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40 Alex Wood SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 1/12/1991 | Birthplace: Charlotte, NC | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Atlanta | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 96/86 | Average Draft Position: 64.66
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Braves pitcher Alex Wood surrenders three runs in outing


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood went six innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts.

"I thought it was good for the most part. I think I'm getting closer," Wood said to MLB.com. "I think they hit a lot of weak ground balls. Hit a couple hard, but overall I thought it was good. ... Get that next [start] done, and I'll be right where I need to be."

Manager Fredi Gonzalez liked that Wood was able to see some real game scenarios in his appearance.

"You know what was good about it today? He got himself in a couple jams," Gonzalez said. "It was nice to see that he had to get out of those jams, working through those things.

"Because sometimes you go 1-2-3, 1-2-3 every single time, it's a little different. You don't get the adrenaline, the juices flowing. Today he faced a really, really good right-handed dominant lineup and he did great."


Braves' Alex Wood 'happy' with pitches Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood allowed two unearned runs on three hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings while striking out one Wednesday but said after the outing he was "happy with his stuff," MLB.com reports.

"I think once my pitch count got up, I might have got a little tired there at the end," Wood said. "That probably played a little role. It had to be 20 degrees hotter than my last start. But the body felt good and the legs felt good as well. So, I was happy with my stuff today."

Wood also surrendered two runs in his two-inning spring debut but both were charged to the pitcher.


Braves pitcher Alex Wood excited for return in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2015) Braves pitcher Alex Wood is feeling strong heading into spring training this season. Wood, who was scratched with forearm tightness from his final start in 2014, has begun throwing off the mound in preparation for the season.

"I feel great," said Wood after his throwing session. "I think that's what I'm most excited about. The body's finally come back around to where I feel good. I'm ready to head off and get started. I'm definitely ready to get going."

Wood, who went 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA in 2014 with 170 strikeouts in 171 2/3 innings pitched, knows many think his forearm may have been injured than was originally let on.

"I was never worried about it at all," Wood said. "It's funny seeing all that stuff, when people asked me and talk about it, it was like, 'No. I was 180 innings deep and I just tweaked my forearm a little bit.'"


Braves SP Alex Wood starts throwing off mound Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2015) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood said he felt fine two weeks after missing his final start of the 2014 season due to a sore left forearm, according to MLB.com. Wood said he began throwing off a mound Monday.

The 24-year-old Wood went 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA in 35 outings (24 starts) in 2014. He struck out 170 batters in 171 2/3 innings.


Alex Wood scratched from Sunday start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood has been scratched from Sunday's scheduled start due to a mild forearm strain, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

The team is taking precautions with Wood's injury with a shot at the postseason off the table. Wood finishes the year with a 2.78 ERA and 170:45 K:BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings.


Alex Wood strikes out six in loss vs. Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood took the loss Tuesday, giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Pirates.

Wood (11-11) took hold of a 2-0 lead after two innings, but the Pirates managed an unearned run in the fourth inning before tying the game on a fifth-inning home run. Wood watched Pittsburgh take a lead on an RBI double in the sixth but still ended up with his 11th straight quality start. He owns a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 170:45 K:BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings. Wood's slated to start the season finale Sunday against the Phillies.


Alex Wood strikes out eight in win vs. Nationals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood earned a win Wednesday, allowing just one earned run on five hits and one walk in six innings and striking out eight in his team's 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

Wood (11-10) turned in his 10th straight quality start Wednesday, with the only damage coming on a solo home run in the fifth inning. He's racked up eight strikeouts or more in three of his last four outings. Wood owns a 2.78 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 164:43 K:BB ratio in 165 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Tuesday.


Alex Wood turns in strong start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood turned in a strong start Friday against the Rangers.

Wood allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out nine and walked two during the outing. Wood was solid to open the contest, tossing five scoreless frames at the start of the game. He allowed his only run in the sixth inning. After a double and single put runners on first and third, Wood gave up a run-scoring groundout. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any additional runs. 

