Alex Wood is a Major League Baseball (MLB) player currently pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made it to the MLB in 2012 after being selected by the Atlanta Braves. Before he made it into the MLB, Wood had certainly paid off his debt with a great college career, which he achieved with the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team. After his selection in 2012, the big shot has continued to impress and set good records in the process. Here is a breakdown of how far he has gone and how he achieved it.
Alex Wood’s Biography
The Dodgers’ man was born Robert Alexander Wood on January 12, 1991, in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was raised by his parents, Richard Wood and Carol Wood. Since he started playing at a very early age, it was his mother who drove him to all his exercises and games, and she always supported him whether he performed or not. His father was just as supportive but only gave him positive reinforcement when his son played exceptionally well.
His mother grew up as the daughter of a former basketball player in a family of athletes. Although she knew next to nothing about baseball until she realized that her son had a passion for baseball at a young age, she made it one of the most important things in her life and even learned almost all the basics to help her son succeed.
Wood attended Ardrey Kell High School, where he was a member of the school’s baseball team. In 2012, Charlotte, who was born in North Carolina, was named North Carolina’s 4A Player of the Year. Upon graduation, Wood went on to the University of Georgia, where he continued to practice the sports he had always loved for the Georgia Bulldogs baseball team.
In his first year in college, he was unable to play after his graduation season in high school due to a reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament.
Alex Wood MLB Career
In 2012 he was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the Major League Baseball Draft. Soon after, he began his professional career in the Minor League in the Class A South Atlantic League for the Rome Braves. He next played for the Mississippi Braves in the Class AA Southern League in 2013.
Just two months later, he made it to the Major League and debuted on the same promotion night with his family, who watched him eagerly as he played against the Toronto Blue Jays in a game that saw him throw the ninth inning.
He continued playing for the Braves until 2015 when he was transferred to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-team deal that also involved the Miami Marlins. In the Dodgers, he continued to play in good form and made the leap to the All-Star Team in 2017.
Wife and Family
The greatest gift that life has given Alex Wood is his mother, Carol Wood in particular, and his family as a whole. This is because of how much they supported him from his childhood until he became a professional.
In November 2017 the MLB pitcher married Suzanna Villarreal. The two met through a mutual friend in a pizzeria in Athens-Georgia. At that time both Alex and Suzanna Villarreal were students at the University of Georgia. Shortly after they were introduced, Alex handed a slice of pizza to the woman who would later become his wife. From then on they became casual friends but were never really close.
A few years later, Suzanna was living in Atlanta when Alex signed with the Atlanta Braves. They lived less than a mile away and neither of them knew about it until Wood on Instagram found out she was in Atlanta too and he invited her to dinner. On their next date, they started a relationship.
Three years after their date began, Alex knelt down and Suzanna Villarreal said yes. In 2017, the couple entered into a marriage in Dacula, Georgia.
Alex Wood has been an important player for the Dodgers since he took the step to become one. In 2018 he was awarded a one-year contract to take home $6 million in salary to avoid salary arbitration. The year before he was paid $2.8 million.
Alex Wood Height and Weight
The Dodgers’ pitcher is not only a good-looking man, but he is also one who has a good height and athletic build. He stands at a massive 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and has a bodyweight of 215 lbs.