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Mariners "26 in the Mix" -- Grady Wood, RHP

First up: the pride of Western Oregon

GRADY WOOD, RHP ... ONE-STOP SHOPPING

2013 Age: 23 ... 6-foot-2, 195 ... drafted in 10th round of 2012 draft out of Western Oregon University

Cheesy MarinersTalk.com catchphrase: Bring the Wood!

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Baseball-Reference.com Stat Line:

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2012 22 Everett NORW A- SEA 4 0 1.000 2.17 17 0 7 0 37.1 29 12 9 0 15 35 1.179 7.0 0.0 3.6 8.4 2.33
1 Season       4 0 1.000 2.17 17 0 7 0 37.1 29 12 9 0 15 35 1.179 7.0 0.0 3.6 8.4 2.33
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/6/2013.
 
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Key splits imported from MinorLeagueCentral.com:

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Spectometer STAT-Scan:

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Moving Pictures:

Grady Wood Prospect Video, Seattle Mariners

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Fun Facts to Know and Tell:

  • Western Oregon University, I have come to find out, is the WOU Wolves.  How much wood would a WOU Wolf Wood chuck if a WOU Wolf Wood could chuck ....... nevermind.
  • As you can check out in the video, Wood comes around sidearm, But not really a whip-around sidearm, but sort of a short-arm sidearm.  It's different, but it seems to work plenty well.  I assume it gives him some extra deception.
  • Wood was pitching in relief in Everett after signing, but I'm guessing he'll be given a chance to start again.  He was a starter in college.  It's too soon to tell if the rotation or bullpen will be his ultimate destination.
  • Wood, in the 10th round, was the first college pitcher taken by the Ms in the 2012 draft.
  • He is the second-highest draft pick ever from WOU.  None of the ex-WOU Wolves taken have made it to the majors.

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Bottom Line:

Three Numbers: Command/Control: 109  "Stuff": 129  Composite:  138

Wood rung up impressive numbers all across the Spectometer scan.  At 22, he was a bit old for Short Season, but, coming out of Division II, that's not unexpected.  Obviously, the hitters there had a very hard time getting good wood on the ball (pun sort-of not intended).  Five extra-base hits (all doubles) in 158 batters faced, for a .241 SLG-against and .037 ISO-against, is about as good as you will ever see.