Wood left the contest with the score tied 1-1, giving him a no-decision. He’ll take on the Nationals in his next start. 


Alex Wood gives Braves seven strong innings despite no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood had another impressive showing, but was unable to factor into the decision Saturday night in Miami. He allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings of a 4-3 win.

Over his last three starts covering 22 innings, Wood has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 152 innings. His next start will come Friday at Texas.

Alex Wood matches career high 12 Ks in win over Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood bounced back with a dominant effort, matching a career-high 12 strikeout for the win Sunday afternoon at home against Miami, improving to 10-10 on the year. He allowed five hits and no walks over eight shutout innings of a 1-0 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Wood has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 2.92 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 145 innings of work. His next start will come Saturday against the Marlins in Miami.

Alex Wood surrenders three runs in loss vs. Mets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood took a loss Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on five hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out six in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Mets.

Wood (9-10) surrendered an RBI single in the second before serving up a two-run home run in the fourth. Despite the loss, he's turned in six straight quality starts. Wood owns a 3.09 ERA and 130:38 K:BB ratio in 137 innings. He's scheduled to face the Marlins Sunday.


Alex Wood surrenders two runs in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood wasn't a factor in the decision Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk in seven-plus innings and striking out four in his team's 3-2 loss to the Pirates.

Wood delivered seven scoreless innings before giving up a walk and a ground rule double to open the eighth and end his night. Both runners would come around to score to deny Wood a win. He owns a 3.05 ERA and 124:37 K:BB ratio in 130 innings after surrendering two earned runs or less in each of his last five starts. Wood is slated to face the Mets Tuesday.


Alex Wood wins one against the Athletics


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood picked up a win Friday against the Athletics.

Wood allowed two runs on four hits over six innings of work. He struck out one and walked three during the outing. Wood started out strong, tossing three scoreless innings to open the game. In the fourth, he ran into some trouble. After giving up a double to the leadoff hitter, Wood gave up a two-run shot to Nate Freiman. He recovered to pitch two more scoreless innings. 

With the win, Wood improved to 9-9. He'll take on the Pirates in his next start. 


Alex Wood fans career-high 12 in win over Nationals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Braves starter Alex Wood twirled a gem Sunday night against the Nationals, striking out a career-high 12 for win No. 8. The right-hander permitted one run on five hits and three walks over 7 1/3 innings of a 3-1 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 20 1/3 innings, Wood has allowed three earned runs. He owns a 3.08 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 117 innings of work. His next start will come Friday at home against Oakland.


Alex Wood walks four in loss vs. Mariners Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood took a loss Tuesday, giving up four runs (one earned) on five hits and four walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Mariners.

Wood (7-9) surrendered all four of his runs in a fourth inning that featured two errors. His four walks Tuesday represented a season high. Wood owns a 3.20 ERA and 107:30 K:BB ratio in 109 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Sunday.


Alex Wood strikes out eight vs. Dodgers Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood didn't factor into Wednesday's decision after giving up one earned run on six hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out eight in his team's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Wood surrendered a solo home run in the second to tie the game 1-1, and it turned into a pitchers' duel after that. It was an excellent rebound effort after giving up 12 hits and five runs in his last outing. Wood owns a 3.30 ERA and 102:26 K:BB ratio in 103 2.3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Mariners Tuesday.


Alex Wood can't solve the Padres, drops under .500


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood took a step backward Friday night against the Padres, dropping to 7-8 on the season. The right-hander permitted five runs -- four earned -- on 12 hits and one walk while striking out four over five innings of a 5-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 16 1/3 innings, Wood has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 3.44 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 96 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Alex Wood bounces back with eight Ks vs. Phillies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood got back on track with a quality start Sunday against the Phillies, improving to 7-7 on the year. The right-hander yielded one run on three hits and no walks while striking out eight over six innings of an 8-2 win.

Over his last four starts covering 24 1/3 innings, Wood has allowed 10 earned runs. He owns a 3.24 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 91 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Friday at home against San Diego.

Alex Wood picks up no decision after tough start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood had a rough start against the Cubs Friday.

