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57 Alex Wood RP

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
ROST%START%
37%10%
Key Stats
IPWLSVERAKSBB
11.10106.35135
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019CIN135.8077000035.2412523111930
2020LAD019.001000003.03331034

Player Updates

September 19, 2020 12:48 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Surrenders three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood gave up three runs on five hits and struck out a pair over two innings in a no-decision versus the Rockies on Friday.

Wood wasn't expected to pitch deep into what was a bullpen game for the Dodgers. He did fine in the first inning, but got tagged for a three-run homer by Josh Fuentes in the second. The 29-year-old Wood now has a 6.10 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and 13 strikeouts across 10.1 innings this season. He'll likely remain in a relief role going forward.

September 18, 2020 01:44 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Starting likely bullpen game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood will start what appears to be a bullpen game Friday against the Rockies, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

Wood is a starter by trade, though he's filled that role in just one of his six appearances so far this season. He's pitched out of the bullpen in all five of his outings since returning from a shoulder injury at the start of September and hasn't recorded more than four outs in any of them, so it would be a surprise to see him throw more than two innings in this one.

September 2, 2020 01:20 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Scoreless inning in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) struck out two and hit a batter in a scoreless inning in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

Wood pitched in the eighth inning, and aside from hitting Tim Locastro with a pitch, it was a clean return to action for the 29-year-old southpaw. Wood will function in a relief role going forward, with the ability to make spot starts if necessary. He's not likely to make much of a fantasy impact working out of the bullpen.

September 1, 2020 06:32 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Activated, shifting to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday and will be available out of the bullpen, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

The 29-year-old made one start and allowed three runs over three innings before landing on the injured list July 28 with left shoulder inflammation, but he'll return Tuesday after spending a month on the shelf. Tony Gonsolin should remain a member of the rotation going forward, but if any injuries surface, Wood could receive another starting chance this season with Ross Stripling shipped to the Blue Jays on Monday.

August 26, 2020 03:48 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Out through weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) won't be activated for the upcoming weekend series at Texas, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Manager Dave Roberts said previously the team was targeting this weekend for the left-hander's return, but he apparently won't be ready to be activated. According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Roberts said Wood's simulated game Monday was "positive, but not overwhelmingly positive," so it appears there was something the team didn't like. Regardless, the 29-year-old will be spending at least another week on the injured list.

August 20, 2020 08:08 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Sim game set for Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) will throw another simulated game Monday, Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA reports.

Wood tossed a three-inning sim game Tuesday, and, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, it is expected that he will be stretched to four frames during his next appearance on the mound. If all goes well Monday, the left-hander could return to the Dodgers' rotation soon thereafter.

August 19, 2020 12:08 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Slated for more sim games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) is expected to throw a three-inning simulated game Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Wood has been steadily advancing in his throwing program while he recovers from shoulder inflammation that has kept him sidelined since the end of July. If his sim game goes well Tuesday, he could throw a bullpen session at the end of the week followed by a four-inning sim game after that.

August 13, 2020 06:32 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Faces live hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) threw two innings of live batting practice Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Wood fired 30 pitches in Thursday's simulated outing and is tentatively scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday. If everything goes well over the weekend, Wood could ramp up to three simulated innings early next week. According to Eric Stephen of SBNation.com, the southpaw will apparently need to make another simulated start of around four innings thereafter, suggesting his return is likely a couple of weeks away.

August 10, 2020 06:24 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) threw a two-inning bullpen session Monday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Wood made just a single appearance this season before landing on the injured list with shoulder inflammation. He's still quite a while from being built up to a starter's workload, though it's possible the Dodgers could have him build up in a relief or piggyback role before he's ready to pitch deep into games. It remains unclear when he's expected to be activated, however.

August 3, 2020 11:40 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Arm feeling better
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (shoulder) is feeling better and will resume baseball activities Tuesday or Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

Wood has been shut down since Tuesday to allow his shoulder inflammation to subside. While a timetable for his return to game action hasn't yet been established, a better picture should come into focus once he sees how his shoulder responds to throwing. Dustin May will continue to serve as a starter in Wood's absence.

August 1, 2020 11:16 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Yet to resume baseball activities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood is resting his left arm and allowing his shoulder inflammation to subside, thus he has not yet returned to baseball activities, Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA reports.

Wood was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday, and the Dodgers have opted to allow the southpaw time to heal before pushing him to ramp up again. Per Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA, Wood will not pick up a baseball for a week, so a minimum stay on the IL appears to be a long shot. With Wood out of the rotation for the time being, Dustin May figures to continue filling in as a starter.

July 28, 2020 01:24 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Out with shoulder inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood was placed on the 10-day injured list with shoulder inflammation Tuesday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wood generated some offseason hype after reports that a trip to Driveline Baseball had increased his velocity. That hype should have come with the caveat that there was no reason to believe his persistent injury problems would suddenly go away. He made just one poor start this season before landing on the injured list. It's not yet clear when he's expected to return. Josh Sborz will take his place on the active roster, while Dustin May will probably now remain in the rotation even after Clayton Kershaw (back) returns from the injured list.

July 25, 2020 10:16 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Struggles in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood (0-1) took the loss Saturday versus the Giants, allowing three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out four in three innings.

Wood needed 69 pitches to get through those three innings, making it a short debut in 2020 for the southpaw. The 29-year-old Wood had a 1-3 record and 5.80 ERA in seven starts with the Reds last season before signing a one-year contract to begin his second stint with the Dodgers. Wood is expected to take the mound Friday in Arizona for his second start.

