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Birth Date2-6-1987
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 16 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
0.42014
2.32015
-0.12016
-1.42017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2010 CIN MLB 17 17 102.7 5 4 0 85 26 86 9 .263 94 7.5 2.3 0.8 7.5 32% .259 .231 1.08 3.44 3.51 99 3.45 77.8 2.2
2011 CIN MLB 22 18 106.0 6 6 0 118 40 76 10 .254 100 10.0 3.4 0.8 6.5 36% .324 .292 1.49 4.02 4.84 111 4.85 112.8 0.3
2012 CHN MLB 26 26 156.0 6 13 0 133 54 119 25 .256 100 7.7 3.1 1.4 6.9 37% .244 .259 1.20 4.88 4.27 113 4.37 100.1 1.5
2013 CHN MLB 32 32 200.0 9 12 0 163 66 144 18 .260 103 7.3 3.0 0.8 6.5 35% .248 .230 1.15 3.86 3.10 107 3.68 88.2 3.1
2014 CHN MLB 31 31 173.7 8 13 0 190 76 146 20 .253 100 9.8 3.9 1.0 7.6 37% .320 .294 1.53 4.35 5.03 111 4.67 114.4 0.4
2015 CHN MLB 54 9 100.7 5 4 4 86 39 118 11 .261 99 7.7 3.5 1.0 10.5 37% .300 .246 1.24 3.42 3.84 87 2.92 68.3 2.3
2016 CHN MLB 77 0 61.0 4 0 0 45 24 47 8 .271 91 6.6 3.5 1.2 6.9 38% .215 .257 1.13 4.57 2.95 114 5.05 111.7 -0.1
2017 KCA 0 28 3 41.7 1 3 0 56 20 29 4 .258 103 12.1 4.3 0.9 6.3 43% .369 .303 1.82 4.50 6.91 119 6.93 147.5 -0.7
2017 SDN 0 11 11 52.3 3 4 0 62 25 36 15 .254 89 10.7 4.3 2.6 6.2 34% .287 .338 1.66 7.01 6.71 122 6.66 141.7 -0.7
2017 TOT MLB 39 14 94.0 4 7 0 118 45 65 19 .256 95 11.3 4.3 1.8 6.2 38% .325 .322 1.73 5.90 6.80 121 6.78 144.2 -1.4
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2005 BIL Rk 6 4 24.7 2 0 0 15 13 22 0 .272 92 5.5 4.7 0.0 8.0 37% .231 .225 1.13 4.29 1.82 0 0.00 0.0
2006 DYT A 27 27 140.0 10 5 0 108 56 133 14 .000 6.9 3.6 0.9 8.6 0% .255 .000 1.17 4.11 3.66 0 0.00 0.0
2007 SAR A+ 12 12 46.3 3 2 0 49 27 54 6 .245 104 9.5 5.2 1.2 10.5 37% .341 .289 1.64 4.47 4.86 108 4.30 101.1
2008 SAR A+ 9 9 46.7 3 4 0 39 21 41 2 .257 100 7.5 4.0 0.4 7.9 48% .278 .224 1.28 3.48 2.70 99 3.95 89.0
2008 CHT AA 17 17 80.0 4 9 0 91 48 58 9 .249 105 10.2 5.4 1.0 6.5 37% .323 .280 1.74 5.46 7.09 132 11.55 240.8
2009 CAR AA 19 19 119.0 9 3 0 78 37 103 2 .262 95 5.9 2.8 0.2 7.8 43% .244 .198 0.97 2.64 1.21 90 2.56 57.0
