Hunter Wood

Position: RHP
Born: 08/12/93
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 165
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TAM).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
3-3 with a 4.47 ERA in nine starts at Montgomery (Double-A) with 52 strikeouts in 52 1/3 innings, walking 19 and allowing 44 hits for a .232 batting average against.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Montgomery May 30 when OF Peter Bourjos went on the 10-day DL.
MLB Debut Date: 05/30/17

Debut Details
May 30, in a 9-5 loss to the Rangers. The last of six pitchers, he tossed one-third of an inning to end the bottom of the eighth, stranding one inherited runner by getting Nomar Mazara to pop out to foul territory behind first base to end the inning. Of five pitches, three were for strikes.

Player Notes
Though Wood was sent back to the minors following his debut, that certainly is no reflection on the numbers he has put up since being drafted out of Howard College in Texa- , nor a reflection of his future as a very usable arm in the Rays' system - though whether her projects as a starter or a reliever remains debatable. He's worked almost exclusively in the rotation since 2016, bringing a fastball in the low 90s that he can ramp up a few notches if needed, a solid curveball, and a changeup with potential to the mix. In 2016, he combined between Charlotte (High A) and Montgomery to go 9-5 with a 2.39 ERA in 21 games, 18 of them starts, striking out 105 in 113 innings and walking 44 while allowing only 70 hits to lead the Rays organization with a .178 batting average against. In 2015, between Bowling Green (Class A) and Charlotte, he was 2-7 but with a 2.20 ERA in 29 games, 10 of them starts, as well as four saves, striking out 113 in 106 1/3 innings and walking just 25 while giving up 68 hits for a .182 batting average against. Prior to his debut, he'd limited opposing hitters to a career .202 average in 405 1/3 innings while striking out 407. Though he threw just five pitches in his first big league stint, they are unlikely to be his last five.