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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
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Birth Date1-12-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age23 years, 7 months, 9 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2013 ATL 22 31 11 77.7 56.0 21.7 3 3 0 0 5 0 327 76 29 27 3 100 27 26 1 77 3.13 2.62 3.06 11.6 1.3
2014 ATL 23 29 18 130.0 114.7 15.3 9 9 0 0 13 0 532 119 48 44 13 179 37 36 3 124 3.05 3.42 3.65 11.5 1.3
Career6029207.7170.737.0121200180859195777116279646242013.083.123.4223.22.6

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2012 ROM A 13 13 52.7 3.89 122 .195 .254 .325 .376 .259 .277 104 12.3 1.2 12.3 1.2
2013 ATL MLB 31 11 77.7 3.06 125 .252 .250 .309 .383 .253 .333 101 14.1 1.5 11.6 1.3
2013 MIS AA 10 10 57.0 2.79 130 .212 .242 .315 .359 .255 .261 94 11.7 1.3 11.3 1.2
2013 GWN AAA 1 1 5.0 4.09 114 .229 .254 .355 .396 .263 .273 105 0.7 0.1 0.3 0.0
2014 ATL MLB 29 18 130.0 3.65 101 .257 .245 .305 .380 .259 .299 92 11.0 1.2 11.5 1.3
2014 GWN AAA 2 2 8.7 4.50 111 .226 .231 .296 .334 .222 .318 107 1.2 0.1 1.0 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2012 ROM A 4 3 0 13 13 52.7 39 14 52 1 62% .277 6.7 2.4 0.2 8.9 1.01 2.22 12.3 1.2
2013 GWN AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 2 5 0 27% .273 5.4 3.6 0.0 9.0 1.00 1.80 0.3 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 3 3 0 31 11 77.7 76 27 77 3 50% .333 8.8 3.1 0.3 8.9 1.33 3.13 11.6 1.3
2013 MIS AA 4 2 0 10 10 57.0 41 15 57 1 56% .261 6.5 2.4 0.2 9.0 0.98 1.26 11.3 1.2
2014 GWN AAA 0 0 0 2 2 8.7 7 4 8 0 55% .318 7.3 4.2 0.0 8.3 1.27 1.04 1.0 0.1
2014 ATL MLB 9 9 0 29 18 130.0 119 37 124 13 48% .299 8.2 2.6 0.9 8.6 1.20 3.05 11.5 1.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 1306 0.5184 0.4437 0.7876 0.6071 0.2671 0.8589 0.6131 0.2107
2014 2052 0.5063 0.4534 0.7892 0.5967 0.3060 0.8758 0.6161 0.2086
Career33580.5110.44960.78860.60070.29090.86920.61490.2094

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-19 2013-06-21 DTD 2 2 Right Fingers Callus Index Finger - -
2012-09-01 2012-09-05 Minors 4 2 - Not Disclosed - -
2009-05-05 2009-05-05 Coll 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 ATL $506,250
2013 ATL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$506,250
1 yrTotal$506,250

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 123 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$506,250 (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$506,250 (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by Atlanta 5/30/13.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2012 (2-85) (University of Georgia). $0.7M signing bonus ($0.5833M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .267 .320 .302 .234
11 vs R (Multi) .261 .326 .365 .254
18 Split (Multi) .006 -.006 -.062 -.020
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .267 .320 .302 .234
31 vs R (2013) .261 .326 .365 .254
38 Split (2013) .006 -.006 -.062 -.020
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts about Alex Wood (with the exception of comments on how wonky his mechanics are)?
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
I think his stuff is underrated. My limited looks at him, he has impressed me each time. If his shoulder holds up, mid to back rotation piece. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your grades on Alex Wood? Optimistic he can last in the rotation?
(brian from Wis)
The grades on Wood are not good, given his Tazmanian Devil approach to pitching mechanics. One of the most shocking aspects in baseball today is Wood's ability to consistently hit targets despite his having some of the worst balance in baseball. I can't really be optimistic that such an unusual quality can continue, but Wood has proven me wrong for two seasons now. I hope that he does continue to be effective, despite my mechanical reservations - if variety is the spice of life, then Alex Wood is the chili pepper of pitching mechanics. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is @duyarvish a must follow on twitter and are you holding Alex Wood for when he goes back to the rotation
(Trevor Bauer from NY)
yarvish is a horrible follow and should shut it down. I like Wood a lot, and while bouncing him between the rotation and the bullpen doesn’t thrill me, we already know he can be a No. 3 starter. If holding on to him doesn’t put a huge strain on your roster, then yes, do it. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Okay to drop Alex Wood in a shallow 10-team mixed league?
(Kerry from Seattle)
Yep, drop away. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)12 team H2H 7 by 7 (QS and IP added), which side wins? Alex Wood or Garza and Ian Kennedy.
(Tim from Boston, MA)
I like the duo. David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution speculates that Wood is going to have his innings limited this year. (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Mike. Thoughts on moving my Alex Wood (worried about innings cap, potential pen move later in season) for Garza and Ian Kennedy? Super deep 12 team 7 by 7 (with IP and QS as added pitching cats).
(Tim from Boston, MA)
I thought I answered this one (Garza/Kennedy) (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give Alex Wood's mechanics a compliment sandwich (compliment-criticism-compliment).
(RatedRookie from Atlanta)
How about a compliment haiku?