2009 LOU AAA 8 8 48.7 4 2 0 43 16 32 4 .248 110 7.9 3.0 0.7 5.9 46% .280 .227 1.21 3.95 3.14 102 3.95 89.1
2010 CIN MLB 17 17 102.7 5 4 0 85 26 86 9 .263 94 7.5 2.3 0.8 7.5 32% .259 .231 1.08 3.44 3.51 99 3.45 77.8
2010 LOU AAA 16 16 100.0 5 6 0 86 24 99 9 .251 96 7.7 2.2 0.8 8.9 45% .287 .221 1.10 3.32 3.06 69 1.71 36.7
2011 CIN MLB 22 18 106.0 6 6 0 118 40 76 10 .254 100 10.0 3.4 0.8 6.5 36% .324 .292 1.49 4.02 4.84 111 4.85 112.8
2011 LOU AAA 10 10 52.3 2 3 0 64 17 47 6 .250 92 11.0 2.9 1.0 8.1 43% .362 .284 1.55 4.01 5.33 94 4.56 102.4
2012 CHN MLB 26 26 156.0 6 13 0 133 54 119 25 .256 100 7.7 3.1 1.4 6.9 37% .244 .259 1.20 4.88 4.27 113 4.37 100.1
2012 IOW AAA 7 7 41.3 3 3 0 48 11 39 5 .266 97 10.5 2.4 1.1 8.5 39% .358 .278 1.43 4.21 4.57 89 3.78 72.3
2013 CHN MLB 32 32 200.0 9 12 0 163 66 144 18 .260 103 7.3 3.0 0.8 6.5 35% .248 .230 1.15 3.86 3.10 107 3.68 88.2
2014 CHN MLB 31 31 173.7 8 13 0 190 76 146 20 .253 100 9.8 3.9 1.0 7.6 37% .320 .294 1.53 4.35 5.03 111 4.67 114.4
2015 CHN MLB 54 9 100.7 5 4 4 86 39 118 11 .261 99 7.7 3.5 1.0 10.5 37% .300 .246 1.24 3.42 3.84 87 2.92 68.3
2016 CHN MLB 77 0 61.0 4 0 0 45 24 47 8 .271 91 6.6 3.5 1.2 6.9 38% .215 .257 1.13 4.57 2.95 114 5.05 111.7
2017 KCA MLB 28 3 41.7 1 3 0 56 20 29 4 .258 103 12.1 4.3 0.9 6.3 43% .369 .303 1.82 4.50 6.91 119 6.93 147.5
2017 SDN MLB 11 11 52.3 3 4 0 62 25 36 15 .254 89 10.7 4.3 2.6 6.2 34% .287 .338 1.66 7.01 6.71 122 6.66 141.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2010 1604 0.5218 0.4607 0.8106 0.6225 0.2842 0.8560 0.7018 0.1894
2011 1761 0.5088 0.4401 0.8323 0.6205 0.2532 0.8795 0.7123 0.1677
2012 2486 0.5145 0.4493 0.8236 0.6153 0.2734 0.8666 0.7212 0.1764
2013 3082 0.5299 0.4747 0.8120 0.6467 0.2809 0.8390 0.7420 0.1880
2014 3040 0.5138 0.4454 0.8220 0.6306 0.2497 0.8599 0.7209 0.1780
2015 1725 0.5154 0.4620 0.7578 0.6682 0.2428 0.8131 0.5961 0.2422
2016 1008 0.5317 0.5010 0.8297 0.7090 0.2648 0.8553 0.7520 0.1703
2017 1702 0.5364 0.4736 0.8548 0.6791 0.2357 0.8806 0.7688 0.1452
Career164080.52080.46050.81750.64320.26160.85570.71590.1825

