2012 10th-Round Pick: RHP Grady Wood
Some asked, with all the other picks going on which seem to be good or might cost some money, where are the guys who might come in with lower demands? Enter Grady Wood. Wood was a senior at Western Oregon and was the pitcher of the year in their conference two years running. He’s won twenty-straight decisions and came up just shy of the record in the final game of the season. He’s been named to all kinds of first teams for his region by just about every organization in charge of making these rankings.
I can’t find any video on him, sadly. Even Perfect Game doesn’t have anything from back when he was a prep player. He seems to have good command, running a 89/12 K/BB over 96.0 innings, although he did hit ten guys. That could just be horizontal movement on his pitches. Additionally, his average against was a paltry .184 and he didn’t allow many extra-base hits for how much he was pitching. I would guess that he doesn’t elevate the ball a whole lot. They probably use him in relief this year to keep the innings down and then switch to starting him next year.
That’s going to be it for the individual posts right now. I have a lot of other things I should have been spending this time on. Six hours to get through nine rounds? Exhausting!