Alex Wood
P | Bats/Throws: R/L | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 33
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #85, Atlanta Braves | Georgia
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 10 4 3.83 26 26 0 138.2 152 1.18
2022 8 12 5.10 26 26 0 130.2 131 1.24
2023 5 5 4.33 29 12 0 97.2 74 1.43
11 Seasons 76 65 3.74 269 202 0 1,218.2 1,140 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 26 10-4 3.83 138.2 152 1.18
2022 26 8-12 5.10 130.2 131 1.24
2023 29 5-5 4.33 97.2 74 1.43
11 Seasons 269 76-65 3.74 1,218.2 1,140 1.24
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 2909 599 26 4.3 3.2 88.2 115.2 8.0 31.9 .265 .398 .316 .319 .359 32.7 17.4 7.4 3.84 4.22
2016 25 985 165 8 4.8 3.1 88.9 109.2 8.1 28.5 .236 .355 .292 .296 .362 34.5 26.0 7.9 3.73 3.66
2017 26 2260 419 21 5.0 3.4 85.6 112.5 7.4 30.8 .234 .360 .266 .280 .345 28.0 24.6 6.2 2.72 3.32
2018 27 2443 454 21 4.6 3.3 88.1 113.3 8.5 31.3 .240 .366 .288 .290 .338 33.7 21.2 6.3 3.68 3.52
2019 28 586 113 11 9.7 7.2 89.0 115.9 13.4 42.5 .309 .544 .381 .376 .450 33.6 19.6 5.9 5.80 6.57
2020 29 282 41 2 4.9 3.1 86.3 108.0 13.7 39.0 .266 .401 .391 .338 .390 26.8 23.1 9.2 6.39 4.93
2021 30 2195 378 20 5.3 3.4 89.7 113.3 7.1 33.1 .239 .377 .298 .304 .370 40.5 26.0 6.7 3.83 3.89
2022 31 2239 382 27 7.1 4.9 88.6 112.1 8.5 33.8 .248 .397 .315 .310 .376 39.8 23.6 5.4 5.10 4.00
2023 32 1708 305 17 5.6 4.0 89.2 116.5 11.7 33.1 .257 .410 .335 .331 .350 37.4 17.2 9.8 4.33 4.67
Player 15607 2856 153 5.4 3.7 88.2 116.5 8.6 32.5 .249 .388 .306 .308 .360 34.7 21.8 6.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wood relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(44.6%) ,
Changeup
(29.3%) ,
Slider
(26.1%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 52.3 17.4 25.7 4.7 36.4 38.7 24.9 2.7 40.4 18.7 26.2 4.2 4.3 3.2
2016 55.2 16.4 23.0 5.5 33.9 37.0 29.1 4.8 37.6 17.6 26.1 4.8 4.8 3.1
2017 54.2 16.7 23.9 5.3 31.0 42.2 26.7 6.2 42.2 17.4 23.4 4.3 5.0 3.4
2018 50.0 20.5 25.1 4.4 41.4 36.6 21.8 3.5 37.7 21.8 26.4 4.6 4.6 3.3
2019 38.9 27.4 30.1 3.5 42.5 31.0 26.5 2.7 24.8 22.1 32.7 5.3 9.7 7.2
2020 39.0 31.7 24.4 4.9 34.1 39.0 26.8 0.0 29.3 24.4 34.1 7.3 4.9 3.1
2021 50.8 19.3 26.5 3.4 34.4 38.4 27.2 3.2 40.5 17.5 25.9 7.1 5.3 3.4
2022 49.2 22.8 23.6 4.5 37.2 39.0 23.8 4.2 36.9 20.9 24.1 6.3 7.1 4.9
2023 45.9 27.2 21.6 5.2 37.0 39.7 23.3 4.6 33.8 26.2 22.6 6.6 5.6 4.0
