Found August 17, 2013 on ChadMoriyama.com:
Reliever Brian Wilson is already with the Dodgers in Philadelphia, and it’s widely expected that he’ll be activated as soon as today, so it’s worth taking a look at what fans should realistically expect from him going forward. In four rehab appearances between A+ and AAA, Wilson has pitched four and a third innings, struck out three, walked none, and gave up one hit. All in all, the kind of confidence building performances you’d like to see from a recovering pitcher. However, he’s been universally reported to still be sitting in the 90-93 mph range. From the time he was signed to his stints at AAA, his fastball has been stuck around that range. When Wilson was an elite reliever with the Giants, he averaged 96 mph and threw the fastball 61% of the time. He mixed in an 89 mph cutter and 86 mph slider. As his velocity declined, starting in 2011, he reduced his reliance on fastballs, going down to 53%, and upped his cutter usage. In his tiny 2012 sample, he threw 68% cutters, showing a ...
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