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Justin Wilson

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2018 Stats

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1-2

ERA

2.93

WHIP

1.47

K

42

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

We hear the narrative of having a setup man close to build up trade value all the time, and the Tigers pulled it off with Wilson. After tiring of Francisco Rodriguez in early May, Detroit elevated the...

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2018 ADP:  496.88

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 8/18/1987   BORN: Anaheim, CA   COLLEGE: Fresno State   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Wilson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $4.25 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 19, 2018  –  Justin Wilson News

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Wilson (1-2) blew the save and took the loss in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, allowing two earned runs on two hits and a walk over an inning of work.

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Justin Wilson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2009 21 A LYN 26 26 0 116.0 118 58 14 94 55 6 8 0 4.50 1.49
2010 22 AA ALT 27 26 0 142.2 109 49 4 134 71 11 8 0 0 0 3.09 1.27
2011 23 AAA IND 30 21 0 124.1 121 57 12 94 67 10 8 3 0 0 4.13 1.51
2012 24 AAA IND 29 25 1 135.2 91 57 12 138 66 9 6 0 0 0 3.78 1.16
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 0 0 4.7 10 1 0 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 2.79
2013 25 MAJ PIT 58 0 0 73.7 50 17 4 59 28 6 1 0 3 14 2.08 1.06
2014 26 MAJ PIT 70 0 0 60.0 49 28 4 61 30 3 4 0 3 16 4.20 1.32
2015 27 MAJ NYY 74 0 0 61.0 49 21 3 66 20 5 0 0 2 29 3.10 1.13
2016 28 MAJ DET 66 0 0 58.7 61 27 6 65 17 4 5 1 5 25 4.14 1.33
2017 29 MAJ CHC 23 0 0 17.7 18 10 0 25 19 1 0 0 1 1 5.09 2.09
2017 29 MAJ DET 42 0 0 40.3 22 12 5 55 16 3 4 13 2 8 2.68 0.94
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/DET 65 0 0 58.0 40 22 5 80 35 4 4 13 3 9 3.41 1.29
2018 30 MAJ CHC 31 0 0 30.7 21 10 2 42 24 1 2 0 1 5 2.93 1.47
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3-Year Averages     68 0 0 59.2 50 23 4 70 24 4 3 4 3 21 3.50 1.25
Career  (View All)     372 0 0 346.7 280 126 24 380 157 23 16 14 3.27 1.26

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Justin Wilson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 22 @Cin 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.93 1.47
Jun. 19 LAD 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.73 1.42
Jun. 13 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.20 1.36
Jun. 11 @Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.28 1.34
Jun. 9 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.36 1.35
Jun. 7 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.40
Jun. 6 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.55 1.42
Jun. 2 @NYM 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.66 1.44
May. 30 @Pit 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.82 1.43
May. 28 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.00 1.43
May. 26 SF 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.15 1.50
May. 22 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.44 1.58
May. 19 @Cin 0.0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.63 1.62
May. 18 @Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.38
May. 14 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.31 1.41
May. 12 CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.52 1.43
May. 11 CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.57
May. 8 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.65
May. 6 @StL 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.38 1.70
May. 4 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
May. 1 Col 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.73
Apr. 24 @Cle 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.97
Apr. 21 @Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.96
Apr. 20 @Col 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.92
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
4.0 6 3 3 0 3 6 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 6.75 2.25
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.3 9 3 3 0 7 21 0 0 0 0-1 0 1 3 2.19 1.30
Last 60 Games (Team)
24 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
23.3 16 6 6 0 16 31 0 2 0 0-2 0 1 4 2.31 1.37

Justin Wilson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018521996201.143
201776301015501.234
20169623428312.308

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201880231515401.231
2017172502525524.170
2016155421333324.234

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.711016823.951.17
201729.0426391933.411.28
201631.740033743.410.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201817.0010261602.121.71
201729.0027411623.411.31
201627.0051321025.001.74
Justin Wilson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Justin Wilson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2009 21 A LYN 26 26 116.0 7.29 4.27 1.71 1.09 72.3% 4.50 4.57 .308
2010 22 AA ALT 27 26 142.2 8.48 4.49 1.89 0.25 74.4% 3.09 3.33 .282
2011 23 AAA IND 30 21 124.1 6.82 4.86 1.40 0.87 74.4% 4.13 4.66 .299
2012 24 AAA IND 29 25 135.2 9.19 4.39 2.09 0.80 69% 3.78 3.93 .245
2012 24 MAJ PIT 8 0 4.7 13.50 5.79 2.33 0.00 0.75 92.3% 93.9 MPH 1.93 2.13 .619
2013 25 MAJ PIT 58 0 73.7 7.21 3.42 2.11 0.49 1.80 82.4% 95.3 MPH 2.08 3.57 .236
2014 26 MAJ PIT 70 0 60.0 9.15 4.50 2.03 0.60 1.69 68% 95.2 MPH 4.20 3.68 .294
2015 27 MAJ NYY 74 0 61.0 9.74 2.95 3.30 0.44 1.51 72.7% 95.1 MPH 3.10 2.76 .303
2016 28 MAJ DET 66 0 58.7 9.97 2.61 3.82 0.92 2.19 70.8% 95.1 MPH 4.14 3.23 .354
2017 29 MAJ CHC 23 0 17.7 12.74 9.68 1.32 0.00 1.14 73% 96.0 MPH 5.09 3.77 .420
2017 29 MAJ DET 42 0 40.3 12.27 3.57 3.44 1.12 0.94 78.8% 96.0 MPH 2.68 3.27 .224
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ CHC/DET 65 0 58.0 12.41 5.43 2.29 0.78 1.00 75.7% 96.0 MPH 3.41 3.43 .295
2018 30 MAJ CHC 31 0 30.7 12.33 7.04 1.75 0.59 1.04 81.4% 94.6 MPH 2.93 3.66 .299
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 11.26 5.15 2.19 0.75 75.5% 3.63 0.30 .319
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 11.60 5.07 2.29 0.81 75.9% 3.61 3.48 .323
Rest Of Season     0 0 33.8 11.31 4.41 2.56 0.73 75.5% 3.45 3.21 .321
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3-Year Averages     68 0 59.2 10.64 3.65 2.92 0.61 72.9% 3.50 2.93 .322
Career     372 0 346.7 9.87 4.08 2.42 0.62 75.3% 3.27 3.31 .300

