2008 Community Projections: Kerry Wood

We've gone through virtually all of the starting rotation candidates -- though I may add Sean Gallagher and Kevin Hart later, depending on how likely/unlikely it is that either will have a shot at the rotation.

So let's examine the three Closer Candidates. We'll begin with Kerry Wood, who is trying to reinvent his career with a shift to closing, something he seems well suited for both stuff-wise and temperament-wise.

I'm going to say right now that I think Wood will win the Closer Derby -- both for the reasons stated above, and also because I think Bob Howry and Carlos Marmol are both more valuable to the Cubs as setup men. Wood will drive us nuts at times, and might have a few spectacular blown saves. But I also believe he will get the job done.

For closers, use all the same categories as starters, except use GF (games finished) instead of GS (games started), and add SV and SVOPP.

G 70
GF 60
IP 73
H 58
ER 28
BB 37
SO 80
W 2
L 3
SV 31
SVOPP 35
ERA 3.45
WHIP 1.30

Kerry Wood's career stats at baseball-reference.com

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