CJ Wilson is a starting left-handed pitcher for the LA Angels of Anaheim whose career is defined by hard work and an unwavering determination to succeed at the game's highest level. Wilson played baseball throughout his early life in Southern California. He was undrafted by the MLB and only invited to walk-on at Division I schools when he graduated high school in 1998, but unrelenting in his decision to pursue a career in baseball, Wilson chose to play in junior college before transferring to Loyola Marymount University in 1999. In 2001, his dreams became reality when he was drafted by the Rangers, giving him the chance to work his way through the minors and a major injury to make his major league debut in 2005. His strong work ethic ultimately paid off when he was awarded the starting position in 2010, and his first nod to the AL All-Star team in 2011.