John Sickels didn’t mention the newest Red, Jerry Gil, in his 2006 Prospect Book, but here’s what he had to say about Abe Woody:

The Reds drafted Baylor University right-hander Abe Woody in the 31st round last year. As you can see, his early pro performance in the Pioneer League was excellent, granted as a college pitcher he should do well at that level. Woody has a sinking fastball with average velocity, and he’s not afraid to throw it inside. His second pitch is an effective slider, and his command is very good. He qualifies as a relief sleeper, though you know the usual caveats about needing to see him at higher levels, etc. Grade C.


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