San Francisco Giants Alex Wood
A 31-year-old lefty arm, Alex Wood induces 50.8% groundballs with his pitches, making him an ideal candidate for the Cardinals.
Wood signed a 2-year contract with the Giants worth $25 million this offseason.
In 26 games started for the Giants in 2021, Wood was 10-4 throwing 138.2 innings, striking out 152 batters. He had an impressive 32.2 called strike percentage. He did have a career high 16 batters hit by pitch and seven wild pitches.
Wood uses his slider as his put away pitch. He also uses a sinker and a changeup. His sinker averaged 91.8 mph with a 20.9-inch vertical drop and an active spin of 99%. The slider averages 84 mph with an 41.3-inch vertical drop and an active spin of 26%. The changeup average 85.3 mph with 36.2-inches of vertival drop and an active spin of 95%.
While the Giants are likely having him as an important piece of their rotation, if Wood were to become available it would be an intriguing get for the Cardinals.