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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Alex Wood posted a quality start in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, allowing three runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Wood walked two and failed to record a strikeout in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a three-run uprising before he was chased in the seventh. Wood has struggled in the early going, registering a 3.93 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through his first three starts. He'll hope for better results when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday. Apr 18 - 3:58 PM

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Alex Wood took a no-decision in Sunday's start against the Mets, giving up three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Wood made an early mistake, serving up a first-inning, two-run home run to Michael Cuddyer. In the fourth, opposing pitcher Bartolo Colon lucked into an RBI single. All told, the lefty gave up eight hits, walked three, and struck out seven. Wood has a 3.86 ERA over his first two starts and he'll look to improve in his next start next weekend in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
Apr 12 - 4:30 PM

Alex Wood wasn't at his best but was good enough to earn the win Tuesday, allowing two runs over five innings in a defeat of the Marlins.

Wood was given a near-insurmountable cushion after the Braves put seven runs on Marlins starter Mat Latos in the first inning, which proved to be important as the southpaw was without his best stuff. Wood allowed four hits and three walks in the outing, striking out four in his five innings. He'll look to repeat the outcome, if not the performance, Monday when the Marlins visit the Braves at Turner Field.
Apr 7 - 10:46 PM

Alex Wood permitted just one run over five frames in Thursday's Grapefruit League victory over the Orioles.

He struck out four without issuing any free passes and yielded four hits. Wood finishes his Grapefruit League schedule with a 3.66 ERA and 12 strikeouts across 17 2/3 innings. His win total in 2015 might be low, but Wood is a great guy to have on your fantasy team, anyway.
Apr 2 - 9:56 PM

Alex Wood yielded a pair of unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Wood allowed three hits, walked two and struck out one. The 24-year-old left-hander should be one of the NL's top 15 starters this year, though the Braves' inability to score runs will likely hurt his fantasy value some.
Mar 11 - 4:11 PM

Alex Wood (forearm) began throwing off a mound on Monday.

Wood missed his final start of last season due to a sore left forearm, but he said he felt normal again within two weeks. The 24-year-old had a 2.78 ERA and 170/45 K/BB ratio across 171 2/3 innings last season and could make another leap forward this year.
Jan 20 - 10:40 AM

Alex Wood will not start Sunday against the Phillies due to a mild forearm strain.

It's a precautionary measure by the already-eliminated Braves. Wood was 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 170/45 K/BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings this season. He should be a front-line fantasy starter again in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Alex Wood gave up three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Wood got a little unlucky on the Pirates' first run, as a Christian Bethancourt throwing error allowed a run to score. He was on the hook for the other two, a Travis Snider home run and a Starling Marte RBI double. Wood allowed seven hits and two walks on the night, falling to 11-11 overall. Wood will try to end the season with a positive record when he meets the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Alex Wood picked up his 11th win of the season, limiting the Nationals to one run over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood has been on a roll, having now allowed only four runs over his last four starts spanning 28 innings. Against the Nationals, the lefty allowed just five hits -- one of which was a solo home run to Stephen Souza -- while walking one and fanning eight. Wood will march into Tuesday's home start against the Pirates with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 164/43 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:02:00 PM

Alex Wood delivered a brilliant performance in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, whiffing nine over seven innings of one-run ball.

Wood scattered just four hits and walked two on the night. A run scoring on an RBI groundout by Ryan Rua in the sixth inning was the only offense against him on the night. The young southpaw has done a tremendous job for the Braves this season, registering a 2.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 156/42 K/BB ratio over 159 frames. He'll take on the Nationals next at home on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:55:00 PM

Alex Wood was dominant in Sunday's victory over the Marlins, racking up 12 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings.

Wood scattered just five hits on the afternoon and didn't issue a free pass. Now 10-10 on the season, he owns a terrific 2.92 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 142/38 K/BB ratio over 145 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against these same Marlins in Miami on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 09:34:00 PM

Alex Wood allowed three runs over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.

The Mets did all their damage in two frames, recording all five hits and three runs against Wood in the second and fourth innings. Otherwise, Wood was strong yet again, walking just one while striking out six. The quality start was his sixth straight, leaving his ERA at 3.09 for the year. Wood will try to get back in the win column Sunday against the Marlins.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 09:41:00 PM

Alex Wood took a no-decision, allowing two runs in seven innings in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.

Wood continues to perform well as a starter, as Wednesday's start gives him a 2.71 ERA in 11 starts since rejoining the Braves' rotation on June 25. Against the Pirates, he gave up four hits and a walk while striking out four. Wood will take a 3.05 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 124/37 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's road start against the Mets.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:11:00 PM

Alex Wood hurled six strong innings in Friday's victory over the Athletics, allowing just two runs on four hits in the process.

Wood also issued three free passes while striking out one. The only blemish against him on the evening was a two-run blast off the bat of Nate Freiman in the fourth inning. The young southpaw will carry a 3.07 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 120/36 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 10:25:00 PM

Alex Wood delivered an outstanding performance in Sunday night's victory over the Nationals, matching his career-high with 12 strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

Wood surrendered just one run on five hits and three walks on the evening, the only damage coming on a solo homer off the bat of Ian Desmond in the fourth inning. The young southpaw now boasts a 3.08 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 119/33 K/BB ratio over 117 frames on the season. He'll look to carry over this dominant effort when he does battle against the Athletics on Friday.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Alberto Callaspo
3Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Trevor Cahill
6Eric Stults
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Cody Martin
6Andrew McKirahan
7Brandon Cunniff
8Sugar Ray Marimon
9Arodys Vizcaino
10Shae Simmons