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Travis Wood

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

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0-2

ERA

3.00

WHIP

1.39

K

19

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wood's second year in Chicago made him out to be a rather interesting fantasy find. While the 144 strikeouts, 3.11 ERA and 1.15 WHIP were easily career bests and he cut his home run rate nearly in two...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 175   DOB: 2/6/1987   BORN: Little Rock, AR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Travis Wood Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Cubs in January of 2014.

April 17, 2014  –  Travis Wood News

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Wood fell to 0-2 Wednesday against the Yankees, allowing two earned runs on 11 hits in 5.2 innings. He struck out two and didn't walk a batter.

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Travis Wood Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 19 A A 27 27 0 140.0 108 57 14 133 56 10 5 0 3.66 1.17
2007 20 A Sar 12 12 0 46.3 49 25 6 54 27 3 2 0 4.86 1.64
2008 21 A Sar 9 9 0 46.2 39 14 2 41 21 3 4 0 2.70 1.30
2008 21 AA CHA 17 17 0 80.0 91 63 9 58 48 4 9 0 7.09 1.74
2009 22 AA CAR 19 19 1 119.0 78 16 2 103 37 9 3 0 1.21 0.97
2009 22 AAA LOU 8 8 0 48.7 43 17 4 32 16 4 2 0 3.14 1.21
2010 23 AAA Lou 16 16 0 100.0 86 33 9 99 24 5 6 0 0 0 2.97 1.10
2010 23 MAJ CIN 17 17 0 102.7 85 40 9 86 26 5 4 0 0 0 3.51 1.08
2011 24 AAA Lou 10 10 0 52.1 64 31 6 47 17 2 3 0 0 0 5.33 1.55
2011 24 MAJ CIN 22 18 0 106.0 118 57 10 76 40 6 6 0 0 0 4.84 1.49
2012 25 AAA Iow 7 7 0 41.1 48 21 5 39 11 3 3 0 0 0 4.57 1.44
2012 25 MAJ CHC 26 26 0 156.0 133 74 25 119 54 6 13 0 0 0 4.27 1.20
2013 26 MAJ CHC 32 32 0 200.0 163 69 18 144 66 9 12 0 0 0 3.11 1.15
2014 27 MAJ CHC 3 3 0 18.0 21 6 1 19 4 0 2 0 0 0 3.00 1.39
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Travis Wood
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 25 0 154.0 138 66 17 113 53 7 10 0 0 0 3.86 1.24
Career  (View All) MAJ   100 96 0 582.7 520 246 63 444 190 26 37 0 3.80 1.22

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Travis Wood Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 16 @NYY 5.7 11 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.00 1.39
Apr. 10 Pit 6.0 4 1 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.92 1.14
Apr. 4 Phi 6.3 6 4 3 1 1 8 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.26 1.11
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 21 7 6 1 4 19 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 3.00 1.39
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 21 7 6 1 4 19 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 3.00 1.39
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
18.0 21 7 6 1 4 19 1 0 0 0-2 0 0 0 3.00 1.39

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Travis Wood Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013198451836613.207
201213031723514.195
20118914724610.316

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013623994812731115.226
2012519884711034221.241
201137462339422310.287

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013116.74807641113.391.18
201283.72606926144.521.20
201150.7340411685.861.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201383.3540682572.701.09
201272.34705028113.981.20
201155.3320352423.901.48
Travis Wood Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 19 A A 27 27 140.0 8.55 3.60 2.38 0.90 71.3% 3.66 4.01 .264
2007 20 A Sar 12 12 46.3 10.49 5.24 2.00 1.17 72.9% 4.86 4.37 .359
2008 21 A Sar 9 9 46.2 7.99 4.09 1.95 0.39 79.3% 2.70 3.35 .293
2008 21 AA CHA 17 17 80.0 6.53 5.40 1.21 1.01 58.5% 7.09 5.43 .329
2009 22 AA CAR 19 19 119.0 7.79 2.80 2.78 0.15 87.6% 1.21 2.75 .246
2009 22 AAA LOU 8 8 48.7 5.92 2.96 2.00 0.74 76.4% 3.14 4.00 .270
2010 23 AAA Lou 16 16 100.0 8.91 2.16 4.13 0.81 76.2% 2.97 3.23 .296
2010 23 MAJ CIN 17 17 102.7 7.54 2.28 3.31 0.79 0.66 69.6% 89.9 MPH 3.51 3.54 .272
2011 24 AAA Lou 10 10 52.1 8.12 2.94 2.76 1.04 66.7% 5.33 3.99 .367
2011 24 MAJ CIN 22 18 106.0 6.45 3.40 1.90 0.85 0.81 68.2% 89.9 MPH 4.84 4.24 .326
2012 25 AAA Iow 7 7 41.1 8.54 2.41 3.55 1.09 70.4% 4.57 3.76 .359
2012 25 MAJ CHC 26 26 156.0 6.87 3.12 2.20 1.44 0.78 69.8% 89.4 MPH 4.27 4.95 .252
2013 26 MAJ CHC 32 32 200.0 6.48 2.97 2.18 0.81 0.77 75.8% 88.9 MPH 3.11 4.04 .257
2014 27 MAJ CHC 3 3 18.0 9.50 2.00 4.75 0.50 1.47 79.2% 88.5 MPH 3.00 2.64 .386
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Travis Wood
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 25 154.0 6.60 3.10 2.13 0.99 71.8% 3.86 4.20 .274
Career MAJ   100 96 582.7 6.86 2.93 2.34 0.97 71.7% 3.80 4.09 .276

