Major League Baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, Robert Alexander Wood, nicknamed “A-Wood,” was born on January 12, 1991.
Wood was born in the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended Ardrey Kell High School, where he was a member of the baseball team. He was named the North Carolina Class 4A player of the year in 2009.
He enrolled in the University of Georgia and played collegiate baseball for the Georgia Bulldogs. Wood redshirted his freshman year at Georgia because he needed Tommy John’s surgery following his senior year of high school. Wood had a 13–10 win-loss record and a 3.57 ERA in 32 games played at Georgia. In 204+13 innings, he struck out 180 hitters and walked 47.
He previously spent time with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Cincinnati Reds.
Before turning pro, Wood played high school baseball for Ardrey Kell High School and collegiate baseball for the Georgia Bulldogs. He had Tommy John’s surgery in 2009.
The Braves selected Wood in the second round of the 2012 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2013 with the Braves and was an All-Star in 2017 with the Dodgers. In 2020, he won the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
How Tall Is Alex Wood?
Alex Wood is 1.93 meters tall.