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Justin Wilson Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 30.7 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Justin Wilson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
12.33 K/9
ELITE
7.04 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.04 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.93 ERA
GOOD
1.47 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.66 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
81.4% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Justin Wilson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wilson tossed a scoreless eighth inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's 2-0 win over the Pirates to earn his fifth hold of the season.

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Wilson pitched a scoreless inning in Friday's win over the Reds, walking one and striking out three and lowering his ERA to 3.12 in the process.

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Wilson retired both batters he faced in Friday's win over the White Sox, extending his scoreless-inning streak to 4.1 and lowering his ERA to 3.86.

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Wilson gave up four earned runs while retiring just two batters in Thursday's loss to the Pirates. He allowed three hits and three walks.

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Wilson has lowered his leg kick during the offseason to help with his command, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Wilson could pick up occasional save opportunities on days when closer Brandon Morrow needs rest this season, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Wilson has dropped mechanical changes he made after being acquired by the Cubs last July and has been sharp so far this spring, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Wilson spent the offseason making an adjustment to his delivery, which now includes a lower leg kick when he finishes his pitches, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. "[Wilson] made an adjustment and the adjustment that he made, he understands the importance of strike throwing in his delivery," manager Joe Maddon said. "In a perverse way, it was not good but he figured something out mechanically or physically that I think long term will benefit him."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Wilson regressed slightly in his fourth full major league season after being traded to the Tigers, yielding a 4.14 ERA and 1.33 WHIP. He was used in a similar role, making a lot of middle and late-inning appearances, and picked up 25 holds. Wilson continued to post a high strikeout rate, fanning 65 batters over 58.2 innings. Opponents hit .307 off his mid-90s fastball, so he threw a lot more cutters in 2016 after throwing 80 percent fastballs in 2015. With opponents' .340 BABIP and an uptick in HR/FB to 12.2 percent, Wilson probably suffered from some poor luck in 2016. If so, we can expect him to regress back towards his 3.10 ERA and 1.13 WHIP numbers from 2015. The Tigers re-signed veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez, so Wilson should slide into a similar role in 2016 unless Rodriguez slips up or he gets traded. Wilson's value will most likely come from being a relatively high-strikeout reliever who gets holds.

2016

Wilson quickly slotted into a late-inning role in his first year with the Yankees, posting career best marks of 9.7 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, and a 2.69 FIP. The lefty has always been able to get out both lefties and righties, and was once again more effective against opposite-handed hitters in 2015, holding righties to a .216/.275/.318 line against. The 28-year-old was actually unlucky to not have an even better season than he did, as he suffered from a career-worst .305 BABIP. If that number comes back down in 2016, he could put up numbers more similar to his breakout 2013 campaign when he worked to a 2.08 ERA in 73.2 innings. Traded to Detroit in the offseason, Wilson will likely be inserted into a high-leverage role and could help out in formats that value holds.

2015

A repeat of Wilson's outstanding 2013 campaign was never realistic, as he benefited greatly from a .229 BABIP and 84.9% strand rate, but the southpaw's surface numbers declined a bit more than most expected. His ERA more than doubled to 4.20, and lefties hit a combined .253/.314/.367 against him, up from .200/.266/.235 a year before. The 27-year-old's walk rate jumped, from 3.4 BB/9 to 4.5 BB/9, but so did his strikeout rate, by an even two per nine innings no less (from 7.2 K/9 to 9.2 K/9) and his xFIP only increased by a mere six points. Wilson also maintained a groundball rate above 50 percent (51.3%), and he held opposing batters to just a .209 average after the All-Star break. Now a member of the Yankees following a November trade, Wilson figures to slot in as a late-inning lefty out of the bullpen, making him of some interest to those in leagues that count holds.

2014

Wilson exceeded expectations in 2013, going 6-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 73.2 innings. The 26-year-old southpaw threw a heavy 95.3 mph average fastball, but finished with just a 7.2 K/9 rate. His 59:28 K:BB rate shows his penchant for losing the strike zone at times, but a 3.4 BB/9 rate marked the first time he's been lower than 4.0 BB/9 in six pro seasons. Despite being a two-pitch pitcher, Wilson mostly started in the minors -- he struck out 138 in 135 Triple-A innings in 2012. There's always a chance Pittsburgh could try him again in the rotation. File that away, and also remember that he totaled only 6.2 innings in September, indicating that he was fatigued from a heavy early-season workload, or was dealing with some sort of injury.

2013

Wilson, 24, pitched at Triple-A Indianapolis for the second consecutive season, improving both his ERA (4.13 to 3.78) and WHIP (1.51 to 1.16). He's got a deadly fastball (averaging 93.9 mph) and pitched in parts of two no-hitters for his club. General manager Neal Huntington saw fit to move him back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen in 2012, making his long-term role uncertain. Until Wilson improves his control -- he's got a career 4.5 BB/9 rate -- he represents a bit of a wild card. He'll fight for an Opening Day roster spot, but is more likely to make his season debut in Pittsburgh sometime during summer.