Alex Wood
P | B/T: R/L | 6' 4" 215LBS | Age: 32

Draft: 2012 | Rd: 2, #85, Atlanta Braves | Georgia

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 1 1 4.80 8 7 0 30.0 30 1.60
11 Seasons 72 61 3.71 248 197 0 1151.0 1096 1.24
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 8 1-1 4.80 30.0 30 1.60
11 Seasons 248 72-61 3.71 1151.0 1096 1.24

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 .266 .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 .339 .390 26.8 23.1 9.2 6.39 4.96
2021 30 2195 378 20 5.3 3.4 89.7 113.3 7.1 33.1 .240 .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 .398 .315 .310 .376 39.8 23.6 5.4 5.10 4.00
2023 32 543 90 6 6.7 4.3 89.7 116.5 7.1 34.4 .227 .384 .362 .325 .351 37.8 21.4 11.4 4.80 4.34
Player 14442 2641 142 5.4 3.7 88.1 116.5 8.2 32.5 .248 .386 .304 .306 .361 34.5 22.3 6.8
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wood relies on 3 pitches.
Sinker
(48.6%) ,
Slider
(31.1%) ,
Changeup
(20.3%) ,


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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 51.1 26.7 20.0 2.2 37.8 36.7 25.6 5.6 38.9 24.4 14.4 7.8 6.7 4.3
Player 50.9 19.8 24.9 4.4 36.3 38.4 25.2 3.9 38.7 19.5 25.4 5.3 5.4 3.7
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Slider SF L 168 82.9 42.9 3.7 9 5.8 -2.1 -27
2023 Sinker SF L 264 91.8 21.9 -5.0 -19 16.9 1.0 6
2023 Changeup SF L 109 85.1 37.2 1.8 5 15.9 0.7 5
2022 Sinker SF L 1,019 92.4 21.6 -4.2 -16 15.6 0.1 1
2022 Slider SF L 805 84.5 41.1 3.5 9 3.1 -3.4 -52
2022 Changeup SF L 415 85.7 37.0 1.4 4 14.1 -0.2 -2
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 Sinker LAD L 131 91.2 19.4 -5.4 -22 13.2 -2.1 -13
2020 Changeup LAD L 65 84.7 35.5 1.6 5 13.9 -0.1 -1
2020 Slider LAD L 80 84.6 38.0 1.1 3 0.6 -5.8 -112
2020 4-Seamer LAD L 5 91.0 18.6 -1.0 -6 9.8 1.2 13
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
2019 4-Seamer CIN L 12 90.0 18.4 -0.2 -1 8.4 0.9 12
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 Sinker LAD L 1,049 89.9 20.4 -3.7 -15 11.5 -2.9 -20
2018 4-Seamer LAD L 1 90.4 16.3 1.2 7 3.7 -2.9 -44
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
2017 Changeup LAD L 571 85.1 30.8 0.2 1 16.9 2.8 20
2016 Curveball LAD L 284 82.7 43.9 -2.0 -4 3.4 -6.6 -66
2016 Sinker LAD L 516 91.2 18.6 -2.5 -12 14.5 0.3 2
2016 Changeup LAD L 173 84.5 33.9 3.1 10 17.4 4.2 32
! 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 1.2 3 264 48.6 61 .298 .447 .397 28.9 29.5 26.9 .222 .323 .328 38.7
2023 Slider 1.8 3 169 31.1 50 .279 .512 .405 31.3 20.0 19.6 .224 .466 .348 45.5
2023 Changeup -0.7 -1 110 20.3 29 .214 .321 .265 20.8 6.9 9.5 .242 .358 .273 26.9
2022 Sinker 0.6 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 .249 .364 .319 38.1
2022 Changeup 0.2 1 415 18.5 113 .277 .330 .282 21.5 11.5 11.7 .255 .328 .256 33.0
2021 Sinker -1.2 -13 1,019 46.4 222 .251 .410 .334 20.5 20.3 19.4 .273 .453 .356 44.0
2021 Slider -0.6 -4 693 31.6 239 .184 .313 .262 39.9 38.1 31.5 .189 .301 .253 37.0
2021 Changeup 1.1 5 483 22.0 123 .308 .419 .355 19.8 13.0 10.3 .277 .392 .312 39.6
2020 Sinker 0.8 1 131 46.5 28 .292 .375 .414 23.4 14.3 12.9 .281 .372 .342 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-Seamer -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-Seamer 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 .423 .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 .294 29.6
2018 4-Seamer 3.1 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Sinker -1.0 -12 1,133 50.1 274 .255 .433 .336 17.4 20.1 20.8 .280 .475 .354 35.1
2017 Changeup -2.4 -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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 Changeup 90 85.1 96 16.8 9:00 8:45 15
2023 Sinker 246 91.8 99 20.2 10:00 10:00 0
2023 Slider 142 82.9 34 8.1 5:00 4:30 30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 340 1,357 -10 -6 8 4 -4
2014 691 2,676 -17 -19 12 7 -17
2015 807 2,945 1 -34 19 9 -4
2016 263 1,017 -5 -6 3 4 -4
2017 648 2,427 -9 -37 5 6 -34
2018 662 2,559 -7 -20 7 14 -6
2019 153 586 1 -5 8 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 140 543 -2 0 4 3 5
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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 543 48.8 63.8 80.5 21.9 49.2 43.8 58.6 42.4 27.8 7.4 77.5
Player 14,442 48.7 65.0 83.4 29.9 56.9 44.6 65.1 47.1 24.4 7.0 74.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 32 20 40 59 26 17 70 46 51 30 49 24 18 15 4 4 40
2016 68 67 76 80 59 82 73 37 51 81 49 68 20 27 4 1 34
2017 80 67 76 80 81 31 68 88 88 69 84 63 96 38 10 8 54
2018 70 50 65 76 67 36 83 56 65 44 80 42 90 15 2 4 60
2019 12 17 11 48
2020 24 38 52
2021 58 49 62 71 54 42 86 29 33 65 73 61 70 29 20 45
2022 42 36 36 41 52 26 52 47 30 55 87 45 57 34 10 37
2023 42 68 60 52 27 56 66 34 58 37 19 64 6 25 3 26
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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 26.3 3 3.4 0 1 3 1 33.3
Player 22.8 88 79.9 8 35 62 35 39.8

