Cardinals vs. Rangers: C.J. Wilson Thinks He Can Hit

D'awwwww. So adorable. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver were talking about C.J. Wilson thinking that he can hit. Fancies himself a student of the whole hitting genre, he does. And he did have a 1.000 OPS this season, hitting a triple in four at-bats. That was an improvement over his .000 OPS in four at-bats last year. You can see where this is going -- a 2.000 OPS in 2012, a 3.000 OPS in 2013 ... all the way to a 6.000 OPS in 2016, regardless of what "math" says.

Or not. See, all pitchers who don't get the chance to hit think they can hit. They haven't been beat down by the reality of facing their MLB peers. So while it's nice that Wilson's .292/.398/.435 line at Loyola Marymount allows him to get a little confident, he has no idea. If and when he gets to face a lot of major-league pitching, he'll learn quickly.

 

Holy crap, that's a pretty good swing. I'll shut up now.

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