|2010 - C.J. Wilson||15-8||33||33||3||0||0||0||204.0||161||83||76||10||93||170||3.35||1.25|
I was going to write a big feature post on C.J. Wilson that highlighted his similarities to Jonathan Sanchez -- same walk rate, same unsustainably low hit totals -- but a pair of miracle tickets made their way to me. So now I'm scrambling to get out of work, get my kid into a kennel, and get on a train. Instead, I'll just leave you with the following statistics for Wilson and Sanchez, adjusted for the different leagues. Enjoy!
|2010 - Jonathan Sanchez - AL Translated Stats
|2010 - C.J. Wilson - NL Translated Stats||22-2||33||33||13||0||0||0||264.0||101||33||26||-1||37||370||0.89||0.52|
The main differences are, of course:
- Of Sanchez's 205 strikeouts, 200 of them came when he was facing a pitcher. Look it up.
- Sanchez pitched in the NL West, which didn't have hitters parks like Safeco or Oakland.
- The National League has teams like the Pirates and Nationals; the American League is completely devoid of bad teams.
So while it might seem like Wilson is comparable to Sanchez -- that is, a talented, if erratic, pitcher who had a good season -- don't be fooled. The American League factor is really something to worry about with every pitcher, both on our side and theirs.
Now if you'll excuse me...