Grew up in Charlotte, NC...Robert Alexander Wood…he and his wife, Suzanna, reside in Miami, FL…attended the University of Georgia, where he was named Second Team All-SEC in 2012 after going 7-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 16 games (15 starts)…his ERA was the best by a Bulldog starter since 1989…named to the 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll…selected by the Atlanta Braves in the second round (85th overall) of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Georgia and signed by Braves scout Brian Bridges...Describes himself as a superstitious person but has gotten better in recent years. However, he has never, ever intentionally stepped on the foul lines on a baseball diamond.
Signed a one-year deal with San Francisco on Jan. 14, 2021 and went 10-4 with a 3.83 ERA (59er, 138.2ip) in 26 starts In his first year as a Giant...SF was 19-7 in Wood’s 26 starts...His 26 starts and 138.1 innings pitched were his most since he made 27 starts and worked 151.2 innings a member of the Dodgers in 2018...Reached the double-digit win threshold for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2017 when he recorded a career-best 16 victories with LAD...His 138.2 innings were a significant jump from 2020 where he threw 12.2 regular-season innings and 6.2 more in the postseason...in 2019 with Cincinnati, Wood was limited to 35.2 innings due to injury...Tallied 152 strikeouts, the second-highest total of his career behind his 170 strikeouts in 2014, his second full Major League season...Wood averaged 9.9 K/9ip, the highest rate of his career over a full season...91 of those 152 strikeouts (59.9%) came in at-bats that ended with his slider...Additionally, Wood’s 26% strikeout rate and his 27.6% swing and miss rate were the highest of his career over full seasons...When Wood took the mound following a Giants loss the game prior, the Giants were 12-1...the only game that Wood started for SF following a loss that the team did not come away with a victory in was Aug. 20 at Oakland after losing to the Mets two days prior in San Francisco...Turned in a 1.183 WHIP, his lowest since a career-low 1.057 WHIP in 2017...overall it’s the third-lowest WHIP of his career behind 2017 and 2014 (1.142)...Was 5-1 with a 1.93 ERA (9er, 42.0ip) with 42 strikeouts in his first seven starts of the season...he pitched at least 5.0 innings and allowed two or fewer runs in each of those seven starts, the longest such stretch of his career...Ended the season on a high note, posting a 2.40 ERA (8er, 30.0ip) with 37 strikeouts, five walks and a .230 opponent’s BAA over his final six outings from Aug. 15 through the end of the regular season around his time on the IL...the Giants went 5-1 in his final six starts of the campaign...In his last eight home starts, Wood was 3-0 with a 2.84 ERA (14er, 44.1ip) with 46 strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .195 BAA...the Giants were 8-0 in those starts and did not lose a Wood start at home after June 19 vs. Philadelphia...overall, Wood was 7-2 with a 3.58 ERA (33er, 83.0ip) in 15 starts at home...Opened the season on SF’s Injured List after having a spinal ablation procedure on March 16 in Scottsdale by Dr. Allan Rowley to alleviate nerve issues in his lower back.
POSTSEASON: Made his third career postseason start and first since 2017 with the Dodgers in Game 3 of the NLDS on Oct. 11 at Dodger Stadium...he logged 4.2 innings and allowed just two hits and two walks in SF's 1-0 victory.
Won a World Series with the Dodgers...Missed most of the year with left shoulder inflammation…was reinstated from the injured list on Sept. 1...Went 0-1 with a 6.39 ERA (9er, 12.2ip) over nine appearances (two starts) for the Dodgers...Opponents hit .304 (17-for-56) off him with six extra-base hits...Recorded 15 strikeouts in 12.2 innings of work...Was added to the NLCS and WS Roster after being left off the roster for Wild Card and Divisional rounds… appeared in four postseason games overall, posting a 1.35 ERA (1er, 6.2ip) as a reliever.
Limited to seven starts, where he turned in a 1-3 record and 5.80 ERA (23 ER/35.2 IP) with 30 strikeouts against nine walks after beginning the season on the 60-day injured list with back stiffness ... Notched quality starts in his two outings of six-or-more innings, including a start on Aug. 29 when he fanned a season-high eight batters over six frames at Miami...made rehab stints with Triple-A Louisville and Double-A Chattanooga and combined to toss 11.1 frames at a 3.18 clip with 11 strikeouts against a pair of walks.
