2022 Player Outlook
Wilson came back in the Richard Rodriguez deal, and from a statistical perspective, he was better with Pittsburgh. In eight starts with the Pirates, despite going 1-4, he posted a 4.91 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Hey, I didn't say he was great with Pittsburgh, but he was better compared to his time in 2021 with Atlanta. Wilson has never been a big strikeout guy, but last year's 14.3 percent mark was a career low, and two of his five pitches posted a whiff rate less than 15 percent. Wilson would be best served to use his sinker and slider more, as those pitches can generate more ground balls, and if he's going to continue to allow hard contact, the ball's trajectory better be more down than up. The risk far outweighs the reward with Wilson in 2022.