In the latest entry of the “How Valuable Is…” series, let’s take a look at Travis Wood.
A 23 year-old lefthander, Wood emerged on the scene last year and pitched brilliantly right out of the box. For the season, he was 5-4 with a 3.51 ERA, and he joined fellow rookie Mike Leake in displaying an uncommon poise and maturity for a rookie pitcher. In all, Wood was a 2.2 WAR player in just half a season. Pretty impressive debut for the former second round pick from the 20005 amateur draft.
As we all know, the candidates for the Cincinnati starting rotation are numerous and talented. Where does Wood fit in? Let’s hear what you think, Nation. How valuable is Travis Wood?