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Prospect Rewind: Should Justin Wilson’s Future Be in the Rotation?

Prospect Rewind: Should Justin Wilson’s Future Be in the Rotation?

Justin Wilson emerged as a dominant lefty out of the bullpen this year. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The 2013 season saw Justin Wilson emerge as a dominant left-handed reliever. Out of 135 qualified relievers, Wilson ranked 17th with his 2.08 ERA. His 3.41 FIP was closer to middle of the pack, ranking 71st. That was due to a low BABIP of .229, which might come up in the future. However, Wilson limited opponents throughout his minor league career, with BABIP numbers below .290-.300 in the upper levels of the minors. So while he probably won't repeat the .229 number, he probably won't regress all the way to .300, which means his FIP would be a bit higher than his future production.

In the last few weeks I've been running this Prospect Rewind series, looking back at prospect reports on c...

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