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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
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Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts confirmed Sunday that Alex Wood was pulled from his start early due to cramps.
It doesn't sound like anything that should be an issue moving forward, which is good news for fantasy owners. Consider him day-to-day. May 20 - 5:05 PM

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Alex Wood departed Sunday's start against the Nationals with an apparent injury.

Wood was warming up prior to the bottom of the seventh inning and called the trainer out. He walked off the field after a brief conversation. Wood has dealt with cramping recently and it was a hot day in Washington, D.C., so perhaps that's all this is. The Dodgers should update his status soon.
May 20 - 3:48 PM

Alex Wood took a tough loss after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in six innings Tuesday against the Marlins.

Wood went undefeated in the first half of last year, opening up 11-0 before finally taking his first loss July 21. This year, he's 0-4 in nine starts, even though he has a 3.35 ERA and has allowed more than three runs just twice.
May 15 - 10:19 PM

Alex Wood allowed one earned run, five hits and three walks with four strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Wood was a little better, but the results were the same in the win column. He hasn't had a quality start in three outings, and he still has a goose egg in the win column through eight appearances. He'll look for better results next Tuesday in Miami opposite Wei-Yin Chen to start a two-outing scoring period.
May 10 - 3:05 AM

Alex Wood scattered four hits and a run over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the D’Backs.

Wood logged eight strikeouts and two walks over his 96 pitches. At one point a trainer came out to examine Wood’s left leg but he got the go-ahead to continue after throwing a few warmup pitches without issue. The left-hander ran into some trouble in the second, allowing a run on two hits and a walk but escaped further damage by inducing an inning-ending double play. Wood has yet to win a game this year despite a respectable 3.83 ERA. He’ll look for his first W next Thursday against Cincinnati.
May 3 - 7:40 PM

Alex Wood allowed four earned runs, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings in the second end of a doubleheader on Saturday in San Francisco.

Wood is having the opposite start of his 2017 season. The southpaw was an All-Star last season and he didn't lose his third decision until Sept. 9. On a positive note, he didn't pick up his second victory until May 2 last season, so he isn't far off of his win pace from 2017. He'll look for that elusive first win next Thursday in Arizona, but it's a tall order facing the red-hot Patrick Corbin.
Apr 29 - 4:23 AM

Alex Wood logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Nationals on Sunday, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits over his six frames.

The left-hander punched out four while walking one in the ballgame. He served up a solo homer to Michael Taylor in the fourth inning, then the Nats scratched out runs with sacrifice flies in each the second and sixth innings. Wood now sports a 3.72 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 26/2 K/BB ratio through his first 29 innings on the season. His next outing will come on Saturday against the Giants in San Francisco.
Apr 22 - 11:29 PM

Alex Wood allowed one unearned run, two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday in San Diego.

The seven strikeouts were a season high for Wood. The good news for Wood is that he still has yielded just one homer through 23 innings over four starts and he has issued just one walk so far, too. Fantasy owners were spoiled by his amazing season in 2017 when he rarely lost. This season he is winless through four outings, but he is still a must-start fantasy option for his solid control. His next scheduled start is set for Monday against the Marlins to kick off a two-start week.
Apr 18 - 4:17 AM

Alex Wood (illness) was able to make his start Wednesday against the Athletics but he was hammered for seven earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in a loss.

Wood had his start pushed back a day after a bout with food poisoning, but he was reportedly feeling better. Perhaps he needed another day, as he didn't bring his best stuff and was tattooed early and often. Last season he didn't lose his second game until Sept. 3, but so far this season he is 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA across three outings.
Apr 12 - 3:05 AM

Alex Wood is dealing with a bout of food poisoning and will have his next start pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

Wood is feeling better but wasn't able to throw his regular between-starts bullpen session Sunday. Assuming he feels well enough to throw Monday, he will start Wednesday. Hyun-Jin Ryu will move up a day to start Tuesday.
Apr 8 - 1:40 PM

Alex Wood surrendered six hits and three runs over six innings of work Wednesday in the Dodgers’ loss to Arizona.

He struck out five and didn’t walk anyone while throwing 62 of his 89 pitches for strikes. Wood allowed one run in each of his first three innings before holding Arizona scoreless over his final three frames. Oddly enough, two of the six hits Woods allowed were to the opposing starter, Patrick Corbin. Wood pitched well on Wednesday but Corbin (7 1/3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 12 Ks) was just better. The All-Star left-hander will make his next turn Wednesday against the Athletics.
Apr 4 - 7:20 PM

Alex Wood allowed just one single to Giants SS Brandon Crawford in eight scoreless innings while issuing no walks with five strikeouts against the Giants on Friday.

Wood was nearly unhittable, but he took the no-decision as Johnny Cueto was matching him nearly pitch for pitch. This game was scoreless into the ninth inning before Joe Panik sent the Dodger Stadium crowd home with frowns. Wood is scheduled to make his next start in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon and he'll be hoping for some offensive support.
Mar 31 - 1:04 AM

Alex Wood surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits over five innings in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Wood fanned six batters in the afternoon contest. All five runs logged on his line came in the fifth inning, his final inning of work. While he was far from untouchable this spring -- he surrendered at least two runs in four of six starts -- he pitched reliably enough for tune-up work. Wood registered a 2.72 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 151/38 K/BB ratio across 152 1/3 innings last season. He's an underrated fantasy option for the coming campaign.
Mar 24 - 6:58 PM

Alex Wood was in dominant form against the Athletics on Monday, striking out seven over five shutout frames.

The left-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. Wood has been tremendous this spring, registering a 2.92 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings. Currently going off the board in the ninth round of mixed league drafts, Wood looks like he could be undervalued.
Mar 20 - 1:13 AM

Alex Wood let up two hits over four shutout innings Thursday in the Dodgers’ Cactus League loss to the Indians.

He logged five punch-outs and didn’t walk anyone. Wood retired eight batters in a row at one point in what was easily his best outing of the spring. Coming off an All-Star season in 2017, Wood may be slightly undervalued at his current ninth-round ADP.
Mar 8 - 11:28 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7J.T. Chargois
8Daniel Hudson
9Erik Goeddel
10Pat Venditte