Solid posture grade
Downright atrocious balance
Somehow repeats well (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Wood stays as starter or ends back up in the pen?
(scott from az)
I've been thinking about Wood lately. It really comes down to whether the Braves think he can hold up against a starter's workload. If so, why not let him cook in the rotation? He's shown he can get guys out a few times through the lineup. He's certainly exceeded my expectations for him as a starter. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, would you trade Alex Wood and Leonys Martin for Danny Salazar and Matt Kemp?
(birk from Dayton)
I think I would. It's hard taking the down asset in Salazar, but the upside for that trade is a huge win. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Wood - I know its gonna end badly, but doesn't that guy repeat pretty well for such a crazy delivery? Are you more concerned about injury or decreasing performance as the innings mount with his pitching motion? Would you expect he'll start to see the impact this summer or after a year or two?
(Matt from NJ)
He repeats really well for a guy with that delivery. It's uncanny, and very difficult to trust, but I hope that he keeps proving me wrong and just keeps shoving it. He's too much fun to watch. Injury is always a concern with an imbalanced pitcher, but my bigger caution is decreased performance. There is no telling when his glass slipper will break, but he has so many mechanical obstacles to overcome that when he starts to fall it could be a steep drop. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Alex Wood? Will he be fantasy relevant in a 12-team league? League starts 9 Ps.
(rpolan from New Orleans)
I think he's going to be consistently underrated because of the knocks against his delivery (which Craig Goldstein put perfectly today when he said it looked like it fell out of an ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down). But until he actually breaks down, I expect a strong ERA and about 160 strikeouts (projected out over a full 200 inning season). (Bret Sayre)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul I trust your pitching instincts more than anyone else's in the industry. There are some attractive mid round starters with RP SP eligibility. Tyson Ross, Smyly, Alex Wood and Tanner Scheppers. In our points format dual eligibility is critically important. How do you rank these guys and which should I reach for and which mignt be less attractive this season?
(Joe Sparma from Detroit )
Ah, the SP/RP guys... I'm aware of their potential improved value in some formats. I think you've actually ranked them as I would, though I might even gamble on Scheppers over Wood. Wood's going to get his shot because their rotation is decimated, but I'm not sure he's a full-time starter. Those mechanics are butt. (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank for 2014 fantasy purposes: Alex Wood, Ventura, Bradley. Thanks!
(Joe from NY)
Ventura, Wood, Bradley, unless Bradley makes the Diamondbacks rotation this spring. Then Ventura, Bradley, Wood. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Just want to clarify - are you saying Skaggs is hurt and likely to have surgery?
(Mike from San Diago)
To clarify, I mixed up Skaggs and Pat Corbin, a mistake I make a lot. Skaggs is fine and in that park should be pretty good. I like him above Alex Wood in the previous question. (Jeff Moore)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Alex Wood's role with Atlanta will be this year ?
(Cecil from Atlanta)
Looks like they might try him in the rotation as the No. 5, but I think Atlanta puts him in the bullpen sooner rather than later. (Ronit Shah)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite the inherent costs of starting the arbitration clock earlier, shouldn't the immediate success of top NL fireballing pitching prospects last year like Gerrit Cole, Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha and even lower ceiling guys like Tony Cingrani and Alex Wood made it more likely that Archie Bradley, Noah Syndergaard and maybe even guys like Matt Wisler and James Taillon come up to help their clubs as early as possible?
(Scott from LA)
Maybe, but remember everyone's developmental cycles are different. Kevin Gausman seemed like a good bet to succeed right out of the gates, instead he allowed more hits than innings pitched. So it's really a case-by-case thing.