Player 50.4 20.3 24.7 4.6 36.4 38.6 25.0 3.9 38.1 20.1 25.5 5.3 5.4 3.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2023 Sinker SF L 762 91.5 22.7 -4.7 -17 16.4 0.7 5
2023 Changeup SF L 499 85.2 38.0 2.4 7 14.9 -0.3 -2
2023 Slider SF L 445 82.4 43.4 4.4 11 6.8 -1.3 -16
2022 Slider SF L 805 84.5 41.1 3.5 9 3.1 -3.4 -52
2022 Sinker SF L 1,019 92.4 21.6 -4.2 -16 15.6 0.1 1
2022 Changeup SF L 415 85.7 37.0 1.4 4 14.1 -0.2 -1
2021 Slider SF L 693 83.9 41.3 2.7 7 3.9 -3.8 -49
2021 Changeup SF L 483 85.3 36.2 1.9 5 14.5 -0.5 -3
2021 Sinker SF L 1,019 91.8 20.9 -4.3 -17 16.0 0.7 5
2020 Slider LAD L 80 84.6 38.0 1.1 3 0.6 -5.8 -112
2020 Changeup LAD L 65 84.7 35.5 1.6 5 13.9 -0.1 -1
2020 4-Seam Fastball LAD L 5 91.0 18.6 -1.0 -6 9.8 1.2 13
2020 Sinker LAD L 131 91.2 19.4 -5.4 -22 13.2 -2.1 -13
2019 4-Seam Fastball CIN L 12 90.0 18.4 -0.2 -1 8.4 0.9 12
2019 Sinker CIN L 283 89.9 21.0 -4.0 -16 13.5 -1.3 -9
2019 Changeup CIN L 147 83.6 34.5 1.4 4 13.9 -0.2 -2
2019 Curveball CIN L 144 81.4 45.1 -5.0 -10 3.8 -5.7 -60
2018 Changeup LAD L 643 83.7 34.1 1.4 4 14.5 0.7 5
2018 Curveball LAD L 750 82.4 42.8 -6.6 -13 2.3 -6.1 -72
2018 4-Seam Fastball LAD L 1 90.4 16.3 1.2 7 3.7 -2.9 -44
2018 Sinker LAD L 1,049 89.9 20.4 -3.7 -15 11.5 -2.9 -20
2017 Changeup LAD L 571 85.1 30.8 0.2 1 16.9 2.8 20
2017 Sinker LAD L 1,133 91.9 16.3 -5.5 -25 13.9 -1.0 -7
2017 Curveball LAD L 544 83.5 40.4 -4.7 -10 4.9 -3.2 -39
2016 Curveball LAD L 284 82.7 43.8 -3.9 -8 3.4 -6.4 -65
2016 Sinker LAD L 516 91.2 19.5 -3.6 -16 14.5 0.4 3
2016 Changeup LAD L 173 84.5 33.7 1.2 4 17.4 4.4 34
2015 Curveball LAD L 634 80.8 45.6 -4.0 -8 4.6 -4.8 -51
2015 Sinker LAD L 1,687 89.7 24.7 -1.5 -6 15.9 0.9 6
2015 Changeup LAD L 543 83.6 36.9 1.7 5 18.1 3.5 24
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2023 Sinker 0.2 2 762 44.6 173 .234 .433 .355 24.2 22.5 17.0 .219 .377 .331 41.3
2023 Changeup -0.3 -1 500 29.3 128 .273 .388 .317 15.4 7.8 9.2 .300 .422 .321 33.6
2023 Slider -1.4 -6 446 26.1 128 .288 .441 .362 25.0 19.5 16.3 .259 .440 .340 37.5
2022 Sinker -0.5 -6 1,019 45.5 233 .261 .469 .335 23.2 29.2 19.6 .243 .463 .330 45.9
2022 Slider -0.8 -7 805 36.0 208 .254 .381 .323 28.7 24.0 17.4 .248 .364 .319 38.1
2022 Changeup -0.2 -1 415 18.5 113 .277 .330 .282 21.5 11.5 11.7 .255 .328 .255 33.0
2021 Sinker 1.2 12 1,019 46.4 222 .251 .410 .334 20.5 20.3 19.4 .273 .453 .356 44.0
2021 Slider 0.5 4 693 31.6 239 .184 .313 .262 39.9 38.1 31.5 .189 .300 .252 37.0