Led the Dodgers with 27 starts (8-7, 3.65), all in his first 27 apps of the season...beginning 9/17 made his last 6 apps of the season in relief (1-0, 4.91)...went 1-1, 5.40 in 9 Postseason apps (6.2ip, 8h, 4er, 4bb, 9k, 3hr)...pitched in the Division Series vs the Braves (2g), in the League Championship Series vs the Brewers (4g) and in 3 of the Dodgers' 5 World Series games vs the Red Sox...was the winning pitcher in the longest game by innings and by time in World Series history (18 innings & 7 hours, 20 minutes)...in Game 3 vs the Red Sox at Dodger Stadium, as LAD's ninth pitcher of the game threw a scoreless 18th inning to earn that 3-2 win...Max Muncy won it for the Dodgers in the bottom of the 18th on a solo walkoff HR off Nathan Eovaldi, who as the Red Sox' ninth pitcher allowed 3 hits and 2 runs in 6.0 innings in relief.
In 27 games (25 starts), he collected a career-high 16 wins and posted a career-low 2.72 ERA (46 ER/152.1 IP) in his third season with the Dodgers…struck out 151 batters against 38 walks, while posting a 1.06 WHIP ... Held hitters to a .217 average, including a .213 mark against right-handed hitters…limited the opposition to a .186 average with runners on-base and a .167 mark with runners in scoring position ... Made 25 starts (15 quality starts) and went 15-3 with a 2.82 ERA (46 ER/147.0 IP) and held hitters to a .224 average... despite beginning the season in the bullpen, he ranked among big league starters (min. 125.0 IP) in wins (T-12th), ERA (6th), WHIP (1.09, 8th), opponents' OPS (.639, 9th), opponents' OBP (.281, 9th), home runs allowed per nine innings (0.92, 12th) and opponents' batting average (17th) ... Started the season 11-0 (April 15-July 15), becoming just the 19th pitcher since 1913 to start a season 11-0 or better and the first since Stephen Strasburg in 2016 (13-0)…his 11-game winning streak was also the second longest streak in the big leagues this season, trailing teammate Clayton Kershaw's 12-game streak ... Made 14 consecutive starts without a loss from April 10-July 15, which was the longest stretch by a Dodger since Rick Rhoden, who went 19 straight starts without a loss in 1976…during that stretch, he went 10-0 with a 1.66 ERA (15 ER/81.1 IP) and limited hitters to a .183 average, while striking out 97 batters against 22 walks ... According to Stats LLC., he allowed one or fewer runs while pitching at least 6.0 innings in six consecutive road starts (April 26-August 3), the longest such streak in a single season in Dodgers history since 1913…only three other ML pitchers over the last 20 seasons have pitched 6.0 or more innings while allowing one or fewer runs in at least six consecutive road starts in one season: Johan Santana (seven straight in 2004), Ubaldo Jimenez (seven straight in 2010) and Luis Severino (six straight in 2017) ... Selected to his first All-Star game in his fifth big league season and also finished ninth in the NL Cy Young voting ... Named the NL Pitcher of the Month for the month of May after going 5-0 with a 1.27 ERA (4 ER/28.1 IP) in his five May starts, ending the month with a run of 25.1 scoreless innings - had his scoreless streak come to an end at 27.1 innings on June 10, which was the third longest scoreless innings streak in the Majors in 2017…it was his firstcareer monthly award…also claimed his first NL Player of the Week Award for the period ending May 15 ... Made two stints on the disabled list with a SC joint inflammation (May 29-June 10 & Aug. 22-Sept. 3), missing a total of 24 games ... Appeared in three games (two starts) in the postseason, going 0-1 with a 2.92 ERA (4 ER/12.1 IP) and limited batters to a .122 average…struck out 13 against just two walks in 12.1 innings…had a no-hit bid through 5.2 innings against the Astros in Game 4 of the World Series, which marked the longest no-hit bid in WS history by a Dodger pitcher.
