Blake Wood
Blake Wood
33-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 9/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Agreed to a one-year, $1.45 million deal with the Angels in December 2017.
Shifts to 60-day DL
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
June 12, 2018
Wood (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Wood's move to the 60-day disabled list opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for David Fletcher's contract selection. Wood is expected to miss the remainder of the 2018 season and a good chunk of the 2019 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in May.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-31%
BAA vs RHP
2016
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .279 307 77 36 73 15 1 11
Since 2016vs Right .255 402 98 42 91 18 1 7
2018vs Left .250 17 6 4 3 1 0 0
2018vs Right .192 30 4 3 5 1 0 1
2017vs Left .350 142 36 14 43 6 0 6
2017vs Right .240 190 48 19 41 8 1 2
2016vs Left .213 148 35 18 27 8 1 5
2016vs Right .281 182 46 20 45 9 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-6%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-38%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-30%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 4.41 1.35 83.2 7 5 0 9.7 3.8 1.1
Since 2016Away 4.67 1.63 78.0 3 4 1 9.7 4.9 0.9
2018Home 4.05 1.65 6.2 0 0 0 8.1 8.1 1.4
2018Away 0.00 0.80 5.0 1 0 0 7.2 1.8 0.0
2017Home 4.19 1.32 38.2 3 3 0 10.5 3.3 0.5
2017Away 6.81 1.85 35.2 0 1 0 9.8 4.8 1.5
2016Home 4.70 1.33 38.1 4 2 0 9.2 3.5 1.6
2016Away 3.29 1.54 38.1 2 3 1 9.9 5.4 0.5
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Stat Review
How does Blake Wood compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
1.43
 
K/9
7.7
 
BB/9
5.4
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
95.3 mph
 
ERA
2.31
 
WHIP
1.29
 
BABIP
.234
 
GB/FB
2.13
 
Strand %
85.7%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Blake Wood
Regan's Rumblings: Random First-Half Thoughts
June 30, 2016
David Regan hits us with some of his thoughts about the first half of the season in this week's edition of the Rumblings.
Regan's Rumblings: Unsettled Situations
April 28, 2016
Dave Regan turns his rumblings toward 10 different unsettled playing-time situations across the big leagues and how they might shake out.
Regan's Rumblings: Buy-Low Candidates
April 21, 2016
Dave Regan rumbles about a bunch of underachieving fantasy assets thus far this season and whether or not you should try to buy low on their services.
Team Previews: NL Central
Team Previews: NL Central
February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016
Jack Moore provides in-depth previews for all five teams in the highly competitive NL Central.
Friday Lineup Card: Late Season Surge By Leonys Martin
September 11, 2014
The Rangers may not be fighting for a playoff spot this season, but they do offer solid free agnet choices.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
In a season with few bright spots for the Reds' bullpen, Wood was a success story. Well, maybe a 3.99 ERA and 1.43 WHIP in 70 appearances isn't really success, but given the atrocious performances that Cincinnati got from its other relievers, the 31-year-old really had more success than most, especially for the first four months of the season. Through the end of July, the veteran right-hander possessed a 3.26 ERA and a 9.1 K/9 while giving up just one home run in 49.2 innings pitched. Things went south after that, however, as his ERA over the last two months of the season rose to 5.33 thanks to a walloping 2.7 HR/9 across that span (seven of which came at home). Wood's control was also pretty weak (4.5 BB/9), but given the lack of other viable options in the Reds' bullpen, he seems to be positioned for a position in the middle innings.
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 K/9) and wobbly command (5.4 BB/9) in 18 appearances. He'll need to harness his command issues to take a step forward, but Wood figures to get a crack at a bullpen spot this spring after the Tribe lost a number of their relievers from a year ago during the offseason.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Undergoes successful surgery Thursday
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
May 31, 2018
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Set to undergo Tommy John surgery
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
May 29, 2018
Wood (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday.
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Dealing with damaged UCL
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
May 22, 2018
Wood (elbow) underwent an MRI which revealed damage to his UCL.
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Ready to rejoin club
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
May 18, 2018
Wood (elbow) said Friday he is ready to rejoin the Angels, but he may make another rehab appearance, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Works second rehab outing
PLos Angeles Angels  
Elbow
May 17, 2018
Wood (elbow) allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning for High-A Inland Empire Thursday, striking out one and totaling 18 pitches, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.
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