Comments on: The Book on Justin Wilson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/the-book-on-justin-wilson.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/the-book-on-justin-wilson.html#comment-26208 Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:44:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49850#comment-26208 That kind of stuff is more a side note for me. It’s impressive that he’s pitched well in some big games, but I don’t credit that as a skill.

For example, there was a period where it seemed like Josh Fogg would out-pitch an opposing ace every time he took the mound in that type of matchup. But that didn’t really add much to the value of Fogg.

If Wilson can have success over the long-run, then being a big game pitcher is a bonus if it stays true in the majors. If he can’t have success in the majors, then the big game stuff doesn’t matter.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/the-book-on-justin-wilson.html#comment-26205 Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:42:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49850#comment-26205 Tim: I liked the article a lot, especially the stats, but I think it falls short by not touching on the resolve that this kid has to be a successful pitcher even though he does not have 4/1 or 5/1 K/W ratio, and has always been a high walk pitcher even before being drafted. He KNOWS how to win. His stats are fairly average, but he is a winner. Take it back to college when the big pitcher for Fresno State was Tanner Scheppers. Scheppers gets injured so who takes the team on his shoulders? Justin Wilson. Throws 112 pitches to beat North Carolina in the division finals of the college world series, then comes back on 3 days rest to throw another 129 in 8 innings to beat Georgia for the College World Series Championship. Think he had dominant stats that year? Nope, 8-5, 4.34 ERA, 116 IP, 99K’s/65W’s, and the Pirates drafted him in the 5th round. The kid is an absolute bulldog who wins consistently in spite of high walk rates and high ERA’s – you know, like a guy who looks awkward at the plate but just hits .300 every year. This kid is a keeper in any capacity.

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