2021 Changeup -1.1 -5 483 22.0 123 .308 .419 .355 19.8 13.0 10.3 .276 .391 .311 39.6
2020 Sinker -0.8 -1 131 46.5 28 .292 .375 .414 23.4 14.3 12.9 .279 .371 .341 25.0
2020 Slider -0.3 0 81 28.7 22 .278 .389 .364 42.4 36.4 23.5 .283 .419 .374 20.0
2020 Changeup -4.5 -3 65 23.0 14 .357 .929 .529 22.6 21.4 12.5 .220 .427 .270 36.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 0 5 1.8 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 Sinker 0.2 1 283 48.3 69 .270 .508 .375 26.5 21.7 19.7 .287 .516 .359 26.5
2019 Changeup -2.9 -4 147 25.1 41 .300 .600 .387 22.8 4.9 5.4 .345 .613 .405 44.7
2019 Curveball -0.1 0 144 24.6 40 .314 .714 .456 23.9 30.0 21.8 .302 .531 .382 33.3
2019 4-Seam Fastball -6.7 -1 12 2.0 3 .333 .667 .417 0.0 33.3 50.0 .338 .369 .310 0.0
2018 Sinker 0.5 5 1,049 42.9 240 .254 .390 .328 14.7 17.5 17.0 .252 .422 .328 37.7
2018 Curveball 0.4 3 750 30.7 218 .243 .327 .295 33.4 31.7 22.4 .212 .297 .246 32.8
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 643 26.3 174 .244 .372 .297 22.7 13.8 12.1 .258 .380 .293 29.6
2018 4-Seam Fastball -3.1 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker 1.0 11 1,133 50.1 274 .255 .433 .336 17.4 20.1 20.8 .280 .474 .354 35.1
2017 Changeup 2.3 13 571 25.3 168 .172 .276 .215 29.0 23.2 21.4 .206 .291 .223 20.0
2017 Curveball 1.3 7 544 24.1 163 .203 .281 .250 34.6 33.7 26.6 .193 .254 .220 24.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 429 85.1 97 15.9 9:00 8:45 15
2023 Sinker 704 91.5 99 19.5 10:00 10:00 0
2023 Slider 391 82.4 38 9.2 4:45 4:15 30
2022 Changeup 378 85.7 93 14.9 8:45 8:45 0
2022 Sinker 962 92.4 99 18.9 10:00 10:00 0
2022 Slider 724 84.5 25 6.3 6:00 5:00 60
2021 Changeup 447 85.3 95 15.2 9:00 9:00 0
2021 Sinker 958 91.8 99 19.8 10:00 10:00 0
2021 Slider 639 83.9 26 6.7 5:45 4:45 60
2020 Changeup 55 85.0 95 14.7 9:15 9:00 15
2020 Sinker 119 91.3 98 18.8 10:00 10:30 -30
2020 Slider 68 84.7 14 2.8 6:45 6:45 0
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 340 1,357 9 6 -8 -4 4
2014 691 2,676 17 18 -12 -7 16
2015 807 2,945 -1 34 -19 -9 4
2016 263 1,017 5 6 -3 -4 4
2017 648 2,427 9 36 -5 -7 34
2018 662 2,559 7 20 -7 -14 6
2019 153 586 -1 5 -7 -1 -5
2020 91 397 3 2 -4 -3 -2
2021 602 2,278 9 21 -5 -12 13
2022 554 2,239 1 6 -9 -11 -13
2023 429 1,708 11 10 -18 -10 -6
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,909 49.7 63.9 86.6 26.3 62.6 46.1 62.9 45.0 19.5 6.5 72.3
2016 985 49.9 60.0 83.4 26.4 50.8 43.7 65.4 43.1 25.2 7.6 72.0
