Grady Wood


Pitching Coach

Wood returns for his fourth season in the Canaries’ rotation in 2020, this time as pitching coach. 

Wood was a bona fide ace for the Canaries in 2017, leading Sioux Falls with a 2.71 ERA and 117 strikeouts. Those numbers ranked fourth and fifth in the American Association, respectively. He also led the Birds with a 1.00 WHIP and a 4.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He made four starts in 2018 before missing the rest of the season with an elbow injury.

Wood was a 10th-round draft pick by the Seattle Mariners in 2012. Wood spent four seasons in the Mariners’ system before moving to independent baseball, reaching as high as Double-A Jackson in 2015. This will be his second season as the Canaries pitching coach.