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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
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Birth Date8-8-1985
Height6' 5"
Weight240 lbs
Age31 years, 3 months, 25 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
-0.02013
0.02014
2015
1.32016
DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 KCA MLB 51 0 49.7 1 3 0 54 22 31 6 .259 111 9.8 4.0 1.1 5.6 51% .300 .283 1.53 4.76 5.07 108 4.74 106.9 0.1
2011 KCA MLB 55 0 69.7 5 3 1 66 32 62 5 .261 108 8.5 4.1 0.6 8.0 55% .303 .251 1.41 3.72 3.75 91 3.82 97.2 0.8
2013 CLE MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .262 95 6.8 20.2 0.0 6.8 50% .250 .332 3.00 8.33 0.00 108 4.94 115.7 -0.0
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 0 1 0 4 7 7 0 .265 102 5.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 47% .267 .265 1.74 4.74 7.11 105 4.07 102.9 0.0
2016 CIN MLB 70 0 76.7 6 5 1 72 38 81 9 .271 97 8.5 4.5 1.1 9.5 53% .315 .265 1.43 4.16 3.99 87 3.50 90.3 1.3
CareerMLB1850203.71212219710218220.2641048.74.50.98.053%.305.2651.474.204.24943.9497.32.2

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2006 IDA Rk 12 12 52.2 3 1 0 50 15 46 1 .269 80 8.6 2.6 0.2 7.9 42% .271 .239 1.25 3.64 4.48 0 0.00 0.0
2007 BUR A 7 7 35.7 2 1 0 32 14 26 3 .264 93 8.1 3.5 0.8 6.6 39% .274 .253 1.29 4.37 3.03 109 5.51 107.1
2007 WIL A+ 2 2 9.7 0 1 0 9 3 11 1 .263 88 8.4 2.8 0.9 10.2 62% .348 .263 1.24 4.19 4.64 91 3.13 95.4
2007 ROY Rk 4 4 9.7 0 0 0 9 0 15 0 .284 106 8.4 0.0 0.0 13.9 38% .429 .203 0.93 1.18 0.00 54 1.42 12.2
2007 woc Wnt 1 1 3.0 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 .000 15.0 6.0 0.0 18.0 0% .625 .000 2.33 1.94 6.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 woc Wnt 8 8 33.0 2 1 0 33 19 57 1 .000 9.0 5.2 0.3 15.5 0% .438 .000 1.58 2.79 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2008 WIL A+ 10 10 57.3 3 2 0 32 15 63 3 .263 88 5.0 2.4 0.5 9.9 45% .225 .170 0.82 2.82 2.67 73 2.10 85.4
2008 NWA AA 18 18 86.7 5 7 0 96 32 76 7 .285 89 10.0 3.3 0.7 7.9 49% .349 .296 1.48 3.97 5.29 94 4.61 101.2