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 3 4 2 3 4 4 4 2 2 2 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 2 5 4 2 3 3 3 4 4 4
Player 88 83 71 80 80 77 88 77 61 56 75 97 87 76 78 90 76 68 80 87 86 77 106 90 70 66 78 95 90 82 69
! 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 91.8 -0.6
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 85.1 -0.6
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 82.9 -1.6
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 89.7 1.1
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 7.1 -1.4
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 6.7 -0.4
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 37.8 -2.0
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 34.4 0.6
xBA .266 .236 -0.030 .234 -0.002 .240 0.006 .309 0.069 .266 -0.043 .240 -0.026 .248 0.008 .227 -0.021
BA .275 .245 -0.030 .217 -0.028 .247 0.030 .291 0.044 .304 0.013 .236 -0.068 .262 0.026 .271 0.009
xwOBA .319 .296 -0.023 .280 -0.016 .290 0.010 .376 0.086 .339 -0.037 .304 -0.035 .310 0.006 .325 0.015
wOBA .316 .292 -0.024 .266 -0.026 .288 0.022 .381 0.093 .391 0.010 .298 -0.093 .315 0.017 .362 0.047
xSLG .398 .355 -0.043 .360 0.005 .366 0.006 .544 0.178 .401 -0.143 .377 -0.024 .398 0.021 .384 -0.014
SLG .392 .349 -0.043 .346 -0.003 .363 0.017 .589 0.226 .518 -0.071 .372 -0.146 .407 0.035 .441 0.034
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 21.4 -2.2
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 11.4 6.0
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 42.4 -5.7
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 27.8 2.8
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 48.8 -1.6
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 51.2 1.6
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 21.9 -8.3
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 25.7 -8.0
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 58.6 -4.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 251 .295 183 16 8.7 68 10 14.7
2017 603 .264 438 18 4.1 165 36 21.8
2018 632 .288 464 56 12.1 168 70 41.7
2019 153 .381 125 2 1.6 28 11 39.3
2020 64 .391 42 21 50.0 22 17 77.3
2021 584 .298 449 27 6.0 135 49 36.3
2022 554 .315 427 171 40.0 127 75 59.1
2023 140 .362 109 0 0.0 31 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo

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