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2014 Stat Review for Travis Wood    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.75 K/BB
ELITE
9.50 K/9
ELITE
2.00 BB/9
GREAT
88.5 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.5 HR/9
ELITE
1.47 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.00 ERA
GREAT
1.39 WHIP
POOR
2.64 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.386 BABIP
HIGH
79.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Travis Wood (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Xavier Nady SD 10 6 0 3 2 3 0 .600 .900 1.567
Will Venable SD 7 2 2 2 0 1 0 .286 1.143 1.429
Jeff Baker MIA 11 5 1 2 1 2 0 .455 .818 1.318
Hanley Ramirez LA 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Yadier Molina STL 27 11 3 11 0 6 0 .407 .852 1.245
Chase Headley SD 15 6 2 4 0 3 0 .400 .800 1.200
Albert Pujols ANA 12 4 2 3 0 1 0 .333 .833 1.167
Daniel Descalso STL 7 3 0 1 0 1 0 .429 .714 1.143
Ben Revere PHI 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 .571 .571 1.143
Ryan Braun MIL 19 7 1 5 1 3 0 .368 .737 1.137

Best Matchups for Travis Wood (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ruben Tejada NY-N 11 1 0 0 1 3 1 .091 .091 .258
Casey McGehee MIA 12 1 0 0 0 2 0 .083 .167 .250
Ryan Howard PHI 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
James Loney TB 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .222
Pedro Alvarez PIT 18 1 0 0 0 7 0 .056 .111 .167
Matt Dominguez HOU 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .111
Carlos Gonzalez COL 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Hairston WAS 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kelly Johnson NY-A 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Martin Maldonado MIL 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Travis Wood: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wood threw six excellent innings Thursday against the visiting Pirates, striking out nine while allowing just a single run on four hits and three walks.

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Wood will open the season as the Cubs' No. 4 starter and will take the ball for the home opener on April 4 against the Phillies, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Wood gave up nine hits and five runs in just 2.2 innings against the Rockies on Tuesday.

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Wood agreed to a one-year, $3.9 million deal with the Cubs on Friday, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.

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Wood gave up three runs on four hits and two walks with one strikeout over just one inning against the Cardinals on Friday.

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Wood will only pitch one inning in Friday's start against the Cardinals, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Wood allowed one run on five hits and four walks, with seven strikeouts over seven innings Saturday, but did not factor into the decision in the Cubs' 3-1 win over the Braves.

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Wood gathered yet another quality start Sunday in Pittsburgh, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks, while posting four strikeouts across six innings, but picked up a no-decision.

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Wood won Monday against the Reds as he allowed six hits and recorded seven strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.

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Wood took the loss Monday, allowing four runs over seven innings of work.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After starting the year in the minors, Wood got the call in May and turned in a serviceable season with 119 strikeouts and 54 walks in 156 innings, a 4.27 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Wood's flyball tendencies resulted in 25 long balls, and that could be a problem if his .252 BABIP normalizes. Nonetheless, Wood should be considered the frontrunner to open the season as the team's fifth starter following the addition of Scott Baker and Scott Feldman via free agency.

2012

When Wood struggled in 2011, frequently it would be when he couldn't throw his offspeed pitches for strikes or get opposing hitters to chase outside of the strike zone. If there was an umpire that wouldn't give him the marginal calls, he'd frequently fall behind, then have to challenge hitters in the strike zone with his 89-90 mph fastball. That, and his propensity to give up flyballs in a ballpark that doesn't reward flyball pitchers made for a pretty bad combination. If Wood can get back to throwing his breaking pitches for strikes, he has a future as a starter. That opportunity should be easier to come by following the Reds' decision to trade him to the Cubs as part of the Sean Marshall deal in December.

2011

Wood lost out on the fifth starter's job to Mike Leake in spring training, but didn't let that deter him from building off of a strong 2009 season. Once he made it to the Reds, he was extremely reliable for two months before slowing down in September. However, a strong relief outing against the Phillies in Game 1 of the NLDS loss in the Roy Halladay no-hitter game reminded Reds fans of his potential. That said, his spot in the starting rotation to begin 2011 isn't secure. Either he, Homer Bailey or Mike Leake will be on the outside looking in. The guess here is that Wood wins the spot ahead of Leake.

2010

At the time of his promotion from Double-A Carolina to Triple-A Louisville in July, Wood led all qualifying minor league pitchers with a 1.21 ERA in 119 innings. He was a second-round pick in 2005, but a shoulder injury in 2007 scuttled his progress as a prospect, and it looked as if he had hit a wall last year at Double-A. But now that he's fully healthy again, he's established himself as a legitimate prospect, albeit one that needs some time to acclimate to each step up the ladder. He'll begin 2010 at Louisville, but don't be surprised if he gets a midseason callup.

2007

Wood did well to hold his own as a 19-year-old for low-A Dayton this year, after getting drafted in the second round in 2005. All the usual caveats about young pitching prospects apply with Wood, but at the very least the Reds have another pitcher worth tracking in their system.

2006

Taken in the second round of the 2005 draft, Wood dominated rookie ball right out of the box, striking out 45 batters in 24 innings in the Gulf Coast League. It's a long trek from rookie ball to the major leagues, particularly for a 19-year old, so keep your expectations in check, but also follow his progress closely as he advances up the farm system.