Plus, with the exception of Jose Fernandez, all those pitchers were on quality teams. If I'm the Mets I'm not eager to cost myself more money later on for two months of a guy who, let's face it, isn't the difference between the postseason and the golf course. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Ben, Loving the podcast. I took over a 12-team 2 catcher auction roto league. It is 5x5 standard scoring, only i has K/9 instead of K. 260 auction budget. I can keep up to 10 guys. Would love to get your expertise opinion Here are the 12 I am deciding between. All except Jones and Craig can be kept for an additional year at a price increase Gattis ($1) Rendon ($5) Tulo ($33) Adam Jones ($32) Allen Craig ($11) Frieri ($4) Carlos Martinez ($1) Matt Moore ($15) Tyson Ross ($7) Yordano V. ($1) Cingrani ($5) Alex Wood ($5) I really want to keep CMart cause of his immense talent and price. But have a feeling you will have as one of the drops thanks!
(rzt101 from Queens)
These are hard to answer on the fly, a they require a ton of thought, but off the top of my head I'll drop Ross and Wood. (Ben Carsley)
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason Martinez has Alex Wood listed as the 5th starter. I can't see that sticking come March 31st. Thoughts on him as a starter vs bullpen guy.
(Kyle from Chicago)
My guess is Wood is a reliever long-term. Maybe Atlanta uses him to start the season, but I wouldn't be surprised if they added a vet arm before spring. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys going to wind up more than back-end fodder? Sean Nolin, Robbie Erlin, Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Oberholtzer, Holmberg, Taylor Jordan, Maurer, Enny Romero, Alex Colome.
(TheKernel from Pasadena)
Don't sleep on Enny Romero. I think there is a better chance of him providing impact in the bullpen, but I've been working on the Rays system lately and scouts really like this kid's stuff; I've seen it several times myself, so I can definitely appreciate a mid-90s FB and hard breaking ball from a southpaw. The command concerns, but if he can develop into an effectively wild type, he has the stuff to pitch above the middle-of-a-rotation. Projection is #2/3 type, but I think a late-innings arm is the realistic role. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Two young pitchers with a shot at the rotation in 2014: Alex Wood and Jimmy Nelson. Who has the better shot at getting the job, and who do like more in the big picture?
(higgsboson from Guelph)
Both pitchers bring the funk, but with different results. I cal Wood "Taz" due to his ridiculous pattern of imbalance and rotation, and it is shocking that he repeats his delivery as well as he does. Nelson has some goofy glove-side arm action, and he really struggles to repeat the initiation of rotation, leading to tons of walks. I like Nelson's odds of making adjustments better than Wood's, but I could see both players eventually settling into the bullpen, especially since Nelson goes against the Brewers over-arching philosophy with their starting pitchers. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Alex Wood gets a rotation spot next year in the ATL?
(Shawn from Cubicle)
A big part of it will depend on the Braves' need. I still think he's a little more likely to end up in the bullpen, but he has a better chance to start than I'd initially thought. He's going to be a very successful big leaguer either way, and already is really. (Jason Cole)
2013-05-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on J.R. Graham? Jason Cole seems to like him more than most? Do you prefer him or Alex Wood (ignoring Graham's potential injury)?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think Cole has him pegged and I'm onboard with his report/projection. Graham is a dude. He's smaller, but he's not without strength, especially in the core/legs. He has crazy raw stuff, intensity and some feel, and I think he can start. He's legit. (Jason Parks)
2013-05-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jason, Thoughts on Alex Wood and when he might see Atlanta ?
(Derek from Stone Mountain)
Definite big-league quality arm. He has a good chance to see Atlanta at some point this season. There's a better chance to start than I'd initially thought, but I think the smart money is still on him in the bullpen as a mid-relief to late-inning lefty. Despite all the funk in the delivery, he repeats and commands his plus fastball well. It's got good life. Change is a potential plus. Breaking ball is better but not great. I was impressed when I saw him in Mississippi. Here's video: https://vimeo.com/65171135 (Jason Cole)


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Alex Wood has thrown 3,351 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Curve (80mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph).