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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Wood held the Dodgers to one run over seven innings, striking out eight, in Wednesday's no-decision.
The young lefty allowed six hits and a pair of walks. It was a nice bounce back effort after Wood allowed five runs (four earned) and a career-high 12 hits to a meek Padres' offense on Friday. He sliced the ERA to 3.30 and the WHIP to 1.23 in tonight's stellar outing. Wood won't have to tote his bat to his next matchup, which is in Seattle on Tuesday. Jul 31 - 1:41 AM

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Alex Wood was chased after giving up five runs (four earned) over five innings Friday against the Padres.

Wood gave up a career-high 12 hits in the loss. Just to put things in perspective, he had allowed 11 hits over his previous three starts combined. While it was an unexpected clunker, Wood remains a solid option in fantasy leagues for the second half. The young southpaw will face the Dodgers next week on the road.
Jul 25 - 11:12 PM

Alex Wood evened his record at 7-7 after limiting the Phillies to one run over six innings on Sunday.

The Braves traded games with the Phillies in their return from the All-Star break. Wood's solid outing gave them a series win. The lefty allowed only three hits, didn't issue a walk, and struck out eight. Wood, who has served out of the bullpen as well as the rotation, seems to perform better as a starter. Overall, he has a 3.24 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and a 90/23 K/BB ratio. Wood will face the light-hitting Padres at home on Friday next.
Jul 20 - 6:42 PM

Alex Wood struggled in a no-decision against the Cubs on Friday, surrendering four runs on five hits over his 5 1/3 innings of work.

The young southpaw did manage to rack up six strikeouts on the night while walking three. The Cubs pushed a pair of runs across against him in the third inning, then chased him by adding two more in the sixth. Even with the rough outing, he sports a solid 3.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 82/23 K/BB ratio through 85 2/3 innings on the season.
Jul 11 - 7:16 PM

Alex Wood allowed two runs on three hits over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Wood made one mistake on the afternoon, a pitch that lefty-killer Paul Goldschmidt hit over the fence for a two-run home run. Wood walked three and struck out two in the outing. It was his third start since being recalled for Gavin Floyd and his third straight quality start, as he's allowed five runs over his past 20 innings. The lefty has a 3.14 ERA and 1.18 WHIP leading into Friday's start at the Cubs.
Jul 6 - 4:28 PM

Alex Wood tossed seven shutout innings in his return to the rotation as the Braves beat the Astros 4-0 on Wednesday.

Making his first start with the big club since May 4, Wood showed why he was the easy choice to replace Gavin Floyd. The left-hander allowed just three hits and a walk while striking out four, needing only 79 pitches to get through seven innings. Wood now owns a 3.07 ERA and 1.22 WHIP through 67 1/3 innings this season, and he's another good fantasy play next week with games against the Mets and Diamondbacks.
Jun 25 - 10:50 PM

Braves recalled LHP Alex Wood from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wood will rejoin the Braves' rotation on Wednesday against the Astros. The left-hander has posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves this season and needs to be scooped back up in any leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 24 - 11:49 PM

Alex Wood will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Astros.

He's taking the rotation spot of the injured Gavin Floyd (elbow). Wood posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves earlier this season and a 1.04 mark in two starts for Triple-A Gwinnett. He needs to be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 20 - 4:55 PM

Alex Wood is likely to be recalled to take Gavin Floyd's (elbow) spot in the Braves' rotation.

The Braves had planned on Wood taking one more turn at Triple-A Gwinnett before being called up to start one of the games of the June 28 doubleheader at Philadelphia. However, those plans are out the window now that Floyd (elbow) is sidelined indefinitely. Wood posted a 3.00 ERA in seven starts with the Braves earlier this season and a 1.04 mark in two starts for Gwinnett. He needs to be scooped back up in leagues where he was dropped.
Jun 20 - 11:24 AM

Braves optioned LHP Alex Wood to Triple-A Gwinnett.

Wood is going to be stretched out as a starter at Gwinnett and should return to the majors in that role by the end of this month. The 23-year-old left-hander owns a 3.26 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 138 career big league innings. He's worth stashing in deep mixed formats.
Jun 10 - 5:09 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com hears that the Braves will send Alex Wood to the minors so that he can be stretched out as a starter.

Wood was moved to the bullpen early last month, but the Braves are eying his return to the rotation. He's expected to be back by a doubleheader on June 28 at the very least, but he could return soon sooner if the Braves make a trade.
Jun 10 - 1:29 PM

Alex Wood was credited with a win in relief if his first appearance out of the bullpen Friday against the Cubs.

Wood pitched a scoreless top of the 10th in a tie game and got the win after the Braves scored in the bottom of the inning. That's a nice change for a guy who was 2-5 despite a 3.00 ERA in seven starts. The Braves scored one or no runs in all of his losses.
May 10 - 12:15 AM

Alex Wood will start on May 17 against the Cardinals.

Wood is having his next start skipped, as he'll be available in relief prior to next weekend. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Friday that shuffling Wood back-and-forth between roles will be the plan for now. It's understandable that they want to limit his innings, but a more defined role would certainly be preferred.
May 9 - 4:50 PM

The Braves are moving Alex Wood to the bullpen for the time being.

They have six starters with Gavin Floyd back in the fold, and it's Wood who's losing his job. However, he could only be in the bullpen for 1-2 turns through the rotation, and the Braves were going to limit his innings a bit, anyway. The young lefty is easily a better bet going forward than Floyd or Aaron Harang. The cream will rise to the top.
May 9 - 4:30 PM

Alex Wood bounced back from a poor start his last time out but took the loss again Sunday, allowing two runs over five innings against the Giants.

Wood gave up seven hits and a walk, with Brandon Crawford's fourth-inning solo home run being the difference in the game. The left-hander struck out seven and generally reverted back to his previous form despite the loss. Wood will carry a 2-5 record and 3.00 ERA into Saturday's contest against the Cubs.
May 4 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Tommy La Stella
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
2Ryan Doumit
CF1B.J. Upton
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Aaron Harang
5Alex Wood
6Brandon Beachy
7Kris Medlen
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Shae Simmons
5Anthony Varvaro
6James Russell
7David Hale
8Juan Jaime
9Jonny Venters
10Cory Gearrin