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-07-09 2007-09-05 Minors 58 0 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2007-04-21 2007-05-03 Minors 12 0 Left Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff - -
2006-07-30 2006-08-07 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 KCA $6,500,000
2017 KCA $4,000,000
2016 CHN $6,170,000
2015 CHN $5,685,000
2014 CHN $3,900,000
2013 CHN $527,500
2012 CIN $
2011 CIN $422,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$20,705,000
2018Current$6,500,000
7 yrPvs + Cur$27,205,000
7 yrTotal$27,205,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 4 dFrontline2 years/$12M (2017-18), 2019 option

Details
  • 2 years/$12M (2017-18). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 2/15/17. 17:$4M, 18:$6.5M, 19:$8M mutual option ($1.5M buyout). May earn additional $1M annually in performance bonuses. Acquired by San Diego in trade from Kansas City 7/24/17, with Royals paying all of remaining 2017-18 salaries ($1,508,196+6.5M=$8,008,196). If San Diego does not exercise option, clubs will split $1.5M buyout evenly. DFA by San Diego 12/17/17. Released 12/20/17. Signed by Detroit as a free agent 1/29/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Detroit 3/8/18.
  • 1 year/$6.17M (2016). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$5.685M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/24/14 (avoided arbitration, $4.25M-$3.5M).
  • 1 year/$0.5275M (2013). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4225M (2011). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/11. Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Cincinnati 12/23/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased 11/20/09. Re-signed 3/10.
  • Drafted 2005 (2-60) (Bryant HS, Ark.). Signed 6/05, $0.6M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .182 .253 .285 .210
11 vs R (Multi) .257 .334 .442 .286
18 Split (Multi) -.075 -.081 -.157 -.075
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.020 -.022 -.064 -.025
30 vs L (2016) .128 .208 .239 .181
31 vs R (2016) .265 .344 .521 .325
38 Split (2016) -.137 -.135 -.283 -.144
39 LgAvg (2016) -.022 -.023 -.071 -.028

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Between Travis Wood and Carl Edwards Jr. who has best chance to get back into starting role? Think either will get shot during spring training?
(Lucas from Philadelphia)
I think Carl is a reliever going forward and Wood likely is as well, at least with the Cubs. As I mentioned earlier, I think the Cubs add more pitching via trade and/or looking at mid-tier arms on the market. They have four guys for next year and I think they add two more names to make sure they have legit depth. (Sahadev Sharma)
2014-10-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)Out of the copious amounts of #4 and #5 pitchers the Cubs have, who do you expect to start next year? (Felix Doubront, Kyle Hendricks, Wada if he resigns, Jacob Turner, Edwin Jackson, Dallas Beeler, Dan Strailey, Travis Wood)
(Pelecos from Granville)
It's a very interesting conundrum for the Cubs, and the buzz indicates that they will look to sign a front-line SP over the winter. I'm an Edwin apologist, but I think that he has run out of excuses. I think that T.Wood and K. Hendricks will both be a part of the rotation, and Doubront will either pitch his way to the bullpen or earn a spot in the rotation. I would give Beeler more time on the farm, and Turner could be a reliever in the end. Straily is the wild card.

On the jukebox: Thrice, "The Melting Point of Wax" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)I think people got a little high on Travis Wood last yr but I think he's better than he's pitched this yr. What says you?
(Matt from White)
I says that he was over his head last year, both literally and figuratively. I don't think that his 2013 stat-line is a reliable indicator of his skill set, and his over-the-top delivery (with heavy spine-tilt) can not only be a major barrier to repetition, but will also limit the overall release distance on his pitches. So I'm pessimistic.

