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In 2012 Atlanta Braves pitcher Alex Wood was pitching in the SEC. Fast forward to August 2013, and Wood is starting for the Braves.
After ten starts with Braves Double-A affiliate Mississippi, and posting a nasty 1.26 ERA, Wood was moved to Atlanta skipping Triple-A altogether.
His transition has been smooth, if not downright scary for opposing lineups.
“Alex Wood is legit. His stuff is nasty,” said veteran Tim Hudson.
“His delivery is funky and there is some good stuff coming out of it,” says manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Wood’s delivery is funky. After the latest series with Washington, Nationals hitters were overheard saying how hard it is to pick the ball up out of Wood’s hand. He’s so tall (6’4”), with such a strange delivery, by the time the ball is out of his hand it looks like he’s already on top of the hitter.
So what about that wacky delivery?
“It’s definitely a little different than most,” Wood said. “I think it helps me. I ge
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