' staff while setting career-bests in wins, ERA, starts, innings and strikeouts while placing second in complete games and winning percentage...His 206 strikeouts were most by a Rangers pitcher since 1990 and his 2.94 ERA the lowest mark by a Texas qualifier since 1991...Finished ranked among league leaders in starts (T1st), road ERA (1st, 2.31), wins (T4th), winning percentage (5th), strikeouts (6th), ERA (7th) and opponents batting average (10th, .232)...Recorded 10+ strikeouts in six outings including a career-best 12 strikeouts, May 4 at Seattle...Six outings with 10-or-more strikeouts marked most by a Rangers pitcher since Nolan Ryan had six in 1991...Posted a 6-0 record with a 3.06 ERA (70.2 IP - 24 ER) in 10 starts from May 25-July 16...Six-game win streak was one shy of his career-high and second longest by a Ranger in 2011...Earned first career All-Star selection...Pitched the fourth inning of the Midsummer Classic, taking the loss in the 5-1 defeat (1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 1 SO)...Earned Rangers Player of the Month honors for June, going 3-0 with a 2.72 ERA (36.1 IP - 11 ER) in five starts...Registered the lowest-hit complete game of his career, July 21 at Angels, allowing two hits in an eight-inning CG loss...Tossed first career shutout, Sept. 6 at Tampa Bay...Took home A.L. Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 5-11, winning both starts with 17 scoreless innings pitched...Rangers were 21-13 in his 34 starts and have posted a 45-22 record in his 67 starts over the past two seasons...Posted an 8-5 record with a 2.31 ERA in 18 road starts, allowing three runs-or-less in 15 of 18 outings...Tossed six innings-or-more in 28 of 34 starts and seven innings-or-more in 18 starts...Was the first southpaw in Rangers history to record two-consecutive 200+ IP seasons...Became just the third Rangers pitcher in club history with 16+ wins, 200+ IP, 200+ strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.200 or less, joining Fergie Jenkins in 1974 and Nolan Ryan in 1989. 2010 In his 1st full season as a starter, led the club in ERA (3.35), starts (33), wins (15), complete games (3), and innings (204.0), and was 2nd in strikeouts (170) ... finished among A.L. leaders in opponents average (2nd, .217), starts (T4th), ERA (10th), wins (T10th), and winning percentage (12th, .652) ... his strikeout total was 8th-highest by any A.L. left-hander ... held opposing left-handers to a .176 slugging pct. lowest in the majors and a club record (Mike Venafro, .219 in 1999), while .144 (22- 153) batting average vs. LHB was 3rd-lowest in A.L. and 4th in majors ... .224 on-base pct. vs. lefties was also 3rd-lowest in both A.L. and majors ... allowed just 5 extra-base hits (all doubles) and 12 walks to LH batters in 169 plate appearances ... led the A.L. in walks (93) and tied for 6th in hit batters (10). 2009 A member of the Opening Day roster for a third consecutive season, Wilson spent much of the year as one of the club's primary set-up relievers, but also wound up recording nearly one-third of the club's saves...went 5-6 with a 2.81 ERA (23 ER/73.2 IP), converting 14-of-18 (77.8%) save attempts...left-hander led the club with a career-high 74 appearances, T4th-most in the A.L. and T6th-highest total in any single season by a Texas reliever...finished 30 games and had 19 holds, both 2nd-most on Texas staff...led the Rangers relief corps in appearances, innings, wins, strikeouts, walks, ERA, and ground ball/fly ball ratio (2.39)...first batters hit .377 (23-61) with 9 walks to the tune of a .479 on-base mark...opponents batted .234 (66- 282) overall, .206 (20-97) by lefties with no home runs...permitted just 3 home runs all year, as his 0.37 HR/9 innings was 6th-lowest ratio among A.L. relievers...permitted multiple runs in a single outing just 6 times...worked a season-high 2.0 innings 5 times, no earned runs allowed in any of those outings. 2008 Left-hander began season as club's closer for the first time and saved a team-high 24 games...went 2-2, 6.02 (31 ER/46.1 IP) with 24 saves in 50 appearances out of the bullpen......despite missing the final 2 months, still led the team in saves and games finished (41)...also ranked among the team leaders in appearances (4th, 50) and relief innings (5th, 46.1)...gave up 8 HR, tied for most among Texas relievers...opponents batted .268, .265 (13-49) by lefties and .269 (36-134) by right-handers...retired 30-of-50 first batters faced...first batters hit .348 (16-46) with 3 home runs and 6 RBI. 2007 Went 2-1 with 12 saves and a 3.03 ERA (23 ER/68.1 IP) in 66 relief appearances...opponents hit career-low .208 (50-240), lowest by a Rangers reliever and 15th-lowest among A.L. relievers (minimum 150 batters faced)...converted 12-of-14 save chances and had 15 holds...first batters hit just .170 (9-53) with 9 walks and 20 K's...converted 11 consecutive save opportunities, July 31-Sept. 4. 