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.

Don’t hesitate to direct pod-related correspondence to @cistulli on Twitter.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or other feeder things.

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

Play


Print This Post



Carson Cistulli has just published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.


Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Kyle
Member
4 years 1 month ago

This was great stuff!

RA Rowe
Member
RA Rowe
4 years 1 month ago

a sighting of the mythical articulathlete

maxjusttyped
Member
maxjusttyped
4 years 1 month ago

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

Michael
Guest
Michael
4 years 1 month ago

The most impressive player so far in this series.

Michael
Guest
Michael
4 years 1 month ago

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

jcxy
Guest
jcxy
4 years 1 month ago

awesome awesome awesome

colin
Guest
colin
4 years 1 month ago

He promptly gets shellacked. FanGraphs Audio curse anyone?

Jordan
Guest
Jordan
4 years 1 month ago

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

Joe
Guest
4 years 1 month ago

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

Matt Hunter
Member
Member
4 years 1 month ago

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.

David Laurila
Member
4 years 1 month ago

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.

outliarbaseball.com
Member
4 years 1 month ago

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

Tim_the_Beaver
Member
Tim_the_Beaver
4 years 1 month ago

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.

wpDiscuz