On the jukebox: Ozzy Osbourne, "Mr. Crowley" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Lost Josh Johnson, Latos and Cain on the shelf, Shelby scuffling. SP is hurting. Any outside the top 100 you'd grab? (Relying on Morton, Ross to give you an indication of where the wire is)
(brentdaily from boulder)
I'm not sure if all of these guys are available, but I'm going off of CBS's lists. I'm a sucker for Travis Wood. I know the K rate isn't great, but he manages to keep guys off balance. I think Bartolo Colon isn't quite finished and could contribute. Matt Harrison is kind of the AL version of Wood: he isn't dominant, but he'll put up decent rate stats. None of these guys is a savior, but you probably already knew that. And if Ross is available in your league, he has a higher ceiling than any of these guys. (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Wood struck out more hitters than innings in 2 starts in 2013 yet in 2014 he's got 37/7 K/W in 37 2/3 IP. Kyle Lohse also has big increase in K rate so far. Are they doing something different, or is it just a small sample fluke?
(brucegilsen from Washington, DC)
Gimme SSS for now, combined with the fact that K rates are escalating throughout baseball. but call back in a month and we'll see if there is something more there. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team dynasty league. Currently sitting with Fister and Iwakuma on the DL, anticipating their return in the coming weeks. I've been filling in starts, rather successfully, with Jesse Chavez and Travis Wood. Do you feel like either of them are going to be worth holding a roster spot for the rest of the season?
(NervousHabits from PGH)
I could definitely see both staying effective enough to maintain consideration. I really like what I've seen from Chavez thus far. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Profar a buy low in dynasty right now? What kind of an offer would you put together?
(Jake from Kalamazoo)
I'd like to think so. I'm aggressively putting together offers for Profar but it's all team specific. I own Profar in a league where I could use some starting pitching and the offers I've been getting (Travis Wood types) are underwhelming to say the least. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-03 19:30:00 (link to chat)Jose Quintana or Travis Wood in a 15 tm redraft with QS in place of W's
(artful dodger from Nice SN)
Give me Quintana at this point. It was the Twins, but 8 k's is a nice step forward for him. Consider this a vote for Don Cooper as much as Jose Quintana. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain Pecota comps? A guy like Sonny Gray is compared to Travis Wood and Matt Harvey (#1 comp). Wood... multiple pitches.... Sonny Gray... not so much. Is it just statistics? I'm a newbie. Thanks!
(Jesse from NY)
we don't have pitch types in our comps...yet. I think this is a big thing we can do. But it is stats, body type etc. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Wood's BABIP the last 4 years... .259, .324, .244, .248. Those aren't terribly small sample sizes either. Do you think he is one of the rare pitchers whose repertoire leads to regularly low BABIPs?
(Peter7899 from Springfield, MO)
I think he's had the smarts to throw fly balls when the wind is blowing in and the fortune to have well positioned defenders around him. He is a good pitcher, but I don't think he has the babip magic. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Travis Wood's 2013 success sustainable? Who are the 2014 breakout candidates?
(Guancous from Silver Spring)
I think that Wood is in for a steep fall in 2014.

Lots of questions about 2014 breakout candidates, and to be perfectly honest, I would have to do some significant research to come up with a list that I liked. But that sounds like an awesome article idea for a future Raising Aces, so I might have some much better answers in the near future.

In the meantime, check out Paul Sporer's list of fantasy sleeper pitchers for 2014, posted today at BP: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=22450 (Doug Thorburn)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Sneaky pitches who could finish top 20 next year?
(Shawnykid23 from Ct)
Ivan Nova struck out 116 batters in 139 1/3 innings. He should pitch a full season next year and should be a solid option. In shallower leagues, Marco Estrada is another guy people might sleep on who could take a big step forward next year. 118 strikeouts in 128 innings. See the pattern here? I like targeting guys with high K rates who didn't pitch a full season as sleepers. Look for pitchers like this if you're looking to score big. You might miss out on 2014's version of Travis Wood, but those guys are so hard to spot without a crystal ball. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, do you think Travis Wood will put up similar seasons to 2013 for the next 3 or 4 or 5 seasons? Thanks
(MKPJ from Chicago)
3-5 seasons of sub-3.00 ERA? Probably not. His skills weren't really different from years past. He's a high-3.00s, low-4.00s kind of guy depending a lot on homers since he's a flyball guy. (Paul Sporer)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Cubs sell high on Travis Wood?
(MKPJ from Chicago)
of course, Wood for Wheeler. Done deal. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is what Travis Wood has done this year sustainable? Or has he been a product of good luck?
(jharrison3 from Illinois)
Yes and no. He's had some good luck but he is a better pitcher than he was two years ago. I think he'll pitch the same but I don't think the fly balls will be so friendly going forward. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-07-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are we at the point where we should consider Travis Wood at least an above average starting or should we expect regression to hit so hard that he will return to the land of fringe starter?
(Jay from Madison)
A couple of Travis Wood questions, and I'm going to declare myself a fan. I know the strikeouts aren't elite, but I think he can get enough bad contact to be above average once regression ultimately hits. You can't sustain a .221 BABIP forever even though his career mark of .266 is pretty nice.