2017 2,260 47.2 64.2 83.7 34.5 55.6 45.6 67.1 48.7 25.9 6.1 75.9
2018 2,443 46.4 68.2 86.0 32.3 56.5 45.1 69.3 49.0 23.7 6.6 78.9
2019 586 45.7 69.8 79.7 31.1 62.6 44.9 67.3 48.8 24.5 5.5 75.0
2020 282 45.4 66.4 75.3 28.6 63.6 41.1 60.9 45.7 28.7 7.1 70.0
2021 2,195 50.8 64.5 80.4 30.1 51.7 43.0 64.6 47.5 27.3 8.2 74.6
2022 2,239 50.4 65.8 81.9 30.2 58.8 43.9 63.4 48.1 25.0 8.2 71.6
2023 1,708 49.0 66.9 83.2 25.5 64.4 45.0 60.6 45.8 21.7 6.7 81.7
Player 15,607 48.8 65.3 83.5 29.7 57.8 44.7 64.9 47.1 24.0 7.0 75.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 31 21 39 59 26 17 70 46 51 30 49 24 18 13 4 4 39
2016 68 67 75 81 59 82 73 37 51 81 49 68 20 24 4 1 33
2017 80 67 76 80 81 31 68 88 88 69 84 63 96 34 11 8 53
2018 70 49 65 76 67 36 83 56 65 44 80 42 90 13 3 4 58
2019 10 18 11 48
2020 20 41 52
2021 58 51 62 71 54 42 86 29 33 65 73 61 70 23 22 46
2022 42 36 37 40 52 26 52 47 30 55 87 45 57 26 12 36
2023 29 31 42 57 19 52 83 43 61 12 29 17 13 15 3 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 20.1 5 5.7 -1 4 4 2 40.0
2017 23.0 19 17.9 1 7 12 11 57.9
2018 22.1 17 13.9 3 10 11 6 35.3
2019 22.7 11 11.0 0 2 8 5 45.5
2020 22.2 2 2.1 0 4 1 1 50.0
2021 23.4 14 12.1 2 3 8 7 50.0
2022 22.6 17 13.7 3 4 15 2 11.8
2023 24.8 9 10.1 -1 3 10 3 33.3
Player 22.9 94 86.5 8 37 69 37 39.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 6 4 5 5 7 7 5 5 7 4 5 6 6 6 5 7 8 5 5 6 8 7 6 4
2017 19 18 18 20 21 17 20 19 16 12 17 25 16 16 16 20 14 14 18 20 17 18 23 20 17 13 19 23 19 20 12
2018 17 18 12 15 14 14 15 13 11 10 13 21 15 13 12 17 12 10 12 17 17 13 21 13 11 10 13 15 15 14 12
2019 11 13 8 11 11 11 12 13 9 7 11 11 14 12 10 11 11 8 13 12 13 9 15 13 10 9 10 11 14 10 8
2020 2 2 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 14 13 9 10 11 12 13 11 9 9 12 14 13 10 13 13 13 13 11 12 11 12 14 14 13 11 12 15 13 13 13
2022 17 10 13 12 12 12 17 11 8 9 11 14 17 14 16 16 16 13 15 14 16 15 18 16 10 13 13 18 16 13 14
2023 9 11 6 8 12 10 13 9 7 8 11 9 11 10 13 11 12 8 10 12 10 9 15 12 9 7 9 11 11 10 8
Player 94 90 75 85 88 83 97 84 66 62 82 103 94 82 87 97 84 73 87 95 92 84 116 98 77 70 84 103 97 88 73
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.7 91.2 1.5 91.9 0.7 89.9 -2.0 89.9 0.0 91.1 1.2 91.8 0.7 92.4 0.6 91.5 -0.9
Offspeed Velocity 83.6 84.5 0.9 85.1 0.6 83.7 -1.4 83.6 -0.1 84.7 1.1 85.3 0.6 85.7 0.4 85.2 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 80.8 82.7 1.9 83.5 0.8 82.4 -1.1 81.4 -1.0 84.6 3.2 83.9 -0.7 84.5 0.6 82.4 -2.1
