Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/11/13
C.J Wilson has transformed himself into a great starting pitcher This article pays tribute to my favorite player in the game of baseball, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher, C.J. Wilson. When Wilson rose to the major leagues with the Texas Rangers in 2005, he flip-flopped from starting to relieving and starting and relieving. Not something young pitchers really want to do to start their careers. Wilson was permanently made a reliever in 2006 where he enjoyed modest success coming out of the Rangers bullpen. in 2007 Wilson tried his hand at closing where he had a great season, going 12 for 14 in saves with a 3.03 ERA. In 2008, he continued to close for the Rangers but struggled in that role. He did convert 24 of 28 save opportunities but Wilson never made things easy on himself as he had an ERA over 6. In 2009, which was Wilson`s final year as a relief pitcher, he got back to some of the early career success he had out of the bullpen, putting up an ERA of 2.81 in 74 games out of th...
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