Wood gave up four runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out six during the outing. Wood cruised through his first two innings of work, putting the Cubs down in order. The third inning brought some complications. After putting the first two men on, Wood gave up a sacrifice fly and an RBI single, giving the Cubs a 2-0 lead. 

The Braves would come back to tie the game while Wood tossed up two more scoreless innings. Things then unraveled in the sixth. Wood again put the first two batters on base before hitting Welington Castillo with a pitch. With the bases loaded, Chris Coghlan singled in a run, chasing Wood from the game. Shae Simmons came on in relief, and allowed one run, which was charged to Wood.

Wood was set to lose the game, but the Braves mounted a comeback in the ninth inning. His next start will come after the All-Star break. 


One mistake enough to send Alex Wood to loss Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Braves starting pitcher Alex Wood was effective over seven innings Sunday against the Diamondbacks. However, one big mistake was enough to send him to defeat in a 3-1 loss.

Wood (6-7) was locked in a scoreless battle with Wade Miley until Paul Goldschmidt hit the left-field foul pole with two outs in the third inning, putting Arizona ahead 2-0 with his 16th home run of the season.

Wood would not allow another run the rest of the way, but the damage was already done. He was charged with two runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out two. It was his first loss as a starter since May 4.

The lefty is expected to make his next scheduled start Friday against the Cubs.


Alex Wood strikes out seven Mets Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood wasn't a factor in the decision Monday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in six innings while striking out seven in his team's 5-3 win over the Mets.

Wood surrendered a leadoff home run in the top of the first inning and gave up one run in each of the second and third innings, but he was able to gut it out to pick up a quality start. He owns a 3.19 ERA and 74:17 K:BB ratio in 73 1/3 innings. Wood is slated to take on the Diamondbacks Sunday.


Alex Wood breezes through seven innings in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Braves pitcher Alex Wood dominated the Astros in his return to the majors Wednesday, in a 4-0 win.

The Braves wanted to keep Wood on a pretty limited pitch count, but he still made it through seven innings on just 79 pitches. He worked through the Astros with little trouble, allowing three hits and one walk in seven innings of work. Wood also struck out four batters in the win, which evened his record at 6-6 for the season.

Wood has been searching for a consistent role all season, having made eight starts in the majors to go with 11 relief appearances, as well as some time in the minors. He should be in the rotation for good moving forward, and carries a 3.07 ERA in 67 1/3 innings into his next outing, set for Monday against the Mets.  


Braves recall Alex Wood from Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Braves recalled pitcher Alex Wood from Triple-A Gwinnett after Tuesday's game.

Wood is scheduled to start Wednesday, and he should be in the rotation for the forseeable future after the injury to Gavin Floyd. Wood is 5-6 with a 3.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 63:15 K:BB ratio in 18 appearances (seven starts).


Alex Wood set to start Wednesday against Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) The Braves are wasting no time getting promising left-hander Alex Wood back in the starting rotation upon the placing of Gavin Floyd on the disabled list. Wood has had his minor league stint cut short and will start Wednesday in Houston.

Wood had been thriving as a starter, but the Braves moved him to the bullpen to limit his innings. He had a 1.54 ERA in his first five starts before faltering a bit in his last two outings.


Alex Wood needs to be owned


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/20/2014) In case you haven't made the connection yourself, Gavin Floyd's elbow fracture is most likely Alex Wood's ticket back to the big-league rotation, so if he's somehow still available in your league, pick him up.

This was the Braves' plan all along -- well, not the injury, but temporarily moving Wood to the bullpen to keep his innings down only to move him back to the starting rotation later in the season. It's why they sent him to Triple-A Gwinnett to get stretched out.

Of course, he's made only two starts there, so he'll probably get one more. The Braves can wait until their doubleheader June 28 to add him and probably will.

But make no mistake: He's coming, and if he's anything like he was in his first five starts, pitching seven innings or more four times with a 1.54 ERA and a strikeout per inning, he'll be a major asset for Fantasy owners down the stretch, particularly in leagues where his relief pitcher eligibility makes a difference.