2006 Had his only save on Sept. 29 at Seattle...had a 3.29 ERA in 24 2/3 innings and 27 appearances after being recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma on July 18...struck out at least one batter in 17 of his last 27 outings...was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma on June 1 and was 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA with two saves...in 11 innings, he struck out 17 and walked five in nine appearances...was 1-2 with a 5.16 ERA with the Rangers before the All-Star break...started the season on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring muscle...left-handed hitters batted .155 off him, while right-handers hit .292...opponents hit .256 off him with runners in scoring position, but just .218 with two outs. 2005 Made major league debut for Texas in 2005...was 1-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 18 relief appearances...Went 1-7, 6.94 (37 ER/48.0 IP) in 24 games/6 starts in 4 stints with Texas...contract was purchased from Frisco (AA) on June 10 and made major league debut that day at Florida...allowed a single to only batter faced, Jeff Conine, but was credited with 0.1 scoreless frame when Richard Hidalgo threw out Juan Encarnacion at the plate to end the 8th inning...made first ML start on June 19 vs. Washington, allowing 3 runs in 3.2 innings...was 0- 2, 8.78 (13 ER/13.1 IP) in 6 games/3 starts before being optioned to Frisco on July 7...recalled on July 19, but did not appear in a game before being optioned back to Frisco on July 21...recalled again for start on July 31 at Toronto...went 1-4, 6.93 (19 ER/24.2 IP) in 7 games/3 starts before being optioned to Frisco between games of a doubleheader on August 30 vs. Chicago (AL)...earned first ML win in the first game of the doubleheader, allowing one run in 5.0 relief innings...before the win, Wilson had dropped his last 15 professional decisions dating back to his last victory on July 9, 2003 vs. Arkansas with Frisco...recalled on September 5, going 0- 1, 4.50 (5 ER/10.0 IP) over his final 11 relief appearances to finish the season with a 6.94 ERA...earned first ML save on August 26 vs. Minnesota, tossing 4.0 scoreless innings to close out a shutout win...was 0-5, 12.05 (29 ER/21.2 IP) in 6 starts and 1-2, 2.73 (8 ER/26.1 IP) in 18 relief appearances...opponents hit .321 (63-196), the 8th-highest average allowed by any ML pitcher with 48.0 or more innings pitched...Went a combined 0-5, 5.10 (27 ER/58.1 IP) in 13 games/starts with Bakersfield (A) and Frisco (AA)...had 57 strikeouts in 58.1 innings pitched...began the season with Bakersfield and was promoted to Frisco in early May...Went 0-1, 3.29 (5 ER/13.2 IP) in 4 games/starts for the Blaze...held opponents to a .189 (10-53) average...had 14 strikeouts against just 4 walks...issued just one walk in first 3 starts and 10.2 innings...tossed 3.0 shutout frames on April 16 vs. Visalia...had a 2.70 ERA (3 ER/10.0 IP) over final 3 starts to drop from 4.91 to 3.29...Promoted to Frisco in early May...had pitched entire 2003 season with the RoughRiders...went 0-4, 4.43 (22 ER/42.2 IP) in 12 games/starts over 4 stints with Frisco with 43 strikeouts against 14 walks...posted 1.40 ERA (4 ER/25.2 IP) over final 7 outings at Double-A to drop from 8.53 to 4.43...first start came on May 2 vs. Wichita, allowing 2 runs in 4.0 innings...made 9 of his 12 starts at Dr Pepper/Seven Up Ballpark in Frisco...recorded season-high 8 strikeouts on May 18 vs. Midland...also matched season high with 5.0 innings pitched in that start (also July 7 vs. Corpus Christi)...opponents hit .290 (51-176). 2004 Did not play while recovering from Tommy John ligament replacement surgery. 2003 Spent the entire season at Frisco, going 6-9, 5.05 (69 ER/123.0 IP) in 22 games/21 starts...finished 2nd on the team in starts and innings and 3rd in strikeouts (89)...tossed season-high 8.0 innings, allowing 4 hits and no runs in win over Midland on May 5...threw 6.1 shutout innings in win over Tulsa on July 4...recorded season-high 10 K's in 7.0 innings in losing effort on June 5 at San Antonio. 2002 Opened the season with 8 consecutive wins from April 6-May 23, posting a 0.87 ERA (5 ER/52.0 IP) in that 12-game span...named to the Florida State League All- Star Team...earned a late season call-up to Tulsa on August 3...was 1-0 with a 1.80 ERA (6 ER/30 IP) in 5 games/starts for the Drillers...lone Tulsa victory came on August 8 at Arkansas as he tossed 6.2 scoreless innings. 2001 Split time with Pulaski and Savannah...began year with Pulaski, earning first professional win with 6.0 shutout innings on July 28 at Danville...held Appy League opponents to a .178 average...recorded 6 or more strikeouts in 6 of 8 games with Pulaski...joined Savannah on August 8, pitching 2 complete games...lone win came on August 25 (G2) vs. Columbia...rated 30th-best prospect in Southern California by Baseball America prior to 2001 draft.