Also, badass hitter despite being one of those Throws Left, Bats Right weirdos. That's not something to neglect completely. (Zachary Levine)
2013-07-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some good SPs who you think should be doing better/worse to target/dump in a trade?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think that the big trio of Hamels, Cain, and Price are good targets - Hamels has righted his delivery, Cain is just a minor tweak away from fixing his issues, and Price has looked better in his return. But those are easy answers. Parker has really turned it around from his early-season struggles, as well.

I would beware of Corbin and Iwakuma - I really like both pitchers, but they are playing a bit over their heads, and some correction is likely due. Travis Wood is not this good, and is due for a big correction. I am a big fan of Shelby Miller, but his 2-pitch repertoire could get exposed as teams get multiple looks - he is dead in the water on days when he forgets to pack his fastball command.

Oh, and never trust Francisco Liriano. His slider is taxing and he throws it 36% of the time. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ok, we all know Travis Wood isn't this good...but what would you expect that he will be like in 2014 & 2015? Can he be a 3rd starter?
(Jason from Home)
He *can*, but I'm betting more of 4 with a 3.5ish ceiling. I've been impressed, but I'm not sure it's going to last. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Looking to buy on Kemp. Fair openining offer is ______ ?
(James from Riverside)
Travis Wood. (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are there specific pitchers/parks that have a tough signal-to-noise ratio, or is this mostly extremely isolated and a non-issue? Also, is Travis Wood mostly smoke-and-mirrors or is there actually some sort of skill in what we've seen him do early this season?
(dseals from Marshalltown, Iowa)
Coors is though, Target can be, too. Tampa and Houston are shifted, Toronto tends to 'sink'. KC is hot. Wood is real, he's learned how to use his cutter and sinker on both sides of the plate. Something he got done when he was sent down to Iowa last year. I've always like him, was very happy when the Cubs got him. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)20 team league, 4 x 4, no K's. Should I cut Lackey for one of Tepesch, Bedard, Wood or Guthrie, or go with the dead spot for a week or two? Or cut Gentry or Pollock for one of the SP's and go with a dead hitting spot?
(stewbies from Rochester, NY)
Hey stewbies

I'd drop John Lackey and go with either Jeremy Guthrie or Travis Wood. I don't know what the rest of your team looks like and without knowing that I can't say whether or not it's a good idea or not to go with a dead hitting spot. (Mike Gianella)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've heard that the Cubs are close to signing Edwin Jackson to a 4 year contract. It seems as though pitchers have been cashing in big time this offseason, and being a depressed Cubs fan, I'm just looking for any sort of good news coming out of their camp (that doesn't include injured pitchers or unproven lower level prospects). Yay or nay to Edwin Jackson for 4 years?
(Steve from Bayshore)
Steve seems to be the name of choice today - I believe that's three in fewer than 10 questions!

I'm not a huge fan of a four-year deal for Jackson, because I think he's a low-end 3 or high-end 4 at his best, but he's been durable and relatively consistent over the past few years, so I don't think a $12-13 million annual commitment is particularly likely to prove disastrous, either. The one thing that does confuse me a bit is how all of the pieces are going to fall into place in Chicago, where - with Baker, Feldman, Villanueva, and now potentially Jackson joining Garza, Samardzija, and Travis Wood - there are more pitchers than rotation spots. Their injury histories make depth important, but it'll be interesting to see if Epstein and Hoyer look to move at least one of the incumbents this winter/spring. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you had to take a flyer on a SP for next year would you rather it be Travis Wood or Carlos Zambrano?
(cubfan131 from Iowa)
Depends on the context. If I really, really needed the innings, I guess I'd go for the non-insane pitcher.