2009 NWA AA 17 13 78.7 2 8 0 92 28 49 8 .253 115 10.5 3.2 0.9 5.6 54% .335 .260 1.52 4.55 5.83 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ROY Rk 3 2 4.0 0 1 0 4 1 4 0 .263 93 9.0 2.2 0.0 9.0 57% .429 .385 1.25 3.15 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2009 gcr Wnt 8 3 14.7 1 1 0 20 5 12 0 .000 12.2 3.1 0.0 7.3 0% .417 .000 1.70 3.63 6.73 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 51 0 49.7 1 3 0 54 22 31 6 .259 111 9.8 4.0 1.1 5.6 51% .300 .283 1.53 4.76 5.07 108 4.74 106.9
2010 OMA AAA 12 0 16.7 2 1 5 12 7 12 0 .262 101 6.5 3.8 0.0 6.5 56% .250 .194 1.14 3.40 2.16 98 4.63 104.4
2011 KCA MLB 55 0 69.7 5 3 1 66 32 62 5 .261 108 8.5 4.1 0.6 8.0 55% .303 .251 1.41 3.72 3.75 91 3.82 97.2
2011 OMA AAA 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 2 0 6 0 .272 127 3.6 0.0 0.0 10.8 78% .222 .070 0.40 1.38 0.00 75 2.91 87.4
2013 CLE MLB 2 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .262 95 6.8 20.2 0.0 6.8 50% .250 .332 3.00 8.33 0.00 108 4.94 115.7
2013 LKC A 3 3 2.7 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 .263 107 3.4 10.1 0.0 10.1 67% .167 .200 1.50 4.46 0.00 105 4.96 107.5
2013 MHV A- 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .240 88 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 .268 2.00 3.10 0.00 100 4.39 104.1
2013 AKR AA 7 3 6.0 0 0 0 8 5 6 0 .283 99 12.0 7.5 0.0 9.0 57% .381 .334 2.17 3.82 4.50 102 4.89 109.0
2013 COH AAA 18 0 16.7 2 0 0 11 10 23 0 .258 102 5.9 5.4 0.0 12.4 51% .297 .196 1.26 2.42 2.16 87 3.52 95.5
2014 CLE MLB 7 0 6.3 0 1 0 4 7 7 0 .265 102 5.7 9.9 0.0 9.9 47% .267 .265 1.74 4.74 7.11 105 4.07 102.9
2014 WIL A+ 5 0 9.7 2 1 0 4 2 10 1 .268 88 3.7 1.9 0.9 9.3 64% .143 .166 0.62 3.41 0.93 90 3.34 97.5
2014 NWA AA 6 0 6.7 0 1 0 11 2 13 1 .262 90 14.8 2.7 1.4 17.6 20% .714 .400 1.95 2.07 8.10 80 1.41 68.7
2014 COH AAA 9 0 8.0 0 0 0 7 11 7 0 .251 108 7.9 12.4 0.0 7.9 68% .280 .293 2.25 5.73 1.12 124 9.81 133.4
2014 OMA AAA 14 0 18.3 0 0 0 18 16 21 2 .273 103 8.8 7.9 1.0 10.3 60% .348 .248 1.85 5.44 6.38 87 5.04 105.8
2015 IND AAA 57 0 58.7 2 5 29 52 25 70 2 .247 100 8.0 3.8 0.3 10.7 50% .327 .225 1.31 2.54 3.53 82 2.40 86.0
2016 CIN MLB 70 0 76.7 6 5 1 72 38 81 9 .271 97 8.5 4.5 1.1 9.5 53% .315 .265 1.43 4.16 3.99 87 3.50 90.3