July 22, 2020 09:56 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: First start coming vs. Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Dave Roberts confirmed that Wood would start the Dodgers' third game of the season Saturday against the Giants in Los Angeles, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Following Tuesday's exhibition win over the Angels, Roberts named Clayton Kershaw, Ross Stripling, Wood and Julio Urias as the team's starters for this week's season-opening four-game slate, while Walker Buehler will round out the rotation by taking the hill for the road opener July 28 in Houston. Wood pitched ineffectively last season in Cincinnati while being limited to only seven big-league starts due to recurring back issues, but after signing with the Dodgers on a low-cost deal in January, the southpaw has stayed healthy and has done nothing but impress. After a visit to Driveline Baseball in the offseason, Wood flashed improved velocity in the spring and concluded his summer camp in dominant fashion last week, striking out eight and ceding two runs over six innings in his final intrasquad start.

July 17, 2020 01:56 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Solid in intrasquad action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood unofficially threw 89 pitches across six innings in an intrasquad game Wednesday, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out eight, per Alanna Rizzo of Spectrum SportsNet LA.

Wood is lined up to be the the Dodgers' fourth starter this season, and judging by Wednesday's outing, he's stretched out enough to take on a normal workload from the outset of the campaign. The southpaw is looking to bounce back after an injury-filled 2019 campaign during which he was limited to only seven appearances.

April 5, 2020 12:12 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Changes approach to offseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood emphasized strength training and conditioning less this offseason, focusing instead on his mechanics, Rowan Kavner of Dodger Insider reports.

Injuries limited Wood to only seven games last season, thus reducing his need for substantial rest following the end of the campaign. He started throwing in October and spent time at Driveline Baseball in Washington, where he made four visits of three-to-five days each. The change in approach paid dividends for Wood this spring as he struck out seven batters in 5.2 innings and reportedly displayed increased velocity on his fastball. The southpaw is expected to start the regular season as the Dodgers' fifth starter.

March 9, 2020 02:32 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Confirmed as fifth starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood was confirmed as the Dodgers' fifth starter by manager Dave Roberts on Monday, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wood has recorded an ERA below 4.00 in each of his seven big-league seasons except for his injury-filled campaign with the Reds last year. Now back in Los Angeles and showcasing increased velocity in camp following an offseason trip to Driveline Baseball, the lefty could be a great value this draft season, though health remains a concern. The Dodgers are deep in rotation options as usual and may seek to limit Wood's workload.

February 26, 2020 04:20 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Displaying increased velocity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood has been clocked consistently at 92-93 mph on his fastball in spring training, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Wood is one of multiple Dodgers pitchers who worked with the esteemed Driveline Baseball program in the offseason, and the results are showing with a jump in velocity early on. Wood's fastball hasn't averaged above 91 mph since 2017, when the southpaw struck out 151 batters in 152.1 innings. For comparison, the veteran hurler averaged only 89.9 mph on his fastball last season as his strikeout rate dipped to 19.6 percent. Wood has indicated that he will be the Dodgers' fifth starter this season and could be a fantasy sleeper if the uptick in velocity holds.

February 20, 2020 03:04 PM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Spring debut coming Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood is scheduled to start Sunday's Cactus League game against the Giants, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wood's main goal this spring might be just be to get through the exhibition slate unscathed. As a member of the Reds last season, Wood experienced back stiffness in early March and struggled to move past the issue, with his regular-season debut for Cincinnati not coming until late July. The injury cropped up again in September, but the Dodgers were apparently confident enough with the lefty's health to bring him back in free agency on a one-year, $4 million deal. Wood was a mainstay in the Dodgers' rotation from 2016 through 2018 and submitted a 3.29 ERA over that stretch, but he'll be forced to compete for a starting role coming off his down year in Cincinnati. If Wood is unable to crack the Opening Day rotation, he'll likely move into a long-relief role.

January 13, 2020 11:08 AM
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Returning to Dodgers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wood signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Dodgers on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

Wood spent an injury-plagued season with the Reds in 2019, posting a 5.80 ERA over seven starts as he dealt with a back injury. The southpaw will return to the Dodgers, where he recorded a 3.29 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP over three seasons with the team prior to 2019. The team may use caution with the 29-year-old after the setbacks he faced last year, but he should be ready to perform for spring training.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Pittsburgh 5.101 6.75031
vs LHB 6.200 9.45017
vs RHB 29.000 4.970823
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020LAD016.3582000011.3159823513
2019CIN135.8077000035.7412523111930
2018LAD973.6833270000151.7143706214840135
2017LAD1632.7227250000152.3123504615638151
2016LAD143.731410000060.3563025532066
2015LAD12123.8432320000189.7198868115459139
2014ATL11112.790241000171.7151585316645170
2013ATL333.15011000077.7762927312777
Total53443.4401381000850.08033573258132243781
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020LAD110110.9000101.3061.7655718.26
2019CIN035370.9000000.2911.40215312.87
2018LAD51701411.2000012.2471.20763711.33
2017LAD61811151.6000302.2171.0576149.87
2016LAD064451.4000204.2441.26025511.78
2015LAD42311701.4000516.2751.35580112.38
2014ATL11581641.0074505.2391.14569410.62
2013ATL185611.4033324.2631.33432712.12
Total189347441.30261919424.2501.231353811.41
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2012AFX-Rome Braves 52.2131304305214392.241.015
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves 5.01101005231.801.000
2013AA-Mississippi Braves 57.0101004205715411.260.983
2014AAA-Gwinnett Braves 8.22200008471.101.341
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
1/12/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Bats/Throws:
R/L
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:
Georgia
MLB Experience:
8