1 player the St. Louis Cardinals should steal from each NL West team

Miranda Remaklus
Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the third out of the fourth inning against Wilmer Flores #41 of the San Francisco Giants in game 5 of the National League Division Series at Oracle Park on October 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Julio Urias #7 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after the third out of the fourth inning against Wilmer Flores #41 of the San Francisco Giants in game 5 of the National League Division Series at Oracle Park on October 14, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 11: Alex Wood #57 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 3 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 11: Alex Wood #57 of the San Francisco Giants pitches during the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game 3 of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

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.

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