Exit Velocity 88.2 88.9 0.7 85.6 -3.3 88.1 2.5 89.0 0.9 86.3 -2.7 89.7 3.4 88.6 -1.1 89.2 0.6
Launch Angle 8.0 8.1 0.1 7.4 -0.7 8.5 1.1 13.4 4.9 13.7 0.3 7.1 -6.6 8.5 1.4 11.7 3.2
Barrel % 4.3 4.8 0.5 5.0 0.2 4.6 -0.4 9.7 5.1 4.9 -4.8 5.3 0.4 7.1 1.8 5.6 -1.5
Hard Hit % 32.7 34.5 1.8 28.0 -6.5 33.7 5.7 33.6 -0.1 26.8 -6.8 40.5 13.7 39.8 -0.7 37.4 -2.4
Sweet Spot % 31.9 28.5 -3.4 30.8 2.3 31.3 0.5 42.5 11.2 39.0 -3.5 33.1 -5.9 33.8 0.7 33.1 -0.7
xBA .265 .236 -0.029 .234 -0.002 .240 0.006 .309 0.069 .266 -0.043 .239 -0.027 .248 0.009 .257 0.009
BA .275 .245 -0.030 .217 -0.028 .247 0.030 .291 0.044 .304 0.013 .236 -0.068 .262 0.026 .263 0.001
xwOBA .319 .296 -0.023 .280 -0.016 .290 0.010 .376 0.086 .338 -0.038 .304 -0.034 .310 0.006 .331 0.021
wOBA .316 .292 -0.024 .266 -0.026 .288 0.022 .381 0.093 .391 0.010 .298 -0.093 .315 0.017 .335 0.020
xSLG .398 .355 -0.043 .360 0.005 .366 0.006 .544 0.178 .401 -0.143 .377 -0.024 .397 0.020 .410 0.013
SLG .392 .349 -0.043 .346 -0.003 .363 0.017 .589 0.226 .518 -0.071 .372 -0.146 .407 0.035 .421 0.014
K% 17.4 26.0 8.6 24.6 -1.4 21.2 -3.4 19.6 -1.6 23.1 3.5 26.0 2.9 23.6 -2.4 17.2 -6.4
BB% 7.4 7.9 0.5 6.2 -1.7 6.3 0.1 5.9 -0.4 9.2 3.3 6.7 -2.5 5.4 -1.3 9.8 4.4
Swing % 45.0 43.1 -1.9 48.7 5.6 49.0 0.3 48.8 -0.2 45.7 -3.1 47.5 1.8 48.1 0.6 45.8 -2.3
Whiff% 19.5 25.2 5.7 25.9 0.7 23.7 -2.2 24.5 0.8 28.7 4.2 27.3 -1.4 25.0 -2.3 21.7 -3.3
In Zone % 49.7 49.9 0.2 47.2 -2.7 46.4 -0.8 45.7 -0.7 45.4 -0.3 50.8 5.4 50.4 -0.4 49.0 -1.4
Out of Zone % 50.3 50.1 -0.2 52.8 2.7 53.6 0.8 54.3 0.7 54.6 0.3 49.2 -5.4 49.6 0.4 51.0 1.4
Out of Zone Swing % 26.3 26.4 0.1 34.5 8.1 32.3 -2.2 31.1 -1.2 28.6 -2.5 30.1 1.5 30.2 0.1 25.5 -4.7
First Pitch Swing % 28.5 29.5 1.0 32.7 3.2 34.6 1.9 36.6 2.0 28.1 -8.5 28.5 0.4 33.7 5.2 29.1 -4.6
First Pitch Strike % 62.9 65.4 2.5 67.1 1.7 69.3 2.2 67.3 -2.0 60.9 -6.4 64.6 3.7 63.4 -1.2 60.6 -2.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 251 .295 183 24 13.1 68 15 22.1
2017 Shifts 603 .264 438 28 6.4 165 44 26.7
2018 Shifts 632 .288 464 61 13.1 168 75 44.6
2019 Shifts 153 .381 125 14 11.2 28 19 67.9
2020 Shifts 64 .391 42 23 54.8 22 21 95.5
2021 Shifts 584 .298 449 101 22.5 135 54 40.0
2022 Shifts 554 .315 427 189 44.3 127 80 63.0
2023 Shades 428 .336 307 49 16.0 121 41 33.9
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

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