Alex Wood
33 Alex Wood
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Ardrey Kell

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
LHP

Birthdate:
01/12/1991

Experience:
1L

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*A 2nd round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves in the 2012 MLB draft (85th overall selection); Signed a professional contract and began career pitching in Class A for Rome Braves

*Ranked as No. 42 best prospect nationally for 2012 draft by MLB.com and No. 54 by Baseball America

*Final UGA Career record of 13-10 with a 3.57 ERA in 32 games, 30 starts, 204.1 IP, 180K and 47 BB

*Posted a 2.73 ERA in 2012 which was the best by a Georgia starter in 24 seasons (Dave Fleming, 2.08 in 1989)

2012 (RS-Sophomore): Posted a 7-3 record, 2.73 ERA with just 21 walks and 100 strikeouts in 102.1 IP in 16 games, 15 starts, with 2 complete games in SEC action; also team-high 7 pickoffs in SEC games

*An All-SEC 2nd Team selection as voted on by league coaches

*Pitched on short rest in final start, a 4-1 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (4.2 IP, 3R, 2BB, 5K) on May 22

*Notched team-leading 7th win with 7 strong innings at Alabama on May 17 (7 IP, 6H, 1R, 0BB, 8K)

*Pitched CG but lost 3-0 to #4 USC on May 11, blanked USC for first 6 innings and then solo HR to LB Dantzler

*Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors for the 2nd time this season, beat Auburn 5-2 with 8 IP, holding league's top hitting team to 2R with 10K on May 4

*No decision in start at #4 LSU on April 27 (7 IP, 8H, 4R, 2K) matched up against premium pick Kevin Gausman

*No decision in start at #5 Florida on April 20 (8 IP, 8H, 2R, 7K)

*Clinched series win vs. #18 Ole Miss with 6-3 decision (7.1 IP, 3R, 2BB, 7K)

*Tossed 2nd career CG with 11K in 4-2 road win over #13 Arkansas on April 6

*No decision vs. #10 UK, tossed 6 shutout innings, then gave up 3-run HR

*Mother Nature interrupted first two SEC starts, was on his way to shutting out Tennessee and on the road against Vanderbilt and ended up with no decisions

*Lost 2-0 to No. 16 UCLA, only runs allowed came on a two-run home run (6 IP, 5H, 2R, 1BB, 5K)

*Dominating in win over Western Illinois on March 2, consistently in mid 90s and tossed eight shutout innings with career-high 14 Ks, no BB and just two hits in facing 26 batters to earn SEC Pitcher of the Week honors

*Opening Day starter and beat Presbyterian 6-1

*Heading in to the season ranked No. 39 on Baseball America's College Top 100 prospects for 2012 draft

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2011 (RS-Freshman): Appeared in 15 games, all starts, going 6-7 with a 4.41 ERA in 93.1 IP
*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Defeated Arkansas-Little Rock 7-3 in NCAA Corvallis Regional elimination game, going eight innings with one walk and eight strikeouts
*Served as SEC Friday night starter for much of the year, going 3-5, 4.92 ERA in 10 starts, covering 67.2 IP
*Earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors after beating #1 UCLA in Los Angeles with carer-high 11K in 7 IP, was matched up against projected first round draft pick Gerrit Cole, both carried a shutout to the 7th
*Impressive win at #4 South Carolina, career-high 8.1 IP, 2R, 6K, matched up against Michael Roth and that was his only loss for the Gamecocks until late April
*Beat Ole Miss in Oxford on April 8 (7 IP, 6H, 2K)
*Registered first career complete game in elimination game at SEC Tournament on May 26 with Bulldogs season and NCAA hopes on the line, beat Auburn 3-2
*Recipient of the Mark Saber Baseball Scholarship endowment

2010 (Freshman): Spent much of the season going through rehabilitation after "Tommy John" elbow surgery in 2009 and ultimately was granted a medical redshirt
*Made lone appearance on April 14 against #5 Ga. Tech and went 0.2 innings, allowing one hit, one walk and one strikeout

High School:
*A graduate of Ardrey Kell where he played for Hal Bagwell
*A two-year letterman as a pitcher/designated hitter for the Knights
*Led team to 4-A state title, going a team-best 10-2 with a 0.87 ERA, 117 strikeouts and three saves as the squad went 27-8; Also batted .410-3-23
*Named 4A Player of the Year in North Carolina by the North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association, SW4A Conference Player of the Year, All-State
*Louisville Slugger All-State and All-Region selection
*Posted a 7-1 mark, 1.80 ERA with 33 strikeouts as a junior as team went 28-6
*2008 team claimed the SW4A Conference title, NC4A West title and finished state runner-up in the NC4A
*Named to North Carolina State Games Team
*A 2007 and 2008 Impact Baseball Future's Game participant
*Invited to Perfect Game National Showcase
*Played summer baseball for the South Charlotte Panthers, and they finished as national runner-up in the 2007 WWBA 18U

Personal:
*Jan. 12, 1991
*Son of Richard and Carol Wood
*Alex's grandfather, James 'Jippy' Carter, played basketball at UNC
*Major: Pre-Business

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