Went 1-4 with a 3.73 ERA in 14 games (10 starts) with Los Angeles in an injury-shortened season...Missed 98 games after being placed on the disabled list from May 31-Sept. 19 with left elbow impingement that led to arthroscopic surgery on July 20…allowed just two base-runners to reach base (one hit and one walk) after returning from the disabled list in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief...Held batters to a .245 average, including a .235 mark against right-handed hitters…struck out 66 batters against 20 walks in 60.1 innings...Pitched well at Dodger Stadium, going 1-0 with a 1.32 ERA and limited batters to a .183 average in five games (four starts), while struggling on the road going 0-4 with a 5.73 ERA...Made one postseason appearance, allowing just two hits in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in Game 4 of the NLCS vs. the Cubs
Combined to win a career high 12 games, going 12-12 with a 3.84 ERA in 32 combined starts with the Dodgers and Braves…also set career highs in starts (32) and innings (189.2). ... Opened the season with the Braves, going 7-6 in 20 starts with a 3.54 ERA, striking out 90 batters against 36 walks in 119.1 innings. ... Acquired by the Dodgers on July 30 along with right-handed reliever Jim Johnson, left-handed reliever Luis Avilan, minor league infielder Jose Peraza and right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo from Atlanta in exchange for infielder Hector Olivera, left-handed reliever Paco Rodriguez and minor league right-handed pitcher Zack Bird. ... Posted a 5-6 record with a 4.35 ERA in 12 starts as a Dodger, including a 3-2 record with a 2.41 ERA (9 ER/33.2 IP) in five starts at Dodger Stadium. ... Limited lefties to a .223 batting average (39-for-175), a .243 on-base percentage and a .274 slugging percentage…with runners in scoring position, held hitters to a .226 batting average (36-for-159). ... Had arguably the best start of his career on Sept.16 against the Rockies, allowing only one hit and needing only 78 pitches to breeze through 8.0 scoreless innings, which tied a career high for the fifth time. ... Allowed just 15 home runs in 189.2 innings, posting a 0.71 home run per nine innings ratio, which ranked 14th in the National League (min. 100.0 innings pitched). ... Made one postseason appearance, allowing four runs on four hits in 2.0 innings of relief in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. the Mets.
Began the season by making seven starts for Atlanta, but went just 2-5 despite allowing two-or-fewer runsin six of those seven starts. His 6/25 start at HOU followed an 11-appearance stint in the bullpen and two starts with Triple-A Gwinnett. Was optioned to Gwinnett (Triple-A) on 6/10 to be stretched out as a starter and was recalled on 6/25, whenhe was placed in RHP Gavin Floyd's spot in the rotation after Floyd suffered a fracture in his right elbow. Tossed his first career complete game 4/17 at PHI, but suffered a 1-0 loss. The 8.0-inning effort was Wood's second loss of the season in the 1-0 defeat. The Braves offense managed just four hits. Matched up against MIA's Jose Fernandez in a pitching duel on 4/22, as he allowed one run onfour hits in 8.0 IP, with 11 strikeouts and no walks in a 1-0 loss. As a starter, went 8-10 with a 2.59 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 156.1 IP (24 starts), compared to a 3-1record with a 4.70 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 15.1 IP out of the bullpen (11 appearances). Pitched 7.0+ innings in 13 of his 24 starts, but despite his 1.62 ERA and .187 opponents' batting averagein those 13 games, the Braves were just 5-8. His 3.15 run support average ranked as the third-lowest in the National League. After being inserted back into the starting rotation on 6/25, Wood went 6-5 with a 2.43 ERA through theremainder of the season. His ERA ranked ninth among National League starters in that span (minimum 13starts), while his .219 opponents' batting average ranked seventh and his 3.57 strikeout/walk ratio ranked 13th. Went 8-6 with a 2.41 ERA in 12 home starts (17 appearances). He fanned 94 over 82.0 innings whileholding opponents to a .243 clip at Turner Field. On the road, Wood went 3-5 with a 3.11 ERA in12 starts (18 appearances) while fanning 76 over 89.2 innings
Entered 2013 as Atlanta's seventh-best prospect, according to Baseball America...Was also rated as the player closest to the majors in the Braves' 2012 draft class...Had his contract purchased on 5/30 andmade his MLB debut that night vs. TOR by tossing a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 11-3 win...Madehis first MLB start on 6/18  vs. NYM, allowing one run over 3.0 innings (5 K) and earned his first career Major League win in his start on 7/30 vs. COL...Went 3-2 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 games as a starter...In 20 relief appearances, he went 0-1 with a 2.08 ERA...Nine of his 11 starts came against teams from the NationalLeague East division...Went 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in five starts during the month of August...He held batters to a .190 average and fanned 28 in 30.0 IP...Returned to the bullpen 9/22 at CHI (0.2 IP) after a stretch of 10 starts, from 7/25 to 9/18...Over 11 minor-league games between Mississippi (Double-A) and Gwinnett (Triple-A), combined to go 5-2 with a 1.31 ERA while striking out 62 and walking just 11 in 62.0 IP...Was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for 4/22-28...Had a scoreless innings pitched streak of 32.0 IP (a Mississippi Braves record) from 4/12-5/14, a span of seven starts.
Went 4-3 in 13 starts in his first season as a professional for Single-A Rome, posting a 2.22 ERA and striking out 52 batters against 14 walks in 52.2 innings ... Led Rome starters in ERA and led all Rome pitchers with a 1.06 WHIP.