You have to look at a guy like Carlos Zambrano as a lottery ticket. The historical record says he has everything you want from a above-average starter--he even rakes--but heads could explode in that Miami clubhouse this year with some of the people you've got in there.

What do you think of Ozzie Guillen? If he's Captain Shellenburger, you go with Zambrano and cross your fingers. If he's Captain Schettino, don't waste your time.

Also, please write your congressperson about SOPA/PIPA so I can use Wikipedia links for non-baseball stuff. -- Dave (Best of BP with Ben and Dave)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Wood, this year and long term? Is his stuff for real and does the recent report that this off-season he worked out with Cliff Lee boost his status at all? Thank you.
(josh from VA)
I think he can be a very credible middle of the rotation guy, but probably not more than that. I'm very skeptical that "working with" other players materially improves performance. If it did, I think the great players could make a lot of money selling their training services-but they don't. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-11-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's Travis Wood's ceiling, and what are the chances he reaches it?
(John from New York)
He's at his ceiling, as a solid back-end starter. Nothing wrong with that. (Kevin Goldstein)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bronson Arroyo, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Homer Bailey, Travis Wood, Mike Leake, Matt Maloney, Sam LeCure, Aroldis Chapman. That's 9 guys for 5 rotation spots in Cincinnati. How can Jocketty best capitalize on that depth?
(RMR from Chicago)
A few of the brighter bulbs 'round these parts (where there isn't much call for cheddar, by the way)have made a few suggestions. IIRC, SG recommended they trade Volquez, while CK opted for shipping out Maloney, I think. Me, I'd find out what sort of a market there is for Mike Leake -- maybe he's already at his peak trade value. It's really, really hard to predict trades that actually get made, because you almost always look like you're way over- or under-valuing someone in retrospect. That being said, sitting on all that pitching is like sitting on a pot of gold, and Jocketty is sure to be a very popular man next week. (Ken Funck)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was really impressed with Travis Wood this year, including his playoff debut yesterday. What kind of numbers would you expect from him next year?
(Corey from Cincy)
I think he could be a really good pitcher eventually, maybe a No. 2 type. (John Perrotto)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)Let's pretend the Reds make the playoffs. How do you line up the rotation? Cueto & Arroyo seem like the only locks at this point.
(Rick from Chicago)
Hmm, that's a tough one. Cueto is your Game 1 starter, followed by Arroyo. After that, I would probably roll the dice with Volquez and try to use those three as a three-man rotation. Assuming Leake has an innings limit, he will likely be close to maxed out come playoff-time, and I'm not trusting Homer Bailey or Travis Wood with a playoff game. (Eric Seidman)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)Travis Wood is making his ML debut right now - 2 scoreless innings thus far. What's his ceiling? #4 or higher?
(Robert from Lyndhurst, NJ)
I think four is about right, and I like him. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-09 13:30:00 (link to chat)Does Matt Moloney or Travis Wood have much of a future in the bigs as starters?
(bankeravp5 from cincy)
As solid back-end rotation types, sure. I'd favor Wood. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, why is Travis Wood's season being ignored? Is it just a fluke?
(Paul from Cincinnati)
I've written about it a bunch of times in the Minor League Update, so it's not getting ignore here. He's pretty solid. Not like a top of the line elite type, but certainly back, and pretty high on the Reds list. (Kevin Goldstein)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneLook at Travis Wood go! Mixing in low-90s fastballs with a mid-80s cutter to strike out Ryan Howard. (Jesse Behr)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneLook at Travis Wood go! Mixing in low-90s fastballs with a mid-80s cutter to strike out Ryan Howard. (Jesse Behr)
 

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