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
2010 781 0.4917 0.4635 0.7983 0.6354 0.2972 0.8689 0.6525 0.2017
2011 1175 0.4868 0.4477 0.7662 0.6031 0.3002 0.8522 0.6022 0.2338
2013 41 0.3902 0.4390 0.7222 0.6875 0.2800 0.8182 0.5714 0.2778
2014 118 0.4661 0.3475 0.8049 0.6000 0.1270 0.8788 0.5000 0.1951
2016 1285 0.4739 0.4599 0.7428 0.6404 0.2973 0.8590 0.5174 0.2572
Career34000.48120.45240.76550.62550.29220.85910.57780.2345

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-11 2013-07-13 60-DL 124 93 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-26 2012-10-04 60-DL 192 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-25 -
2012-03-18 2012-03-26 Camp 8 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2010-08-20 2010-08-29 DTD 9 8 Low Back Soreness -
2009-06-27 2009-08-22 Minors 56 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CIN $600,000
2015 PIT $
2014 CLE $560,000
2013 CLE $560,000
2012 KCA $502,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,622,000
2011Current$600,000
5 yrPvs + Cur$2,222,000
5 yrTotal$2,222,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 131 dSports One Athlete Mgt.1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 11/20/15.
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/18/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland 12/3/13 (avoided arbitration). Claimed by Kansas City off waivers 6/2/14 after being DFA by Cleveland 5/27/14. DFA by Kansas City 9/1/14. Sent outright to Triple-A 9/11/14. Refused assignment by Kansas City 10/6/14.
  • 1 year/$0.56M (2013). Signed by Cleveland 11/30/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.502M (2012). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/10/12. Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Kansas City 11/2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Kansas City 11/20/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/31/10. Recalled 5/12/10.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2006 (2-77) (Georgia Tech). $0.46M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Flu-Like Symptoms: The Annual Vogelsong AwardsRob Mains2016-11-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 26Matt Collins2016-09-27
What You Need to Know: Can't Stop, Won't StopDaniel Rathman2016-08-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersIan Lefkowitz2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersJared Weiss2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 85: May's Trending PlayersBen Murphy2016-05-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fifth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week FourMatt Collins2016-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Stash List: Third Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-22
What You Need to Know: Raisel Iglesias' Deus Ex MachinaDemetrius Bell2016-04-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week TwoScooter Hotz2016-04-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe -Only League Landscape: National League Relief PitchersScooter Hotz2016-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: 40 Pounces to FreedomR.J. Anderson2015-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: 40 Pounces to FreedomMatthew Trueblood2015-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Derek Norris Finds the Opposite FieldDaniel Rathman2014-04-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 3, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralStephani Bee2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: AL CentralCorey Dawkins2012-11-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Bullpen BlowoutStephani Bee2012-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Bullpen BlowoutCorey Dawkins2012-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Three We MissedSam Miller2012-01-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Changes of SceneryR.J. Anderson2011-12-01
Royal Revolution: The Bullpen Youth MovementMike Petriello2011-05-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Twenty PackKevin Goldstein2011-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL MovesChristina Kahrl2011-03-23
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsMarc Normandin2011-03-22
Team Injury Projection: Kansas City RoyalsCorey Dawkins2011-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: Kansas City RoyalsJohn Perrotto2010-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: On the Road to Where?John Perrotto2010-08-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Tuesday Morning TriptychChristina Kahrl2010-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Scrubbing Up for the WeekendChristina Kahrl2010-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Claim and DealChristina Kahrl2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Fill'er Up!Christina Kahrl2009-11-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Royals Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2009-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Ten PackKevin Goldstein2008-05-19
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems: AL CentralKevin Goldstein2008-03-19


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Should I drop Kela in a keeper league? Pick up Cotham, Lowe, Blake Wood?
(Vic from Baltimore)
Hey Vic.

Of those three, Cotham is the guy you want right now. (Mike Gianella)
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bradford, great post on KCSportsRadio.com today about the Royals' bullpen. Two-parter: do you see bullpen management in general moving away from specialization any time soon, and what short-term fix do you see for KC's bullpen, other than burning it down and starting over (after Soria)?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
This year's pen can tread water if Cruz can become more consistent. His stuff still seems filthy to me. I'm looking forward to seeing Blake Wood come up after what I've heard about him following his conversion to relieving.

Seems like bullpen management moves more towards specialization with each passing season. For awhile, it seemed like the majority of managers were reluctant participants in that sea change. Now the managers I talk to refer to the importance of relievers having specific roles like it's always been that way. I have no evidence to make the claim, but I think the next pitcher-use revolution will involve an enterprising and brave skipper/gm combo going with a four-man rotation & strict pitch counts in the 85-90 range. It just makes sense to me to try something like that, but who has the cajones? (Bradford Doolittle)
2008-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Okay, cool. Thanks for the quick response. What do you make of Blake Wood? He wasn't really on the radar--as far as I can see--heading into this year, but he's pulled the neat trick of King 47 batters in 45.1 innings in AA. Does he project to be another starter that will hopefully make signing the likes of Brett Tomko unnecessary?
(NHZ from Royals Review)
Check out Monday's Ten Pack. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Blake Wood has thrown 3,842 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (97mph) and Slider (91mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (97mph) and Splitter (87mph). He also rarely throws a Change (87mph) and Curve (84mph).