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Blake Wood

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

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0-1

ERA

7.11

WHIP

1.74

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7

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wood was shelved until July recovering from Tommy John surgery after missing the entire 2012 season. He spent most of his time at Triple-A Columbus, where he was able to flash his power arsenal (12.4 ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/8/1985   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Indians in December 2013, avoiding arbitration.

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Blake 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
2007 21 R AZL 4 4 0 9.7 9 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.93
2007 21 A BUR 7 7 0 35.7 32 12 3 26 14 2 1 0 3.03 1.29
2007 21 A WIL 2 2 0 9.7 9 5 1 11 3 0 1 0 4.66 1.24
2008 22 A WIL 10 10 0 57.1 32 17 3 63 15 3 2 0 2.67 0.82
2008 22 AA NWA 18 18 0 86.7 96 51 7 76 32 5 7 0 5.30 1.48
2009 23 R AZL 3 2 0 4.0 4 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0.00 1.25
2009 23 AA NWA 17 13 0 78.7 92 51 8 49 28 2 8 0 5.83 1.53
2010 24 AAA OMA 12 0 0 16.2 12 4 0 12 7 2 1 5 0 0 2.16 1.17
2010 24 MAJ KC 51 0 0 49.7 54 28 6 31 22 1 3 0 4 15 5.07 1.53
2011 25 AAA OMA 3 0 0 5.0 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.40
2011 25 MAJ KC 55 0 0 69.7 66 29 5 62 32 5 3 1 2 5 3.75 1.41
2013 27 A MAH 18 0 0 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2013 27 A LAK 18 3 0 2.2 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.82
2013 27 AA AKR 18 3 0 6.0 8 3 0 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 2.17
2013 27 AAA COL 18 0 0 16.2 11 4 0 23 10 2 0 0 0 0 2.16 1.30
2013 27 MAJ CLE 2 0 0 1.3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2014 28 A WIL 5 0 0 9.2 4 1 1 10 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.93 0.65
2014 28 AA NOR 6 0 0 6.2 11 6 1 13 2 0 1 0 0 0 8.10 2.10
2014 28 AAA OMA 11 0 0 14.1 13 8 1 17 13 0 0 0 0 0 5.02 1.84
2014 28 AAA COL 9 0 0 8.0 7 1 0 7 11 0 0 0 0 0 1.13 2.25
2014 28 MAJ CLE 7 0 0 6.3 4 5 0 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 7.11 1.74
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3-Year Averages     28 0 0 35.5 33 14 2 31 17 2 1 0 1 2 3.55 1.41
Career  (View All)     115 0 0 127.0 125 62 11 101 64 6 7 1 4.39 1.49

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Blake Wood Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Blake Wood Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201416442100.167
20134020000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201414332100.200
20134111000.333

