Kerry Wood
Birth Date:June 16, 1977 (37 years old)
Place of Birth:Irving, TX
Hometown:Grand Prairie, TX
Experience:14 years
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago Cubs in 1995 (1st round).
Scouting Report
Assets: One 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.
Flaws: Regular 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 Potential: Dominant strikeout pitcher, when healthy.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NL Rookie of the Year 1998
NL Players Choice Awards 1998
Named to the All-Star Game 2008, 2003