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Name  Travis Wood
Born  2/6/1987
Height  5-11
Weight  175
Number  37
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  L
8/10/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Travis Wood threw his best start since June 15 Sunday against Tampa Bay, allowing one unearned run on four hits in six innings.
Insight: Wood had a 3.11 ERA in 200 innings last season, but he's regressed horribly in 2014. In 139 innings, he's posted a 4.86 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP.
Hot6/15/2014 4:26:00 PM
Description: Chicago left-hander Travis Wood was excellent Sunday in a win against the Phillies.
Insight: Wood (7-5, 4.48 ERA) limited Philadelphia to three hits over eight shutout innings. He's won his last two starts, compiling a 1.84 ERA during that span.
5/8/2014 9:30:00 AM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood didn't have anything Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: Wood walked five batters and allowed eight runs on eight hits in four innings. His ERA rose from 3.35 to 4.75. The left-hander has a .341 BABIP this season, which is one of the reasons he's allowed 48 hits in 41 2/3 innings.
4/10/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood already has 17 Ks in 12 1/3 innings this season.
Insight: Wood had a 3.11 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in 200 innings last season but only struck out 144 batters. In fact, he had a 6.8 K/9 in 564 2/3 career innings prior to this season. He's gotten a much higher percentage of swings and misses on his four-seamer and cutter in his first two starts this season than he did last year.
9/27/2013 6:41:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood will only throw one inning Friday against St. Louis, according to Jesse Rogers of
Insight: That will allow Wood to reach 200 innings for the first time in his career. This is disappointing news for fantasy owners counting on one last start from the left-hander, who has gone 9-11 with a 2.98 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP this season.
9/21/2013 9:39:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood shut down Atlanta Saturday, allowing one run on five hits over seven frames in a no decision.
Insight: Wood has won just nine games with 11 losses and 11 no decisions this season despite posting a 2.98 ERA over 199 innings.
9/9/2013 10:08:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood limited the Reds to six hits over seven shutout innings Monday at Great American Ball Park.
Insight: Wood fanned seven hitters without allowing a free pass. He's won two of his last three outings (1.71 ERA in those starts).
8/12/2013 10:51:00 PM
Description: Chicago lefthander Travis Wood was a tough-luck loser Monday versus Cincinnati.
Insight: Wood (8 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 5 K's) pitched well but fell to Mat Latos in an epic pitcher's duel at Wrigley Field. Despite having a losing record, Wood's 3.00 ERA is the lowest of his career and good for 15th-best in the National League.
7/28/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood allowed one unearned run on four hits over seven innings in a win over the Giants Sunday.
Insight: Wood has had a tremendous season, posting a 2.79 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP, but he's just 7-7 due to a lack of run support. Five of those wins came over the first two months of the season.
6/7/2013 9:36:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood took a tough-luck loss Friday against the Pirates despite allowing one earned run on four hits in six innings.
Insight: Wood is 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA and a 3.50 FIP this season. As usual, he has a high flyball rate, but unlike last season he has kept the ball in the park. His HR/FB is just 5.1 percent.
5/30/2013 6:39:00 PM
Description: Here's something you don't see everyday. Cubs lefty Travis Wood pitched six innings for the win and also went 2-for-3 with a grand slam Thursday against the White Sox.
Insight: The home run was Wood's second of the season and the fifth of his career. Meanwhile, on the mound he's gone 5-3 with a career-best 2.75 ERA in 11 starts. It's a good day to be Travis Wood.
Hot5/2/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood has thrown a quality start (6 innings or more, three earned runs or less) in all six turns this season.
Insight: Wood dropped to 2-2 after losing a 3-2 game against the Padres Thursday, but he allowed just four hits and a walk in 7 2/3 innings. Wood has a 2.50 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP in 39 2/3 innings after posting a 4.27/1.20 season in 156 innings in 2012.
4/4/2013 6:55:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood fired six scoreless innings of one-hit ball Thursday against the Pirates and picked up his first win of the season.
Insight: Wood had a 4.27 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 156 innings for the Cubs last season, though he benefited from a .244 BABIP. His FIP was 4.84.
7/22/2012 6:10:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood has allowed 14 earned runs on 17 hits in 10 2/3 innings over his last two starts.
Insight: Wood won four straight starts from June 19 to July 6 but he's slipped up in his past two outings. The lefty doesn't have much upside and shouldn't be owned outside of the deepest of mixed leagues.
Hot7/17/2012 10:18:00 AM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood is just 4-3 this season, but he's been very good in his last four outings - all wins.
Insight: In Wood's last four starts, he's got a 1.01 ERA and 0.975 WHIP. He's only faced Miami once in his career with poor results, but that was in April 2011. He's a different pitcher now and on a roll. If you need a replacement starter due to injuries, Wood is a very nice option.
7/6/2012 11:44:00 AM
Description: Pitching for the Cubs, starter Travis Wood likely doesn't get a lot of attention, but he's pitched very well lately. Over his last three starts he's 3-0 with a 0.44 ERA and 0.822 WHIP
Insight: Wood (3-3, 3.05 ERA) could be a useful fill in, but will need to improve his SO/9 (6.3) if he wants a full-time fantasy gig.
7/1/2012 6:18:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood pitched his second straight scoreless outing Sunday to pick up his third straight win.
Insight: Wood (3-3, 3.05 ERA) held Houston scoreless on three hits in 7 2/3 innings Sunday. The left-hander has thrown a quality start in five of his last six turns, including four straight. While it's doubtful he'll maintain this level of success, he's worth an add on the off chance he does keep it up.
6/19/2012 11:06:00 PM
Description: Cubs starter Travis Wood won his first game with the team Tuesday against the White Sox. Wood allowed one earned run on four hits in six innings while walking four and striking out five.
Insight: Wood (1-3, 4.14) has delivered a solid line in six of his seven starts this season, with the lone exception being a six-run effort against San Diego on May 28. Those with pitching needs can give the lefty a shot, though he won't win many games with the lowly Cubs.
5/22/2012 8:30:00 PM
Description: Travis Wood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa and will make his second start of the season Tuesday against the Cubs.
Insight: Wood (0-0, 4.50 ERA) is taking over for Chris Volstad, who lost his place in the rotation after starting the season 0-6 with a 7.46 ERA.
3/29/2012 4:13:00 PM
Description: Travis Wood will start the season with Triple-A Iowa.
Insight: Wood showed flashes of potential in his two years with Cincinnati (11-10, 4.18 ERA) but he's had a dreadul spring (17.28 ERA in four games). At age 25, there is still time for Wood but right now, heading to the minors for a little extra seasoning seems like the right move.

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