• Full name Jaden Chance Woods
  • Born 02/01/2002 in Macon, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 205 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Georgia
  • Drafted in the 7th round (197th overall) by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2023 (signed for $271,300).
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    School: Georgia Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.4
    BA Grade:40/High
    Tools:Fastball: 55. Slider: 50. Changeup: 40. Control: 45.

    Woods was an athletic, projection lefthander coming out of high school who showed flashes, but never enough now stuff or consistency to be selected in the shortened 2020 draft. He spent his first two years pitching out of the bullpen for Georgia, including an SEC All-Freshman campaign in 2021 and a 2022 season where he struck out 32.4% of the batters he faced. He transitioned to a full-time starter role in 2023, but posted a 5.77 ERA in 10 starts and 48.1 innings and also missed about a month at the end of the season with biceps soreness. Listed at 6-foot-2, 205 pounds, Woods is strongly built with plenty of athleticism and a quick arm. He pitches out of a half windup with a clean arm action, explosion off the rubber in his lower half and a balanced, easy finish in his landing. His fastball velocity was down this spring, averaging 90-92 and touching 94, though he has pitched in the 92-96 mph range out of the bullpen. He has a slurvy breaking ball in the upper 70s that has flashed solid sharpness and could become an average offering, and he will occasionally use a mid-80s changeup as well. Woods showed a glimpse of improved strike-throwing in the Cape Cod League in 2022, but that didn’t fully translate to the 2023 season in a starting role, and Woods now profiles best as an athletic, hard-throwing lefty reliever.

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  • Pittsburgh Pirates signed LHP Jaden Woods.
  • LHP Jaden Woods assigned to Georgia Bulldogs.

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