Kerry Wood # - P

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/06/16
  • POB: Irving, TX
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 14
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1995 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsOne of baseball's best-ever strikeout artists, he had fantastic stuff (a great fastball, nasty slider, and hard curve). In his prime, he could dominate batters when on his game. Excelled as both a starter and late-inning reliever.
FlawsRegular injuries cut short a very promising career and limited him significantly for much of it. Sometimes he let his competitive nature get the best of him. Usually struggled without his best stuff.
Career potentialDominant strikeout pitcher, when healthy.

Honours and Awards

2008Named to the All-Star Game
2003Named to the All-Star Game
1998NL - Rookie of the Year
1998NL - Players Choice Awards (Rookie of the Year)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/05/19Announced his retirement.
2012/05/03Missed 16 games (right shoulder injury).
2012/04/20Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 14th, 2012).
2012/04/17Sore right shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/01/13Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/29Missed the last 9 regular season games (left knee surgery).
2011/09/19Left knee surgery, remainder of the regular season.
2011/07/27Missed 1 game (flu).
2011/07/26Flu, day-to-day.
2011/07/01Missed 22 games (finger injury).
2011/06/13Finger injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 9th, 2011).
2011/06/12Finger injury, day-to-day.
2010/12/17Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2010/10/27New York Yankees declined their contract option for next season.
2010/07/31Missed 14 games (finger injury).
2010/07/31Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2010/07/17Finger injury, early September (retroactive to July 12th, 2010).
2010/05/07Missed 27 games (back injury).
2010/04/03Back injury, early September.
2008/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians to a two-year contract.
2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2008/08/05Missed 18 games (finger injury).
2008/07/24Finger injury, 15-day DL.
2008/07/18Finger injury, day-to-day.
2007/11/26Re-signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2007/08/03Missed 107 games (shoulder injury).
2007/05/15Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2007/03/29Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2006/11/12Re-signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2006/10/30Filed for free agency.
2006/10/02Missed the last 105 regular season games (shoulder injury).
2006/08/27Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2006/06/09Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 7th, 2006).
2006/06/06Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).
2006/06/04Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2006/05/18Missed 39 games (shoulder injury).
2006/03/28Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 27th, 2006).
2005/10/02Missed 31 games (shoulder injury).
2005/09/12Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2005/08/30Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2005/08/05Missed 14 games (shoulder injury).
2005/07/25Shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 21st, 2005).
2005/07/21Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/06/29Missed 52 games (right shoulder injury).
2005/05/02Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2004/07/11Missed 47 games (triceps injury).
2004/05/20Triceps injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 13th, 2004).
2004/04/28Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2004/02/27Signed by the Chicago Cubs to a three-year contract extension.
2004/01/16Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2003/08/21Missed 2 games (back injury).
2003/08/19Back injury, day-to-day.
2003/01/15Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2002/01/18Re-signed by the Chicago Cubs to a one-year contract.
2001/09/07Missed 31 games (right shoulder tendinitis).
2001/08/12Right shoulder tendinitis, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 4th, 2001).


2010/12/17Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
2010/07/31Cleveland Indians traded Kerry Wood and cash to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later (Andrew Shive and Matt Cusick, October 21, 2010).
2008/12/13Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Indians.
1995/06/01Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round in 1995.

Career Stats

2012Chicago CubsNL100020008.288811162.198.31
2011Chicago CubsNL5503510051.0452319521571.293.35
2010NY YankeesAL2402000026.01422118311.230.69
2010Total Cle/NYAAL4703480046.0351716429491.393.13
2008Chicago CubsNL65054340066.1542424318841.093.26
2007Chicago CubsNL2201100024.11899013241.273.33
2007AZL CubsR44010004.04210151.252.25
2006Chicago CubsNL441200019.21913958131.374.12
2005Chicago CubsNL21103400066.05232311426771.184.23
2004Chicago CubsNL222289000140.1127625816511441.273.72
2003Chicago CubsNL32321411042211.01527775241002661.193.20
2002Chicago CubsNL33331211041213.2169928722972171.243.66
2001Chicago CubsNL2828126011174.1127706516922171.263.36
2000Chicago CubsNL232387010137.0112777317871321.454.80
1998Chicago CubsNL2626136011166.2117696314852331.213.40
1995GCL CubsR11000003.00000120.330.00


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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