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20142.701052010.131.13
20131.30001300.003.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20143.70002504.912.18
Blake 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
2007 21 R AZL 4 4 9.7 13.97 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.10 .423
2007 21 A BUR 7 7 35.7 6.56 3.53 1.86 0.76 79.1% 3.03 4.27 .280
2007 21 A WIL 2 2 9.7 10.24 2.79 3.67 0.93 63.6% 4.66 4.13 .330
2008 22 A WIL 10 10 57.1 9.93 2.36 4.20 0.47 68.2% 2.67 2.46 .228
2008 22 AA NWA 18 18 86.7 7.89 3.32 2.38 0.73 63.6% 5.30 3.85 .346
2009 23 R AZL 3 2 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .355
2009 23 AA NWA 17 13 78.7 5.61 3.20 1.75 0.92 61.6% 5.83 4.50 .327
2010 24 AAA OMA 12 0 16.2 6.67 3.89 1.71 0.00 78.9% 2.16 3.01 .263
2010 24 MAJ KC 51 0 49.7 5.62 3.99 1.41 1.09 1.58 68.6% 95.4 MPH 5.07 4.91 .306
2011 25 AAA OMA 3 0 5.0 10.80 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.80 .198
2011 25 MAJ KC 55 0 69.7 8.01 4.13 1.94 0.65 2.02 74.2% 95.6 MPH 3.75 3.86 .312
2013 27 A MAH 18 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .415
2013 27 A LAK 18 3 2.2 12.27 12.27 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.56 .238
2013 27 AA AKR 18 3 6.0 9.00 7.50 1.20 0.00 76.9% 4.50 3.70 .423
2013 27 AAA COL 18 0 16.2 12.78 5.56 2.30 0.00 81% 2.16 2.40 .327
2013 27 MAJ CLE 2 0 1.3 6.75 20.25 0.33 0.00 2.00 100% 97.2 MPH 0.00 8.45 .266
2014 28 A WIL 5 0 9.2 9.78 1.96 5.00 0.98 100% 0.93 3.09 .158
2014 28 AA NOR 6 0 6.2 18.87 2.90 6.50 1.45 58.3% 8.10 2.07 .690
2014 28 AAA OMA 11 0 14.1 10.85 8.30 1.31 0.64 72% 5.02 4.48 .345
2014 28 AAA COL 9 0 8.0 7.88 12.38 0.64 0.00 94.4% 1.13 5.57 .310
2014 28 MAJ CLE 7 0 6.3 9.95 9.95 1.00 0.00 1.40 54.5% 95.7 MPH 7.11 4.78 .269
Rest Of Season     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
3-Year Averages     28 0 35.5 7.86 4.31 1.82 0.51 75% 3.55 3.62 .310
Career     115 0 127.0 7.16 4.54 1.58 0.78 71.3% 4.39 4.30 .307

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2014 Stat Review for Blake Wood    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.95 K/9
GOOD
9.95 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.7 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.40 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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7.11 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.74 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.78 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.269 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
54.5% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Wood has been designated for assignment by the Indians, Zack Meisel of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.

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Wood was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

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Wood was informed that he will make the Indians' Opening Day bullpen, Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reports.

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The Indians recalled Wood from Triple-A Columbus on Sunday.

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Wood (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

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Wood (elbow) will pitch an inning of relief in a rehab appearance with short-season Mahoning Valley on Monday.

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Wood (elbow) will pitch an inning during a rehab outing Tuesday at Double-A Akron.

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Wood (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Lake County on Friday.

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Wood (elbow) will pitch out of the bullpen at Low-A Lake County during a rehab game Wednesday.

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Wood (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron on Saturday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After going 5-3 with a 3.75 ERA and an 8.0 K/9 over 69.2 innings in 2011, Wood missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in early May. The now 27-year-old right-hander had shown solid growth throughout the minors, inducing more groundball outs and improving his strikeout totals, but he still had some issues with walks and overall command. The Indians took a flyer when the Royals deemed him expendable, but he will not be ready for full-time duty until midseason for his new club.

2012

Wood relied less on his fastball in 2011 and more on his slider and the results were noticeably better. He had 62 strikeouts and 32 walks with a 3.75 ERA over 69.2 innings. His 8.01 K/9IP strikeout rate was his highest since his days down at High-A Wilmington in 2008. Likely destined to pitch in middle relief for the Royals, Wood will hold little fantasy value in 2012.

2011

The Royals are high on the 25-year-old even if his 2010 rookie campaign didn't set the world on fire. He was superb at Triple-A last year, but his minor league record isn't nearly as impressive as a whole. He'll likely be used primarily in the sixth and seventh inning this season, with a chance at earning a few saves a long shot.

2010

Wood is a tall, thin right-handed starting pitcher with outstanding velocity. Batters hit .309 against him in Double-A and in the Arizona Fall League, batters hit .345 against his offerings in three starts. His heavy fastball touches 98 mph and sits at 93-94. His curve is a good secondary pitch at 86 and he is working on an improving change-up. Wood projects as a backend starter, but he must learn to repeat his delivery and trust his stuff. Long term, he could be asking for injury trouble with stiff arm action, and right now he isn't missing too many bats. That will have to change for him to have a chance to help the Royals this season as a fifth or emergency starter. The Royals thought enough of Wood's potential to include him on their 40-man roster over the winter.