FanGraphs Audio: Angels Left-Hander C.J. Wilson

Episode 231
David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, discusses all manner of advanced baseball analysis with Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.

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Audio after the jump. (Approximately 12 min. play time.)

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13 Responses to “FanGraphs Audio: Angels Left-Hander C.J. Wilson”

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  1. Kyle says:

    This was great stuff!

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  2. RA Rowe says:

    a sighting of the mythical articulathlete

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  3. maxjusttyped says:

    This was greaaaaaaaat. Maybe the best Q&A yet.

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  4. Michael says:

    The most impressive player so far in this series.

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  5. Michael says:

    Laurila’s interview with Wilson from two years ago (mentioned a couple times): http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=11518

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  6. jcxy says:

    awesome awesome awesome

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  7. colin says:

    He promptly gets shellacked. FanGraphs Audio curse anyone?

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  8. Jordan says:

    “Patna, let’s go half on a sack!!!” Legendary background music.

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  9. Joe says:

    Kind of ironic that Oakland-based rapper Luniz’ “I Got Five On It” is playing in the background.

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  10. Matt Hunter says:

    Too bad there’s so much background noise, but this is a fantastic interview.

    Interesting what he said about hand size. Too bad we don’t have data about hand size, because it would be really cool to see what the relationship is between that and horizontal/vertical movement. I wonder if it’s true what he said about guys with smaller hands having more lateral movement.

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    • I’m aware that background noise has been an issue with several of these, and I’ll do my best to limit in it in the future. The issue is that many of these are conducted in the dugout prior to BP — usually the most-convenient location — and music at ballparks is, quite simply, loud. Not NBA arena loud, but loud enough to negatively impact audio recordings. In this specific case, the music started at almost the exact moment that Wilson and I sat down to record.

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  11. I just fell in love with CJ Wilson. SABR LHP. Fangraphs, go measure people’s hands.

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  12. Tim_the_Beaver says:

    Funny, I always thought he was an idiot after complaining about how many pitches/walks the A’s take against him (coining the infamous “lawyerball” term). In light of this, perhaps I misunderstood him.

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